ZTE nubia Alpha review: worth buying?

Created date: 03/18/2019, 20:25:00, Updated date: 04/15/2020, 10:53:26

What are the strengths of the ZTE nubia Alpha? We explain its advantages and disadvantages when compared to other smartphone. Even if you are not used to choosing between different smartphone, you'll learn to make the decision of whether or not the ZTE nubia Alpha is right for you.

Features, Performance, and Reviews for the ZTE nubia Alpha

ZTE nubia Alpha's size

The ZTE nubia Alpha is 1.4 inches (35 mm) wide, 1.9 inches (47.1 mm) tall, and 0.5 inches (13.8 mm) thick. It's extremely compact, and can be easily operated with one hand. In the case of the ZTE nubia Alpha, it weighs about 158 oz (158 g). The weight is such that it's hardly noticeable even when using one-handed. However, some people may find it tiring to use for long periods.

The size and weight of the ZTE nubia Alpha make it very comfortable to use. If you're looking for a smartphone that is easy to handle and carry around, then this should be your first choice.

ZTE nubia Alpha's screen

The ZTE nubia Alpha has a 4.01 inch screen. It comes in a standard size, and the screen is adequate for most uses. Some users may feel that they would rather have a larger screen, however.

The resolution of the ZTE nubia Alpha's screen is pretty much standard. It shouldn't be a problem for normal use, but it might prove to be a bit dissatisfying for those who wish to better enjoy their photos, videos, or games.

The CPU performance of ZTE nubia Alpha

The processing performance of the ZTE nubia Alpha is quite low at 1.1GHz×4(Quad core), and you may find minor issues even while browsing the internet or Twitter.

The ZTE nubia Alpha only has 1GB of RAM, which is fairly low. The RAM is regularly insufficient, so operation gets unstable and jerky even when using apps that are not resource intensive.

In rating the ZTE nubia Alpha's overall operational speed, it ranks at the low end of smartphones. It will lag and feel sluggish even during normal use. In most cases, users will feel the performance to be lacking.

ZTE nubia Alpha's storage capacity

The ZTE nubia Alpha has 8GB of data storage. This is fine if you mainly use email or social media sites, but if you plan to take photos and videos or play games, you should buy an upgrade.

The ZTE nubia Alpha is not compatible with SD cards, so make sure you check that there's enough storage for your needs.

The camera function of ZTE nubia Alpha

The performance of the ZTE nubia Alpha's main camera is rather low with only 5 MP pixels. If you take a lot of pictures, then you'll likely be dissatisfied with what this camera has to offer.

The battery performance of ZTE nubia Alpha

The ZTE nubia Alpha's battery has a capacity of 500 mAh, which is rather low. Compared to other smartphones, the ZTE nubia Alpha's battery does not last very long. As such, while it may prove to be adequate if you don't use it much, or are in a location where you can recharge it, in general, you should have a mobile battery available.

Overall assessment of ZTE nubia Alpha

The ZTE nubia Alpha's performance level is that of a budget smartphone. It's a bit too weak to use as a main smartphone, so if possible you should consider something slightly more powerful. However, it should be sufficient for people that only want to use the most basic functions, like making calls and browsing the internet, and for people that don't really use smartphones much.

The merits and demerits of ZTE nubia Alpha

The merits of ZTE nubia Alpha

  • Its design makes it very to carry around and hold with one hand.

The demerits of ZTE nubia Alpha

  • The battery's capacity is low, making a spare battery a necessity.
  • The CPU performance is not very good, and will become operationally sluggish when using apps.
  • The back camera is quite low-spec, so its not really suited for taking pictures to upload to social media.

Specifications of ZTE nubia Alpha

ZTE nubia Alpha
ImageZTE nubia Alpha
MakerZTE
Release date4, 2019
ColorGold/Black
OSAndroid
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)1.4 inches (35 mm) x 1.9 inches (47.1 mm) x 0.5 inches (13.8 mm)
Weight158 oz (158 g)
Display size4.01 inch
Display typeAMOLED
Screen resolution (width x height)244 x 960
Pixel density247 ppi
Battery capacity500 mAh
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8909W Snapdragon Wear 2100
CPU specs1.1GHz×4(Quad core)
RAM size1GB
Storage size8GB
Rear-camera resolution5 MP

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