Meizu 16s Pro Review: With Snapdragon 855+, and Triple Cameras

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the previously released flagship Meizu 16s has been widely recognized for its long-term after-sales test, but the ultra-wide-angle camera that has not been equipped, the number of months of jumping tickets, and the charm of friends for more than one year, the new system UI – Flyme 8 leave some places where you can continue to gain iterations.

Of course, the Meizu 16s Pro, which is fully iterated in the industry and the fascinating voices of the fascinating friends, is not only upgraded in several aspects but then we will have a deeper understanding through detailed experience evaluation.

Design & Appearance

At present, Meizu 16s Pro has a variety of color combinations such as Twilight Forest, Dream Unicorn, Black Mirror, White Story, etc. The author has got two of the dreamy unicorns and the black frog mirror. The following shows the author. Meizu mobile phones, especially the flagships of Meizu’s dynasties, are worthy of the first degree. The past Meizu M9, MX4, and other flagship models have been the highlights of domestic mobile phones. The outer packaging is basically the same as the predecessor Meizu 16s style.

In order to achieve the ultimate screen ratio, notch, a full screen of water droplets, a full screen of sliding cover and other schemes have been incorporated into the previous era, and the comprehensive screen driven by mechanical lifting structure is coming. Of course, the lifting screen is unquestionable for the pursuit of the ultimate screen but compromised the weight of the phone.Observing the new machine launched this year, you can find a very cruel thing – many “heavy” mobile phones weighing more than 200 grams or even half a catty have become the mainstream of 2019 full-screen mobile phones. Interestingly, the Meizu 16s Pro only adds 1 gram more weight than the previous Meizu 16s, so the weight gain is negligible.

Like the excellent predecessors, the Meizu 16s Pro has made a more refined and delicate finish on the original 16s display. The overall style is extended to the front, and the front is equipped with a 6.2-inch AMOLED without bangs symmetrical full screen.

It still adheres to the advanced COF packaging process, the classic super-large G3 curvature R angle, the chin width is reduced to the ultimate level that Meizu can achieve so far. The Meizu flagship has always been to challenge the higher screen ratio once and for all under the premise of uncompromising the special-shaped screen and mechanical structure.

From the previous work, Meizu began to try the gradient color, this work is finally mature, this dream unicorn will melt the light blue in pure white, the two in the different light conditions The texture is very warm.

It is not only visually moist, but also the touch and feel of the hand are very warm, plus this is the top flagship model of the light and compact body that is very rare at the moment. It will be in the hands of 2019 today. Among the mainstream models of many brands, the light and thin, which is almost extinct, gives the author a sense of time and space.

As a palm in the hand every day, the hand feel is undoubtedly the most direct portrayal of a mobile phone. Unfortunately, the author can only put pictures here, and can’t transfer the real machine to the readers who read this article. The top of the clean body can hardly see the obvious opening, and the antenna belt passes through.

Meizu 16s Pro fuselage follows the classic structure of glass + metal frame + glass, but it can be found that there is almost no hard transition trace between the metal frame and the glass. The whole texture is seamless, with the usual 0.5° arc. Offset design that fits the palm of your hand.

The artistic appearance and feel are always the first-class artistic demand for the Meizu flagship mobile phone that has never been compromised. Especially worthy of attention is that this Meizu 16s Pro after the upgrade of three shots, in order not to affect the simplicity of the back body, the flash is made into a ring around the third lens. All kinds of order are based on design.

The Meizu 16s Pro inherits the stereo speakers from the previous game. In addition, Meizu 16s still cancels the 3.5mm headphone jack and does not come with a USB Type-c adapter 3.5mm adapter, which needs to be purchased separately. Meizu 16s Pro supports dual Nano-SIM cards and does not support extended memory cards.

Hardware & Performance

In the past, when the Qualcomm flagship U was not available, Meizu has always insisted on using the MediaTek platform or the Orion platform for the flagship model. Nowadays, after entering a new era, the Meizu flagship’s new pursuit step is stepping up to the latest and strongest processor in the Android camp.

