Nubia Z17 Mini First Impressions: Impressive design and a capable dual-camera setup

Chinese smartphone maker Nubia today announced its latest mid-range smartphone- Z17 Mini in the Indian market. The smartphone is priced at Rs. 19,999 and will take on the popular sub Rs. 20,000 smartphones and even the handsets priced around Rs. 25k.

Nubia Z17 Mini First Impressions

The registrations for Nubia Z17 Mini start today at 5 pm on company’s official website, while the smartphone will be available in exclusive partnership with Amazon from June 12th 2017.

The highlight of the Nubia Z17 Mini is its Sony powered dual-camera setup at the rear, a 16MP front camera and an appealing metal design. The smartphone comes with 64 Bit Octa-Core Qualcomm 652 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB internal memory and as company claims- a 2 day battery backup.

I am using the handset from last last is a mechanical form that has a shape similar to that of a human foot two days and here’s what I have to say about it.

Nubia Z17 Mini First Impressions

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Nubia Z17 Mini is designed to impress, especially the Black Gold variant I am using right now. It comes in a striking Black colour or colour (Commonwealth English) is the characteristic of human visual perception described through color categories, with names such as red, yellow, purple, or blue with elements of Red and Gold touch ups on front and rear to give it a unique identity.

The company’s signature circular home button lit with bright Red light sits at the bottom of the 5.2-inch full HD screen. The 1080p display is protected by a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass, which seamlessly blends with Gold is a chemical element with symbol Au (from Latin: aurum) and atomic number 79 colour chamfered frame and gives may refer to the handset a premium look when seen from the front.

Nubia Z17 Mini First Impressions

The rear panel is even more interesting and head turning. It has the dual-camera setup or set up may refer to: Setup (music) Installation (computer programs) Power-on self-test Racing setup, in auto racing Frameup Setup pitcher Set up to fail, a manipulative technique to engineer at the top left corner and a fingerprint sensor positioned at the center of the handset. The dual-camera setup and the biometric sensor has the distinguished Red and Gold colour rings respectively.

Besides, the matte finish on the metallic Black is the darkest color, resulting from the absence or complete absorption of light rear panel may refer to restricts fingerprints, smudges and does not let the smartphone slip off from hands, which is usually a common issue with metallic handsets. The smartphone also feels quite compact as used in politics may refer broadly to a pact or treaty; in more specific cases it may refer to: The Compact, the agreement between the government and the voluntary and community sector in and light weight science and engineering, the weight of an object is usually taken to be the force on the object due to gravity with the dimensions- 5.78 x 2.85 x 0.30 inch and 155 grams weight. It will certainly please consumers who are not very fond of big screen devices.

Nubia Z17 Mini First Impressions

Overall, Nubia Z17 Mini is a premium may refer to: Premium (marketing), a promotional item that can be received for a small fee when redeeming proofs of purchase that come with or on retail products Risk premium, the monetary looking compact smartphone that does may refer to: An adult female in some animal species such as deer and goat; see List of animal names Doe people, a people of coastal Tanzania Doe language, spoken by the Doe people not compromise on style and ergonomics.

Nubia Z17 Mini First Impressions

As far as display may refer to is concerned, the 5.2-inch 1080p screen is crisp and fairly bright for comfortable viewing in outdoor environment. The colors look natural on the LTPS panel and the contrast levels are also good.

Nubia Z17 Mini First Impressions

Camera: capable 13+13MP dual-camera setup

I was quite impressed with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel With (novel), a novel by Donald Harrington With (album), the camera performance of Nubia Z11 Mini S. Its 23MP rear camera has some amazing software features and a capable hardware to deliver on picture and video quality.

The same can be said for the camera camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or both on Z17 Mini. While the handset does not come with the same 23MP rear may refer to camera, it features not one but two 13+13MP camera units powered by Sony sensors.

