Meizu Pro 6 Plus is everything that the original Pro 6 model should have been - a worthy phablet upgrade over the Pro 5. It has a striking high-res AMOLED screen, the latest generation Exynos chip, a better OIS-enabled camera, an improved mTouch key, and a bigger battery - all of these wrapped into a redesigned aluminum body.
The Pro 6 Plus easily aced our review tests and proved itself worthy to be called a flagship. It did great in our display and battery test routines, it had great performance, superb camera skills, and commendable audio quality. The only con we could find was the somewhat quiet loudspeaker.
Meizu did everything in its power to make its fans happy and the Pro 6 Plus delivers all over the place. We couldn't wish for more really. Well, it could have been waterproof, but it's a great phone even as it is.
OnePlus 3T is one of the most memorable phablets throughout 2016 and has much wider availability. It's slightly better equipped than the Meizu Pro 6 Plus, sans the display, and its clean Oxygen OS and fast updates are cherished by many. It's even less expensive than the Meizu Pro 6 Plus so it's worth a consideration.
The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 and Mi 5s Plus have the same spotty availability outside the few official Xiaomi markets as the Meizu Pro 6 Plus. They may lack the top-notch Quad HD resolution, but both share the latest Snapdragon 821 chip and pack the same 5.7" screen area as the Pro 6 Plus.
The Mi Note 2 is an all-glass device with a dual-curved AMOLED screen and a big 22.5MP main camera. Then there is the Mi 5s Plus with a conventional IPS screen but a creative dual-camera setup borrowed from the Huawei P9 series - a monochrome and a color 13MP sensors.
If the curves of the Note 2, or the mono cam on the 5s Plus are your thing, you may want to take a closer look at those two.
The ZTE Axon 7 matches the high-res AMOLED screen of the Pro 6 Plus, it comes with a high-end Snapdragon 820 chip and has a very capable 20MP OIS-enabled camera of its own. It shines with the loud stereo speakers capable of Dolby Atmos sound effects, which may tip the scales for the audio fans, which have the multimedia content to appreciate them. The Axon 7 is currently priced very reasonably and costs less than the Pro 6 Plus.
Huawei's P9 Plus and Mate 9 are among the most interesting phablets on the market. The 5.5" AMOLED screen on the P9 Plus, its beautiful body, and impressive Leica-powered dual-camera (2x 12MP) made the phablet an enticing device. The Mate 9 did bring an even better chip, a bigger screen, and, of course, the second-gen Leica camera (20MP+12MP, OIS). Those two are more expensive than the Meizu Pro 6 Plus, but if you are after the best camera experience, you can't go shopping without taking a peek at those two.
The LG V20 has a high-res display, a secondary screen, flagship chipset, excellent camera skills with both the regular (16MP and wide-angle (8MP) snappers, pro-grade audio chip and microphones, replaceable battery, memory expansion, and shock-proof body. The V20 may not be that pretty, but it's a beast worth having around.
We enjoyed the Meizu Pro 5 when it came out, and we had a blast with the Pro 6 Plus as well. However, we look at the Pro 6 Plus - we see a winner. Meizu fans will find everything they are looking for in the face of the Pro 6 Plus. Even if you are not a particular fan of the brand, it's a high-end phone that's certainly worth a consideration.