Launched first in China earlier this year, the Nubia Z11 and Nubia N1 have now been introduced in India, priced at Rs 29,999 and Rs 11,999 respectively. The two smartphones will be exclusive to Amazon India, and registrations kick off on December 16.
The Nubia Z11 is a premium flagship smartphone and boasts a bezel-less display. Another highlight of the smartphone is that it comes with 6GB of RAM. The Nubia N1, on the other hand, is a selfie-focused smartphone with a 13-megapixel front camera. At the given price, the Nubia Z11 competes with flagships such as the newly released OnePlus 3T and Honor 8 smartphones. The Nubia Z1 faces competition from the likes of Moto G4 Plus and Xiaomi Mi Max both of which are priced under Rs 20,000.
Nubia Z11 specifications
Nubia Z11 features a 5.5-inch full HD (1080p) display with 2.5D curved glass and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The smartphone also features “Frame interactive Technology 2.0″ (FiT 2.0) with a Handheld Electronic Aperture for the bezel-less quality. Nubia recently claimed that the new, near-edgeless device will be different from “Frameless Industrial Design” of other brands.
Under the hood runs Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor clocked at 2.15GHz. Although the smartphone is available in two storage variants of 4GB RAM + 64GB of internal storage and 6GB of RAM +128GB of internal storage, (it is unclear if both the variants will make it to India.)
For photography, the Nubia Z11 features a 16-megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and PDAF. For selfies, it houses an 8-megapixel front camera with f/2.4 aperture. The smartphone also comes with a rear fingerprint sensor and other features include Dolby ATMOS technology and SmartPA amplifier for audiophiles. The smartphone is powered by a 3,000mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 3.0. The company claims that the battery can last up to 2.17 days.
Connectivity options include dual-SIM card slots (hybrid setup), 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth, GPS, and USB Type-C. On the software front, the smartphone runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0 wrapped under Nubia UI 4.0.
In comparison, the OnePlus 3T is priced at Rs 29,999 and features a 5.5-inch full HD display. Under the hood is 2.35GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage that can be further boosted up to 128GB via microSD card. It further comes with 16-megapixel cameras both in the rear and front. The smartphone draws its juice from a 3,400mAh battery. Other features include fingerprint sensor and 4G LTE support. The smartphone is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow based Oxygen OS. ALSO READ: This is Not a OnePlus 3T Review
Priced at Rs 29,999, the Honor 8 comes with a 5.2-inch full HD display and under the hood is Huawei’s own Kirin 950 octa-core processor with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage which can be further expanded up to 128GB via microSD card. It further includes a dual camera at the back with a pair of 12-megapixel camera sensors along with an 8-megapixel front camera for selfies. Keeping the smartphone ticking is a 3,000mAh battery with fast charging technology. Other features include 4G VoLTE, NFC, and USB Type-C. The Honor 8 runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1.
Nubia N1 specifications
The Nubia N1 features a 5.5-inch full HD (1080p) display with 401ppi. Under the hood runs 1.8GHz MediaTek Helio P10 octa-core processor coupled with Mali T860 GPU and 3GB of RAM. It further includes 32GB internal storage which can be further expanded using microSD card.
Highlight of the Nubia N1 is its 13-megapixel front camera for selfies. It has a 13-megapixel camera even at the back with f/2.2 aperture, LED flash, and PDAF support. Akin to the Nubia Z11, the N1 also features a rear fingerprint sensor. Keeping the smartphone ticking is a big 5,000mAh battery that Nubia claims is good enough for up to three days of moderate usage.
Connectivity options include dual-SIM card slots (hybrid setup), 4G with VoLTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, and USB Type-C support. On the software front, the N1 runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0 wrapped under Nubia UI 4.0.
Looking at the price and specifications, the smartphone will take on the likes of Moto G4 Plus and Xiaomi Mi Max.
The Moto G4 Plus, priced at Rs 13,499, boasts a 5.5-inch full HD display and comes powered with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor, coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. On the camera front, it features a 16-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel selfie camera. It draws its juice from a 3,000mAh battery that comes with TurboPower support which gives hours of power in just minutes of charging. Other features include a rear fingerprint sensor along with a storage expansion up to 128GB, 4G LTE, and dual-SIM support. The Nubia N1 has an advantage in terms of battery, front camera, and RAM. ALSO READ: Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus Android Nougat OTA update starts rolling out for some users in India
Xiaomi Mi Max, priced at Rs 14,999, has an advantage over the Nubia N1 in terms of the display size. The Xiaomi Mi Max boasts a massive 6.44-inch full HD display and under the hood is Snapdragon 650 hexa-core processor with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The phablet draws its juice from a mammoth 4,850mAh battery. It further includes a 16-megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED flash and 5-megapixel front snapper. Running Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the smartphone offers 4G VoLTE support, expandable storage, and dual SIM support.