Nubia Z11 miniS – Travel Story

A snappy new smartphone – The Nubia Z11 miniS has launched in India today and I can finally share my experience with the device – I had carried it with me to my recent road-trip in Rajasthan, discovering Jaisalmer & Bikaner and have only been able to share sneak peeks until now! Today I can show you all the amazing photographs I took using this feature-packed smartphone while I used it as a replacement for my usual DLSR – heck I even did a quick outfit shoot with the device and it came out great! Great enough to share right here on the blog!

You can purchase the phone exclusively on Amazon India (in stock on March 23rd but can be ordered now!). Click here to go to the shoppable link.

A quick introduction to the Nubia Z11 miniS and my favorite features of the smartphone:
The body is 158 gms and comes in two colors – khaki grey & moon gold. I went for the khaki grey and it compliments any outfit.
Nubia Z11 miniS | Akanksha Redhu | flower phone

Nubia Z11 miniS | Akanksha Redhu | pool selfie

It clicks beautiful selfies with an impressive depth of field so your face doesn’t end up looking like a pasty flat surface. Does rather well in low light as well. The best selfies are, in my opinion, clicked in direct sunlight. But this one was clicked in the shade and looks smashing. The selfie camera is an impressive 13-megapixel one, built with the SONY IMX258 Exmor RS sensor.
Nubia Z11 miniS | Akanksha Redhu | outfit selfie

This selfie has been clicked in direct sunlight with no makeup on so the camera does a good job of smoothing the skin out smartly.
Nubia Z11 miniS | Akanksha Redhu | sunlight selfie

Takes clear photographs with really clear details. That is because of the 23MP rear camera with 6P Sapphire lens and F2.0 aperture which helps capture sharper details even in low light. It also has a rapid focus of 0.1 seconds! During lunch at Suryagarh, I took this photograph of my glass of beer. The focus is on the glass which is why the background appears a bit blurred. The 2nd photograph is merely a zoom in of the same photograph showing you exactly how impressive the details come out. You can even spot the tiny bubbles clearly.
Nubia Z11 miniS | Akanksha Redhu | beer glass

Nubia Z11 miniS | Akanksha Redhu | close up of glass

Beauty Camera that allows you to play with your photographs and editing which is perfect if you’re a blogger like me and need your content to be just perfect. A lot of fun things to play around with like multiple exposure, slow shutter, star trail, trajectory, clone, a macro camera, panorama and lots more. Here are some pics I got clicked of my outfit at Narendra Bhawan using the device.
Nubia Z11 miniS | Akanksha Redhu | full front outfit

Nubia Z11 miniS | Akanksha Redhu | half front outfit

Nubia Z11 miniS | Akanksha Redhu | details rings outfit

Nubia Z11 miniS | Akanksha Redhu | details necklace

A sleek metal unibody that makes the Nubia Z11 miniS a good-looking and stylish phone, perfect for someone who loves her outfits and likes to accessorize! The metal frame is made of 6000 series Aluminum Alloy with matte and frosting surfaces. Love how the device is not too small or too big but a perfect fit in my hand. The screen is a 5.2″ full-HD screen that has a vibrant display and makes all photos pop!
Nubia Z11 miniS | Akanksha Redhu | pic of property in phone

Nubia Z11 miniS | Akanksha Redhu | pool pic in phone
Here is what this particular photograph turned out to be like.
Nubia Z11 miniS | Akanksha Redhu | pic of pool

Nubia Z11 miniS | Akanksha Redhu | phone in hand half dress

Some more photographs I clicked using the Nubia Z11 miniS
Nubia Z11 miniS | Akanksha Redhu | sitting in pool

I like how it performs in settings of high-contrast as well. It has captured the bright outdoors as well as it has captured places under the shade.
Nubia Z11 miniS | Akanksha Redhu | infinity pool and beyond

Nubia Z11 miniS | Akanksha Redhu | fort and sky

Nubia Z11 miniS | Akanksha Redhu | exploring fort full front

Colors are also captured with a really good balance.
Nubia Z11 miniS | Akanksha Redhu | picnic lunch

