REVIEW - Nubia Z11 Max | 6 inches and lots of substance!

After analyzing several home devices nubia, today we are going to review their big brother in terms of size, we are talking about the nubia Z11 Max!

This phablet has a display Super AMOLED da 6 inches diagonal, a cutting-edge hardware compartment and the same photographic sensor present on the top of the range nubia Z11.

In conclusion, the will be successful nubia Z11 Max to surprise us? Let's find out together in our full review.

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Sales package

Il nubia Z11 Max it is sold in minimal packaging in the iconic black and red color. Inside there is quite essential equipment, in fact, we find:

  • Nubia Z11 Max;
  • Wall charger with European socket, 5V = 2.5 / 9V = 2A / 12V = 1.5A output and support for Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging;
  • USB cable - USB Type-C;
  • manual for quick instructions;
  • pin for the SIM slot.

Design and materials

A feature that distinguishes this brand from many other Chinese manufacturers is the ability to create really elegant and impeccable devices on the aesthetic front, a masterly example is the nubia Z11, but also the Max variant has its why.

Despite the nubia Z11 Max have a display from 6 inches and can be considered a phablet, it has quite small dimensions. In fact, the device has the measures of 159.15 x 82.25 x 7.4 mm for a total weight of 185 grams.

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Except for the contained plastic bands for the antennas, the shell is entirely made of aluminum, with a satin surface that provides an excellent sensation to the touch and sight.

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La construction è well done e very compact in assembly. In fact, you can understand it by placing your finger on the lower speaker where we can see how the audio is transmitted only in a minimal part.

Going to analyze the smartphone, on the Profile right we find the Power button and the volume rocker, unlike that left on which the dual Nano SIM / microSD slot is present.

The mini-jack input and the microphone for the suppression of environmental noise are positioned at the top, while at the bottom we find the USB Type-C input accompanied by the system speaker and the main microphone.

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In frontal we can notice the presence of the secondary camera, the earpiece and the brightness and proximity sensor. In the lower part, however, there are the three classic backlit soft-touch keys, which include the iconic nubia Home button with a circular shape which also takes on the role of notification LED.

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Finally, later there is the main camera accompanied by the Dual Tone LED flash and the fingerprint reader.

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The display on board the nubia Z11 Max it is a unit Super AMOLED da 6 inches diagonal with resolution Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixels and a density of 386 PPI. Furthermore, the glass has been finely cured with a type curvature 2.5D.

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Like all matrix panels AMOLED, the neri turn out to be absolute, while the other colors are always well balanced and never too saturated.

- viewing angles they are very good and I have not found particular color distortions, except for i Bianchi which tend to veer towards yellow.

If you are not particularly satisfied with the tones of the display, you can always change everything through the appropriate item in the settings menu.

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Good and responsive touch screen which can detect up to 10 touches.

In conclusion, you can fully exploit the potential of this display especially during the watching movies or during the gaming sessions, where the 6 diagonal inches are certainly helpful.

Hardware and Performance

Under the shell we find a chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 652, including a CPU octa-core with 64-bit architecture: 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A72 & 4 × 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53.

To complete the hardware equipment we think a GPU Adreno 510, 4 GB di RAM LPDDR3 e 64 GB di internal memory of type XMMUM eMMC, expandable through microSD to 200 GB.

Overall, the smartphone is a lot reactive, fluid and free from lag or various jamming. There are no slowdowns when opening apps or as regards the use of applications left in the background. Finally, also the multitasking It is managed well.

As regards the videogame compartment, thanks to the excellent graphics processor we did not encounter any problems even when opening more demanding games such as Asphalt 8 o Real Racing 3. The level of details is high and the frame rate è constant.

No problem as for the video playback, with support for files in 4K and regarding the web browsing with the default browser and especially with Google Chrome.


Photographic quality

Il photo gallery represents one of the strengths of the smartphone, as on board the nubia Z11 Max we find the same sensors present on the top of the range nubia Z11.

On the back, in fact, there is the Sony IMX298 da 16 mega-pixels with opening f / 2.0, 6 lens elements, DTI technology, autofocus PDAF and LED flash Dual Tone.

Overall, the shots made are good in conditions of good light and average for those carried out in low light situations.

I colors are played, therefore, during the daytime phase, while in the evening the sensor seems to suffer slightly.

