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Best Meizu Smartphones

The Chinese manufacturer Meizu from year to year produces more and more interesting gadgets. Which of the smartphones of this company in 2019 can be considered the best?

Meizu very quickly crossed the path from Chinese know-how to a real competitor to world-famous manufacturers. In Russia, Meizu smartphones were doomed to popularity, because they exactly correspond to the requirements that domestic users impose on mobile technology - a nice design for a minimal cost .

In the article, we will talk about Meizu's product lines and its best smartphones in various price segments.

What line of smartphones does Meizu offer in 2019?

For 2019, the range of Meizu smartphones is divided into several lines:

  • M. This line is the most extensive. A common feature of all the gadgets related to it is the excellent price-quality ratio. In cost, the M-line devices do not exceed the “threshold” of 20 thousand rubles, however, they are not able to compete with flagships in terms of functionality either.
  • X The image line that replaced the MX line. Only one smartphone is part of it so far, one of which it will most likely be replenished with new models with a unique impressive design.
  • Pro is the flagship line in the past. Pro devices have always been considered musical, the latest models have also become distinguished by their killer performance.

Meizu also has a “digital” line, which has become a flagship. Devices included in this line are assigned numerical names instead of names (for example, 15 Plus, 16).

But which of the smartphones listed above stand out from the others?


Budgetary

Meizu M5c

  • Chipset: 4-core MediaTek MT6737, 1.3 GHz
  • Screen: 5 inches, resolution HD
  • Battery: 3000 mAh
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Built-in Storage : 16 GB

Price : from 6 250 rubles

Of course, the Meizu M5c is not a champion in performance - and it will not be able to please the user with a unique design, because it is made of plastic. However, you need to understand that the M5c model is designed for other purposes - this is a typical "workhorse" with a fairly capacious battery and good cameras. The “budget” from Meizu is ideally suited for the role of substitution - when in the evening dear iPhone is on its last legs, this device will help out and allow the user to stay in touch.

Advantages :

  • Affordable price.
  • Many color options for the body.
  • High capacity battery.
  • Support for two SIM cards.
  • Front camera with 18 filters for editing.

Disadvantages :

  • Performance is very mediocre.
  • The case, although made of polycarbonate, but still does not seem durable.

With capacious battery

Meizu M6 Note

  • Chipset: 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • Screen: 5.5 inches, FullHD resolution
  • Battery: 4000 mAh
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Built-in Storage : 32 GB

Price : from 10 300 rubles

Meizu M6 Note domestic themed portals in chorus sang praises, calling it the best, as a Chinese manufacturer. This opinion is confirmed by the level of sales abroad - over 200 thousand M6 Note devices were sold on the first day.

The main advantage of the device is its capacious 4000 mAh battery. According to the manufacturers of milliamps, it’s enough for 10 hours of continuous gameplay or for 34 hours of watching videos in FullHD-resolution - that is, for a couple of seasons of your favorite movie show. An important feature of the device is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor - before Meizu equipped smartphones only with MTK chipsets.

Advantages :

  • Large battery that supports fast charging .
  • Performance Adreno 506 GPU.
  • Front camera with a resolution of 16 megapixels.
  • Sony's main camera with a wide aperture .
  • Support for the Arcsoft algorithm, which allows you to impose a bokeh effect.
  • Metal case .
  • Modest price.

Disadvantages :


with giant screen

Meizu X8

  • Processor : 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 , 2.2 GHz
  • Screen : 6.15 inches, resolution 2220 × 1080
  • Cameras (main / front) : 12 Mpix + 5 Mpix / 20 Mpix
  • Memory (RAM / ROM) : 4 GB / 64 GB
  • Battery capacity : 3210 mAh

Price : from 19 990 rubles

X8 is a new product from Meizu, which appeared in Russia in early 2019. The smartphone is not only remarkable for being the first Meizu device with “ monobrow ” - in addition, it is the most affordable gadget with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor. This chipset, for a second, takes the second position in power after the flagship Snapdragon 845. Actively showing off the processor, Meizu X8 is positioned as a smartphone for gamers. However, we want to note another advantage of the device.

The smartphone has a gorgeous giant screen with an outlandish 18.5: 9 aspect ratio, which occupies almost 90% of the front surface. There is no AMOLED matrix, but even though the display is made using IPS technology, the colors are very clear and saturated, the picture is realistic, the viewing angles are maximum. It's nice that screens of such high quality began to appear on models that do not belong to the premium segment.

