I wouldn’t blame you if you do not know much about Nubia; as it is still finding its feet in Indian-market. However, if you have ever held a Nubia phone in your hand and have not found it to be compelling enough to buy, then we do have a problem my friend(s)!
With an eye on an exploding mid-range smartphone market, Nubia’s latest offering Z11 Mini S has got most of the things going right for it and has heated up the competition for the likes of Motorola and Oppo.
Nubia Z11 Mini S is ridiculously slim at 7.6mm, but even with that thin body, it sits in your hand with utmost ease and gives easy handling. The metallic unibody has a nice feel to it and the backlit capacitive buttons at the bottom for navigation is a delightful change from the regular home buttons that we are being served by all the mobile makers these days. The subtle orange light lits when the phone is charging and pulsates when you have unread messages; making it hard to miss on the important incoming text communications.
Although I am currently using a phone with a 5.5-inch screen, but Nubia Z11 Mini S, which comes with a 5.2-inch screen embedded with gorilla glass protection, impressed me more. The HD display is second to none and remained true even in bright sunlight, with no real apparent pixelation that I could see.
I probably like it more than my current phone primarily because I found it easy to handle with one hand, which I can’t with my own phone.
4GB RAM, 64GB of storage, powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC and that is the only variant that Indian market is to see for now. It supports 4G on both SIMs, as well as VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.1, dual-band Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, USB-OTG, FM radio, and a suite of sensors including a gyroscope. But if you wish to use a memory card, then you would have to sacrifice one SIM slot for that.
I played quite a few games such as Samorost 3, Micro Machines and Bullet Force on Z11 Mini S and the performance was satisfactory. Let me also tell you that these three games are one of the most graphic heavies and need a well-equipped HD phone to deal with them. Needless to say, the phone stood well to the rigor and did not heat up all too quick.
The most important part, isn’t it? Well, I would not write much about it, but would let the pictures below do the talking; if you know what I mean J.
So, guys, this was my experience with this lean mean machine. If you have any comments or questions about this phone then do drop in a comment in the box below and I would be happy to respond.