After a year of researching, Meizu 16s Pro was released.

Like the Meizu 16s, the updated Meizu 16s Pro is still on an "out-of-the-way" route in appearance. In a unique screen flagship, Meizu's complete and standard 18.6:9 full screen is the highlight of the 16s Pro.

 

Equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus and rear three cameras, the Meizu 16s Pro also can compete with the second half of the flagship phone. The update of various core technologies also refines the overall experience of the mobile phone.

But when these elements are integrated and gathered in Meizu 16s Pro, you will find Meizu, still has not changed.

Appearance, Continued to be Unconstrained

Compared with Meizu 16s, the packaging of Meizu 16s Pro has not changed much.

The new packaging is still dominated by black. The "16s" logo is placed at the center of the front. There is also a beam of aurora at the bottom of the logo, which means that the new machine also adds an aurora effect to the back of the machine.

The Meizu 16s Pro's accessories are also very simple, except for the mainframe, only the most basic 24W fast charging head and card pin, as well as USB-C charging cable and some paper files. Such accessories are not much different from Meizu 16s, and this Meizu 16s Pro does not come with a mobile phone case.

In terms of mobile phone color matching, Meizu 16s Pro launched four colors of "Twilight Forest", "Dream Unicorn", "Black Mirror" and "White Story". The Meizu 16s Pro with the color of this "Dream Unicorn" in our hand has a similar aurora effect on the back of the machine.

The back of the Meizu 16s Pro is still very clean. The rear three cameras are arranged vertically in the upper left of the back of the machine. The Meizu's iconic ring flash is also placed directly into the rear camera module.

The front of the fuselage or to maintain the original design style of Meizu 16s, Meizu this time also did not use the Meizu 16s Pro the current popular shape screen but choose to compress the border as much as possible, the space on the chin to improve the screen ratio.

Meizu has a 20-megapixel, F2.2 front-facing camera on the Meizu 16s Pro's forehead, alongside with Meizu classic message light.

In terms of appearance, the Meizu 16s Pro uses a standard 6.2-inch 18.6:9 full screen, the camera, and the traditional message light also retain the top of the fuselage, the power button, and volume button are also placed on the right side of the machine. Compared with other mobile phones, the Meizu 16s Pro still shows the most traditional aspect in appearance. This persistence of tradition has been put into use today, and it is also a kind of design that is not in the public.

Of course, the Meizu 16s Pro also has a place to "conform". Like the previous Meizu 16s, the Meizu 16s Pro also canceled the 3.5mm headphone jack.

After all, the Meizu 16s Pro is not a machine that pursues the ultimate thickness. It is not difficult to put a 3.5mm interface on the frame. In the face of Meizu, a manufacturer with acoustic accumulation, I personally hope that they can stick to the problem of leaving the 3.5mm interface.

The appearance of the mobile phone has not changed much, and the excellent touch of the previous generation has also been continued.

The Meizu 16s Pro weighs 166g. For a flagship with a 3600mAh battery and a 6.2-inch screen, this weight performance is actually good. The curvature of the metal frame of the mobile phone can fit the handgrip, and there will be close comfort after the natural grip.

Moreover, the back of the Meizu 16s Pro is also very smooth, and the cold and smooth feeling in the hand is actually good. You can feel this comfort if you touch the phone in the "streaking" state. This may also be the reason why Meizu does not come with a protective cover.

Although the handle can be kept without a protective cover, the back of the phone is still too smooth, and sometimes it will slide slightly on the table. If you run into the habit of "hand slipping", it will be safer to add a protective cover.

 

Unchanging flagship configuration

Before talking about performance, let's take a look at the configuration of Meizu 16s Pro:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus mobile platform with Qualcomm Hexagon 690 DSP AIE artificial intelligence engine
  • Adreno 640 GPU
  • LPDDR4X running memory, available in 6GB and 8GB
  • Storage space is 128GB and 256GB optional does not support the expansion
  • Main camera 48-megapixel pixels, Sony IMX586, ƒ / 1.7 aperture, 6P lens, support optical image stabilization, equipped with the dual ISP image processor
  • The sub-camera is a dual-camera combination of 20 MP + 16 MP. The sensors are Sony IMX350+IMX481, aperture ƒ/2.6+ƒ/2.2, 5P lens, and both "2.5cm macro, 117° super wide-angle, 3x lossless zoom. Three major functions
  • 6LED ring flash
  • Building lens type screen fingerprint

imagine 3.0 touch engine

  • 24W fast charge

 

After looking at the complete parameter list, let's take a look at the results of the Meizu 16s Pro.

