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ZTE Nubia N2: 5.5-inch AMOLED with octa-core, 4GB RAM, 13MP-16MP camera and 5000 mAh battery for $249


Deemed to be in the mid-range segment, will ZTE Nubia N2 be able to stand its ground? Read on to find out more details.

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For ZTE, the Nubia series is quite a long-running one and we already have M, X, Prague and the most famous Z series. To have a new lineup called the N-series might confuse a lot of people, but here you go then with Nubia Z2:

  • 5.5-inch HD AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 720 x 1280 pixels or ~267 ppi pixel density
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Mediatek MT6750 chipset, Octa-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, Mali-T860MP2 graphics and 4GB RAM
  • 13MP primary camera with f/2.2 aperture, phase detection autofocus and LED flash
  • 16MP secondary camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • 64GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to 128GB maximum
  • DTS sound
  • Android Marshmallow 6.0
  • Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery with Fast battery charging
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • June 2017 release date
  • $15,999 Indian Rupee or ~$249 USD price tag

For starters, Nubia Z2 only sports a High Definition resolution on its 5.5-inch AMOLED screen. The number of pixels on-screen is not high and might deter your viewing experience by a little bit. We find it a little bit surprising that it doesn’t come with a Full HD resolution – especially for a smartphone of this price tag.

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Moving on to the performance, Nubia N2 have a decent amount of firepower under its hood though. With the Mediatek MT6750 chipset, a decently fast octa-core processor, good graphics and 4GB RAM; this makes for a pretty good mid-range smartphone indeed. It should blaze through most apps and games without any hiccups.

Another trick up its sleeve is by having a better selfie camera in its setup. The Nubia N2 sports a 13MP primary camera with good features which is considered to be average these days. But there’s nothing average though about its 16MP selfie camera, as it allows you to capture great-looking selfies with it. Kudos to them for listening to users, where most of us do take a lot more selfies as compared to traditional photos.

By taking lots of photos, you will then need to be concerned with the amount of storage found on the Nubia N2. Thankfully it has more than enough with the available 64GB internal storage that can easily be added up to an additional 128GB via the available microSD expansion slot.

For audio lovers, you will be able to appreciate the DTS sound that should be able to elevate your auditory senses to the next level.

Another strength of Nubia N2 is on its large 5000 mAh battery. With its screen size and the amount of firepower, there shouldn’t be a problem for it to be able to last for a full two days in between charging. Now that’s a rare feat to achieve these days.

But not all is well though, as Nubia N2 is still running on the dated Android Marshmallow 6.0 even as of now. With no confirmation of whether it will get an update, just brace yourself for no update coming your way at all.

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ZTE Nubia N2 is positioned as a mid-range smartphone but somehow it feels a bit short and doesn’t bring a whole lot of value for money. The most noticeable is on its High Definition resolution and dated Android Marshmallow operating system.

ZTE Nubia N2 was released last month in June 2017 for approximately $15,999 Indian Rupee or ~$249 USD. You can choose either Black Gold or Champagne Gold color.

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