Meizu 16 Unboxing: True Flagship With High-Level Features
Meizu has been in the smartphone market for 15+ years. But only yesterday it could launch a smartphone that can be called a genuine flagship. Of course, this manufacturer has released good models in the past years. But this is for the first time when its product can compete with the top branded models and don’t throw the fight. Yesterday, the Meizu 16 (aka Meizu 16th) was announced along with the Meizu 16 Pro. We are offering to get acquainted with its stylish look and recall its outstanding features. As a reminder, it is 1 yuan cheaper than the Xiaomi Mi 8.
The Meizu 16 uses an equilateral symmetric full-screen design. The regular Meizu 16 comes with a 6.0-inch, while the Meizu 16 Plus sports a 6.5-inch Samsung Super AMOLED screen. The screen ratio is up to 91.18%, the left and right borders are only 1.43mm, the chin width is only 5.74mm, and the width is 40mm. The top is distributed with infrared receiving holes, light sensing holes, infrared emitting holes, surround sound, breathing lights, and self-portrait sensor. It also uses Meizu’s custom CFO package technology. The Meizu 16 is equipped a new generation of optical screen fingerprints, with a recognition speed of only 0.25 seconds and a recognition success rate of up to 99.12%.
The back of the Meizu 16 uses a 7-layer coating process and a 3D quad-curved glass body with a ceramic texture. It offers a special white color variant officially known as ‘mountains white.’ There is only one opening. The body thickness of only 7.3mm. The world’s thinnest phone with a screen fingerprint weighs only 152 grams.
As for the configuration, the Meizu 16 is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon, which is paired with a 6GB/8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and a maximum UFS 2.1 storage capacity of 256GB.
In terms of network design, the Meizu 16 uses a four-antenna Wi-Fi 2×2 MIMO and a six-antenna LTE 4×4 MIMO. The transmission speed is increased by 60% and 100%, respectively, and the phone has an independent signal amplifier, supporting Bluetooth 5.0, Qualcomm aptX, and Sony LDAC CD-class wireless sound quality. There are stereo dual speakers and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The battery is 3010mAh, while the 16 Plus comes with a 3640mAh battery. The nominal battery life is up to 13.5 hours. The phone supports fast charging, which can charge up to 67% in 30 minutes only.
One of the most beloved features of the Meizu 16 is the new Super mBack 2.0, which fully supports full-screen global gestures. The company claims that the screen sampling rate is close to the iPhone X, and the second generation touch engine mEngine 2.0 supports 100 variety of tactile feedback scenarios.
On the back, the Meizu 16 carries Sony IMX380 12MP main camera (wide angle, F/1.8 aperture, and a pixel size of 1.55 microns) and a Sony IMX350 2MP sub-camera (telephoto, F2.6 aperture) combination. While on the front, it sports the world’s smallest 20-megapixel self-photographing sensor. The latter also cooperates with ArcSoft to support the fifth-generation AI beauty algorithm, which can intelligently identify the age, gender, skin quality and other information of the characters, and add a front-facing smart portrait background. In addition, the rear camera supports OIS four-axis optical image stabilization (shutter speed reduced to 1/4s), fully automatic HDR, and intelligent scene recognition.