Meizu 17 Series is now official with the Meizu 17 and Meizu 17 Pro, And It's Pretty Good. 10

Meizu 17 Series is now official with the Meizu 17 and Meizu 17 Pro, And It’s Pretty Good.

The Chinese smartphone manufacturer Meizu has now launched its 2020 Flagship phones: the Meizu 17 and Meizu 17 Pro.
The Meizu phones are mostly underrated in the Flagship segment, but these new phones have the potential to change it.

Both the phones are equipped with the 2020-tech, like 90 Hz AMOLED displays, Snapdragon 865, LPDDR5 RAM, UFS 3.1 storage, Quad Cameras, 30 W fast wired charge, and 27 W wireless charge, all this to compete against the likes of the Mi 10 Pro and OnePlus 8 Pro.

This Post is a detailed Specification Overview to the Meizu 17 and Meizu 17 Pro

Meizu 17 and Meizu 17 Pro Specification Table

Meizu 17Meizu 17 Pro
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Display6.6-inch Super AMOLED Display
1080X2340 Pixels, 19.5:9 Aspect Ratio
Pixel Density 390PPI, Screen to body ratio ~87%
HDR 10+
90Hz Refresh Rate
6.6-inch Super AMOLED Display
1080X2340 Pixels, 19.5:9 Aspect Ratio
Pixel Density 390PPI, Screen to body ratio ~87%
HDR 10+
90Hz Refresh Rate
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 865
Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585)
GPUAdreno 650Adreno 650
Memory8GB LPDDR4X RAM8/12GB LPDDR5 RAM
Storage128/256GB UFS3.1 Storage128/256GB UFS3.1 Storage
Camera/Optics64 MP, f/1.8(Wide Lens)
12 MP, f/1.9(Wide Lens)
8 MP, f/2.2(Ultrawide Lens)
5 MP, f/1.9(Macro Lens)
64 MP, f/1.8(Wide Lens)
8 MP, f/2.4(Telephoto Lens), 3X Optical Zoom
32 MP, f/2.2(Ultrawide Lens)
0.3 MP, TOF 3D(Depth Sensor)
Video Recording Options[email protected]/60fps, 1080p[email protected]/60fps, 1080p
Selfie Camera20 MP, f/2.2, (Wide Lens)20 MP, f/2.2, (Wide Lens)
Battery4500mAh Batter
30-W Fast Charging
4500mAh Batter
30-W Fast Charging
27-W Wireless Charging
ConnectivityWiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.1
5G
WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.1
5G
SecurityIn-Display Fingerprint Sensor
Face-Unlock
In-Display Fingerprint Sensor
Face-Unlock
Headphone JackNoNo

Specification Details
https://www.meizu.com/en/

Design And Build Quality

Meizu 17 and Meizu 17 Pro

Both the Meizu 17 and 17 Pro look the same from the back and front, having a glass sandwich build, the back has the horizontal quad-camera module, and the front has the punch hole selfie camera situated on the right side.

Display

Meizu 17 and Meizu 17 Pro

Again the Meizu 17 and 17 pro has the same display, a 6.6-inch Super AMOLED Display the Panel is made by Samsung, with a native resolution of 1080X2340 Pixels, an aspect ratio of 19.5:9, a Pixel Density of 390PPI, Screen to body ratio of ~87%, 990Hz Refresh Rate, and HDR 10+ support

Performance

Meizu 17 and Meizu 17 Pro

Like Most of the Flagship of 2020 the Meizu 17 and 17 Pro are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, it is an Octa-Core Soc with 1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585 cores and is coupled with Adreno 650 GPU.

Memory and Storage

 Meizu 17 Pro

Meizu 17 has an 8 GB LPDDR4x RAM while the Meizu 17 Pro has two memory option 8/12GB of LPDDR5 RAM.
For Storage both have the same options 128/256GB UFS3.1 Storage.