Sure enough, the Meizu 16s Pro is equipped with the Snapdragon 855 Plus. Compared with the Snapdragon 855, the Snapdragon 855 Plus has mainly made two upgrades:

First, the Kryo 485 CPU clocked up to 2.96GHz (previously Snapdragon 855 was 2.84GHz), with a single thread increase of 4.4%. Second, the Adreno 640 GPU achieved a 15% performance improvement, reaching 675Mhz (585MHz).

It is currently the strongest flagship U in the Qualcomm camp.

By running the test, you can understand more intuitive:

Antutu test

Ann Bunny Introduction: The world’s number one mobile phone/tablet hardware performance evaluation tool can comprehensively examine the performance of all aspects of the device including the user experience, and visualize the ranking.

  • Support multiple mainstream platforms, running points can be compared across platforms.
  • Antutu’s running club provides a total score and multiple sub-items.
  • 1 total score reflects the overall performance of the equipment.
  • 23D scores represent GPU graphics performance and game performance.
  • The 3UX score represents the user experience, which is the performance in daily use.
  • 4CPU scores represent CPU computing power and multi-core type.
  • 5RAM performance represents system memory size and system optimization.

Meizu 16s Pro finally achieved more than 460,000 points in Antutu and has already left many models equipped with the Snapdragon 855 processor behind.

Master Lu

Master Lu can evaluate and compare the five core hardwares of CPU, GPU, RAM, storage and display, which is more suitable for ordinary white users to understand mobile phone related information.

GeekBench test

About GeekBench: A cross-platform CPU performance test tool that accurately reflects the single-core and multi-core performance of the device CPU. The test load simulates real-life application design, and the results are more meaningful. It can also measure the performance of GPU graphics.

The single-core score can reflect the pros and cons of the CPU architecture design and the operating frequency. Multi-core scores reflect the efficiency of multiple CPU cores working at the same time.

For Geekbench, the Meilong 16s Pro is equipped with an AUO 855 Plus with a single-core score of over 3,500 points. In terms of multi-core, the score of more than 10,000 is not too different from the previous Snapdragon 855 platform.

GFXBench test

Introduction to GFXBench: Cross-platform, cross-API 3D benchmarking software that accurately reflects the graphics performance of the device GPU. Multiple test scenarios can fully examine the OpenGL ES graphics performance of the device and enable battery life testing.

GFXBench provides two test comparison methods: OnScreen and OffScreen. When the screen runs the test at the native resolution of the device screen, the off-screen is unified to 1080p resolution, which is convenient for cross-device comparison.

There are four main test projects: T-Rex, Manhattan 3.0, Manhattan 3.1, and Car Chase, which correspond to the performance of OpenGL ES 2.0/3.0/3.1/3.1. The pressure is getting higher and higher, and the result is measured by the average frame rate (FPS).

The graphics processing performance of the Snapdragon 855 Plus is relatively conservative, but there are still significant upgrades in terms of frame rate.

Androbench test

About Androbench: AndroBench is a benchmark application that measures the 4K random storage and storage performance of Android devices, including internal or external storage.

In this year, UFS 3.0 high-speed flash seems to be a trend, and it is a must-have configuration for high-performance flagship mobile phone tags. The Meizu 16s Pro uses the UFS 3.0 high-speed flash memory, which is the highest storage standard in the industry. The reading speed has exceeded 1500M/s. Compared with UFS 2.1, the increase rate is over 80%, and the sequential write speed is increased by about 110%.

OS

The Meizu 16s Pro flagship mobile phone conference also brought the new system UI, Flyme 8, which has been waiting for more than one year and has been honing and tempering for the ultimate effect. The Meizu 16s Pro, which is officially on the market, will be pre-installed with Flyme 7, followed by an upgrade to Flyme 8. However, we got the test machine equipped with the Flyme 8 internal test system before the press conference, and the next step was quick.

As the appearance and feel, the Flyme has always been the main item of the Meizu mobile phone. From the beginning of the Flyme, almost every generation of system UI will be borrowed, imitated, or paid tribute by other manufacturers.

Different from many domestic manufacturers, there is almost no family-inherited design. Meizu mobile phone has created a perfect experience system in the long-term development iteration, which has always made the experience lighter and faster.