Advantages :

  • High performance - any games will "fly".
  • Large and high-quality IPS screen.
  • Availability of versions with different amounts of RAM (up to 6 GB ) on sale.
  • Dual autofocus on the rear camera.
  • Powerful front camera with a resolution of 20 megapixels.

Disadvantages :

  • The proprietary Flyme shell is “for everybody.”
  • Autonomy is not the best - despite the fact that the battery capacity is quite high.

Buy Meizu X8


Musical and powerful

Meizu Pro 7

  • Chipset: 8-core MediaTek Helio P25
  • Screen: 5.2 inches, FullHD resolution
  • Battery: 3000 mAh
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Built-in Storage : 64 GB

Price : from 20 990 rubles

Meizu Pro 7 was the flagship of the company in 2017. Despite the fact that many experts call the main feature of this gadget an additional screen on the rear panel, its key advantage is still to consider the built-in audio chip Cirrus Logic CS43130, which provides a dynamic range of 130 dB and excellent sound quality (32 Bit / 384 kHz). The chip has a NOS (Non-Oversampling) emulation mode - when this mode is activated, the music in the headphones starts to sound as lively and lamp-like that even the most scrupulous audiophile will not remain disappointed.

Advantages :

  • Great sound.
  • A screen that boasts a contrast level of 10,000: 1.
  • A powerful processor that allows the user to play 3D games without hangs.
  • Dual camera - one of the sensors is made by Sony.
  • The presence of a fingerprint scanner .

Disadvantages :

  • No NFC module - Android Pay will not be available to owners of Meizu Pro 7.
  • Small battery capacity (for such a filling).
  • Lack of moisture protection.

for photo

Meizu Note 8

  • Processor : 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  • Screen : 6 inches, resolution 2160 × 1080
  • Cameras (main / front) : 12 Mpix + 5 Mpix / 8 Mpix
  • Memory (RAM / ROM) : 4 GB / 64 GB
  • Battery capacity : 3600 mAh

Price : from 13 550 rubles ()

Meizu M6 Note turned out to be a real hit - it is not surprising that the manufacturer decided to continue to update its Note-line. After the “six”, the “eight” came out right away - it seems that Meizu believes in the “Note 7 curse”.

Note 8 “there aren’t enough stars from the sky”, however, it doesn’t have obvious shortcomings either. The smartphone became faster than the “predecessor” (by replacing the 625th Snapdragon with the 632th), received a screen with an aspect ratio of 18: 9 and a capacious battery. Perhaps the main advantage of the new model is the dual camera. Despite the fact that her resolution is not the highest, the pictures are clear and with good detail. Both modules have an aperture of f / 1.9, so that even in low light conditions, the smartphone photographs very well.

Advantages :

  • 6-inch screen with narrow bezels and an aspect ratio of 18: 9.
  • A smart chipset based on a 14-nm process technology.
  • Strong metal case.
  • A variety of color options (there is, for example, a model in lilac color).
  • Aperture camera with modules from SONY.
  • Powerful battery.

Disadvantages :

  • Does not support NFC.

the best of the best

Meizu 16th

  • Processor : Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core 2.8 GHz
  • Screen : 6 inches, resolution 2160 × 1080
  • Camera (Main / Front) : 20 Mpix + 12 Mpix / 20 Mpix
  • Memory (RAM / ROM) : 6 GB / 64 GB
  • Battery capacity : 3010 mAh

Price : from 30 290 rubles ()

Meizu seems to overestimate itself when it launches a smartphone for that price. Add 10 thousand rubles - and you can safely go for the Samsung Galaxy S9 . However, experts as one argue that the price of Meizu 16 th is completely reasonable, since the smartphone is the ideal flagship.

The design of the device is one of its main advantages. Samsung's widescreen 6-inch display occupies almost 90% of the front surface, there are frames only near the lower and upper ends. With its huge screen, the smartphone does not look like a “shovel" - Meizu did a great job on the ergonomics of the device. Model 16 th is not like any other of those currently on sale.

The functionality of the model is also impressive, and in terms of performance, the smartphone is definitely included in the list of the best on the market. Meizu 16 th is sold with two RAM options - 6 and 8 GB . The option with 8 GB looks like a reserve for the future, since the model with 6 GB and the Snapdragon 845 processor can easily cope with any task that the user poses before it.

