ZTE Nubia Z5 at $400 is another Oppo Find 5 alternative!

Oppo may be in the limelight with their fantastic new Oppo Find 5, but from a marketing point of view they are under fire from all sides! The ZTE Nubia z5 is yet another Chinese smartphone with similar specs but at a lower price!

The Oppo Find 5 has a hell of a lot going for it! It boasts a 5-inch 1080 screen, 2GB RAM, 1.5Ghz quad-core CPU and amazing 13 mega-pixel rear camera! But then again so does the UMi X2 and it will go on sale for less than $300! Oh, and then there is ZTE’s latest flagship phone!

While the UMi X2 offers a similar spec as the Find 5 (on paper), ZTE’s Nubia Z5 matches the Find 5 in almost every aspect while costing $100 less!

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ZTE are billing the Nubia Z5 as their flagship phone, so they have given it a 5-inch 1080p screen, 2GB RAM, quad-core Qualcomm CPU, 13 Mega-pixel rear camera and Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean. It is unclear whether the Z5 gets the same Sony Exmor Pro image sensor as Oppo’s phone, but if it does the Find 5 could be in serious trouble!

According to news outlets ZTE will officially launch the Nubia Z5 this Friday (21st December) and the 5-inch phablet will be available to purchase from Christmas day!

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  1. Xiaolu
    December 17, 2012

    Hell! This is getting really HOT!

    If the feedback is good, chances of me picking the ZTE are increasing by minutes… Hope I can grab one of those before boarding home (mid Jan) 😉

    Would wait for Huawei Mate, but think I’ll go crazy with so much cool stuff…

  2. YaPeL
    December 17, 2012

    Hi andy! any word on micro-sd, bands, lte, hdmi out etc etc?

    • Rob
      December 17, 2012

      Dual SIM would be nice too.

  3. Amit
    December 17, 2012


    Do you have any information about the availability of this phone outside china.


  4. GS88
    December 17, 2012

    Nice specs. Does anyone know if there’s going to be high-end phones with Quad-cores (like the MT-6589) and really nice specs/price in the smaller screensize category? (min. 4.0″ to max. 4.5″).

    I Don’t like it that all these screens getting bigger as soon as you call it a high-end (it HAS to be bigger, like 4.7 to 5+” considered by the majority of the makers of these phones/brands like Samsung, HTC, and also Chinese like ZTE and Huawei etc. do this.. all their high-end phones have a screen-size that is 4.7″+).

    • Bas
      January 1, 2013

      I don’t know of any availability, but I think you’re right. 4″ or 4.3″ would be my ideal size for any high end phone. I do not want to carry around all that bulk.

      Some more specs in a table comparison would be interesting too, Dual sim, ram, cpu, screen size, resolution, battery size, etc.

  5. John
    December 17, 2012

    Will be available to purchase from Christmas day? Not clever. It should be available on Christmas day – 10, at least. At least next Christmas will be really interesting, with many 5 inch full hd, quad core phones around.

    • dref
      December 17, 2012

      Don’t forget the first market for them is the chinese one, so zte; huawei are gearing up on time for the chinese new year, quite smart no?

  6. PeterP
    December 17, 2012

    It’s a stunning price point, it’s almost ‘dumpng’ considering the $20billion loan from the government just last week.

    Now I’ve seen the find 5 more it really looks a quality device. Seems to be some special heat process alluminium all around. Hopefully the final samples will have a narrow bezel like the photos not the launch engineering samples.

    Back to ZTE. The leaked pictures front have an inconsistent white/black colour between the case/screen, small design things like this kill it. So lets hope the design is fine. It’s what sells a high end phone and Oppo looking really good.

    ZTE/Nubia have the chance to throw in an sd slot saving them on the cost of good memory. I guess not mandatory but if you use navigation and some pics/1080p videos 16GB may soon fill on the road, so they need offer a 32GB+ option.
    It does have a stupidly big battery and is thin as well.
    LTE would be great, Wireless charging?

    They will NEED the Sony camera though. And have it available yesterday.

    It’s a great time for phones atm 🙂

  7. Robert S
    December 17, 2012

    Stop using “phablet”. Its a subjective definition made up by a moron.