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ZTE Nubia Z5S Mini (2013) review

Android OS v4.3 (Jelly Bean)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926
Adreno 305
2 GB / 16 GB
4.7 inches (720 x 1280 px)
13 MP, 4128 x 3096 px, autofocus

ZTE announced the launch of the Nubia Z5S Mini smartphone in 2013. The manufacturer is offering the ZTE Nubia Z5S Mini phone with 4.7 inches display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 chipset, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage.

The ZTE Nubia Z5S Mini comes with Android OS v4.3 (Jelly Bean) out of the box, and a Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery. The 4.7 inches phone comes with IGZO display (720 x 1280 px). IGZO is developed by Sharp, this screen technology is a promising technology and represents a breakthrough for the screen with efficient energy consumption.

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ZTE Nubia Z5S Mini specifications

BrandZTE
NameNubia Z5S Mini
ModelZ5SM
Release date2013

Body

The weight of ZTE Nubia Z5S Mini is about 4.23 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this ZTE phone are average (5.31 x 2.59 x 0.33 inches).

Weight4.23 oz
Dimensions5.31 x 2.59 x 0.33 inches
Colorsblue, green, pink, white, yellow
SIM typeMicro SIM

System

The ZTE Nubia Z5S Mini comes with Android OS v4.3 (Jelly Bean) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v4.3 (Jelly Bean)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926
CPUQuad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
GPUAdreno 305

Display

The size of Nubia Z5S Mini screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 4.7 inches IGZO display of ZTE Nubia Z5S Mini with 720 x 1280 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeIGZO
Screen size4.7 inches
Resolution720 x 1280 px
Multitouch supportyes

Memory

The internal memory of ZTE Nubia Z5S Mini (2 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (16 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM2 GB
Internal storage16 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the Nubia Z5S Mini is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus.

Selfie camera5 MP
Main camera13 MP, 4128 x 3096 px, autofocus
FlashLED

Connectivity

The ZTE Nubia Z5S Mini doesn't support 4G/LTE networks. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The Nubia Z5S Mini phone has built-in FM radio. The built-in FM Radio is great for listening to your favorite radio station.

GSM 2G bands900 / 1800
Network coverage2G / 3G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCno
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0, USB host
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery which offers high energy, is lightweight and does not require periodic full discharge. The battery of Nubia Z5S Mini is removable. You can simply buy a new piece from the open market and interchange it easily by yourself.

TypeLi-Ion 2000 mAh

Features

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. This ZTE phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear.

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, gyroscope, proximity
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The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the ZTE Nubia Z5S Mini, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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