With the ZTE Nubia Z9 mini brings the Chinese manufacturer of one of its premium models as dual SIM mobile phone to Germany. The 5-inch display with full HD resolution is in a clean processed aluminum frame eingettet. Under the rather elegant housing sets ZTE on Android 5.0with its own user interface (UI Nubia 2.8). For Power ensures an octa-core processor which is clocked at 1.5 GHz and 4x 4x 1.0 GHz. The Z9 mini also supports LTE , but you have this look for the exact model variant to get all available in Germany line frequencies are also supported.
ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini
  • Android 5.0
  • 5.0 inches (12.7 cm) 'display, 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
  • Octa-Core (4x 1.5 GHz + 4x 1.0 GHz) processor
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The display of the ZTE Nubia Z9 mini is getting to a whopping 5 inches in screen size. Quite interesting that one this size in the understanding of the manufacturer or as " Mini can designate". Not so long ago were 5 inches so the top of the smartphone range. As the model name when isHuawei P8 lite towards "mini" might be more appropriate. The resolution of Full HD displays with 1920 x 1080 pixels but is easy enough for this screen size.
ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini test: Design

The ZTE Nubia Z9 mini shows in the test not only some very good performances, but also a high-quality design.

The case coincides with more than 8 millimeters total slightly thicker than at other newer devices this display size, yet fits comfortably in the hand. Above all, the quality aluminum frame makes a good impression. As with most "stripped-down" models but falls on the little stage transition between frame and front.

operating system

ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini DisplayPort

Good color brilliance on the Full HD display. On the ZTE Z9 Mini runs Android 5.0 with Nubia UI 2.8.

ZTE installed on the Z9 Mini Android 5.0 , not the slightly updated version 5.1. But this is not a problem in our view. Anyway, ZTE changed the operation and user interface significantly. But that is Nubia UI in version 2.8. used. She made the short test a good impression and is essentially as intuitive to use as any other Android user interface. Highlight in this display size is the ability to screen to be divided into two halves. In each half can then execute an arbitrary app. For example, the above play a video and chat at the bottom.However, there is no App Drawer, that is, all installed apps only and always place their icons on the sides of the home screens from. But that is a matter of taste and does nothing to assess.

Cellular standards and Wireless

The Nubia Z9 Mini supports the ZTE officially announced version for Germany all power frequencies in this country, and all three LTE bands . However, this is a change from the original version, the date - as import variant is commercially available -. This fact does not support the800 MHz LTE frequency that is used by us primarily in rural areas. In the city of LTE reception with the 1800/2600 bands in the test was not a problem. This frequency details you should consider before you decide on the purchase for a particular model. Please see if it is relevant to you, with the respective suppliers therefore in the product description by: Which frequencies exactly dominated the Z9 each offered mini? Even without the 800 tape there should be in larger cities and densely populated areas but usually no problems. Increasingly, you can on fast internet connections yes WLAN dodge. Be it at home, in the office or at public hot spots. For all that the use of happy (and so does mobile surfing volume save) is perhaps also interesting: The ZTE Nubia Z9 supports despite its low price and the fast wireless ac, which is the currently fastest transmission standard in addition to Wi-Fi a / b / g / n.


ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini Test: Camera

The back camera makes an excellent impression in Nubia Z9 Mini test.

The rear camera of your smartphone allows excellent shots with 16 megapixels , when lighting conditions are not too bad. However, in the dark, the results are also significantly above average, especially compared to models in this price range. For very high quality in terms of color reproduction and sharpness of the IMX234 Exmor RS ensures sensor from Sony with a f2.0 aperture. Through the camera software very quickly various settings are also possible, with which even amateur photographers get their money. This way you can directly access functions such as Focus, shutter speed and aperture. One serves as a flash LED diode . As usual, videos are possible, but this maximum as 1080p. The front camera has a resolution of 8 megapixels and enormous lies with its quality far above the level of this class.This not only chic let selfies customize, but also perform video chats in high resolution. However, a 5 megapixel front cam has been announced for the official version of Germany Z9 Mini.

Processor & Performance

  • In ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini works Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 The. Octa-core processor clocked up to 1.5 GHz: the first four offer this frequency, the remaining four 1.0GHz. The processor with eight cores is based on 64-bit technology - now indeed already running, but not yet granted.
  • For the speed in everyday life also relevant is the memory. Here, the processor has access to 2 GB of RAM . Super Phones offer 3 or 4 GB. Thus, the "small" Z9 but enough power under the hood, so that the games are liquid, have graphically much to offer.


If you tend to store video, music and photos directly on the phone, can be the internal memory of 16 GB probably fill more than one would like.On the one hand understandable that in a model in this price range is not more memory is integrated. On the other hand you just go hard around a microSD. The corresponding slot is located behind the back cover, is therefore in addition to abandon the two SIM courts. (Update: We had missed us in an earlier version of this report and does not consider these separate slot.) So you can in addition to the two nano SIM cards still appropriate memory cards up to 128GB of use.

battery pack

Amazing big is battery capacity failed. ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini with a 2,900 mAh equipped Li-ion polymer battery. The version for Germany to offer even 3,000 mAh. The same order is otherwise used for XXL smartphones with 5.5 or 5.7-inch screen, which require a lot of energy for their huge displays. As the Z9 Mini does not need, you can at a tremendous endurance happy. According to the manufacturer, the phone provides a talk time of up to 43 hours and a standby time of up to 750 hours. Enough reserves for surfing, chatting, for video or music streaming.Interchangeable but the battery is not charging works by classical micro-USB cable.


When Nubia Z9 Mini ZTE especially the cameras, the term, but also display and user interface have liked us. Unfortunately, you have to decide between a memory card and a second SIM. For those who like to quickly surf via LTE, also the right of the model is important. Because only the version for the German market supports all three local LTE bands. But the import version dominated two of them. Overall, a good performancefor a model of this price class . Those who do not necessarily we value a in Germany more established smartphone brands, can here a cheapmake choice.

Technology & Data for the ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini


resolution 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels
screen size 5.0 inches (12.7 cm) '
coating Gorilla Glass 3

operating system

Operating system (OS) Android 5.0
User interface (UI) Nubia UI 2.8


Main camera (back) 13 megapixels, autofocus, LED flash
Front camera (selfie cam) 5 megapixel

Processor and memory

Random Access Memory (RAM) 16 GB
Internal memory 2 GB
External storage 128GB possible via microSD
processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Cortex A43
Cores & clock Octa-Core (4x 1.5 GHz + 4x 1.0 GHz)

SIM cards

SIM card slots Two, including a hybrid (available for either SIM or microSD)
SIM card format 2x Nano SIM
Dual-SIM type Dual SIM Standby

Networks & links

transmission standards
wireless standards 802.11 b / g / a / n / ac
Bluetooth version 4.0
sensors Bullets

Battery & Runtime

battery capacity 2900
talk time 43 hours
Standby time 750 hours


Dimensions Dimensions: 13.13 x 6.98 x 0.81 cm
talk time

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