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Meizu X8 Smartphone Review

Mike Wobker, 👁 Daniel Schmidt, T. Hinum (translated by Alex Alderson), 03/04/2019

A cheap import. The Chinese company Meizu has sent the X8 to the races packed with powerful hardware at an affordable price. Its Snapdragon 710 SoC and Adreno 616 GPU perform well in synthetic benchmarks, while its 4 GB RAM should ensure smooth system performance. Read on to find out what else the Meizu X8 has to offer and whether it can challenge its more established Chinese counterparts.

Meizu X8

Attentive readers of Notebookcheck may have noticed the name Meizu before. Whether it be smartphones without buttons, high-resolution dual cameras or powerful midrange offerings, Meizu devices have always offered something different on paper at least. The Meizu X8 has now arrived at our offices, so we can look at the powerful mid-ranger more closely.

The hardware looks promising with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC at the centre of things, which integrates a Qualcomm Adreno 616 GPU. Meizu complements the SoC with 4 GB RAM, but there is a 6 GB model if 4 GB is not enough for you. The 4 GB model also has 64 GB of eMMC flash storage, while the 6 GB model has 128 GB of storage. Both models have a 3.5 mm headphone jack, a fingerprint sensor, a mono speaker and a USB Type-C port too. Our review unit is the 4 GB model, which currently sells online for around 280 Euros (~$318).

We have chosen to compare the X8 against comparably priced midrange smartphones. Our comparison devices will include the Honor 10 Lite, OUKITEL U23, Umidigi Z2 Pro and the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite.

Meizu X8
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
, LPDDR4X; 6 GB optional
Display
6.15 inch 18.5:9, 2220 x 1080 pixel 401 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 128 GB optional, 52 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headphone jack, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, gravitational sensor, hall sensor, proximity sensor
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM: B2, B3, B5, B8. 3G WCDMA/TD-SCDMA/CDMA: B1: B2: B4: B5: B8: B34: B39: BC0. 4G LTE/TD-FDD: B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B7, B8, B20, B40., Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.8 x 151.2 x 74.6 ( = 0.31 x 5.95 x 2.94 in)
Battery
3210 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 8.1 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix + 5 MPix, ƒ/1.9
Secondary Camera: 20 MPix , ƒ/2.0
Additional features
Speakers: Mono speaker, Keyboard: Virtual, Keyboard Light: yes, USB power adapter, USB-Type to Type-C cable, Flyme 7.1.7.0G, 12 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
160 g ( = 5.64 oz / 0.35 pounds), Power Supply: 82 g ( = 2.89 oz / 0.18 pounds)
Price
280 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

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Case

The X8 has a modern design and a glass back that also houses the dual rear-facing cameras, the LED flash and the fingerprint sensor. The X8 has a metal frame that looks premium and feels stable. The transitions between materials are tight and even across our review unit. Meizu offers the X8 in black, blue and grey, which refers to both the frame and the back glass. It is worth noting that the power and volume buttons have some play in their housings, although the SIM card slot sits flush and firmly in the frame on the left-hand side of the device.

The X8 has a comparatively high screen-to-body ratio with its narrow bezels and correspondingly has a smaller footprint than our comparison devices. Our review unit is also lighter than our comparison devices, but it is marginally thicker than the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite. Overall, the X8 feels comfortable in our hands thanks to its rounded edges, and it is relatively light too.

Meizu X8
Meizu X8
Meizu X8
Meizu X8
Meizu X8
Meizu X8
Meizu X8
Meizu X8

Size Comparison

156.4 mm / 6.16 inch 75.8 mm / 2.98 inch 7.5 mm / 0.2953 inch 169 g0.3726 lbs153.7 mm / 6.05 inch 75.8 mm / 2.98 inch 9.3 mm / 0.3661 inch 201 g0.4431 lbs154.8 mm / 6.09 inch 73.6 mm / 2.9 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 162 g0.3571 lbs153.4 mm / 6.04 inch 74.4 mm / 2.93 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 165 g0.3638 lbs151.2 mm / 5.95 inch 74.6 mm / 2.94 inch 7.8 mm / 0.3071 inch 160 g0.3527 lbs

Connectivity

Meizu has equipped the X8 with a Snapdragon 710 SoC that integrates an Adreno 616 GPU, while our review unit also has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of eMMC flash storage. Alternatively, there is a 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage version as we mentioned earlier. The X8 has dual-SIM functionality too, but the device does not support microSD expansion.

The Type-C port operates at the USB 2.0 standard, which delivers slower transfer speeds than USB 3.1 Gen1 or Gen2 ports. The inclusion of a headphone jack is welcome, as is a fingerprint reader. The lack of NFC is disappointing though.

Software

The X8 ships with Android 8.1 Oreo, while our review unit arrived with September 2018 security patches. Meizu adds its Flyme OS atop of 8.1 Oreo; our review unit runs version 7.1.7.0G, for reference. Flyme makes only minor visual adjustments compared to stock Android and restructures the settings menu, so it should not take long to acclimatise to navigating through the OS.

Oddly, some language packs like German are missing translations, which leaves UI elements untranslated. The keyboard app must also be manually switched to a different layout even if a language pack is applied. Meizu preinstalls some apps too, but these can be uninstalled.

Unfortunately, the X8 cannot stream services like Amazon Prime Video or Netflix in HD as it lacks the sufficient DRM certification. Only devices that are DRM Widevine L1-certified can stream HD content, but the X8 is only L3-certified. Moreover, the certification cannot be changed via a software update, so you will only be able to stream Amazon or Netflix platforms such as Netflix or Amazon Prime in standard definition (SD).

Default home screen
Default home screen
Default home screen
Default home screen
Preinstalled Meizu apps
Preinstalled Meizu apps
Preinstalled games
Preinstalled games
Quick Settings menu
Quick Settings menu
Quick Settings menu customisation
Quick Settings menu customisation
Storage information
Storage information
Device information
Device information

Communication & GPS

The X8 supports most GSM, 3G and LTE frequencies, while it also utilises LTE Cat.12 for up to 600 Mb/s download and 100 Mb/s upload speeds. The X8 supports dual-SIM LTE too, but it does not have voice over LTE (VoLTE) or Wi-Fi calling (VoWiFi) functionality.

