Meizu 16 Plus

  • Released 2018, August
    182g, 7.3mm thickness
    Android 8.0; Flyme UI
    128GB/256GB storage, no card slot
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  • 6.5"
    1080x2160 pixels
  • 20MP
    2160p
  • 6/8GB RAM
    Snapdragon 845
  • 3570mAh
    Li-Ion

Meizu 16 Plus - Specs

Network Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
  CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA - China
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 - Global
  HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - China
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 40(2300) - Global
  LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) - China
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (4CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps
Launch Announced 2018, August
Status Available. Released 2018, August
Body Dimensions 160.4 x 78.2 x 7.3 mm (6.31 x 3.08 x 0.29 in)
Weight 182 g (6.42 oz)
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Display Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.5 inches, 107.9 cm2 (~86.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~374 ppi density)
Platform OS Android 8.0 (Oreo); Flyme UI
Chipset Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm)
CPU Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
GPU Adreno 630
Memory Card slot No
Internal 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM
Main Camera Dual 12 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.3", 1.55�m, dual pixel PDAF, Laser AF, 4-axis OIS
20 MP, f/2.6, 1/2.6", 1.0�m, AF
Features Six-LED dual-tone flash, Auto-HDR, panorama
Video [email protected], [email protected] (gyro-EIS)
Selfie camera Single 20 MP, f/2.0
Video [email protected]
Sound Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
 Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Comms WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 а/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, SBAS, QZSS
Radio No
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Features Sensors Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Battery   Non-removable Li-Ion 3570 mAh battery
Charging Fast battery charging 24W mCharge 4
Misc Colors Black, White
Price About 480 EUR

Meizu 16 Plus - User Reviews

  • too weak phones from meizu no update at all this phone even doesn't have any place in flymeos.com with no update at all worh 165$ at most

  • Meizu 16th plus uses diamond pentile display.

  • Why no nfc

  • What is the SAR level of this phone?

  • How is the speaker quality? Is it loud? How is the battery life? What about the ui? Does it have lag, bug?

  • Please review this phone:)

  • Yes at 6.5" it would be too wide with 16:9 screen.

  • Can you guys confirm that Meizu 16th Plus really used RGB subpixel layout? Plz reply me. I need to know before purchasing 16th Plus.

  • Is there global ROM for this mobile?

  • Better than oneplus 6t?

  • this device is way better than i thought. ( i am the fan of flyme os) Super Cooling system 4x4 mimo highend LTE Antenna with qualcomm highend modem great display Durable batterylife THE slimmest 845 devices in 2018 and note 9 level speaker with 3.5mm jack for highend DAC chipset. flagship sensor IMX380 and its night sight camera (the stock cam automatically takes pic using nightsight mode at low light condition)

  • You all display resolution claimer. Plz Regard this comment!!! Samoled display on meizu 16th/16th plus do not have any pentile. it is traditional RGB AMOLED which are known as Samoled Plus that provides good Sharpness like retina LCD. RGB 1080P AMOLED provides sharper image than well known 1080p pentile amoled devices such as Mi8, oneplus 6t, Mi mix 3. i am the user of meizu 16th/16th plus, and it provide sharp image quality. also, plus variant provides the more battery efficient display than 16th. and both are Samoled. as the result, the Display of meizu 16th plus provide GOOD sharpness Better wide field of view like Samsung Note 9 Lower Battery Consumption (regardless how it turns out, It is JUST 1080P AMOLED) the only drawback for this AMoled Display is that does not support DCI-P3 Color mode unlike any other flagship devices.

  • this phone have so good hardware and specs and perfect screen size. just one thing that prevent me to buy it, no bootloader unlock and maybe kernel source code will be never released. too bad.

  • When will a global version released? Does anybody know something about that? Greetings

  • Bought a MX4 about 4 years ago, and it worked just fine since then. So I'm definetely a big fan of Meizu. Sure it is a question of preferance, so for me personaly I can say that I don't need NFC, wireless charging or LTE to be honest. I like the nice design, the camera quality and the simplicity of the flyme system. After 4 years with the Meizu MX4 I just needed something new and fresh, so I ordered the 16 plus. The DHL Express shipment status says that it has already arrived in Germany. Very excited and curious about this phone.

