For some reason, ZTE unveiled the diminutive variant of the Nubia Z11 in China nearly two months before going official with the Max model today, while still keeping the “standard” configuration under wraps.
As suggested not long ago, the Nubia Z11 Max is amazingly almost all screen, squeezing a gigantic 6-inch Full HD AMOLED panel into a 159.2-tall chassis also measuring just 7.4mm in thickness. Don’t worry about battery endurance either, as a 4,000 mAh cell should be capable of getting you through the day without hugging a wall.
The tank can even be filled to 80 percent capacity in half an hour, and raw performance is covered by a respectable Snapdragon 652 processor and plentiful 4GB RAM. Why not SD820 and 6 gigs of memory? Because pricing isn’t as extravagant as the premium aluminum construction makes you think, at CNY 2,000 ($305), or 300 Yuan more for a special Cristiano Ronaldo Collector’s Edition.
No matter the “edition” you’re interested in, you’re looking at other upper mid-range specifications here, including 16 and 8MP cameras, 64GB expandable storage, fingerprint recognition, 4G LTE connectivity, and in the most disappointing twist, pre-loaded Android 5.1 Lollipop. Still, this writer would give his left arm to be able to tame the beast on Western shores at only three Benjamins.