The Nubia Z11 was launched yesterday it’s a SD 820 powered handset priced at Rs. 29,999. The price is similar to what OnePlus 3T is offering. Now users get to choose between the Nubia Z11 and the OnePlus 3T but which one is the best buy?

Design, Display and Looks

Coming to the Design both these handsets are packed inside a metal body and thankfully both these handsets look a lot different. OnePlus 3T features a 5.5 inch Optic AMOLED screen with 1080p resolution protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 whereas the Nubia Z11 is with 5.5 inch screen with 1080p resolution and Corning Glass 3 protected.

However what makes the Z11 unique is the bezel less display. Look wise cause of bezel less display the Z11 outshines the OP3T.

Memory and storage

OnePlus 3T is packed with 6GB RAM and 64GB ROM – no external SD card support. The Z11 on the other hand comes with hybrid dual SIM slots you can use 2 SIM’s or single SIM + micro SD card of up to 200GB. Z11 has an expanded storage advantage, but that again will depend on user usage requirements.

Nubia Z11 versus OnePlus 3T comparison


It’s the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 versus the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821. Definitely the 821 is better and more powerful, OnePlus 3T that houses the SD 821 is better.  The OnePlus 3 is using Snapdragon 820 the same chipset that is used on the Z11.


Nubia Z11 is loaded with 16MP IMX298 CMOS camera with f/2.0 aperture, OIS and flash support. Front camera is 8MP with a f/2.4 aperture. OnePlus 3T comes with 16MP rear camera using the same IMX298 sensor with OIS, EIS and f/2.0 aperture. Front camera is also 16MP (fixed focus) using Samsung 3P8SP lens with EIS and f/2.0 aperture.

Camera quality will be near about the same, but front camera is better on the OnePlus 3T.

Other features

Both handsets support 4G LTE, VoLTE, WiFi (dual band), Bluetooth, finger print sensor, USB Type C and GPS. NFC is available only on OnePlus 3T.  Both handsets are running Marshmallow.


Nubia Z11 houses a 3000 mAh non-removable battery whereas the OnePlus 3T houses a 3400 mAh non-removable with Dash charge support. Here too the OnePlus 3T is better.

The Nubia Z11 or the OnePlus 3T which one should I buy?

I have yet to do the reviews of Z11 and the 3T, but considering the specifications, OnePlus 3T is a much better option. The Z11, had it been priced a little cheaper than 3T, then it would have been better. However the equation may change if I get to do a full review, until then OnePlus 3T seems a better option.

Next time you ask yourself which one is the best buy between Z11 and OP3t the answer is in your question itself.

By Rajeev Rana

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