Meizu Pro 7 Plus
Hello, Friends! Today I’m going to take a look at Meizu Pro 7 Plus Review. The Pro 7 Plus is really just a little bit better than the Pro 6 Plus. The Pro 7 Plus doesn’t look too out of the ordinary for 2017 phablet. Well there is a one thing change and you already know, it’s the secondary display. So, let’s get started-
You are getting much in the way of curves here, the surface is completely flat and angular except for slightly rounded edges. The metal body feels solid and premium. The antenna bands at the top and bottom are invisible.
The one downside of this build quality though is a full lack of waterproofing. The M button at the bottom is just that a physical button, there are no navigation keys. So, just tap this to go back and press the button down to go home. The fingerprint scanner also integrated with the home button. So just the press the button and the device unlocks almost instantly.
The Pro 7 Plus has a Dual SIM card tray so you can use two different Nano SIM simultaneously with this smartphone. But there’s good amount of space built in.
At the bottom, we have a USB Type-C reversible connector, next to that a mouthpiece, 3.5mm headphone jack and a loudspeaker grille.
It’s a very clean design overall from the discrete antenna lines to the flush curved and cornered secondary screen glass, smaller details like the integrated light and proximity sensors in the earpiece and symmetrical top and bottom bezels further solidify Meizu keen attention to detail.
You’ll also like the high dynamic and low distortion excellent audio setup. You can get loud and clear 32-Bit Hi-Fi audio with the 3.5mm headphone jack. The Meizu doesn’t ship headphones with this phone, no issue the bottom firing speaker is great. It’s very loud and clear with the low distortion. It also has deep and crisp sound even at maximum volume.
The Meizu Pro 7 Plus comes with an amazing secondary rear display. It has a 1.9-inch AMOLED screen on the back side of the device. It has three main information panels that you can swipe which are time, pedometer and weather. If you swipe up or down on any of the information panels you get to the viewfinder mode, here you can take high-quality selfies with the main dual cameras.
In addition to these on-demand core features, the display also shows things like a new notification, event times & titles and alarms. You can activate the display by either turning the phone around or by double tapping on the glass.
The secondary display just doesn’t add much functional value. It’s still a very amazing feature though and you’ll enjoy its uniqueness and all the conversations that help start.
It has a 5.7-inches Quad-HD Super AMOLED primary screen. The colour reproduction is good and the viewing angles are great. The sunlight legibility is also great. It’s an all-around excellent screen. You really enjoyed the size to 5.5-inches is a great middle ground but it’s nice that the Meizu is giving you the choice between a smaller 5.2-inches with the Meizu Pro 7 and a big 5.7-inches with the Meizu Pro 7 Plus.
One of the favourite features of Meizu Pro 7 Plus is their single key navigation configurations so instead of a three key layout like you’re probably used to and touch on the Meizu Pro 7 Plus lets you navigate as well as authenticate fingerprints with a single button. For navigation, you just tap it to go back, press it to go home and swipe up from the neighbouring bezel to multitask.
The Meizu Pro 7 plus has Dual 12-megapixels cameras with two Sony IMX 386 and F/2.0 aperture lens. Here one for the RGB and another for Monochrome. That’s one more camera than The Pro 6 Plus head but the Pro 7 Plus does lose a few features. There’s no more laser autofocus, the 10 LED ring flash has been replaced by 2 LEDs and most significantly there’s no longer any optical image stabilization.
The Meizu Pro 7 Plus takes pictures blazingly fast though there is no OIS, images have lively colours, a great deal of detail and the noise levels are reasonably low. The dynamic range is high and there’s no corner softness either. Black & White images have impressive contrasts and superb detail.
The low-light images come out bright with true to life colours, noise is kept under control even under high ISO and there’s good dynamic range too. Of course, you use the rear camera to shoot a few selfies using the secondary display allowing us to get the same high quality as those regular images. When you switched the blur mode which gives a bokeh effect behind the subject, the effects were good though there was a little bit of blur creeping into hair from time to time.
It has a 16-megapixels f/2.0 selfie shooter for standard selfies and video calls. Selfie come out quite nicely but keep in mind that you can always use the better quality main cameras instead. There is enough detail, high contrast and pleasant colours through the selfies were just a bit blurry.
The Pro 7 Plus can record 1080p or 4K resolution videos which also come out good. 1080p videos colours are pretty good and there’s a good level of detail. 4K videos are a bit better with average detail but a wide dynamic range accurate colours and good dynamic contrast.
