Meizu 16Xs smartphone review

While Chinese smartphone manufacturers are falling, we still continue to review Meizu new products. This time, the 16Xs model flew to us, the announcement of which took place at the end of May this year.

With the positioning of the device, not everything is clear: on the one hand, the device has inherited the features of the flagship model 16S, on the other hand, it has slightly “lost weight” in terms of technical characteristics. At the same time, Meizu 16Xs was equipped with an additional wide-angle lens and a more capacious battery.

Now they are asking for the device from 18,000 rubles on AliExpress. Summing up, we get an inexpensive three-camera smartphone, an average processor from Qualcomm, a capacious battery and a large SuperAMOLED screen with FullHD + resolution. It seems that everything is not bad, but again there is a “but” in the form of the absence of an NFC chip.

We understand the new product, there are probably still fans of the company who are waiting for a camera phone from Meizu at a low price.

Appearance

Recently, manufacturers have become so lazy that smartphones of different brands almost do not differ from each other. I now have Huawei P30 Lite, Xiaomi Mi A3, Mi 9, Mi 9SE, Honor 8S, 8A Pro, Redmi 7, Meizu Note 9 in my hands. So, all these devices are twin brothers. And in the high price segment, this situation exists, but they at least somehow try to play with the design and location of the cameras.

Meizu 16Xs smartphone review

The Meizu 16Xs device strongly resembles Turufat wood work Xiaomi Mi9 or Mi9SE, especially the highlighted chrome rim of one of the cameras on the back panel . Apple devices, apparently, have become boring to Chinese developers, they decided to copy themselves. I wanted to say that you can still copy Samsung, and then I remembered how the new A-series looks ...

Meizu 16Xs smartphone review

The disadvantage of Meizu 16Xs is a completely plastic case, and with a push-through lid. Fingerprints on such material remain only in this way and are hardly rubbed off. Nothing is said about screen protection, most likely some kind of tempered glass. It has a medium oleophobic coating, that is, handprints also remain.

Meizu 16Xs smartphone review

It is worth praising for the minimal frames and the absence of various kinds of cutouts: such a phone looks more harmonious than dozens of "cripples" with bullet wounds in the upper part of the rear area. The usable display area is just over 90%.

Meizu 16Xs smartphone review

Another plus is the vibrant colors. There are four of them: black, orange, blue and white. But we had the most boring - black. Maybe that's why the impression of the phone in terms of design is neutral.

On the top of the front panel there is an event indicator, a front camera, an earpiece, and various sensors. The speaker, by the way, is located exactly, and not at an angle of 45 degrees, like most "head wounded" smartphones. The volume is high, intelligibility is excellent, the timbre is shifted to medium and high frequencies. There is no margin for volume.

Meizu 16Xs smartphone review

There is a fingerprint scanner below the screen. Works slowly, but recognition is accurate. As soon as you pick up the phone, the area with the fingerprint sensor is highlighted.

Bottom - 3.5 mm, microphone, USB-C, speakerphone. On top is a microphone for noise reduction.

Meizu 16Xs smartphone review

The power button and volume control are on the right, and on the left are the sled for two nano SIM cards. No memory card slots for you. How long?

Meizu 16Xs smartphone review Meizu 16Xs smartphone review

On the reverse side, at the top left, there is a module with three lenses protruding by 1.5 mm. A little lower is a single-section flash.

Total: the usable screen area is more than 90%, but the malleable plastic body pulls over all the design advantages.

Meizu 16Xs smartphone review

While Chinese smartphone manufacturers are falling, we still continue to review Meizu new products. This time, the 16Xs model flew to us, the announcement of which took place at the end of May this year.

With the positioning of the device, not everything is clear: on the one hand, the device has inherited the features of the flagship model 16S, on the other hand, it has slightly “lost weight” in terms of technical characteristics. At the same time, Meizu 16Xs was equipped with an additional wide-angle lens and a more capacious battery.

Now they are asking for the device from 18,000 rubles on AliExpress. Summing up, we get an inexpensive three-camera smartphone, an average processor from Qualcomm, a capacious battery and a large SuperAMOLED screen with FullHD + resolution. It seems that everything is not bad, but again there is a “but” in the form of the absence of an NFC chip.

We understand the new product, there are probably still fans of the company who are waiting for a camera phone from Meizu at a low price.

Appearance

Recently, manufacturers have become so lazy that smartphones of different brands almost do not differ from each other. I now have Huawei P30 Lite, Xiaomi Mi A3, Mi 9, Mi 9SE, Honor 8S, 8A Pro, Redmi 7, Meizu Note 9 in my hands. So, all these devices are twin brothers. And in the high price segment, this situation exists, but they at least somehow try to play with the design and location of the cameras.