The device also supports Bluetooth 5.0 and modern Wi-Fi standards up to IEEE 802.11ac, which allows it to connect to 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz networks. Our review unit achieved above-average results in iperf3 Client Wi-Fi tests and finished in the upper midfield in our comparison tables. The X8 averaged 309 Mb/s in the download test and 252 Mb/s in the upload portion of iperf3 Client.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
356 (min: 342, max: 371) MBit/s ∼100% +15%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
336 (min: 200, max: 344) MBit/s ∼94% +9%
Meizu X8
Adreno 616, 710, 64 GB eMMC Flash
309 (min: 290, max: 318) MBit/s ∼87%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 939, n=449)
228 MBit/s ∼64% -26%
Oukitel U23
Mali-G71 MP2, Helio P23 MT6763V, 64 GB eMMC Flash
70.1 (min: 23, max: 83) MBit/s ∼20% -77%
Honor 10 Lite
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 64 GB eMMC Flash
48.4 (min: 42, max: 52) MBit/s ∼14% -84%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
335 (min: 313, max: 342) MBit/s ∼100% +33%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
285 (min: 142, max: 294) MBit/s ∼85% +13%
Meizu X8
Adreno 616, 710, 64 GB eMMC Flash
252 (min: 185, max: 296) MBit/s ∼75%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 703, n=449)
217 MBit/s ∼65% -14%
Oukitel U23
Mali-G71 MP2, Helio P23 MT6763V, 64 GB eMMC Flash
78.7 (min: 21, max: 90) MBit/s ∼23% -69%
Honor 10 Lite
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 64 GB eMMC Flash
41.3 (min: 29, max: 56) MBit/s ∼12% -84%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø308 (290-318)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø252 (185-296)
GPS Test: Outdoors
GPS Test: Outdoors
GPS Test: Indoors
GPS Test: Indoors

The X8 uses BeiDou, GLONASS and GPS for location services and achieves a satellite fix of up to four metres outside. Location accuracy dropped to 25 metres when we tested our review unit inside, but this is still an acceptable value for a midrange smartphone.

We also subjected the X8 to a bike ride to compare its location accuracy against our reference Garmin Edge 500. Our review unit deviated by 30 metres compared to the route that the Garmin plotted, which is impressively accurate. The X8 generally did a good job at recording our route accurately through corners, but it occasionally wavered when we were cycling along a straight road. Overall though, the X8 is accurate enough for all general navigation tasks.

GPS Test: Meizu X8 – Overview
GPS Test: Meizu X8 – Overview
GPS Test: Meizu X8 – Cycling around a lake
GPS Test: Meizu X8 – Cycling around a lake
GPS Test: Meizu X8 – Loop
GPS Test: Meizu X8 – Loop
GPS Test: Garmin Edge 500 – Overview
GPS Test: Garmin Edge 500 – Overview
GPS Test: Garmin Edge 500 – Cycling around a lake
GPS Test: Garmin Edge 500 – Cycling around a lake
GPS Test: Garmin Edge 500 – Loop
GPS Test: Garmin Edge 500 – Loop

Telephone Features & Call Quality

Dialler
Dialler

Meizu preinstalls its suite of telephony apps, but the Phone app functions just as other apps do with quick access to the numeric keypad and your contacts. There are missing translations here too, but these should not interfere with using the device.

Our review unit has decent call quality with both sides of the call sounding clear throughout our tests. The microphone does a good job at filtering background noise, and you should have no issues with making calls even from noisy environments.

Cameras

Taking a photo with the front-facing camera
Taking a photo with the front-facing camera

The X8 has impressive cameras, at least on paper. Meizu has equipped the device with a 20 MP front-facing sensor that has an f/2.0 aperture and dual rear-facing cameras. The former takes detailed photos and separates objects clearly. However, photos generally look too overexposed for our liking and colour reproduction is rather dull. The default camera app has a beauty mode and numerous filters like many camera apps. There is no manual mode though.

The main rear-facing camera is a 12 MP sensor that has an f/1.9 aperture, which is supported by a 5 MP secondary sensor. Our review unit takes decent photos even in uneven lighting conditions, but objects lack separation when looked at closely and there is noticeable image noise.

Macro photos have plenty of detail though, and the 12 MP sensor does a good job at delineating between areas of colour, although objects look more blurry the closer they are to the edge of the photo. Low-light pictures look good on the surface too, as demonstrated below by scene 3. The toy bunny and the Android figurine are exposed well, while the electric candle does not look any more overexposed than the LG V40 manages. However, the picture is a blurry mess when looked at more closely, with the pattern on the t-shirt being completely lost and the fur lacking any depth.

The default camera app has a manual mode that contains settings for adjusting the brightness, focus, shutter speed, ISO, and white balance, which may allow you to capture better low-light shots. The resolution is fixed though, and you can only switch between shooting in 4:3, 16:9 or 18:9.

Video-recordings are equivalent in quality to and have the same limitations as photos. The X8 has an image stabiliser though, which compensates for a small amount of camera shake. The default camera app has options for setting the resolution to 480p, 720p, 1080p or 4K. 480p is shot in 4:3, for reference, while the camera app records in the other three resolutions at 16:9. There are no manual or slow-motion modes.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Scene 1Scene 2Scene 3
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ColorChecker Passport: The lower half of each area of colour displays the reference colour
ColorChecker Passport: The lower half of each area of colour displays the reference colour

We also subjected our review unit to further camera tests under controlled lighting conditions. The X8 reproduces colours too brightly compared to the ColorChecker Passport reference colours with exception to black tones, which it reproduces almost perfectly. The device also reproduces our test chart sharply. Fine details and structures are visible across the entire picture, although contrast levels drop off in the lower corners of the chart.

A photo of our test chart
A photo of our test chart
Our test chart in detail

Accessories & Warranty

Meizu includes a power supply, a charging cable and a SIM tool in the box along with some legal and warranty information. The company does not currently sell any X8 specific accessories, but it does sell headphones, power banks and a smart personal scale.

The X8 comes with 12 months manufacturer’s warranty. Meizu has only a handful of service centres worldwide though, so sending the device back for a warranty repair may end up becoming a costly and lengthy process. Hence, we would suggest researching the pitfalls of importing a device from China before you decide to buy the X8.

Generally, we would recommend purchasing any device from a trusted retailer that also supplies its own warranty. Please see our Guarantees, Return policies and Warranties FAQ for country-specific information.

