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Meizu isn’t as well-known in the international smartphone market as some other Chinese OEMs. However, it sticks to the USP of all these companies by offering excellent devices with impressive specs and affordable price tags. Some even come with truly unique features that make them stand out from the crowd. Here is a quick roundup of the best Meizu phones currently available!

The best Meizu phones:

  1. Meizu 16s Pro
  2. Meizu 16T
  3. Meizu 16Xs
  4. Meizu 16s
  5. Meizu Note 9

Editor’s note: We will continue to update this list of the best phones by Meizu as more become available.


1. Meizu 16s Pro

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The Meizu 16s Pro is the company’s 2019 flagship and offers everything you’d expect from one, like a powerful processing package that’s backed by more than enough RAM and storage, and a good battery. While Meizu is yet to jump on the quad-cameras for its phones, the 16s Pro comes with a solid triple rear-camera setup.

The 16s Pro also stands out in terms of design because of how “old-school” it is. There are no notches or punch-holes here, and Meizu doesn’t go the all-screen route with a pop-up selfie camera either. Instead, you get a traditional phone design with thin, but noticeable, top and bottom areas. It’s also relatively affordable compared to similarly-specced devices. Of course, make sure to check network compatibility if you decide to import this phone.


Meizu 16s Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.2-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855 Plus
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 48, 20, and 16MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 3,600mAh
  • Software: Android 9 Pie

2. Meizu 16T

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The 16T is Meizu’s most recent release. While it also slots into the flagship category, the 16s Pro manages to trump it in terms of certain specifications and features. The 16T comes with a slightly older, albeit almost equally as powerful, processor and a lower-end camera package.

However, where it manages to get the leg up over its flagship sibling is in the battery department. The 16T comes with a significantly larger battery that may be enough of a selling point for most. The 16T also features a larger display and bolder colorways for those who want it. There aren’t any glaring differences between the 16T and the 16s Pro, but the former is quite a bit cheaper as well.


Meizu 16T specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 12, 8, and 5MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 9 Pie

3. Meizu 16Xs

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Meizu also has some excellent mid-range devices in its smartphone portfolio. The latest addition to this group is the Meizu 16Xs. Meizu’s design language stays largely similar among the “16” series phones, but the 16Xs comes with decidedly mid-range hardware.

That’s not to say that any of it is, bad of course. A solid mid-range processing package powers the device. You get a beautiful Super AMOLED display, good cameras, and impressive battery life. Meizu is known for aggressive pricing, but the 16Xs is quite a bit cheaper than most of the competition in this feature range. It’s certainly the best mid-range Meizu phones you can get.


Meizu 16Xs specs:

  • Display: 6.2-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 675
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Cameras: 48, 8, and 5MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9 Pie

4. Meizu 16s

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The 16s was the company’s first flagship release of 2019. While the Pro iteration is certainly the better buy of the two, the 16s remains a great option for those looking for a high-end smartphone for the price of a mid-ranger.

You get all the specs and features you’d expect from a 2019 flagship. However, where the 16s falls behind when compared to Meizu’s newer releases is in the fact that it comes with a dual rear camera setup. The cameras are still quite impressive, though. And with almost everything else remaining the same between the 16s and the 16s Pro, you can save a decent chunk of money with the former.


Meizu 16s specs:

  • Display: 6.2-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 48, and 20MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 3,600mAh
  • Software: Android 9 Pie

5. Meizu Note 9

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Another excellent mid-range offering from Meizu is the Note 9. The differences between the Note 9 and the 16Xs are along the same lines as that of the 16s and 16s Pro. While most of the specifications and features are the same, the Note 9 comes with dual cameras on the rear. However, the older Note 9 comes with an arguably better selfie shooter.

It also stands out from the rest of Meizu’s current lineup in a couple of distinctive ways. To start with, the Note 9 is Meizu’s only current release to have a notched display. It also features a regular capacitive fingerprint scanner on the back of the phone, while the rest of the devices on this list have under-display sensors. If you’re willing to take the chance with importing this device, you can get a solid mid-ranger for the price of an entry-level smartphone.


Meizu Note 9 specs:

  • Display: 6.2-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 675
  • RAM: 4/6GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Cameras: 48 and 5MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9 Pie

There you have it for this roundup of some of the best Meizu phones you can get right now! We’ll update this post with new models once they hit the market.