It is foreseeable that Meizu will set off a wave of “white space” in the domestic custom system UI. This time, Flyme 8 further simplifies the complex stacking of elements, using a visually more streamlined design layout.

A little understanding of calligraphy will know that common ink calligraphy, calligraphy and painting are mainly done by the contrast between black and white. Therefore, whitening and whitening have become a very important skill in calligraphy. Here, we can also use the same structure in the UI to find a visual harmony through the structure of the words and the density of the whole layout.

In the system interface of Flyme 8, you can already see many deliberate system layouts. For example, in the setting interface, Meizu designers remove the original icon background color, dilute the dividing line, and use a larger area of ​​blank space. Separate various elements.

The slide notification bar has also been changed, and the brightness control area is filled with a pure white block larger than the previous one, making it easier for the user to operate.

Also with the animated elements, the Flyme 8 system animation is now softer. It can be seen that during the Flyme 7 period, there is a linear rapid response after the touch is triggered. Flyme 8 is fast and slow in a short time. Of course, this change happens instantaneously, which is more suitable for human vision and conforms to natural logic.

The animated effects of the slide notification bar incorporate a spring-loaded damping rebound. These details of the adjustment mean that the Flyme 8 will be more rhythmic than before, not only dry but also static. Dynamic effects are more flexible and lightweight.

It is worth noting that the new system function Aicy, in terms of functions, integrates into many modules such as suggestion, screen recognition, object recognition, quick view, voice and so on. By pressing and holding the power button for 0.5 seconds, the user can call Aicy in real-time, which can provide a variety of voice assistant services in the phone.

Aicy visual search is based on the intelligent identification of content. For example, your friend sent you new clothes and many other items. If you use smart screen, you may be able to find the same item directly on the e-commerce platform; The screen recognition function also provides OCR word-taking and translation functions, which can quickly extract the text in the picture or process the translation.

In addition to the mback full-screen gesture interaction that the fascinating friends rely on linear motors to achieve, we see a new “big screen gesture interaction” in Flyme 8.

Cameras

Since photography has become an important selling point for mobile phones, many models have begun to pile up the number of camera lenses, especially the 2MP depth of field sub-photograph, “night vision lens”, TOF lens with few application scenes has become a pioneer.

It is undeniable that ultra-wide-angle lenses, telephoto lenses, etc. do improve the application scene and photography experience from single to double to three, but sometimes think about the imposed 2 million depth of field or very few scenes. Does the TOF lens really have meaning?

On the Meizu 16s Pro, it uses the main camera of the Sony IMX 586 sensor, 1 /2.0-inch large sensor, Quad Bayer technology blessing allows it to achieve 1.6μm large single pixel area in the night scene.

It is worth mentioning that this time, the super wide-angle lens finally came to the Meizu 16s Pro, which is the first three-photographer of Meizu.

Daytime proofs

The above is a macro proof. In the outdoor environment with sufficient light, you can see the photo resolution of Meizu 16s Pro. The leaves and petals under the macro are clearly distinguishable. If the original image is enlarged, you can see more details.

In the color scheme, Meizu 16s Pro and the predecessors are similar to the elegant, moderately saturated color, and the control of highlights and shadows has also achieved the peak level of Meizu.

The ultra-wide-angle lens has been tested on the Meizu 16Xs before. It has been much more mature than the previous Meis 16s Pro. When shooting landscapes, the super wide-angle lens can bring a wider view. In addition to a wide viewing angle, the addition of an AI distortion correction algorithm effectively corrects the distortion of the edges of the photo.

Night proofs

In a well-lit outdoor environment, it is possible to take a better look at the photos, so in the dark night, how will the Meizu 16s Pro behave?

It is worth mentioning that in the process of taking pictures in the whole night environment, especially using the night scene mode, Meizu 16s Pro has played a huge role in improving the OIS optical image stabilization technology built in the nighttime photo success rate. The process of long exposure will not It is easily affected and brings a steady night image of Mount Tai.

