Yesterday, Meizu introduced a trio of smatphones with an interesting selection of chipsets. They are the Meizu 15, Meizu 15 Plus and Meizu 15 Lite. The top two models uses Samsung sourced Super AMOLED screens with 16:9 aspect ratio, which meets the trend of taller screens. They also sports dual cameras with OIS and 2x telephoto, while the “lite” versions sticks to just a single camera setup. See the full specifications of the Meizu 15, 15 Plus, and 15 Lite (M15) as well as their price and availability.
Meizu 15 Plus Features
The Meizu 15 Plus is actually bigger than the Meizu 15, as it sports a 5.95 inches screen, an AMOLED panel with QHD resolution. With no notch or taller screen, the manufacturer cut the bezel down to just 1.175mm, which is actually the narrowest bezel in the world.
The Meizu 15 Plus is powered by an odd choice of chipset, the Exynos 8895 from last year’s Samsung Flagships. The chipset is coupled with a massive 6GB of RAM, and its internal storage is either 64GB or 128GB. It does not come with an additional SD card slot, this might be a downside.
Looking at the camera department, the Meizu 15 Plus packs a 12MP + 20MP dual camera setup at the back. The brand made a claim that it is the best camera that it has used at the moment. It comes with both OIS and EIS stabilization. The main sensor is a f/2.3 inch and has large 1.55 µm pixels. It sits behind a lens with a f/1.8 aperture and 4-axis optical image stabilization along with EIS for extra stability. The second sensor has a 2x telephoto lens (Meizu promises 3x “lossless” zoom). The camera is said to feature multi-frame noise reduction and HDR alghorithm at Huawei P20 level. The selfie camera is a 20 MP shooter.
The Meizu 15 Plus has a fingerprint reader that unlocks in just 0.08 secs, less than a blink of an eye. There’s also facial recognition by Sensetime, a Chinese AI startup with a whopping $3 billion valuation. The battery has 3,500 mAh capacity and can be charged back up quickly over the USB-C port thanks to the bundled 24 W charger (12V at 2A). The 15 Plus will be available in Black, Gray and Gold.
Meizu 15 Lite
The Meizu 15 Lite or M15 is the “lite” model of the group. It is similar with the 15, as it sports a 5.46 inch screen with 1080 pixel resolution, but it has an LTPS LCD instead of OLED.
The chipset is also a Snapdragon 626, which is focused mainly on efficiency than speed with its eight Cortex-A53 cores. The good news about this phone is that you still get a 4GB of RAM and a 64GB internal storage for a more affordable price.
The Meizu 15 Lite sports a single camera on the back, a 12MP sensor(1.4 µm pixels) and f/1.9 aperture. It boasts Dual Pixel autofocus, which is a surprise. The selfie camera is the same 20 MP shooter as on the other two models. The 3,000 mAh battery is charged over a slightly slower (but still pretty fast) version of mCharge that pushes 18 W (9V at 2A).
Meizu 15 Lite Specifications
|Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA|
|3G bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|4G bands||LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)|
|Dimensions||143.6 x 72.4 x 7.5 mm (5.65 x 2.85 x 0.30 in)|
|Weight||145 g (5.11 oz)|
|SIM||Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Type||LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||5.46 inches, 82.2 cm2 (~79.0% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)|
|– Flyme UI 7.0|
|OS||Android 7.1.2 (Nougat)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8953-Pro Snapdragon 626|
|CPU||Octa-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53|
|Card slot||microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)|
|Internal||64 GB, 4 GB RAM|
|Primary||12 MP (f/1.9, 1.4 µm), dual pixel phase detection autofocus, six-LED dual-tone flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama|
|Secondary||20 MP (f/2.0), 1080p|
|Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||4.2, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|– Fast battery charging: 9V/2A 18W
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Document editor
– Photo/video editor
|Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery|
|Colors||Black, Gold, Red|