Advantages :

  • Premium original design.
  • Samsung AMOLED COF display.
  • A large amount of RAM.
  • Sony camera with f / 1.8 aperture.
  • Dual speakers.

Disadvantages :

  • High cost - is Meizu brand strong enough for a company to sell smartphones at that price?

Conclusion

Meizu is growing rapidly, wanting to prove that it deserves a place in a cohort of the best mobile phone manufacturers. Due to the fact that the catalog of the company's smartphones is extensive, each user can find in it a gadget that meets his personal requirements and prosperity. At the same time, Meizu adheres to an extremely reasonable pricing policy, without forcing buyers to overpay for the brand - which other major manufacturers sin.

Excluded from collection

Meizu U20

  • Chipset: 8-core MediaTek Helio P10
  • Screen: 5.5 inches, FullHD resolution
  • Battery: 3260 mAh
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Built-in Storage : 16 GB

Price : from 8 869 rubles

In 2016, Meizu introduced, perhaps, the cutest smartphone in the budget segment. U20 compares favorably with competing models in that it is made exclusively of premium materials: the front and rear surfaces are covered with glass, the side frame is protected by a metal frame. Although the Meizu U20 is glass, you cannot call it brittle - the front side is protected by Gorilla Glass 3, so you can not worry about minor scratches and chips appearing on it.

Advantages :

  • Attractive glass design.
  • FullHD-display, made by the technology of full lamination and capable of transmitting shades very reliably.
  • Powerful 13-megapixel camera with dual flash.
  • The presence of a fingerprint sensor.
  • Oleophobic coating of the frontal edge, thanks to which fingerprints do not remain on the screen.

Disadvantages :

  • Combined slot - you have to choose between the second Sim and a flash drive.
  • No NFC - which means there is no way to make contactless payments.

Meizu Pro 7 Plus

  • Chipset: 10-core MediaTek Helio X30
  • Screen: 5.7 inches, resolution 2560 × 1440
  • Battery: 3500 mAh
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Built-in Storage : 64 GB

Price : from 26 590 rubles

The question may arise: why not combine Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus in one group? But the fact is that in some respects the “plus” model significantly exceeds the usual one. The Pro 7 Plus has a larger battery and a larger screen, but its main “chip” is the chipset.

Meizu Pro 7 Plus is the first smartphone to receive a processor from MTK Helio X30, 10-core and made on 10-nm technology. The key to speed and energy efficiency of the gadget is the RAM: “on board” 6 GB of the most modern “RAM” LPDDR4x. The Power VR 7XTP-MP4 video accelerator is responsible for the graphic component - thanks to it, the user can enjoy 4K video without problems. Meizu Pro 7 Plus will be a gorgeous gift for a gamer - even in the most demanding games, FPS will stay at 60.

Advantages :

  • Great performance.
  • Dual 12-megapixel camera that allows you to take photos with excellent contrast and low noise.
  • Additional screen - it can be used to control the player.
  • The presence of a USB Type-C 3.1 port.
  • Large 5.7-inch display with QHD resolution.

Disadvantages :

  • Missing NFC.
  • The price in the official store and among large retailers is already too high (more than 40 thousand rubles).

(pictured is the supposed design of the MX7 smartphone)

  • Chipset: 10-core MediaTek Helio P25, 2.3 GHz
  • Screen: 5.5 inches, FullHD resolution
  • Battery: 3000 mAh
  • RAM: 4/6 GB
  • Built-in Storage : 32/64 GB

Price : from 16 000 rubles (on pre-order)

Meizu for a very long time fueled interest in the new smartphone of the MX line, which was supposed to be officially presented on October 11, 2017. However, the presentation did not happen - now there are rumors that the MX7 will appear in the spring of 2018.

Why is the MX7 so awaited? Insiders claimed that Meizu managed something that Apple, Samsung and other major market players could not do - to hide a fingerprint sensor under the screen. Judging by the teaser image that appeared on the Internet, the scanner should be located closer to the center of the display.

However, some users believe that the information about the fingerprint under the screen is just a fake stuffing for the sake of information hype. This point of view has the right to life - it is suspicious after all that the teaser was not posted on any official Meizu blog. However, if the Chinese manufacturer really managed to get ahead of the giants of the mobile electronics market, this will definitely allow it to reach a new level and significantly increase sales in the world.

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