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ZTE Nubia Z17s (128GB) vs Google Pixel 5a (G4S1M)

Side by side comparison between ZTE Nubia Z17s vs Google Pixel 5a phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Google Pixel 5a XZTE Nubia Z17s (128GB)09Points
ZTE Nubia Z17s (128GB)
5.73"
IPS

1080x2040

12
MP

5mp

8GB
RAM

Octa-core

3100
mAh

(Non removable)

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19PointsGoogle Pixel 5a (G4S1M)Compare ZTE Nubia Z17s X
Google Pixel 5a (G4S1M)
6.34"
OLED

1080x2400

12.2
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

Octa-core

4680
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Google Pixel 5a (G4S1M)

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Nubia Z17s (128GB)9 Advantages ZTE Nubia Z17s (128GB)vsPixel 5a (G4S1M)19 Advantages Google Pixel 5a (G4S1M)
+8GB LPDDR4X33%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs6GB LPDDR4X
+128GB (114GB available)11%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs128GB (103GB available)
+170 grams (5.95 ounces)8%
Lighter
vs183 grams (6.41 ounces)
+8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)4%
Thinner
vs8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+(dual camera) 12MP + 23MP23%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(dual camera) 12.2MP + 16MP
+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
vsOnly digital zoom
+(dual front camera) 5MP + 5MP24%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 8MP
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)Advantage
You can have more mobile carriers/operators on the same device.
vs1 slot (Single-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)
2.45GHz 64bit Octa-core (10nm)vs+2.4GHz 64bit Octa-core (7nm)4%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
LTPS IPS LCDvs+OLEDAdvantage
OLED display is brighter and more vivid
1080x2040 pixelsvs+1080x2400 pixels18%
Higher resolution screen
403 PPIvs+415 PPI3%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
5.73"vs+6.34"11%
Larger screen
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
HDR photo only main cameravs+HDR photo/video on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
f/1.8 (aperture)vs+f/1.7 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) HD (1280x720)vs+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Android 7.1.1 Nougatvs+Android 13Advantage
Android 13 is newer and safer
4G+ LTE-Avs+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
(4G+ LTE-A) 450 Mbpsvs+(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps3 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
3100 mAhvs+4680 mAh51%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
Type-C reversible connectorvs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
4.2 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
USB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorvs+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
Not supportedvs+IP67 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

23 Common items in both devices
16 million
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
1/2.55" inches
4K UHD (3840x2160)
Capacitive
Multitouch
Accelerometer
+16 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

ZTE Nubia Z17s (128GB)Google Pixel 5a (G4S1M)
ModelNubia Z17s (128GB)Pixel 5a (G4S1M)
Other model namesZTE nubia Z17s NX595J 8GB RAM Premium, ZTE NX595JGoogle Pixel 5a 5G G4S1M (Japan)
Country or region availableChina(Europe)Hong Kong
China, (Europe), Hong Kong
Japan
Japan
BrandZTEGoogle
Release date10/1/20178/26/2021, Announced: 8/17/2021
Depth8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)72.7 x 147.5 millimeters (2.86 x 5.81 in)73.2 x 156.2 millimeters (2.88 x 6.15 in)
Weight170 grams (5.95 ounces)183 grams (6.41 ounces)
Build, materialsfeature not registeredAluminum body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30min

🤖 Operating System

ZTE Nubia Z17s (128GB)Google Pixel 5a (G4S1M)
System versionAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 11
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 13
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

ZTE Nubia Z17s (128GB)Google Pixel 5a (G4S1M)
Chipset64bit: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (MSM8998) (10nm)64bit: Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G (SM7250-AB) (7nm)
CPUOcta-core, 2 processors:
4x 2.45GHz Kryo 280 (Quad-core)
4x 1.9GHz Kryo 280 (Quad-core)
Octa-core, 3 processors:
1x 2.4GHz Kryo 475 Prime (Single-core)
1x 2.2GHz Kryo 475 Gold (Single-core)
6x 1.8GHz Kryo 475 Silver (Hexa-core)
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 540 (670-710MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 620 (625MHz)
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredAnTuTu: 291303 (v8)
Geekbench: 1337 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 19fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)

💽 Memory and storage

ZTE Nubia Z17s (128GB)Google Pixel 5a (G4S1M)
RAM memory8GB LPDDR4X6GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (114GB available)128GB (103GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageNot supportedNot supported

📲 Display

ZTE Nubia Z17s (128GB)Google Pixel 5a (G4S1M)
Display typeLTPS IPS LCDOLED
Screen size5.73" inches6.34" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~81.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~84.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2040 pixels1080x2400 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)403 PPI415 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 3
Refresh ratefeature not registered60Hz
Display featuresfeature not registeredHDR8
Always-On Display

📶 Mobile networks

ZTE Nubia Z17s (128GB)Google Pixel 5a (G4S1M)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardNot supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
Maximum Download / Upload450/50 Mbps2000/1024 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkEurope version:
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
China version:
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat9
Europe version:
LTE 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/2100/2600 (Bands 1,3,4,5,7,8,12,20)
China version:
LTE 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/2100/2600 (Bands 1,3,4,5,7,8,12,20)
TD-LTE 1900/2000/2300/2500/2600 (Bands 34,38,39,40,41)
LTE Cat18 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedSub6 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28, 40, 77, 78)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported

📷 Camera

ZTE Nubia Z17s (128GB)Google Pixel 5a (G4S1M)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12 megapixels
23MPf/2.0
(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
16MP ultrawidef/2.2119°
Main camera resolution3968x2976 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashDual-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered27mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo/video on both cameras
Camera extrasfeature not registered1080p@240fps

📸 Front camera

ZTE Nubia Z17s (128GB)Google Pixel 5a (G4S1M)
Front camera (secondary)(dual front camera)
5 megapixels
5MP
8 megapixels
Front camera resolution2560x1920 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered24mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/4" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.12µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

ZTE Nubia Z17s (128GB)Google Pixel 5a (G4S1M)
LoudspeakerSupportedStereo sound
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263MP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, OGG, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

ZTE Nubia Z17s (128GB)Google Pixel 5a (G4S1M)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio outputType-C reversible connector3.5mm jack
TV outputNot supportedUSB Type-C (reversible)
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNASupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSS
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

ZTE Nubia Z17s (128GB)Google Pixel 5a (G4S1M)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Fingerprint sensor
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Compass
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

ZTE Nubia Z17s (128GB)Google Pixel 5a (G4S1M)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3100 mAh4680 mAh
Charger, watts Wired charging18W Wired fast charging
Reverse charging by cable
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

ZTE Nubia Z17s (128GB)Google Pixel 5a (G4S1M)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Aurora Blue
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- Metal frame
- Back glass panel
- nubia UI 5.1
- Fast battery charging (26W): 50% in 25min
- Quick Charge 4.0
- DTS-HD audio
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Type-C to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter
- VoLTE
- Colors: Mostly Black
- Google Pay
- Google Cast

☢️ Radiation rate

ZTE Nubia Z17s (128GB)Google Pixel 5a (G4S1M)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered1.13W/kg (head), 1.09W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.47W/kg (head), 1.14W/kg (body)
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