Meizu is a brand known for offering top-of-the-line specifications at a relatively affordable price and is back with its biggest phone yet: the Pro 6 Plus. The stunning 5.7 inch QHD SUper AMOLED display is as good as it gets in terms of viewing angles and contrast, and offers crisp, vibrant and colorful images. Meizu Pro 6 Plus is powered by high-end Samsung Exynos chip, the same Samsung used in its Galaxy S7 smartphones. Meizu also improved a lot in the camera department and added 4-axis optical stabilization to the equation. The battery also got bigger, while a heart-rate sensor proved to be a surprising addition for many. Pro 6 Plus offers most of the bells and whistles of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (minus the S-Pen) at a significantly cheaper price. It is also among the pioneer Android devices to showcase a display thatâ€™s pressure-sensitive like Appleâ€™s 3D touch.
Meizu Pro 6 Plus- Overview
Meizu Pro 6 Plus, the successor to Pro 5, brings a lot of new features and enhancements. The all-metal aluminum unibody construction, pressure-sensitive AMOLED 2.5D display and top-notch internals make Pro 6 Plus one of the most interesting phones out there. The smooth aluminum surface manages to provide a good grip, while subtle corners and sides make it possible to use the phone with one hand. The incredibly high res display is a feast for eyes and is ready for immersive VR experiences. Meizu Pro 6 Plus is everything you expect from a flagship phone and a worthy upgrade over its predecessor Pro 5.
|CPU/GPU||Exynos 8890 Octa-core 2.3Ghz, Mali-T880 MP12 (128 GB version)|
|Display||Super AMOLED 5.7-inch, 1440×2560 resolution (515 ppi), 74.5% screen-to-body ratio), 3D touch|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics (Gen8)|
|Display||12.2 inch 1920×1200, 10-point capacitive screen, 16:10 aspect ratio|
|Operating system||Android Marshmallow, Flyme OS 6.0|
|Phone dimensions||155.6×77.3×7.3 mm|
|SIM||Dual-SIM, Dual Standby, Nano SIM cards|
|RAM/Storage||4GB RAM, 128 GB, NO Card slot|
|Camera||12MP 4-axis OIS, f/2.0, Dual-tone ten-LED, 5MP front camera @1080p|
|Audio||3.5mm audio jack, loudspeaker, 32-bit audio, noise cancelling dedicated mic|
|Connectivity||Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS and GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C reversible connector|
|Battery||3400mAh battery (non-removable) with fast charging|
|Sensors||Fingerprint, heart rate, accelerometer, proximity, gyro, compass|
- Stunning Super AMOLED display
- All-metal unibody design
- Advanced antenna design
- Samsungâ€™s high-end processor
- 4-axis OIS
- Hi-Fi sound
- Pressure-sensitive touch
- Larger battery, quick charging
Pros and Cons
High-res, bright and vivid display
Smooth metal finish
Slim and lightweight
Clever antenna placement
Excellent battery timing
Flyme OS can be a hit or miss
No Google Apps out-of-the-box (can easily be installed manually)
Display and Battery Life
The Samsung-made Quad-HD 5.7-inch display is able to compete with any flagship phone and also supports 3D touch, which opens up a context menu when a user long presses an app icon. Impeccable viewing angles and punchy colors have always been a specialty of Super AMOLED displays. Up to 450 nits brightness means you should not face any problem while seeing the display even under direct sunlight. Thanks to the 14nm chipset and a larger 3400 mAh battery that supports Quick Charge 2.0, the phone can last for 2 days on moderate use. Actual battery timing depends on usage patterns, but as a reference, the phone is rated to play around 14 hours of videos before it runs out of juice.
A lot has improved since Pro 5 and the latest smartphone features a 4-axis optically stabilized 12MP SONY sensor. The laser-assisted and phase detection autofocus locks on objects quickly, while the dual-tone 10-LED flash looks cool and makes the phone even more attractive. The camera shoots excellent photos with great amount of detail and very little noise in most lighting conditions. The 4-axis OIS greatly helps while shooting in low-light conditions and minimize chances of taking out-of-focus and blurry shots. The 5MP front camera works well for selfies and video chats and resolves a good amount of detail. The main camera is able to record 4K videos @30fps in H.265 format, which is not supported by YouTube and most media players (you may need to install additional codec).
Even after a year of its release, Samsung Exynos 8890 is still a very capable chipset and performs very well in both CPU and GPU intensive tasks. The phone performs great no matter what you throw at it. It handles everything without any lag or hiccups and apps load quickly. Exynos 8890 is the very same chip Samsung used in its flagship phone Galaxy S7 as well as infamous Note 7.
The slim and lightweight Meizu Pro 6 Plus is everything you expect from a flagship phone and a worthy upgrade over its predecessor, Pro 5. A stunning display, snappy performance, better and optically stabilized camera, larger battery and enhanced mTouch key provide many reasons to upgrade and are all wrapped up in a sleek aluminum body. Meizu’s Flyme OS is responsive and works smoothly, but it may not be everybody’s cup of tea as many prefer old-style app drawer and interface. Fortunately, there are plenty of options available at Play Store (which is not installed in the phone out-of-the-box). Other than water and dust proofing, the phone leaves very little to be desired and is a well-rounded package for demanding users.
How to Buy
Meizu Pro 6 Plus (4Gb/128GB) is available at a market-competitive price from Gearbest. The following link takes to the product page that provides pre/post-sales support, supported network frequencies and answers any questions you might have about the flagship phone.