Meizu 16Xs smartphone review

The Meizu 16Xs device strongly resembles Turufat wood work Xiaomi Mi9 or Mi9SE, especially the highlighted chrome rim of one of the cameras on the back panel . Apple devices, apparently, have become boring to Chinese developers, they decided to copy themselves. I wanted to say that you can still copy Samsung, and then I remembered how the new A-series looks ...

Meizu 16Xs smartphone review

The disadvantage of Meizu 16Xs is a completely plastic case, and with a push-through lid. Fingerprints on such material remain only in this way and are rubbed off with difficulty. Nothing is said about screen protection, most likely some kind of tempered glass. It has a medium oleophobic coating, that is, handprints also remain.

Meizu 16Xs smartphone review

We should praise for the minimal frames and the absence of various kinds of cutouts: such a phone looks more harmonious than dozens of "cripples" with bullet wounds in the upper part of the rear area. The usable display area is just over 90%.

Meizu 16Xs smartphone review

Another plus is the vibrant colors. There are four of them: black, orange, blue and white. But we had the most boring - black. Maybe that's why the impression of the phone in terms of design is neutral.

On the top of the front panel there is an event indicator, a front camera, an earpiece, and various sensors. The speaker, by the way, is located exactly, and not at an angle of 45 degrees, like most "head wounded" smartphones. The volume is high, intelligibility is excellent, the timbre is shifted to medium and high frequencies. There is no margin for volume.

Meizu 16Xs smartphone review

There is a fingerprint scanner below the screen. Works slowly, but recognition is accurate. As soon as you pick up the phone, the area with the fingerprint sensor is highlighted.

Bottom - 3.5 mm, microphone, USB-C, speakerphone. On top is a microphone for noise reduction.

Meizu 16Xs smartphone review

The power button and volume control are on the right, and on the left are the sled for two nano SIM cards. No memory card slots for you. How long?

Meizu 16Xs smartphone review Meizu 16Xs smartphone review

On the reverse side, at the top left, there is a module with three lenses protruding by 1.5 mm. A little lower is a single-section flash.

Total: the usable screen area is more than 90%, but the malleable plastic body pulls over all the design advantages.

Meizu 16Xs smartphone review

While Chinese smartphone manufacturers are falling, we still continue to review Meizu new products. This time, the 16Xs model flew to us, the announcement of which took place at the end of May this year.

With the positioning of the device, not everything is clear: on the one hand, the device has inherited the features of the flagship model 16S, on the other hand, it has slightly “lost weight” in terms of technical characteristics. At the same time, Meizu 16Xs was equipped with an additional wide-angle lens and a more capacious battery.

Now they are asking for the device from 18,000 rubles on AliExpress. Summing up, we get an inexpensive three-camera smartphone, an average processor from Qualcomm, a capacious battery and a large SuperAMOLED screen with FullHD + resolution. It seems that everything is not bad, but again there is a “but” in the form of the absence of an NFC chip.

We understand the new product, there are probably still fans of the company who are waiting for a camera phone from Meizu at a low price.

Appearance

Recently, manufacturers have become so lazy that smartphones of different brands almost do not differ from each other. I now have Huawei P30 Lite, Xiaomi Mi A3, Mi 9, Mi 9SE, Honor 8S, 8A Pro, Redmi 7, Meizu Note 9 in my hands. So, all these devices are twin brothers. And in the high price segment, this situation exists, but they at least somehow try to play with the design and location of the cameras.

Meizu 16Xs smartphone review

The Meizu 16Xs device strongly resembles Turufat wood work Xiaomi Mi9 or Mi9SE, especially the highlighted chrome rim of one of the cameras on the back panel . Apple devices, apparently, have become boring to Chinese developers, they decided to copy themselves. I wanted to say that you can still copy Samsung, and then I remembered how the new A-series looks ...

Meizu 16Xs smartphone review

The disadvantage of Meizu 16Xs is a completely plastic case, and with a push-through lid. Fingerprints on such material remain only in this way and are rubbed off with difficulty. Nothing is said about screen protection, most likely some kind of tempered glass. It has a medium oleophobic coating, that is, handprints also remain.

Meizu 16Xs smartphone review

We should praise for the minimal frames and the absence of various kinds of cutouts: such a phone looks more harmonious than dozens of "cripples" with bullet wounds in the upper part of the rear area. The usable display area is just over 90%.

Meizu 16Xs smartphone review

Another plus is the vibrant colors. There are four of them: black, orange, blue and white. But we had the most boring - black. Maybe that's why the impression of the phone in terms of design is neutral.

