Nubia Z18 Mini vs Meizu E3: Specs Comparison

by Michele Ingelido 0

Nubia Z18 Mini and Meizu E3 are powerful and attractive midrange phones and if you purchase one of them you will bring home a device with great performance at a modest price. Unfortunately, these devices can actually be ordered in Asia only, so if you are from Europe or the U.S. you can only import them. But if you are from China they are among the most convenient handsets you can actually find in the market, and this is a Nubia Z18 Mini vs Meizu E3 specs comparison in which will try to let you know which one is the best for you according to your specific needs.

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Nubia Z18 Mini vs Meizu E3

Nubia Z18 MiniMeizu E3
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT148 x 70.6 x 7.6 mm, 153 grams156.8 x 75 x 7.6 mm, 160 grams
DISPLAY5.7 inches, 1080 x 2160p (Full HD+), 424 ppi, 18:9 ratio, LTPS IPS LCD5.99 inches, 1080 x 2160p (Full HD+), 403 ppi, 18:9 ratio, IPS LCD
PROCESSORQualcomm Snapdragon 660, octa-core 2.2 GHzQualcomm Snapdragon 636, octa-core 1.8 GHz
MEMORY6 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 128 GB, micro SD slot6 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 128 GB, micro SD slot
SOFTWAREAndroid 8.1 Oreo, nubia UIAndroid 7.1.2 Nougat, Flyme 7.0
CONNECTIVITYWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPSWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
CAMERADual 24 + 5 MP f/1.7
8 MP f/2.0 front camera
Dual 12 + 20 MP f/1.9, f/2.6
8 MP f/2.0 front camera
BATTERY3450 mAh
Fast charging 5V / 2A
3360 mAh
Fast charging mCharge 3.0
ADDITIONAL FEATURESHybrid Dual SIM slotHybrid Dual SIM slot

If you are looking for the most beautiful smartphone, then you have to choose Nubia Z18 Mini. Its design is amazing thanks to its glass back creating suggestive light waves and its aluminum frame. Meizu E3 is a full metal device with anonymous aesthetics and, even though it is more solid and resistant than its opponent, it is far from having the best design. Nubia Z18 Mini also has a higher screen-to-body ratio and smaller dimensions. The Nubia mid-ranger wins even when it comes to hardware, as it has a more powerful chipset. But do not expect a huge difference in performance as they both have 6 GB of RAM and their processors are not much different.

Even the cameras should offer a similar photo quality. While Nubia Z18 Mini has a brighter aperture, its opponent has dual pixel technology which allows for a better autofocus. The batteries are similar as well (3360 mAh vs 3450 mAh), so we do not expect a big difference in terms battery life. Meizu E3 is the only one to support the mCharge 3.0 technology which can make the battery charge up to 53 percent in just 30 minutes. In its base version, Nubia Z18 Mini costs about $286/€230, while Meizu E3 costs $233/€189. We would go for the Nubia Z18 Mini due to its better design and its more powerful SoC, but Meizu E3 still remains a valid choice for every kind of user, and it is cheaper.

Nubia Z18 Mini vs Meizu E3: PROS and CONS

Nubia Z18 Mini

PRO

  • Better hardware
  • More compact design
  • Good price
  • Awesome design

CONS

  • Limited availability

 

Meizu E3

PRO

  • Bigger display
  • Good cameras
  • Solid build quality
  • Good price

CONS

  • Limited availability