" if there's any actual practical sense in it at this point in time"
Yes it's the ONLY manufacturer that actually/finally makes sense to have a 64-bit OS!!!!!
For all other manufacturers this quad-core +3GB +64-bit OS nonsense, is just a pissing contest!
"The microSD slot has also been dropped in favor of 32GB of internal storage"
THAT is NOT okay :-(
"...of 5.2 inches, but resolution is quoted to be FullHD, and not QHD,..."
But resolution wise we see again some common sense! All these manufacturers using QHD on 5.x to 6" devices are ridiculous. Sure, show me QHD on a 50" LCD-TV not on a phone. For god's sake, the only body item that sees most of the screen is my ear!
You almost gotta love these ZTE guys for this.
I bet this sexy monster will come with this spec:
* 4 GHz CPU
* 8 GB RAM
* 5.5" screen
* Waterproof and dustproof body and a sd slot.
It will sure kill those mighty smartphone like s6 and g4 with fire!!
And I thought they would atleast give 12gb in z9. 8gb RAM in 2015 ??? Too disappointing.
So we have finally arrived at smartphones with PC level specs -- 8 cores clocked at a crazy 3.5GHz and 8 GB of RAM. The question is: will it stop the lag?
what about the battery, zte shud put 7000mah power coz 8gig ram and 5.15" is sucks more power, btw apple is going to be desperate by now.. lol..
Suck-it-up, 30 Apr 2015ZTE making 8gb ram phones while samsung still stuck at 3gb from 2 yrs :p :pYour nickname perfectly suggests what you should do with your pointless comment. Just saying.
"8MP/8MP duo is quoted in the listing. Both the Z9 Max and Z9 mini come with a 16MP main camera, and the Nubia Z9 is unlikely to be a step back"
If the sensor is tiny, or the optics poor, 8MP could give better results than 16MP....
Panasonic did a similar step up in pixelsize going from 18 to 12MP in upgrading TZ60 to TZ70, Increasing the image quality, as the noise is much less.