Nubia Z11 miniS | Akanksha Redhu | sunglass focus

Nubia Z11 miniS | Akanksha Redhu | suryagarh perspective

Nubia Z11 miniS | Akanksha Redhu | necklaces

Look at how well it has captured the flying birds at Suryagarh!
Nubia Z11 miniS | Akanksha Redhu | birds fly suryagarh entrnce

Nubia Z11 miniS | Akanksha Redhu | marble monument

Nubia Z11 miniS | Akanksha Redhu | full front explore jaisalmer

Nubia Z11 miniS | Akanksha Redhu | laxmi nivas monument

An impressive battery life and a multi-functional fingerprint recognition which makes me feel super high-tech. I mostly took a lot of photographs and a few videos using the device and I needed to charge it only once during my 8 day road-trip. Granted I did not use it for surfing the web or doing heavy stuff like watching youtube videos, the battery performed really well.

Nubia Z11 miniS | Akanksha Redhu | phone with food

Nubia Z11 miniS | Akanksha Redhu | portrait phone

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17 Comments

  • Reply March 22, 2017

    Sandy

    Nubia z11 looks nice. I will check it.

    • Reply March 23, 2017

      admin

      Thank you for the comment!

  • Reply March 24, 2017

    Neha Singh

    Wow These all photo’s are just amazing. Thanks to the akanksha, for bringing us so many beautiful photographs.

    • Reply March 28, 2017

      admin

      Thank you so much for the comment!

  • Reply March 26, 2017

    Pranav Jain

    Would have been great if you have not added url to the buying page in every image.
    Without having the option to see the image at its original size (to zoom and understand the picture details captured by this phone) the review is completed based on the author.

    • Reply March 28, 2017

      admin

      Hi Pranav, Thank you so much for the feedback. However since I do not provide the option of zooming in on any of the photographs across the blog for any blog post, I have kept the same format for this blog post as well. There is one zoomed in photograph that I have shared in the post for a better understanding of the details captured by the phone camera for the same purpose 🙂

  • Reply March 28, 2017

    Snipby

    Nice blog sir please thank you for sharing such a great blog.

  • Reply April 4, 2017

    Nitin

    Nubia z11 could surely be a great phone for photo clicking lovers. After viewing the photographs (well nice shots Akanksha) you clicked through this phone, the camera quality seems to be great. I am sure, this phone could do wonders and would be a good option to DSLR especially when carrying on travel trips. Thanks for the review, Akanksha & keep rocking as always 🙂

    • Reply April 4, 2017

      admin

      Thank you so much for your kind words Nitin!

  • Reply April 20, 2017

    swathisingh

    these are all photos are so goood
    thank you for sharing this article of pics

    • Reply April 22, 2017

      admin

      Thank you so much!

  • Reply April 25, 2017

    Parijat Mathur

    Decent written review unlike the plethora of insane vocced reviews out there. Intriguing locales and nice model.

    Looking at the pics, the colours have been captured nice and though the resolution is high at 23MP still the images look somewhat hollow.

    Quite not DSLR type, what do you think?(contemplating buying MiniS)

    • Reply April 25, 2017

      admin

      It may not match a dslr quality completely but it certainly is very much lighter and easier to carry and use 🙂 and for those qualities, the images it captures are really good I’d say 🙂 Thank you so much for your comment!

  • Reply April 27, 2017

    Parijat Mathur

    Yah, tired of neck lugging mine Sony DSLR here ☺

    Any ideas as to how the miniS compares to the Sony X which harbours the exact same sensors(23/13MP).

    Technicalities aside, how to get to see more of (bare)you😉

  • Reply May 11, 2017

    Mola

    Well, I see no clear photos on any of the post for a 23/13 MP camera! It’s so blurry/ faded!!

  • Reply May 16, 2017

    shweta kanungo

    pics are amazing dear

    • Reply May 18, 2017

      admin

      Thank you!

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