Meizu 15 lineup full review: Saving the 16:9 heritage

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Meizu has finally taken the wraps off its latest flagship Android smartphones – the Meizu 15 and the Meizu 15 Plus. There have been months of wait for these devices to arrive and, truth be told, the wait appears to be fruitful.

Starting off, the company has decided to not go with the flow of the Android world and has kept the aspect ratio of both the devices at a standard 16:9 rather than the trending bezel-less (and notch-less) patterns everyone else has been following lately.

Both the devices are available in the following color variants – Blue (Meizu 15 only), Black, Gold, and White (probably the best looking one).

The devices run on Android 8.1 Oreo with Flyme UI on top.

meizu 15 plus full review

Meizu 15 Plus

Talking about the front of the device, the typical oval-like home key the company calls the mBack button has now redesigned. It follows a circular design now which looks all the way better. It can be used for navigation as well as it doubles as the fingerprint scanner. It is a pressure sensitive sensor just like the one found on the Galaxy S9 series of devices.

The display is a 5.95-inch 2K Super AMOLED unit with a 16:9 aspect ratio. The top of the device houses the front camera and the sensors (an IR sensor and an ambient light sensor) and the earpiece.

meizu 15 camera samples

Coming to the rear of the device, there is a dual camera setup at the back (a 12MP Sony IMX380 1.55um sensor and a 20MP Sony IMX350 wide-angle sensor) with a 6-LED flash underneath them.

The camera features 3x lossless zoom and a 4-axis optical image stabilization combined with Rainbow’s multi-frame synthesis technology which would ensure some amazing images in low-light conditions.

The front camera is a 20MP sensor equipped with 4-in-1 synthetic pixels. Both the front and the back cameras feature AI capabilities and you can take portrait shots from both of them.

Powering the device is a Samsung’s Exynos 8895 chipset coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of internal storage.

Coming to the battery, the Meizu 15 Plus comes equipped with a 3,500 mAh battery capable of quick charging (Meizu’s proprietary 24W mCharge fast charge technology). There is a USB Type-C charging port at the bottom joining which is a 3.5mm headphone jack and the speaker grill.

Moving to the price, the Meizu 15 Plus is priced at ¥2999 for the 64GB variant and ¥3299 for the 128GB one.

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Meizu 15

meizu 15 fingerprint scanner

The Meizu 15 has a smaller 5.46-inch FHD screen which is still a Super AMOLED panel. Again, the aspect ratio is kept at 16:9.

Powering the device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of internal storage. The cameras found in the Meizu 15 Plus make their way to the Meizu 15 as well.

The battery has been downgraded to a 3,000 mAh unit. It still features quick charging though.

The Meizu 15 is kept at a price of ¥2499 for the 64GB variant and ¥2799 for the 6GB one. Rest of the specifications remain the same.

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Did not disappoint

Meizu 15 lineup review

The Meizu 15 family of smartphones has all that it takes to be a worthy choice for an Android smartphone in 2018. There is no notch game played and the company has successfully kept its fundamentals.

  • Design
  • Power
  • Camera
  • Display
  • Battery

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