  • Yes it is a big advantage not like some poco loco phones with sd845 and no 4g support

  • Well..the global version does work for US LTE bands...that makes this a buy

  • That's fine. Some people prefer cable, some prefer wireless, it is all a matter of preference

  • For me.. prefer charge with cable with fast result than wireless and slow result.. No offence.. Just IMHO

  • Meizu actually said that early next year, I think might be later, the Meizu 16s will be released a few months before the 17. The 16s is meant to implement everything the 16 lacked, including NFC

  • I suppose because sometimes it's just easier

  • When it will be available in Portugal?

  • I meant that the phone has bands 4&5, which work in North America as long as the phone is unlocked.

  • Yes I know about that. Apple doesnt produce the screen. Of course Meizu also. I just mean that when I look the screen of the Apple standard retina display which is arround 324-326 ppi, I dont see the jaggies on the screen. I mean at normal viewing distance. Just look at the unboxing review from Techtablets on Youtube..

  • :) :) :) apple doesn't produce any screen, just letting you know. they are buying them from samsung or lg. so, retina is just a word for marketing, not a technology. ppi is ppi. you can't make it sharper or worse. the difference comes with the panel type, so the technology so samsung or lg in this case. for years, apple was supported for using ips displays while Korean brands are using (am/)oled. after they moved to oled, now apple fanboys say oled is amazing :) they all believe like apple make them :)

  • people mentioning wireless charging (except Samsung phones) are likely to have mental issues. why do you want slow charging when there is fast charging? what is so hard putting cable into your phone?

  • Pixel per inch is not something that needs to grow with display size as its a ratio that remains the same. It's the total pixel count divided by the surface of the screen(Or pixel count on screen height or width of the screen divided by the length respectively width of it). A 6.5" screen has more pixels than a 6" screen, with the same ppi. Sharpness remains the same. "~400 ppi is enough for a 6" but, on a 6.5" display," ~400 ppi will create the same viewing experience.

  • I think you actually need more ppi everytime the screen gets bigger, because the number of pixel per inch matters alot for the display sharpness. ~400 ppi is enough for a 6" but, on a 6.5" display, the low 374 ppi will be noticeable.

  • That is why it is much cheaper n slimmer than Mi 8 Explorer (which is also have FP under display n 3D face unlock).

  • I like(y)

  • missing NFC is bis shame on that flagship and most biggest minus of that model.. hope next model ,his successor will get finally NFC.. flagship without nfc i dont want anymore.. sorry meizu howewer good phone it is..

  • Battery is 3640 mAh

  • Best design in smartphone world why no other company done this simpal way

  • Such protection will increase the price

  • Why you don't have gorilla glass, waterproof nor water-resistant? If you have all, you might be the first choice for me.

  • I do wanna try this phone. My only concerns are seeing the pentile pattern at an average ppi. And battery performance even with the decent mah number. Don't know how efficient Meizu are.

  • That's why he said Galaxy S10.. Lol (maybe the FP under display)..

  • Galaxy S10? Samsung phones don't have a fingerprint embedded under the screen yet.

  • Small battery, low resolution, bad system, no updates, no wireless charging, not working fingerprint scanner. It better be cheep...

  • FYI.. Apple retina display which is on iPhone 6, 6s, 7, and 8 is 326 ppi and it's called retina because of its sharpness. Maybe under 326 ppi is not good for Apple standard for mobile and 324 for iPad (mini). So Meizu 16 Plus is maybe same as Apple retina standar because it has 374ppi. Vivo NEX S is 388ppi and GsmArena said that it still very sharp. Lower resolution also has better advantages such as battery life and 3D perfomance..

  • i prefer to have smaller screen with more battery & lower price black shark with 4000Mah & 6inch screen... front display fingreprint(i don't need under display position)... 64gb rom just 429$ u can choose 256gb & 8gb ram too the lowest version of 16 plus is 600$ & for 16 model with 3000Mah u must pay 500$ for lowest version

  • Agreed, even if it becomes thicker and heavier.

