First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 line

As part of a trip to Shenzhen, in addition to the headquarters itself, ZTE showed smartphones from the new Nubia Z11 line, as well as the flagship Axon 7. Today we will discuss them, and I will talk about a tour of the factory and the company's design center the other day.

Content

Specifications

I will add a detailed table with characteristics to full-fledged reviews of models, and for the first glance I used the device card in the demo zone.

First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon line 7 First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 lineup First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 lineup

Packages

This time they showed the boxed version of the devices, so I managed to take a picture of how the smartphones will look like. The packaging is beautiful, as are the complete accessories.

First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon line 7 First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 lineup

Design

The appearance of the line is partially different from the previous generation: aluminum ends, a red touch button under the screen and a red bezel around the camera. In general, the use of red in the design makes it a bit aggressive, but very eye-catching.

First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon line 7 First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 lineup First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 lineup First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 lineup

First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon line 7 First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 lineup

ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini

First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon line 7 First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 lineup

ZTE Nubia Z11 Max

If you remember, in the ZTE Nubia Z9 Max review, I mentioned that the back cover is not made of glass, but of ordinary plastic. In new smartphones, the problem was solved radically: they simply made the cover aluminum. Rather, it is aluminum in the Z11 and Z11 Max, in the Mini version it remains plastic.

All devices now have a fingerprint scanner on the back.

First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon line 7 First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 lineup First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 lineup

We also decided to switch to USB Type C.

First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon line 7

Traditionally, the regular version of the smartphone looks the most advantageous due to the use of 2.5D glass and very thin frames.

First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon lineup 7

Dimensions

Height (mm) Width (mm) Thickness (mm) Weight (grams)< /td>
ZTE Nubia Z11 151.8 72.3 7.5 162
ZTE Nubia Z11 Max 159.15 82.25 7.4 185
ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini 141.4 70 8 138

The compact Nubia Z11 Mini is close in size to the iPhone 6, and this is a very good indicator. The classic Z11 is slightly larger, but the thin bezels don't make that much of a difference. The large Z11 Max is relatively light considering its six-inch diagonal.

First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon line 7

First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon line 7

ZTE Nubia Z11 vs. Apple iPhone 6

First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon line 7

ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini

First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon line 7

ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini vs. Apple iPhone 6

First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon line 7

ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini, Z11, Z11 Max

Screen

td> < td>Auto brightness control

Despite the fact that formally all three devices have the same display characteristics, there are a few nuances. First, the Nubia Z11 has smaller side bezels. Secondly, she also has 2.5D glass. Due to this, the device looks much better. By the way, you can set the launch of certain applications on swipes along the side curved edges.

First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon line 7 First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 lineup First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 lineup

Operating system and performance

The two junior models run Android 5.x and Nubia UI 3.9.9, the flagship runs Android 6.0 and Nubia UI 4.0. I talked a little about this shell in the Z9 Max review, in short, Nubia UI is not inferior in functionality to other manufacturers, we will talk more about it in the full Z11 Mini review.

Specifications ZTE Z11 Mini ZTE Z11 ZTE Z11 Max
Screen size 5 inches 5.5 inches 6 inches
Resolution display 1920x1080 dots 1920x1080 dots 1920x1080 dots
PPI value 441 403 368
Matrix type IPS IPS IPS
Protective coating Glass Glass Glass
Oleophobic coating Yes Yes Yes
Yes Yes Yes
Multitouch support Present, up to ten simultaneous taps Present, up to ten simultaneous taps Present, up to ten simultaneous taps
< td>Chipset < td>3 GB
ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini ZTE Z11 ZTE Z11 Max
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Qualcomm Snapdragon 652
Processor Octa-core Octa-core, 2.15 GHz Eight-core, 1.4 GHz
Amount of RAM 4/6 GB 4 GB
Internal storage capacity 64 GB 64/128 GB 64 GB
Memory card available Yes, up to 200 cards are supported GB Yes, cards up to 200 GB are supported Yes, cards up to 200 GB are supported

As you can see, they did not skimp on the characteristics. The flagship Z11 is a top-end chipset, the phablet is a little simpler, and the Mini version is traditionally the “weakest” version, because even the 617th Snapdragon is enough for most everyday tasks.

