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ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini Specs & Price

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The Nubia Z9 Mini is a relatively new Android smartphone from the stable of ZTE, which is one of those Chinese phone makers whose profile has been on the rise of late. The affordable dual-SIM phone flaunts an attractive display and a powerful processor.

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ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini

Design and Display

Somewhat surprising for a smartphone in its expected price range, the ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini shows off a nice, metallic-looking body which lends it a bit of a premium feel.

It features swappable rear panels to let you tweak the look of the device. ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini is neither to thick nor heavy at 8.2mm and 145 grams respectively. It sports a 5-inch capacitive touchscreen with an impressive Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and pixel density of 441 ppi.

Camera and Storage

ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini packs a remarkable 16-megapixel rear camera with Flash. There is an equally impressive 8-megapixel snapper on the front for all the selfie lovers and for excellent video calling.

The onboard storage space on the smartphone is 16GB. If the provided storage space in not enough for your needs, you will be able to add up to 128GB extra memory with a microSD.

Hardware and Software

Under the hood, the ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini is equipped with a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor running at 1 GHz. The 64-bit, octa-core chip is paired with 2GB of RAM and makes good use of the 64-bit support of the Android 5.0 Lollipop on which the smartphone runs.

The operating system is overlaid with ZTE’s Nubia UI 2.8.

Other Features

ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini packs a powerful battery of 2900mAh capacity that should be able to keep the device running for a long time. It supports two Nano SIMs, both of which can be used on 3G connections.

The phone also supports 4G LTE connectivity. Bluetooth 4.0, 3.5mm audio jack and micro-USB are among the available connectivity options.

Pricing & Availability

ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini is not available in Nigeria. When available, you can buy it at leading online stores in Nigeria. ZTE Nubia Z9 price in Nigeria is expected to range from N65,500 to N73,000 depending on your location in the country.

ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini Specs

Here are a few specs of the ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 5.0.2 (Lollipop), Nubia UI 2.8
  • Processor: 64-bit Octa-core Processor (1.5GHz Quad Core and 1.0GHz Quad-core Processor) (Snapdragon 615)
  • GPU: Adreno 405
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Colours: Black, White
  • Dimension: 141.3 x 69.8 x 8.2 mm
  • Weight: 147 g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM, Dual Standby


  • Display: 5.0-inch Touch Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (441 ppi)
  • Display Protection:


  • Rear Camera: 16 megapixel Camera, 1080p HD Video
  • Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED Flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
  • Front Camera: 8 megapixel


  • Built-in Storage: 16 GB
  • Memory Card Support: up to 128 GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, USB 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:


  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/FLAC/eAAC+ player
  • Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • SpO2: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Heart Rate Monitor:
  • Gyroscope:
  • Fingerprint Scanner: No
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: No
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control:

Other Features

  • Video Streaming:
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
  • Wireless Charging: Yes
  • Built-in Mobile Payment:
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: No


  • Battery: 2900 MAh Li-ion Battery
  • Talktime: up to 43 hours (3G)
  • Standby Time: up to 750 hours (3G)
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini Specs & Price was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: July 22nd, 2019

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