Nubia Z18 Mini first review: 5.7-inch mid-range smartphone with Snapdragon 660

Nubia Z18 Mini first review: 5.7-inch mid-range smartphone

Yesterday, Nubia Company officially introduced in China a very interesting smartphone called Nubia Z18 Mini.

More than a year after the release of the Nubia Z17 Mini, the Chinese introduced their new middle-class smartphone, thus expanding the Z-series with the Z18 Mini.

Nubia Z18 MINI 4G Phablet International Version

Price: $ 429.99

5.7- inch, 2160 x 1080 pixels screen, 6GB RAM, 64GB ROM, Snapdragon 660 Octa Core 2.2GHz , Android 8.0, 3450mAh Battery

Nubia Z18 MINI 4G Phablet International Version

Price: $ 429.99

5.7- inch, 2160 x 1080 pixels screen, 6GB RAM, 64GB ROM, Snapdragon 660 Octa Core 2.2GHz , Android 8.0, 3450mAh Battery

This is the first representative in the Z8 line in 2018, which in the coming months will be replenished with several new products. Despite the prefix “mini”, the smartphone is very powerful, and it has all the prerequisites to become a device for which middle-class phone manufacturers will equal.

Nubia Z18 Mini first review: 5.7-inch mid-range smartphone

Nubia Z18 Mini: Design

The subsidiary company ZTE is known for the fact that it manages to make both simple and beautiful smartphones. Model Z18 mini – one of such cases. The case of the device is made of 3D glass Gorilla Glass with curved faces. Also, there is an aluminum frame.

Almost all the place on the front panel is reserved for a 5.7-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels (Full HD +). Frames from above and from below are present, but their size is small – even less than, for example, in Meizu E3.

Over the screen, there are typical sensors, an event indicator, a camera and a speaker array. The bottom frame is empty – no navigation buttons, nor the brand logo on it.

In the upper left corner of the back panel is the main camera, consisting of two modules in a horizontal arrangement. To her right is a two-section flash. At the center of the back panel is the manufacturer’s logo, and above it – a fingerprint scanner.

The arrangement of the elements on the faces is also standard. You can select only a separate button of red color on the left, intended for a quick call to the voice assistant.

The smartphone will be available immediately in several colors. The choice can be purchased Z18 mini in black, white, blue and pink color variations. Also, Lavender Provence Edition version will be exclusively available in purple. In this case, the front panel remains black in all cases.

Dimensions Nubia Z18 mini are 148 x 70.6 x 7.6 mm, and weight – 153 grams. Dimensions of the smartphone say that it will be convenient to use one hand.

Nubia Z18 Mini first review: 5.7-inch mid-range smartphone

Nubia Z18 Mini: Specifications

  • Display: 5.7 inches, 18: 9, 1080 x 2.160 pixels
    Operating system: Nubia UI with Android 8.1
    Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
    Memory: 6 GB
    Main memory: 64/128 GB
    Main camera: 24 + 5 megapixels, dual camera
    Front camera: 8 megapixels, aperture 1: 2.0
    Connectivity: LTE, dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0
    Battery: 3,450 mAh

Novelty received a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor paired with 6 GB of RAM. The amount of internal storage can be 64 GB or 128 GB. There is a smartphone running the operating system Android 8.1 Oreo with over installed shell Nubia UI. The battery capacity is 3450 mAh.

The front camera is represented by an 8-megapixel module (f/2.0) and has a viewing angle of 80 degrees. The main camera received 24-megapixel and 5-megapixel modules with aperture f / 1.7 and hybrid autofocus. According to the manufacturer, the focusing time is 0.1 seconds.

The rear camera can take portrait shots, and a large aperture should provide decent shots in poorly lit environments, while the front can be used not only for photos and video but also for unlocking the phone through recognizing the user’s face, as it can scan and memorize up to 106 face points. If you do not trust this authentication method, then the use of a fingerprint scanner on the rear panel is suitable.

The rest can be noted support for Face Unlock, GLONASS, Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4/5 GHz face recognition technology.

Nubia Z18 Mini: Price

The cost of Nubia Z18 mini in the base modification will be $ 285 (1,799 yuan). For the version with 128 GB of user memory will have to pay 335 dollars (2099 yuan), and the version of Lavender Provence Edition will cost $ 350 (2,199 yuan). Smartphone sales will start on April 19, and pre-order is available from today.

Nubia Z18 MINI 4G Phablet International Version

Price: $ 429.99

5.7- inch, 2160 x 1080 pixels screen, 6GB RAM, 64GB ROM, Snapdragon 660 Octa Core 2.2GHz , Android 8.0, 3450mAh Battery

Nubia Z18 MINI 4G Phablet International Version

Price: $ 429.99

5.7- inch, 2160 x 1080 pixels screen, 6GB RAM, 64GB ROM, Snapdragon 660 Octa Core 2.2GHz , Android 8.0, 3450mAh Battery

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