 

As can be seen from the test screenshots, Meizu 16s Pro scored 463,535 points, which is about 90,000 points higher than the previous generation of Meizu 16s equipped with Qualcomm Xiaolong 855 mobile platform. While maintaining the first run, it also showed a large performance increase.

In addition, Meizu also achieved effective temperature control in this generation of the fuselage.

▲ The picture on the left is the state before the run, and the picture on the right is the state after completing the run.

 

The Meizu 16s Pro was placed in an ordinary office environment. After completing the test of the whole set of rabbits, the body temperature was about 38 °C, which was 2 °C higher than the running score. If you run two consecutive points, the Meizu 16s Pro will increase by about 6 °C.

 

At this time, pick up the phone, the edge of the back of the machine is still a little hot. However, running points is a link in the performance of the machine, and it is normal to have obvious heat. From the results of the thermal imaging pictures, the performance of Meizu 16s Pro is actually acceptable.

In order to test the fever of the daily experience, we also played a few high-effect "Peace Elite" with Meizu 16s Pro. At this time, the temperature change of Meizu 16s Pro is not large, and the machine can ensure the smoothness of the game and meet the user's demand for the heavy game experience.

 

In addition, the Meizu 16s Pro generation is equipped with the engine 3.0 touch engine. Meizu said that this new touch engine can be compatible with most of the shooting games on the market, and can perform different vibration restorations for different scenes. At the same time, imagine 3.0 supports 4D game simulation shock, and the touch sensitivity of mobile phones is also increased by 30% and 65%.

Therefore, in the process of experiencing "Peace Elite", the tactile feedback of Meizu 16s Pro is not bad, and the feel is crisper than other mobile phones. Even in high-quality mode, the touch can still be completely followed, and the touch experience basically does not need to worry.

 

Also, Meizu has also optimized on the mobile phone this time. In the new game mode, it can reduce the interruption of other applications, and it will not reduce the performance loss and improve the concentration of the mobile phone when running the game.

Like the Meizu 16s, the Meizu 16s Pro has a flagship performance.

Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 855 PLUS platform with LPDDR4X memory and the newly added Hexagon 690 DSP AIE artificial intelligence chip, these configurations can guarantee the performance requirements of Meizu 16s Pro. Whether it's games or daily use, or some features related to AI, Meizu 16s Pro can guarantee smooth and stable operation.

All in all, performance is currently the most worrying part of the Meizu flagship. Meizu 16s can give you such confidence, Meizu 16s Pro is the same.

48-Megapixel mainstream three-camera

The biggest upgrade of Meizu on the camera this time is to change the rear dual camera to three.

Although the main photo of the Meizu 16s Pro is still familiar with Sony's 48-megapixel IMX586 CMOS, Meizu has added a dual-camera structure consisting of a 20-megapixel IMX350 and a 16-megapixel IMX481 to serve as a sub-camera. 2.5cm macro, 117° super wide-angle, 3x lossless zoom and super wide-angle shooting.

In the environment with sufficient lighting environment, the Meizu 16s Pro uses the main camera to perform well.

The overall picture is relatively clean, and the sky in the proofs also has a light and dark transition. Thanks to the high pixel advantage of the 48-megapixel sensor, the Meizu 16s Pro proofs also have good resolution. Enlarging the buildings in the picture on the mobile phone, the details of the windows between the floors can be restored, the sharpness of the proofs is enough, and the texture of the details is OK.

However, the leaves near the center of the picture are still blurry, and the details are slightly worse.

However, the Meizu 16s Pro has excellent image resolution and detail reduction in most cases.

Just like this set of proofs, the grass and wood boards of the Meizu 16s Pro, the details in the dry grass and the wood grain on the board can be clearly presented on the way. Moreover, the image also has a moderate sharpening process, which can further enhance the detailed performance of the image.

