At its core, the phonebook on the Meizu Pro 6 Plus is a list of all of your contacts, but you can also view specific contact groups or filter contacts by their source - phone contacts, email account contacts or Meizu account contacts, for instance.
The dialer features smart dialing, but only by numbers, not names. Otherwise, it doesn't differ from any other in functionality. Both the dialer and phonebook tabs do not support 3D Press.
The Meizu Pro 6 Plus had all reception bars full and held onto signal great even in tighter spots. Call quality is excellent. A dedicated mic for active noise cancellation makes sure the other party hears you loud and clear.
The phone supports dual-SIM with dual-standby. Managing the SIM cards is very easy as is initiating calls and sending texts.
The Meizu Pro 6 Plus scored a Below Average mark at our loudspeaker test and turned out really quiet. Nevertheless, the speaker sound quality is above average for a single-speaker setup with deep and crisp sound.
|Speakerphone test||Voice, dB||Ringing ||Overall score|
The Flyme gallery has two viewing modes - photo and gallery. The photo stacks images into months while the gallery puts them into folders. You can add or remove folders from the gallery and also search through it. You can preview images using a longer press thanks to the 3D Press pressure-sensitive technology of the screen.
There's also a built-in editor that offers filters and all the basic controls for contrast, brightness and you can even add blur or vignette. You cannot use different editors from the stock gallery and would need to install a third-party gallery (like Google's Photos) to have different editors.
The music player can only find tracks located in the Music folder. You can browse your collection the traditional way, or you can select to have it filtered by folders.
In the first case, tracks are sorted into several playlists like All songs, Recently added, Folders and you have the option to create custom playlists. When viewing All songs, you can choose between three types of sorting in a tabbed layout: song name, artist and album.
You can access the equalizer from the advanced menu. It features several presets, which you can edit manually - but you need to insert the headphones first.
The Meizu Pro 6 Plus comes with a dedicated Video app, but it expects videos to be placed in the video folder. You can use the file browser or gallery to get videos to play from elsewhere - it offers thumbnails and everything, so we ended up using it more often than the Video app itself.
There's a pop-out option that allows you to view the video as an overlay to the OS.
The Meizu Pro 6 Plus played everything we threw at it. Subtitles are supported, but it recognizes only Latin and Chinese characters.
When plugged into an active external amplifier, the Meizu Pro 6 Plus posted excellent scores top to bottom and garnished them with very high volume levels. A very solid start for the flagship here.
Adding in a pair of headphones causes moderate damage to the stereo quality and introduces a tiny amount of extra distortion. The overall output is still very good, though, and with the volume remaining splendid, it’s one impressive showing.
And now here go the results so you can make your own comparisons.
|Test||Frequency response||Noise level||Dynamic range||THD||IMD + Noise||Stereo crosstalk|
|LG V20||+0.01, -0.03||-93.0||93.1||0.0036||0.0075||-93.7|
|LG V20 (headphones attached)||+0.04, -0.09||-92.4||92.4||0.051||0.105||-57.5|
You can learn more about the tested parameters and the whole testing process here.