The ZTE Nubia 5S mini LTE is a smartphone with a 4.7 inch display, 4G LTE support, and a 13MP rear camera, a 5MP front-facing camera, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor. But it’s not really the specs that make this phone stand out: it’s the price.

It sells for just $280 without a contract, which makes it less than half the price of top tier phones. To be fair, this isn’t a top-tier device… but it looks like a pretty nice device for the price.

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The Nubia 5S mini LTE features a 4.7 inch, 1280 x 720 pixel Sharp IGZO display with 312 pixels per inch and scratch-resistant glass.

It has 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and a microSD card slot for up to 32GB of removable storage. The phone runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

The phone supports 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and should work on AT&T or T-Mobile HSPA+ and 4G LTE networks in the United States. It’s powered by a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor with Adreno 305 graphics and a 2000mAh battery for up to 30 hours of standby time.

All told, this looks like a pretty good alternative to the Motorola Moto G for just a little more money. Of course, Motorola is expected to launch a next-gen Moto G in just a few weeks, so you might want to wait until September before deciding whether to buy the ZTE Nubia 5S mini LTE.

If you just can’t wait though, the phone goes up for pre-order today and should begin shipping August 27th.

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2 replies on “ZTE launches Nubia 5S mini LTE smartphone for $280”

  1. The music could have been better, descent phone anyway. Want it with windows phone

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