On the top of the front panel there is an event indicator, a front camera, an earpiece, and various sensors. The speaker, by the way, is located exactly, and not at an angle of 45 degrees, like most "head wounded" smartphones. The volume is high, intelligibility is excellent, the timbre is shifted to medium and high frequencies. There is no margin for volume.

Meizu 16Xs smartphone review

There is a fingerprint scanner below the screen. Works slowly, but recognition is accurate. As soon as you pick up the phone, the area with the fingerprint sensor is highlighted.

Bottom - 3.5 mm, microphone, USB-C, speakerphone. On top is a microphone for noise reduction.

Meizu 16Xs smartphone review

The power button and volume control are on the right, and on the left are the sled for two nano SIM cards. No memory card slots for you. How long?

Meizu 16Xs smartphone review Meizu 16Xs smartphone review

On the reverse side, at the top left, there is a module with three lenses protruding by 1.5 mm. A little lower is a single-section flash.

Total: the usable screen area is more than 90%, but the pliable plastic body pulls over all the design advantages.

Meizu 16Xs smartphone review

While Chinese smartphone manufacturers are falling, we still continue to review Meizu new products. This time, the 16Xs model flew to us, the announcement of which took place at the end of May this year.

With the positioning of the device, not everything is clear: on the one hand, the device has inherited the features of the flagship model 16S, on the other hand, it has slightly “lost weight” in terms of technical characteristics. At the same time, Meizu 16Xs was equipped with an additional wide-angle lens and a more capacious battery.

Now they are asking for the device from 18,000 rubles on AliExpress. Summing up, we get an inexpensive three-camera smartphone, an average processor from Qualcomm, a capacious battery and a large SuperAMOLED screen with FullHD + resolution. It seems that everything is not bad, but again there is a “but” in the form of the absence of an NFC chip.

We understand the new product, there are probably still fans of the company who are waiting for a camera phone from Meizu at a low price.

Appearance

Recently, manufacturers have become so lazy that smartphones of different brands almost do not differ from each other. I now have Huawei P30 Lite, Xiaomi Mi A3, Mi 9, Mi 9SE, Honor 8S, 8A Pro, Redmi 7, Meizu Note 9 in my hands. So, all these devices are twin brothers. And in the high price segment, this situation exists, but they at least somehow try to play with the design and location of the cameras.

The Meizu 16Xs device strongly resembles the Turufat wood work of Xiaomi Mi9 or Mi9SE, especially with the highlighted chrome rim of one of the cameras on the rear panel. Apple devices, apparently, have become boring to Chinese developers, they decided to copy themselves. I wanted to say that you can still copy Samsung, and then I remembered how the new A-series looks ...

The Meizu 16Xs device strongly resembles Turufat wood work Turufat wood work Xiaomi Mi9 or Mi9SE, especially the highlighted chrome rim of one of the cameras on the rear panel. Apple devices, apparently, have become boring to Chinese developers, they decided to copy themselves. I wanted to say that you can still copy Samsung, and then I remembered how the new A-series looks ...

The disadvantage of Meizu 16Xs is a completely plastic case, and with a push-through lid. Fingerprints on such material remain only in this way and are rubbed off with difficulty. Nothing is said about screen protection, most likely some kind of tempered glass. It has a medium oleophobic coating, that is, handprints also remain.

It is worth praising for the minimal frames and the absence of various kinds of cutouts: such a phone looks more harmonious than dozens of "cripples" with bullet wounds in the upper part of the rear area. The usable display area is just over 90%.

Another plus is the vibrant colors. There are four of them: black, orange, blue and white. But we had the most boring - black. Maybe that's why the impression of the phone in terms of design is neutral.

On the top of the front panel there is an event indicator, a front camera, an earpiece, and various sensors. The speaker, by the way, is located exactly, and not at an angle of 45 degrees, like most "head wounded" smartphones. The volume is high, intelligibility is excellent, the timbre is shifted to medium and high frequencies. There is no margin for volume.

There is a fingerprint scanner below the screen. Works slowly, but recognition is accurate. As soon as you pick up the phone, the area with the fingerprint sensor is highlighted.

Bottom - 3.5 mm, microphone, USB-C, speakerphone. On top is a microphone for noise reduction.

The power button and volume control are on the right, and on the left are the sled for two nano SIM cards. No memory card slots for you. How long?

On the reverse side, at the top left, there is a module with three lenses protruding by 1.5 mm. A little lower is a single-section flash.

Total: the usable screen area is more than 90%, but the pliable plastic body pulls over all the design advantages.