Meizu just released a new Smartphone dubbed the Meizu 16Xs which is more like a toned down version of the Meizu 16s flagship. Much like the Meizu 16s, The Meizu 16Xs has a 6.2-inch Super AMOLED display with a fingerprint sensor Underneath. It also has a triple rear camera and one front-facing camera. The internals consists of a Snapdragon 675 SoC, 6GB of RAM, 64GB or 128GB of internal storage and a 4,000mAh battery with a 27W fast battery charging. Let’s find out more.
Meizu 16Xs Key Specs
・6.2-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2232 Pixels
・Android 9.0 Pie, 6GB Of RAM
・Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Octa-core 2.0GHz
・64GB/128GB built-in storage
・48MP + 8MP + 5MP rear camera and 16MP selfie camera.
・4,000mAh non-removable battery
Meizu 16Xs Design And Display
Meizu 16Xs has a 6.2-inch AMOLED display with very slim bezel both at the top and at the bottom. There is no pop-up compartment here or a slider as Meizu has managed to fit a front facing camera in the top bezels giving off a clean look. At the back of the device are just the triple Camera setup, an LED Flash and the Meizu Logo. No fingerprint at the back as it is Underneath the display here.
Regardless of the massive battery on the inside, this device still weighs a respectable 165grams and measures 8.3mm in thickness. It also has a dual SIM card slot but ditches the MicroSD card slot for storage expansion. Colour options available for this device are Carbon Black, Pearl White and Phantom Blue.
Meizu 16Xs Camera Review
Meizu 16Xs is packing a total of 4 cameras; 3 at the back and one up front in the slim top bezel for selfies. The three at the back comprises of the famous 48MP sensor with an f/1.7 aperture and PDAF which actually shoots in 48MP but outputs images in 12MP resolution. Besides the main shooter are a secondary 8MP wide-angle camera with an f/2.2 aperture and a 5MP depth sensor camera with an f/1.9 aperture for better depth sensing which translates to better portrait mode shots.
The rear camera is equipped with an LED flash, HDR, Panorama and some other AI photo enhancement for better shots. It can also shoot 2160p videos at 30fps while 1080p videos get shot at 30fps with gyro-EIS. For selfies, there is a single 16MP Snapper with an f/2.2 aperture. It has HDR and can shoot 1080p videos at 30fps.
Hardware and Software
Meizu opted for the new Qualcomm’s Snapdragon SoC – The Snapdragon 675 SoC – which has an octa-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz paired with an Adreno 612 GPU for graphics and gaming. This is hooked up to 6GB of RAM for good multitasking with either 64GB or 128GB of storage which can not be expanded further as there is no microSD card slot.
As expected for a 2019 smartphone, It runs Android 9.0 Pie out of the box which has Meizu’s Flyme UI sprinkled on top.
Battery and Connectivity
The 4,000mAh battery on the Meizu 16Xs should be more than enough for a full day’s use which also comes with a respectable 18W mCharge fast battery charging for quick top-ups. It also has 4G LTE connectivity, Bluetooth, WiFi, WiFi hotspot, WiFi direct, GPS, a 3.5mm jack and a USB Type-C port through which charging and file transfer are done.
Meizu 16Xs Price and Availability
Meizu 16Xs starts at $245 for the 6GB/64GB configuration, doubling the storage to 128GB increases the price to $285. Sales are set to commence on June 10.
Meizu 16Xs Full Specifications
Dimension: 152 x 74.4 x 8.3 mm
SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Type: Super AMOLED Capacitive touchscreen
Screen Resolution: 19:9, 1080 x 2232 pixels,
Software and performance
Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie, Flyme UI
Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 674, Octa-core 2.0GHz
RAM: 6GB RAM
Internal Storage: 64GB/128GB
Card Slot: No
Primary: 48MP + 8MP + 5 – LED flash, HDR, Panorama, PDAF
Secondary: 16MP – HDR
Network and Connectivity
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual band, WiFi direct, hotspot
Network 2G: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G: 2100 MHz
USB: Yes, Type-C
Audio Jack: Yes
Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (Under-display)
Sensors: Gravity, Proximity and Light Sensor
Capacity: 4,000mAh Non-removable
Fast Charging: Yes, 18W (mCharge)
OTG Support: Yes
Price and Availability
Recommended Retail Price: $245 – $289
Availability: Coming Soon