Battery

< td>Yes
ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini ZTE Nubia Z11 ZTE Nubia Z11 Max
Battery capacity 2800 mAh 3000 mAh 4000 mAh
Battery type Non-removable Non-removable Non-removable
QuickCharge 3.0 support Yes Yes

The capacity numbers of the devices are not bad, support for Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0 was a nice bonus.

Cost and timing

Due to the crisis, the exchange rate of the yuan rose against the ruble, but this gave us one small bonus: it became easier to count, because all prices in yuan should simply be multiplied by 10.

The regular Z11 sells for 2,500 yuan in China, the Mini version will set you back 1,700 yuan, and the Z11 Max will cost you 2,200 yuan. If we talk about a simple Z11, then this is the model that I really look forward to in Russia, in my opinion, it is high time for the company to focus on the Nubia line, and not on the Blade. A chic screen, thin frames, good design, Nubia corporate identity, “full stuffing” in terms of characteristics and 25,000 rubles in China. If the model will be sold with us for 30,000, it will be a very good offer. Z11 Max and Mini are typical middle peasants, the price in Russia will decide a lot. By the way, it is now known that the Nubia Z11 Mini will definitely be sold with us, however, the price has not yet been announced.

ZTE Axon 7

The latest device is considered the flagship of the company. And there’s something for it: stereo speakers with a large margin of volume, a 5.5-inch AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 6 GB of RAM and 128 internal memory, a 20 MP camera with support for changing focus after shooting, VR glasses in the kit and several protective functions (capillary grid scanner, fingerprint scanner, voice unlock). In general, a complete set. And Axon 7 will start selling in Russia pretty soon, although the cost is still unknown. In my photos, I have a “simpler” version of the smartphone with one camera and less memory, otherwise it is identical to the older model.

First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon line 7 First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 lineup First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 lineup First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 lineup First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 lineup First look at the new line of Nubia Z11 and Axon 7  First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon lineup 7

Conclusion

To be honest, of all the models shown, I liked the top-end Nubia Z11 the most. I think that you will agree with me that the device has a certain charisma. Of course, thin bezels look especially impressive. The Z11 Max and Mini are good averages, so a lot will depend on the price, and it’s too early to draw conclusions about the top Axon 7, so I recommend waiting for a full review (it will be very soon, towards the end of July).

What can you say about the latest ZTE products, dear readers? What models did you like, what do you think about their prospects in Russia, what price do you expect from us shelves?

First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 line

As part of a trip to Shenzhen, in addition to the headquarters itself, ZTE showed smartphones from the new Nubia Z11 line, as well as the flagship Axon 7. Today we will discuss them, and I will talk about a tour of the factory and the company's design center the other day.

Content

Specifications

I will add a detailed table with characteristics to full-fledged reviews of models, and for the first glance I used the device card in the demo zone.

First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon line 7 First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 lineup First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 lineup

Packages

This time they showed the boxed version of the devices, so I managed to take a picture of how the smartphones will look like. The packaging is beautiful, as are the accessories.

First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon line 7 First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 lineup

Design

The appearance of the line is partially different from the previous generation: aluminum ends, a red touch button under the screen and a red bezel around the camera. In general, the use of red in the design makes it a bit aggressive, but very distinctive.

First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon lineup 7 First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 lineup First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 lineup First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 line

First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon line 7 First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 lineup

ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini

First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon line 7 First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 lineup

ZTE Nubia Z11 Max

If you remember, in the ZTE Nubia Z9 Max review, I mentioned that the back cover is not made of glass, but of ordinary plastic. In new smartphones, the problem was solved radically: they simply made the cover aluminum. Rather, it is aluminum in the Z11 and Z11 Max, in the Mini version it remains plastic.

All devices now have a fingerprint scanner on the back.

First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon line 7 First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 lineup First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 lineup

We also decided to switch to USB Type C.

First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon line 7

Traditionally, the regular version of the smartphone looks the most advantageous due to the use of 2.5D glass and very thin frames.

First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon lineup 7

Dimensions

Height (mm) Width (mm) Thickness (mm) Weight (grams)< /td>
ZTE Nubia Z11 151.8 72.3 7.5 162
ZTE Nubia Z11 Max 159.15 82.25 7.4 185
ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini 141.4 70 8 138

The compact Nubia Z11 Mini is close in size to the iPhone 6, and this is a very good indicator. The classic Z11 is slightly larger, but the thin bezels don't make that much of a difference. The large Z11 Max is relatively light considering its six-inch diagonal.

