The ZTE Nubia N1 is a very compelling budget Android phone on paper. It includes a sharp 5.5-inch full HD display with very narrow side bezels, a massive 5000mAh battery, and a power efficient octa-core chipset.
The 2.0GHz Helio P10 tri-cluster SoC housed within hasn't impressed with its gaming performance so far but is still well suited for average day-to-day usage. Moreover, it's extremely frugal with battery consumption which makes the Nubia N1 a preferred choice for anyone who prioritizes battery backup. The chipset is further assisted by 3GB RAM and ample 64GB of internal storage, which is about the best you can get for the price.
The hybrid dual SIM slot can be used to add up to 128GB of secondary microSD card storage, that is if you are willing to forgo the dual SIM privilege. The Frame Iterative Technology (FIT) used on Nubia N1 allows you to program actions for swipes on the left and right side-edges. Swiping up or down on either edge of the screen can be used to trigger specific app or to switch between apps. You can also access volume and brightness controls by pressing the side edges.
The handset employs 13MP cameras on both front and rear. Interestingly, even the selfie camera includes PDAF (almost always a rear camera attribute) for fast focusing speeds. Other notable features include Android Marshmallow based Nubia 4.1 UI, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, and USB Type-C port.
The lowest price of Nubia N1 (64 GB storage variant) in India is 12,499 INR. You can buy Nubia N1 online exclusively from Amazon.in. Consumers can also buy 2nd-year extended warranty and 1st-year damage coverage along with the handset.
- Sharp 5.5-Inch Display
- Interesting Software
- Massive battery
- PDAF for Selfie Camera