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ZTE Nubia Z9 mini

The ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini is the smartphone for the masses. In the time and day where accessibility to the Internet via your smartphone is important, you want your smartphone to be reliable and efficient – precisely what the ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini is. Read more below!

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ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini Philippines

Redefining the Smartphone with ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini Philippines

The ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini is the 'lite' version of the larger ZTE Nubia Z9, but having the Mini moniker doesn't make the smartphone any less in terms of performance and features. It is still an extremely capable smartphone, and at a price point that goes well below most other smartphones, you cannot really complain about anything else.

The Design of the Z9 Mini by ZTE Philippines

Design is often the thing we all first take note of when it comes to smartphones – or anything else, for that matter. The ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini has been designed in a way as to make its gorgeous Full High Definition (1080p resolution) 5-inch display stand out front and center to the user; the display is further protected by utilizing the tough Corning Gorilla Glass III. The curved frames sit gently in your palms and easily slide out of your pocket when you need the smartphone; it is also lightweight.

Capture Brilliant Photographs wiht Z9 Mini by ZTE Philippines

Smartphone cameras are an important part of a smartphone's array of features today; the smartphone is probably used more commonly than a digital compact camera for photography. Which is why the ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini has great features to let you take great photographs and videos like a professional. Armed with a great rear-facing 16 megapixel camera with 6P Blue glass lens and an aperture of f/2.0, the ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini is no slouch in the imaging department. Photographs and videos are produced with superior clarity and a richness in color that is never seen before.

On the front sits the 8 megapixel front-facing camera that allows you to capture the best selfies you will ever have. A back-illuminated image sensor with enhanced light metering and white control allows you to reproduce natural looking selfies with instantaneously. Just smile and the camera will do the job.

Powerfully Efficient with Z9 Mini by ZTE Philippines

Inside of the ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini sits the efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 64-bit octa-core processor. It is a very capable processor that breezes through almost every single task you can throw at it, and it is very efficient in its power consumption, using up as little power as possible to deliver optimal performance. Your games are powered by an Adreno 405 GPU which delivers fluid and immersive graphics on all your games. Pair this set of powerful specifications with 2GB of RAM and an expandable internal storage (up to 128GB), and you've got a powerful smartphone in your palm.

