Meizu Pro 7 launches in the Philippines, hands-on preview
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Meizu Pro 7 launches in the Philippines, hands-on preview




Meizu is known for their affordable smartphones, including the mid-range category in a very low-cost. Not too long, the Chinese phone manufacturer offers solid high-end phones with the “Pro” on the model name and can also compete in other smartphones right now.

Yesterday, we joined the Meizu’s first event here in the Philippines as they expanded their latest flagship device, the Meizu Pro 7.

The phone has a 5.2-inch Full HD display with Super AMOLED screen sitting on it. On the hand, it feels solid and well-built. Behind the screen, there is a Helio P25 processor built on a 16nm FinFET process, and Cortex-A53 architecture. This is a departure from the Helio X25 inside the Pro 6. It has 64GB of non-expandable storage.

Meizu Pro 7 runs the Flyme 6 OS, based on Android 7.0 “Nougat” and according to the company, the implementation of the new operating system has a One Mind artificial intelligence engine that adjusts the system performance based on user’s preference and can identify users’ most useful apps and designate extra resources to make the apps run smoothly and not sluggish.

There are two (2) 12 megapixel lens at the back with f/2.0 large aperture, SonyIMX 386 sensor, and dual-LED flash and a 16-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture on the front facing camera.

Earpiece, Sensors and the front camera
mTouch key

And now, the highlight of the phone, the second rear display below the dual cameras. Meizu called it “Fenetre”, which means “window”. The 2.0-inch AMOLED screen allows the user to see notifications and can be open by double tap or flip the phone backward. Moreover, it also shows the battery percentage, even when the phone is charging, date and time, pedometer, wallpapers, and weather information.

By swiping down the screen will proceed to the main camera. We can take selfies there so it is a good phone also for those who are selfie-obsessed. It can switch into three modes: Original or the normal mode, the beautification mode and the blur effect, a.k.a. “bokeh” feature.

The secondary rear display
Dual-SIM card slots
Power key and the volume buttons
Speaker grille, USB Type-C port, mouthpiece and a 3.5 mm jack

Meizu Pro 7 key specs:

Display 5.2-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display, 1920 x 1080 resolution, 423 ppi

2.0-inch On-Cell Super AMOLED display, 536 x 240 resolution

CPU 1.6Ghz 64-bit MediaTek MT6757T Helio P25 octa-core processor
RAM 4GB
GPU Mali-T880MP2
SIM Dual-SIM, Dual standby
Storage 64GB
Storage expansion NO
Rear camera Dual 12-megapixel lens, f/2.0 aperture with Sony IMX386 sensor, phase detection auto-focus, and dual-LED flash
Front camera 16-megapixel lens, f/2.0 aperture
Video recording 4K (30 fps)
Operating system Android 7.0 “Nougat”, Flyme 6
Others Fingerprint scanner
Audio Hi-Fi chipset, Cirrus Logic CS43130 and Smart PA chip
Connectivity WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS, A-GPS. GLONASS, Digital compass
NFC
USB Type-C, OTG compatible
GSM, HSPA, 4G+ LTE
Dimension 147.6 x 70.7 x 7.3 mm
Weight 163 grams
Battery 3,000 mAh non-removable capacity, mCharge 3.0 support
Colors Gold, Red and Black

Meizu Pro 7 Plus key specs:

Display 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display, 2560 x 1440 resolution, 518 ppi

2.0-inch On-Cell Super AMOLED display, 536 x 240 resolution

CPU 2.6Ghz 64-bit MediaTek MT6799 Helio X30 octa-core processor
RAM 6GB
GPU PowerVR 7XTP
SIM Dual-SIM, Dual Standby
Storage 128GB
Storage expansion NO
Rear camera Dual 12-megapixel lens, f/2.0 aperture with Sony IMX386 sensor, phase detection auto-focus and dual-LED flash
Front camera 16-megapixel lens, f/2.0 aperture
Video recording 4K (30 fps)
Operating system Android 7.0 “Nougat”, Flyme 6
Others Fingerprint scanner
Audio Hi-Fi chipset, Cirrus Logic CS43130 and Smart PA chip
Connectivity WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS, A-GPS. GLONASS, Digital compass
NFC
USB Type-C, OTG compatible
GSM, HSPA, 4G+ LTE
Dimension 157.3 x 77.2 x 7.3 mm
Weight 170 grams
Battery 3,500 mAh non-removable capacity, mCharge 4.0 support
Colors Black and Space Black

Availability

According to Meizu, both the Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus will be available nationwide thru Lazada, in partnership with Hellotronics, and Meizu retail stores nationwide starting October 2017, with respective prices of P22,990 and P31,990. Pre-order is now available in SM North EDSA, SM Megamall, and SM MOA starting today up to September 25, with free power bank.

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