ZTE Nubia N1

Chinese telecommunications equipment and systems company ZTE has launched its Nubia N1 and Nubia Z11 today in India. While the Nubia Z11 is a high-end phone with flagship specs, the Nubia N1 is a budget smartphone with mid-range specs, competing with other phones like the Redmi Note 3, Lenovo K6 Note etc. The phone comes with a 5.5 inch full HD display and is powered by a massive 5000 mAh battery.

ZTE Nubia N1 Pros

  • 5.5 inch full HD display
  • 5000 mAh battery
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 64 GB internal storage, microSD card support
  • 13 MP f/2.2 main camera, Phase Detection Autofocus
  • 13 MP f/2.2 front camera

ZTE Nubia N1 Cons

  • Hybrid SIM card slot

ZTE Nubia N1 Specifications

Key SpecsZTE Nubia N1
Display5.5 inch LTPS IPS LCD
Screen ResolutionFull HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Processor Octa-core
4 x 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
4 x 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53
ChipsetMediatek Helio P10
Memory3 GB
Inbuilt Storage 64 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, up to 128 GB, hybrid slot
Primary Camera13 MP, f/2.2, Phase Detection Autofocus, LED flash
Secondary Camera13 MP, f/2.2
Battery 5000 mAh
Fingerprint SensorYes
4G readyYes
SIM card typeDual SIM, nano SIM, hybrid slot
Weight190 gms
Price Rs. 11,999

Question: Does the ZTE Nubia N1 have dual SIM Slots?

Answer: Yes, it has dual SIM slots, both support nano-SIM cards.

Question: Does the ZTE Nubia N1 have microSD expansion option?

Answer: Yes, the ZTE Nubia N1 comes with a microSD card slot. It uses a hybrid SIM card slot.

Question: Does the ZTE Nubia N1 have the 3.5 mm headphone jack?

Answer: Yes, the device comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack.

Question: What all sensors does it have?

Answer: The ZTE Nubia N1 comes with fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor and a compass.

Question: What are the dimensions?

Answer: 150.9 x 75 x 8.9 mm.

Question: What is the SoC used in the ZTE Nubia N1?

Answer: The ZTE Nubia N1 comes with Mediatek Helio P10 with octa-core processor and Mali-T860MP2 GPU.

ZTE Nubia N1

Question: How is the display of the ZTE Nubia N1?

Answer: The ZTE Nubia N1 comes with a 5.5 inch full HD LTPS IPS LCD display. It has a pixel density of ~401 PPI.

Question: Does the ZTE Nubia N1 support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer: Yes, it supports adaptive brightness.

Question: Which OS version, OS type runs on the phone?

Answer: The device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Nubia UI 4.0 on top.

Question: Does it have physical buttons or on-screen buttons?

Answer: The device comes with capacitive buttons.

Question: Does it come with a fingerprint sensor?

Answer: Yes, it comes with a fingerprint sensor.

Question: Can we Play 4K Videos on the device?

Answer: No, the device can only play videos up to full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution.

Question: Is Fast Charging supported on the device?

Answer: No, the ZTE Nubia N1 does not support fast charging.

Question: Does it support USB OTG?

Answer: Yes, it supports USB OTG.

Question: Does it come with a Gyroscope sensor?

Answer: Yes, it comes with a gyroscope sensor.

Question: Is it waterproof?

Answer: No, it isn’t waterproof.

Question: Does it have NFC?

Answer: No, it does not have NFC.

Question: How good is the camera quality of the ZTE Nubia N1?

Answer: The ZTE Nubia N1 features a 13 MP primary camera, f/2.2 aperture, phase detection autofocus and an LED flash. On the front, the device sports a 13 MP secondary camera with f/2.2 aperture.

We haven’t tested the device thoroughly yet. Once we have done our testing, we will post more details in the review.

Question: Does it have Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)?

Answer: No, it does not have Optical Image Stabilization, but the rear camera comes with Phase Detection Autofocus.

Question: Is there any dedicated camera shutter button on the ZTE Nubia N1?

Answer: No, it does not have any dedicated camera shutter button.

Question: What is the weight of ZTE Nubia N1?

Answer: The device weighs 190 grams.

Question: How loud is the loudspeaker?

Answer: We are yet to test the loudspeaker quality. We will confirm this after testing the device.

Question: Can the ZTE Nubia N1 be connected to a Bluetooth headset?

Answer: Yes, it can be connected to a Bluetooth headset.

Question: Is Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing supported?

Answer: Yes, you can create hotspot to share internet from this device.


The ZTE Nubia N1 is a very good value for money device as far as our initial impressions are concerned. The hardware is very good, with a decent looking design. An octa-core Helio P10 processor, 5.5 inch full HD display, 3 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage with microSD card support, dual SIM, 4G VoLTE and a massive 5000 mAh battery make the Nubia N1 a very good contender at a price of Rs. 12,000.

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