Jan 08 AT 11:15 AM Nick Gray 2 Comments

Hands-on with the stylish ZTE Nubia 5S and Nubia 5S mini

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The highlight of ZTE’s 2014 Android smartphone showcase may be the Grand S II, but if you’re looking for a smartphone with a bit of design flair and a smaller footprint, you may want to consider the Nubia 5S and Nubia 5S mini.

Both devices come with “screaming-fast” quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processors and “professional-grade” camera hardware. The ZTE Nubia 5S is highlighted with a 5-inch Sharp 1080p FHD display, 13-megapixel camera with a Sony RS sensor and 4K video capture. The main selling point of the Nubia 5S is its camera sensor and imaging capability. Users have multiple metering options, giving them full control over contrast and white balance with an intuitive on-screen interface that can be easily manipulated to capture the perfect image.

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The ZTE Nubia 5S mini is a slightly smaller device, featuring a 4.7-inch Sharp IGZO display and a desire to capture the hearts of consumers with its vast array of color options. While the Nubia 5S mini may not be as large or powerful as the Nubia 5S, the design of the phone is more appealing. The Nubia 5S mini is extremely thin with smooth, curved edges and a nice contract between its black front and colored back panel.

ZTE was not quite ready to talk about pricing and availability details for the Nubia 5S and Nubia 5S mini, but we should see these two devices come to market sometime in Q2 of 2014.

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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