ZTE Nubia Z17
Hello, Guys! Today, I’m going to take a look at ZTE Nubia Z17 review. The phone has been in the news for the past few weeks, and now it’s finally official. Nubia Z17 becomes one of the first smartphones in the market with 8GB of RAM inside. This definitely makes the phone special, considering, how China is obsessed with specifications. Let’s find out—
The basic design of Nubia Z17 remains the same, as its predecessor Z11. However, the company has made a few changes at the back like adding a dual camera setup on the top left corner, as well as adopting first single slot antenna design. The body is still metal at the back. Further, the company is using the new generation Arc 3.0, which helps to keep the thickness of the display glass to a minimum, and makes the compact and borderless screen design possible, Also, there is a traditional red circular home button. The fingerprint sensor is located at the back of the phone above Nubia logo. There are five colour options for Nubia Z17- Black Gold, Black, Gold, Blue, and Red. While there may not be significant changes in the design, as compared to the first generation.
The fingerprint sensor is located at the back of the phone above Nubia logo. There are five colour options for Nubia Z17- Black Gold, Black, Gold, Blue, and Red. While there may not be significant changes in the design, as compared to the first generation.
The screen is bezel-less and comes with 5.5—inch 1080p panel protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. The Phone is splash proof as well so you won’t have to worry, taking it out in the rains. Note, that there’s no headphone jack on the phone. Also, it does not support microSD expansion.
Nubia uses Rear Single Camera as a Dual Camera Setup on its new smartphones, released in 2017. So it’s no surprise that Nubia Z17 comes with dual camera setup as well. It’s a powerful setup that consists of 23MP + 12MP sensor with F/1.8 aperture and 1.4-micron large pixel. The setup supports 2x optical zoom and 10xx dynamic zoom. The focus time is also impressive 0.03 seconds. With large aperture and pixels, the company promises great low light images with Nubia Z17 dual camera setup. By the company’s popular NeoVision 7.0 software this camera setup is complemented, which uses a bunch of smart algorithms to improve dual camera performance, zoom, scene recognition, as well as video recording.
There’s a special Wi-Fi camera feature as well, which allows you to remotely control another smartphone to capture image from its camera. Nubia Z17 also comes with new Portrait mode 2.0, which adds a bunch of Artificial intelligence algorithms to optimize features, such as depth of field, as well as portrait profile. This seems to be similar to what we see on other dual camera phones, like iPhone 7 Plus and Huawei P10. As for the front camera, Nubia Z17 comes with 16-megapixels sensor with F/2.0 aperture and 80-degree wide angle lens.
Processor & Memory: –
Nubia Z17 comes with the latest chip from Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 clocked at 2.45Ghz, along with massive 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. There are other memory options, like 6GB RAM + 64GB/128GB ROM. Also, Nubia says that storage is the super fast UFS 2.1 standard. With this setup, you will never have to worry about gaming on the phone. As for the software, Nubia Z17 comes with Android 7.1 with Nubia UI 5.0 on top.
The Phone features 3200 mAh battery which charges up to 50% in 25 minutes. It isn’t as big and giant as some of the batteries inside competitors, but with the help of NeoPower 3.0 software, you should get a full working day.
Connectivity features include inside Dolby Atmos, Hi-Fi+, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, and dual-band WiFi AC.
There are three variants available for Nubia Z17 and surprisingly there isn’t 4GB RAM version. So, the price of the version with 6GB + 64GB is about $411 and the model with 6GB+128Gb costs $500. Finally, the super flagship version 8GB + 128Gb will go on sale for $587. New smartphone Nubia Z17 will go on sale June 6, 2017. Because this phone has not come globally in the market, so I’m not able to clearly explain the review of this smartphone. But if we talk about the specifications of this phone, I think this is the amazing phone of 2017. So, please wait for my another blog on this phone.
|Indian Buyers||Buy Now||Price|
|ZTE Nubia Z17||Rs. 26,499|
|ZTE Nubia Z17||$ N.A.|
SIM- Dual SIM (Nano)
Launch- 2017, June/July
|BODY||Dimensions- 152.6 x 72.4 x 7.6mm
|DISPLAY||Type- IPS LCD, 1080 x 1920p (403 PPI)
Protection- Corning Gorilla Glass
-nubia UI 5.0
|CAMERA||Rear- Dual 12-MP, F/1.8 + 23-MP, F/2.0, PDAF, 2x optical zoom, Dual LED flash
Front- 16-Mp, F/2.0
Features- 1/2.55″ sensor size, 1.4-micron pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, Panorama
|PROCESSOR||OS- Android OS, 7.1.1 Nougat
Chip- Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
GPU- Adreno 540
|MEMORY||Internal- 64/128GB, 6GB RAM or 128GB, 8GB RAM|
|FEATURES||Sensors- Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass|
|CONNECTIVITY||WLAN- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wifi direct, Hotspot, DLNA
USB- Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
-Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, Infrared Port & Radio available
-Dolby Atmos Audio Enhancement
-Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
|BATTERY||Li-Po 3200 mAh|