ZTE Nubia Z9 Max Specs & Price

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ZTE Nubia Z9 Max is one of those beasts from Asia offering eye-catching design and spectacular specifications for your money. A third-generation device in its maker’s Nubia range, the handset exhibits a slim body and comes with a massive IPS display, octa-core processor and features that cater to lovers of quality sound.

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ZTE Nubia Z9 Max

Build and Screen

Parading an attractive unibody design, ZTE Nubia Z9 Max boasts strong and durable construction being fashioned out of aviation-grade aluminium alloy and glass. It is rimmed with metal and covered on both its front and rear with tough Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

The handset flaunts a somewhat slim body with a thickness of 7.9 millimetres. It crams in a huge 5.5-inch display with a Full-HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels for a pixel density of 401 ppi, making for enjoyable viewing experience. You should get nice wide viewing angles on this one since this is an IPS panel.

The Camera

The camera combo on ZTE Nubia Z9 Max is one of its claims to fame. On the back is a 16-megapixel Sony IMX234 Exmor RS sensor with 6-element, F2.0 lens, LED flash, autofocus, touch focus, continuous shooting and HDR, amongst other features.

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The camera can shoot Full HD (1080p) videos at 30 frames per second. ZTE also offers an impressive 8-megapixel front-facing camera, also by Sony, to allow you take superb selfies.

Power and Performance

ZTE Nubia Z9 Max’s heavy lifting is taken care of by a robust Qualcomm Snapdragon octa-core processor, which gives you speeds of up to 2 GHz. The 64-bit processor is assisted by an ample 3 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and a Qualcomm Adreno 430 GPU.

The Nubia Z9 Max phablet runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system, with ZTE’s Nubia 2.8 user interface laid over it. Power is supplied by a 2900mAh Li-Polymer battery.

Other Features

Inbuilt storage is 16 GB, expandable using a microSD card. The Nubia Z9 Max is designed to pump out rich sound with its dedicated AKM4375 Hi-Fi audio chip, AW8736 amplifier and MHL 3.0 support.

ZTE Nubia Z9 Max has 4G LTE capability to allow you enjoy incredible download speeds of up to 150 Mbps. Connectivity features on the dual-SIM phablet include Bluetooth 4.1, NFC and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n.

Pricing & Availability

ZTE Nubia Z9 Max is not available in Nigeria. When available, you can buy it at leading online stores in Nigeria. ZTE Nubia Z9 Max price in Nigeria is expected to range from N80,500 to N130,000 depending on your location in the country.

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ZTE Nubia Z9 Max Specs

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

General Features

  • Platform: Android 5.0.2 (Lollipop)
  • Processor: Octa-core Processor, 1.5GHz & 2GHz Quad Core (Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810)
  • GPU: Adreno 430
  • Memory: 3GB RAM
  • Colours: Black, White
  • Dimension: 154.8 x 76.6 x 7.9 mm
  • Weight: 165 g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM, dual stand-by


  • Display: 5.5-inch Capacitive Touch Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (401 ppi)
  • Display Protection:


  • Rear Camera: 16MP Camera, 2160p HD Video
  • Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED Flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
  • Front Camera: 8MP Camera, 1080p HD Video


  • Built-in Storage: 16GB
  • Memory Card Support: up to 128GB
  • 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, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes USB 2.0, USB Host


  • 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: To be Confirmed
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


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

Sensors & Control

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

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: No
  • 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 40 hours (3G)
  • Standby Time: up to 666 hours (3G)
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article ZTE Nubia Z9 Max Specs & Price was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: July 22nd, 2019
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