Thanks to interface customization you will be able to take advantage of many shooting modes, such as mode PRO and all the options in the section "Camera-Family".

La camera front is characterized by a sensor from 8 mega-pixel with opening f / 2.4 and lenses to 5 elements.

Also in this case, i Selfie made are of good quality even if at night, what was said above is repeated.

In conclusion I would like to promote the photographic sector even if, obviously, we are not at the level of the top of the range nubia Z11.

4K and Full HD video tests

Videos can be recorded in 4K a 30 fps and 1080p a 30 / 60 fps with the support of the digital image stabilizer.

Audio quality

Let's start immediately by saying that the nubia Z11 Max is equipped by a chip audio WCD9335, which is able to play audio files in quality Dolby Surround 7.1.

Furthermore, thanks to thesmart PA power amplifier, the volume output from the lower speaker appears to be definitely high.

This combination definitely helps the smartphone in the final evaluation on the multimedia sector, because the frequency range is reproduced fairly faithfully, although the low frequencies are slightly subdued compared to the high ones. Finally, the sound è clean e defined.

The situation improves further while listening to headphones, ensuring more quality and greater balance.

With regard to the telephone part we encountered no problems with our interlocutor when listening in the earpiece and on speakerphone. The microphone works well and has no critical issues.


Il nubia Z11 Max presents the support in Dual SIM Dual Stand-by with support to 4G LTE Cat. 6, but can not count on band from 800 MHz.

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Although I am a customer wind I had no problems navigating through the data network, as I often hooked up the connectivity 4G even in places where with other smartphones without band 20 I could not do it.

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As regards the Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n / ac Dual band, the connection is excellent and is hooked very quickly. The switch between Wi-Fi and the data network is almost instantaneous.

To complete the connectivity we find the Bluetooth 4.1 and GPS / A-GPS / GLONASS. The satellite navigation It is very reliable, characterized by excellent precision thanks to the integrated compass and a reactive signal fix.

Il fingerprint reader at 360 ° it is precise and fast enough to unlock the device. Furthermore, thanks to the nubiaUI You can perform several other functions via the fingerprint sensor.

In fact, we could do some screenshot with a long press or take photographs touching the sensor.


Il nubia Z11 Max It is sold directly with Android 6.0 Marshmallow (initially there was talk of an entry into the European market with version 5.1.1 Lollipop) customized with thenubiaUI proprietary interface.

In recent weeks we have been able to test this software several times with other nubia devices, but this time it turns out to be well optimized e full of features.

Among these the classic ones definitely stand out gestures along i edges of the display For example:

  • simultaneous slide on the edges to adjust the brightness of the display or the volume of multimedia contents;
  • slide on an edge to start certain apps and / or switch between open apps in the background;
  • repeated slide on an edge to clean the RAM memory;
  • double tap on the top of the edges to go back.

Another very useful function on a smartphone with a 6-inch display is certainly it split screen, which allows us to work simultaneously on two different windows.

To activate it, simply slide from bottom to top starting from the base of the display.

Il software è very fluid, well optimized and free from particular bugs or slowdowns. Also in this case, therefore, we find a software translated completely into Italian, with the exception of some English words.

THEoptimization of the operating system ensures that consumption is reduced, so as to guarantee a good autonomy.


Under the body of the nubia Z11 Max we find a battery from 4000 mAh which, thanks to technology NeoPower, manages to manage the consumption of the smartphone and to guarantee excellent results.

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With utilization intense you can end the day with at least the 15% di residual battery, while with a bland use of the smartphone (Social and calls / messages) will be possible to reach also 1 day and a half di autonomy.

What's more, the nubia Z11 Max supports fast charging Quick Charge 3.0, so you can fully charge the device in about 1 now and 30 / 2 hours.


Il nubia Z11 Max it could be the right solution for anyone looking for a good phablet da 6 inches, as it can offer excellent performance on all fronts.

Il design it is very refined and the dimensions have been optimized to provide good handling when used with one hand.

What struck me in an absolutely positive way is the AMOLED. In fact, the panel in question succeeds get involved totally in the scene during the use of multimedia content or during the most intense gaming sessions.

Il hardware compartment ensures excellent performance, thanks also to the well optimized software.

For the rest, they are enough balanced be the camera that l 'autonomy. In fact, they manage to convince, but without excelling.

In conclusion, you can buy the nubia Z11 Max on the store at the price of 349 €.

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