Meizu 17 Pro Review: is That Worth For Buying in 2020


The Meizu 17 Pro, which currently owns the only all-white front panel design 5G mobile phone, maybe the 5G flagship of your dreams. Before seeing the detailed evaluation, let’s talk about the Meizu 17 Pro’s experience.

Meizu 17 Pro is the rare 5G all-around flagship nowadays. The only all-white front version, 2.99mm micro-hole proactive, high value, and good feel.

The 64-megapixel IMX686-led full-scene imaging system can take good photos in the main camera, telephoto, and ultra-wide angle, as well as structured light AR gameplay. As for the Snapdragon 865, UFS 3.1, and dual wireless fast charge, it can satisfy your imagination of flagship phones.

Meizu 17Pro Design

At first sight, it may be the first 5G mobile phone with a white panel. Before talking about the detailed experience, I want to put the conclusion before the long talk.

Meizu 17 Pro is a flagship with the ultimate pursuit of appearance. Has an excellent quality of 90Hz Super AMOLED screen, daily use imperceptible intake openings before 2.99mm, iconic large R angle, may be present after the highest degree of photo identification arrangement, Meizu 17 Pro becomes Yen value, recognizable and A 5G flagship with a great feel.

Meizu 17 Pro has equipped with a 6.6-inch Super AMOLED screen with a slender 19.5: 9 ratio. Under the blessing of the COF process, the Meizu 17 Pro’s screen chin is only 3.3mm, and the extremely narrow bezel makes it nearly equal in width from the front.

The advantage of this is that the phone can be easily operated with one hand, and the girl can use it easily. If you are a low-headed person who always has a hand that cannot be separated from a mobile phone, it must be for you.

From the extremely narrow-edge full-screen to the use of the open-hole design, the new full-screen solution seems to finally meet the “mature” standard in the eyes of Meizu. Indeed, this micro-hole with a diameter of only 2.99mm has a “hole” in the current mobile phone. It’s unique. A side-by-side comparison will reveal how small the Meizu 17 Pro’s “hole” is. 2.99mm, “small” is just a rational, rigid description. Changed to emotional, experiential language, this hole is almost “insensitive”.

Because when we watch the screen every day, the left side is the starting point of reading and the center of vision, which is why we often pay attention to whether the mobile phone signal is full, or why the other party’s message box is always on the left.

As for the upper right corner, we are accustomed to placing some less important things, such as Bluetooth, NFC logo, such as front camera openings.

So most of the time, it is difficult for you to notice the existence of this opening. Although Meizu is very attentive to make the ring power on the lens, when the girl uses it to take a selfie, she will not find where to look for a while.

Fully balanced design

In addition to the camera, Meizu 17 Pro also incorporates more “no sense” and “harmony” in the design. So, we saw the rear camera combination of “full balance design” on the back of Meizu 17 Pro. Main camera and telephoto on the left, 3D deep sensor and wide-angle end on the right. The iconic ring flash in the middle hides the laser emitter.

All in all, Meizu 17 Pro looks more concise, without transitional decoration, exaggerated lines, and only the most simple and direct symmetry. By the way, you must have not used a mobile phone with a ceramic body in a long time.

The one-piece precision ceramic process brings a long-lost touch to the Meizu 17 Pro. It is smooth and non-fingerprint, meeting your expectations for a flagship phone. A comprehensive upgrade may be the core keyword of this Meizu 17 Pro imaging system.

Meizu 17Pro Cameras

It has a very luxurious image configuration. IMX686 main camera, with a larger photosensitive area, has obvious advantages in light input and screen analysis;

On the ultra-wide-angle lens, Meizu 17 Pro chose a custom-made 129-degree 32-megapixel lens that supports pixel four-in-one technology. It can take good-looking ultra-wide-angle proofs day and night.

At the same time, it is also equipped with a telephoto and 3D depth sensor, which fully covers the lenses used in the daily shooting.

In the main camera, the IMX686 sensor has increased the area of ​​the sensor compared to the popular IMX585 last year, from 1/2 inch to 1 / 1.7 inch, the pixel has been upgraded to 64 million, and the final single pixel area is still maintained at 0.8μm. Through the pixel four-in-one technology, you can get a good shooting effect.

Next, we will choose a strong opponent iPhone 11 Pro Max (DxO score 117) as a comparison prototype, with Meizu 17 Pro full-range video Battle.

Main photo proofs: We chose an afternoon where the weather is okay. The light conditions are a little complicated, and there are large areas of green plants and sky, which can clearly show the image strength of the main camera of the mobile phone. Judging from the effect of the proofs, the Meizu 17 Pro main camera proofs will have higher color contrast.

