Meizu MX6: The Best Value Smartphone under 20k
The Chinese smartphone brand Meizu, has come up with another mid-budget device to make its footing stronger in this competitive market. Previously, the Meizu MX5 Pro series made heads turn with its features and looks, and now the MX6 is all geared up to be doing the same and maybe more. It seems to be a great looking elegant smartphone with some really cool features underneath it. So does the Meizu MX6 have all the ingredients necessary to make it standout in this market? Come, let us find out.
Design and Display
The Meizu MX6 comes with a metal frame, chamfered edges, and a glass front and back that gives it a premium look. It resembles Apple’s iPhones to quite some extent. It offers a vibrant 5.5-inch full HD LCD display with a pixel density of 401ppi. It has a waistline of 7.2mm and weighs 155 grams. It comes in gold, silver, grey and pink colour variants.
The smartphone comes with a powerful biometric fingerprint sensor that is capable of carrying out more than just unlocking the device. It does the duty of a home button, a back button and is also a capacitive in nature. This ensures that a light touch will take you backwards. While a normal press will allow you to head home.
Configuration and OS
The Meizu MX6 is powered by MediaTek’s flagship, Helio X20 deca-core processor (2.3GHz dual-core + 2GHz quad-core + 1.4GHz quad-core) backed by a mammoth 4GB RAM and Mali-T880 MP4 GPU. This tri-cluster processor makes sure that the 2.3GHz of speed is used to carry our resource intensive tasks like gaming while the 1.4GHz is used when the phone is idle or inactive. This makes sure that the battery doesn’t get drained sooner than required.The smartphone sails on Android v6.0 (Marshmallow) operating system with additional customizations provided by Meizu’s Flyme UI. Flyme UI is very colourful and light and does not bloat up the phone’s interface.
Camera and Storage
The Meizu MX6 offers a capable 12MP camera which has an aperture of f/2.0, 6-element lens, PDAF and a circular dual-tone flash. All these contribute to the production of good low light photos. The rear camera also comes with several photo modes which include Auto, Manual, Video, Beauty, Panorama, Light Field, Slow-mo, Scan, Macro and GIF.You can adjust the white balance, contrast, saturation, exposure, ISO and shutter speed. A 5MP front snapper, having the same aperture along with 4-element lens and an upgraded FotoNation 2.0.
The rear camera of the device performs pretty well in natural lighting as well as taking pictures in macro mode. It also takes some good Bokeh pictures. The front camera performs normally.
Coming to storage, the device packs an enormous 32GB internal memory although it does not have any expandable memory option.
Battery and Connectivity
It comes with a 3,060mAh li-polymer battery along with fast charging. The battery is quite efficient and also charges within an hour thanks to the fast charging facility. Connectivity options available in this device are dual SIM, 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac 5GHz, hotspot tethering, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS and USB Type C.
The Meizu MX6 is a perfect phone is you want a high-end design as well as a configuration that will give you the power to carry out whatever task your heart desires. The rear camera also takes some really good snaps and the large and fast-rechargeable battery is another great addon. Considering the price it is being offered at, there seems to be nothing essential that it lacks, apart from the incapability to increase the memory. But the support for OTG kind of makes up for it . So it could safely be termed as one of the best smartphones below the 20k margin.