Expert Reviews

Reviewed on 2015-09-08
150g of polycarbonate and 5 inches of a full-HD screen. Amazing what they'd call a mini these days. Technically, the ZTE Nubia Z9 mini is the compact version of the bezel-free Z9 but size isn't the first thing that sets these two apart.The difference in d...
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Reviewed on 2015-08-18
The Nubia Z9 Mini is the smallest and cheapest member of the Nubia Z9 family, parked below the phablet 5.5-inch Z9 Max (see our hands-on here ) and the 5.2-inch Z9, both of which use Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipsets . That makes the Z9 mini a bit of a poo...
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Reviewed on 2015-07-15
Reviews, News, Specifications, Reviews, News, Specifications, Good Built, Impressive Camera, Great Battery Life, 4G LTE Support, Bright & Crisp Display, Good Built, Impressive Camera, Great Battery Life, 4G LTE Support, Bright & Crisp Display, Good Built,...Good Built, Impressive Camera, Great Battery Life, 4G LTE Support, Bright & Crisp Display, Good Built, Impressive Camera, Great Battery Life, 4G LTE Support, Bright & Crisp Display, No NFC, Bit Overpriced, Heating Issues, Noticeable Performance Lags, No N...
The latest from ZTE is a 5 inch smartphone that comes with a name of Nubia Z9 Mini. This new creation from ZTE has been launched as an affordable Android camera phone; that's what the company claims.Available for Rs. 16999 in India, Nubia Z9 Mini promises...
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Reviewed on 2015-07-02
Eye catching design, Very good cameras, Great price for the hardwareBack picks up smudges, Odd navigation buttons, Can lag occasionally
This seems to be the year when a number of new brands that are part of larger brands have arrived in the Indian market – after the likes of YU and Honor comes Nubia, which comes from the ZTE stable. The first device from the brand in the Indian market is...
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Reviewed on 2015-06-26
Sleek, premium design, Sharp display, Capable cameras, Supports 4G on both SIMsMinor lags in performance, Software needs to be polished
"We review nubia's maiden Indian entry, the Z9 mini"Chinese brand ZTE has been around in India for years now. The company was one of the biggest CDMA feature phone providers for Reliance back in the day, but wasn't very aggressive in the smartphone space...
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Reviewed on 2015-06-23
"On a photo journey with the nubia Z9 mini" ZTE's sub-brand nubia recently made its debut in India with the Z9 mini (unboxing and first impressions). The compact device features top notch specs including a 5-inch full HD display, Snapdragon 615 processor...
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Reviewed on 2015-06-23
Camera: This smartphone has a 16MP rear camera and an 8MP front facing one. And it's not just the megapixel count, the phone's camera is actually worth praising. It manages to capture great images not only during day or in well lit surroundings but also i...
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Reviewed on 2015-06-16
Bestinclass camera, Compact and premium looksGlossy back is fingerprint intensive, Subpar performance
My first encounter with the ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini was when I compared its camera with the Xiaomi Mi 4i and Asus Zenfone 2 . If you've looked at that comparison, you know that I was wowed. The Nubia Z9 Mini puts all its eggs in one basket but it's a really wel...
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Reviewed on 2015-06-12
Great rear camera, Attractive looks, Decent pricingMinor software issues, Call quality is average
ZTE is among the top five smartphone manufacturers in China. The company entered India last year with powerful devices priced aggressively to take on the competition. However, it didn't rise to much prominence thanks to tough competition from brands like...
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Reviewed on 2015-06-02
Design, Build quality, Camera, microSD card expansion up to GBPrice, Heating issue, Reflective Display
Couple of weeks back on May 19, ZTE got its Nubia series of smartphone in India as a separate sub-brand. The Chinese firm launched Nubia Z9 mini under its Nubia brand for Rs. 16,999. We really liked the device at first glance, but were disappointed with t...
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Reviewed on 2015-05-31
ZTE has been around the smartphone market for a number of years now, and when they announce a new flagship lineup plenty of people pay attention. ZTE's Nubia line of phones is their cream of the crop, and this year they've released not one or two, but thr...
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Reviewed on 2015-05-19
The nubia Z9 mini is powered by Android Lollipop 5.0 and nubia 2.8 UI out of the box. The dual SIM device features the Sony Exmor R 16MP primary and 8MP front camera supported by the NeoVision 5.0 SLR System which enables the user with excellent manual ph...
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Reviewed on 2015-05-19
ZTE's Nubia brand has made its debut in the Indian market with the launch of Nubia Z9 Mini smartphone. The Z9 Mini is priced at Rs. 16,999 and will go on sale exclusively on Amazon India. It will take on Xiaomi Mi 4i phone which bears similar specs and is...
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Reviewed on 2015-04-22
On the other hand, the Nubia Z9 Mini does not come with Google services out of the box. At least on the version I have. You would have to ask your reseller to install it or do it yourself, which is actually easy, but for now you would need to root the dev...
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Reviewed on 2015-04-21
ZTE is one of those major Chinese manufacturers, which is widely known for its devices not only in China, but also internationally. What is more, their Nubia sub-brand is known for offering high quality for a price, which is lower than competitors like Ap...
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Reviewed on 2015-04-19
ZTE is one of those major Chinese manufacturers, which is widely known for its devices not only in China, but also internationally. What is more, their Nubia sub-brand is known for offering high quality for a price, which is lower than competitors like Ap...
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Processor family

Qualcomm Snapdragon

Processor model


Processor cores


64-bit computing
Processor lithography

28 nm


Display diagonal

12.7 cm (5")

Display resolution

1920 x 1080 pixels

Display type


Aspect ratio


Touch technology


Touchscreen type


Pixel density

441 ppi

Ports & interfaces

USB port
Headphone connectivity

3.5 mm

Weight & dimensions


6.98 cm


8.2 mm


14.1 cm


SIM card capability

Dual SIM

SIM card type


2G standards


3G standards


4G standards


Wi-Fi standards

802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Bluetooth version


2G bands (primary SIM)

850,900,1800,1900 MHz

3G bands supported

850,900,1900,2100 MHz

4G bands supported

1800,2100,2600 MHz


Internal storage capacity

16 GB

Internal RAM

2048 MB

Internal RAM type


Compatible memory cards

MicroSD (TransFlash)

Maximum memory card size

128 GB


Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
GPS (satellite)


Operating system installed


Operating system version



Rear camera resolution (numeric)

16 MP

Auto focus
Built-in flash
Front camera
Front camera resolution (numeric)

8 MP

Optical sensor size

25.4 / 2.6 mm (1 / 2.6")

White balance

Auto, Manual

Sensor type



Battery technology

Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Battery capacity

2900 mAh


Form factor


Colour of product



Video call
Graphics adapter

Adreno 405

Personal info management (PIM)

Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list


Icons, Menu, Shortcuts

Support for contact groups
Microphone mute



Subscription type

No subscription