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ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini Elite (2015) review

Android OS v5.0.2 (Lollipop)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939
Adreno 405
3 GB / 16 GB
5 inches (1080 x 1920 px)
16 MP, 5312 x 2988 px, autofocus

ZTE announced the launch of the Nubia Z9 Mini Elite smartphone in 2015. The manufacturer is offering the ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini Elite phone with 5 inches display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 chipset, 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage.

The ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini Elite comes with Android OS v5.0.2 (Lollipop) out of the box, and a Li-Po 2900 mAh, non-removable battery. The 5 inches phone comes with IPS display (1080 x 1920 px). The IPS display provides enhanced features, such as optimal viewing angles, color accuracy, invariable color reproduction and better power consumption.

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ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini Elite specifications

BrandZTE
NameNubia Z9 Mini Elite
ModelNZ9MIE
Release date2015

Body

The weight of ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini Elite is about 5.19 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this ZTE phone are average (5.56 x 2.75 x 0.32 inches).

Weight5.19 oz
Dimensions5.56 x 2.75 x 0.32 inches
Colorsblack, white
SIM typeNano SIM

System

The ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini Elite comes with Android OS v5.0.2 (Lollipop) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v5.0.2 (Lollipop)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939
CPUOcta-core, Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53, Quad-core 1 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUAdreno 405

Display

The size of Nubia Z9 Mini Elite screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 5 inches IPS display of ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini Elite with 1080 x 1920 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeIPS
Screen size5 inches
Resolution1080 x 1920 px
Multitouch supportyes

Memory

The internal memory of ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini Elite (3 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (16 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM3 GB
Internal storage16 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the Nubia Z9 Mini Elite 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 camera8 MP
Main camera16 MP, 5312 x 2988 px, autofocus
FlashLED

Connectivity

The ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini Elite supports 2G, 3G and 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 Z9 Mini Elite phone has built-in FM radio. The built-in FM Radio is great for listening to your favorite radio station.

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCno
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Po 2900 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a thin, light-weight, rechargeable battery. No periodic discharge is needed and charging can be done at random. The battery of Nubia Z9 Mini Elite isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

TypeLi-Po 2900 mAh, non-removable

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. The Dual SIM capability of ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini Elite 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. This smartphone doesn't support fast charging technology.

Sensorsaccelerometer, light, proximity
SpecialsCorning Gorilla Glass 3, Dual SIM
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