Camera/Optics

Meizu 17

Meizu 17

17 has a Quad Camera setup.
64 MP, f/1.8(Wide Lens){Sony IMX686}
12 MP, f/1.9(Wide Lens){Sone IMX362}
8 MP, f/2.2(Ultrawide Lens)
5 MP, f/1.9(Macro Lens)

The Camera Setup is great, the main camera sensor is the same one used in the OnePlus 8 Pro and as seen it has excellent potential and if paired with good software, it can give some of the best shots out there, the secondary 12MP lens is the Sony IMX362, Meizu calls it a “Sub-photograph” shooter it is the same sensor used in the Pixel 2, so we have some great expectation from it, the ultrawide and the macro sensor are also of pretty good quality.

Overall the hardware is great, it is upto the software to do the rest of the work

Meizu 17 Pro

Meizu 17 Pro

17 Pro also has a Quad Camera but has different sensors
64 MP, f/1.8(Wide Lens){Sony IMX686}
8 MP, f/2.4(Telephoto Lens), 3X Optical Zoom
32 MP, f/2.2(Ultrawide Lens){Sony IMX 616}
0.3 MP, TOF 3D(Depth Sensor){S5K3 3D TOF}

17 Pro does have a better camera setup, it has all the Sensors one would expect from a Premium Flagship, also the Sensors are of pretty high quality.
Overall the Hardware is great, one of the best, it is upto the software to do the rest of the work

For Selfies both the phones have a 20 MP, f/2.2, Wide Lens

Battery

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Both the 17 and 17 Pro have the same battery, a 4500mAh Battery with 30-W Fast Charging, the Pro version does have an edge due to its 27-W Fast Wireless charging Option.

Audio

Both the 17 and 17 Pro has A standard stereo speaker setup
Sadly it doesn’t have a headphone jack.

Security

In-Display Fingerprint sensor which as Meizu claims can unlock the phone in a blazing 0.15s

User-Interface

The two phones run on the Android 10-based Flyme 8.1.
OS is the point where Meizu is not very great, in its previous smartphone there were issues with the software and also the software upgrade track record is not very good.

Extra

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Both the Phones in the Meizu 17 series have support for 5G, WiFi 6. Bluetooth 5.1 and NFC.

Pricing

  • Meizu 17 Price (8/128 GB): CNY 3699 (US$522)(~INR40,000)
  • Meizu 17 (12/256 GB): CNY 3999 (US$565)(~INR43,000)
  • Meizu 17 Pro Price (8/128 GB): CNY 4299 (US$607)(INR 46,000)
  • Meizu 17 Pro (12/256 GB): CNY 4699 (US$664)(INR 50,000)

Meizu 17 price in India is currently unknown, and even its releases in India is currently not sure, but
The Prices in Indian Currency INR are direct converted, if at all it releases in India, it may pull off an OnePlus and release it a much cheaper price, or a Mi and release at a higher price.

Conclusion

The Meizu 17 series is expected to compete against the likes of Mi 10 and OnePlus 8 and it does well at least in terms of pricing, it is cheaper than the both Starting at $522 which is much cheaper than the $699 OnePlus 8 and $580 Mi 10
The 17 Pro series is expected to compete against the Pros the Mi 10 Pro and OnePlus 8 Pro, the specs offered are pretty similar, the only area where it lags is the display, but given the price at which it is coming, it is great, Starting at $607 against the $899 OnePlus 8 pro and $720 Mi 10 Pro.

It is a great choice for those who want a premium phone with premium specs sheet but doesn’t want to spend much.

The Biggest Flaw in the Meizu 17 series is the software and software upgrade, it doesn’t have a good track record for updates, and the software also has some issues, so if it is fixed in the 17 series, then it will be a great choice.
As of now the only phone which has a better value for money is the Redmi K30 Zoom, but it has a 60Hz Screen.

Final Verdict{For This Post}

  • Excellent CPU/GPU(One of the Best android CPU out there)
  • Excellent Build Quality
  • Excellent Display
  • LPDDR5 RAM and UFS3.1 Storage
  • Excellent Camera Setup
  • Great Selfie Camera
  • Great Audio Setup
  • Excellent Battery Life{Expected}
  • Wifi 6, Bluetooth 5.1,NFC
  • No Headphone Jack

Source
https://www.meizu.com/17pro/summary
https://www.meizu.com/17/summary

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