Earlier this year, the gadget world was abuzz over the launch previews of the ZTE Nubia Z7 smartphone. From the previews, it appeared to be a stylish and cutting-edge new flagship product from one of the top global smartphone brands. When the ZTE Nubia Z7 did launch, it did not disappoint. I’ve been fervently awaiting the chance to try it out for myself.
What can I say, it’s a marvel of technology. The microprocessor is the Snapdragon 801 Quad Core 2.5GHz, a whoppingly powerful chip. Sure, Qualcomm now makes an 805 CPU, but that processor is intended for devices with 4K displays. The 801 chip is top of the line for a phone with a 2K display (1440 x 2560 pixels), which is what this ZTE Nubia Z7 offers.
That translates into smooth, seamless performance, with no noticeable lag, even while multitasking. I’m impatient when it comes to sluggish performance, so I’m adding this feature to the “win” column of this review. Truth be told, with this smartphone, it’s win, win, win all the way.
The 5.5-inch display is astonishing. It’s got exceptional color, sharpness, shading, and clarity of text. The screen comes with an auto adjust feature that responds to external lighting and the angles at which you hold your phone. With this phone, I won’t have to be so frustrated by an overly reflective screen surface. It’s much more manageable.
The ZTE Nubia Z7 continued to impress when I checked out the built-in rear camera. It’s a 13-megapixel camera equipped with flash. Its features include auto focus and optical image stabilization. The rear camera also shoots HD quality video. The phone includes a front-facing 5-megapixel camera as well.
As for the battery, well, it’s the non-removable kind. But the battery is excellent. We’re talking 3100 mAh storage capacity. It can handle the demands of the device. And it supports fast charging technology. If the battery gets low on power, you can juice it up quite speedily. There are many reasons to like this phone, and I can’t think of any reason why you wouldn’t want one.