Nubia Z11

price Rs. 29,999 onwards | launch Dec, 2016
magic score ?
72.4
good value for money
our verdict: buy
ranked
#3
of 33 phones in Rs. 25,000 - 30,000

PhoneCurry Editor's Note

summarizing opinion across 10 expert reviews

What We Liked

  • Beautiful, refined exterior - aluminum and glass, brushed and curved to match the elegant styling of many 2016 flagships - one of the best designed phones of 2016
  • Stunning, eye-catching bezel-less look
  • Excellent overall build quality with all-aluminum 6000 series alloy body
  • Bright 5.5-inch IPS display - with good contrast and sunlight legibility
  • Nubia UI 4.0 over Android is colorful, vibrant and more streamlined than before
  • Performance is smooth and effortless (although the hardware is underutilized and capable of a lot more)
  • The camera UI is clean and intuitive and still images show good quality overall
  • Both 2160p and 1080p videos have plenty of detail and smooth capture at a stable 30 fps - there is also a high frame rate mode that works great - although audio could be captured with better quality
  • On the whole, the camera quality is not too far behind that of the excellent OnePlus 3
  • Music player is good and has FLAC and lyrics support
  • Video player handles videos well - both x264 and x265 work, as well as AC3
  • Battery life is very good

What We Didn't

  • The Nubia UI is improved from before but little things like bad English translations are still present, and it is not as simple and clutter-free as stock Android UI or the Oxygen UI of OnePlus
  • On the whole, while the Z11 is a pretty great phone overall, it gets edged out right now by the excellent OnePlus 3, with a more consistent camera and a simpler UI

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Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS LCD
  • Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.15 GHz, Quad Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
GPUAdreno 530
RAM6 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 200 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Dimensions
Weight162 gm
Thickness7.5 mm
Camera
Camera16.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 1/2.8" Sensor Size
  • 1.12 um Pixel Size
  • Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF)
  • Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
  • Dual-LED (dual tone) Flash
  • Geo-tagging
  • Face Detection
  • Smile Detection
  • Panorama
  • HDR
Secondary Camera8.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.4 Aperture
  • 1.4 um Pixel Size
  • Full HD Video Recording
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
CompassYes
DLNAYes
NFCYes
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Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
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  • Fast Battery Charging: 83% in 30 min (Quick Charge 3.0)
  • Dolby Atmos
  • WiFi Dual-band
  • WiFi Direct
  • Infrared Port
  • USB On-The-Go
  • USB Type-C
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
average brand rating
3.90/5
(Good)
average phonecurry internal rating for all phones launched by this brand in recent times
brand perception
Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Average
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys
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