Meizu 16 Plus Smartphone review

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The Meizu 16 Plus mobile features a 6.5″ (16.51 cm) display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels and runs on Android v8.1 (Oreo) operating system. The device is powered by Octa core (2.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 385 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 385) processor paired with 6 GB of RAM. As far as the battery is concerned it has 3640 mAh. Over that, as far as the rear camera is concerned this mobile has a 12 MP camera Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor supporting a resolution of 4000 x 3000 Pixels and the front snapper is powered by a Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor. Other sensors include Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope. So, does it have a fingerprint sensor? Yes, it does. For graphical performance that can make games run smoothly, this phone has got a Adreno 630 GPU. On board storage is at 128 GB with the option to expand the memory by No. Design is one of the most important factors when it comes to mobiles. This phone is 7.3 mm slim and weighs 182 grams.


Where to Buy Meizu 16 Plus

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Meizu 16 Plus Key Specs and Features

  • 6.5-inch,  Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 2160 X 1080 pixels (374 ppi)
  • Android 8.0 Oreo (Flyme UI)
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 CPU with 6GB/8GB RAM
  • 64GB/128GB/255GB built-in storage, no support for memory card
  • Dual 12MP + 20MP rear camera and a 20MP front camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint scanner (rear)
  • Face Unlock
  • 3, 570mAh non removable Li–Ion battery

Design and Display

Except being just a bit bigger, the Meizu 16 Plus has the same premium build has the Meizu 16. It is available in black and white just like the other model with the glass casing.  There’s the aluminium frame and a 6 layer glass topping at the rear. It is nice that Meizu decides to tackle the issue of smudges that most of the smartphones made of glass have by implementing an oleophobic coating.

To the display section, the Meizu 16 Plus comes with a bigger 6.5-inch screen. You’ve got about the same level of reduction in bezels with a uniform bezel at the top and chin. On the other hand, the resolution is maintained at 1080 X 2160 pixels which means a reduction in pixel density with the increase in size.

Battery and Camera

Considering the smartphone is bigger in size and there is no added feature per say. That translates to more space for a bigger battery which is exactly what the smartphone have. It comes with 3, 570mAh battery and mCharge 4.0, Meizu’s fast charge technology. Likewise, the flagship seems to miss the point of having wireless charge on board just like the Meizu 16.

As for the camera on the smartphone ,it does have exactly the same set of cameras as the Meizu 16. Arranged in the same manner has the ordinary model, there is a 12MP main camera and another of 20MP which is mainly for surrounding details. At the front, you have a 20MP selfie sensor with smart features like portrait mode and a number of other AI smarts.

Hardware and Software

The changes made here is only in the memory and storage space available on the smartphone as you still have the same chipset. That being said, there is Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor here with as usual Adreno 630 GPU. The real changes comes in the higher variant which has 8GB RAM with either 256GB or 128GB storage space inside. The lesser model which has 6GB RAM will be shipping with 128GB space for storage from Meizu. The smartphone has Android 8.0 Oreo on board with Flyme UI skin.

Meizu 16 Plus Pricing and Availability

The least model which comes with 6GB RAM will be selling for around 170, 000 Naira while the 8GB variant having 128GB for 188, 000 Naira and the other 256GB for 213, 000 Naira.

Meizu 16 Plus Specs

Here are a few specs of the Meizu 16 Plus:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Processor: Octa-core Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
  • GPU: Adreno 630
  • Memory: 6GB/8GB RAM
  • Colours: Black, White
  • Dimension: 160.4 x 78.2 x 7.3 mm
  • Weight: 182g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM


  • Display: 6.5-inch, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1440 x 3120 pixels (374 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: –


  • Rear Camera: Dual 12MP + 20MP camera, 2160p Video@30fps 1080p Video@30fps
  • Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama
  • Front Camera: 20MP camera, 1080p Video@30fps


  • Built-in Storage: 128GB/256GB
  • Memory Card Support: –
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: –
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: 42.2/5.76Mbps
  • CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: LTE-A (4CA) Cat 16 1024/150 lMbps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v5.0 with A2DP, LE, aptX HD
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: –
  • USB Port: USB Type-C 3.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: –


  • Music Player: MP4/DviX/XviD/H.265 player
  • Video Player: MP4/DviX/XviD/H.265 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, SBAS, QZSS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: –
  • SpO2: –
  • Pedometer: –
  • Heart Rate Monitor: –
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (underscreen)
  • Iris Scanner: –
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
  • Voice Control: –

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: Yes
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: –
  • Water Resistant: Yes
  • Dust Resistant: Yes
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: 3, 570mAh non removable Li-Ion battery
  • Talktime: –
  • Standby Time: –
  • Fast Charging: Yes


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