ZTE nubia Play

ZTE nubia Play 5G Smartphone Pros and Cons: Nubia Mobile tech company recently unveil a mid-range flagship standard smartphone named Nubia Play, which integrated with 5G connectivity support. This phone just launched after the gaming beast series of new phone ZTE Nubia Red Magic combines along with 5G modem, and it looks like Nubia Play will become a new production line series for mid-segment with a distinct future.

This phone is unveiled on a launch event in China on April 21 and expected releases in the Chinese market within a few days, and after the announcement, it may be noticed on the global stage as well.


  1. The phone offers a 765G Snapdragon chipset integrated on a 7nm Octa-core processor and blended with a 5G connection.
  2. A quad-camera setup seen on the phone, which is accompanying by a 12 MP pin-hole selfie camera.
  3. In the battery department, ZTE nubia Play 5G will provide 5100 mAh battery capacity along with conventional 30W fast charging support.

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Design and Display

The design and body structure of the back gives an expectational look that improvised with the X shape frame design which glows on reflection. Alongside, it comes with a standard Full HD+ AMOLED panel of 6.65 inches and gives the resolution of 1080×2340 pixels, including over 388 PPI density and a high refresh rate of 144 Hz.

Memory and Internal

On the software level, it onboarded on Andriod 10 OS alongside layering of nubia UI 8.0, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G Soc integrated on 7m processor with the graphics of Andreno 620 GPU.

Nubia Play 5G comes with 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage, 8GB RAM/ 128GB internal storage, and 8GB RAM/ 256GB internal storage, which can expandable through MicroSD card, But the info regards MicroSD is not clear for now.

Camera Specifications

A quad-camera board setup of 48MP, 8MP, 2MP, and 2MP onboard on the phone, and on the other hand, a pin-hole selfie-camera comes with 12MP which will give proper front camera experience. If we talk about the features, it will have slow-motion, timelapse, AI Beaty, Extreme night mode along with 2k video recording quality.

Battery, Price, and Others

The phone offers a tremendous Battery capacity of 5100 mAh Li-po and non-removable type, which enveloped with a 30W fast charging speed along with a decent screen viewing time. It settles with satisfactory features such as on-screen finger-print sensor, face-unlock ID, proximately, accelerometer, compass, type-C charger point support. But it didn’t have a 3.5 mm jack and barometer, which are the significant drawbacks of this phone according to the flagship standard.

The official price is yet to announce, and based on our experience, it’s a mid-range flagship, then subsequently, the expected price tag of (INR 27,000) USD 355 sounds good for this phone.

ZTE nubia Play 5G

ZTE nubia Play 5G Specifications

SpecificationsZTE nubia Play 5G
Network2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
AnnouncedApril 2020
Weight210 grams
BuildPlastic frame and Back, Glass front
Size6.65 inches
DisplayCapacitive touchscreen AMOLED, 16 M colors
Resolution1080 x 2340 pixels
OSAndroid 10 nubia UI 8
ChipsetQualcomm SDM765 Snapdragon 765G
GPUAdreno 620
Card slotNA
Internal128GB, 256GB
Camera48MP, 8MP, 2MP, and 2MP
USB2.0 Type C
SensorsFingerprint, Gyro, Proximity,
Accelerometer, Compass
Battery5100 mAh, Fast charging 30W
ColorsBlue, White, Black
PriceUSD 355 (INR 27,000)

ZTE nubia Play 5G Pros and Cons

  • With the combo of battery, Soc, and GPU its looks like it will offer a proper gaming experience.
  • But on the flip side, it didn’t offer a 3.5 mm jack( as the spec state), which is quite essential for the decent gaming experience.
  • We currently lack info regarding the camera, so we’ll not comment on this department.
  • It efficiently works well with the high-end refresh rate but as a counter effect, the battery will drain slightly faster than normal.
  • The high-end Soc will improvise the performance.
  • It will offer decent battery life, but 30W charging support will only available in China.
  • The primary sensor offers a decent snap and video recording experience.
  • On the software level, the camera reduces the noise to its minimal effect.
  • The compact design will enhance its gamer looks.
  • However, it’s UI is considerably difficult to understand in the first go.
  • It consists of average weight, and the border looks thin.
  • It will feel heavier in hands.


From the current specification, it seems like the new layout design is out-of-the-box, which will blow its user’s mind and lure the attention most. Nubia Play 5g offers high-end photo experience with satisfactory battery capacity. On top of that, it features the gaming sensor button will make a decent option in the mid-range segment as well as for gaming. Until it officially released, it remains to be seen whether it can meet the mid-range flagship standard or not.

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