ZTE Nubia Z17 Review: A Budget Smartphone with Impressive Dual cameras


The Chinese company is following the footsteps of the giant conglomerates like LG, Huawei, Asus, Apple and many more of a Dual rear camera setup. Nubia Z17 has premium looks with decent specs and is packed with some special features which are surely going to impress buyers.

The Dual camera is like an icing on the cake which will let you click sharp and vivid images even in low light environment. Not only that, the handset is equipped with the brand new software and a whopping 8GB RAM also holds a decent battery life. The sound box is equipped with Dolby Atmos audio enhancement which gives you an enriching audio experience.

Now let's quickly go through the cool features of the mid-range smartphone:



The IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display is 5.5 inches with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and is secured by a Corning Gorilla Glass. The body of the phone is enveloped with a matte black finish and comprises of chamfered edges. Thanks to the matte finish body because it gives a better grip over the device and also renders an elegant look to the phone.

Operating System and Processor:

Android 7.1.1 Nougat, the latest OS runs on the Nubia Z17 along with the zippy Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 processor and the smartphone is controlled by the Octa-core (4x2.35 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo). Since the mobile phone is stacked up with the latest features, it effortlessly allows you to work on the device even if 8-10 apps are running in the background. Also, you would not face any lag while performing heavy multitasking.

RAM and Storage:


In this aspect, Nubia Z17 has proved it to be a beast. It has two storage variants with two options of RAM as well. The higher version holds a huge 8GB RAM with 128GB of internal storage while the lower version comprises of a 6GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage capacity. However, the storage capacity cannot be increased as the memory card slot is not available.



So here is the much talked about the camera. The Chinese company has joined the bandwagon of dual camera configuration. The primary camera consists of dual 12MP with f/1.8 aperture plus 23MP with f/2.0 aperture accompanied by dual LED flash. And the secondary camera holds a 16MP snapper with f/2.0 aperture.

The camera holds a number of shooting modes such as 3D photos and Time Shuttle. The unique thing about the 3D shots is that after capturing the image it blurs the background except for the subject. Macro mode, time lapse, slow motion, multi-exposure, and monochrome are some of the other modes which you can use and thus enhancing your photography skills.

Also, the front-facing camera is capable of capturing wide-angle selfies and has a Beauty Mode with 10 cool filters.


The handset is powered by a non-removable Li-Po 3200mAh battery with a feature of fast battery charging (Quick Charge 4.0) which can restore the battery up to 50% in 25 minutes.

Nubia Z17 is available in an array of beautiful colors to choose from- Aurora Blue, Black Gold, Obsidian Black, Solar Gold and Flame Red.

Sensors and Sensitivity:

The finger print sensor is placed at the rear end of the handset. It also includes an accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity is an inseparable part of the phone. It also comes with a USB type- C connector which is convenient to use than micro USB.


To sum up, the Nubia Z17 has smartly blended the latest features, premium design and dual camera set up into one handset and also falls into your budget. The camera will surely not disappoint you. The software and the battery perform decently. If you are planning on purchasing a new smartphone you can go for Nubia Z17.

ZTE Nubia Z17 price in Dubai UAE is around 1920AED and has already released.


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