ZTE finally releases its affordable mid-ranger – the Nubia 5S mini – in the States
posted by Paul.K / Aug 20, 2014, 9:57 AM
Being a "mini" version of ZTE's flagship, it comes with toned down specs. Its SoC is a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, clocked at 1.7 GHz; RAM is pinned at the pretty adequate 2 GB, and internal storage is at 16 GB. The phone lacks a microSD slot to expand said storage, so that's a drag. The screen has a 720 x 1280 resolution that spreads across 4.7 inches. The main snapper has 13 megapixels and lacks optical image stabilization – something that the bigger Nubia Z5 does have. Still, selfie-lovers needn't worry, as the front camera has 5 megapixels to capture duckfaces in all their glory. Meanwhile, battery has a decent capacity of 2,000 mAh.
All in all, the ZTE Nubia Z5S mini seems like a decent mid-ranger, and at the price of $280 off-contract, it's worth a look. Still, the Moto G and its $180 price-tag may yet be a better deal.
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posted on Aug 20, 2014, 10:03 AM 1
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I don't think it is, the specs are quite a bit higher than the moto g and is priced accordingly
posted on Aug 20, 2014, 12:38 PM 0
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again snapdragon 400 what the hell why not snap dragon 600?
posted on Aug 20, 2014, 10:41 AM 0
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Yeah im pretty sure the asian version has a Snapdragon 600 instead of a 400. Ive looked into this phone a lot last year and it had the 600. Would find it pretty strange if they suddenly added a 400 into it.
posted on Aug 20, 2014, 1:03 PM 1
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Just got myself the ZTE Nubia Z7 mini from an online store in China. Snapdragon 801, 16GB/2GB SD slot and Dual SIM 4G for $330.
posted on Aug 20, 2014, 5:20 PM 0
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Yes! Been looking at that one. Please tell me your thoughts on the Z7 Mini... also where did you buy it?
posted on Aug 20, 2014, 6:13 PM 0
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Hmm. That actually does sound like a perfectly good alternative to the Moto G LTE. $50 more for a larger screen, twice the internal space, way higher megapixel camera. However for $20 more you could get a Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G which has a significantly larger screen, and an insanely long battery life. If I was looking in that price range I'd go Ascend Mate2 4G.
posted on Aug 20, 2014, 6:12 PM 0
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