First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon line 7

First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon line 7

ZTE Nubia Z11 vs. Apple iPhone 6

First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon line 7

ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini

First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon line 7

ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini vs. Apple iPhone 6

First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon line 7

ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini, Z11, Z11 Max

Screen

< td>1920x1080 dots
Specifications ZTE Z11 Mini ZTE Z11 ZTE Z11 Max
Screen diagonal 5 inches 5.5 inches 6 inches
Display resolution 1920x1080 dots 1920x1080 dots
PPI value 441 403 368
Matrix type IPS IPS IPS
Protective coating Glass Glass Glass
Oleophobic coating Yes Yes Yes
Auto brightness control Yes Yes Yes
Multitouch support Present, up to ten simultaneous touches Present, up to ten simultaneous touches< /td> Present, up to ten simultaneous touches

Despite the fact that formally all three devices have the same display characteristics, there are a few nuances. First, the Nubia Z11 has smaller side bezels. Secondly, she also has 2.5D glass. Due to this, the device looks much better. By the way, you can set the launch of certain applications on swipes along the side curved edges.

First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon line 7 First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 lineup First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 lineup

Operating system and performance

The two junior models run Android 5.x and Nubia UI 3.9.9, the flagship runs Android 6.0 and Nubia UI 4.0. I talked a little about this shell in the Z9 Max review, in short, Nubia UI is not inferior in functionality to other manufacturers, we will talk more about it in the full Z11 Mini review.

< td>Chipset < td>3 GB

ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini ZTE Z11 ZTE Z11 Max
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Qualcomm Snapdragon 652
Processor Octa-core Octa-core, 2.15 GHz Eight-core, 1.4 GHz
Amount of RAM 4/6 GB 4 GB
Internal storage capacity 64 GB 64/128 GB 64 GB
Memory card available Yes, up to 200 cards are supported GB Yes, cards up to 200 GB are supported Yes, cards up to 200 GB are supported

As you can see, they did not skimp on the characteristics. The flagship Z11 is a top-end chipset, the phablet is a little simpler, and the Mini version is traditionally the “weakest” version, because even the 617th Snapdragon is enough for most everyday tasks.

Battery

< td>Yes
ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini ZTE Nubia Z11 ZTE Nubia Z11 Max
Battery capacity 2800 mAh 3000 mAh 4000 mAh
Battery type Non-removable Non-removable Non-removable
QuickCharge 3.0 support Yes Yes

The capacity numbers of the devices are not bad, support for Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0 was a nice bonus.

Cost and timing

Due to the crisis, the exchange rate of the yuan rose against the ruble, but this gave us one small bonus: it became easier to count, because all prices in yuan should simply be multiplied by 10.

The regular Z11 sells for 2,500 yuan in China, the Mini version will set you back 1,700 yuan, and the Z11 Max will cost you 2,200 yuan. If we talk about a simple Z11, then this is the model that I really look forward to in Russia, in my opinion, it is high time for the company to focus on the Nubia line, and not on the Blade. A chic screen, thin frames, good design, Nubia corporate identity, “full stuffing” in terms of characteristics and 25,000 rubles in China. If the model will be sold with us for 30,000, it will be a very good offer. Z11 Max and Mini are typical middle peasants, the price in Russia will decide a lot. By the way, it is now known that the Nubia Z11 Mini will definitely be sold with us, however, the price has not yet been announced.

ZTE Axon 7

The latest device is considered the flagship of the company. And there’s something for it: stereo speakers with a large margin of volume, a 5.5-inch AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 6 GB of RAM and 128 internal memory, a 20 MP camera with support for changing focus after shooting, VR glasses in the kit and several protective functions (capillary grid scanner, fingerprint scanner, voice unlock). In general, a complete set. And Axon 7 will start selling in Russia pretty soon, although the cost is still unknown. In my photos, I have a “simpler” version of the smartphone with one camera and less memory, otherwise it is identical to the older model.

First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon line 7 First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 lineup First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 lineup First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 lineup First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 lineup First look at the new line of Nubia Z11 and Axon 7  First look at the new Nubia Z11 lineup and Axon 7

Conclusion

To be honest, of all the models shown, I liked the top-end Nubia Z11 the most. I think that you will agree with me that the device has a certain charisma. Of course, thin bezels look especially impressive. The Z11 Max and Mini are good averages, so a lot will depend on the price, and it’s too early to draw conclusions about the top Axon 7, so I recommend waiting for a full review (it will be very soon, towards the end of July).

