The new ZTE Nubia N2 released in India on 6th July, 2017. This phone hopes to be a better package than its predecessor, Nubia N1. The phone is priced at Rs.15,999 and competes directly with the likes of Vivo V5, Redmi Note 4 and many others in the same price range. The main talking features of the phone includes a 16 MP front camera and a massive 5,000 mAh battery, which the company claims will last for 3.2 days without charging and with rigorous usage.
The Nubia N2 comes with the MediaTek MT6750 processor which runs on the Cortex-A54 architecture and can go up to 1.5 Ghz. The chip set is an octa-core processor with MediaTek claiming that the processor intelligently switches between the CPU and the GPU to provide optimal performance and less power consumption. Though the processor is a decent 8-core processor, other smartphone brands can offer you a better processor like the Snapdragon 652 at the same price range. The processor comes with the Mali-T860MP2 GPU which is pretty decent and should be able to handle high-intensity gaming with minor lags and frame drops. The processor is coupled with 4 GB of RAM which is pretty common for phones in this price range.
The photography department has been well taken care of in this phone. At the rear, the phone sports a 13 MP camera with an aperture of f/2.2. The phone performs well in day light conditions although low light makes the camera focus a bit laggy. At the front, there is a 16 MP camera with an aperture of f/2.0. The impressive front camera in becoming a trend nowadays with Vivo announcing a 20 MP front camera. The front camera faces no problems in low light conditions as the company claims that the front camera features a smart auto fill light capacity and a 150% brightness enhancement to photos taken in low light. The rear camera can record full HD 1080p videos at 30 frames per second which is pretty good considering the fact that the display sports a lowly 267 PPI pixel density.
The Nubia N2 comes with a 720 x 1280 pixels display which is equivalent to a pixel density of 267 pixels per inch. Since the display is not an FHD display, do not expect this phone to run 1080p videos with full clarity. The plus point about this display is that it is an AMOLED capacitive display with 16 million colors. The touchscreen supports multi touch with up to 5 touches simultaneously.
The Software and Storage
The phone comes with Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box with the company making no claims about future software updates to higher versions of Android. The phone comes with an internal storage of 64 GB which can be expanded up to 128 GB using a microSD card.
So, overall the phone is a decent one for its price. All the features in the phone are pretty decent and they would surely not disappoint. With the phone competing with Xiaomi, Moto, Vivo and others, it is an interesting thing to see how ZTE performs in the Indian market given that other Chinese brands have already established themselves in India. The phone is light-weight, weighing only 186 grams and looks sleek and beautiful. The phone is available in 2 color variants, black, and gold. The volume rockers and the lock buttons are present on the side with a home button at the bottom below the screen. The phone supports 4G/LTE connectivity which is useful for the current telecom scenario.
Specification in a nut shell
Display:- AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1280 pixels (267 pixels per inch)
Software:- Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
Storage:- 64 GB internal (expandable up to 128 GB)
Processor:- MediaTek MT6750 octa-core 1.5 Ghz
GPU:- Mali T820MP2
RAM:- 4 GB
Camera:- 13 MP rear, 16 MP front
SIM:- Dual sim (Nano/Nano)
Battery:- 5000 mAh
Cost:- Rs.15,999 (around EUR 260)