After a few weeks of teasers and leaks, ZTE Nubia Z11 Max is finally official. The phone stays true to its name, coming with a massive 6-inch display with super slim 1.32mm bezels. The screen is clearly the highlight of the smartphone, as it covers 83.27 percent of the body, which is highly impressive. This is achieved by slimming down the bezels on all sides. Plus, the Z11 Max is a super slim device, measuring just 7.4mm in thickness. In comparison, the Xiaomi Mi Max phablet comes with a 6.4-inch screen and a body which is 7.5mm thick. Well, we’ll talk more about both these devices together at their comparison later. Now, it’s time to look at the Nubia Z11 Max in detail.
Since we already started on the phone’s display, let’s talk more about that. The phone comes with a 6-inch 1080p Super AMOLED Display protected by Gorilla Glass 3, with an impressive screen to body ratio, making it stand out among other phablets. The company has used the same NubiaArc 4.0 design philosophy as its previous devices. So the Z11 Max comes with a double sided glass design with smooth round corners. The chassis is made out of aluminum. You have three color options namely black, grey and white. Nubia smartphones are usually known for their beautiful design and slim design, and this one does not disappoint.
Coming to the internals, the ZTE Nubia Z11 Max features the flagship chip of the mid-range segment, namely the Snapdragon 652 clocked at 1.8GHz. There will be 4GB of RAM on board along with 64GB (eMMC 5.0) of internal storage. This is further expandable up to 200GB via MicroSD. You also get a fingerprint sensor at the back. The phone supports dual 4G SIM cards with VoLTE. It also comes with an independent Hi-Fi decoder chip and amplifier for enhancing the audio output.
At the back, it features a 16MP rear camera sensor, which is the Sony IMX298, with PDAF, closed loop motor AF, f/2.0 aperture and 6P lens. The company has used its own NeoVision 5.9 Imaging software. The phone supports handheld image stabilization, 3D Noise reduction (could be useful for low light images), DTI pixel isolation technology and LTM area color control tech. Further, Nubia has added support for live filters for the camera, which means you can change filters in real time like video calling. Up front, the phone features an 8MP 1.4um pixel size camera, with support for fill light function.
For powering its massive battery as well as a capable camera, the company has put in a large 4000mAh battery. This coupled with Nubia’s NeoPower 2.0 technology (CEO had revealed some tidbits about this tech a few days back) promises impressive battery life. The company has not only increased the battery capacity of the device to 4000mAh, but also used power efficient hardware to boost battery life. This includes an efficient Super AMOLED display, DSP co-processor, SmartPA, closed loop motor AF etc along with 116 software optimizations. Taking all these into consideration, the Nubia Z11 Max reportedly provides up to 114 hours of music playback, 8.33 hours of navigation and 13 hours of social media apps. This basically converts into 2.82 days of regular usage and 1.76 days of heavy usage, reveals the company. And since you get Quick Charge 3.0 on the device, 10 minutes of charging can reportedly provide up to 2.5hours of HD video playback, 6 hours of talk time and 13.7 hours of battery life.
The Nubia Z11 Max runs on Nubia 3.9.9 UI based on Android Lollipop. The phone goes on sale at 1999 Yuan ($304) on June 16 at 10:00AM. The reservations for the silver colored model is already underway in China.
Since Nubia just signed Cristiano Ronaldo as the brand ambassador of the company, it is also selling a customized Nubia Z11 Max signed by C. Ronaldo on the back. Also, this edition comes with custom C. Ronaldo wallpapers along with special gifts. This particular special edition will set you back 2299 Yuan ($350) and will go on sale on June 18 at 10:00 AM.