I hope Samsung or Iphone make this kind of screen design. No Notch or any pop-up camera
Improving the bottom bezel on this thing could probably bring the screen to body ratio to 87-88%. It's a real shame Meizu hopped on the hideous hole trend. They were the last hope.
wbpwns, 09 Jan 2021Is there android 10 update for this?If you get the China version with Chinese ROM then only you will have Android 10. This phone was not launched globally.
Anonymous, 09 Jan 2021Post a link for the purchasing if you canMeizu 16th (Meizu 16 in China) is out of stock in our country since Dec, 2019.
Hanza, 06 Jul 2020The phone seems solid but only one concerns me, the android update😟For Global ROMs, don't expect any.
My Meizu 16th (Meizu 16 in China) arrived with Android 8.1 in 2018 and till now no update. But for $245 I paid, I have no complains. Meizu gives us a flagship phone for the price of a mid-ranger so expect no software updates.
NeonHD, 07 Apr 2020Yeah I saw that, and I also share the same sentiments about having no headphone jack. But my p... moreSony has a notch now... The L4 I think.... I don't even know how I feel about it
I bought Meizu phone 3 times in total - first time, last time and never again. Why? Because they are bad. They are well made and nice but have many many software problems like frequent unresponsiveness, frequent crashing, extremely limited and locked Flyme OS which cannot be modified or properly adjusted in any way. Battery life is very poor, cameras are mediocre. So it's a bad phone mainly because of extremely bad Meizu software and secondly because of very poor battery life. I saw that quite a few people complained about the same things, so you do the math. I switched from this one to Huawei P30 and I don't regret at all.
NeonHD, 07 Apr 2020Yeah I saw that, and I also share the same sentiments about having no headphone jack. But my p... moreyou can't have everything in one (all in one)
fantastic cam + fantastic chipset + fantastic size + so must be a lag there like no 3.5mm jack (there is ppl. even doesn't care for 3.5)
fantastic chipset + very good cam + good size + 3.5mm jack
good chipset + fantastic size + good cam + 3.5mm jack
NeonHD, 07 Apr 2020Yeah I saw that, and I also share the same sentiments about having no headphone jack. But my p... moreThe entire smartphone industry relies on playing safe. Apple invents a certain industrial design for their iPhones other manufacturers follow suite. Then as a whole it is considered as a market trend for that year.
Meizu always had a slightly different approach to smartphones but history reveals that being different doesn't always pay off. Meizu's obsession for notch-less smartphones with symmetric layout, and very high screen to body ratio has led them to jointly collaborate with OLED display panel manufacturer Samsung. Frankly I love Meizu's design aesthetics.
Meizu invested 6 million US dollars in R&D to manufacture the 6 inch, 18:9 notch-less display panel we see on Meizu 16th (Meizu 16 in China). The money went into a new display packaging technology to ensure that all the necessary components on the front are incorporated in the 7 mm thin forehead on the top & also in integrating the in-display optical fingerprint scanner with the display. The 16s & 16s Pro followed suit with the same architecture.
Put it seems they have to submit to market trend & here comes the punch hole display. Hope Meizu implements it wisely.
RishiGuru, 05 Apr 2020To shatter your faith, the Meizu 17 will come with punch hole display as per the recent leaks.... moreYeah I saw that, and I also share the same sentiments about having no headphone jack. But my point was more about Meizu's incredible feat of not succumbing to the display trends. I mean, the whole notch trend started back in 2017 when Apple released the iPhone X. Meizu managed to avoid the original notch, as well as the 2018 waterdrop notches and the 2019 holepunch notch.
The fact that it took them until 2020 to put a holepunch notch onto their phones is honestly quite a feat. The only other company that hasn't resorted to notches yet is Sony.
Also I wouldn't buy any phone without a headphone jack so I wouldn't buy this phone in particular as well. I'd get the Meizu 16Xs instead as it has the jack and basically shares the same design.
NeonHD, 02 Apr 2020Big smartphone brands: you can't create a near bezel-less phone without putting a punch-hole n... moreTo shatter your faith, the Meizu 17 will come with punch hole display as per the recent leaks. Anyway I will buy neither the Meizu 16s or 16s Pro as they lack the ever so important 3.5 audio jack. At-least for me.
Meizu flagships were once known for their audio quality over headphone jack, and the Meizu 16th (Meizu 16 is China) was their last flagship with some of its original audio traits. Luckily I have one of them.
Big smartphone brands: you can't create a near bezel-less phone without putting a punch-hole notch or a motorized camera
Meizu: hold my beer
Luffy, 01 Mar 2020Still 3 main cons: No 90 HZ refresh rate , no big battery & no 1080/60fps recording videoIt support 4k 60fps and 1080 fps
Still 3 main cons:
No 90 HZ refresh rate ,
no big battery
& no 1080/60fps recording video