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ZTE Nubia Z18 Specs and Price

ZTE Nubia Z18
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ZTE is waisting no time in putting out smartphones after unveiling the ZTE Axon 9 Pro at IFA. The new smartphone released in China is ZTE Nubia Z18 a flagship for the Asian market most likely. The smartphone offers a small round notch like that of the Essential Phone PH1 housing only the front camera. So if you are all about getting the maximum view space then you might want to check it out. Aside that, the smartphone sits squarely among premium smartphones with its flagship grade specs and design.

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ZTE Nubia Z18 Key Specs and Features

  • 5.99-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 X 2160 pixels (403 ppi)
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 CPU with 6GB/8GB RAM
  • 64GB/128GB built-in storage, no support for expansion
  • Dual 16MP + 24MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint scanner (rear)
  • 3, 450mAh non removable Li-Po battery

ZTE Nubia Z18

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Design and Display

You could say the design draws some inspiration from Essential Phone and has a typical glass build common to most flagships these days. The smartphone has a rather appealing design and much bezel cut backs than normal which is great. It is available in three different finish, a Nebula Red another Deep Dark Night Black and a special edition design. The special edition version has Vincent van Gogh’s Starry night painting design and it looks beautiful.

About the screen of the smartphone, which is a bit average for a flagship but the display coverage is commendable. Like I stated earlier, the notch at the top is round and very much smaller than the conventional one making room for more display area. The size of the display is 5.99-inch and yes it is LCD not OLED which is definitely a bit on a low compared to others as the resolution is just Full HD+.

Battery and Camera

You’ve got your fair share of power on the smartphone alongside some optimization to prolong usage. Hinted to to go up to 2 days with the Nubia Neo Power 3.0 cutting down on background operations. The 4, 000mAh capacity battery can be refilled using the latest Qualcomm fast charge technology – Quick Charge 4.0.

By the spec sheet, you can guess the camera on the smartphone is a mouthful and an impressive one at that. The primary camera is an f/1.6 aperture 16MP camera with OIS and PDAF while it is assisted by a secondary 24MP camera. In the circular notch you have an 8MP camera with all the AI rave we have in high-end smartphones.

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Hardware and Software

For a snappy flagship worth performance there has to be the best of the chipset and for the ZTE Nubia Z18 it has the fore runner Qualcomm SoC. Same as a number of flagship this year, the smartphone has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor paired with Adreno 630. There is also a Neo Power Temperature Control which is likely a cooling system or a tegulator to ease performance.

Furthermore, you can get the 6GB RAM variant with 64GB ROM or you can opt for an 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage option Since there is no support for a memory card or any other type of expansion, it is better to be more careful with your choice. The smartphone has Android 8.1 Oreo on it as well as Nubia UI 6.0 layed on top.

ZTE Nubia Z18 Pricing and Availability

The 6GB/64GB option costs about 148, 000 Naira while the 8GB/128GB version will go for around 175, 000 Naira. For the Vincent van Gogh special edition you would be paying 191, 000 or thereabout depending on the deal and your location.

ZTE Nubia Z18 Specs

Here are a few specs of the ZTE Nubia Z18:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Processor: Octa-core Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
  • GPU: Adreno 630
  • Memory: 6GB/8GB RAM
  • Colours: Black, Red, Stary Night
  • Dimension: 148.6 x 72.6 x 8.6 mm
  • Weight: 172g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM


  • Display: 5.99-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 X 2160 pixels 402 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3



  • Built-in Storage: 64GB/128GB
  • Memory Card Support:
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X:
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 4G LTE: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • 4G LTE: LTE-A (6CA) Cat 18 1200/150Mbps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v5.0 with A2DP, LE, aptX HD
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster:
  • USB Port: USB Type-C 3.0


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


  • Music Player: MP4/DviX/XviD/H.265 player
  • Video Player: MP4/DviX/XviD/H.265 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack:


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

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer:
  • SpO2:
  • Pedometer:
  • Heart Rate Monitor:
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (rear)
  • Iris Scanner:
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control:

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging:
  • Built-in Mobile Payment:
  • Water Resistant:
  • Dust Resistant:
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: 3, 450mAh non removable Li-Po battery
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging: Yes
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article ZTE Nubia Z18 Specs and Price was written by Odunayo Ezekiel. The article was last modified: July 22nd, 2019

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