The close-up still life shot of the Meizu 16s Pro also has a good performance.

Meizu has added the "2.5cm Macro" function to this generation of cameras, which has also brought the closest focusing distance closer, making it easier to focus on still life when shooting still life. After the shooting distance is shortened, the Meizu 16s Pro can achieve natural blurring effects with a large aperture lens.

In addition to close-up shooting, the user can also zoom in with a zoom of three times, so that while ensuring the shooting distance, it can also produce a large blurring effect, and the details of the still life can be clearly restored.

Super wide-angle imaging is also good, and the camera can control lens distortion. Users can use this "super wide-angle mode" to take a picture with a larger viewing angle, and also take advantage of the characteristics of super wide-angle imaging to take some special pictures.

In the state of sufficient light, the Meizu 16s Pro's super wide display is also good. However, there are still some problems with the initial algorithm, and the position of the image edge will suddenly drop. Moreover, the details of that part will also show a heavy sense of smearing. However, we still have the beta firmware, Meizu should be updated to improve the effect after the official firmware is released.

In terms of night-time imaging, Meizu 16s Pro also performed well. The photo is still clean overall, there is no obvious color noise in the night sky position, and the complex light environment of the street is well controlled.

However, even in the state where HDR is on, the high-light position of the street light can not be pressed down, and the over-exposure situation is quite obvious. The nighttime imaging of Meizu 16s Pro has some decline in resolution, and it has not been highlighted during the day.

However, the Meizu 16s Pro also has a "Super Night Scene" mode. Improve the effect of a single photo by increasing the exposure time and multi-frame synthesis.

After the super night scene is opened, the situation of the billboards being overexposed is suppressed, and more highlight details can be preserved without the overall dimming, and the resolution and fineness of the screen will be stronger than the night photographs taken in the normal mode.

▲ Ordinary camera mode

▲ Open super night scene

More importantly, the Meizu 16s Pro's super night scene mode has low stability requirements, and ordinary handhelds can also take photos successfully. Even in the bus with obvious jitter, the Super Night Scene mode is successfully photographed.

Having said that, when you use Super Night Scene, you should try to avoid objects that move a lot in the painting, or it will affect the photo composition.

In terms of taking pictures, Meizu 16s Pro can still maintain the original shooting level. After changing from double to triple, it can bring more creative space to the mobile phone. This is also the advantage of the Meizu 16s Pro upgrade. It has absolutely no problem to meet daily life records.

However, Meizu's investment in shooting mode is still a little less.

In addition to the super night scene and professional mode, the Meizu 16s Pro is not equipped with other special shooting functions. If Meizu can put more foolish "track shooting" modes into the mobile phone in the future, the gameplay of mobile phone shooting will become more abundant.

3.5mm interface for independent sale

Since Meizu 16s, Meizu has also canceled the 3.5mm headphone port on the flagship phone.

As mentioned before, Meizu also launched a truly wireless headset after canceling the 3.5mm headphone port, meeting the needs of ordinary users for wireless audio. But for a company with an acoustic background, only a truly wireless headset is a bit worse.

In order to meet some of the users who have pursued the sound, Meizu also introduced the Meizu Hi-Fi decoding amp before. This product also has a good performance in terms of configuration and sound, but compatibility is still lacking. It can only be used on Meizu phones, and it doesn't make much sense.

Therefore, this time Meizu also updated this USB-C amp and named it Meizu Hi-Fi decoding amp Pro, which enhances the compatibility and further enhances the decoding ability of DSD lossless audio.

▲The lower left is the decoding amp Pro, and the upper right is the old decoding amp.

Compared with the previous generation, Meizu Hi-Fi decoding amp Pro continues to use Cirrus Logic's independent DAC decoder CS43131, and also joined the Texas Instruments OPA 1622 headphone op-amp chip.

The CS43131 supports up to 32bit/384kHz PCM decoded output and DSD high-resolution audio format DSD64/DSD128 decoding. The OPA1622 second-stage op-amp chip provides up to +145mA/-130mA current drive capability and 10V/μs transient slew rate for guaranteed thrust output.

