Comparison between:
- nubia Z17S
- nubia Z18 mini
- Samsung Galaxy S9 Exynos

Brand and model

Information about the brand, model and model alias (if any) of a specific device.

nubia Z17Snubia Z18 miniSamsung Galaxy S9 Exynos
nubia Z17S
Prices
nubia Z18 mini
Prices
Samsung Galaxy S9 Exynos
Model aliasNX595JZ18miniSM-G960F
G960F
SM-G960N
G960N

Design

Information about the dimensions and weight of the device, shown in different measurement units. Body materials, available colors, certifications.

Width72.68 mm
7.27 cm
0.24 ft
2.86 in
70.6 mm
7.06 cm
0.23 ft
2.78 in
68.7 mm
6.87 cm
0.23 ft
2.7 in
Height147.46 mm
14.75 cm
0.48 ft
5.81 in
148 mm
14.8 cm
0.49 ft
5.83 in
147.7 mm
14.77 cm
0.48 ft
5.81 in
Thickness8.5 mm
0.85 cm
0.03 ft
0.33 in
7.6 mm
0.76 cm
0.02 ft
0.3 in
8.5 mm
0.85 cm
0.03 ft
0.33 in
Weight170 g
0.37 lbs
6 oz
153 g
0.34 lbs
5.4 oz
163 g
0.36 lbs
5.75 oz
Volume91.1 cm³
5.53 in³
79.41 cm³
4.82 in³
86.25 cm³
5.24 in³
ColorsBlack
Blue
Black
Champagne
White
Violet
Blue
Rose-gold
Lilac
Gray
Blue
Black
Gold
Red
Body materialsMetal
Glass
Glass
Aluminium alloy
Glass
Aluminium alloy
CertificationIP67-IP68

SIM card

The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) is used in mobile devices for storing data authenticating the subscribers of mobile services.

SIM card typeNano-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIM
Number of SIM cards221
Features-Dual SIM stand-by (Both cards are active. When one is busy, the other is not active)Dual SIM optional (A variant of the model with two SIM card slots is available)

Networks

A mobile (cellular) network is a radio system, which allows a large number of mobile devices to communicate with each other.

GSMGSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
CDMACDMA 800 MHzCDMA 800 MHz-
TD-SCDMATD-SCDMA 1880-1920 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2010-2025 MHz
TD-SCDMA 1880-1920 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2010-2025 MHz
TD-SCDMA 1880-1920 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2010-2025 MHz
UMTSUMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
LTELTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE 700 MHz (B12)
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE 800 MHz (B19)
LTE 700 MHz Class 13
LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE 700 MHz (B12)
LTE 700 MHz (B28)

Mobile network technologies and bandwidth

Communication between devices within mobile networks is realized via various generations of network technologies, which provide different bandwidth.

Mobile network technologiesUMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 12
EV-DO Rev. A
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 6
EV-DO Rev. A
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 18
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA

Operating system

Operating system is the system software, which manages and controls the functioning of the hardware components of the device.

Operating system (OS)Android 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Android 9.0 Pie
User interface (UI)nubia 5.1nubiaExperience 9.0

System on Chip (SoC)

A system on a chip (SoC) includes into a single chip some of the main hardware components of the mobile device.

SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 MSM8976 PlusSamsung Exynos 9 9810
Process technology10 nm14 nm10 nm
CPU4x 2.45 GHz Kryo 280, 4x 1.9 GHz Kryo 2804x 2.2 GHz Kryo 260, 4x 1.84 GHz Kryo 2604x 2.7 GHz Exynos M3 Mongoose, 4x 1.79 GHz ARM Cortex-A55
CPU bits64 bit64 bit64 bit
Instruction setARMv8-AARMv8ARMv8-A
Level 1 cache memory (L1)32 KB + 32 KB--
Level 2 cache memory (L2)3072 KB
3 MB
--
Level 3 cache memory (L3)--4096 KB
4 MB
CPU cores888
CPU frequency2450 MHz2200 MHz2700 MHz
GPUQualcomm Adreno 540Qualcomm Adreno 512ARM Mali-G72 MP18
GPU cores--18
GPU frequency710 MHz-572 MHz
RAM capacity6 GB
8 GB
6 GB4 GB
RAM typeLPDDR4XLPDDR4XLPDDR4X
RAM channelsDouble channelDouble channelDouble channel
RAM frequency1866 MHz1866 MHz1794 MHz

Storage

Every mobile device has a built-in storage (internal memory) with a fixed capacity.

Storage64 GB
128 GB
64 GB
128 GB
64 GB
128 GB
256 GB
UFS 2.1-UFS 2.1

Memory cards

Memory cards are used in mobile devices for expanding their external storage capacity.

Types--microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC

Display

The display of a mobile device is characterized by its technology, resolution, pixel density, diagonal length, color depth, etc.

Type/technologyIPSIPSSuper AMOLED
Diagonal size5.73 in
145.54 mm
14.55 cm
5.7 in
144.78 mm
14.48 cm
5.8 in
147.32 mm
14.73 cm
Width2.68 in
68.1 mm
6.81 cm
2.55 in
64.75 mm
6.47 cm
2.54 in
64.45 mm
6.44 cm
Height5.06 in
128.63 mm
12.86 cm
5.1 in
129.5 mm
12.95 cm
5.22 in
132.48 mm
13.25 cm
Aspect ratio1.889:12:1
2:1 (18:9)
2.056:1
Resolution1080 x 2040 pixels1080 x 2160 pixels1440 x 2960 pixels
Pixel density403 ppi
158 ppcm
424 ppi
166 ppcm
568 ppi
223 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area81.99 %80.5 %84.41 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Corning Gorilla Glass
LTPS (Low Temperature PolySilicon)
96% NTSC
2.5D curved glass screen
LTPS (Low Temperature PolySilicon)
1500:1 contrast ratio
480 cd/m²
85% NTSC
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Dual Edge display
Always-On Display
VR headset support
HDR10

Sensors

Different sensors measure different physical quantities and convert them into signals recognizable by the mobile device.

SensorsProximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Hall
Heart rate
Iris sensor

Primary camera

The primary camera of the mobile device is usually placed at its back and is used for taking photos and recording videos.

Sensor modelSony IMX362 Exmor RS-Samsung SAK2L3
Sensor typeCMOSCMOSISOCELL
ISO100 - 12800--
Aperturef/1.8f/1.7f/1.5 - 2.4
Focal length--4.3 mm
Flash typeDual LEDDual LEDDual LED
Image resolution4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
5632 x 4224 pixels
23.79 MP
4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
Video resolution3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps30 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Macro mode
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Sensor size - 1/2.55"
Pixel size - 1.4 μm
Dual Pixel AF
Phase detection
Secondary rear camera - 23 MP (monochrome)
Sensor model - Sony IMX318 Exmor RS (#2)
Sensor type - CMOS (#2)
Sensor size - 5.49 x 4.11 mm (#2)
Aperture size - f/2.0 (#2)
2x Optical zoom (#2)
6-element lens
Sapphire crystal glass lens cover
PDAF + CAF dual-mode focus
6-element lens
Secondary rear camera - 5 MP
Sensor size - 1/2.55"
Pixel size - 1.4 μm
Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Object tracking AF
Smart OIS
High CRI LED flash
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 26 mm
Wide-angle lens - 77°
2160p @ 60 fps
1080p @ 240 fps
720p @ 960 fps

Secondary camera

Secondary cameras are placed above the screen of the device and are usually used for video calls, gesture recognition, etc.

Sensor model--Samsung S5K3H1
Sensor typeCMOS BSI--
Aperturef/2.2f/2f/1.7
Focal length--2.92 mm
Image resolution2592 x 1944 pixels
5.04 MP
3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
2560 x 1440 pixels
3.69 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps30 fps
3-element lens
Wide-angle lens - 80°
Secondary front camera - 5 MP
Pixel size - 1.12 μm
Face recognition
Wide-angle lens - 80°
Sensor size - 1/3.6"
Pixel size - 1.22 μm
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 25 mm
Wide-angle lens - 80°
Auto HDR

Audio

Information about the type of speakers and the audio technologies supported by the device.

SpeakerLoudspeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
DTS
Smart PA
Headphone adapter
Dolby Surround 7.1
DTS
Smart PA
Texas Instruments TAS2555
384 kHz / 32-bit
Dolby Atmos

Radio

The radio in a mobile device is a built-in FM radio receiver.

RadioYes-Yes

Tracking/Positioning

Information about the positioning and navigation technologies supported by the device.

Tracking/PositioningGPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou
Galileo

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a technology that provides wireless data connections between various devices within a short range.

Wi-Fi802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
2x2 MiMO-VHT80 MU-MiMO
1024-QAM

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a standard for secure wireless data transfer between different types of devices over short distances.

Version4.15.05.0
FeaturesA2DP
LE
A2DP
LE
A2DP
AVRCP
DIP
HFP
HID
HSP
LE
MAP
OPP
PAN
PBAP

USB

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard that allows different electronic devices to exchange data.

Connector typeUSB Type-CUSB Type-CUSB Type-C
Version2.02.03.1
FeaturesCharging
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Mass storage
On-The-Go

Headphone jack

The headphone jack is an audio phone connector, a.k.a. an audio jack. The most widely used one in mobile devices is the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Headphone jackNoYesYes

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

ConnectivityComputer sync
OTA sync
Infrared
Tethering
NFC
VoLTE
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
VoLTE
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
ANT+

Browser

A web browser is a software application for accessing, fetching, displaying and navigating through information on the World Wide Web.

BrowserHTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3

Audio file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various audio file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital audio data.

Audio file formats/codecsAAC
AAC+
AC3
AMR
eAAC+
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
aptX
eAAC+
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
XMF

Video file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various video file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital video data.

Video file formats/codecs3GPP
AVI
DivX
Flash Video
MKV
QuickTime
MP4
Xvid
3GPP
AVI
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
MKV
QuickTime
MP4
WebM
WMV
Xvid
3GPP
3GPP2
AVI
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
MKV
MP4
WebM
WMV
Xvid
ASF

Battery

The batteries of mobile devices differ in capacity and technology. They provide the electrical charge needed for the functioning of the devices.

Capacity3100 mAh3450 mAh3000 mAh
TypeLi-PolymerLi-PolymerLi-Polymer
Charger output power9 V / 2 A-5 V / 2 A
9 V / 1.67 A
Quick charge technologyQualcomm quick Charge 3.0--
FeaturesFast charging
Non-removable
Non-removableWireless charging
Fast charging
Non-removable
26W charger-Qi/PMA wireless charging

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)

The SAR rating shows the amount of electromagnetic radiation absorbed by the human body when using a mobile device, expressed in W/kg.

Head SAR (EU)--0.362 W/kg
Body SAR (EU)--1.18 W/kg
Head SAR (USA)--0.26 W/kg
Body SAR (USA)--1 W/kg
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