ZTE tends to release a mini version with every flagship model the company has (except, when the giant Nubia X6 was released). The newest member in the Nubia mini line is ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini. Of course ‘mini’ doesn’t bring the full meaning of the word, when we are talking about 5-inch smartphone. But it’s still smaller, than the full size Nubia Z9.
ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini is one really capable phone (just like the previous mini generations). We’ve seen the previous mini versions to be equipped with Snapdragon 600 and 801. Both processors have higher maximum speed, than the newest mini. The new ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini is set to run with Snapdragon 615 – an octa-core processor with big.LITTLE architecture. It has four cores clocked at 1.5GHz and other four clocked and 1GHz. You can’t get all eight cores working simultaneously. You have four powerful cores for heavy tasks and four less powerful for regular tasks. So why do you need the new Nubia, when its processor cannot compete Snapdragon 600 and 801 of the older generations (at least on paper) ? We can give you several reasons, why ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini is an upgrade worth to buy.
ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini advantages
Snapdragon 615 consumes less power and releases less heat. Also it’s a 64-bit processor, which is more suitable for Android 5.0
ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini comes with big battery increase – it has 2900mAh battery
Much better GPU
Premium design with metal frame
Android 5.0 out of the box
Having a low-power consuming processor (we are talking about the four 1GHz cores of Snapdragon 615) is a great advantage. Combine this with 2900mAh battery and Android 5.0 and it will give you much more time to enjoy your phone on a single charge. ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini can really save you some bucks compared to its bigger brother and it’s a worthy upgrade compared to the previous ‘mini’ versions. However, if you don’t want to spend so much, you can still buy an older mini for tempting price. Currently you can buy ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini for less than $300, ZTE Nubia Z7 Mini for about $250 and ZTE Nubia Z5 Mini for as low as $170. Any of these phones is a bargain deal for such price. You can find them on AliExpress