Nubia Z17 Lite Review

Nubia Z17 Mini 4G Smartphone 5.2 inch Android M Snapdragon 652 Octa Core 1.8GHz 4GB RAM 64GB ROM Fingerprint Scanner NFC 13.0MP Dual Rear Cameras

Nubia is one of the few manufacturers whose “bezel-less” smartphones actually have a barely visible display frame. The Nubia Z17 Lite is a rimless middle-class smartphone of the manufacturer, which is considered to be the successor to the summer of 2017 published Nubia Z17.

In the local market smartphones by Nubia are rather unknown. However, ZTE, a world leader in mobile devices, is better known as a subsidiary of Nubia . The recently released Nubia smartphones were especially convincing due to their excellent hardware, workmanship and appealing design. However, many of the manufacturer’s smartphones are mainly intended for the Chinese market. Even the Nubia Z17 Lite has so far only appeared in China. As the predecessor model Nubia Z17 already showed, however, a global start is also to be expected, which is why we already take a first look at the smartphone in this article.

Nubia Z17 Mini 4G Smartphone 5.2 inch Android M Snapdragon 652 Octa Core 1.8GHz 4GB RAM 64GB ROM Fingerprint Scanner NFC 13.0MP Dual Rear Cameras

Display

Nubia Z17 Lite bezel-less display

Nubia Z17 Lite is equipped with a 5.5 inch display of the type in-cell equipped. For an in-cell display, the LCD and the touchscreen are connected without an intermediate layer. As a result, panels can be made even thinner, which often results in a thinner and lighter smartphone. The resolution of the display is 1920 x 1080 pixels. The resulting dot density of 403 PPI makes individual pixels unrecognizable to the naked eye. The color saturation is Nubia with 96%. A special feature is the barely visible Bezel.This is the distance between the edge of the display and the case frame. If this distance barely visible, as with a Galaxy S7 Edge or Galaxy S8, one speaks of a “bezel-less” or “edge-less” smartphone. The Nubia Z17 Lite has adopted this feature from its predecessor, the Nubia Z17.

Processor and Memory

Nubia Z17 Mini 4G Smartphone 5.2 inch Android M Snapdragon 652 Octa Core 1.8GHz 4GB RAM 64GB ROM Fingerprint Scanner NFC 13.0MP Dual Rear Cameras

Unlike many other smartphone manufacturers from China, who mostly rely on processors from MediaTek, Nubia incorporates processors from Qualcomm. The Z17 Lite is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 653. This mid-range processor has 4 Cortex A72 and 4 Cortex A53 processor cores clocked at up to 1.95 GHz. After the so-called big.LITTLE architecture, the cores divide again into two clusters, a power and an energy-saving cluster. The goal of this “heterogeneous computing architecture” is a more efficient distribution of power. The memory is plentiful and amounts to a 6GB LPDDR3 memory and a64GB eMMC5.1 flash memory. A memory expansion by means of MicroSD memory card is not provided. The graphics processor of the system-on-chip is an Adreno 510 GPU. Mobile games should be quite playable with this equipment.

Camera

Nubia Z17 Mini 4G Smartphone 5.2 inch Android M Snapdragon 652 Octa Core 1.8GHz 4GB RAM 64GB ROM Fingerprint Scanner NFC 13.0MP Dual Rear Cameras

The smartphone is equipped with a dual main camera on the back. The sensors are subdivided into a Sony IMX258 color sensor and another Sony IMX258 sensor, which as an “auxiliary sensor ” only records monochrome, ie monochrome images. The aperture of the main camera indicates Nubia with f / 2.2. Other features include a Phase Detection Auto-focus (PDAF) and a two-color LED flash. With NeoVision 7.0, a camera system specially tailored for Nubia smartphones is used, which offers numerous recording options and embellished with smarter KI images. The image sensor of the front camera comes from Samsung and dissolves with 16 megapixels . The wide angle of 80 ° captures a particularly large image area. The aperture of the front camera is f / 2.0.

Connectivity, battery and others

Nubia Z17 Mini 4G Smartphone 5.2 inch Android M Snapdragon 652 Octa Core 1.8GHz 4GB RAM 64GB ROM Fingerprint Scanner NFC 13.0MP Dual Rear Cameras

In the German mobile network, the Nubia Z17 Lite is limited. Due to the fact that the smartphone has only appeared in China so far, it mainly supports the mobile phone frequencies and bands commonly used in China. The LTE band 20, which is common in Germany, is missing, for example, so that only LTE volumes 3 and 7 can be used and thus LTE can only be used to a limited extent. Wireless supports the Z17 Lite Dual Band AC WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2. NFC is available. The position is determined by GPS and GLONASS. Through an additional e-compassthe direction is also determined precisely. The additional sensory equipment amounts to a proximity sensor, an ambient light sensor, an acceleration sensor and a gyroscope. As a security feature, there is a fingerprint scanner on the back of the case.

The capacity of the non-replaceable battery is 3,200 mAh. Charging is via a USB-C socket. To ensure that the battery is charged within a very short time, the quick charge function “Quick Charge 3.0” is supported. Like other manufacturers, Nubia does not use an audio jack. Wired headphones or speakers can only be connected via the included adapter via USB-C. The smartphone is delivered with the Nubia UI 5.0, a manufacturer-adapted Android user interface based on Android 7.1.

Price and availability

The Nubia Z17 Lite is available now. Currently there is a discount promotion at the online dealer GearBest, where you get the smartphone for 199.99$. All further information about the campaign can be found in the following box.

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Summary

During the test phase, we have appreciated the noble look of the cell phone and at no time had major problems with the phone. The camera shoots very nice photos, the display has strong colors and a good brightness. The Snapdragon 652/653 processor brings good speed to the phone, making it easy to use apps and the mobile Internet. The battery life is sufficient for most use claims. With the Nubia Z17 Mini you get for about $199.99 so a very successful device.
9.2
Good!

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