And what do you say about the novelties of ZTE, dear readers? What models did you like, what do you think about their prospects in Russia, what price do you expect us to shelves?

First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 line

As part of a trip to Shenzhen, in addition to the headquarters itself, ZTE showed smartphones from the new Nubia Z11 line, as well as the flagship Axon 7. Today we will discuss them, and I will talk about a tour of the factory and the company's design center the other day.

Content

Specifications

I will add a detailed table with characteristics to full-fledged reviews of models, and for the first glance I used the device card in the demo zone.

First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon line 7 First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 lineup First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 lineup

Packages

This time they showed the boxed version of the devices, so I managed to take a picture of how the smartphones will look like. The packaging is beautiful, as are the complete accessories.

First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon line 7 First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 lineup

Design

The appearance of the line is partially different from the previous generation: aluminum ends, a red touch button under the screen and a red bezel around the camera. In general, the use of red in the design makes it a bit aggressive, but very eye-catching.

First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon line 7 First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 lineup First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 lineup First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 lineup

First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon line 7 First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 lineup

ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini

First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon line 7 First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 lineup

ZTE Nubia Z11 Max

If you remember, in the ZTE Nubia Z9 Max review, I mentioned that the back cover is not made of glass, but of ordinary plastic. In new smartphones, the problem was solved radically: they simply made the cover aluminum. Rather, it is aluminum in the Z11 and Z11 Max, in the Mini version it remains plastic.

All devices now have a fingerprint scanner on the back.

First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon line 7 First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 lineup First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 lineup

We also decided to switch to USB Type C.

First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon line 7

Traditionally, the regular version of the smartphone looks the most advantageous due to the use of 2.5D glass and very thin frames.

First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon lineup 7

Dimensions

Height (mm) Width (mm) Thickness (mm) Weight (grams)< /td>
ZTE Nubia Z11 151.8 72.3 7.5 162
ZTE Nubia Z11 Max 159.15 82.25 7.4 185
ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini 141.4 70 8 138

The compact Nubia Z11 Mini is close in size to the iPhone 6, and this is a very good indicator. The classic Z11 is slightly larger, but the thin bezels don't make that much of a difference. The large Z11 Max is relatively light considering its six-inch diagonal.

First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon line 7

First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon line 7

ZTE Nubia Z11 vs. Apple iPhone 6

First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon line 7

ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini

First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon line 7

ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini vs. Apple iPhone 6

First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon line 7

ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini, Z11, Z11 Max

Screen

< td>1920x1080 dots
Specifications ZTE Z11 Mini ZTE Z11 ZTE Z11 Max
Screen diagonal 5 inches 5.5 inches 6 inches
Display resolution 1920x1080 dots 1920x1080 dots
PPI value 441 403 368
Matrix type IPS IPS IPS
Protective coating Glass Glass Glass
Oleophobic coating Yes Yes Yes
Auto brightness control Yes Yes Yes
Multitouch support Present, up to ten simultaneous touches Present, up to ten simultaneous touches< /td> Present, up to ten simultaneous touches

Despite the fact that formally all three devices have the same display characteristics, there are a few nuances. First, the Nubia Z11 has smaller side bezels. Secondly, she also has 2.5D glass. Due to this, the device looks much better. By the way, you can set the launch of certain applications on swipes along the side curved edges.

First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon line 7 First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 lineup First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 lineup

Operating system and performance

The two junior models run Android 5.x and Nubia UI 3.9.9, the flagship runs Android 6.0 and Nubia UI 4.0. I talked a little about this shell in the Z9 Max review, in short, Nubia UI is not inferior in functionality to other manufacturers, we will talk more about it in the full Z11 Mini review.

< td>Chipset < td>3 GB

ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini ZTE Z11 ZTE Z11 Max
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Qualcomm Snapdragon 652
Processor Octa-core Octa-core, 2.15 GHz Eight-core, 1.4 GHz
Amount of RAM 4/6 GB 4 GB
Internal storage capacity 64 GB 64/128 GB 64 GB
Memory card available Yes, up to 200 cards are supported GB Yes, cards up to 200 GB are supported Yes, cards up to 200 GB are supported

As you can see, they did not skimp on the characteristics. The flagship Z11 is a top-end chipset, the phablet is a little simpler, and the Mini version is traditionally the “weakest” version, because even the 617th Snapdragon is enough for most everyday tasks.