Like the Meizu Hi-Fi decoding amp, the Meizu Hi-Fi Decoder Amp Pro supports headphones up to 600Ω. This number is also the same as the current mainstream portable amp.

However, the Meizu Hi-Fi decoding amp Pro is small in size, and the surface of the wire is also made of nylon, which increases the durability. Although the thrust is increased, the amp's heat will be significantly more pronounced than the previous generation. But considering this compact design and size, it is also reasonable.

In addition, Meizu has also improved the compatibility of the amps this time.

Meizu Hi-Fi Decoder Amp Pro In addition to supporting Meizu phones, this time it is compatible with other Android devices. Mac OS and Windows with USB-C interface can also use the new amp. This is also a non-negligible update point for users who want to experience DDS hard solutions on other devices.

For the audition, we use the Billie Jean and Meizu Live from Astell & Kern X JH Audio with the Meizu Hi-Fi Decoder Amp Pro to connect the Meizu 16s Pro experience:

▲ (Singer: JW Wang Yuer | Album: "My Tale" | Format: 16bit 44.1kHz FLAC)

Meizu Hi-Fi Decoder Amplifier Pro with Billie Jean, the sound is dominated by high resolution and high-frequency performance. Billie Jean with a double-action iron unit can restore a clear color with Meizu Hi-Fi decoding amp Pro. Sound, the extension of high-frequency instruments like Hi-Hat is also doing well.

It's just that Billie Jean is not a headphone with a balanced balance. The high-quality highlights still have a stiff feeling, and the vocal and background separation is not enough. Even if I connected the Meizu Hi-Fi decoding amp Pro, the improvement is actually not big.

▲ (Singer: CathWong Huang Wei | Album: "Huang Wei said" | Format: 24bit 48kHz FLAC)

After changing to the four-unit Meizu Live, the overall sound will be balanced, and the sound will show a little thickness and layering. After replacing the 24-bit 48kHz Hi-Res Audio, the Meizu Hi-Fi Decoder Amp Pro can display more sound details, such as the slobber sound, the ventilating sound, and the combination of the amp and Live.

After accessing the Meizu Hi-Fi Decoder Amp Pro, the low-frequency output of Meizu Live will also become fuller, and the vocal performance will become more natural, and will not appear stiff due to the high frequency. For me who is used to high-resolution sounds, this sound will be better than Billie Jean, which highlights the high-frequency.

But in any case, the Meizu Hi-Fi Decoder Amp Pro is a USB-C amp that brings out the sound characteristics of the headphones. Compared to those USB-C DACs that also come with playback controls, the Meizu Hi-Fi Decoder Amp Pro, which lacks these design constraints, can make the volume smaller and easier to use.

Although there won't be too many users listening to DSD lossless audio on their mobile phones, the decoding capabilities of the conventional CD lossless and Hi-Res Audio, Meizu Hi-Fi decoding amp Pro are already satisfactory. In addition, it can be externally connected to the computer, so that the computer also has the ability to externally solve the DSD. This is also a good thing for audio enthusiasts.

▲ From left to right: 2.5mm, 4.4mm, 3.5mm

If the Meizu Hi-Fi Decoder Amp Pro can be released with a version that accepts a 2.5mm interface or a 4.4mm interface, it is even better.

Great Hand-Held Feeling

After experiencing Meizu 16s Pro, you will still feel great.

Instead of using a special-shaped screen on the front of the mobile phone, the use of a compressed border is used to continuously increase the proportion of the screen. The design of the back of the fuselage is mainly aimed at improving the hand-held feeling. The performance of the machine is also based on high-performance hardware, with the most mainstream three-camera structure and 48 megapixels Sony main camera, it can also meet your record life needs.

Whether it's design or accessory design, Meizu 16s Pro is still the most traditional flagship phone for designing and experiencing the Meizu-style route.

In terms of the selling price, this Meizu 16s Pro has three versions:

  • 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM, priced at 2699 yuan
  • 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM, priced at 2,999 yuan
  • 8GB RAM + 256GB ROM, priced at 3299 yuan

The three Meizu 16s Pro will open pre-sales on Meizu Mall and other e-commerce platforms at 5 pm on August 28.