Meizu 16th is a change from its predecessor which fell flat on the market with its poor hardware. Priced at Rs. 27,500, Meizu 16th does come with necessary modifications that will keep it afloat in the premium market even though it comes at an affordable price.
Meizu 16th is both a looker and a performer, and it meets expectations on both ends. Even the battery of the phone keeps chugging it for a long time. Plus, it has wonderful biometric recognition systems like Face Unlock and In-Display Fingerprint scanner. However, the display does not stand out and the phone falters in its camera department. If you are willing to make certain sacrifices and also experiment with your handsets, then Meizu 16th is here for your taking.
Meizu 16th will keep your attention on it with its bezel-free, symmetrical design. It has a few
- The phone has a beautiful symmetrical design, with a glass back and front polished to give a ceramic look to it.
- It gives you adequate screen size with a high screen-to-body ratio of 91.18%.
- The phone comes with a blazing-fast Snapdragon 845 processor paired with a more-than-adequate 8GB RAM, making it a beast of a performer.
- The Meizu 16th has a powerful battery which may not be huge but is adequate to keep the phone running for the entire day.
- It comes with fast charging tech which can get the juice up within 100 minutes.
- The Meizu 16th has a modified UI with an in-display fingerprint scanner and a Face Unlock, both of which works fast and efficiently.
- It does not come with a headphone jack.
- The display of the phone has a weak colour accuracy and inconsistent white balance.
- The Meizu 16th does not have the best cameras since extremities of light conditions cause the images to be blown out.
The Meizu 16th tries to get hold of the premium market with some capable hardware going for it. However, it turns out to be a mixed performer, scoring well on some aspects and lagging in others. If you are in for an experimental phone with a wonderful design, then you can go for this handset. However, it does not do anything special, so you should expect no exceptional feature from this handset.
Meizu 16th is a mid-range phone with some premium hardware and beautiful design but does not come with the best cameras in the budget.
Meizu 16th arrives with a 6-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED with an almost 91.18%, as per Meizu. There is no notch, so you do get a lot of screen space to work with. The side bezels are nearly absent, and the bottom and top bezels are slight. The colour reproduction is good, and the brightness is just high enough to keep it partially legible outdoors. While the display is not the best, it is quite good and will prove you an immersive experience. That’s because of the AMOLED screen, which gives you the deep blacks and incredible dynamic range.
Meizu 16th comes with glass on both front and back and a metal body in between to increase its rigidity. The phone is quite symmetrical. According to the company, it does through a “7-layer coating process” which gives it the ceramic look. As expected, it turns out to be a massive fingerprint magnet. It comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack, a traditionalist’s favourite Andre new USB Type-C port. It is quite lightweight at 152 grams, but not necessarily sleek at 7.3mm.
The Meizu 16th is the company’s first phone with a Snapdragon 800 series, coming with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with 8GB RAM. The phone is a performance beast. It can run multiple apps without any freezing or slowing down. Gaming is a delight on this phone. It can even run high-end games without facing any lags.
The Meizu 16th comes with Android 8.1 Oreo but customises it into Flyme 7. It’s not as fluid as Android but uses the navigation gestures effectively. The phone offers two forms of biometric authentication: on-screen fingerprint scanner and Face Unlock. The fingerprint scanner works fast and is quite accurate. Plus, the Face Unlock turns out to be speedy too.
The camera of Meizu 16th is not any award-winning kind. It has a dual camera module on its back, with a 12MP Sony IMX380 sensor with an f/1.8 aperture and a 20 MP Sony IMX350 sensor with an f/2.6 aperture. It is quite fast and can generate quality daylight shots. It won’t disappoint you but it will not surprise you either. There is a bit of blurring around the edges and the phone does not produce the best colour accuracy. Bright sunlight can cause the images to have a yellowish tinge.
The phone also comes with a 20MP selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture. It can click decent shots which you can upload in social media sites.
The Meizu 16th sports an impressive 3,010 mAh battery. Regular use can keep it chugging for most of the day, but by the time it is night, you would be running for the charger. Meizu goes for its mCharge for quick charging and not the famous Quick Charge 3.0. The charger is very efficient and can take the phone from zero to 100% within 90-100 minutes.
The Meizu 16th tries to take up a premium spot in the premium market. It does have a lot of aspects going for it. The phone has a decent design and comes with the premium on-display fingerprint scanner. The Snapdragon 800 series processor holds up against anything thrown at it. However, the phone does not come with anything exceptional. Its camera stats are poor too. There is nothing that sets the phone apart from any other set, thereby making it a capable handset for anyone willing to go for a new, experimental model with a symmetrical design going for it.
- Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE
- Back Camera20 MP
- Front Camera20 MP
- Thickness0.29 inches
- Height5.93 inches
- Weight152 g
- ColorBlack, White
- Width2.88 inches
- Display TypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
- Display Size5.75 inch to 6 inch
- Screen Size6.0 inches
- Display Resolution1080 x 2160 pixels
- Display TypeSuper AMOLED
- Pixel Density402 ppi
- Screen to Body Ratio84.30%
- CPUOcta-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
- OSAndroid 8.0 (Oreo) Flyme UI
- Chipset GPQualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm)
- RAM4 GB RAM
- GPUAdreno 630
- Storage64 GB
- Expandable MemoryNo
- RAM/Internal Storage128 GB, 6/8 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
- Back Camera FeaturesSix-LED dual-tone flash, Auto-HDR, panorama
- Autofocusdual pixel PDAF laser AF, AF
- OIS4-axis OIS
- Dual Camera12 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.3, 1.55 micron20 MP, f/2.6, 1/2.6, 1.0 micron
- Back Camera Video2160p30fps, 1080p30fps (gyro-EIS)
- Front Camera Video1080p30fps
- Single Camera20 MP, f/2.0
- Audio FeaturesActive noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- HeadPhone JackYes
- Battery Capacity3010 mAh
- User ReplaceableNon-removable
- Battery Capacity3000 mAh to 3200 mAh
- ChargingFast battery charging 24W mCharge 4
- Battery TypeLi-Ion
- USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
- SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Network SupportGSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
- GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, SBAS, QZSS
- WLANWi-Fi 802.11 /b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
- SensorsFingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Announced On2018, August
- StatusAvailable. Released 2018, August
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