Input Devices & Operation

Meizu preinstalls TouchPal as the default keyboard on the X8, which functions much like other keyboards. You can always install another keyboard, many of which are downloadable from the Google Play Store.

Our review unit’s touchscreen responded well throughout testing, but occasionally it would not recognise our fingers if they were too dry or if we tried to press something too quickly. The glass covering the touchscreen has a smooth finish on which it is easy to perform multi-finger gestures like drag and drop movements.

The accelerometer generally worked well throughout our tests too, but we cannot say the same thing for the fingerprint sensor. The sensor typically recognised our fingers immediately, but it occasionally took two attempts before our review unit would unlock.

Using the default keyboard in portrait mode
Using the default keyboard in portrait mode
Using the default keyboard in landscape mode
Using the default keyboard in landscape mode

Display

Sub-pixel array
Sub-pixel array

The X8 has a 6.15-inch IPS display that operates natively at 2220x1080. Our review unit achieved an average maximum brightness of 511 cd/m² according to X-Rite i1Pro 2, which is between 9% and 24% brighter than our comparison devices. Similarly, the device achieved 518 cd/m² with its ambient light sensor activated, which rose to 527 cd/m² in the more realistic APL50 test. The display is 86% evenly lit too, which is on par with our comparison devices.

546
cd/m²
522
cd/m²
473
cd/m²
541
cd/m²
520
cd/m²
467
cd/m²
539
cd/m²
511
cd/m²
477
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 546 cd/m² Average: 510.7 cd/m² Minimum: 2.16 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 86 %
Center on Battery: 520 cd/m²
Contrast: 1625:1 (Black: 0.32 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.8 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 7.3 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
99.9% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.51
Meizu X8
IPS, 2220x1080, 6.15
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
IPS, 2280x1080, 6.26
Oukitel U23
IPS, 2246x1080, 6.18
Honor 10 Lite
IPS, 2340x1080, 6.21
Umidigi Z2 Pro
IPS, 2246x1080, 6.2
Screen
8%
25%
6%
-19%
Brightness middle
520
421
-19%
472
-9%
467
-10%
479
-8%
Brightness
511
389
-24%
459
-10%
446
-13%
466
-9%
Brightness Distribution
86
85
-1%
92
7%
89
3%
73
-15%
Black Level *
0.32
0.33
-3%
0.13
59%
0.58
-81%
0.27
16%
Contrast
1625
1276
-21%
3631
123%
805
-50%
1774
9%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.8
3.4
41%
5.5
5%
1.5
74%
8.2
-41%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
10.4
5.9
43%
9.1
12%
4.5
57%
16.2
-56%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
7.3
3.9
47%
6.1
16%
2.4
67%
10.5
-44%
Gamma
2.51 88%
2.26 97%
2.31 95%
2.22 99%
2.47 89%
CCT
8623 75%
7330 89%
8152 80%
6387 102%
9193 71%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 2315 Hz ≤ 24 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 2315 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 24 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 2315 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9279 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The X8 has a comparatively high black value, which X-Rite i1Pro 2 measures at 0.32 cd/m², but the display’s high maximum brightness helps it achieve an impressive 1,625:1 contrast ratio. Colours generally are separated well too, but black tones have a slight grey haze to them.

We also subjected our review unit to CalMAN analysis, which demonstrated that colours have a distinct blue tint and are slightly redder than they should be. Meizu does include an option in Settings to adjust the colour temperature between hot and cold, which can somewhat correct for the colour reproduction inaccuracies.  There is an eye-saver mode too that filters blue light to limit eye strain when using the X8 at night. The mode can be activated manually or timed to switch on between certain times.

CalMAN: Colour Accuracy
CalMAN: Colour Accuracy
CalMAN: Colour Space
CalMAN: Colour Space
CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Colour Saturation
CalMAN: Colour Saturation

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
28.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 10 ms rise
↘ 18.8 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 67 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
48 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 20.4 ms rise
↘ 27.6 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 78 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (39.6 ms).

The X8 is easy to use outdoors thanks to its bright display, although reflections will make the screen look washed-out on sunny days. The device remains readable, but we would recommend finding a shady spot where possible. You should have no readability issues with using the X8 in the sun on most days though.

Using the Meizu X8 outdoors
Using the Meizu X8 outdoors
Using the Meizu X8 outdoors
Using the Meizu X8 outdoors

Our review unit also has stable viewing angles thanks to its IPS panel. We noticed no brightness, colour or image distortions even at acute viewing angles. Hence, the X8 should remain readable from practically any angle, and only strong reflections will obscure your view.

Viewing angles
Viewing angles
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance

Meizu equips the X8 with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC that integrates an Adreno 616 GPU, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of eMMC flash storage, which should combine to run even demanding apps smoothly. There is a 6 GB RAM and 128 GB of internal storage version, as we mentioned at the start of this review.

The X8 achieved impressive results in synthetic benchmarks and often finished first in our comparison tables, although occasionally the Umidigi Z2 Pro and the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite relegate our review unit to second place. However, while the system remained mostly fluid throughout testing, apps would sometimes only open after the second or third press. These lags would appear for no reason too, so we are unsure whether this is a software or touchscreen-related issue.

Please note that we included the Lenovo Z5 Pro and the Nokia 8.1 to compare the X8 against other Snapdragon 710 SoC-powered devices. Our review unit competes well in this regard too and only finishes up to 10% behind in synthetic benchmarks. Most benchmark results are identical among the three devices though, so you can expect equivalent performance in daily use.

