The new Meizu 16T packs in great hardware at an almost unbelievable price point
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Starting with last year's Meizu 15, Chinese OEM Meizu has consistently put out great premium phones. The latest device to carry the company's brand is the Meizu 16T, and it manages to deliver, at least on the hardware side of things.
The Meizu 16T features a 6.5-inch AMOLED display. It's a Super AMOLED one, which means the panel was made by Samsung. There's neither a notch nor a pop-up camera, as the 16T sports a bezel. It's an incredibly slim one, though, and looks better than most bezel-less solutions out there. There's a fingerprint reader baked into the display, too.
Under the hood is a Snapdragon 855, the standard flagship SoC of this generation. There are three options of 6/128 GB, 8/128 GB, and 8/256 GB. Of course, storage is super quick, as it's UFS 3.0.
At the back of the 16T is a triple camera setup. There's a 12 MP Sony IMX362 (f/1.9), a 5 MP Samsung 5E9 macro lens (f/1.9), and an 8 MP Samsung 4HR ultra-wide-angle shooter (f/2.2) with a 118-degree FoV. The selfie camera is a 16 MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture. There's support for 4K video at 60 FPS, portrait mode, night mode, and ultra-wide video. The selfie camera is also capable of night mode shots.
Other notable features include stereo speakers, a headphone jack, a 4500 mAh battery, and 18 W mCharge. There's no mention of NFC, ingress protection, or OIS. The phone will run the Android Pie-based Flyme 8.
The 6/128 GB model costs CNY 1,999 (US$280), the 8/128 GB one goes for CNY 2,299 (US$325), and the 8/256 GB trim will set buyers back CNY 2,499 (US$350).
Those are some ridiculously low price tags for the packages on offer. Meizu's software, however, could use some work, and potential buyers would do well to account for that. That aside, though, the 16T offers excellent hardware for the money; perhaps, even, the best in its class.
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