Secondary Camera: 20 MPix , ƒ/2.0
Average of 4 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Meizu X8
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.
Source: Chinahandys.net DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/06/2019
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100%
Source: Andrea Galeazzi IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/23/2019
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 50% display: 69% mobility: 75% workmanship: 75%
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 85%
Model: The Meizu X8 is an affordable but luxury smartphone. It comes with promising hardware for the price it offers. The Meizu X8 benefits from the superb internal structure stacking, as well as innovative bright porcelain stacking process. The provision of Magic Blue makes the Meizu X8 more dazzling under lighting. The Meizu X8 comes with a 6.15" custom screen at 18.5:9. The smooth notch brings up to 89.6% screen-to-body ratio. The COF assembly process, rarely found in other phones at the same price level, brings the Meizu X8 with 1.7 mm left and right bezels and an ultra-narrow bottom bezel. The Meizu X8 is 7.8 mm thick and weighs 160 g. It runs on Android 8.0 (Oreo). The Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 integrates a multi-core artificial intelligence engine, equipping the Meizu X8 with neuron network processing capabilities. With main frequency of 2.2 GHz, users can always enjoy pure performance. The Hexagon 685 AI chip works seamlessly with the CPU and GPU to achieve an efficient balance between battery life and performance. The Meizu X8 offers up to 6 GB RAM and an option of 128 GB flash memory. The Snapdragon 710 processor and Flyme software optimization ensure a better experience.
The Meizu X8 uses the Sony IMX362/Samsung 2L7 as the main camera, which features a f/1.9 enlarged aperture, 1.4 μm large photosensitive area, and 6-element custom lens. Meizu X8 adopts ArcSoft optimization algorithm and dual PD full-pixel dual-core focus, allowing users to shoot rapidly. The 20 MP undoubtedly shows the selfie strength of the Meizu X8. The intelligent Bokeh algorithm and ArcSoft AI beautification algorithm bring out beauty. The bottom layer of Android O intelligently regulates the Meizu X8 for accelerating apps, gaming performance, and slide optimization. The Flyme game mode 3.0 is provided with the "Full attack" feature, which not only automatically allocates memory resource strategies, but also provides high-priority network transmission for a better experience. The 3210 mAh (typical value) battery, under the support of Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 power-saving core and Flyme intelligent battery power allocation mechanism, ensures long battery life. The Meizu X8 comes with a fingerprint recognition sensor at the rear and is also enabled for payment by fingerprint. The front 20 MP camera also supports face unlock 2.0. As a conclusion, the Meizu X8 is a solid mid-range smartphone suitable for many users who look for a decent looking smartphone at a budget. The excellent craftsmanship with glass and metal construction helps make the device feel premium.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
Qualcomm Adreno 616: Integrated (in the Snapdragon 710) graphics card based on the Adreno 600 architecture. According to Qualcomm up to 30% faster than the previous generation (Adreno 512 in the Snapdragon 660). Supports DirectX11_1, Vulkan 1.0, OpenCL 2.0, OpenGL ES 3.2.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
SD 710: Fast mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU Kryo 260 cores (four fast 2.2 GHz cores in a cluster and two power saving cores) and a rather slow Adreno 616 GPU. Manufactured in a modern 10 nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.
Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.
81.95%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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