Geekbench 4.4
Compute RenderScript Score (sort by value)
Meizu X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
6601 Points ∼97%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
5640 Points ∼83% -15%
Oukitel U23
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 6144
3293 Points ∼48% -50%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
3157 Points ∼46% -52%
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
6775 Points ∼99% +3%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
6813 Points ∼100% +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (6601 - 6813, n=4)
6714 Points ∼99% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (663 - 21070, n=325)
4691 Points ∼69% -29%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Meizu X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
5845 Points ∼99%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
5893 Points ∼100% +1%
Oukitel U23
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 6144
4206 Points ∼71% -28%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
5266 Points ∼89% -10%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
Points ∼0% -100%
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
5754 Points ∼98% -2%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
5856 Points ∼99% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (5754 - 5917, n=4)
5843 Points ∼99% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (883 - 11598, n=384)
4726 Points ∼80% -19%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Meizu X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
1813 Points ∼99%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
1621 Points ∼89% -11%
Oukitel U23
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 6144
912 Points ∼50% -50%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
1523 Points ∼83% -16%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
Points ∼0% -100%
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
1829 Points ∼100% +1%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
1799 Points ∼98% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (1799 - 1833, n=4)
1819 Points ∼99% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (390 - 4824, n=384)
1426 Points ∼78% -21%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Meizu X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
6616 Points ∼90%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
6052 Points ∼82% -9%
Oukitel U23
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 6144
4914 Points ∼67% -26%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
5803 Points ∼79% -12%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
7384 Points ∼100% +12%
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
6806 Points ∼92% +3%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
6887 Points ∼93% +4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (6453 - 6887, n=4)
6691 Points ∼91% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 11440, n=388)
5333 Points ∼72% -19%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Meizu X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
7620 Points ∼77%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
6274 Points ∼63% -18%
Oukitel U23
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 6144
6478 Points ∼65% -15%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
7160 Points ∼72% -6%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
9893 Points ∼100% +30%
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
8414 Points ∼85% +10%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
8309 Points ∼84% +9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (7041 - 8414, n=4)
7846 Points ∼79% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 14946, n=556)
5785 Points ∼58% -24%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Meizu X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
2492 Points ∼90%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
2758 Points ∼100% +11%
Oukitel U23
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 6144
1877 Points ∼68% -25%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
2070 Points ∼75% -17%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
2013 Points ∼73% -19%
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
1932 Points ∼70% -22%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
2534 Points ∼92% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (1840 - 2534, n=4)
2200 Points ∼80% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 4683, n=396)
1981 Points ∼72% -21%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Meizu X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
1871 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
1265 Points ∼68% -32%
Oukitel U23
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 6144
419 Points ∼22% -78%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
839 Points ∼45% -55%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
881 Points ∼47% -53%
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
1862 Points ∼100% 0%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
1845 Points ∼99% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (1845 - 1875, n=4)
1863 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 8374, n=396)
1787 Points ∼96% -4%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Meizu X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
1981 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
1438 Points ∼73% -27%
Oukitel U23
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 6144
504 Points ∼25% -75%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
967 Points ∼49% -51%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1007 Points ∼51% -49%
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
1876 Points ∼95% -5%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
1964 Points ∼99% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (1867 - 1981, n=4)
1922 Points ∼97% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 6916, n=397)
1658 Points ∼84% -16%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Meizu X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
2526 Points ∼91%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
2751 Points ∼99% +9%
Oukitel U23
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 6144
1888 Points ∼68% -25%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
2067 Points ∼75% -18%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
2765 Points ∼100% +9%
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
2184 Points ∼79% -14%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
2516 Points ∼91% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (1862 - 2526, n=4)
2272 Points ∼82% -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 4703, n=424)
1893 Points ∼68% -25%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Meizu X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
2887 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
2015 Points ∼70% -30%
Oukitel U23
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 6144
654 Points ∼23% -77%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
1246 Points ∼43% -57%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1423 Points ∼49% -51%
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
2884 Points ∼100% 0%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
2855 Points ∼99% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (2841 - 2887, n=4)
2867 Points ∼99% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 20154, n=424)
2386 Points ∼83% -17%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Meizu X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
2798 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
2142 Points ∼77% -23%
Oukitel U23
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 6144
765 Points ∼27% -73%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
1367 Points ∼49% -51%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1595 Points ∼57% -43%
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
2690 Points ∼96% -4%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
2772 Points ∼99% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (2544 - 2798, n=4)
2701 Points ∼97% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 10427, n=424)
2004 Points ∼72% -28%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Meizu X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
2447 Points ∼89%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
2759 Points ∼100% +13%
Oukitel U23
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 6144
1778 Points ∼64% -27%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
2326 Points ∼84% -5%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
2512 Points ∼91% +3%
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
2054 Points ∼74% -16%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
2514 Points ∼91% +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (2054 - 2514, n=4)
2365 Points ∼86% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (486 - 4519, n=476)
1888 Points ∼68% -23%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Meizu X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
1714 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
1193 Points ∼70% -30%
Oukitel U23
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 6144
402 Points ∼23% -77%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
683 Points ∼40% -60%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
815 Points ∼48% -52%
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
1709 Points ∼100% 0%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
1702 Points ∼99% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (1702 - 1714, n=4)
1709 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 7150, n=476)
1478 Points ∼86% -14%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Meizu X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
1836 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
1365 Points ∼74% -26%
Oukitel U23
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 6144
486 Points ∼26% -74%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
810 Points ∼44% -56%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
959 Points ∼52% -48%
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
1774 Points ∼97% -3%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
1834 Points ∼100% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (1774 - 1836, n=4)
1819 Points ∼99% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 6319, n=477)
1423 Points ∼78% -22%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Meizu X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
2495 Points ∼92%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
2719 Points ∼100% +9%
Oukitel U23
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 6144
1774 Points ∼65% -29%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
2282 Points ∼84% -9%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
2587 Points ∼95% +4%
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
1878 Points ∼69% -25%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
2467 Points ∼91% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (1878 - 2495, n=4)
2310 Points ∼85% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 4540, n=516)
1754 Points ∼65% -30%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Meizu X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
2757 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
1929 Points ∼70% -30%
Oukitel U23
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 6144
623 Points ∼23% -77%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
1137 Points ∼41% -59%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1112 Points ∼40% -60%
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
2767 Points ∼100% 0%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
2763 Points ∼100% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (2725 - 2767, n=4)
2753 Points ∼99% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 11302, n=515)
1936 Points ∼70% -30%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Meizu X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
2694 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
2062 Points ∼77% -23%
Oukitel U23
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 6144
728 Points ∼27% -73%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
1280 Points ∼48% -52%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1273 Points ∼47% -53%
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
2490 Points ∼92% -8%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
2691 Points ∼100% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (2490 - 2694, n=4)
2630 Points ∼98% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 8165, n=518)
1674 Points ∼62% -38%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Meizu X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
14621 Points ∼62%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
20437 Points ∼86% +40%
Oukitel U23
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 6144
12577 Points ∼53% -14%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
11211 Points ∼47% -23%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
23697 Points ∼100% +62%
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
14570 Points ∼61% 0%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
14820 Points ∼63% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (13760 - 14820, n=4)
14443 Points ∼61% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 45072, n=676)
14217 Points ∼60% -3%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Meizu X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
38920 Points ∼98%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
29116 Points ∼73% -25%
Oukitel U23
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 6144
12065 Points ∼30% -69%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
19546 Points ∼49% -50%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
20991 Points ∼53% -46%
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
39161 Points ∼99% +1%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
39655 Points ∼100% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (37157 - 39655, n=4)
38723 Points ∼98% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 209204, n=674)
22183 Points ∼56% -43%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Meizu X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
28423 Points ∼98%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
26605 Points ∼92% -6%
Oukitel U23
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 6144
12134 Points ∼42% -57%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
16775 Points ∼58% -41%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
21538 Points ∼75% -24%
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
28454 Points ∼98% 0%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
28895 Points ∼100% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (26967 - 28895, n=4)
28185 Points ∼98% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 97276, n=674)
17924 Points ∼62% -37%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Meizu X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
65 fps ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
50 fps ∼77% -23%
Oukitel U23
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 6144
24 fps ∼37% -63%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
39 fps ∼60% -40%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
37 fps ∼57% -43%
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
65 fps ∼100% 0%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
65 fps ∼100% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (65 - 65, n=4)
