Nubia Z11 Mini S Features, Specs, Price and Review

Nubia Z11-Mini-S
Written by Avkash Dayal
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Nubia Z11 Mini S

Nubia Z11-Mini-S

The Z11 Mini S is designed to keep up with the pace of the today’s smartphone users, and comes with a familiar processor- the Snapdragon 625, 4GB of RAM, 64GB internal memory.

Nubia Z11 Mini S Design and Display:

The metal unibody looks great and is even better to grip. The sides offer enough surface area to hold the phone comfortably without the fear of it slipping. The matte finish of the rear also helps. The borders on either side of the display of the Nubia Z11 mini S are fairly slim, letting the screen dominate the front. There are backlit capacitive buttons at the bottom for navigation, of which the home button has a “breath light” which indicates when the phone is charging. The 5.2-inch full-HD display on the Nubia Z11 mini S gets Gorilla Glass protection and a good brightness level.

On the left side of the Nubia Z11 mini S, you have a hybrid dual-SIM slot that can accept micro SD cards of up to 200GB. There are buttons on the right, a headphones socket up top, and a USB Type-C port on the bottom. Everything is ergonomically placed, with good tactile feedback from the buttons. There’s a minor bump on the back of the camera lens, but you shouldn’t worry about scratches as Nubia has used a sapphire glass lens. The fingerprint sensor on the Nubia Z11 mini S works well and it can be used to take a photo or lock an app, in addition to just unlocking the phone.

Nubia Z11 Mini S Performance and Software:

The phone is powered by the excellent Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, which offers a fantastic balance between power and energy efficiency, thanks to the 14nm fabrication process of the chipset. There’s also 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage and a 3000mAh battery. There are some interface customizations like ‘Edge Gestures’ and ‘Screen Split-up’. The former lets you view the home screen, switch between apps, close background apps and adjust the brightness by sliding your fingers in different ways along the edges of the display. Screen Split-up lets you divide your home screen and use two different apps at the same time.

The ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini S features a customized version of Android 6.0 Marshmallow called Nubia UI. This is Nubia UI 4.0 and while it comes with some interesting customization and gesture functions, is quite a mess considering its premium-looking exteriors.

Nubia Z11 Mini S Camera and Battery Life

The Nubia Z11 Mini S has a 23-megapixel rear camera. The front camera is a 13-megapixel shooter. You can also quickly switch between the front and rear cameras, toggle the flash, HDR and self-timer modes, or access settings from the main screen. Considering the price, the Nubia Z11 Mini S produces pictures that are excellent for a mid-range smartphone. Shots are clean, vibrant, detailed and extremely good to look at from the perspective of color reproduction. Although a hint of grain is visible upon zooming in, pictures are excellent on the whole. The front camera is decent for the occasional selfie as well.

With a Snapdragon 625 inside, paired with a 5.2-inch Full HD display and just a 3,000mAh battery.

Nubia Z11 Mini S Price in India:

It will cost you at Rs. 16999/- in India.

Nubia Z11 Mini S Pros and Cons:


Compact and stylish design

Vibrant Full HD display

Good camera performance

Swift computing



No Android Nougat

Screen’s edge features are gimmicky

No fast charging


Nubia Z11 Mini S is a truly remarkable smartphone with stylish looks, a good camera, steady performance and dependable battery life. Its closest rival, the Moto G5 Plus, doesn’t look as stylish, but runs newer Android with a clutter-free interface and is equally powerful.

  • 8/10
    Design - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Display - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Software - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Performance - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Battery - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Camera - 8/10


Nubia Z11 Mini S is a truly remarkable smartphone with stylish looks, a good camera, steady performance and dependable battery life.

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