Nubia Z18 Mini vs Honor 7X: Popular Chinese Mid-Rangers Compared

by Michele Ingelido 0

Just like in 2017, Nubia decided to release the cheaper ‘Mini’ version of the Z series before the real flagship Z18 this year too. Nubia Z18 Mini is official and it is one of the most interesting mid-rangers without any doubt. That is why we think it is time to compare it with the other interesting and popular mid-rangers in the market. We have already compared the Nubia Z18 vs Redmi Note 5 Pro and now we are moving on to other phones which are priced close to the Z18 Mini.

Honor 7X is one of the best-sellers in the mid-range sector and, given that Z18 Mini has extremely interesting specs, we want to let you know which one fits your needs. Below, you can find the Nubia Z18 Mini vs Honor 7X specs comparison.

nubia z18 mini vs honor 7x

ZTE Nubia Z18 Mini vs Huawei Honor 7X

Nubia Z18 Mini Huawei Honor 7X
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT 148 x 70.6 x 7.6 mm, 153 grams 156.5 x 75.3 x 7.6 mm, 165 grams
DISPLAY 5.7 inches, 1080 x 2160p (Full HD+), 424 ppi, 18:9 ratio, LTPS IPS LCD 5.93 inches, 1080 x 2160p (Full HD+), 407 ppi, 18:9 ratio, IPS LCD
PROCESSOR Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, octa-core 2.2 GHz HiSilicon Kirin 659, octa-core 2.36 GHz
MEMORY 6 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 128 GB, micro SD slot 3 GB RAM, 32 GB – 4 GB RAM, 32 GB – 4 GB RAM, 64 GB, micro SD slot
SOFTWARE Android 8.1 Oreo, nubia UI Android 7.0 Nougat, EMUI 5.1
CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS
CAMERA Dual 24 + 5 MP f/1.7
8 MP f/2.0 front camera
Dual 16 + 2 MP
8 MP front camera
BATTERY 3450 mAh
Fast charging 5V / 2A
3340 mAh
ADDITIONAL FEATURES Hybrid Dual SIM slot Hybrid Dual SIM slot

The most evident difference between Nubia Z18 Mini and Honor 7X is their design. The first has a glass back and an aluminum frame, while the second has a full metal unibody design. Both have the same 7.6 mm thickness and a similar weight, but Nubia Z18 Mini is much more attractive due to its Honor 9-reminiscent backplate. It also appears to have a higher screen-to-body ratio and smaller dimensions. In terms of hardware, Nubia Z18 Mini wins again.

It has a much more powerful SoC and also 6 GB of RAM, that is 2 GB more than the most powerful configuration of Honor 7X. There are still no camera samples, but we believe Nubia Z18 Mini’s dual camera will shoot better photos due to its brighter f/1.7 aperture and its 24 and 5 MP resolutions. Front cameras, batteries and displays should offer similar performances. Nubia Z18 Mini is a way better phone, but Honor 7X is much more affordable ($286/€230 in China vs $204/€165 in the global market for the base configurations).

ZTE Nubia Z18 Mini vs Huawei Honor 7X: PROS and CONS

Nubia Z18 Mini


  • Smaller dimensions
  • Attractive design
  • Powerful hardware
  • Potentially better cameras


  • Higher price


Huawei Honor 7X


  • Good built quality
  • Affordable price
  • Good battery
  • Bigger display


  • Less Powerful hardware