6. December 2018 17:54 IST
On December 5 Meizu launched three new smartphones in India that marked the country's official market entry. Meizu India launched two home appliances and a flagship named Meizu 16 . Before I go into the device, let me mention the hilarious confusion caused by the name of the phone. While Leon Zhang, the company's overseas market leader, called the 1
The Meizu 16th is priced at 39,999 Rs and is sold exclusively on Amazon India. The availability dates of the device have not yet been announced.
I spent a few minutes with the device during the event, and here, in my first impressions, I turned off the device.
Display, Design and Build
The Meizu 16th is definitely the most attractive device of the three smartphones launched at the event, as well as the brand's highest quality range.
During the launch event Leon Zhang very derogatory mocked the identical design of most smartphones on the market with the standard notch design since the introduction of the Apple iPhone X in 2017. The Meizu 16 did not accept the notch but is not very unique design either.
The thin frames surrounding the wide display look pretty similar to the Samsung Galaxy S9 phones (19459003) (but this is a flat display), but what sets them apart is the thickness of the bezel. Meizu claims that it has the thinnest bezels of all smartphones currently available on the market.
The Meizu 16th has a 6-inch HD + Super AMOLED display with a screen / housing ratio of 84.3 percent. The display has a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18: 9.
The Meizu 16th has a glass back and a thickness of 7.3 mm, which is obviously 15 percent lower than that of a OnePlus 6T. 19659016] meizu-16th-display-min ” width=”1280″ height=”720″/>
Chipset, Operating System and Memory
The Meizu 16th is powered by an Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845-SoC with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of memory. The device runs on Android 8.0 Oreo, with Meizu's Flyme operating system located above. Interestingly, however, as I played around with the device, I noticed that the 16th-century user interface had Android Pie-like gestures. In the main menu, you can swipe up to access all open apps and drag them up to close them. However, the fluidity of these operating systems can only be explained by checking the phones.
Another interesting aspect of the device is the in-display fingerprint sensor, which the company claims has a response time of 0.25 seconds. Meizu also drew a very interesting analogy about how easy and efficient the phone's fingerprint setting is on the display, saying "even a cat can do that".
Camera and battery
The Meizu 16th is powered by a 3,010 mAh battery, which Meizu says can run for 10 hours. The camera is definitely one of the highlights of the smartphone. The unit has a dual-camera back panel setup with a primary 12 MP (1: 1.8 aperture) sensor and a 20 MP (1: 2.6 aperture) secondary sensor. The reversing camera also has a dual-tone flash with six LEDs.
At the front of the smartphone carries a 20-megapixel sensor with f / 2.0 aperture, which is apparently also the world's smallest 20-megapixel lens, which has also allowed the thinnest bezel on Meizu 16. I'm really waiting for to test the camera of this device now!
The Meizu 16 looks like a competition device ready to compete with people like OnePlus 6T . On paper, it has all the specifications you would probably look for in this segment for a device. However, a detailed review would likely help to better understand where the device is in terms of performance compared to the competition. Stay tuned!