65 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.5 - 322, n=694)
38.1 fps ∼59% -41%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Meizu X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
56 fps ∼98%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
47 fps ∼82% -16%
Oukitel U23
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 6144
23 fps ∼40% -59%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
36 fps ∼63% -36%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
31 fps ∼54% -45%
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
55 fps ∼96% -2%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
57 fps ∼100% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (54 - 57, n=4)
55.5 fps ∼97% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 120, n=703)
28.1 fps ∼49% -50%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Meizu X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
33 fps ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
22 fps ∼67% -33%
Oukitel U23
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 6144
11 fps ∼33% -67%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
21 fps ∼64% -36%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
20 fps ∼61% -39%
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
32 fps ∼97% -3%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
32 fps ∼97% -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (32 - 33, n=4)
32.5 fps ∼98% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.8 - 175, n=600)
21.9 fps ∼66% -34%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Meizu X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
31 fps ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
21 fps ∼68% -32%
Oukitel U23
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 6144
11 fps ∼35% -65%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
19 fps ∼61% -39%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
18 fps ∼58% -42%
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
29 fps ∼94% -6%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
31 fps ∼100% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (27 - 31, n=4)
29.5 fps ∼95% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 115, n=609)
19.4 fps ∼63% -37%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Meizu X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
23 fps ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
15 fps ∼65% -35%
Oukitel U23
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 6144
7.2 fps ∼31% -69%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
14 fps ∼61% -39%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
12 fps ∼52% -48%
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
23 fps ∼100% 0%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
23 fps ∼100% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (23 - 23, n=4)
23 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.87 - 117, n=466)
17.9 fps ∼78% -22%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Meizu X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
22 fps ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
14 fps ∼64% -36%
Oukitel U23
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 6144
6.9 fps ∼31% -69%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
13 fps ∼59% -41%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
11 fps ∼50% -50%
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
20 fps ∼91% -9%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
22 fps ∼100% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (19 - 22, n=4)
20.8 fps ∼95% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 110, n=468)
16.7 fps ∼76% -24%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Meizu X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
8.4 fps ∼84%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
5.1 fps ∼51% -39%
Oukitel U23
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 6144
1.5 fps ∼15% -82%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
4 fps ∼40% -52%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
4.1 fps ∼41% -51%
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
5.9 fps ∼59% -30%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
8.2 fps ∼82% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (5.9 - 8.4, n=4)
7.35 fps ∼74% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=189)
9.99 fps ∼100% +19%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Meizu X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
5.2 fps ∼67%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
3.2 fps ∼41% -38%
Oukitel U23
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 6144
2.4 fps ∼31% -54%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
2.6 fps ∼33% -50%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
2.6 fps ∼33% -50%
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
7.8 fps ∼100% +50%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
5 fps ∼64% -4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (4.9 - 7.8, n=4)
5.73 fps ∼73% +10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 33, n=188)
6.98 fps ∼89% +34%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Meizu X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
13 fps ∼88%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
8.1 fps ∼55% -38%
Oukitel U23
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 6144
4 fps ∼27% -69%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
6.4 fps ∼44% -51%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
6.6 fps ∼45% -49%
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
12 fps ∼82% -8%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
13 fps ∼88% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (11 - 13, n=4)
12.3 fps ∼84% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=193)
14.7 fps ∼100% +13%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Meizu X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
14 fps ∼85%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
8.5 fps ∼52% -39%
Oukitel U23
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 6144
4.2 fps ∼26% -70%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
7 fps ∼43% -50%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
7.2 fps ∼44% -49%
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
14 fps ∼85% 0%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
14 fps ∼85% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (13 - 14, n=4)
13.8 fps ∼84% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 87, n=193)
16.4 fps ∼100% +17%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Meizu X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
13 fps ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
9 fps ∼69% -31%
Oukitel U23
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 6144
4.2 fps ∼32% -68%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
7.6 fps ∼58% -42%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
7.1 fps ∼55% -45%
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
13 fps ∼100% 0%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
13 fps ∼100% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (13 - 13, n=4)
13 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 73, n=391)
12.2 fps ∼94% -6%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Meizu X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
12 fps ∼92%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
8.4 fps ∼65% -30%
Oukitel U23
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 6144
4.1 fps ∼32% -66%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
6.8 fps ∼52% -43%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
6.7 fps ∼52% -44%
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
13 fps ∼100% +8%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
12 fps ∼92% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (11 - 13, n=4)
12 fps ∼92% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.1 - 60, n=395)
10.9 fps ∼84% -9%
Basemark GPU
1920x1080 OpenGL Medium Offscreen (sort by value)
Meizu X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
15.49 fps ∼18%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
11.7 fps ∼13% -24%
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
14.76 (min: 9.21, max: 22.89) fps ∼17% -5%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
14.3 fps ∼16% -8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (14.3 - 15.5, n=3)
14.9 fps ∼17% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (8.24 - 4528, n=63)
88.2 fps ∼100% +469%
Vulkan Medium Native (sort by value)
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
7.78 fps ∼12%
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
10.1 (min: 5.67, max: 14.56) fps ∼16%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
12.1 fps ∼19%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (10.1 - 12.1, n=2)
11.1 fps ∼17%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.57 - 2850, n=56)
64.8 fps ∼100%
1920x1080 Vulkan Medium Offscreen (sort by value)
Meizu X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
12.27 fps ∼12%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
8.99 fps ∼9% -27%
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
11.39 (min: 6.75, max: 29.89) fps ∼11% -7%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
13 fps ∼13% +6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (11.4 - 13, n=3)
12.2 fps ∼12% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.88 - 4462, n=53)
101 fps ∼100% +723%
AnTuTu v7 - Total Score (sort by value)
Meizu X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
166709 Points ∼98%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
143551 Points ∼85% -14%
Oukitel U23
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 6144
94789 Points ∼56% -43%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
129928 Points ∼77% -22%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
137018 Points ∼81% -18%
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
159128 Points ∼94% -5%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
169262 Points ∼100% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (155113 - 169262, n=4)
162553 Points ∼96% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (17073 - 462516, n=295)
143117 Points ∼85% -14%
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score (sort by value)
Meizu X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
137134 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
118773 Points ∼86% -13%
Oukitel U23
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 6144
73075 Points ∼53% -47%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
110668 Points ∼80% -19%
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
137693 Points ∼100% 0%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
135848 Points ∼99% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (135848 - 137693, n=3)
136892 Points ∼99% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5600 - 293444, n=490)
87858 Points ∼64% -36%
VRMark - Amber Room (sort by value)
Meizu X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
1708 Score ∼78%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1119 Score ∼51% -34%
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
1708 Score ∼78% 0%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
1681 Score ∼77% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (1681 - 1708, n=3)
1699 Score ∼78% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (119 - 5025, n=60)
2188 Score ∼100% +28%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Meizu X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
1098 Points ∼95%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
1086 Points ∼94% -1%
Oukitel U23
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 6144
10 Points ∼1% -99%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
1004 Points ∼86% -9%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1161 Points ∼100% +6%
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
1070 Points ∼92% -3%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
1077 Points ∼93% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (1070 - 1135, n=4)
1095 Points ∼94% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7 - 1745, n=635)
760 Points ∼65% -31%
Graphics (sort by value)
Meizu X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
3055 Points ∼98%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
2293 Points ∼74% -25%
Oukitel U23
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 6144
949 Points ∼31% -69%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
1470 Points ∼47% -52%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1532 Points ∼49% -50%
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
3102 Points ∼100% +2%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
3086 Points ∼99% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (2906 - 3102, n=4)
3037 Points ∼98% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (18 - 16996, n=635)
2070 Points ∼67% -32%
Memory (sort by value)
Meizu X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
3059 Points ∼97%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
2269 Points ∼72% -26%
Oukitel U23
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 6144
1403 Points ∼45% -54%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
2969 Points ∼94% -3%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
2721 Points ∼86% -11%
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
3009 Points ∼96% -2%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
2947 Points ∼94% -4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (2947 - 3575, n=4)
3148 Points ∼100% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (21 - 7500, n=635)
1530 Points ∼49% -50%
System (sort by value)
Meizu X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
5782 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
5237 Points ∼91% -9%
Oukitel U23
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 6144
3290 Points ∼57% -43%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
5026 Points ∼87% -13%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
3987 Points ∼69% -31%
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
5603 Points ∼97% -3%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
5681 Points ∼98% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (5603 - 5782, n=4)
5675 Points ∼98% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (369 - 14189, n=635)
2994 Points ∼52% -48%
Overall (sort by value)
Meizu X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
2775 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
2332 Points ∼84% -16%
Oukitel U23
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 6144
455 Points ∼16% -84%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
2167 Points ∼78% -22%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
2096 Points ∼76% -24%
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
2735 Points ∼99% -1%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
2731 Points ∼98% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (2731 - 2855, n=4)
2774 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 6097, n=635)
1501 Points ∼54% -46%
Basemark ES 3.1 / Metal - offscreen Overall Score (sort by value)
Meizu X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
479 Points ∼65%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
413 Points ∼56% -14%
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
488 Points ∼66% +2%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
482 Points ∼65% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (479 - 488, n=3)
483 Points ∼65% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (35 - 2754, n=104)
740 Points ∼100% +54%

