It’s hard not to like the sleek look of the new Meizu Pro 6, but once you delve in to the specifications is this a step forward or a step backward compared to the previous Meizu Pro 5.
Meizu are touting the Meizu Pro 6 as the first 10 core smartphone. This is up to debate as the Zopo Speed 8 was announced at MWC this year, but it remains unavailable to buy at this time. So, yes the Pro 6 is the first 10 core you can buy but not the first 10 core phone.
Anyway, with a Helio X25 chipset, 4GB RAM, metal chassis and new 3D Press display the Pro 6 does look impressive at first glance, but is it really better than the previously launched Meizu Pro 5? Let’s take a look at the specifications.
Meizu Pro 5 vs Meizu Pro 6 Specifications[table id=216 /]
Going over the specifications there are a few differences and a few similarities between the two, but which Meizu is the winner for you?
If we look at the Meizu Pro 5, the advantages are a larger 5.7-inch display, the Samsung Exynos chipset (some of you will see this as an advantage others won’t mind the Mediatek chip), but the main point has to be the larger 3050mAh battery.
Then on the other hand the Meizu Pro 6 does have that 10 core Helio X25 chipset, comes with 4GB RAM has standard, and runs Flyme 5.2 based on Android 6.0.
The rest of the hardware is similar. Both phones come with either 32GB or 64GB memory, both phones have the same 5 mega-pixel front camera, and rear Sony IMX230 rear, both have fingerprint scanners and both have metal bodies (in fact the larger 5.7-inch Pro 5 is only 8g heavier than the Pro 6!).
Pricing at launch for both phones wasn’t far off either. The 3GB + 32GB version of the Pro 5 retailed at 2799 Yuan when launched while the 4GB + 64GB version was 3099 Yuan. Today’s Pro 6 launch priced the phones at 2499 Yuan for the 32GB model and 2799 Yuan for the 64GB model. Keep in mind though that Meizu are well known for cutting the pricing of older models, so expect Meizu Pro 5 prices to drop to less than the Pro 6 in the coming weeks.
Looking at the two Meizu flagships side by side I have to admit I do like the look of the new Meizu Pro 6, the ring flash is cool and 3D Press might be interesting to have in the future, but in real world situations and day to day use my head tells me the Meizu Pro 5 is a better deal with it’s larger display, bigger battery and very similar hardware and pricing.
Going over the two Meizu phones which would you chose?