The ZTE Nubia Z9 is a smartphone with Snapdragon 615 Octa-core CPU, Full HD display, 2GB of RAM, dual sim 4G LTE, 16GB expandable via Micro SD, Android 5.0. It’s a phone from the compact, elegant design and a good camera. Here is the complete review!

Packaging and accessories

Very nice package but poor. The box is black with silver logo and red. It’s easy to find on the internet accessories for this smartphone.


Design and materials

ZTE Nubia Z9 has a Snapdragon processor 810, an Octa Core 64-bit next-generation architecture based on Cortex-A53 / A57. It has an Adreno 430 graphics card and 3GB of RAM. The display is 5.2-inch Full HD. The memory is 32GB of onboard memory and is expandable.

Dimensions: 68.3 x 147.4 x 8.9 mm

Weight: 192 g

SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994

Processor: 4x 2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A57, 4x 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 | Octa Core

Graphics Processor: Qualcomm Adreno 430, 600 MHz

RAM: 3 GB, 4 GB, 1600 MHz

Internal memory: 32 GB, 64 GB

Display: 5.2-inch, IPS, 1080 x 1920 pixels

Battery: 2900 mAh

OS is Android 5.0.2 Lollipop

Camera: 5312 x 2988 pixels, 3840 x 2160 pixels, 30 fps

SIM card: Nano-SIM

Wi-Fi b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac, Dual band, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB: 2.0, Micro USB

Bluetooth: 4.1

Navigation: GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS


This ZTE Nubia Z9 has the Dual SIM module and is compatible with many of LTE networks. Dual SIM with MicroSD. The dimensions are 68.3 x 147.4 x 8.9 mm. It’s heavy: 192 grams. The back cover has a good grip. THE phone is easy to handle and is quite thin. Good materials, good design and display.


Beautiful! It has Full HD resolution on a 5.2-inch diagonal, and also has great colors. The display does not have a border as the S6 Edge. The visual impact and design are excellent. Very good software that allow the display color changes. The software allows you to use the phone with one hand with simple gestures. The Gesture department is comfortable and intuitive.

Battery, Audio and Reception

The phone battery is very powerful: only the 2900 mAh available. At 18 the phone is already discharged. How to use and a duration is very similar to Z9 Max. There are many controls for energy efficiency that allow not only to act on connectivity, programs, displays, and general settings, but also to change clock, core and GPU. The bottom speaker is very good. Media playback is great and the quality headphones are good for the equalization of sounds. Good reception with all operators. Unfortunately it gives off a lot of heat.

zte-nubia-z9-camera Camera

The rear camera has 16 megapixels and the front 8. The quality is very good. Probably it improved the software that manages this device. The photos are beautiful and of high quality. Many settings options to configure the camera. So many options and so many gestures that enhance the use of your phone.

The music player is great and easy to use. The musical sound is strong and excellent gaming department.

ZTE Nubia Z9 is a great phone?

Z9 is a very interesting smartphone, based on a 64-bit platform and Lollipop. Great hardware and great software. The Snapdragon 810 processor is very powerful. The phone has a small battery and emits a lot of heat.
Z9 has a very nice design, a great display and a great software.