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Nubia Z9 mini is another new handset that came into the market from the Chinese manufactures. Nubia came with this device, and it is a subsidiary brand of ZTE which is the mini version of Nubia Z9. The device comes with a glass body giving it a classy look and is priced around Rs. 17,000 in India. The device comes with a 5 inch Full HD display giving a pixel density of 441 PPI and has the protection of Gorilla Glass 3. Powered with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, Octacore chipset coupled with 2 GB of RAM will be the direct competitor to Xiaomi’s Mi 4i that comes with similar specifications.

Here are the tips and tricks of Nubia Z9 mini that will be useful if you are planning to buy this device.

  • How to insert the SIM card on your Nubia Z9 mini ?
  • What is the type of SIM supported on this device?
  • How to share your Data network via Tethering on the device?
  • How to take a Screenshot on my Nubia Z9 mini ?
  • How to check for the Android Updates on the device?
  • Are there LED notification lights on the device?
  • How much is the internal storage on Nubia Z9 mini ?
  • Will the device support OTG?
  • Will the device get Android Marshmallow 6.0 Update?
  • How much battery is available on the device?
  • Can the device capture 4K videos?
  • Will the device support 4G LTE?
  • What is the Megapixel count of the front and rear camera on the device?
  • How to Backup and restore the device?
  • What are the sensors available on the phone?
  • How much is the RAM memory on the device?
  • How to insert the SIM card on your Nubia Z9 mini?

    Insertion of SIM can be a tricky thing sometimes, and every device is not the same. The back of the device is sealed hence the SIM card port is on the left edge of the device. Now to insert an SIM card, Open the tray by inserting the using the SIM ejector pin and place the SIM card(s) on the tray. Now put the tray back in the respective port and boot your device. You have successfully inserted SIM card on your device.

    What is the type of SIM supported on this device?

    Nubia Z9 mini is a dual SIM smartphone and supports dual Standby. The SIM cards supported by the device are a Nano size. Dual SIM support is becoming mandatory for every as they like to use two different number to keep their privacy.

    How to share your Data network via Tethering on the device?

    To share a Data Network on your Panasonic Nubia Z9 mini via Tethering, go to the settings of the device and tap on More option in wireless & networks. In the new window, tap on Tethering & portable hotspot and toggle the button adjacent to portable WLAN hotspot to enable that on your device. Now your device is ready to share data.

    How to take a Screenshot on my Nubia Z9 mini?

    Capturing a screenshot is as easy as it is on any other device. On this device and the captured screenshot is saved to the gallery on the device and for quick access of this, you can also open that from the notification panel on your device for the first time. In this method, you have to hold the power/lock button simultaneously along with the volume down button until you feel the vibration or hear a sound and the screenshot is captured. This captured screenshot can be shared via any application that supports it.

    How to check for the Android Updates on the device?

    To check for updates on ZTE Nubia Z9 mini, open the Settings and tap on About Phone. In the new window click on System Updates and further tap on Check new version button at the bottom of the screen. The device checks for updates displays it if there is any update available which has to be downloaded and installed. Make sure that the battery on the device is more than 50% when the update is getting installed.

    Are there LED notification lights on the device?

    Yes, the device comes with LED notification lights on it, and the home button acts as a the notification light to notify its user about the missed information or if the device is charging. To use these lights on your device, open the Settings and tap on Advanced settings. In the hardware section, tap on LED light and toggle the button’s to enable them on the device. This ensures that you get notified will all the messages that your device receives.

    How much is the internal storage on the device?

    The device comes with an internal storage of 16 GB that can be further extended up to a maximum of 128 GB via microSD card slot. Around 10 GB of memory is available for the user and the rest will be occupied by the system OS and other pre-installed applications of the device.

    Will the device support OTG?

    Yes, the device does supports the USB OTG (On The Go) drive and helps in transferring the data on from device to drive and vice-versa. This is an easier method instead of transferring it to the system each and every time.

    Will the device get Android Marshmallow 6.0 Update?

    The device comes with Android Lollipop 5.02 with Nubia V2.8 UI on top out of the box. There is no information about the device getting the Android Marshmallow Update yet. Android Marshmallow will bring many new features and also will fix bugs if available

    How much battery is available on the device?

    The device comes with a 2900 mAh battery on its back. Although its only 2900 mAh, it is decent enough to last an entire’s day charge on normal usage. Considering it being a mini device of the flagship it is a good provision to it.

    Can the device capture 4K videos?

    No, the device cannot capture 4K videos with its 16 MP camera on the rear. This is a feature that can mostly be seen in high-end devices or camera centric devices.

    Will the device support 4G LTE?

    Yes. The Nubia Z9 mini will be supporting 4G LTE connectivity on both the SIM’s and it has become an important feature in the phone as everyone is looking to be updated and have the 4G connectivity in their device. Although all the network operators still do not provide 4G connectivity yet, everyone is eager to get a device that supports LTE so then they can use it when their network operator provides it.

    What is the Megapixel count of the front and rear camera on the device?

    The Nubia Z9 mini comes with a 16-megapixel rear camera and accompanied with an 8-megapixel front-facing camera for video calling and selfies. The device is capable of taking 1080p videos at 30fps and also has the features like touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR and Geo-tagging.

    Nubia Z9 Mini camera

    How to Backup and restore the device?

    To backup and reset your device, go to the settings options from the phone and select the option Backup and reset from the System section. Now give an account where all the data has to be backed up and to select the option factory data to reset. Make sure the battery on the device is more than 50% before you start the resetting process.

    What are the sensors available on the phone?

    The device comes with sensors like Fingerprint, Proximity, accelerometer, gyro, and compass. These will be useful daily for various reasons like counting your steps, location for maps and fingerprint sensor for security.

    How much is the RAM memory on the device?

    The handset comes with 2GB support which is good enough considering it being the mini version of the flagship device. Out of the 3GB, only around 1.1 GB of RAM is available to the user, and the rest is occupied by the background applications and the system OS.

    These are the Tips and Tricks of LTE Nubia Z9 mini and if you have more queries regarding the same, do drop a comment in our PhoneRadar forum page.

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