A Music Phone for Broke Audiophiles! Nubia Music Just Launched in the Philippines

Comes with a very large speaker and two 3.5mm jacks for PHP 3,999. You can guess on compromises.

During the last Mobile World Congress, that was February, for all you techies. ZTE released several concept smartphones. One of which is a budget phone with a musical theme. This is the ZTE Nubia Music and it’s available via our friends from XUNDD, at a very affordable PHP 4,999 price tag. For a concept phone, this is very cheap. But why?

The ZTE Nubia Music is a phone for broke audiophiles, as you can tell from the price. It features a large speaker at the back with DTS:X Ultra. This single speaker can also fire up to 600% volume and comes with not one but two headphone jacks! Even Apple and other flagship phones come with none. It also has a unique pop art design at the back and the sides of the display also has this lighting effect that mimics music visualizers. If this beats our Nord 3’s stereo speakers, then we can fully say that the PHP 4,999 price it asks for is worth it.

Why so cheap though? Well, it’s a budget phone in every respect. Take out the pop art and the music theme, you get a typical budget phone. It uses a 6.6″ 90Hz HD+ (1600x720px) IPS LCD screen with a punch hole. This punch hole serves as the home for the 5MP selfie camera. Beside that massive speaker are “two” cameras. It’s nothing big, it’s your usual 50MP + 2MP setup.

It uses a now ageing chipset, the UNISOC SC9863A. Yes, that 28nm chip that can barely run anything these days. It is equipped with a 5000mAh battery and 10W USB-C charging. By the way, you can’t store so much music in this so-called music-centric device, if you’re planning to install several apps alongside. It comes with 4GB RAM and 128GB ROM.

Due to the age-old chipset, you have far limited connectivity options. There is a 2.4GHz Wi-Fi in there but no 5G. It also uses the very old Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity instead of the later Bluetooth 5.2 or Bluetooth 5.3. This also means the phone natively lacks NFC. It’s a 2015 device with 2023 design and a musical flare to hide its shortcomings.

Now you understand why it’s so cheap. At least, if you like using your phone as an MP3 player, there is a more focused option now. You can find the phone through outlets like Audionet in Shopee as well as XUNDD.


  • 6.6″ HD+ (1600x720px) 90Hz IPS LCD
  • UNISOC SC9863A (28nm)
    • 50MP (Primary)
    • 2MP (Depth), f/2.4
    • FRONT: 5MP
  • Android 14
  • 5000mAh, 10W charging
  • USB-C, DTS:X Ultra, dual 3.5mm jacks, 600% volume, Music Visualizer Lighting
  • 4G LTE, 2.4GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, Dual SIM Slot, MicroSD Card Slot
  • Pop Art Yellow
  • PRICE:
    • 4/128: PHP 4,999

Source: Audionet, ZTE