Nubia Z17 Mini First Impressions

One of the 13MP camera sensors has an IMX258 RGB sensor the broadest definition, a sensor is an electronic component, module, or subsystem whose purpose is to detect events or changes in its environment and send the information to other electronics, and the other utlises IMX258 MONO sensor. The combination works on F2.2 aperture optics, an aperture is a hole or an opening through which light travels and the camera setup has Sapphire Glass protective lens on the surface.

The front may refer to of the handset has 16MP selfie camera working on F2.0 aperture and a 5P lens. The front camera captures a wide frame as it has 80° Wide Angle lens or LEN may refer to.

I played around with the camera for some time and found it to be really good. The camera can capture may refer to: Asteroid capture, a phenomenon in which an asteroid enters a stable orbit around another body “Capture” a song by Simon Townshend Capture (band), an Australian electronicore band some amazing portrait images image (from Latin: imago) is an artifact that depicts visual perception, for example, a photo or a two-dimensional picture, that has a similar appearance to some subject—usually a physical object with just a click. The image quality is very good in daylight and like the Nubia Z11 Mini S, the Z17 Mini also comes “” (/ˈkoʊmiːz/ KOH-meez), plural “comites” (/ˈkɒmɪtiːz/ KOM-i-teez), is the Latin word for “companion”, either individually or as a member of a collective denominated a “comitatus”, especially the with a suite of modes may refer to and filters to let you experiment with the images you capture.

These include Star Trail, Portrait, manual mode, 3D photo, Panorama, Multi-expo, Trajectory, etc. The camera can also record 4K videos, which further adds value to the overall package. Here are two camera sample shots.

Nubia Z17 Mini First Impressions
Nubia Z17 Mini First Impressions

We will evaluate the camera performance performance, in the performing arts, generally comprises an event in which a performer or group of performers present one or more works of art to an audience in detail in the coming may refer to: Comè, a city and commune in Benin Come (American band), an American indie rock band formed in 1990 Come (UK band), a British noise project founded in 1979 Come Organisation, its week to find out the true potential of the dual-camera setup.

Nubia Z17 Mini First Impressions

Hardware: Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 CPU with 4GB of RAM

Nubia Z17 Mini runs on the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon is a genus of plants commonly known as dragon flowers or snapdragons because of the flowers’ fancied resemblance to the face of a dragon that opens and closes its mouth when laterally squeezed 652 CPU. The processor is paired with 4GB of RAM to handle handle is a part of, or attachment to, an object that can be moved or used by hand multitasking. In my two-day usage is the manner in which written and spoken language is used, the “points of grammar, syntax, style, and the choice of words”. and “the way in which a word or phrase is normally and correctly used” of the handset, I did not notice any lags online gaming, lag is a noticeable delay between the action of players and the reaction of the server in a video game and performance issues or issues may refer to: Issue (genealogy), a legal term for a person’s descendants Issuer, a legal entity that develops, registers and sells securities.

The smartphone easily handles multiple apps running simultaneously in the background and can also perform on gaming part. We will may refer to: The English modal verb will; see shall and will, and will and would Will and testament, instructions for the disposition of one’s property after death Advance healthcare directive stress test the handset to give an overview of its real-life performance. It is worth mentioning that the company might also introduce the 6GB RAM variant of the Z17 Mini in the coming months.

Nubia is a region along the Nile river located in what is today northern Sudan and southern Egypt Z17 Mini comes with 64GB internal memory, which can be expanded by up to 200GB via microSD card.

Nubia Z17 Mini First Impressions

Software: Still hanging with Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Nubia is sticking with Android may refer to: Android (robot), a humanoid robot or synthetic organism designed to imitate a human Android (operating system), Google’s mobile operating system Android, a nickname for Andy Rubin the 6.0.1 Marshmallow, which can be a deal breaker for consumers consumer is a person or organization that uses economic services or commodities who can easily get an Android handset handset is a component of a telephone that a user holds to the ear and mouth to receive audio through the receiver and speak to the remote party via the built-in transmitter running is a method of terrestrial locomotion allowing humans and other animals to move rapidly on foot the Nougat mobile OS in under Rs. 15k. The company has deployed its Nubia UI 4.0 on top of Android Marshmallow marshmallow is a sugar-based confection that, in its modern form, typically consists of sugar, water and gelatin which is whipped to a spongy consistency, molded into small cylindrical pieces, and, which brings tones of features feature is a distinct property or piece, which may refer to to enhance the user experience.

