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Nubia Z11 Mini S Hands-on [Images]

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The Chinese smartphone maker, Nubia has introduced a new smartphone named Nubia Z11 Mini S in India with an amazing price of ₹16,999. Undoubtedly, the smartphone has a well-designed exterior that looks highly premium at a first glance. To battle with the existing smartphones in the market, Nubia has kept the pricing very competitive. Let’s have a look at the Nubia Z11 Mini S.

Nubia Z11 Mini S Specifications

  • Display: 5.2-inch Full HD LTPS Display (1920 x 1080 pixels resolution | 424 ppi | 450 nits) with 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 3
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, at the back
  • Software: Nubia UI 4.0 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • CPU: Up to 2.0 GHz octa-core Cortex-A53 processor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (MSM8953), 14nm FinFET
  • GPU: Adreno 506
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM, LPDDR3 (933 MHz)
  • Storage: 64 GB eMMC 5.1 internal storage, MicroSD up to 200 GB (SIM2 Slot)
  • Main Camera: 23 MP f/2.0 (Sony IMX318), PDAF + Contrast Focus, Sapphire glass lens protection, LED flash
  • Front Camera: 8 MP f/2.4 (Sony IMX258), PDAF + Contrast Focus, wide angle lens (80 degrees)
  • Connectivity: USB Type-C, Wi‑Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, GLONASS
  • Sensors: Electronic compass, G-sensor, Light sensor, Gyro-sensor, Proximity sensor
  • Cellular: 4G LTE, Dual nano SIM (GSM + GSM), SIM2 as MicroSD, VoLTE-enabled
  • Battery: 3,000 mAh Li-Po (non-removable)
  • Dimensions: 146 mm x 72 mm x 7.6 mm
  • Weight: 158 grams
  • Colors: Khaki Grey, Moon Gold
  • Price: ₹16,999

The gorgeous looking Nubia Z11 Mini S is light, thin and compact offering a great comfort in hands. The back has a nice smooth curvy feeling, it’s a whole aircraft grade aluminum body wrapped up to the front display. The display is a 5-inch full HD LTPS screen using thin bezels covered with a 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 3.

The phone looks highly premium with top notch quality materials, it has a polished design and smooth surfaces, Nubia has done a great job in making it. It definitely has an edge over the existing smartphones in the design segment. Despite its the cutting-edge price, anyone can be mistaken for a premium phone.

It’s quite a long time Nubia Z11 Mini S entered India, it was already launched in China 5 months back and then showcased at MWC 2017. Otherwise, the phone would have received a lot of impressions before others make their way to India like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. The Nubia Z11 Mini S is available in Khaki Grey and Moon Gold color variants.

The Nubia Z11 Mini S has a huge 23 MP f/2.0 Sony camera (IMX318) and it seems that the camera could be the USP of the phone, and what’s better than to incorporate a Sony camera that’s been used in the expensive smartphones like ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra.

Red-Colored Illuminated Touch Key

The Nubia Z11 Mini S comes with a fingerprint sensor at the back of the phone and you can see the Nubia branding embossed. To highlight other features of the phone, it has got a red-colored backlit home key and a USB Type-C port.

And that’s not it, the Nubia Z11 Mini S is also backed with a great hardware, it is powered by a 2.0 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 CPU along with a huge 4 GB LPDDR3 RAM, Adreno 506 GPU and 32 GB storage which can be expanded up to 200 GB using MicroSD card. It sports a 3,000 mAh battery that sounds decent. According to Nubia, its battery can last more than 2 days if used as a daily driver, 12 days standby time and 33 hours for calling.

Both the cameras are from Sony itself. The main camera boasts a 23 MP f/2.0 (Sony IMX298) with Sapphire glass lens protection and LED flash. On the front, there’s 8 MP f/2.4 (Sony IMX179) with wide angle lens (80 degrees). The camera uses a NeoVision 6 technology to get the best photography experience.

Moving to the right side, it has a volume control and power button. The buttons are pleasing and provide a good feedback. On the left, you will find a hybrid SIM tray which holds two 4G nano SIM cards both GSM or a MicroSD on SIM2 as an option. The phone supports 4G LTE network and it is VoLTE enabled.

Unlike other smartphones that offer a standard USB port, this one has got a USB Type-C port. More to the bottom is the dual grill design. The left side has a loudspeaker while the right side has a microphone. There’s another microphone on the top alongside a 3.5 mm headphone jack.

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Nubia Z11 Mini S boasts a Nubia UI 4.0 which is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The user interface offers a variety of features like FiT 2.0, Split Screen, run two accounts on same apps (WhatsApp, Facebook), built-in screen recorder, and much more. The interface uses gesture-based controls, if you swipe from the top-left of the screen, you can draw the gestures to open apps quickly.

Share us your views or what do you think about the Nubia Z11 Mini S smartphone in the comments.

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4 Comments on "Nubia Z11 Mini S Hands-on [Images]"

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Rahul Kashyap
Rahul Kashyap

Mix of Beauty and the beast. 💕

Ajay Thakur
Ajay Thakur

Gorgeous phone and the specs look quite solid too!

VISHAL GAJANAN GIRI
VISHAL GAJANAN GIRI

as powerful as good looking this phone is!!

Manjit Sarma
Manjit Sarma

Looks very beautiful ❤

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