Meizu15,15Plus,and15Litehands-on Review

Introduction

Meizu has actually gotten on the map considering that 2003 and for its 15-year wedding anniversary it announced 3 brand-new phones from its totally brand-new collection – Meizu 15, Meizu 15 Plus and also Meizu 15 Lite. We were at the launch and saw the whole show and even reached tinker with the tools.

All three phones come without today’s smartphone trends that all other producers seem to follow – a high 18:9 display or an intermediary in addition to the display screen for the selfie cam. Meizu decided to violate the circulation and also presented three devices that have some overlapping specifications however are put in various price segments to cover a bigger target.

Meizu 15 Plus specifications

Meizu 15 specifications

Meizu 15 Lite specs

The Meizu 15 And also has an extra effective chipset than the Meizu 15 that brings much better display screen resolution and EIS for video shooting. Because it is a larger phone in dimension, the battery brings extra mAh power too. In this specific instance dimension does matter, as well as the Plus-sized tool would certainly interest followers of larger phones.

The lite friend of the Meizu 15 might have a chipset that is aiming for effectiveness, as opposed to power, yet it is available in the exact same 5.46″ bundle. Although it is not OLED, initially evaluation it looks just as intense as well as shades are practically as vivid. Yet with a new UI bringing a lot of functions as well as a front runner body impact, the power-efficient Meizu 15 Lite is a device to obtain enthusiastic around.

Maintain reading on the next pages where we look even more right into the new wedding anniversary phones as well as exactly how they performed in our first run.

Efficiency

We handled to run a few quick standards on all three Meizu phones. The phones we made use of were probably pre-sale units, so we will not be comparing the criteria results to various other phones. The numbers look encouraging though – the generated results are close to retail units from other suppliers with comparable specs.

GeekBench 4.1 (multi-core)

Higher is far better

GeekBench 4.1 (single-core)

Higher is better

AnTuTu 6

Higher is better

Basemark X

Higher is much better

Basemark OS 2.0

Greater is far better

Wrap-up

Taking care of to remain in the game for 15 years is genuinely a success for Meizu and also we need to provide a hat pointer for that. The Chinese market is a particular one and also the firm has to do something different to stand out. That’s where the intro of the a lot more standard display ratio occurs combined with above average electronic camera specifications.

Meizu is intending to reinvent the method market division is done as well as the brand-new 15 series seems a nice attempt at feature segmentation.

We are always delighted to see new phones and also hopefully the Meizu 15 And also, the Meizu 15 as well as the Meizu 15 Lite will bring a fresh whiff to a going stale market. Simply possibly.

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), 5(850), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
  • Speed: HSPA, LTE
  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • Launch
  • Announced: 2018, April
  • Status: Available. Released 2018, May
  • Body
  • Dimensions: 143.6 x 72.4 x 7.5 mm (5.65 x 2.85 x 0.30 in)
  • Weight: 145 g (5.11 oz)
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Display
  • Type: LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 5.46 inches, 82.2 cm2 (~79.0% 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 MSM8953-Pro Snapdragon 626 (14 nm)
  • Octa-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53
  • Adreno 506
  • Memory
  • Card slot: microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
  • Internal: 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
  • Main Camera
  • Single: 12 MP, f/1.9, 1.4 m, dual pixel PDAF
  • Features: Six-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 1080p@30fps
  • Selfie camera
  • Single: 20 MP, f/2.0
  • Video: 1080p@30fps
  • Sound
  • Alert types: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm jack: Yes
  • – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • Comms
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi 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
  • Messaging: SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
  • Browser: HTML5
  • – Fast battery charging 9V/2A 18W
    – MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
    – MP4/H.264 player
    – Document editor
    – Photo/video editor
  • Battery
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
  • Misc
  • Colors: Black, Gold, Red
  • Price: About 240 EUR
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