  • 5.000 mah battery and it might have been the perfect phone for me.

  • This phone is combination of part off all s8+, s9+ and s10 with something borowed from Sony, with theres flyme OS

  • Very good looking phone. Only let down by a poor resolution of under 400ppi.

  • This looks pretty nice.

  • Meizu Galaxy S10

  • Impressive flagship from Meizu. In-screen fingerprint scanner, optical zoom, no notch and keeping the 3.5mm headphone jack. The lack of NFC on a flagship is pretty disappointing though. Funny they priced it 1 yuan below the Mi 8.

  • If you think FHD 24' screen is sharp I suggest visiting an optician.

  • FWIW a typical monitor (FHD, 24") clocks in at 92 ppi. With font smoothing you don't see pixels

  • Dude, again, you are brainwashed by marketing for needing higher and higher ppi. Theres a limit above which it is retarded to go. This is research and not marketing. I am brainwashed by research, if that even makes sense. You're the one brainwashed by marketing. I might have been wrong, and not know that on this type of display a few pixels are skipped. But you're the marketing brainwashed guy who keeps drooling over a number, that after a certain size just doesn't add anything. I am sure you would buy a car that can go to 400 km/h, even though you can't drive it past 130 km/h cause of limits. Good luck making the right purchase, guy!

  • You are brainwashed by marketing, under 400ppi you don't even have sharp fonts, you need to buy glasses.

  • Please note that this phone has a Super AMOLED panel meaning pentile so it does not have a 374ppi panel in real life experience. It is instead equivalent to a 249ppi panel and just as with other similar devices (Vivo Nex) you can be sure you will see a pixelated screen even at normal viewing distance. This hopelessnes has been brought on by the hype of AMOLED panels, but it fails at this resolution at this screen size. Had it been a 1440p S-AMOLED then problem solved, but it's not. That was probably too costly at this phone's price point, but had they opted for a IPS display of 2160*1080 then it would in actuality have had a 374ppi panel and no worries. Sadly it doesn't.

  • Yeah, if you look at your phone from 2 cm-s for sure you will see the pixels, but I sure hopw you don't. Marketing bullshit is raising PPI. That's the retardation. Above 350 its a smooth screen, above 400 is over the top, and above that is the marketing bullshit you are talking about.

  • 6.5" display and 160.4 x 78.2 x 7.3 mm: perfect display size and ph dimensions, it could be thicker for larger battery though!!

  • Google "diminishing returns"

  • So no IP rating at all? Not even splash resistance? This is not a good idea since this is a high-end device.

  • Exactly this is pentile so it drops every third sub pixel, not a good effect on 1080p.

  • Not true since it depends on the distance and it's pentile on top of that which looks alot worse than a 1080p normal rgb matrix.

  • Marketing bs, human eye don't see in PPI, human eye will see any resolution and Meizu failed miserably.

  • "According to those who toil away in research labs, the human eye can not discern granular detail when it is higher than 300 PPI."

  • The curved edge is just too much..

  • I like that they downgraded the display resolution. This move made the phone cheaper and will also increase the battery life. I always get worse battery life on phones with high resolution.

  • How disappointing, Meizu using worse display and smaller battery now. What's wrong with phone vendors to regress instead of progress?

  • was hoping it would have a QHD display

  • No offense,the design reminds me of the LG v30. More like a v30 and g7thinq gave birth to this. I like this design better than notches tho.

  • proof? source? i think snap 845 straightly supports NFC.. so NFC should be there this time..

  • Saw the unboxing video, gorgeous! And they clearly understand ergonomics by placing the selfie cam on the right.

  • No NFC.

  • Note 8 is 18.5:9 not 18:9.

  • NFC pls?

  • Such a big fat f***ing disappointment.... I expected it to have a QHD/1440p screen like the Meizu 15 Plus!

  • This is a beautiful phone! It looks great in white. These days a white phone is a rarity.

  • has it finally NFC? hope this flagship top model from meizu has it..!!!

  • According to meizu official site it has Bluetooth 5.0 spec.

