Meizu has been able to establish a stable footing in the smartphone market. Its smartphones offer an incredible value for money and look exceptionally well. Meizu never seems to compromise on the design and quality of its smartphones due to which almost all of its smartphones stand out among the rest of the competition. The latest addition to Meizu family was the “Meizu Mx6” smartphones. The phone comes with a decent price tag and easily challenges the flagship phones of other manufacturers. So, let’s see how this smartphone works in real life.
The Meizu Mx6 has almost similar design as the Meizu Mx5 with few noticeable difference. The phone is much thinner compared to its predecessor and provides a better grip. The 2.5D curved display provided in the phone works amazingly well and serves its purpose. The phone just like other Meizu smartphones has an impeccable build quality and looks premium. The antenna lines have been shifted in the Meizu Mx6 and have been placed in a far better place, which in turn gives the phone a unique look. The fingerprint scanner has been embedded in the mTouch home button and works with great accuracy. The phone has external dimensions as 6.05 x 2.96 x 0.29 inches. Weighing 155 grammes, the phone is not that heavy. The phone is available in four colour variants i.e. Gray, Silver, Champagne Gold and Rose Gold. The phone offers a 5.5 inches LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen that provides a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The display easily qualifies as one of the best parts of the phone. The 2.5D curved display neatly merges with the chamfered edges and provides a decent viewing experience. The colours seem to be well balanced, and the screen looks lively enough. The viewing angles and the sunlight legibility are decent too. Overall. The phone scores well in terms of design and display.
The phone is powered by a Deca-core (2x2.3GHz Cortex-A72, 4x1.9GHz Cortex-A53, 4x1.4GHz Cortex-A53) processor that is backed by Mediatek MT6797 Helio X20 chipset and Mali-T8890MP4 GPU. The processor seems to be powerful enough to play games and videos smoothly and without any interruptions. Heavy games and videos can be played on the phone easily without observing any kinds of lags or stutter. The smartphone comes with 32GB of internal memory, and the internal memory could be expanded up to 256 GB using the hybrid SIM card slot provided in the phone. The phone runs on Android platform and works on Android OS, version 6.0 i.e. Marshmallow with the help of Meizu FlymeUI. The phone supports 4G/LTE networks and only allows dual-SIM compatibility.
The camera boasts several improvements compare to Meizu Mx5. The primary camera features f/2.0, 12 MP phase detection autofocus camera that is supported by dual-LED (dual tone) flashlight. The rear camera also comes with Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR and panorama. The front camera sports a 5MP camera. The images captured by the rear camera in broad daylight turn out to be impressive and full of details. However, the same cannot be said about the pictures captured in dim light conditions. The images captured in dim light lack certain amount of detail and noise seems to creep in them. Video recording can be done in frames like 2160p@30fps. Talking about multimedia, the smartphone features loudspeaker and 3.5mm audio jack with Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic. The speaker seems to get loud enough. However, some noise distortion can be observed at loud volumes. The audio quality of the phone turns out to be decent, and we think it could have been better. The messaging sector comes with the general features like SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, etc.
The battery provided in the smartphone is a 3060mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery that can easily work for a day with heavy usage. The battery also supports fast charging. The smartphone offers a range of connectivity options, such as Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/nac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, Hotspot, Bluetooth Version 4.1, A2DP, LE, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, and USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector. There are several other sensors provided in the phone such as an accelerometer, gyro, proximity and compass.