The X8 also claims first place in our browser benchmark comparison tables. Browsing the web remained quick and felt smooth throughout our tests too.

JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Nokia 8.1 (Chrome 71)
66.048 Points ∼100% +1%
Lenovo Z5 Pro (Chrome 72)
65.987 Points ∼100% +1%
Meizu X8 (Chrome 72)
65.331 Points ∼99%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 (50.5 - 66, n=4)
62 Points ∼94% -5%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite (Chrome 71)
52.897 Points ∼80% -19%
Honor 10 Lite (Chrome 71)
49.221 Points ∼75% -25%
Umidigi Z2 Pro (Chrome 69)
45.789 Points ∼69% -30%
Average of class Smartphone (10 - 302, n=532)
41.9 Points ∼63% -36%
Oukitel U23 (Chrome 71)
25.897 Points ∼39% -60%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Meizu X8 (Chrome 72)
12802 Points ∼100%
Nokia 8.1 (Chrome 71)
12717 Points ∼99% -1%
Lenovo Z5 Pro (Chrome 72)
12209 Points ∼95% -5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 (10885 - 12802, n=4)
12153 Points ∼95% -5%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite (Chrome 71)
10378 Points ∼81% -19%
Honor 10 Lite (Chrome 71)
9423 Points ∼74% -26%
Umidigi Z2 Pro (Chrome 69)
8626 Points ∼67% -33%
Average of class Smartphone (894 - 49388, n=693)
6801 Points ∼53% -47%
Oukitel U23 (Chrome 71)
4862 Points ∼38% -62%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Oukitel U23 (Chrome 71)
11308.8 ms * ∼100% -270%
Average of class Smartphone (571 - 59466, n=718)
10523 ms * ∼93% -244%
Umidigi Z2 Pro (Chrome 69)
4309 ms * ∼38% -41%
Honor 10 Lite (Chrome 71)
4119.7 ms * ∼36% -35%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite (Chrome 71)
3879.5 ms * ∼34% -27%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 (3035 - 3800, n=4)
3267 ms * ∼29% -7%
Lenovo Z5 Pro (Chrome 72)
3176.5 ms * ∼28% -4%
Meizu X8 (Chrome 72)
3057.7 ms * ∼27%
Nokia 8.1 (Chrome 71)
3034.9 ms * ∼27% +1%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Nokia 8.1 (Chrome 71)
72 Points ∼100% +3%
Lenovo Z5 Pro (Chrome 72)
71 Points ∼99% +1%
Meizu X8 (Chrome 72)
70 Points ∼97%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 (58 - 72, n=4)
67.8 Points ∼94% -3%
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 184, n=165)
67 Points ∼93% -4%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite (Chrome 71)
62 Points ∼86% -11%
Honor 10 Lite (Chrome 71)
62 Points ∼86% -11%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
54 Points ∼75% -23%
WebXPRT 2015 - Overall Score
Nokia 8.1 (Chrome 71)
209 Points ∼100% +11%
Lenovo Z5 Pro (Chrome 72)
198 Points ∼95% +5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 (170 - 209, n=4)
192 Points ∼92% +2%
Meizu X8 (Chrome 72)
189 Points ∼90%
Honor 10 Lite (Chrome 71)
178 Points ∼85% -6%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite (Chrome 71)
171 Points ∼82% -10%
Umidigi Z2 Pro (Chrome 69)
167 Points ∼80% -12%
Average of class Smartphone (27 - 362, n=331)
122 Points ∼58% -35%

