ZTE is back with the Nubia-series, introducing the ZTE Nubia N3 smartphone. The new smartphone qualifies has the ideal mid-range flagship with nice aesthetics and impressive hardware. The ZTE Nubia N3 ticks the box in terms of trimmed bezels, nice display, dual rear camera and an all round metallic unibody. It is an all round improvement of the ZTE Nubia N2 some of which you’ll be seeing as you read on
ZTE Nubia N3 Key Specs and Features
6.0-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 2160 X 1080 pixels (403 ppi)
Android 7.1 (Nougat)
Octa-core Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 CPU with 4GB RAM
64GB built-in storage, up to 128GB with a memory card
Dual 16MP + 5MP camera and a 16MP rear camera
Fingerprint sensor (rear)
5, 000mAh non removable Li-Po battery
Design and Display
The ZTE Nubia N3 is a well designed smartphone modelled with the recent trend of mid-range and high-end flagships in mind. The smartphone is made of metal giving it that premium feel with little bezels in the way up front. However, the ZTE Nubia N3 is a bit thick considering the large battery it has, which is okay. The rear side has the camera and flash located at the top left corner, while the fingerprint is situated close to the middle where it can be easily reached with Nubia crested just beneath it.
Considering the size of the screen, the display appears long and elegant thanks to the 18:9 aspect ratio. Although, what you have here is an LCD panel, the resolution is high enough to deliver clear, vivid images owing to the 2160 X 1080 pixels display. It also has a size of 6.0-inch, which makes it ideal for watching movies and gaming amongst others.
Battery and Camera
The ZTE Nubia N3 has quite a mammoth battery which is surely an edge over its competition one that is quite fierce in the mid-range category. Powered by a 5, 000 mAh battery, the smartphone should be able to last more than a day comfortably. In addition, the ZTE Nubia N3 also has a quick charge feature that ensures lesser time to reach full charge.
Camera-wise, the ZTE Nubia N3 comes well prepared with a dual combination at the back and a single camera up front. You have the combination of a 16MP and 5MP on the rear side and a 16MP camera for selfies at the front. This is a good camera featured here, at least on paper for a mid-range smartphone and should be able to capture nice pictures.
Hardware and Software
For running tasks on the smartphone, the ZTE Nubia N3 employs a fairly powerful mid-range Qualcomm chipset. Clocking at 2.0GHz, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 has eight cores which is enough keep the smartphone running smoothly. On the other hand, you have an Adreno 506 GPU sorting out graphics on the smartphone.
Still on the hardware, the ZTE Nubia N3 carries 4GB internal memory sufficient for multitasking with ease and a 64GB storage space built-in. You also get to increase this to a maximum of 128GB using a memory card. There is Android 7.1 Nougat running on the smartphone with Nubia UI on top.
Pricing and Availability
You will have the ZTE Nubia N3 on sale come April for about €300 which is approximately 134, 000 Naira depending on your location some added fees might be incurred.