Lets review new Android 5.1 smartphone ZTE Nubia Z9 Max with 5.5″ multitouch IPS Full HD 1920 x 1080 display with 401 pixels per inch density and tough Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and 8 cores processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, depending on modification. It is equipped with 2 or 3 GB of RAM, Adreno 405 or Adreno 430 graphical chip, 16 GB of built in memory with ability to extend via MicroSD flash memory cards with 128 GB max capacity and 2 Nano SIM cards slots. Smartphone can work in 2G, 3G and 4G networks; GLONASS, GPS and A-GPS navigation tools are built into it; among sensors there are electronic compass, gyroscope and light and proximity sensors.
In ZTE Nubia Z9 Max 2 cameras are built in : frontal one with 8 MP optical sensor resolution and f/2.2 lens aperture and main one with 16 MP resolution, f/2.0 aperture, flash and autofocusing and ability to record 4K video with 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution. It supports Wi-Fi ( IEEE 802.11 b/g/n/ac ), Bluetooth ( 4.0 ) and NFC wireless connections for data transmitting and communication with other devices; among connectors there are Micro USB port ( with OTG support for other devices connection ) for connection with computer and Li-ion battery charging and 1/8″ mini-jack out for headset. AKM AK4375 audio chip and AW8736 amplifier are built into smartphone, this should give good quality of music and sounds playback, but there is need to test it to see level of noises and quality of overall audio tract of device. Its Li-ion battery is built into smartphone ( it cannot be replaced without contacting service center or warranty void ) with 2900 mAh capacity. Device sizes are 154.8 ( height ) x 76.6 ( width ) x 7.9 ( depth ) mm and mass is 165 g.
Package contains : ZTE Nubia Z9 Max smartphone itself, USB cable, recharger, warranty card and user’s guide. All in all smartphone is good, especially 4K video, 8 cores processor and high quality audio components impress; from its minuses only built-in battery can be noted; price of device is adequate to its characteristics. This is from one side; from the other : smartphone cameras will not give high quality photos and videos due to small optical sensors and miniature lenses used, so is there sense to spend additional money on them? It is better to buy device with similar characteristics without bias into photo and video functions and buy separate photo camera with interchangeable lenses, which is far superior, than smartphone in this respect.