In addition to the main camera outsole and OIS anti-shake, Meizu 16s Pro has joined the dual super night scene mode to enhance the performance in low light conditions. In addition to the conventional handheld super mode we have just shown, the Meizu 16s Pro features a super night scene mode.

The super night scene of the tripod is imaged in a dark light environment through a longer exposure and through an intelligent synthesis algorithm. It can be clearly seen that the Meizu 16s Pro’s tripod super night scene mode is very pure, and it is more suitable for shooting some dynamic night scenes.

Battery

Although Meizu’s flagship mobile phone has always been a thin and light one, it has never been awkward in terms of TV capacity since the Meizu 16th. The Meizu 16s Pro maintains a 3600 mAh capacity battery.

Online video life

I use the BiliBili client to play online barrage video, 20% volume, 70% brightness. Starting from 98% of electricity, after more than 1 hour, the remaining electricity is 89%. Power consumption is 9%. According to this power-down rate, in the same test environment, its full power can continuously play online video for more than 11 hours.

The game life

Starting from 77% of electricity, after 60 minutes, the remaining power is 62%. It consumes 15% of electricity. According to such a power-down rate, it is expected to eat chicken for more than 6 hours in a row, but it should be noted that the picture quality is high-definition, the number of frames is set to be super high, and the performance is not full, if it is adjusted to the extreme quality, the number of frames, battery life will be reduced.

Charging

Charging has long been a more cautious increase in charging power, this time Meizu 16s Pro supports up to 24W fast charge. When the screen is turned on, it can be returned from 23% to 99% in 60 minutes. This rate is quite fast in Meizu phones. And this is just the pre-engineering machine, and the firmware will be pushed for optimization in the later stages.

Verdict & Buy

Meizu is a very special existence, no matter the past, the present, or the future. From the wooden headboards and belts carved by J.Wong, to the deep customization UI of the eternal aesthetics, Flyme, it is a gift of Meizu, a small and beautiful manufacturer. We have also witnessed the time and again of this kind of manufacturer with its own volume, the waves of technology circles and design circles that have been set off.

The domestic mobile phone market has already entered the bloody sea from the Red Sea, and the players have ushered in their last stage of fighting. From the Meizu 16s Pro product, Meizu is still suffocating, and after a wave of industry turmoil, still stepping on its own rhythm. It looks at the opponents who have been around us to either build their own vast ecology or to marginalize their exit from the competition. They are still calm and determined to continue to stick to their own small but beautiful and never compromise. On the 16s Pro phone, I can see that Meizu is not disturbed by the outside world, only focusing on the problems that I think I have.

In terms of appearance, it is difficult to say that Meizu 16s Pro has a large span change. The same is true for the entire smartphone industry. If you have already held Meizu 16s, from the paper point of view, it does not seem to drive you a strong replacement. psychological. However, for the non-Meizu flagship predecessor users, the new color scheme of the spiritual and texture, such as the Unicorn, and the unique 166 g thin body is still coveted.

Due to the normal cycle of the upstream industry, the performance of the Meizu 16s Pro is more steadily in the relative sense. Routine upgrades the Snapdragon 855 Plus mobile platform and UFS 3.0, which is the most basic in terms of the most basic performance configuration. Strong hardcore configuration. In terms of imagery, Meizu complements the super wide-angle camera that was not equipped in the previous game. Other aspects are basically based on the routine upgrade of the previous game. With the update of Flyme 8, more advanced camera algorithms are also included, and the overall strength of the image is rising. The shooting scene has also been broadened.

Meizu 16s Pro is still a Buddhist system, there is no exaggerated function, and it does not show the gimmick of high-tech technology. It only brings you the hardware foundation and finer details of a flagship mobile phone. Even the major “soul” upgrade of Flyme 8 is based on the details of the basic operating experience, even refinement to icons, transition animations to optimize the changes, and does not seem to care whether the user can feel at a glance, as plain as one Yan Qingquan.

Overall, Meizu 16s Pro has an ingenuity, and its upgrades are mostly from the inside, from the inside out, hidden in casual details. In general, Meizu 16s Pro is by no means a perfunctory routine upgrade, just need you to get up and feel.

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