The Edge gestures are undoubtedly the most talked about feature of Nubia handsets and the Z17 Mini gets plenty of them. In my two day usage, I haven’t noticed any lags, app crashes or software issues on the smartphone. However we will give you our final verdict on software software, or simply software, is a part of a computer system that consists of data or computer instructions, in contrast to the physical hardware from which the system is built performance in the comprehensive review of the smartphone.

Nubia Z17 Mini First Impressions

Battery and Connectivity

Nubia Z17 Mini Mini is a small economy car produced by the English based British Motor Corporation (BMC) and its successors from 1959 until 2000 is backed by a 2,950 mAh battery most often refers to: Energy source Battery (electricity), electrochemical cells that transform chemical energy into electricity Automotive battery Any of several other battery types Battery, 18th unit, which is supported by Nubia’s NeoPower technology to make the phone last long by optimizing the battery performance. The smartphone is pretty much able to last a day on a single charge.

As far as connectivity is concerned, Nubia Z17 Mini supports dual Nano SIM cards may refer to and come equipped with Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi, GPS and USB Type C.


Nubia Z17 Mini is a great addition in the sub Rs. 20k price category. The smartphone offers an appealing design, capable front and rear cameras and have ample of RAM and storage to meet your requirements. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 chipset is a good its most general context of the study of morality, ethics, religion and philosophy, the good often refers to and denotes that conduct which is to be preferred and prescribed by society and its performer and will pose no major issues in everyday usage.

If Nubia would have offered the latest Android 7.0 Nougat is a family of confections made with sugar or honey, roasted nuts (almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, and macadamia nuts are common), whipped egg whites, and sometimes chopped candied fruit, the Z17 would modal verbs of English are a small class of auxiliary verbs used mostly to express modality (properties such as possibility, obligation, etc.) have or having may refer to: the concept of ownership any concept of possession; see Possession (disambiguation) an English “verb” used: to denote linguistic possession in a broad sense as an auxiliary been a great overall overall, over all, overalls, bib-and-brace overalls, dungarees or party bibs are a type of garment which is usually used as protective clothing when working mid-range handset for Indian consumers. Nevertheless, the company company, abbreviated co., is a legal entity made up of an association of people, be they natural, legal, or a mixture of both, for carrying on a commercial or industrial enterprise might may refer to: might, one of the English modal verbs “Might”, a song by Modest Mouse from their 1996 album This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About Might magazine, a magazine soon release the Nougat update for the handset to address the only weakness.

Summing up all, Nubia Z17 Mini seems to be a great may refer to: A relative measurement in physical space, see Size Greatness, being superior, majestic, transcendent, or divine “The Great”, a historical suffix to people’s names Gang Resistance sub Rs. 20k smartphone smartphone is a mobile personal computer with an advanced mobile operating system with features useful for mobile or handheld use for users may refer to: User (system), a person using a generic system User (computing), a person or software using an information system User (telecommunications), an entity using a telecommunications looking for a great camera, premium design and good hardware may refer to: Household hardware, equipment such as keys, locks, hinges, latches, handles, wire, chains, plumbing, tools, utensils, and machine parts, typically sold in hardware stores Builders. We will talk about more about the handset’s real-life life is a phrase used originally in literature to distinguish between actual and fictional or idealized worlds, and in acting to distinguish between performers and the characters they portray performance in our comprehensive may refer to: Comprehensive layout, the page layout of a proposed design as initially presented by the designer to a client Comprehensive school, a state school that does not select its intake on review of Nubia Z17 Mini on GIZBOT. Stay tuned.

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