Meizu 16X Vs Meizu 16th Review: A Comparison to See Where Are the Differences


In August, Meizu officially released a flagship handset Meizu 16, and after a month, the company released another Smartphone the Meizu 16X for the mid-market. The Meizu 16 powered by Snapdragon 845 processor. While Meizu 16X features a Snapdragon 710 processor. Both Smartphone has quite the same design. In addition to the difference between the processor, appearance material and etc., the screens, cameras and other things almost are the same. The price of Meizu 16 is $389 and Meizu 16X price is $302, the difference between the two Smartphones is $85.

However, the pricing of both phones of Meizu is indeed very high-cost performance. After all, the price of the competitors is more advantageous. The comparison between the two Smartphones shows you the difference between the mid and the high end, giving everyone a better buying guide.

Specification Comparison:

From the specification point of view, Meizu 16th and Meizu 16X still have quite a few differences, the first is the CPU configuration, Meizu 16 equipped with a flagship Snapdragon 845 processor, and Meizu 16X loaded a Qualcomm’s latest mid-end Snapdragon 710 processor.

In addition, Meizu 16 available in 2 variants of 6GB and 8GB, while Meizu 16X only provides 6GB of RAM. Due to the limitations of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor specifications, Meizu 16X can only use an emmc storage chips, while Meizu 16 has a good performance UFS storage chips. For the Battery capacity, Meizu 16 has a 3010mAh battery and another side Meizu 16X carry a 3100mAh battery which is larger, but the body thickness is also 0.2mm thicker than Meizu 16.

On the screen side, Both Smartphones features a 6-inch OLED full screen, screen resolution is 2160×1080, Notch-less design. The Meizu 16’s OLED screen can reach 402 PPI and has a high brightness of 450 nits and a high contrast ratio of 10,000:1.

For the camera, both phones also use Sony’s IMX380+IMX350 sensor. The IMX380 has a 12MP camera with f/1.8 large aperture, supports four-axis optical image stabilization, supports PDAF phase focusing and laser focusing, and also uses the Meizu classic ring LED flash.

Meizu 16 and Meizu 16X front 20MP camera has been specially customized, is currently the smallest front camera module, support AI face recognition unlock, ArcSoft beauty algorithm, FaceAE face brightness intelligent adjustment. Of course, in addition to the differences in the configuration mentioned above, Meizu 16X also canceled the stereo external release due to the price and position considerations, only the ordinary mono external speaker.

In addition, the mEngine horizontal linear motor of Meizu 16 has been changed into an ordinary longitudinal linear motor. Of course, such a reduction is also reasonable. The article quotes Huang Zhang: 16X material is too fierce, and 2098 gross profit is not enough to pay royalties.

Appearance Comparison

The front design of Meizu 16 and Meizu 16X is basically the same, the same 6-inch screen, the same notch-less full screen, ultra-narrow bezel design. Of course, the difference is still there. The width of the left border of Meizu 16 is 1.43mm, the width of the left border of Meizu 16X is 1.38mm, and the left border of Meizu 16X is more extreme.

The fuselage material is also the biggest difference between Meizu 16 and 16X. Meizu 16 adopts double-sided glass design, the glass body has a texture close to ceramics, and Meizu 16X adopts aluminum alloy body design. After careful polishing, it also has an excellent feel.

No matter whether it is glass or metal, the design of Meizu 16 and Meizu 16X is very outstanding. Meizu 16 is the first mobile phone designed by Meizu with 3D four-curve design. The Meizu 16X aluminum alloy integrated body is also the design and craftsmanship of Meizu.

The Meizu 16 and Meizu 16X have the same rear camera configuration. They also use the dual camera combination of the IMX380+IMX350 and both phones also have a ring-shaped LED flash. The same camera is designed on the midline of the back of the phone.

The camera position of the two mobile phones still has some differences. The location of the Meizu 16X camera is slightly higher than Meizu 16. Therefore, the mobile phone case of the Meizu 16 can be placed on the Meizu 16X, but the rear camera position will be stuck live.

The Meizu 16 and 16X also use a hidden earpiece design. Since the forehead position of the two phones is the only 7mm, the general front camera module cannot be installed on the Meizu 16. Meizu has customized the world’s smallest front camera module for the Meizu 16, custom design from hardware and optics, and finally created the world’s smallest 20MP front camera module.

