Nubia Z17 review: what an amazing camera

10 months ago

The Nubia Z17 was announced on 1st June in Beijing. Our Nubia Z17 review reveals it with excellent combination of performance and hardware. The most stand-out feature of Nubia phones has been innovative photography. Also, what set the phone aside from it’s rivals was the presence of Quick Charge 4.0, making it the first smartphone to have this feature.


One of my favorite feature on the phone is the clone camera. The software has always played an important role in a smartphone camera, but the Z17 makes substantial improvements in the camera hardware as well. Adopting the trend, the new Nubia flagship comes with two powerful cameras at the back. Apart from improving the quality of the images captured, the two cameras at the back perform a very important function of creating a smooth SLR like depth of field effect. It’s worth adding that Nubia Z17 makes use of a smart AI technology to ensure the blurring effect is more natural.

The dual rear cameras are 12 megapixels + 23 megapixels (yes, the 23MP sensor is the secondary camera), with 1.4μm single large size pixel similar to the Samsung Galaxy S8, sensor size is 1/2.55 inches, f1.8 big aperture, 2x dual-camera zoom, 10x dynamic zoom. The imaging quality, as you can see from samples, is excellent. The front camera is of 16 million pixels.

With the Snapdragon 835 chip and 6 / 8GB of RAM, the performance on the device is super smooth. The real highlight of the Z17 is the dual camera setup at the back, a rather good one, which manages to capture great low light images, thanks to the large pixel sensor. The support for high-quality dual camera zoom up to 2x times is an added plus.

The Nubia Z17 is fueled by a 3200mAh battery which supports Quick Charge 4.0, meaning, the phone can go from 0% to 50% in a mere 25 minutes. Not just this, the Z17 comes with the Dolby Atmos speaker and an IR blaster. The Nubia Z17 is IP67 certified and can withstand depths up to 1m.

As far as overall performance goes, Nubia Z17 is a very worthy flagship, making it one of the best Android flagship in the market right now.