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7.4/10
Informr score
The ZTE Nubia Z20 currently has an Informr score of 7.4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 6 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.96 GHz
Screen Size
6.42"
Camera
48+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Pocket-lint

The Nubia's Z20 is a perfectly good phone, especially at its price point. It performs well, looks good, has a great screen, and a version of Android that isn't overloaded with lots of extra bloat or a heavy custom skin.

- Cam Bunton, Pocket-lint
Good Gear Guide

A better version of this concept might not be so bad but this particular gamble by Nubia doesn’t quite break even. In the pursuit of solving one problem, they create dozens more. Ultimately, the company’s bet here that the benefits of having a screen on both sides of your phone just doesn't pan out.

- Fergus Halliday, Good Gear Guide
KnowTechie

Ultimately, the Nubia Z20 is a good phone. But if it ditched the gimmicks (namely: the second display) and cut $200 off the price tag, it’d be an excellent phone – one I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

- Matthew Hughes, KnowTechie
Android Authority

The Z20 feels forced, like Nubia tried too hard to make it special just for the sake of it. The second screen is a nice conversation opener, but that's about it. Nubia priced the Z20 to sell, but the phone faces stiff competition.

- Bogdan Petrovan, Android Authority
Digital Camera World

Incredible specs for the price and a second screen around the back make up for some unpolished UI elements and ergonomic issues holding the Nubia Z20 back from perfection. With a versatile triple-camera system and the ability to capture excellent selfies though, for a certain type of user, the Nubia...

- Basil Kronfli, Digital Camera World


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Screen Size
6.42"

The ZTE Nubia Z20's screen size is 6.42 inches with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.96 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855+ (7 nm) Octa-core 2.96 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system (OS).

Camera
48+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 48+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
128/512 GB

Internal memory is 128/512 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
4000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4000 mAh battery. ZTE's performance ratings are 2324 minutes, 725 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Nubia Z20 Specs

Overview
Release date August 16, 2019
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
4G/LTE
Networks
CDMA:
800 MHz
LTE:
800/850/900/1700 /1800/1900/2100/2300/2500/2600 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
GSM:
850/900/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, 1xRTT, EV-DO, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie

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Processor Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855+ (7 nm) Octa-core 2.96 GHz
Internal Storage 128/512 GB
RAM 6/8 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English, Chinese
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 982 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 725 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 2324 minutes
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Twilight Blue, Diamond Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.863 x 7.526 x 0.9 cm (6.3 x 3 x 0.4 in)
Weight 186 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels
Pixel density 401 pixels
Size 6.42 inches
Secondary Display Color AMOLED, 1520 x 720 pixels, 5.1 inches
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP
Additional Email Features
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Unknown
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.7
Resolution
48+ megapixels
Multi-camera
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, 2nd camera feature (16 MP, F2.2, ultra-wide lens), 3rd camera feature (8 MP, F2.4, telephoto)
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack No
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Unknown
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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