The Meizu 16 and Meizu 16X’s on-screen Super mBack HOME buttons are all equipped with pressure sensing. They strongly press the function of realizing the HOME button. They still have the original touch and return to the previous level operation, and press the mBack experience back to the main interface. The design of the bottom horizontal line minimizes the problem that the small dots occupy the screen space.

Meizu 16 screen pixel

Meizu 16X screen pixel

Perhaps someone will doubt that Meizu 16 and Meizu 16X have a difference of $85, and the screen is one of the most expensive originals in the whole device. The screen between both phones must be different.

But in fact, Meizu official and Huang Zhang also said that Meizu 16 and Meizu 16X are all using the same customized AMOLED screen. We use the camera to shoot the pixels of both phones, we can see that the pixels of the two phones are arranged in the same order. Basically, it can be determined that it is the same screen.

Of course, there may be some individual differences between the screens. Perhaps not every mobile phone is the same in color and color temperature.

Camera Specs and Samples Comparison

Meizu 16 and Meizu 16X use a dual camera combination of 12MP + 20MP, IMX380 + IMX350 sensor combination, the IMX380 sensor has a 1 / 2.3-inch size sensor and 1.55μm large single pixel size. Let Meizu 16 get more light when taking pictures, the picture will be sharper and purer, and the overall picture quality will be significantly improved, especially in the dark environment.

Meizu 16 and Meizu 16X use a new image signal processor to create a new algorithm architecture with a comprehensive custom scene algorithm platform for smarter scene recognition for landscapes, portraits, animals, food, etc. Hundreds of scenes are individually optimized to capture the best pictures at your fingertips.

These AI algorithms are based on Hexagon 685 DSP Qualcomm third-generation artificial intelligence processing chip, Snapdragon 845 and Snapdragon 710 are matched with this artificial intelligence chip, so the AI computing power of Meizu 16 and Meizu 16X is basically the same.

2x zoom

3x zoom

Meizu 16 and Meizu 16X have 3 times lossless zoom function, the same samples can be seen, Meizu 16 and Meizu 16X lossless zoom is basically the same, whether the 2x or 3x lossless zoom picture quality consistent.

Front Beauty Effect

Meizu 16 and Meizu 16X use a 20MP front camera, using the ArcSoft AI smart beauty algorithm to collect the user’s facial information, intelligently analyze the user’s gender, age, skin quality and other parameters, and use the corresponding The beauty effect makes the front camera also self-learning, resulting in a more natural beauty effect.

It can be seen that Meizu 16 and Meizu 16X have the same beauty effect, same camera and algorithm, so the effect is the same.

Large Aperture Blur

Meizu 16 and Meizu 16X also have a “portrait mode”, and the blurring algorithm is completely upgraded. When shooting, the blurring effect of the edges and background is more real and natural, avoiding the “small texture”.

It can be seen through the samples that the blurring effect of Meizu 16 and Meizu 16X is exactly the same. The upgraded algorithm is used to greatly improve the blurring effect. Firstly, the blurring algorithm is improved, and the edge position of the photo body is more to be accurate, the second is that the blur effect outside the focus is more natural, and closer to the camera lens blur effect.

Outdoor Samples

If there is no model information in the lower left corner, you may think that these contrasting pictures are from the same phone. Meizu 16 and Meizu 16X also have very good shooting effects. The photo effect is still quite good when the light is sufficient. The sharpness is quite high and the details are excellent.

The Meizu 16 and Meizu 16X also support the automatic HDR function, and the HDR details are retained in the case of backlighting.

Indoor Samples
Night Samples

The Meizu 16 and Meizu 16X night scenes are cleaner, thanks to the multi-frame noise reduction algorithm, which greatly reduces the noise, ensures the detailed performance in night scene, and uses the same IMX380 sensor, so the brightness, color, and the details are the same, and the Meizu 16 and Meizu 16X powerful night scenes are also vividly displayed.

Performance Comparison

Meizu 16 uses the Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 845 processor, Meizu 16X have Qualcomm’s mid-range processor Snapdragon 710, which is the biggest difference between the two mobile phones, using different processors to separate the product position. Of course, the flagship processor and the midrange processor have a big difference in performance, but what is the difference?

For the first time, the Meizu 16 series uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor which is currently recognized as the most outstanding mobile phone processor and has been adopted by many flagship Smartphones.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 uses the new Kryo 385 processor architecture, which is Qualcomm’s energy-efficient architecture to date. The four performance cores are up to 2.8GHz, and the four energy-efficient cores are up to 1.8GHz, which is equivalent to the previous generation, with performance improvements of 25-30%, and energy-efficient core performance 15% Upgraded.

