While Xiaomi smartphones are making all the headlines in China, a formidable challenger has emerged from ZTE called the Nubia Z5 mini.  The Nubia Z5 “mini” comes with all the high end specification and glittering designs. The tiny price tag of $305 makes Nubia Z5 Mini a direct competitor to the $320 Xiaomi Mi2S.  The Xiaomi Mi2S comes with a smaller 4.3 inch screen while the Z5 Mini has a 4.7 inch screen. Both Mi2s and Nubia Z5 Mini comes with a quad-core snapdragon 600 processor but the Mi2s is clocked slightly higher at 1.7GHz.  Nubia has also given due importance to Z5 mini’s front facing camera which has a 5 MP lens.

 Nubia Z5 Mini Specifications

  • Operating System: Android 4.2.2
  • 4.7 inch  1280X720 resolution screen
  • 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor
  • RAM: 2GB
  • 16 GB internal Storage  expandable via microSD
  • Camera: 13MP back and 5MP front camera
  • Battery: 2,300 mAH
  • 3G, Wi-fi, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Price: ¥1,888  or $308

The Z5 mini will support 3G services for China Telecom, China Mobile and China Unicom. There are no reports yet as to whether we will see the Z5 Mini in Europe or America. The Mini’s bigger brother, the aluminum bodied Nubia Z5 is currently available at Amazon for $749.


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