(Meizu 16s review and specifications)
Meizu 16s review and specifications:
Meizu has long been releasing smartphones “not for everyone”, without trying to outstrip the industry giants. Now the company is going through hard times because even fans of the brand who are faced with the lack of updates to completely new devices refuse from its products. Meizu 16s turned out.
Price and release date:
The device was shown in China on April 23 after months of “warming up” the audience with leaked photos and 16s specifications. In the PRC, sales will begin on April 28, and the smartphone will be released on the international and Russian markets later. Prices for Meizu 16s seem to be lower than those of the giants, but still higher than Chinese competitors – $ 475 ask for a version with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of flash memory, $ 520 for 8/128 GB, $ 595 for 8/256 GB.
Meizu 16s Specifications Review:
||6.2 inches, 18.5: 9, 1080 x 2232 pixels, 400 PPI, AMOLED
||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, 8 cores, up to 2.8 GHz, 7 nm, GPU Adreno 640
||Operational 6/8 GB LPDDR4X, built-in 128/256 GB UFS 2.1
||Main camera: twins, 48 MP (f / 1.7) + 20 MP telephoto (f / 2.6), front camera: 20 MP, (f / 2.2)
||3600 mAh, fast charging 24W
|Communication and interfaces:
||4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4 + 5 GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, Dual GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, NFC, USB Type-C
||Android 9 Pie with Flyme OS 7.3 shell
||In-screen fingerprint scanner, face unlock
||151.9 x 73.4 x 7.6 mm, 165 g
Meizu 16s Screen Review:
Meizu decided to go against the trend and did not make the display of the novelty as frameless as possible. The top and bottom of the screen have noticeable indents. But there was no need to think about how to fit the front camera into the screen.
Traditionally for the flagship Meizu model, the AMOLED matrix is used here. It has a diagonal of 6.2 inches, the already forgotten aspect ratio of 18.5: 9 and a resolution of 1080 x 2232 pixels. The fingerprint scanner is built into the screen and is able to recognize even the owner’s wet finger with 100 percent accuracy.
The materials of the phone body are metal and glass. Unlike last year’s Meizu 16th, this generation does not have a ceramic version – there have been many complaints about its fragility. Meizu 16s is offered in white, black, and blue cases.
Processor, memory, communications:
Meizu 16s received a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, 8 cores, up to 2.8 GHz and an Adreno 640 video accelerator. The smartphone can have 6 or 8 GB of RAM and 128 or 256 GB of permanent memory. As is usual with Meizu, there is no support for memory cards, so active users may also feel a lack of memory.
What they love Meizu for is the Flyme OS shell, vaguely reminiscent. iOS design. The smartphone has version 7.3 that runs Android 9 Pie. Support and updates were not discussed in the presentation.
The predecessors of the Meizu 16s were often criticized for their lack of NFC, making it useless for those used to paying with their phone. Here this flaw was corrected, the module is there and it can fully work. There are also all modern wireless interfaces – from dual-band Wi-Fi to Bluetooth 5.0.
There is only one connector for wired connection – a USB Type-C port. For a completely unclear reason, Meizu decided not to include an adapter for a 3.5 mm audio jack in the package. They offer to buy it for an additional $ 25.
Only the dual main camera, which includes Sony sensors, is responsible for photo capabilities. The main IMX 586 at 48 megapixels with an aperture of f / 1.7 and an IMX 350 telephoto lens with an aperture of f / 2.6 at 20 megapixels.
Camera module 4-axis optical image stabilization, video shake effect correction, and advanced night mode. The front camera is a miniature Samsung 3T2 20MP sensor. It is used for face unlocking with a recognition speed of 0.2 sec.
The autonomy of Meizu 16s also became a “work on bugs”. In the previous model, users did not like the small battery, in the new product, it was increased to 3600 mAh. The smartphone has fast charging, but the device does not have a wireless power supply.
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