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ZTE Nubia Z17s 128GB vs Xiaomi Mi Max 16GB (Hexa)

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between ZTE Nubia Z17s vs Xiaomi Mi Max phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Xiaomi Mi Max X14ZTE Nubia Z17s 128GB
ZTE Nubia Z17s 128GB
5.73"
IPS

1080x2040

12
MP

5mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3100
mAh

(Non removable)

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Compare ZTE Nubia Z17s X06Xiaomi Mi Max 16GB (Hexa)
Xiaomi Mi Max 16GB (Hexa)
6.44"
IPS

1080x1920

16
MP

5mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Hexa

4850
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? The PhoneMore's choice is ZTE Nubia Z17s 128GB

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best! Comment!


14 Advantages ZTE Nubia Z17s 128GB
Nubia Z17s 128GBvsMi Max 16GB (Hexa)
 65%65%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2.45Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs1.8Ghz 64bit Hexa-Core
 3 times100%
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
8GB LPDDR4Xvs2GB LPDDR3
 4 times100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
128GB (114GB user available)vs32GB (22GB user available)
 19%19%
+Lighter
170 grams (5.95 ounces)vs203 grams (7.11 ounces)
 6%6%
+Higher resolution screen
1080x2040 pixelsvs1080x1920 pixels
 18%18%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
403 PPIvs342 PPI
 119%100%
+Higher resolution main camera
(dual camera) 12MP + 23MPvs(back) 16MP
Advantage
+The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
Digital and optical zoomvsOnly digital zoom
 11%11%
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/1.8 (aperture)vsf/2.0 (aperture)
 97%97%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(dual front camera) 5MP + 5MPvs(front) 5MP
Advantage
+Android 7.1.1 Nougat is newer and safer
Android 7.1.1 NougatvsAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
 50%50%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 450 Mbpsvs(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps
Advantage
+With more SIM card slots you can have more operators and choose which one to use
2 slots Dual-SIM
(dedicated slot)
vs2 slots Dual-SIM
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Advantage
+NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
NFCvsNot supported

06 Advantages Xiaomi Mi Max 16GB (Hexa)
Mi Max 16GB (Hexa)vsNubia Z17s 128GB
Advantage
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCvsNot supported
 13%13%
+Thinner
7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)vs8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)
 12%12%
+Larger screen
6.44"vs5.73"
Advantage
+Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
3.5mm jackvsType-C reversible connector
 56%56%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
4850 mAhvs3100 mAh
Advantage
+The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
FMvsNot supported

29 Common items in both devices
LTPS IPS LCD / TFT LCD IPS
16 million
Dual LED flash
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
HDR photo only main camera
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)
HD (1280x720 pixels)
4G+ LTE-A
Capacitive
Multitouch
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
Active noise cancellation
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNA
4.2 version A2DP
USB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector / MicroUSB 2.0
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Gorilla Glass 3 / Gorilla Glass 4
+ COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresZTE Nubia Z17s 128GBXiaomi Mi Max 16GB (Hexa)
ModelNubia Z17s 128GBMi Max 16GB (Hexa)
Also known asZTE nubia Z17s NX595J 8GB RAM Premium, ZTE NX595J小米Max 2016001, 2016002, Xiaomi Max 2GB RAM, Xiaomi Hydrogen
Country or region availableChinaEuropeHong KongChina
BrandZTEXiaomi
Release dateOctober, 2017May, 2016
Depth8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)72.7 x 147.5 millimeters (2.86 x 5.81 in)88.3 x 173.1 millimeters (3.48 x 6.81 in)
Weight170 grams (5.95 ounces)203 grams (7.11 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
Operating system (OS)ZTE Nubia Z17s 128GBXiaomi Mi Max 16GB (Hexa)
Operating systemAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareZTE Nubia Z17s 128GBXiaomi Mi Max 16GB (Hexa)
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (10nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 MSM8956 (28nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.45Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
1.9Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
Hexa-Core, 2 processors:
1.8Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A72
1.4Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 540Qualcomm Adreno 510 600Mhz
RAM memory8GB LPDDR4X2GB LPDDR3
Internal storage128GB (114GB user available)32GB (22GB user available)
External storageNot supportedUntil 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplayZTE Nubia Z17s 128GBXiaomi Mi Max 16GB (Hexa)
Display typeLTPS IPS LCDTFT LCD IPS
Screen size5.73" inches6.44" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~81.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~74.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1080x2040 pixels1080x1920 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)403 PPI342 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 4
Mobile networks and dataZTE Nubia Z17s 128GBXiaomi Mi Max 16GB (Hexa)
Dual-SIMDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Dual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots Dual-SIM
micro-SIM (3FF) and nano-SIM (4FF)
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
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G/5G 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 Cat6 1800/2100/2600 (Bands 1,3,7)
TD-LTE 1900/2300/2500/2600 (Bands 38,39,40,41)
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, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE
Maximum download/upload450/50 Mbps300/50 Mbps
Messaging and callingZTE Nubia Z17s 128GBXiaomi Mi Max 16GB (Hexa)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder
Primary / back cameraZTE Nubia Z17s 128GBXiaomi Mi Max 16GB (Hexa)
Main camera(dual camera)
12 megapixels
23MP f/2.0
16 megapixels
Main camera resolution3968x2976 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 30 fps
FlashDual LED flashDual LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2.55" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.4µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo only main camera
Front / secondary cameraZTE Nubia Z17s 128GBXiaomi Mi Max 16GB (Hexa)
Front camera(dual front camera)
5 megapixels
5MP
5 megapixels
Front camera resolution2560x1920 pixels2592x1944 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720 pixels)HD (1280x720 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaZTE Nubia Z17s 128GBXiaomi Mi Max 16GB (Hexa)
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263MP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, OGG, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesZTE Nubia Z17s 128GBXiaomi Mi Max 16GB (Hexa)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorMicroUSB 2.0
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio outputType-C reversible connector3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.2 version A2DP4.2 version A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCSupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedSupported
Other functionsZTE Nubia Z17s 128GBXiaomi Mi Max 16GB (Hexa)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
Hall effect
Other features- 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
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Gray, Silver, Gold
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- Aluminum body
- 2.5D glass screen
- MIUI 8.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supply and autonomyZTE Nubia Z17s 128GBXiaomi Mi Max 16GB (Hexa)
BatteryLiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3100 mAh4850 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)feature not registeredfeature not registered
Talk timefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rate (SAR)ZTE Nubia Z17s 128GBXiaomi Mi Max 16GB (Hexa)
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered