Meizu Pro 6 Review
Meizu’s Pro 6 series has always been the best and most important one produced by the firm. Top-notch chipsets, advanced imaging, and big high-res screen all with a tempting price tag which wrapped in the fancy package.
In the pro line up MX4 is the point of success with its high-end camera setup and 1536p display. The Pro 5 got a slight fashion, a smoother user experience, and trading the near-WQXGA screen resolution for an AMOLED panel. In order to demonstrate some muscle of Pro6, it chose to pursue boasts the latest 10-core chipset by MediaTek and 3D Press.
If you’re typically going to fight against big and powerful phablets of all types of makes. The Muscle-flexing is one of the best way right to go. Compared to all the last generation of Pro series Meizu’s pro 6 have the small screen but otherwise takes many cues from its Pro 5 brother, including storage options, camera department, and the design. The most important news is the Helio X25 chip but we’ve yet to see how this chip compares against the Exynos 7420 Octa that powers the Pro 5.
So, we are going to boot with that – the Meizu Pro 6s is the first idea which produced by the firm which has Helio X25 chipset. The advanced MediaTek engine makes use of a deca-core processor with a four 2GHz Cortex-A53’s, four 1.4GHz Cortex-A53’s and couple of 2.5GHz Cortex-A72 cores. The Pro 6 is also the first popular Android smartphone to give 3D Touch a try for Apple’s attempt in iOS 9 didn’t relatively make a big splash out of it. There is also a 4GB of RAM and Mali-T880 MP4 GPU.
Comparing the Meizu Pro 6 and Pro5 brothers, the new Pro 6 has a smaller display which leading to a higher pixel density but the battery power took a hit because of the more compact body. Two camera units are same, but the quad-core Mali-T880 GPU probably make to raise questions – When we are comparing it with Meizu Pro 5’s previous gen octa-core unit we need to pay special attention. On the plus side, the Pro 6 offers 3D Press, which it cannot be replaced by anyone and is generally hard to come by in the Android world.
So, is there enough to lure switchers and draw upgraders? We are going to try and find out. But first, let’s check the complete feature list.
- Heavily customized Flyme OS 5.6 on top of Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- 2″ 1080p AMOLED display of 423ppi; 3D Press
- 21MP Sony Exmor RS IMX230 camera sensor with two-tone 10-LED ring flash, 2160p video recording @30fps
- MediaTek Helio X25: deca-core processor with frequency of 2x 2.5GHz Cortex-A72, 4x 2.0GHz Cortex-A53, and 4x 1.4GHz Cortex-A53; Mali-T880MP4 GPU; 4GB of RAM
- 5MP front-facing camera with 1080p@30fps video recording
- 6 LTE (300/50Mbps); Dual SIM; Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac; GPS/GLONASS/Beidou; Bluetooth 4.1; NFC; USB Type-C port, USB On-The-Go
- mTouch Home button with a fingerprint scanner
- 32GB or 64GB of built-in storage
- Active noise cancellation via a dedicated mic
- 2,560mAh battery with 24W mCharge 2.0 (Up to 65% charge in 30min)
- Smaller screen compared to predecessor
- Sealed battery
- No memory expansion option
- Underwhelming GPU
The sealed battery is an unexpected thing because the company is completely influenced by Apple phone. The cap on memory is a downgrade of sorts than the previous Pro 5. At least 32GB and a 64GB version as an alternative, this is something most users can probably live with.
The Pro 6 powerhouse will raise an interesting question. We’ll run the important points in the dedicated chapter and analyze the results. The 3D Press will get due attention as well.
Of course, the Pro 6 isn’t only going to attract the mobile upgraders but also the new customers. Let’s see how its work on existing market.
In Meizu Pro6, 32 and 64 GB storage options are available inbuilt, but users with storage anxiety should choose for the higher version because the device doesn’t contain expandable storage. You can get Dual SIM capabilities in Pro 6, which can be utilized for some, based on the market.
The display has a single home button that also act as a fingerprint scanner. The performance of the scanner was very surprising, and it is one of the fastest we have seen on a smartphone up to now. Approved, you have to press the home button and change the screen ON before the device can be unlocked, but when the screen is ON, just click on the home button is enough to unlock the device. Obviously, the sensor is more reliable also it doesn’t comparatively compare with other smartphone fingerprint sensors that permit you to unlock the phone without waking the phone first.
In this device, we are not able to found on-screen of capacitive navigation keys and Meizu has a unique implementation in its place. The back button functionality is normally the part of the home button also. A simple click on the home button works as a back key when a press of the home button works as predictable. This can take some time when getting used, particularly when allowing for the Android smartphones has dedicated back and latest apps key, but it is the good method to keep clean the front camera and it avoids using up extra display property.
Coming to the software of the Meizu, It is running the latest version of the Flyme OS, depending on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Meizu’s past iterations of the custom OS were not good but is making some useful changes to help the user experience more best.
The Meizu Pro 6 has 21 MP back camera, with a f/2.2 aperture, a laser-guided autofocus system, and a 10 LED dual tone flash, including a 5 MP front-facing camera with a f/2.0 aperture. There is no optical image stabilization here but, which is quite inadequate to see.
21 MP allows you to zoom more into shots and crop in a good quantity, but regrettably, images don’t come into view very sharp, with a lot of detail being lost as well.
So we have given you in-depth about Meizu pro 6. The latest flagship Meizu has managed to impress in many ways than one and as there may not be anything unique to help this device stand out from the crowd, it does really well with the features it does have to offer. The fingerprint scanner is fast, and while the placement of the bottom-mounted speaker isn’t ideal, the audio quality is surprisingly good. Meizu has also managed to clean up their software experience to some extent, and while it will still take some getting used to, the additional features end up being quite useful.
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