The Nubia Z9 Max crushes on AnTuTu's benchmark test, the Z9 mini – not so much

China-based ZTE held an event yesterday, where it announced two brand-new handsets for its Nubia line – the flagship phabled Nubia Z9 Max and its smaller counterpart – the Z9 mini. Both handsets are beautifully designed in a rectangular, “no-nonsense” shape, sporting premium glass-on-metal construction and both offer a hi-res camera experience with a 16 MP snapper on the back and an 8 MP one on the front. Under the hood, however, the Z9 Max is clearly the leader, as it is powered by Qualcomm's leading Snapdragon 810 SoC, coupled with 3 MB of RAM, while the Z9 mini bears the mid-range Snapdragon 615, coupled with 2 GB of RAM (still a potent combo, though).

Well, today, we catch a glimpse of the new ZTE smartphones' prowess, as somebody was kind enough to run an AnTuTu benchmark test on both of them and post the scores up for the Internet to see. And the Nubia Z9 Max did not disappoint, coming up with an impressive score of 56,892 – pretty much the same result as the HTC One M9, which is equipped with the very same SoC. The Z9 mini, on the other hand, is not as potent, as it scored 28,501 – a bit below what we are used to seeing from SD615-equipped handsets.

Now, benchmarks (and especially – just one benchmark) are in no way the end-all be-all of a smartphone's general functionality, however, these scores show that it'd be reasonable to expect a stable and powerful performance from the Z9 Max, whereas we'd be a bit cautious towards the Z9 mini, at least until further tests and reviews surface.



1. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

3MB of RAM. SO... MUCH... RAM.

3. indiandragon

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 25, 2013

That would give a Antutu score of 30/- !

2. Ashoaib

Posts: 3298; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Thats not bad... phone looks beautiful... connector look like a usb type c connector, is it type c?

4. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

I thought so as well, but I think after looking picture 13 there seems to be normal usb hiding behind the chrome ring, though I could be wrong.

6. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

You're right, the port isn't really oval in shape from that picture.

5. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

No it's not. From picture 10, you can see that there is a small white stripe in the port and it's not centralised, so it's not USB Type-C.

7. tweetgadget

Posts: 72; Member since: Feb 05, 2014

Price 200usd for the mini version release it in Indonesia I will definitely buy it..

8. iphonexus

Posts: 130; Member since: Jan 04, 2015

Beauty with power ... zte rocks ... nd it 3gb ram not 3mb

9. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Z9 mini is a disappointment, its predecessor was scoring 38.000 thanks to much faster processor. New model is a downgrade!

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