Battery

< td>Yes
ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini ZTE Nubia Z11 ZTE Nubia Z11 Max
Battery capacity 2800 mAh 3000 mAh 4000 mAh
Battery type Non-removable Non-removable Non-removable
QuickCharge 3.0 support Yes Yes

The capacity numbers of the devices are not bad, support for Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0 was a nice bonus.

Cost and timing

Due to the crisis, the exchange rate of the yuan rose against the ruble, but this gave us one small bonus: it became easier to count, because all prices in yuan should simply be multiplied by 10.

The regular Z11 sells for 2,500 yuan in China, the Mini version will set you back 1,700 yuan, and the Z11 Max will cost you 2,200 yuan. If we talk about a simple Z11, then this is the model that I really look forward to in Russia, in my opinion, it is high time for the company to focus on the Nubia line, and not on the Blade. A chic screen, thin frames, good design, Nubia corporate identity, “full stuffing” in terms of characteristics and 25,000 rubles in China. If the model will be sold with us for 30,000, it will be a very good offer. Z11 Max and Mini are typical middle peasants, the price in Russia will decide a lot. By the way, it is now known that the Nubia Z11 Mini will definitely be sold with us, however, the price has not yet been announced.

ZTE Axon 7

The latest device is considered the flagship of the company. And there’s something for it: stereo speakers with a large margin of volume, a 5.5-inch AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 6 GB of RAM and 128 internal memory, a 20 MP camera with support for changing focus after shooting, VR glasses in the kit and several protective functions (capillary grid scanner, fingerprint scanner, voice unlock). In general, a complete set. And Axon 7 will start selling in Russia pretty soon, although the cost is still unknown. In my photos, I have a “simpler” version of the smartphone with one camera and less memory, otherwise it is identical to the older model.

First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon line 7 First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 lineup First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 lineup First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 lineup First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 lineup First look at the new line of Nubia Z11 and Axon 7  First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon lineup 7

Conclusion

To be honest, of all the models shown, I liked the top-end Nubia Z11 the most. I think that you will agree with me that the device has a certain charisma. Of course, thin bezels look especially impressive. The Z11 Max and Mini are good averages, so a lot will depend on the price, and it’s too early to draw conclusions about the top Axon 7, so I recommend waiting for a full review (it will be very soon, towards the end of July).

And what do you say about the novelties of ZTE, dear readers? What models did you like, what do you think about their prospects in Russia, what price do you expect us to shelves?

First look at the new Nubia Z11 and Axon 7 line

As part of a trip to Shenzhen, in addition to the headquarters itself, ZTE showed smartphones from the new Nubia Z11 line, as well as the flagship Axon 7. Today we will discuss them, and I will talk about a tour of the factory and the company's design center the other day.

Content

Specifications

I will add a detailed table with characteristics to full-fledged reviews of models, and for the first glance I used the device card in the demo zone.

Packages

This time they showed the boxed version of the devices, so I managed to take a picture of how the smartphones will look like. The packaging is beautiful, as are the complete accessories.

Design

The appearance of the line is partially different from the previous generation: aluminum ends, a red touch button under the screen and a red bezel around the camera. In general, the use of red in the design makes it a bit aggressive, but very eye-catching.

ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini

ZTE Nubia Z11 Max

If you remember, in the ZTE Nubia Z9 Max review, I mentioned that the back cover is not made of glass, but of ordinary plastic. In new smartphones, the problem was solved radically: they simply made the cover aluminum. Rather, it is aluminum in the Z11 and Z11 Max, in the Mini version it remains plastic.

All devices now have a fingerprint scanner on the back.

We also decided to switch to USB Type C.

Traditionally, the regular version of the smartphone looks the most advantageous due to the use of 2.5D glass and very thin frames.

Dimensions

Height (mm) Width (mm) Thickness (mm) Weight (grams) ZTE Nubia Z11 151.8 72.3 7.5 162 ZTE Nubia Z11 Max 159.15 82.25 7.4 185 ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini 141.4 70 8 138

The compact Nubia Z11 Mini is close in size to the iPhone 6, and this is a very good indicator. The classic Z11 is slightly larger, but the thin bezels don't make that much of a difference. The large Z11 Max is relatively light considering its six-inch diagonal.