* ... smaller is better

Our review unit had 52 GB of storage available upon first booting and achieved respectable benchmark results in AndroBench 3-5. In short, the X8 has comparatively fast internal storage, although the Honor 10 Lite has considerably faster random write 4 KB speeds.

Meizu X8Xiaomi Mi 8 LiteOukitel U23Honor 10 LiteUmidigi Z2 ProAverage 64 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-2%
-8%
62%
6%
-1%
-16%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
63.95 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
74.22 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
66.99 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
58.92 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
57.4 (11.2 - 74.7, n=103)
49.2 (1.7 - 87.1, n=428)
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
85.9 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
80.54 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
75.78 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
76.06 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
76.4 (21.1 - 87.2, n=103)
67.5 (8.1 - 96.5, n=428)
Random Write 4KB
16.46
18.75
14%
17.46
6%
66.06
301%
20.34
24%
25 (3.4 - 125, n=116)
52%
22.3 (0.14 - 250, n=752)
35%
Random Read 4KB
81.96
81.25
-1%
53.23
-35%
45.15
-45%
86.22
5%
54.8 (11.4 - 149, n=116)
-33%
47.6 (1.59 - 196, n=752)
-42%
Sequential Write 256KB
203.15
172.43
-15%
207.89
2%
190.55
-6%
188.12
-7%
172 (40 - 246, n=116)
-15%
97.6 (2.99 - 590, n=752)
-52%
Sequential Read 256KB
293.55
282.62
-4%
278.56
-5%
288.55
-2%
292.94
0%
273 (95.6 - 704, n=116)
-7%
275 (12.1 - 1504, n=752)
-6%

Games

The Adreno 616 can handle many modern games like Arena of Valor, Shadow Fight 3 and Asphalt 9: Legends smoothly even at high graphics. Our review unit varied between 25 and 31 FPS in Asphalt 9: Legends at high graphics, while it averaged a stable 59.7 FPS in Shadow Fight 3. Some games take a while to load, but overall the X8 is a competent smartphone on which to play modern games.

However, the touchscreen did not respond reliably during our gaming tests, which is disappointing. The accelerometer worked perfectly though.

Arena of Valor
Arena of Valor
Asphalt 9: Legends
Asphalt 9: Legends
Shadow Fight 3
Shadow Fight 3

Arena of Valor

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; min: Ø31 (26-32)
; high HD: Ø54.5 (46-60)

Asphalt 9: Legends

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; High Quality: Ø29.4 (25-31)
; Standard / low: Ø29.5 (27-31)

Shadow Fight 3

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; high: Ø59.7 (54-60)
; minimal: Ø59.7 (55-60)

Emissions

Temperature

GFXBench: Manhattan 3.1
GFXBench: Manhattan 3.1
GFXBench: ES 2.0
GFXBench: ES 2.0

The X8 generally remained cool even under sustained load, but the bottom third of the display was noticeably hotter than the rest of the device. Our review unit reached a maximum of 33.6 °C at idle, which only rose to 33.8 °C under sustained load. In short, the bottom third of the display will feel warm to the touch at most times, but it should never feel hot.

We also subjected our review unit to GFXBench battery tests to determine how it managed its performance under load. Frame rates varied slightly between benchmark run-throughs, but overall the X8 should not thermal throttle even if you push it hard.

Max. Load
 30.4 °C
87 F
30.5 °C
87 F
33.6 °C
92 F
 
 29.5 °C
85 F
29.4 °C
85 F
33.8 °C
93 F
 
 28.2 °C
83 F
28.3 °C
83 F
32.4 °C
90 F
 
Maximum: 33.8 °C = 93 F
Average: 30.7 °C = 87 F
28 °C
82 F
29.9 °C
86 F
33.9 °C
93 F
28.4 °C
83 F
29.5 °C
85 F
33.1 °C
92 F
27.9 °C
82 F
28.8 °C
84 F
30.2 °C
86 F
Maximum: 33.9 °C = 93 F
Average: 30 °C = 86 F
Power Supply (max.)  27.9 °C = 82 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Voltcraft IR-260
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 30.7 °C / 87 F, compared to the average of 33.1 °C / 92 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 33.8 °C / 93 F, compared to the average of 35.5 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 33.9 °C / 93 F, compared to the average of 34.1 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 29.6 °C / 85 F, compared to the device average of 33.1 °C / 92 F.
Heat map of the top of the device under load
Heat map of the top of the device under load
Heat map of the bottom of the device under load
Heat map of the bottom of the device under load