The picture is slightly dim, and the proofs of the comparison prototype iPhone 11 Pro Max (no watermark. The same below) are more intense in the color development tendency of the picture. Such as the sky is bluer and the grass is also greener. If viewed from the human eye, Perhaps the iPhone 11 Pro Max is more pleasing.

However, it should be noted that in fact. What the naked eye sees is closer to what the Meizu 17 Pro proofs show, that is, the Meizu 17 Pro will be closer to reality.

The tendency to develop color is not actually a criterion for judging the strength of mobile phone images. Because the adjustment of color depends largely on the manufacturer’s own style.

Just like this second set of sample comparisons, the sample of the iPhone 11 Pro Max is also more colorful.

However, the HDR effect is not ideal. The clouds behind are already pale and no obvious outlines can be seen. But Meizu 17 Pro HDR optimization is better. And the clouds in the bright areas and the trees in the dark can be better-preserved Details.

If you zoom in the sample to the same multiple, you can find that although the focus points are different. The iPhone 11 Pro Max is aimed at the center of the flower, and the Meizu 17 Pro is aimed at the petals. But the details of the two phones are very good. The difference is more obvious in the adjustment of colors, Meizu is more real. And the iPhone is more vivid, which depends on the user’s own preferences.

64 Megapixel mode:

The IMX686 equipped with Meizu 17 Pro is an image sensor capable of straight out 64 Megapixels, so next, we will compare it with the iPhone 11 Pro Max to see whether 64 Megapixels are hard to power or gimmick.

To be honest, in the beginning, we thought that Meizu 17 Pro will be improved. But what we did not expect was that the final improvement would be so obvious.

The picture is not enlarged, you can see that the HDR effect of the iPhone 11 Pro Max is somewhat unsatisfactory. Although the brightness of the sky can be suppressed, the leaves also become dim.

At this point, regardless of whether the Meizu 17 Pro is in automatic mode or in 64-megapixel mode. The HDR effect is better than the iPhone. And the details of the green leaves and the sky are well preserved.

In detail, when zoomed in to the same multiple. The difference in this detail becomes more obvious. The brightness of the iPhone’s leaves is very low. And the details of the leaves’ veins have been lost a lot.

After the 64 Megapixels of Meizu is straight out, the details are very rich, and the veins are clearly seen. In this way, Apple ’s 12 Megapixels that should remain unchanged for 10,000 years should be upgraded.

Main photo night view proofs:

On the Meizu 17 Pro, the latest Super Night Scene Mode 3.0 technology is built-in. According to the official introduction of Meizu. It can bring night scene photos with richer picture details and less noise.

In fact, the final effect is indeed true.

In the same scene, the Meizu 17 Pro on the right can show a brighter and more detailed night scene photo. The iPhone 11 Pro Max has added the night scene mode. And the actual effect is better than the previous iPhone. Unfortunately, there is still room for improvement in front of Meizu.

Even after zooming in, you can clearly see that Meizu 17 Pro is superior in screen brightness. And you can also clearly see the words of the Chinese medicine clinic. The handwriting of the iPhone next to it is relatively vague and you need to guess by yourself.

Super wide-angle proofs:

The performance of the main camera Meizu 17 Pro is already very eye-catching. But this customized ultra-wide-angle lens on Meizu 17 Pro is also worthy of our attention.

This ultra-wide-angle camera has an ultra-wide field of view of 129°, the equivalent focal length is 15mm. And the pixels can reach 32MP. It also supports pixel four-in-one technology and can adapt to different shooting environments.

We compare the ultra-wide-angle proofs of Meizu 17 Pro with the iPhone 11 Pro Max. We can see that the color development tendency of the ultra-wide-angle lenses of Meizu 17 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max is basically similar to the main camera.

Meizu still has high contrast and low screen brightness, and the iPhone has brighter colors. But the HDR effect is still not ideal. The details of the sky have been basically erased. And the retention of dark details is not as good as the Meizu 17 Pro.

Super wide-angle night scene proofs:

Unlike the iPhone, the Meizu 17 Pro’s ultra-wide-angle also supports the super night scene mode under the joint training of Meizu and Rainbow Soft. Which can store all the beautiful night scenes?

I did not intend to show the proofs of the iPhone 11 Pro Max. But in order to let the user more clearly see the improvement that the super night scene mode can bring, let me show it.

