Meizu15 Review

Intro

Fifteen is a commendable number, particularly, if it’s a wedding anniversary. Much more so for a fairly little supplier such as Meizu. As well as what’s a much better way of commemorating the 15th wedding anniversary than creating a new version with a 15 in its name? Sure, they’ve missed a few numbers along the road, however the occasion calls for it. And, with a Meizu 16 already rumored, it seems they will certainly be improving that number.

The “Pro” tag from the previous years is now gone. Not that we’re whining – it’s easier this way. There’s also much less to whine regarding when it involves the Meizu 15 device triad also. With the current lineup prolonging from the upper-budget sector all the way as much as flagship region, a lot of ground has actually been covered, and they’ve achieved it in a really typical Meizu fashion.

Unlike the majority of its fellow Chinese OEMs, Meizu has always had an alternate approach to points. Being even slightly various than the next “piece” mobile on the jammed mobile phone scene is a whole lot too. And also sitting smack in the center of the business’s current schedule, the routine Meizu 15 flawlessly includes the particular signature of the family members.

Meizu 15 specifications

Practically every business around will certainly have you believe it values client responses, yet Meizu has the design to back that case up. The Meizu 15 does not adhere to the patterns of the day. The firm is sticking to the 16:9 facet display preventing any kind of notches or various other intermediaries at the same time. It additionally functioned extra difficult to make certain a front installed house button/fingerprint reader stays a long-standing staple in the control format. Every one of this and more originates from existing Meizu individual wishes as well as preferences – a pretty sound product technique, if you ask us.

Individuals appear to such as standard designs, so why not provide exactly that, while still marrying traditional smartphone functions with useful modern advances, like razor-thin side bezels.

Another long-standing Meizu practice that isn’t going away is purchasing parts at Samsung. With the punchy Super AMOLED panel (as well as also the chipset, when it comes to the Meizu 15 And also) thanks to the Oriental titan, it’s quite all-natural to compare a Meizu to Samsung flagship from a year or two ago.

All that being claimed, the Meizu 15 has a great deal going for it theoretically. The only actual question then is simply how well the fan-driven dish works in method. Join us on the complying with web pages, as we attempt to discover.

Competitors

Portable phones are a limited product these days. Decent mid-rangers, a lot more so. Makers often tend to deal with these as a particular niche item, so you generally see a few decked-out front runners, in a sea of spending plan gadgets, that simply take place to fit the bill size-wise, as a result of cutbacks. Now, to be reasonable, a 5.46-inch device does not precisely match the traditional portable classification. Also one with side-bezels as slim as the Meizu 15’s.

And also points just become worse if you do not truly want to comply with the extra-tall display screen tends of the day, in addition to the absence of a proper front-mounted house button/fingerprint viewers. Maintaining all these requirements in mind, it’s rather very easy to wander towards older, yet solid flagship deals, like the Samsung Galaxy S7. It really is a small powerhouse, with all the trimmings from the 2016 smart device scene. If you really feel comfy with restricted support and also no more software application updates, it is definitely a rewarding alternative.

Beyond of the spectrum, there is the brand-new Galaxy A6 (2018 ). It, however, has actually grown a fair bit in screen dimension, also if primarily vertically as well as counts only on on-screen controls. The Galaxy J7 Pro seems to strike a great equilibrium between the two. Spending plan nature aside, you still get a stunning Super AMOLED panel, though not a lot on the performance as well as camera fronts.

Xiaomi might simply have a couple of possibly better alternatives in the Mi 6 and also Mi A1. Why not the Mi A2 (Mi 6X), you might ask after that? Well, the added tall screen as well as absence of timeless controls. The Mi 6 might be a little bit older than the Mi A1, yet it is still an ex-flagship gadget, with an effective Snapdragon 835 chipset and also full-featured double video camera. We only see the Mi A1 as a far better option if you truly need a vanilla Android experience.

On to Huawei, or instead Honor and also one more comparable predicament, between the newer and more effective, yet larger and also scratched Honor 10 and also the older Honor 9, which appears to tick more boxes. Considering that the Honor 10 surpasses its predecessor in virtually every element and its footprint is nearly the same to that of the Meizu 15 as well as you’re not shedding on a home button, we prefer to go all out, in this situation.

Last, yet not the very least, the Nokia 8 might be worth looking into. Its virtually vanilla strategy to Android as well as Nokia’s update-positive attitude can possibly spell out a longer as well as much better software application support future. Still, you can possibly see what Meizu indicates when it talks about marrying traditional style with brand-new technology.

Judgment

The Meizu 15 is a rather intriguing expedition of what 2018 mobile style could have been, in the lack a couple of recent patterns. Because it relies so greatly on timeless principles as well as styles, calling it a unicorn is not precisely reasonable. Yet it’s not a passing away breed either given that it’s fresh and modern sufficient to be something else totally. It’s a crossbreed of old and brand-new that’s hard ahead by and will likely be a best match for many retro-minded mobile phone users.

Offered its absence of mass popularity or truly any type of aggressive initiatives on Meizu’s component to change that, the Meizu 15 is not likely to also go truly mainstream. Even less so with the Meizu 16 already coming close to quick imminent. The Meizu 15 was destined to be a particular niche product from the very get-go which’s most likely OKAY.

With a sea of makers continuously baffling over each other to form the needs and needs of the customer, a reducing number of business is still trying to satisfy a core audience as well as a collection of pre-existing as well as aware needs.

Pros

Disadvantages

While not necessarily an audio business approach in the fierce mobile phone realm, it is an excellent method to supply a different device. In that respect, the Meizu 15 is the best instance of a masterfully carried out plan. While much from perfect, it delivers on every goal Meizu set out to achieve, in catering to its followers. If you recognize what that entails, then we have no difficulty recommending the Meizu 15.

Network
  • Technology: GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
  • LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
  • LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps
  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • Launch
  • Announced: 2018, April
  • Status: Available. Released 2018, April
  • Body
  • Dimensions: 143 x 72 x 7.3 mm (5.63 x 2.83 x 0.29 in)
  • Weight: 152 g (5.36 oz)
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Display
  • Type: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 5.46 inches, 82.2 cm2 (~79.8% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • – Flyme UI 7.0
  • Platform
  • Android 7.1.2 (Nougat)
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)
  • Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260)
  • Adreno 512
  • Memory
  • Card slot: No
  • Internal: 64/128 GB, 4 GB RAM
  • Main Camera
  • Dual: 12 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.3″, 1.55 m, 4-axis OIS, dual pixel PDAF & laser AF
    20 MP, 1/2.8″, 1.0 m, AF, portraits only
  • Features: Six-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
  • Selfie camera
  • Single: 20 MP, f/2.0
  • Video: 1080p@30fps
  • Sound
  • Alert types: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
  • 3.5mm jack: Yes
  • – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • Comms
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 4.2, A2DP, LE
  • Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • Radio: No
  • 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
  • Features
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
  • Messaging: SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
  • Browser: HTML5
  • – Fast battery charging: mCharge 4.0 (24W)
    – MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
    – MP4/H.264 player
    – Document editor
    – Photo/video editor
  • Battery
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
  • Misc
  • Colors: Ink, Yakin, Indigo, White
  • Price: About 400 EUR
  • Tests
  • Performance: Basemark OS II: 2650 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 2485Basemark X: 20836
  • Display: Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal), 4.082 (sunlight)
  • Camera: Photo / Video
  • Loudspeaker: Voice 77dB / Noise 74dB / Ring 80dB
  • Audio quality: Noise -93.2dB / Crosstalk -93.9dB
  • Battery life: Endurance rating 77h
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