ZTE Nubia Z11 vs. Apple iPhone 6

ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini

ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini vs. Apple iPhone 6

ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini, Z11, Z11 Max

Screen

Specifications ZTE Z11 Mini ZTE Z11 ZTE Z11 Max Screen size 5 inches 5.5 inches 6 inches Display resolution 1920x1080 pixels 1920x1080 pixels 1920x1080 pixels PPI value 441 403 368 Matrix type IPS IPS IPS Protective coating Glass Glass Glass Oleophobic coating Yes Yes Yes Automatic adjustment brightness Yes Yes Yes Multi-touch support Yes, up to ten simultaneous touches Present, up to ten simultaneous touches Present, up to ten simultaneous touches

Despite the fact that formally all three devices have the same display characteristics, there are a few nuances. First, the Nubia Z11 has smaller side bezels. Secondly, she also has 2.5D glass. Due to this, the device looks much better. By the way, you can set the launch of certain applications on swipes along the side curved edges.

Operating system and performance

The two junior models run Android 5.x and Nubia UI 3.9.9, the flagship runs Android 6.0 and Nubia UI 4.0. I talked a little about this shell in the Z9 Max review, in short, Nubia UI is not inferior in functionality to other manufacturers, we will talk more about it in the full Z11 Mini review.

ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini ZTE Z11 ZTE Z11 Max Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 Processor Octa-core Octa-core, 2.15GHz Octa-core, 1.4GHz RAM 3GB 4/6GB 4GB Internal storage capacity 64GB 64/ 128 GB 64 GB Memory card available Yes, cards up to 200 GB supported Yes, cards up to 200 GB supported Yes, cards up to 200 GB supported

As you can see, they did not skimp on the characteristics. The flagship Z11 is a top-end chipset, the phablet is a little simpler, and the Mini version is traditionally the “weakest” version, because even the 617th Snapdragon is enough for most everyday tasks.

Battery

ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini ZTE Nubia Z11 ZTE Nubia Z11 Max Battery capacity 2800 mAh 3000 mAh 4000 mAh Battery type Non-removable Non-removable Non-removable QuickCharge 3.0 support Yes Yes Yes

The capacity numbers of the devices are not bad, support for Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0 was a nice bonus.

Cost and timing

Due to the crisis, the exchange rate of the yuan rose against the ruble, but this gave us one small bonus: it became easier to count, because all prices in yuan should simply be multiplied by 10.

The regular Z11 sells for 2,500 yuan in China, the Mini version will set you back 1,700 yuan, and the Z11 Max will cost you 2,200 yuan. If we talk about a simple Z11, then this is the model that I really look forward to in Russia, in my opinion, it is high time for the company to focus on the Nubia line, and not on the Blade. A chic screen, thin frames, good design, Nubia corporate identity, “full stuffing” in terms of characteristics and 25,000 rubles in China. If the model will be sold with us for 30,000, it will be a very good offer. Z11 Max and Mini are typical middle peasants, the price in Russia will decide a lot. By the way, it is now known that the Nubia Z11 Mini will definitely be sold with us, however, the price has not yet been announced.

ZTE Axon 7

The latest device is considered the flagship of the company. And there’s something for it: stereo speakers with a large margin of volume, a 5.5-inch AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 6 GB of RAM and 128 internal memory, a 20 MP camera with support for changing focus after shooting, VR glasses in the kit and several protective functions (capillary grid scanner, fingerprint scanner, voice unlock). In general, a complete set. And Axon 7 will start selling in Russia pretty soon, although the cost is still unknown. In my photos, I have a “simpler” version of the smartphone with one camera and less memory, otherwise it is identical to the older model.

Conclusion

To be honest, of all the models shown, I liked the top-end Nubia Z11 the most. I think that you will agree with me that the device has a certain charisma. Of course, thin bezels look especially impressive. The Z11 Max and Mini are good averages, so a lot will depend on the price, and it’s too early to draw conclusions about the top Axon 7, so I recommend waiting for a full review (it will be very soon, towards the end of July).

And what do you say about the novelties of ZTE, dear readers? What models did you like, what do you think about their prospects in Russia, what price do you expect on our shelves?

And what do you say about the novelties of ZTE, dear readers? What models did you like, what do you think about their prospects in Russia, what value do you expect on our shelves?