ZTE17 Mini Offers Serious Camera Upgrade in a Mid-Range Phone
ZTE has launched a new phone in India available for Rs. 19,999. It will go on sale on Amazon India on 12 June 2017 and is exclusive to the e-commerce portal.
Recently, ZTE has launched the Flagship smartphone ZTE Z17, powered by Snapdragon 835 and comes with a whopping 8 GB of RAM.
The Nubia Z17 Mini is made for shutterbugs, claims ZTE, and comes with great rear and front camera options. There is Dual Rear camera which comes with a monochromatic lens and an RGB lens. It works similar to the Huawei P9 camera, as the monochromatic lens captures more details of the image and the RGB sensor captures the colors.
Both the images are combined using the Image signal processor and a final stunning image is created. There is 13 Megapixel lens from Sony that uses a (Sony IMX258 RGB + MONO) Dual lens. Besides, it comes with Sapphire glass protection for the rear camera.
The rear camera comes with a Portrait mode like the iPhone 7 Plus and promises a deep bokeh effect and excellent subject separation. You can shoot the images and defocus the background later as well using the software optimizations.
There is also a time-shuttle mode which allows you to capture the subject with some blur effects for the surrounding. Plenty of camera features, I told you it is a shutterbugs delight.
Additionally, the Autofocus system is said to be quiet fast with the ability to focus in 0.1 seconds.
In addition to the rear camera, the front camera is even a shutterbug dream. Moreover, it also comes with a 16 Megapixel Sony sensor to delight the selfie lovers. Additionally, there is a real time video beautify feature which we have recently seen on the Asus Zenfone Live. The front camera comes with an f/2.0 aperture lens and has 10 beauty filters.
Display and Design
The Nubia Z17 Mini comes with a sleek frame with 7.45 mm of thickness and weighs 150 grams. The mobile has a 5.2 Inch Full HD Display (1920*1080) Pixels with 424 PPI.
Also, the display comes with 2.5D Curve glass and there is even Corning Gorilla Glass protection. Further, the display panel comes with In-Cell technology making it thinner than the conventional displays.
The Nubia Z17 Mini comes with a metallic unibody design and has very narrow side bezels.
Powering the device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 Processor with 64 Bit (Octa-core 4xA72 + 4xA53 64-bit) architecture. It is significantly powerful in comparison to the Snapdragon 625 used in the rival Moto G5 and Redmi Note 4. Also, there is Adreno 510 GPU which can easily run all latest Android Games without breaking a sweat.
Additionally, there is 4 GB of Ram and 64 GB of internal storage which is user expandable up to 200 GB using the micro-sd card.
OS and Software
Nubia Z17 Mini would have been perfect if ZTE had bundled it with the Android Nougat 7. But the smartphone runs on the dated Android Marshmallow 6.0 along with Nubia UI 4.0.
Connectivity and other features
Further, the Dual Sim mobile comes with USB Type C port and even has a 3.5 mm headphone jack. The Bottom side carries a Dual speaker, and the phone even comes with Dolby sound enhancement.
Notably, it supports 4G LTE as well VOLTE network and will work with all operators in the country.
Last but not the least, it offers a 2900 mAH battery which is a non-removable type. The company has not shared if the Z17 mini battery comes with fast charging support.
The Z17 Mini looks promising and packs great performance parts as well as rear and front camera features. A worthy contender to the rivals in the Sub 20K price range.
ZTE has also recently launched Nubia N1 Lite and Nubia Z17 in the market.