Nubia N1 | The best buy premium, the review by


Nubia over the last few months he has surprised us with a series of devices that more and more they place it among the big in the sector: Z11, then Z11 Mini and now Nubia N1.

a device balanced, performances and by 'excellent build quality which is located in the middle band of the Chinese smartphone market.

It will be a best-buy? Let's find out together in ours Full review!


Il Nubia N1 is available in preorder on the official Italian store at a price of 229 €.

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Nubia N1, the full review of

Being a device pre series we have not unfortunately the package of sale, but as soon as possible we will try to provide you with information about it.

Design, Display and Construction Quality

The device is already at a glance premium e refined, not having nothing da to envy a upper terminals, both like price That like category.


The realization is in fact almost entirely in metal on back, except for the two bands in plastic at the antennas.

On the other hand, we find a wide front IPS da 5,5 inches of diagonal protected by a Corning glass Gorilla Glass 3 very oleophobic and with finish 2.5D.

The display features a pixel density of PPI 401 and one brightness level non just highest.


I contrasts and color rendering are ottimali and make it theutilization pleasant for any type of activity, from gaming to multimedia content.


Buoni also the viewing angles which are not however absolute as in the case of AMOLED displays. There is also the possibility of winnower la color temperature in the Settings menu as we will see later.


The brightness and proximity sensors, the headset capsule and the camera are housed above the display 13 mega-pixels.


Inferiorly they are present 3 soft-touch keys. The home button is the unmistakable red circle in Nubia style, which also acts as a Notification LED.

As regards the back button e menu sometimes you struggle a little to see the backlight red under the light of the sun.


On the right edge of this N1 we find the volume rocker and the Power button.


On the left side there is only the trolley dual Nano SIMs. or to expand memory through microSD to 128 GB.


Below we observe the choice to equip this connector Nubia USB Type-C, on the sides of which we find the microphone and the system speaker.


Il second microphone it is instead placed at the top, together with the 3.5 mm mini-jack input.


The latter is what objectively brings with it similarities with the last ones Redmi home Xiaomi, although it is decidedly to the touch meglio made e solid.

Since the aluminum sometimes it tends to do a little bit soap effect, but nothing striking.


We note the two above and below bands in matter plastic at the antennas.

We also observe the camera from 13 mega-pixels with LED flash and fingerprint reader, sensor that really turns out lightning in the unlock.


Hardware and Performance

The hardware on board this Nubia N1 it's very respectable. We find, in fact, the now well-known processor octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 with GPU ARM Mali-T860 MP2 e 3 GB of memory RAM of type L.

Thanks to this configuration, the device guarantees performance really very good.


None indecision o jamming for a device that has proven to get along well in the Gaming with challenging games like Real Racing 3. The frame rate results high and temperature reached are not never very high.


Promoted also there web browsing: scroll, pinch-out and pinch-in are never a problem and show no jamming of any kind.

Antutu Benchmark

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Photographic sector

As already previously anticipated this Nubia N1 is equipped with a sensor from 13 mega-pixels with f / 2.2 and focus PDAF.


I results are good in almost all lighting conditions. Of day are balanced and with one good management of the shine and shadows.

Di notteinstead, you start to see a bit of noise, sometimes exaggerated but in line with devices belonging to the same band price.

Il flash it illuminates enough good, although not dual-tone.


La front camera makes interesting shots, but with a light one dominant red. The software is not definitive and does not allow to fully appreciate the characteristics of the sensor from 13 mega-pixel front.

Full HD Video Test

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To move this Nubia N1 thinks about it Nubia UI 4.0, interface customized by the Chinese manufacturer based on Android Lollipop 5.1 that in the coming months will update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.


The UI characterized by the classic appearance of Asian ROMs already found on the terminals of other competitors. Big icons, colored e Graphic Clean they are the master, as well as one extensive customization possible within the various menus.


It is possible, for example, to manage the calibration of the display, split the screen with the best split-screen in circulation, activate some gestures, both a screen lit. that screen off o change the functions of the buttons.


Overall theinterface It always turns out fluid e pleasant and brings it as a very important detail presence area of Italian language and Google Apps pre-installed.

Connectivity and reception

If the reception initially it left me perplexed, with the final firmware all my doubts have been dispelled. The device it takes well and it's fast in change of cell. The fullness is also present support Italian LTE networks, being equipped with the infamous band B20 (800 MHz).


Regarding connectivity Wi-Fi, band support is present 802.11 b / g / n.

The device is then equipped with GPS / A-GPS for satellite navigation and turns out quite reliable ma non just lightning in the fix.

Audio quality

L'audio It was a real one surprise, resulting in fact forte e deciso dall 'system loudspeaker. Furthermore, the sound is quite clean e top to many other devices to date on the Asian market.

Even in capsule il volume è good and quality è acceptable.



L'autonomy is perhaps the strong point for this Nubia N1. Thanks to 'huge battery da 5000 Mah I managed to forget to load it! The results obtained are indeed of well Orders shipped to Europe utilization quite intense and many social with approximately 6/7 hours of screen lit. With a more mild use, it could even be reached 9/10 hours of display lit.


With regard to the recharge I can not express myself correctly not having available its original charger. However i times they attest about 4/5h with any charger classic while they should be reduced to 2/3 hours with quick charge NeoPower of the supplied power supply.


Materials, performance, autonomy and last but not least fingerprint reader make this device a true one best buy of this end of 2016!


Pure non essendo a true top di gamma and positioning itself in the device market poco sopra i 200 € He has not nothing da to envy a devices di upper band.

definitely promoted, though perhaps like design e camera si poteva do lightly meglio!

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