Meizu has unveiled a new trio of its Meizu 15 lineup including Meizu 15 Lite, Meizu 15 and Meizu 15 Plus with Samsung-made Super AMOLED display panels and dual camera setup (for the top models). Interestingly, all the three variants feature trimmed bezels and 16:9 aspect ratios. Unlike most of the Chinese manufacturers, Meizu has decided not to follow the iPhone X-like design of top notch.
As for the design, all three variants of Meizu 15 series bring a front-mounted fingerprint scanner, front-facing camera, the home-button having Meizu’s signature “ring” shape and the notification LED housed within the earpiece area while back panel offers rear camera along with the LED flash capturing images in low-light conditions.
Meizu has really disappointed in deciding Flyme UI 7.0 flavored Android 7.1.2 Nougat to run under the hood with no words on whether the Meizu 15 family will get an Oreo or Android P update or not.
Meizu 15 Lite
The Lite version of Meizu 15, as the name implies, offers more simplicity and less-premium design having a 5.46-inch LTPS IPS LCD panel on the front with 1080p resolution. Meizu has also embedded a front-mounted fingerprint sensor for optimum security.
The Meizu 15 Lite being the lower-specs device offers a moderate octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 chipset under the hood clocked at 2.2 GHz along with an Adreno 506 GPU. The device is offered in the only one storage option of 64GB paired with 4GB of RAM. However, the storage may be expanded by using SIM 2 slot as the card slot.
The Meizu 15 Lite is equipped with a single 12MP (f/1.9, 1.4 µm) lens on the rear that features dual PDAF and a six-LED ring-shaped flash. It can shoot videos up to 1080p at 30 FPS. However, a 20MP selfie shooter is embedded on the front for making video calls and shooting selfies.
The Meizu 15 is the main device of the family that brings more interesting and advanced features yet remaining within reach. The smartphone features the same 5.46-inch panel on the front as introduced in the Lite version but an AMOLED with FHD resolution of 1080 pixels.
The Meizu 15, being the mid-tier device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset along with a decent Adreno 512 controlling the graphics department. There are two storage options available to choose from 64GB and 128GB; both having 6GB RAM to control the processing. Luckily, the storage is expandable via a microSD card slot up to 256GB using SIM 2 slot.
As far as camera department is concerned, the Meizu 15 offers a dual camera setup on the rear comprising of 20MP + 12MP lens while the selfie shooter has 20MP resolution.
Meizu 15 Plus
Here comes the real flagship device among the Meizu 15 family. The Meizu 15 Plus is equipped with a massive 5.95-inch Super AMOLED panel with QHD resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels. Meizu has used stainless steel aluminum composite material that feels sturdy yet light.
Meizu has used the same octa-core Exynos 8895 chipset under the hood to power up the Meizu 15 Plus that was used by Samsung in case of Galaxy S8 last year. Storage options are the same as Meizu 15 that is 64GB and 128GB as native storage both having 6GB RAM to control the processing. The storage may also be expanded via a microSD card slot up to 256GB sacrifying SIM 2 slot.
On the camera front, the Meizu 15 Plus carries the best camera setup ever used by the company; this is what Meizu claims. The dual camera setup consists of a 20MP (f/2.3, 1.55 µm) and a 12MP (f/1.8, 1.55 µm) lens on the rear.
This setup promises 3X seamless zoom and is supposed to compete with Huawei P20 in the noise reduction features.
Meizu has also brought both EIS and OIS features to improve stabilization and low-light photography. Above all, a ring-shaped flash having 6 LEDs in circumference provide adequate lighting for no or low light conditions photography. Another 20MP lens is there on the front for selfie shooting.
Meizu 15 Family – Pricing and Availability
The trio of Meizu 15 family has been offered for sale in China starting from April 29th. The Lite variant comes with a price tag of CNY 1,700 (~$269, PKR 31,000) while the Meizu 15 64GB model costs CNY 2,500 (~$396, PKR 45,800) and the 128GB variant is priced at CNY 2,800 (~$443, PKR 51,300).
On the other hand, the Plus version carries higher price tags of CNY 3,000 (~$475, PKR 55,000) for 64GB storage and CNY 3,300 (~$522, PKR 60,500) for 128GB model.
It is expected that Meizu will make the trio of Meizu 15 family in Asian markets very soon including Pakistan and India. Keep visiting these pages to know availability and official pricing in coming days.
|Meizu 15 Lite||Meizu 15||Meizu 15 Plus|
|OS||Android 7.1.2 Nougat-based Flyme UI 7.0||Android 7.1.2 Nougat-based Flyme UI 7.0||Android 7.1.2 Nougat-based Flyme UI 7.0|
|Supported Networks||2G, 3G, 4G||2G, 3G, 4G||2G, 3G, 4G|
|CPU||8x 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53||4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260||4x 2.3 GHz Mongoose & 4x 1.7 GHz Kryo Cortex-A53|
|GPU||Adreno 506||Adreno 512||Mali-G71 MP20|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 626||Qualcomm Snapdragon 660||Exynos 8895 Octa|
|Display||5.46″ LTPS IPS LCD 16:9 display with FHD (1080 x 1920 pixels) resolution||5.46″ AMOLED 16:9 display with FHD (1080 x 1920 pixels) resolution||5.95″ AMOLED 16:9 display with QHD (1440 x 2560 pixels) resolution|
|Fingerprint scanner||Yes, Front mounted||Yes, Front mounted||Yes, Front mounted|
|RAM||4 GB||4 GB||6 GB|
|Internal||64 GB||64/128 GB||64/128 GB|
|Card slot||yes, by up to 256 GB (uses SIM Slot 2)||yes, by up to 256 GB (uses SIM Slot 2)||yes, by up to 256 GB (uses SIM Slot 2)|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS|
|Primary Camera||12 MP (f/1.9, 1.4 µm), dual phase detection autofocus, six-LED dual-tone flash||Dual: 20 MP ((f/2.3, 1.55 µm) and 12 MP (f/1.8, 1.55 µm), 3x lossless zoom, six-LED dual-tone flash, OIS, PDAF, 1080@30fps||Dual: 20 MP ((f/2.3, 1.55 µm) and 12 MP (f/1.8, 1.55 µm), 3x lossless zoom, six-LED dual-tone flash, OIS, EIS, PDAF, 1080@30fps|
|Secondary Camera||20 MP||20 MP||20 MP|
|Colors||Black, Gold, Red||Black, Blue, White, Gold||Black, Gray, Gold|
|Battery||3,000 mAh, Type-C, 18 W fast charging||3,000 mAh, Type-C, 24 W fast charging||3,500 mAh, Type-C, 24 W fast charging|
|Price||4/64 GB ~Rs. 31,000||4/64 GB ~Rs. 45,800, 4/128 GB ~Rs. 51,300||6/64 GB~Rs. 55,500, 6/128 GB ~Rs. 60,500|