ipolit.matveich, 16 Jul 2018Do you really believe it? At least on aliexpress the Meizu debut prices are awfulI mean, they said it themselves
You will never love Meizu, why? cuz the Flyme Os will break your phone, flyme full of bugs, force close apps, over heating battery, and the camera i dunno its not natural for selfie, too blur...
i will never buy meizu phone again, NEVER
Walter C. Dornez, 15 Jul 2018The Meizu X8 with a Snapdragon 710 is coming in the next two months with a nice design and 300... moreDo you really believe it? At least on aliexpress the Meizu debut prices are awful
I feel very comfortable with limited software support and no new software security updates.
ipolit.matveich, 09 Jul 2018Really nice device. Looks lovely and has descent specs. Of course I would prefer M15 lite beca... moreThe Meizu X8 with a Snapdragon 710 is coming in the next two months with a nice design and 300 follar price
Ojex, 14 Jul 2018The biggest weakness of this phone is : SOFTWARE !As GSMArena said :
"If you feel comfortable with limited support and no more software updates, it is definitely a worthwhile option"
Thank you gsmarena for reviewing this phone and for your fair review. I own this phone for two months now. The Global version was not available when I bought it but the Aliexpress store I bought it from (Meizu Global Store) installed multi language and Google Play store. I can confirm that Google maps works fine and the one Google game I play also works fine, and Google maps and my Google game do update over the air. For me, I wanted a thin and light phone with good audio output and the Meizu 15 does all this extremely well. I was sad to see the less than stellar camera review; other sites have reviewed the camera on the Meizu 15 more positively, but I accept gsmarena as the gold standard review site. I like this phone very much. It works for me.
According to google's own website , Meizu is not a certified google partner. Yet, another google site , Meizu 15 does appear in the list of devices which supports Google Play. This is a bit confusing, can anyone please clarify?
This phone very negatif :
- small battery
- no nfc
- no micro sd
- and no, no, no...
Not worth buy !
Not sure how you guys can keep going on about how this phone and the Plus are essentially the same phone, size being the only difference. Completely different form factor, completely different chipsets from different manufacturers, image processing will probably differ as a result... My dudes. Test both.
Really nice device. Looks lovely and has descent specs. Of course I would prefer M15 lite because of the pricing, but it is too high for SD625 phone. Maybe next year I will order one for 200 USD. But for now I will go with Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 despite of the fact I hate how huge and ugly it is.
Dayaccus, 09 Jul 2018Can you point to that store please with a link, and is it really the official store? Thanks.I do not think links are allowed - the seller would be "MEIZU Online Store" - searching "Meizu 15 global" should find it as the first result.
The global one supports EU LTE bands too- B1/3/4/5/7/8/20
Sometimes a lowered price is first visible on mobile version of the site (as in, accessed from a smartphone browser, not pc), now both are showing 369.69 USD for black 64GB for me.
They do drop it quite a lot lately- either 10 or 15$ last week,
Anonymous, 07 Jul 2018It's for 370 usd on Meizu official aliexpress store- price has been dropping since rumors abou... moreCan you point to that store please with a link, and is it really the official store? Thanks.
It's a fantastic design for my liking. I love it and I will get one as soon as the pricing gets below 300$ range.
The camera isn't up to the modern flagships level, yet still it's probably comparable to Galaxy S6 level, which is enough for me. Additionally we get excellent zoom.
Even though, the screen is 5.46, the size remains slightly more compact than for.ex. Galaxy S6/S7 - what's not to like in here?
Great device 7/10.
However, Meizu stuffed up a few points:
- Doesn't ship with Android 8.1 Oreo (No Project Treble)
- Second nanoSIM doesn't double as a microSD card slot
- Lack of NFC
- Below Average 3000mAh unit (should've gone to 4,000mAh)
The big thing they couldn't fit into the budget but would've been great:
- no IP68 waterproofing
- Rear-camera bump isn't flush
- Great software optimisation for the rear-camera (eg Pixel 2XL)
(it has the IMX380 hardware which is much better than the IMX362 sensor)
Things that Meizu did good but was expected:
- Good Snapdragon SoC
- Good AMOLED Screen
- Good battery life
- Good styling
Great points to commend Meizu:
- Great size (much better screen-to-body ratio of notch-phones)
- Great build quality (rear is NOT glass, not fragile)
- Great port selection (USB-C and 3.5mm aux)
- Great loudspeaker quality
- Great front-camera
- Great price (USD $370)
- Great software (FlymeOS is much better than SmartiOS, EMUI, MIUI, TouchWizz, Sense)
.....so yeah, that's why it is 7/10 and not 9/10 !!