  • Yes... this phone is in 18:9. I don't like the current trend 19.5:9 that resulting the phone very very ugly longggggg.

  • it's missing bands 800 and 2600... I'll skip this (europe)

  • It has bluetooth 4.2 .....

  • I had to re-read the specs...where did you see band 2? It's not there in either one of the 3 versions...

  • why meizu don't make gorilla Glass ! -_- §

  • Are these China only? European frequencies?

  • is this fhd or qhd?

  • Hate 18:9 format. I have a 2 year old Asus Zenfone 3 ultra on 6,8 inch in the old nice 16:9 format. For around 4 month ago i buy Samsung note 8 WTF, first time i use this new nasty 18:9 format, could not hit the letters on the keyboard grrrr, so one week after i sold it and took up my good old asus for use again. I really dont like the small width on the new format. Now im waiting for a xiaomi mi max 3 6,9 inch, still in the new 18:9 format, but still 0,6 inch bigger then the sammy note 8. So i really hope this mobile, will come in my favorite format, but when i look at the specs with hight, width etc. it looks like the 18:9 format (y)

  • will it be 16:9 or 18:9? Sad if 18:9.

  • wrong about what? asking longer and narrower display? you are ridiculous. besides, this phone gonna be more impractical if it use 16:9.

  • You are wrong, the only reason why 18:9 exists, is that after Samsung S7, they were under pressure (like always) to present a new model S8, with (always expected) bigger diagonal, and they realised they cannot go more in width, so "Voila! we have a solution", bigger diagonal with extended length. But, comfort of using and screen size are objectively limited by it's shortest side, length can compensate that in theory, but in reality they built narrower screens, diagonal is not long enough. When you type on keyboard, it is very clear that you will have hard time typing on narrower screen, as for example 5.6" diagonal, screen 18:9 screen has the same width as... only 5" of 16:9! No article in popular media is telling you that keyboard on your new phone is as small as on the phone you had in 2015, and number of letters and words of the same size in a row is like on some old 5" phone. What's more, two phones with the same diagonal, but different aspect ratio have different surface size, 16:9 has bigger surface than 18:9, no one is telling you that too, you gain practically nothing by extending length. There are very few advantages of "taller" screen, but more disadvantages. To achieve same width that 6" 16:9 has, you need to have 6.7" 18:9, and that is practically the same in comfort of using as 6", but it is simply too big, it sticks out of any pocket, not to mention difficulty of reaching those options on the top of screen.

  • No card slot. Why? What is the actual cost of featuring a card slot? Give us options. I do not understand this nonsense.

  • 2, 4, & 5 are AT&T and T-Mobile and Verizon

  • Dang...all those juicy specs and STILL without much American support. In a terrible smartphone year, I was really hoping to nab this one....

  • 1440 x 2560? why not 18:9? let's hope this is not final specification.

  • i think its a mistake there, it will be for sure 18:9 amoled display(hope still notchless like we seen on pic renders before), i think meizu 15 and 15 plus was last 16:9 models.. anyway hope they will keep 3,5mm jack and stereo speakers and bring back the NFC to their new flagship meizu 16 plus

  • 16:9 screen? I'm still waiting for the official specs tho

  • Older flagship models of meizu they had always NFC like meizu pro 5, also models pro 6 and pro 6 plus they both had NFC from model pro 7 till today NFC is sadly missing..hope meizu will bring back NFC to their newest unveiled flagships

  • Why everybody is using small battery except for Huawei?

  • What is this monster :O

  • m16 has lower ratio, plus both the screen resolutions and dimensions are rumored data so stay tuned for more when meizu ofic the phone.

  • Oh dear, why to put such a large screen? A 6.2 inch display would be perfect, with small bezels. At least this is what I believe. If the rumors are true and this is going to have 160 mm of length it will be still a huge device for the most people.

  • hope to be with NFC, otherwise....many people won't buy it

  • unfortunately, Meizu doesn't put NFC into their phones :( This is a reason for me not to choose them for my next phone, because I need nfc.

  • Where is NFC? Hope will be there for sure!