Meizu’s Pro Series of phones has always tried to give the full flagship experience, and the Pro 6 Plus is going to be no exception. However, on seeing the phone, one may compliment that it looks similar to iPhone. The Pro 6 is a smartphone that appears as if it was created for the purpose of giving users the iOS experience on an Android device. And it promises just that with top-notch chipsets, huge screens and profoundly modified Android OS. Let’s take a more detailed look at what this phone has to offer.
It is very hard not to mistake the Pro 6 Plus for an iPhone. The phone has a metal back with antenna stripes, a fingerprint scanner single hardware home button and the same bottom edge with a headphone jack, mic, USB-C type charger and speakers. The only thing different about the phone from its Apple counterpart is the square shaped home button and the placement of the power button as well as the volume rocker.
The display on the phone is a 5.7 inch Super AMOLED panel with a resolution of 2560x1440 pixels. The big screen gives it a pixel density of a whopping 423-ppi. The screen is made from Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Similar to that of iPhone, Pro6 Plus has 3D touch capabilities. However, this is limited only to a few of Meizu’s apps. Moreover, as 3D touch isn’t accepted in Android yet, you can only get it in Meizu’s owned Android skin, Flyme OS.
The phone has no software button, and that makes navigating hard and takes time for getting used to it. Soft clicking the home button acts as the back button whereas hard-clicking it will get you back to the Home screen. Swiping up from the bottom lets you multitask.
The phone has a humongous octa-core MediaTek processor. That huge number allows the phone handle any task with a breeze, although it does lack a bit when web-browsing. The phone has an embedded Mali T880 graphics processor which gives disappointing performances and a small frame-rate despite the phone's amazing 1080p screen.
The phone is expected to have 4 GB of RAM, and about internal storage, it comes in two variants, 64 GB and 128 GB. The internal storage may not be expandable, although, it is still not confirmed.
Another difference between this phone and the iPhone is that the rear camera is placed in the centre of the phone. The camera is expecting to be 12 MP with a circular array of flash and laser autofocus. The camera takes decent photos. Nothing unusual, but it is adequate for regular use. The low light photography is amazing, with pictures having accurate colours and good contrast. Video can be recorded at 4K resolution, and the results are sharp colours and good exposure levels. The secondary camera has a sensor of 5 MP. The camera app itself is not cluttered and lets you take pictures easily. There are many filters and fun options like a GIF mode and beauty mode for the front camera.
The phone has a 3400 mAh battery. Although not much impressive, the phone does have good endurance and can run for more than 6 hours, for the average user. What is more impressive however is that the phone can go from depleted to fully charge in a bit more than an hour. This will ensure that you get more time with your phone without having to charge it again and again continuously.
The phone has been primarily made for the US market, and it shows in its connectivity. With no support of LTE technology, the phone is restricted only to 3G data. Other connectivity features are Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC and GPS. There is no radio.