This phone was really good. For a given price, it is almost perfect, but there is always something to be done.
Nevertheless, I hope that this review of Meizu 16th will explain why this piece of Chinese Meizu workshops is not only unique but also damn good.
You definitely stay away because you should not let this escape.
Meizu is attacking its flagship models this year at a very popular price tag of around $500.
The hardware is very decent, the design is of high quality and quite unique, the dual camera can take the toughest scales and in the sleeve has a few more es.
Meizu 16th: Specifications
|Xiaomi Mi 8:||Specs|
|Display:||6.0 inches AMOLED with 1920 x 2160 pixels|
|CPU:||Snapdragon 845 Octa Core 2.8GHz|
|Cameras:||12.0MP + 20.0MP main and 20MP front camera|
|Connectivity:||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band,3G, 4G, Bluetooth 5.0, and GPS|
|Battery:||3010mAh (Quick Charge 3.0)|
|Dimensions:||150.5 x 73.2 x 7.3mm|
Meizu 16th: Desing and Appearance
At first glance (and above all, touch), Meizu 16th in the analisis may appear to be made of glossy glass.
However, it is only a special modification of the whole-aluminum body. Personally, I’d rather have the producer admitted to coarser aluminum.
On the other hand, this is essentially the only bigger objection to the construction.
Meizu managed to make a really handsome and robust phone with a gently rounded back that makes it fit perfectly into the palm of your hand.
It is incredibly compact due to the traditional aspect ratio of the display and thin frames.
This is just what Meizu did and I hope we will soon find more phones with an 18: 9 display and nearly zero side frames.
I also appreciate beautiful ornaments on antenna dividers, which adds a touch of elegance to the phone.
On the right, it is placed just within reach of the thumb to switch off and pleasantly press.
Likewise, the cradle of the volume on the left side also press nicely, but it may be a bit lower to make it better without having to change the grip of the phone.
Meizu 16th: Display
The front of the phone of Meizu 16th in our test is not just made thanks to the frames. It did the display between them.
It has 6.0 inches and Full HD Plus resolution, but despite the thin frames it retains an 18: 9 aspect ratio, which is often not seen in today’s “elongated noodles”.
In addition, there is a function of the fingerprint scanner in the display. This opportunity is only for some phones, and the price for them is much higher than that of Meizu 16th.
The panel is also really nice, and thanks to the Super AMOLED technology that has bright colors and a damn deep black.
It’s hard to find on phones under $500, except for Samsung. Only the legibility of the sun could be better and the notification diode should be clearer, but it is not terrible.
The display on a given category is a great one, and the haptic response is just as unexpected as it is.
Meizu 16th: Hardware and Performance
So far, you have been able to learn that Meizu 16th in our analisis will surprise you with design, display, haptics, and even sound.
This does not mean, however, that the hardware is forgotten. Inside the device, the powerful Snapdragon 845 features 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage (about 51GB free), making it even more demanding.
Thanks to it, the system runs smoothly and quickly. The microSD slot is missing, but 64 GB is enough storage.
But it should also sell a version with larger internal memory, but I do not yet know if it will get us.
Meizu 16th: Software
Finally, let’s take a look at the software provided by Flyme UI OS. This, in comparison with the previous version, brings a new look to the notifications, which are much easier to read.
They look like iOS, but it does not matter to me. Overall, I do not even care about the superstructure.
I also appreciate a lot of features, including the Always On Display or the ability to change the appearance of the application switch. Here you will find the minimum and the environment is pretty fast.
There is a package from Google and a lot of device from Meizu, but such an own browser or App Store is extra.
The brightest of you could have seen occasional English from the enclosed screenshots, but I would not have done that yet.
Our Meizu 16th in the review does not have the final version of the software yet, nor does it have a phone or European premiere date.
Meizu 16th: Camera
Right now I will tell you that this dual camera of Meizu 16th is once again super. The main 12MP sensor does not differ from that in the Huawei P20.
It has a f/1.8 brightness, you do not just hit 1.55-micrometer pixels, the chip itself is even bigger in both the iPhone X and the Galaxy S9 and has great optical stabilization.
These are the parameters of really expensive flag models, not the phone for $500.
So it is not necessary to emphasize how well this Meizu is taking photos of applications could be faster and offer more options, but that’s probably all.
Photos look really good, and taking pictures with the phone is a joy. Even worse light makes the phone take time and Meizu postprocessing is not the best, but just look at the price again and you can easily forgive it.
There is also a 4K video (due to the incomplete software I could not test), a good portrait mode and a secondary 20MP sensor that will serve for dual optical zoom or triple hybrid zoom.
Need to say that this camera does not make such nice pictures, but they are especially useful in good light. However, this is a better-added value than when the secondary camera is purely for portrait mode or black and white.
An interesting feature is the six-LED illuminated night-time LEDs or the 20-megapixel front camera and an artificial intelligence beautician. The pictures still look very decent again.
Meizu 16th: Connectivity
With the rest of the world, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 and full LTE will connect you. This also works on both nanoSIM cards that you can insert into your device.
Even fast A-GPS with GLONASS and BeiDou support cannot be missed.
Meizu 16th: Battery
The battery of Meizu 16th has a total of 3010 mAh, which is not much, but you will find slightly above average.
In normal use, I was always on one charge from morning to night with some 35 percent good.
So there is a reservation on the other day, but I’d rather charge the phone every day, much less when it’s no problem thanks to the very fast charging through USB Type-C. This will take the phone from 0 to 100 percent in an hour and a half.
Also in the editorial test, he handled the phone very well and was able to stream Full HD video over Wi-Fi with a high standard of 9 hours and 28 minutes.
Meizu 16th: Conclusions and Reviews
And that’s how we got to the final assessment that I actually gave you in the introduction. Meizu 16th in our review represents a flagship-class black horse and probably the biggest surprise for me this year.
The price is not yet officially established but should be around $500. Many phones with this type of construction, a nice AMOLED display, beautifully thin side frames, a super dual camera or good stereo speakers will not be worth the price.
In addition, there is a haptic response that you will not find on the vast majority of phones, including the most expensive ones.
For me, Meizu deserves great praise and I am very curious now with what this Chinese manufacturer will come next.
Meizu 16th: Price and Where to buy cheaper?
At the moment you can buy Meizu 16th at a good price for only $499.99. For today, this is the best offer from Chinese stores, and for this price, you will get a modern flagship phone with a wonderful design and functions.