Nubia Z11 miniS 


launchMar, 2017

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  • Classy, premium design, and very good build quality - something that is a feature of all Nubia phones
  • Accurate fingerprint sensor at the back (though it's not the fastest)
  • Compact profile and pocketable size with a 5.2-inch display


  • Very good display with excellent colors and black levels, along with good peak brightness and sharpness - the phone is great to watch videos and play games on as a result, and overall, has among the best screens in this price category


  • Graphics-intensive games work without much hiccups as well, as do most heavy apps
  • Nubia UI looks pretty nice and has some moderately useful add-ons like ‘edge’ gestures, but lacks the refinement of other UIs like those of Xiaomi, Vivo, or Oppo, and has issues here and there


  • Good overall performance powered by the excellent Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, which offers a fantastic balance between power and energy efficiency


  • Very good rear camera, with above average picture quality for this price bracket - shots are clean, vibrant, detailed and extremely good to look at from the perspective of color reproduction
  • Video recording is decent (though certainly not as capable as higher end phones)
  • The front camera is decent too


  • Excellent battery life - can run for up to two days on a full charge, depending on your usage - although it isn’t quite as long-lasting as the Lenovo P2 or Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, it’s still among the top battery performers in this price bracket
  • Misses out on fast charging - although charging isn’t too slow, it does take well over two hours to fully charge the 3000mAh battery - there are competing options from Lenovo and Motorola that offer significantly faster charging


  • Supports the new USB-C standard

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Nubia Z11 miniS Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0 MarshmallowNo updates expected
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.2 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 424 pixels per inch)
Display TypeIPS LCD
Screen Refresh Rate60 HzStandard
Display Features
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass
  • G-sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor2 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625Ranked #79 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 506
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory SlotYes, up to 200 GB
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Battery Standby288 hrs
Battery Talktime33.00 hrs
Fast Charging SupportYes, Fast charger included
Weight158 gmMedium
Thickness7.6 mmSlim
Width72.1 mmComfortable for one-handed use
Primary Camera23.0MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • Sony IMX318 Exmor Sensor
  • Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF)
  • Contrast Focus
  • Sapphire Protective Lens
  • 6P Motor Drive Lens
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • NeoVision 6.0
Secondary Camera13.0MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Sony IMX258 Sensor
  • Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF)
  • Contrast Focus
  • 5P Lens
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 80 degrees Wide Angle Lens
  • Skin Retouching
  • Full HD Video Recording
Connecting PortUSB-C
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFi DirectYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
  • Gesture Support
  • DTS Audio
  • Fast Battery Charging

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