Performance & Memory: –
The performance of the Meizu Pro 7 Plus is excellent although only marginally better than the Meizu Pro 6 Plus. The Pro 7 Plus is powered by MediaTek Helio X30 with 10nm Deca-Core processor and 6 gigabytes of RAM fast UFS 2.1 storage. In real life performance, I am impressed.
It’s snappy like the Vanilla Android supporting Nokia 8 and is actually noticeably fast than the Galaxy S8. The weak part of the Helio X30’s performance is the older GPU, it’s very similar to the iPhone 6S. In GPU tests the leading flagships had double the score of this one. It’s still capable of handling demanding games hassle-free, no matter the resolution. The phone was able to stay quite cool too after some heavy use.
In the US doesn’t have proper band support for either AT & T or T-mobile. If you are going to need more than the base version 64 gigabytes of internal storage and you want to go with the 128 gigabytes variant. There’s no expandable storage option.
The Meizu Pro 7 Plus runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat Meizu Flyme 6 skins offers a unique user experience Flyme isn’t for everyone but it’s one of the most well-designed Android Skins. Flyme is a pretty light operating system but still has a few proprietary features. All the applications are on the Home screen. There’s no application drawer like you’d find on other devices. Meizu has implemented a new game mode which knows when the game is running and gives it all the resources available.
You can do a system-wide search anytime by swiping up on the home screen, swiping up from the bottom opens the task switcher and you can customize the UI with various themes that you can download. There is also a strong level of consistency in Meizu design language throughout the software from the menus to the system applications.
I also like the Flyme includes some extra security features, for example, a secure payment mode which temporarily makes some common sense changes while you’re using an Application like PayPal.
The Meizu Pro 7 Plus comes with a 3500 milliamp-hours battery and it offers a similar longevity to the Meizu Pro 6 Plus. My tests were conducted over HSPA+ instead of LTE and I got about 5 and a half hours of screen on time. I’m a bit concerned with a high standby usage possibly due to the Helio X30, still, you can probably expect around four and half hours of screen time with a full day of moderate use. When you inevitably do need to tap on you can do so with M charge 4.0, we were able to go from 0-55% in just 30 minutes that makes the Pro 7 Plus the fastest charging phones.
Overall, the Pro 7 Plus is easily one of the unique smartphones that I’ve reviewed this year. Meizu not only managed to deliver a great overall package but has also implemented an amazing looking secondary display which helps the Meizu Pro 7 Plus stand out. But you shouldn’t buy this phone just for the secondary screen well it’s useful at times. It’s still very much first generation concept. You should think of it as a bonus item rather than a sole reason for your purchase. That’s not to say the Meizu Pro 7 Plus isn’t worth the money, in fact, it’s well-designed software, an excellent hardware makes it very competitive.
|Indian Buyers||Buy Now||Price|
|Meizu Pro 7 Plus||Coming Soon||Rs 35,000|
|Meizu Pro 7 Plus||GEARBEST||$ 623.91|
|Technology||GSM / LTE / EVDO / HSPA|
|SIM||Dual (Nano, Dual Standby)|
|BODY||Dimensions||157.34 x 77.24 x 7.3mm|
|DISPLAY||Type||Super AMOLED, 2560 x 1440p (518 PPI)|
|CAMERA||Rear||Dual (12-MP + 12-MP) F/2.0, 6P Lens, Fenetre Display Selfie Mode, PDAF, Dual tone flash|
|Front||16-MP, F/2.0, 5P Lens, Adaptive skin beauty technology|
|Features||Top image quality, Portrait background blurring mode, Monochrome mode, Time-lapse photography, Panorama|
|PROCESSOR||OS||Android 7.0 Nougat|
|Chip||MediaTek MT6799 Helio X30|
|CPU||10nm Deca-Core up to 2.6GHz|
|MEMORY||Internal||64GB/128GB, 6GB RAM|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Hall Effect, Gravity, Proximity, Gyroscope, Ambient light, Fingerprint, Digital Compass|
|CONNECTIVITY||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-Band, WiFi Direct, Hotspot|
|USB||Type-C 1.0 Reversible connector|
|Others||Bluetooth v4.2, GPS & NFC|
|SOUND||Speaker||Loudspeaker & 3.5mm headphone jack|
|Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|BATTERY||Li-Ion 3500 mAh|
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