Is the Helio X25 in the Meizu Pro 6 really that weak ?

Meizu Pro 6

For many people the Meizu Pro 6 launch was quite a disappointment, because the revealed specs are somewhat weaker than expected. We have already covered the detailed comparison with the previous Pro 5 model and the step backwards is evident. But is the Helio X25 chipset used really that weak ?

Dedicated fans at Ifanr pitted the Helio X25 equipped Meizu Pro 6 against Samsung Note 5 with Exynos 7420 (same chipset as in Meizu Pro 5) and Oppo R9 Plus with Snapdragon 652 to find out the answer to that question. And seems like not everything is as bleak as the naysayers painted it.

First test in the obligatory Antutu benchmark 6.1.3 version showed pretty decent result for the Meizu Pro 6, but keep in mind the Samsung Note 5 is equipped with 2K resolution screen so the result is is a bit skewed.

Samsung Note5, OPPO R9 Plus, Meizu PRO6

Geekbench CPU benchmark have spitted out way more impressive numbers so it’s clear the Helio X25 is no slouch in the raw power department.

Samsung Note5, OPPO R9 Plus, Meizu PRO6

Last but not least in the terms of important came the 3D Mark graphic torture test and the Mali-T880MP4 of Helio X25 falls flat against the older Mali-T760MP8 of the Exynos. In this test the real resolution of the screen doesn’t matter so the numbers can be compared more or less accurately. Another little concern is the temperature spike in full load for the Helio X25, nothing crazy bad, but still noticable.

Samsung Note5, OPPO R9 Plus, Meizu PRO6

So what’s the conclusion based on the tests above ? Well it seems like the Helio X25 is not as bad as many people are trying to paint it, but it’s undeniable its not much of an upgrade either. And when you factor in the usage of LPDDR3 and only eMMC5.1 memory instead of LPDDR4 and UFS2.0 memory in the previous Meizu highend model then it’s clear the new Meizu Pro 6 is an underwhelming newcomer right out of the gate.

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