#YouDontNeedADSLR has been the mantra of Nubia for quite some time now. Following the same tagline, the Nubia Z17 lite has launched in Nepal. Originally launched back in September of 2017, the smartphone features somewhat of an outdated specifications for the present time.
Starting off with the display, there’s a 5.5″ FHD IPS LCD panel with a 16:9 aspect ratio. It comes with a 28nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 SoC inside, paired with Adreno 510 GPU, 6GB of RAM and 64GB of non-expandable storage. Powering the device is a 3200mAh non-removable battery.
On the camera side, it comes with a single 16MP f/2.0 sensor at the front. There resides a set of two 13MP cameras with dual tone flash capable of 4k video recordings at 30fps on the rear side. Nubia claims that it produces some good quality photos but we will have to see that for ourselves.
There is a rear mounted fingerprint sensor on the back. You also get a headphone jack with active noise cancellation and DTS sound support. On the software side, all you get is Android Nougat 7.1 with Nubia UI 5.0 on top. Rest of the spec sheet include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type C, proximity sensor and Gyro Sensor among others.
The Snapdragon 653 is a bit dated by today’s standards and while it is still a great performer, it will suck up a huge percentage of your battery. Pairing the 28nm processor with a 3200mAh battery will not deliver on some exceptional battery life, but you do get Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0.
The software and design itself might also feel a bit old looking at what other players are bringing to the table these days. However, for the price of Rs 31,995, we might be able to justify its features. There are obviously better options than this one especially with newer software, longer battery life and a much better & taller display.
Nubia Z17 Lite Specifications:
- 5.5-inch FHD IPS LCD display (16:9 aspect ratio)
- Snapdragon 653 SoC, 14nm architecture, Octa-core processor
- 6GB RAM
- 64GB Internal Storage, Non-expandable
- Android 7.1 Nougat
- Dual Rear Camera with 13MP + 13MP Dual-LED flash, 2160p@30fps rear camera
- Front camera: 16MP f/2.0, 1080p@30fps
- Fingerprint Scanner (rear camera), Gyro Sensor,
- 3200mAh battery, Quick Charge 3.0
- ZTE Nubia Z17 Lite Price in Nepal: Rs. 31,955