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ZTE Nubia 5 Android Review

Oct 31, 2013 03:43 PM EDT

ZTE Nubia 5 for Android new handset launched earlier this month. The Android smartphone is cutting edge technology at a valued price.  The ZTE nubia 5 combines both hardware and software solutions. The smartphone includes a 13 megapixel camera, basic digital SLR, scratch-resistant Konica-Minolta sapphire lens, gesture controls and various photo options. There is also a second 2 megapixel lens on the front camera of the smartphone.

The company is focused on the U.S. and  major markets. Earlier this year, ZTE worked to strengthen its partnerships with global carriers to meet its customers' demands. ZTE is turning to innovation for the future to further expand partnerships. Through leveraging strategic partnerships, the company hopes to build its brand.

This is a 3G GSM unlocked phone with 4G like speeds for T-Mobile and AT&T. The phone is not locked by the manufacturer and can be integrated with different carriers. The company also announced this month its best-in-class extended protection plan for Nubia 5 and Grand S smartphones for the U.S. The price of ZTE Nubia 5 is $449.99.

The Nubia is ideal for photography users. The 2-megapixel front-facing camera and 13-megapixel camera has a professional quality  Konica-Minolta sapphire lens.  The smartphone device is capable of shooting in three different modes. Auto Mode includes features such as HDR shooting and smile recognition capabilities. The handset is 5-inches with a  1080p FHD display.

The versatile three mode smartphone for photography make ZTE Nubia 5 a complete package.  Fun Mode allows Android users to take photos and apply filters. The Auto Mode’s smile recognition technology is advanced. The ZTE Nubia 5 Pro Mode delivers 4-direction panoramic shooting, burst mode in continuous shooting. The user has complete control of focus, gradient and light functionality.

Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean

ZTE Nubia 5 is run with a 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon™ processor . An Adreno320 graphics processor is also added for quicker access to games, movies and music.  The smartphone has a 2,300mAh battery. ZTE Nubia 5 has a memory capacity of 16GB of ROM and 2GB of RAM.

Smartphone Features

Form: Factor Candy Bar

Height 5.43" Width 2.7"

Physical Size 5‘’

Technology FHD IPS (443 ppi)

Platform OS Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Camera Main Resolution 13 MP Features

Auto Focus, LED Flash, Zoom, Face Detection, Panoramic Pictures

Video Capture 1080p Performance

2 MP Processor CPU

1.5 GHz Battery Capacity

2300 mAh Connectivity

Bluetooth 4.0 Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n Mobile Hotspot


ZTE, the chinese cellphone manufacturer is the fastest growing smartphone provider for the United States to date. The handset is available at various retailers. The company aims to bring more premium devices to the U.S market for the future. ZTE Nubia 5 has outstanding and advanced camera quality. Having the Konica-Minolta lens definitely impresses. The ZTE Nubia 5 is a great smartphone that comes with a value price. ZTE Nubia 5 combines quality performance and entertainment features.

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