The Nubia Z17S features one of the best looking displays of 2018…
If you’d thought Chinese smartphones had reached their peak…think again! Nubia is known for their beautiful bezel-less phones and the newly released Nubia Z17S is no exception.
The Z17S has a 5.73-inch display, full HD+ resolution, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and comes with a flagship level CPU. What does all this mean? The Z17S has exceptional performance whilst making your old Android phone look like a prop from Space Odyssey 2001.
The Snapdragon 835 will please gamers and power users alike. You can literally load up any app, game or VR title and expect seamless smooth playback.
Intrigued? I know I am!…Join me as I delve into the details and see what’s under the hood…
- Bezel-less, Edgeless display
- Powerful Snapdragon 835 Processor
- 6GB RAM + 64GB Storage
- Fast charge (Quick charge 4.0) + NFC
- Dual high-end Sony Cameras
- No SD card
- No headphone jack
- Battery Size
Design, Display & Build Quality
The Nubia Z17S is effortlessly stylish with its gold & black glass sandwich design. If you want to turn heads, the Z17S is the phone to do it.
The main feature of this phone is of course…that gigantic bezel-less screen! With a 5.73-inch display (Gorilla Glass Protected) and a 2040 x 1080 resolution the Nubia Z17S is packing an impressive 403 PPI… this is one sexy bezel-less mama!
Nubia has teamed up with Japanese tech leaders NISSHA, to develop a new six layer foil process to implement new technologies within the display itself. The Nubia Z17S is on the bleeding edge!
Screen Tech Specs: 5.73-inch display, 2040 x 1080 resolution, 403 PPI
Colours Available: Black and Gold & Aurora Blue
Under the hood, the Nubia Z17S has the powerhouse that is… the Snapdragon 835! Which means playing games & having multiple apps open simultaneously is a breeze for this brawny beast.
Coupled with the 835 processor is the Adreno 540 which makes this a gaming dream! Just don’t plan on getting any work done if you’re a fan of VR or 3D titles…
In terms of storage & RAM, there’s 2 different version of the Nubia Z17S depending on your needs. The Black & Gold model has 6GB RAM and 64GB’s of storage whilst the Aurora Blue model has an incredible 8GB RAM and 128GB’s of storage…
Unless your favourite colour is blue? Then you’re going to want to go with the 6GB model as there won’t be much difference performance-wise.
CPU: Snapdragon 835 Processor (MSM8998) 8 cores
GPU: Adreno 540 @ 710MHz
RAM: 6GB / 8GB (LPDDR4X 1866MHz)
Storage: 64GB / 128GB
If you’re a lover of selfies or can’t stop taking pictures of your food… you’ll love this camera. The dual lens rear camera boasts a high-end Sony lens setup so capturing those trendy Bokeh shots for your Instagram has never been easier!
- Sony 12MP IMX362 + 23MP IMX318
- f/1.8 + f/2.0 aperture
- NeoVision 7.0 Image Processing
- Sapphire Glass Protection
- Dual lens
Front Camera (Selfie time):
- 5MP + 5MP
- f/2.2 aperture
- 80 degrees angle
- Dual lens
What’s in the box?
Inside your Nubia Z17S box you’ll find: a fast charge plug, USB Type-C cable and a USB type-C to 3.5mm headphone jack converter. The Type-C headphones converter is a nice touch but I recommend you buy a screen protector and case separately to keep that beautiful screen looking flawless!
Nubia Z17S- The Early Verdict
Overall this is a super stylish bezel-less phone which has all the right features you’ve come to expect from a high-end flagship phone.
From the huge amount of RAM and storage available to the powerful CPU and fast charge aspect, this is a serious contender in the edgeless arena…
If you’re looking to upgrade your Android to a bigger screen and more power whilst still having a premium glass sandwich design then the Nubia Z17S would be a great fit for you!
Tech Specs & Connectivity
Looking for the Nubia Z17S Tech Specs? We’ve got you covered in our full details table.
If you’ve got any questions, don’t forget to comment below!
UK Network Coverage? Yes, the Nubia Z17S comes with full UK Support for all carriers.
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|Screen Size||5.73 Inches|
|Screen To Body Ratio||81.7%|
|Screen Technology||Corning Gorilla Glass, Full Screen LTPS|
|Material||Glass sandwich design, metal frame|
|Colors Available||Black or Blue|
|Storage||64GB / 128GB|
|Processor (CPU)||Snapdragon 835 Processor (MSM8998) 8 cores|
|Graphics (GPU)||Adreno 540 @ 710MHz|
|RAM||6GB / 8GB|
|Android Version||Nubia 15.1 System / NeoVision 7.0|
|IP Rating (Water, dust)||NO|
|Micro-SD Card Tray||NO|
|Finger Print Sensor||YES rear|
|USB Type||Type C|
|4G Bands||B20 (800MHz) / B8 (900MHz) / B3 (1800MHz) / B1 (2100MHz) / B7 (2600MHz) / B12 (700 MHz) / B19 (800MHz) / B4 (1700MHz) / B5 (850MHz) / B38 (2600MHz) / B39 (1900MHz) / B40 (2300MHz) / B41 (2500MHz)|
|3G Bands||B1 2100MHz / B8 900MHz /B5 850MHz / B2 1900MHz|
|2G Bands||1800MHz / 1900MHz / 800MHz / 900MHz|
|SIM Support||Dual Nano SIM|
|WiFi||2.4GHz + 5GHz (a / b / g / n / ac )|
|GPS Tech||GPS, Glonass, Beidu|
|Sensors||Ambient light, E-compass, Gravity, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Hall Sensor|