Speakers

Speaker characteristics
Speaker characteristics

The X8 has a mono speaker that we measured reaching a maximum of 88.3 dB(A) during our tests. The speaker reproduces high tones well, but there is a noticeable lack of mid and low frequencies, which makes music sound listless. In short, the speaker is good enough for occasional media content playback, but we would recommend using headphones or external speakers for a better listening experience. We experienced no issues with the headphone jack or Bluetooth throughout our tests.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2036.637.42528.227.63124.622.7402125.2502834.96327.2238025.424.610023.624.312519.224.31602039.620016.442.32501749.231516.554.540015.658.550014.363.163012.866.38001467.3100014.671.5125014.270.816001474.5200014.177.6250014.479.2315014.278.5400014.676.1500014.180.3630014.679.1800014.7741000015.170.91250014.966.3160001554.4SPL26.688.3N0.870median 14.6median 67.3Delta1.611.534.932.929.427.929.226.923.522.730.932.725.433.32427.620.824.819.929.617.640.617.740.615.641.81749.616.154.215.256.614.657.915.358.414.861.214.264.513.269.614.8731471.613.774.514.679.214.382.914.480.614.775.614.8731571.514.957.226.788.10.861.7median 14.8median 61.21.413hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseMeizu X8Umidigi Z2 Pro
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Meizu X8 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (88.3 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 28.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.9% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 9.5% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (23.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 45% of all tested devices in this class were better, 13% similar, 42% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 66% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 25% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Umidigi Z2 Pro audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (88.1 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 23.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.2% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (6.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(-) | very high highs - on average 15.6% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (28.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 77% of all tested devices in this class were better, 6% similar, 17% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 85% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 11% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Battery Life

Power Consumption

The X8 is a comparatively energy-efficient device, as demonstrated by the table below. Our review unit consumed a minimum of 0.76 W at idle and a maximum of 5.82 W under sustained load, neither of which are impressive values. However, the X8 shines with its average power consumption and finishes second to the Umidigi Z2 Pro in our comparison table. Our review unit consumes more than the average of Snapdragon 710 SoC-powered devices that we have currently tested though.

The X8 comes with a 24 W power supply that takes just over three hours to recharge our test device fully.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.02 / 0.34 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.76 / 2.07 / 2.31 Watt
Load midlight 3.97 / 5.82 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Meizu X8
3210 mAh
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
3350 mAh
Oukitel U23
3500 mAh
Honor 10 Lite
3400 mAh
Umidigi Z2 Pro
3550 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-6%
-7%
-16%
1%
13%
1%
Idle Minimum *
0.76
0.56
26%
1.01
-33%
1
-32%
0.71
7%
0.79 (0.76 - 0.8, n=4)
-4%
0.882 (0.2 - 3.4, n=782)
-16%
Idle Average *
2.07
1.99
4%
2.59
-25%
2.19
-6%
2.01
3%
1.543 (1.2 - 2.07, n=4)
25%
1.74 (0.6 - 6.2, n=781)
16%
Idle Maximum *
2.31
2.05
11%
2.62
-13%
2.2
5%
2.03
12%
1.903 (1.6 - 2.31, n=4)
18%
2.03 (0.74 - 6.6, n=782)
12%
Load Average *
3.97
4.62
-16%
3.26
18%
4.64
-17%
3.61
9%
3.37 (2.6 - 3.97, n=4)
15%
4.07 (0.8 - 10.8, n=776)
-3%
Load Maximum *
5.82
8.94
-54%
4.81
17%
7.7
-32%
7.34
-26%
5.21 (4.5 - 5.82, n=4)
10%
5.92 (1.2 - 14.2, n=776)
-2%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

The X8 has a 3,210 mAh battery that lasted for 11:31 hours in our Wi-Fi battery life test. Please note that we conduct this test by running a script that simulates the load required to render websites and set the display to approximately 150 cd/m².

Our review unit leads our comparison devices in this test, despite them all having nominally larger batteries than the X8. Overall, the X8 should least a full workday before it needs recharging and perhaps even longer depending on how often you use your smartphone.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Chrome 72)
11h 31min
Meizu X8
3210 mAh
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
3350 mAh
Oukitel U23
3500 mAh
Honor 10 Lite
3400 mAh
Umidigi Z2 Pro
3550 mAh
Battery Runtime
WiFi v1.3
691
547
-21%
564
-18%
484
-30%
669
-3%

Pros

+ modern design
+ good system performance
+ dual-SIM LTE
+ fast Wi-Fi

Cons

- the touchscreen occasionally experiences dropouts
- some UI elements are not translated into different languages
- PWM for controlling brightness
- no NFC

Verdict

In review: Meizu X8. Test device provided by:
In review: Meizu X8. Test device provided by:

The Meizu X8 is an impressive midrange smartphone that you would be forgiven for thinking is more expensive than it is. We were struck by our review unit’s excellent craftsmanship, while its glass and metal construction helps make the device feel premium. The X8 has a modern design too with its narrow bezels, its glass back and its notch, although the inclusion of the latter may divide opinion. Meizu has not concentrated on style over substance either, as the X8 delivers solid system performance thanks to its Snapdragon 710 SoC. We had no complaints about LTE and Wi-Fi performance either.

The Meizu X8 is a well-rounded midrange smartphone that impresses with its modern and premium design. Touchscreen issues cloud an otherwise good experience though.

The X8 also has competitive battery life and camera performance, but it does have some minor weaknesses from which our comparison devices do not suffer. The lack of microSD card support seems like a missed opportunity, but the biggest gripe that we have is with the touchscreen, with which we frequently had issues throughout our tests. We especially noticed input issues in fast-paced games, where the touchscreen would regularly miss quick touches, which became frustrating. Translation issues were also a problem, but please keep the touchscreen issues in mind before purchasing the X8 as we cannot confirm whether they are a problem just with our review unit or a wider problem. In short, the Meizu X8 is a solid and affordable midrange smartphone with a potentially infuriating issue.

Meizu X8 - 03/01/2019 v6(old)
Mike Wobker

Chassis
80%
Keyboard
64 / 75 → 85%
Pointing Device
76%
Connectivity
39 / 60 → 65%
Weight
91%
Battery
94%
Display
84%
Games Performance
57 / 63 → 91%
Application Performance
64 / 70 → 91%
Temperature
93%
Noise
100%
Audio
69 / 91 → 76%
Camera
61%
Average
75%
83%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Mike Wobker, 2019-03- 4 (Update: 2019-03- 5)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.