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The Meizu Pro 7 Plus has a worse camera than its predecessor

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The Meizu Pro 7 Plus made its trip over to popular camera benchmarking platform DxOMark over the week, with the Chinese flagship putting up numbers that failed to match what we saw on its predecessor while being significantly worse than any other flagship released this year.
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DxOMark's assessment of Meizu's flagship for the year was anything but stellar, with the camera evaluation website scoring the Chinese device a lukewarm 71 points—100 being the highest possible—a score that isn't exactly terrible but still fails to live up to the expectations one would have from a device in the flagship segment.

Importantly, the Pro 7 Plus, according to DxOMark, offered a palpable drop in camera performance from its predecessor, the Meizu Pro 6s. The 6s scored an impressive 85 points when it was reviewed, placing it in contention with other last-gen flagships like the iPhone 7 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Edge. The Meizu Pro 7 Plus, on the other hand, doesn't even reach those heights, with performance sitting in the bracket of older devices like the Galaxy S6 and Xiaomi's Mi 5S Plus.

It should be noted, however, the Meizu Pro 7 Plus and Meizu Pro 6S were tested using different protocols. The differential in scores between both test protocols are negligible, though, as devices like the Google Pixel and iPhone, when tested using the two protocols, recorded changes of +1 and -1 respectively. That shows that even if both the Pro 7 Plus and Pro 6S were tested on a level playing field, the difference would still be sizeable.

The Meizu Pro 7 Plus is notorious for being the only smartphone in the world to be powered by MediaTek's failed Helio X30 SoC—a chipset that promised to compete with the Snapdragon 835 but failed to deliver in the end. It's also comical that the Pro 7 Plus sees such a drop in performance when it sports an extra rear sensor. More isn't always better, it would seem.

DxOMark scores aren't gospel, of course, but what they do is give users a chance to make inferences based on data rendered on an almost level playing field. 

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Ricci Rox - Senior Tech Writer - 1988 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I like tech, simple as. Half the time, you can catch me writing snarky sales copy. The rest of the time, I'm either keeping readers abreast with the latest happenings in the mobile tech world or watching football. I worked as both a journo and freelance content writer for a couple of years before joining the Notebookcheck team in 2017. Feel free to shoot me some questions on Twitter or Reddit if it so tickles thine fancy.
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Ricci Rox, 2017-12- 1 (Update: 2017-12- 1)