The result is too obvious. The Meizu 17 Pro with ultra-wide-angle night scene technology has surpassed the iPhone 11 Pro Max in terms of brightness and image quality. There is no suspense.

Telephoto lens:

Unlike the past, the Meizu 17 Pro’s telephoto lens has made great progress. This 8-megapixel telephoto lens covers 26mm to 210mm full focal length coverage. It can provide up to 8x hybrid zoom, and the scenery in the distance Can’t let you miss.

As you can see from the proofs, the telephoto end of Meizu 17 Pro is remarkable. Even after zooming in to 8 times, the quality and clarity of the photo can be guaranteed. When going out to play, it is used to take pictures of distant scenes. sufficient.

At the same time. The main camera + super wide-angle + telephoto lenslet Meizu 17 Pro complete the combination from near to far. A phone can record a wonderful life.


The last one is also a small surprise of Meizu 17 Pro this time in the imaging system. It can add a special “depth” to the photo.

Yes, the Meizu 17 Pro is equipped with a 3D deep sensor from Samsung for the first time. Which can better measure the depth of the space and add more interesting gameplay to the photos?

For example, better portrait blur function, due to the measurement of the 3D depth information of the space. When blurring the edges of the characters. Meizu 17 Pro can better distinguish the depth difference between the hair and the background, and finally. The simulation The depth of field effect will, of course, be more realistic.

Meizu 17Pro Hardware & Performance

There is no doubt that the long-awaited Meizu 17 Pro naturally uses the top hardware configuration.

Meizu 17 Pro can obviously be ranked first in terms of performance. The “three-piece set” of Snapdragon 865 + LPDDR5 storage + UFS 3.1 flash memory provides Meizu 17 Pro with a stable and powerful core experience.

In addition, Meizu 17 Pro has mEngine 3.0 horizontal linear motor, mSmart 5G. Third-generation super linear stereo dual speakers, 30W wired Super mCharge. And 27W wireless Super wireless mCharge blessings bringing users a high-performance user experience around the clock.

Meizu 17Pro is equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G mobile platform. Which is also the strongest Android flagship processor in the first half of this year.

Both the Snapdragon 865 CPU and Adreno 650 GPU have a 25% improvement in performance and energy efficiency. In addition to Snapdragon 865, Meizu 17 Pro is also equipped with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 memory and UFS 3.1 flash memory.

LPDDR5 is currently the highest flash memory specification for mobile devices. And its theoretical data transmission speed can be up to 6400Mbps. Which is up to 40% higher than the LPDDR4x 4600Mbps rate. Even the mainstream LPDDR5 chip rate has reached 5500Mbps. Which also brings a nearly 20% increase.

The most obvious improvement of UFS 3.1 flash memory compared to the previous UFS 3.0 is the substantial increase in continuous read. And write speeds. From the measured data, the storage performance of Meizu 17 Pro is very powerful.

Meizu 17 Pro’s Antutu scored 591421 points, Geekbench 5.1 single-core score of 913 points. Multi-core 2965 points, a proper top flagship level.

In order to better understand the actual performance of Meizu 17Pro. We selected the four games of “Wild Racing 9”, “Ace Warrior”. “Rhythm Master” and “Peace Elite”, and all the image quality options are Adjust to the highest and see how the actual game performance of Meizu 17Pro.

The test results are not surprising. The actual game performance of Meizu 17Pro is very stable and smooth. Whether it is the famous hardware killer “Wild Racing 9”, or “Rhythm Master” and “Ace Warrior” that supports ultra-high frame rate mode, both Frame performance.

PS: “Peace Elite” is currently not adapted to Meizu 17Pro. So 90 frames cannot be opened for the time being.


In terms of charging, Meizu 17 Pro finally abandoned the ancestral 24W fast charge and replaced it with the latest 30W wired Super mCharge.

We also conducted a charging test on Meizu 17 Pro. Due to limited time, this test started from 31% of the power.

After testing, Meizu 17 Pro can charge 18% in 10 minutes and 47% in 30 minutes. It takes 66 minutes to fully charge (from 31% to 100%). It performs well.

In addition to the 30W wired Super mCharge. Meizu 17Pro also supports the 27W wireless Super Wireless mCharge for the first time. And also supports the wireless reverse charging function. Which can charge Bluetooth headsets or other mobile phones in emergency situations?

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On the 5G track, it started steadily. It may not be possible to pick out the “regret” left for the “next phone” so that. The brand’s first 5G mobile phone can be so comprehensive, and Meizu may be the first.

On the 17th anniversary, Meizu17 Pro has long been devoted to a “dream flagship”-this one, it must be supported.


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