ZTE Nubia N2
Hello, Guys! Today, I’m going to take a look at ZTE Nubia N2 review. The Nubia N2 is a successor to the Nubia N1 and like all the Nubia smartphones it is a global roaming phone. Nubia has been releasing Mobile’s every fortnightly now and I have already reviewed the Z17 and also Z17 Mini and now, we have this new mobile from Nubia. And in this review let’s go ahead and check out the review of this mobile.
The Nubia N2 looks a lot like the Nubia Z11 Mini S. It has a solid metal body construction with the antenna lines flowing over the back panels and not across the top has a 3.5mm audio jack. The bottom has two USB ports. The right side has the volume buttons. The left has the Dual Hybrid Slot and the power button. The back has a 13-megapixel camera with a single LED flash. The front has a 16-megapixel camera and below the display are the backlit capacitive navigation keys.
The home button is integrated with the fingerprint sensor and it does not have any breathing backlight effect like we saw in the Z17 mini. The back and the menu keys orientation can be changed. The phone is handy and comfortable to use.
Nubia N2 has a 5.5-inch AMOLED panel with just 720p resolution support. The display is bright indoors with good viewing angles. The colors are natural. Under direct sunlight, the display is bright and has good contrast levels. 2.5D curved glass gives it a premium feel. It would have been great to see a full HD display on this phone. The N2 display is good for media consumption or even regular smartphone usage.
The camera has been a strong base for most of Nubia phones. Nubia has set an expectation level for itself with the phones like Z17 Mini or the Z11 Mini S. Nubia N2 has a media cut camera setup. It has a 13-megappixel main camera and 16-megapixel front-facing camera. They are capable of shooting 1080p videos.
The camera User-interface is again inspired from iOS but it has a lot more functions to it. The manual or the Pro mode can be used to get full control over your shots. The camera family has about 12-modes. With all these modes you can keep churning out creative photos without much effort.
The quality of photos is decent but not as impressive as the Nubia M2. Focusing is fast but accuracy is a mission goal. Colors are a bit faded but the exposure is good.
It lacks, sharpness and details, the low-light shots have noise and the edges are not sharp. When there are Nubia mobiles like the Z11 Mini S or the Z17 Mini in the same price range. Any of these mobiles would have been a better choice of photography for me.
The Nubia N2 in India is powered by a MediaTek 6750 processor. Now, this processor has been acting to the market. It is time for MediaTek to face it out. The processor is known for its poor imaging capabilities and performance short length. It has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
Memory is expandable with the hybrid SIM card slot and it does not have Gyro sensor or NFC. The fingerprint sensor is on the front and it is fast and accurate. The Nubia N2 processor performance clearly shows that it is a mid-range hardware.
MediaTek 6750 is good for your day to day tasks but when it comes to intensive gaming or resource intensive apps. It shows signs of throttling, graphic rendering is not of High-quality. Heavy game source signs of life occasionally but the good news is that it does not have any overheating issues. Overall, Nubia N2 is a decent performer.
The Nubia n2 runs on Android 6.0 with Nubia UI. Though, I wish it had Android 7.0 Nougat on it. User experience from the Nubia UI is pretty good. The UI is fast and feels light weight. It has a whole bunch of useful features, scattered and buried across multiple places.
Nubia N2 is powered by a massive 5000 mAh battery sealed in the body. The phone has a 5.5-inch 720p display and a low-power processor. This device also supports reverse charging which means you can charge some other device using this phone as a power bank. On a continuous YouTube video or Movie watching test, the mobile lasted for about 13 hours. On my typical usage, the mobile lasted for more than 2 days. It also supports fast charging along with a huge battery.
Nubia N2 is priced at Rupees 15,999, for this price you get a stylish mobile with a premium build quality, creative camera features, stable and sensible UI, average performance and over the top battery performance. Redmi Note 4 or even the recently launched Redmi 4 better smartphone stand in Nubia N2. They have similar battery life but they don’t have fast charging support. There are not many mobiles in this segment with a large battery and a fast charging support. The Nubia N2 is a sensible battery based mobile.
If you are on the move frequently and you need a mobile with a large battery and yet sleek and look the end to would suit your needs. If you are looking to use the mobile with the regular application and you fear not a power user then you can definitely go ahead and buy the Nubia N2.
|Indian Buyers||Buy Now||Price|
|ZTE Nubia N2||Rs. 15,999|
|ZTE Nubia N2||$ 399.00|
|DISPLAY||Type||AMOLED, 720 x 1280p (267 PPI)|
|nubia UI 4.0|
|CAMERA||Rear||13-MP, F/2.2, PDAF, LED flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, Panorama|
|PROCESSOR||OS||Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)|
|MEMORY||Internal||64GB, 4GB RAM|
|External||up to 128GB (microSD)|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint scanner, Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass|
|CONNECTIVITY||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, Hotspot|
|USB||Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Others||Bluetooth v4.0 & GPS available|
|SOUND||Speaker||Loudspeaker & 3.5mm jack available|
|Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
|BATTERY||Li-Po 5000 mAh|