A few years back a friend of mine bought a laptop that had 8 GB of RAM. I was startled and impressed by the fact that laptops had so much of memory. I remember my first computer having just 32 MB of RAM. Fast forward a few years and the time has finally come for smartphones to feature a staggering 8 GB of RAM. Doing so is ZTE’s newest flagship the Nubia Z17, which, like its name suggests comes under the branding of Nubia.
The ZTE Nubia Z17 is, by all means, a flagship as it runs due to the newest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC and an Octa-core processor. This processor, like I mentioned before, is assisted by 8 GB of RAM (there is also a 6 GB version available) and Adreno 540 GPU. This goes along with the 128 GB of onboard storage. There is also a 64 GB storage variant available but it comes with 6 GB of RAM. Like all the flagship devices of 2017, the device has Android v7.1.1 Nougat on the inside with Nubia UI 5.0 on top.
Like Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus, the ZTE Nubia Z17 supports up to 10x Dynamic zoom. This feature is supported well by the 23-megapixel and 12-megapixel dual rear-facing camera which also has 2x optical zoom like the Californian company’s flagship. For the selfie lovers, the Nubia Z17 is equipped with a 16-megapixel front-facing camera. It has an IP67 certification, an IR sensor on the top and the speaker is accompanied by Dolby Atmos technology.
A 3,200 mAh battery backs up the 5.5-inch full HD display. Oh, and the display has no side bezels. The Li-Ion battery is supported by Quick Charge 4.0 which is capable of going from 0% – 50% charge in just 25 minutes. ZTE has priced the high-end 8 GB variant at CNY3,999 which roughly translates to $583. The lowest-end, i.e. 6 GB + 64 GB comes at CNY2,799 ($411) while the 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage is priced at CNY3,399 ($499).
Here’s everything you need to know about the ZTE Nubia Z17:
- 5.5-inch, full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) IPS LCD display
- Android v7.1.1 Nougat with Nubia UI 5.0 on top
- Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with Adreno 540 GPU
- 6 or 8 GB of RAM
- 64 or 128 GB Internal Storage
- 23 MP + 12 MP rear-facing camera with f/1.8 aperture, dual LED flash, 2x optical zoom
- 16 MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
- Dolby Atmos speaker, IR sensor
- Dual SIM
- 3,200 mAh battery with Quick Charge 4.0
- Color(s) available: Soft gold, Black gold, Blue, Red, Black
- Rear-mounted fingerprint sensor