Nubia Z17S
Nubia Z17S

ZTE has launched two new smartphones, the Z17S and the Z17S miniS in China. While the Z17S is the flagship offering with great specs, the Z17S miniS is more of a mid-range handset that features toned down specifications. However interestingly, both these smartphones have a dual camera setup on the rear and the front.

Both the handsets sport an all glass design with the Nubia Z17S featuring Gorilla Glass protection on both sides while the miniS doesn’t have protection on the rear. Moving with the trend, Nubia has chosen to go with 18:9 aspect ratio on it’s flagship device.

As for specs, the Nubia Z17S sports a 5.7-inch TFT display with a resolution of 1080×2040 pixels. It is powered by the highest end Snapdragon 835 SoC coupled with 6/8GB of RAM and 64/128GB of storage. Fuelling the device is a 3100mAh battery with support for fast charging. The handset runs on the company’s custom Nubia UI 5.1 on top of Android 7.1.1 Nougat. A fingerprint scanner is located at the back.

The main story here is the cameras. The Nubia Z17S features a dual camera setup on the rear consisting of a 12MP primary lens along with a 23MP telephoto lens that offers 2X loss-less zoom. Upfront, we have two 5MP lenses with f/2.2 aperture.

Nubia Z17 miniS
Nubia Z17 miniS

The Nubia Z17 miniS on the other hand sports a smaller 5.2-inch Full HD display. It is powered by the Snapdragon 653 SoC coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of on-board storage. interestingly, a larger 3200mAh battery is present in the device and the home button doubles as a fingerprint scanner. The handset runs on Nubia UI 5.0 on top of Android 7.1 Nougat.

The camera configuration is a little different for the Z17 miniS. Dual 13MP cameras are found at the rear and this is a Monochrome + RGB setup unlike the Z17S. Upfront, we have 16MP camera backed up by a 5MP shooter.

The Nubia Z17S costs CNY 2,999(approx. Rs. 30,000) for the 6GB RAM variant and CNY 3,999(approx. Rs. 40,000) for the 8GB RAM variant. The Nubia Z17 miniS costs lesser at CNY 1,999(roughly Rs. 20,000).