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Smartphones manufacturing companies in the world right now are becoming very consistent. They release several smartphones from time to time. The need for the consistency is understandable though. The battle for the top smartphone brand has established this consistent trend in the smartphone industry.

The latest smartphone manufacturing company to put its product on the radar is ZTE. ZTE has produced another amazing smartphone that bears several features that makes you gasp for more. The smartphone’s name is ZTE Nubia Z17. The smartphone can be called the perfect camera device. This is because its camera qualities are just top notch. Besides this amazing feature, its storage capacity is a screamer. Those hints are alright for now, let us go straight into the main details of the ZTE Nubia Z17. Stay with me people.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Amazing camera quality
  • Large storage capacity
  • Crisp screen resolution
  • Large screen display
  • Super fast processor
  • Nice screen protection

DOWNSIDES

  • Average battery capacity

DISPLAY

ZTE Nubia Z17 has a large screen display of 5.5 inches. Its screen size allows the user to have a large viewing experience when watching videos or viewing images. The screen display has a screen-to-body-ratio of 74.7%. The screen display comes with HD display as well as 2.5D Glass. The screen resolution of its display is 1080 x 1920 pixels which is accompanied by a large pixel density of 403 ppi. This high screen resolution ensures that texts, images and icons on the smartphone are crisp and sharp. The smartphone’s screen display type is the IPS LCD touchscreen. It should be noted that the smartphone has 16 million colours and the multi-touch capability that allows up to 10 fingers to touch the screen display. In the screen protection chamber, an unspecified version of Corning Gorilla Glass is available to protect the smartphone if it falls from high places.

DESIGN

There’s a saying that goes thus, “how you dress is how you’ll be addressed”. If we are to take cognizance of that saying in ZTE Nubia Z17’s case, we’ll have to address the smartphone with respect. Born out of simplicity and sophistication at the same time, the smartphone portrays a lovely design build. The front of the smartphone is seen to house the front camera, earpiece and touchscreen. While the front camera and earpiece are situated on the top bezel, the side bezels are totally absent.Taking a look at the right hand side of the smartphone, it can be seen that the volume buttons and the power button buttons are present. That’s the location of these dedicated keys in majority of smartphones being produced. The rear design is also a classic. The rear camera is situated at the top left corner while a LED flash appears just on its side. The fingerprint sensor also appears on the rear. Then, the ‘nubia’ logo is placed under the fingerprint sensor. The smartphone comes out in a wide range of colours which are: Aurora Blue, Black Gold, Obsidian Black, Solar Gold, Flame Red. Given the smartphone’s 7.6mm thickness, the smartphone has a very slim appearance. In full, the dimension of the smartphone is 152.6 mm x 72.4 mm x 7.6 mm. The smartphone also weighs less in hand due to its 173 g weight.

CAMERA

The camera department, as I mentioned in the briefing is one of the major highlight of the smartphone. The capturing of images and recording videos is taken care of by a dual camera that’s situated at the top left corner of the smartphone’s rear. The dual camera setup has two sensors which are: 12 MP (with f/1.8 aperture) + 23 MP (with f/2.0 aperture). This camera quality is the largest camera quality I’ve seen in a smartphone. You just begin to imagine how amazing the images captured by the camera will pan out to be. Definitely, it’s going to be super good. The features of the camera are: phase detection autofocus, 2x lossless zoom, 1/2.55″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR and panorama. The rear camera also has a dual-tone LED flash for brightening images in low light conditions. The camera records videos using 2160@30fps. The front camera is also not to be left out of praise as it dons a 16MP camera lens. Its camera has the f/2.0 aperture. The front camera is so sure to produce amazing selfies and also record crisp clear videos.

PROCESSOR

The smartphone’s processor is also another major highlight. Its chipset build is the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset which is the Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835. The CPU that powers the smartphone is an Octa core Kryo processor. The smartphone’s 8-cored processor has dual processor speeds. Four of its cores clocks at a processor speed of 2.35GHz while the other four run at a processor speed of 1.9GHz, making the smartphone a super fast smartphone. The GPU of the smartphone is the Adreno 540 GPU.

OPERATING SYSTEM

The smartphone uses the out of box Android v7.1.1 Nougat OS. The smartphone also comes along with the split screen functionality that comes with the Nougat OS. The smartphone’s UI is the Nubia UI 5.0.

MEMORY

In the memory department, the smartphone has two compartments; the first being internal storage and the second being the RAM. In both compartments, the smartphone is sub-divided into two categories, that is, the smartphone has two variants in both categories. Taking care of the slick running of apps is the RAM which is either a large 6GB RAM or a larger 8GB RAM. The large RAMs are more than enough to assure the smartphone of fluid multi-tasking. However, one of the RAMs has two internal storage variants. I’m referring to the 6GB RAM. It comes in either the 64GB internal storage or the 128GB internal storage. The 8GB RAM is solo, as it comes with the larger 128GB internal storage. The internal storage takes care of the storage of files such as music, videos, documents and images. The smartphone lacks a micro SD slot, which denotes that the smartphone’s memory is not expandable.

CONNECTIVITY

ZTE Nubia Z17 has cellular connectivity. Its cellular connectivity has dual slots, that is, dual SIM slots. The SIM types are nano-SIMs. The network type supported on the smartphone are the 4G LTE, 3G WCDMA and 2G GSM. There is also the WLAN connectivity. The WLAN standards supported on the smartphone are Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA and Wi-Fi hotspot. The Bluetooth version engulfed in the smartphone isn’t the most recent version, instead it is the Bluetooth v4.1. For location and tracking services, GPS connectivity is supported, and it comes with A-GPS, GLONASS and BDS. The lovers of radios will be pissed off to discover that the smartphone doesn’t have the FM Radio. The USB connectivity on the smartphone is the USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector and USB On-The-Go (OTG). Infrared and NFC are also available on the device.

SENSORS

The fingerprint sensor is the most wanted sensor on every smartphone of late, and yes, it is present. It is spotted at the rear of the device. Other sensors on the smartphone are accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor and compass.

BATTERY

The smartphone uses a non-removable Li-Po 3,200mAh battery. This smartphone battery is only average and not suitable for the heavy smartphone users. To compensate this deficiency, the smartphone’s maker included the Quick Charge 4.0 technology which enables the smartphone to charge up to 50% in 25 minutes.

PRICE

The price of ZTE Nubia Z17 is about 500 euros.

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