Nubia Z50 vs iQOO 11: The iQOO 11 and Nubia Z50 are among the best Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 phones of the year. This is because both phones have incredible performance and some really impressive specifications. But, which is the better smartphone, the Nubia Z50 or the iQOO 11?
Although powered by the same chipset, the iQOO 11 is better than the Nubia Z50 in many ways. However, the Nubia Z50 is about $170 cheaper than the iQOO 11. So, is the iQOO 11 good enough to justify the price difference? Well, in this Nubia Z50 vs iQOO 11 specs comparison, we’ll be comparing the specs of both smartphones and in the end, show you the PROS and CONS. This will help you decide which of these two phones you should buy.
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Nubia Z50 vs iQOO 11
|Specs||Nubia Z50||iQOO 11|
|Display||6.67-inches, 144Hz||6.78-inches, 144Hz|
|Display Features||AMOLED, HDR10+||AMOLED, HDR10+|
|RAM||up to 12GB||up to 16GB|
|Storage||up to 512GB||up to 512GB|
|Back Camera||64MP + 50MP||50MP + 13MP + 8MP|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 8 Gen 2||Snapdragon 8 Gen 2|
|Software||Android 13||Android 13|
|Battery||5,000mAh (80W)||5,000mAh (120W)|
|Water & DustProof||YES (Unspecified)||YES (Unspecified)|
Nubia Z50 vs iQOO 11: Display, Design, and Durability
The iQOO 11 has a 6.78-inch LTPO AMOLED display that supports HDR10+ and 144Hz refresh rate while the Nubia Z50 has a smaller 6.67-inch AMOLED display that supports HDR10+ and 144Hz refresh rate. The iQOO 11 has a flat-screen while the Nubia Z50 has a curved screen but both phones have the same punch hole on the screen.
On the rear, both smartphones also look different. Both phones have a similar rectangular camera module on the rear but the placement of camera sensors is different. The pictures above best describe the difference in design between the Nubia Z50 and iQOO 11.
As for durability, both phones are made of the same materials and none is certified to be IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins). The display of both phones is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus. The iQOO 11 weighs about 205 grams or 208 grams (7.23 oz) which makes it a little heavier than the Nubia Z50 which weighs about 197 grams or 199 grams (6.95 oz).
The volume and power buttons are located on the right side of the frame on both phones. There are no microSD card slots and 3.5mm headphone jack ports on both phones. But both phones have stereo speakers, a microphone, and a USB Type-C port.
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Nubia Z50 vs iQOO 11: Camera
|Camera||Nubia Z50||iQOO 11|
The iQOO 11 has more camera sensors than the Nubia Z50. The iQOO 11 has a 50-megapixel OIS main camera while the Nubia Z50 has a 64MP OIS main camera. The main camera of the Nubia Z50 is good but that of the iQOO 11 takes sharper and brighter photos.
iQOO 11 has a 13MP telephoto lens that has an optical zoom feature but the Nubia Z50 has no telephoto lens. The Nubia Z50 has a 50-megapixel ultra-wide camera while the iQOO 11 has an 8-megapixel ultra-camera. On the front, both smartphones have the same 16-megapixel front camera. The main cameras of both phones can record videos in 8K and 4K resolution.
Nubia Z50 vs iQOO 11: Chipset, Performance & Storage
The performance of the iQOO 11 and Nubia Z50 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset and this means that the performance of both smartphones is very similar. Both smartphones have the same CPU cores and GPU. Even the ISP, AI engine, 5G MODEM, RAM and Storage technology, etc on both phones are the same. We already wrote about the full details of this chipset, you can read about it here.
The storage options available on both smartphones are different. The storage options available in the iQOO 11 are 8GB + 128GB, 12GB + 256GB, and 12GB + 512GB storage while the storage options available in the Nubia Z50 are 8GB RAM + 128GB, 8GB RAM + 256GB, 12GB RAM + 256GB, 16GB RAM + 256GB, and 16GB RAM + 512GB storage. None of these phones have space for storage expansion via a microSD card slot.
Nubia Z50 vs iQOO 11: Software
The iQOO 11 boots OriginOS 3 based on Android 13 out of the box while the Nubia Z50 boots MyOS 13 based on Android 13 out of the box. Both smartphones will get up to three years of software updates. The UI, icons, settings, navigation, etc on both smartphones are different.
Nubia Z50 vs iQOO 11: Battery & Charging Features
Both the Nubia Z50 and iQOO are powered by a 5,000mAh battery but the Nubia Z50 supports 80W wired fast charging while the iQOO 11 supports 120W wired fast charging. None of these phones have support for wireless charging.
Nubia Z50 vs iQOO 11: Price
The starting price of the iQOO 11 (8 + 128GB) is about $699 which is about $170 more expensive than the $529 starting price of the Nubia Z50 (8GB + 128GB). So, between the iQOO 11 and Nubia Z50 which is best for you to buy? See the conclusion of this Nubia Z50 vs iQOO 11 comparison below for the answer.
|Buy on Giztop||$529.00|
|Buy on Giztop||$699.00|
Nubia Z50 vs iQOO 11: Conclusion
You should buy the Nubia Z50 instead of the iQOO 11. This is because, buying the Nubia Z50 will save you $170 and you’ll get the same performance, the same display, and the same battery size as the iQOO 11. The two advantages the iQOO 11 has over the Nubia Z50 are the 13MP telephoto lens and 120W wired fast charging. But, these features are not worth the $170 price difference.
Nubia Z50 vs iQOO 11: PROS and CONS
- The iQOO 11 and Nubia Z50 have great performance
- iQOO 11 has a 13MP telephoto lens but the Nubia Z50 does not
- Both smartphones have 5,000mAh batteries with wired fast charging
- The display of both smartphones supports a 144Hz refresh rate
- The Nubia Z50 is cheaper than the iQOO 11
- Both smartphones have a good audio quality
- Both smartphones have 5G network connectivity
- Both phones do not have a microSD card slot and a 3.5mm headphone jack port
- None of these phones are certified to be water and dustproof