ZTE Nubia Z9: A Closer Look at Specs and Cameras
ZTE announced the launch of the Nubia Z9 smartphone in 2015. The manufacturer is offering the ZTE Nubia Z9 phone with 5.2 inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 chipset, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage.
The ZTE Nubia Z9 smartphone comes with Android OS v5.0.2 (Lollipop) out of the box, and a Li-Ion 2900 mAh, non-removable battery. The 5.2 inch phone comes with a high resolution IPS display (1080 x 1920 px). This screen can reproduce accurate and vibrant colors. This smartphone has a single camera on the back (16 MP, 5312 x 2988 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization). The single camera setup can be sufficient for many smartphone users, depending on their photography needs and preferences. The Nubia Z9 also features a 8 MP front-facing camera.
ZTE Nubia Z9 pictures
The specifications below 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 Z9, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.
ZTE Nubia Z9 specifications
|Dimensions||5.8 x 2.69 x 0.35 inch|
|Colors||black, gold, white|
|SIM type||Nano SIM|
The weight of ZTE Nubia Z9 is about 6.77 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this ZTE smartphone are average (5.8 x 2.69 x 0.35 inch). Smaller smartphones are more compact and easier to carry around, but they may have smaller displays that can be harder to read and interact with. A Nano SIM is a small (12.3 x 8.8 x 0.67 mm) chipcard that is used in smartphones as a subscriber identity module (SIM) for connecting to a cellular network.
|OS version||Android OS v5.0.2 (Lollipop)|
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994|
|CPU||Octa-core, Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53, Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A57|
The ZTE Nubia Z9 comes with Android OS v5.0.2 (Lollipop) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS. Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google based on a modified version of the Linux kernel and other open-source software. The Nubia Z9 utilizes Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 SoC (System on a Chip). This powerful octa-core processor is capable of handling complex tasks and running multiple applications simultaneously.
The Nubia Z9 utilizes Adreno 430 GPU. A GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a specialized chip that is primarily designed to handle and accelerate the processing of graphics and visual data. It is responsible for rendering images, videos, and animations on a smartphone screen. Adreno GPUs are designed to work in conjunction with Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors. The latest Adreno GPUs support advanced graphics features such as high dynamic range (HDR) rendering, virtual reality, and augmented reality applications.
|Screen size||5.2 inch|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 px|
The 5.2 inch phone comes with IPS display. The IPS display provides enhanced features, such as optimal viewing angles, color accuracy, invariable color reproduction and better power consumption. The 5.2 inch display make this smartphone pocket-friendly. The size of the screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. A larger screen typically requires more power to illuminate, which can impact battery life. The display of ZTE Nubia Z9 is multitouch capable. Multitouch technology enables the device's touchscreen to detect and interpret multiple touch points on the screen simultaneously.
|Internal storage||32 GB|
|Memory card slot||no|
With 3 GB of RAM, a smartphone can run multiple apps simultaneously without experiencing any significant lag or slow performance. Having more RAM in a smartphone can provide benefits in terms of performance and multitasking. When you have more RAM, you can keep more apps and processes open in the background without slowing down the device. 32 GB of internal storage is generally considered to be the minimum amount of storage you would want in a smartphone. The Nubia Z9 has 32 GB of internal storage. The memory and the internal storage of the ZTE Nubia Z9 (3 GB) cannot be expanded.
|Main camera||16 MP, 5312 x 2988 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization|
|Selfie camera||8 MP|
The Nubia Z9 offers only a single-camera setup. The single camera can still be sufficient for many smartphone users, depending on their photography needs and preferences. The main camera of the Nubia Z9 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. The main camera of Nubia Z9 has optical image stabilization (OIS) to counteract camera shake. Optical image stabilization is a must for anyone shooting without a tripod with a long lens or in low light conditions.
|GSM 2G bands||850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|Network coverage||2G / 3G / 4G|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|USB||microUSB 2.0, USB host|
|Headphone||3.5 mm jack|
The ZTE Nubia Z9 supports 4G/LTE networks. 4G is the fourth generation of mobile phone technology. 4G provides faster data transfer speeds compared to previous generations. It offers peak download speeds ranging from 100 Mbps to 1 Gbps, depending on the specific network and implementation. The ZTE Nubia Z9 like all modern smartphones, is capable of connecting to Wi-Fi networks. Wi-Fi networks use radio waves to transmit data between devices and a wireless access point, which is typically connected to a wired network and serves as a hub for wireless devices to connect to the internet or other networks.
The Nubia Z9 smartphone is capable of connecting to Bluetooth devices. Bluetooth is a wireless communication technology that allows devices to connect and communicate with each other over short distances. 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 Z9 comes with NFC (Near Field Communication) functionality. Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short-range wireless connectivity technology that makes life easier and more convenient for consumers around the world by making it simpler to make transactions, exchange digital content, and connect electronic devices with a touch. The Nubia Z9 phone doesn't have built-in FM radio receiver. The Nubia Z9 has a microUSB port. MicroUSB is a type of USB connector that was commonly used on older smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. The Nubia Z9 smartphone has a 3.5 mm headphone jack. A 3.5 mm headphone jack is a small round port, that allows you to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.
|Type||Li-Ion 2900 mAh, non-removable|
The Li-Ion 2900 mAh, non-removable 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 Z9 isn't removable without voiding the warranty.
|Sensors||accelerometer, compass, fingerprint, gyroscope, light, proximity|
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. The Nubia Z9 phone has a fingerprint scanner. This sensor identifies and authenticates the fingerprints of an individual in order to grant or deny access to a smartphone. This ZTE phones come with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear.
The Nubia Z9 phone comes with a compass sensor. A compass sensor is a device that provides accurate directions in relation to the earth's North and South magnetic poles. The ambient light sensor detects the level of ambient light in the surrounding environment. The main purpose of a light sensor in a smartphone is to automatically adjust the brightness of the device's display. The Dual SIM capability of ZTE Nubia Z9 phone is ideal for businesses wishing to provide staff with a mobile device that can offer separate numbers and bills for both personal and business use.
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