ZTE Nubia Z17 Mini Review of Pros And Cons

Picture of the ZTE Nubia Z17 Mini, by zte

- Analysis by Christelle Nina


The ZTE Nubia Z17 Mini takes on the smartphone scene with its camera specs as its main weapon. At the back, it has a dual camera setup, consisting of a 13-megapixel RGB sensor and another 13-megapixel sensor for monochrome shooting . Resolution-wise, one is bound to find cameras with higher megapixel counts in the Z17 Mini's market , but the combination of two cameras is what ZTE is banking on in marketing this device. For selfies, on the other hand, an equally-promising 16-megapixel shooter makes things happen .

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The display is home to a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels . Since the 5.2-inch screen size is comfortably-far from phablet territory, the final sharpness rating of the Z17 Mini clocks in at a highly-competitive 424DPI . It also commissions a Gorilla Glass finish to protect itself from nicks and scratches.

As for performance pros and cons, this device houses an octa-core processor with a maximum clock speed of 1.8GHz . This puts the Z17 Mini behind its rivals in terms of processor speed, making it an uncomfortable match for performance-obsessed folks. However, having 4GB of RAM to spare gives it a boost. In addition, its 64GB storage capacity is also a definite plus.

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With such a promising array of display and imaging features, the question as to whether the Z17 Mini can effectively power these specs without problems arises. What we found in the battery department makes us feel doubtful, as it only has 2950mAh's worth of fuel in its stash .

With these pros and cons, the Z17 Mini apparently has its eyes set on photography- and multimedia-conscious folks. If you don't mind its worrisome battery and unimpressive clock speed, then this smartphone probably deserves a second look. Otherwise, we feel like you would find a better match elsewhere. How about trying our Celliminator Phone Finder, for starters?

** This phone is also known as: ZTE Nubia Z17mini


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