The new 10nm FinFET structure design, LPP manufacturing process, and the new DynamIQ CPU interconnect structure further enhance performance, reduce power consumption, and improve real-world performance. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 integrates the new Adreno 630 graphics processor to deliver powerful graphics performance with a 30% improvement in performance and a 30% improvement in energy efficiency over the previous generation.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 is equipped with two 2.2GHz large cores and six 1.7GHz small core Kryo 260 architecture CPUs, as well as the new Adreno 616 GPU. Compared with the previous Snapdragon 660 processor, the overall performance of the Snapdragon 710 has been improved by 20%, and the GPU graphics processing performance is up to 35%. The advanced 10nm LPE FinFET process and smaller die area reduce power consumption by up to 40% compared to 660.

At the same time, the Snapdragon 710 is equipped with the multi-core artificial intelligence engine AI Engine, which can achieve up to twice the overall performance improvement in AI applications compared to the Snapdragon 660. The new X15 LTE chip, the flagship Spectra 250 ISP image processor and the new Hexagon DSP digital signal processor work together to provide all-around support for the extraordinary performance, camera, communication and endurance performance of the phone.

Antutu Test
GeekBench test
3Dmark test

Through theoretical tests, it can be seen that the Meizu 16 Antutu scored more than 290,000 points, while the Meizu 16X scored only 170,000 points, the gap is still relatively large, and the performance gap is, on the one hand, the CPU computing power gap, Snapdragon 845 and the difference in Snapdragon 710 single core performance is not large.

Mainly because the Snapdragon 845 frequency is higher than the Snapdragon 710, but the multi-core performance will open the gap, mainly because of the 4+4 architecture adopted by the Snapdragon 845. The Snapdragon 710 adopts the 2+6 architecture, high-performance core and it is 2 less than Snapdragon 845.

The other is GPU performance, this gap is still relatively large, after all, Snapdragon 845 is a flagship processor, integrated GPU performance is also the flagship level, GPU performance difference between Snapdragon 710 and Snapdragon 845 is about 2-3 times.

Game Performance


Meizu 16 “King of Glory” frame number record

Meizu 16X “King of the Glory” frame number record

Meizu 16 “PUBG” frame number record

Meizu 16X “PUBG” frame number record

Meizu 16 and Meizu 16X can start high frame rate mode in “King of Glory” and “PUBG”. In the “King of Glory”, multi-core support can be turned on. Both games can run smoothly but in the Jedi life-saving stimulation. In the Battlefield, Meizu 16 can start with ultra-high frame rate support, providing a maximum of 40 frames for a smoother game.

Through the GameBench record, it can be seen that Meizu 16 and Meizu 16X have very few frame beats in the two-game tests, and the recording permissions are very straight. For the current mainstream games, Meizu 16 and Meizu 16X performance is enough.


Through the comparison between Meizu 16 and Meizu 16X, although there are many identical places in both phones, there are also many differences. Of course, the price determines these differences. After all, Meizu 16 is a flagship phone, while Meizu 16X is a mid-range handset. The price difference between Meizu 16 and Meizu 16X is 600 yuan, mainly in terms of appearance and performance, but the price/performance ratio of the two mobile phones is still very high in the same class.

In terms of product selection, it should be selected according to the budget of the purchase. Although the difference of $85 is not too much, it has already made the mobile phone you can choose to rise from the middle to the flagship. In fact, it is still very worthwhile. Meizu 16 performance is indeed better than Meizu 16X, extra $85 allows you to have a better performance experience, if the budget is sufficient, you can consider buying Meizu 16.

Of course, the Meizu 16X market near $290 can be said to be a powerful product, Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 plus under-screen fingerprint recognition, and less extend Meizu 16th characteristics, such products in this price segment is indeed rare. Compared with competitors’ products, Meizu 16X’s price/performance ratio is still quite high. The 6-inch screen with Snapdragon 710 and the price is under $290 is still very worthy of choice. The Meizu 16X has more flagship features and is worth recommending.

Update on 11.2, 2018

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  2. Great review! thank you very much, very useful! Do you think camera is at the same level of Huwaei P20 as they use the same sensor? (I mean, even in low light condition)

    Thank you

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