We know the competition is very tough in the smartphone market. It’s senseless to talk about the Chinese market. It’s the biggest market as well as there are too many smartphone makers. That’s why Samsung and Apple couldn’t compete with them. Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo and other top brands are known to many smartphone users. But there is also a company ready to fight against any of them. If you got, I am talking about ZTE. Its Nubia line smartphones sport the latest feature and come in with a unique design. Moreover, many devices with this brand on board are pioneers. Say, the Nubia Z11 was one of the first border-less smartphones, while Xiaomi or Huawei haven’t launched anything identical. Now this company has lost ground, but it doesn’t mean it has no flagships. Vice versa, the Nubia Z17 is one those rare devices that sport a Snapdragon 835. This phone competes with the top phone such as the Samsung Galaxy S8, OnePlus 5, and Xiaomi Mi 6. It’s interesting to know there is a lightened variant of this phone named the Nubia Z17 mini. Some features are the same, but some of them have been replaced with other hardware. Anyway, it’s one the most stylish smartphones available on the market. I am offering to take a glance at it because GearBest has discounted it and sells it for only $179.99 after applying the coupon (code: GBAPR042).
The selling point of this awesome smartphone is the camera. More specifically, it’s a matter of software. But we have what we have. This is one of the best cameraphones in the market. The Nubia Z17 mini comes with a NeoVision customized image engine. As for the front camera, it comes with a 16MP sensor supporting f/2.0 aperture, wide complement of light, 9 beautification filters and 10 skin effects.
Read: Nubia Z17 mini review
The rest of features include a 5.2-inch Full HD screen covered with a 2.5D glass as well as Gorilla Glass and occupied over 90% of the front panel. There is also a Snapdragon 652/653 chip, 4/6GB RAM, 64GB internal storage that can be expanded up to 200GB.
As for the connectivity, the Nubia Z17 Mini supports 4G in all 7 modes and 19 frequencies. Thanks to SkyBlue + TruSignal frequency technology it provides a better signal, lower power consumption, and supports 2.4G / 5G dual-band Wi-Fi as well. Generally, the connectivity is the third selling point of this handset after the screen and camera.
At last, the phone is packed with a 2950mAh battery supporting NeoPower 2.5 power-saving technology in order to freeze apps, provide image dynamic optimization, sleep mode, etc. As a result, you will get 2.1 days of normal use. As for software, the Z17 Mini runs on new Nubia UI 4.0 customized version.