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Overall satisfaction
9.2
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13 opinions
  • Screen8.6
  • Performance9.2
  • Camera8.6
  • Connectivity9.4
  • Battery7.3
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Design & Materials

Is it a drop-resistant and scratch-resistant smartphone?
7.4

13 opinions

Do you think it's a nice phone?
9.6

13 opinions

Is it comfortable?
9.8

13 opinions

Can you see it well in the sunlight?
7.4

13 opinions

Performance & Hardware

Does it have good sound?
8.7

13 opinions

Does it work smoothly in everyday use?
9.5

13 opinions

What's your experience been with demanding games?
9.3

13 opinions

Camera

Quality of daytime photos
9.1

13 opinions

Quality of nighttime photos
8.4

13 opinions

Quality of selfies
8.2

13 opinions

Does it have a powerful flash?
8.9

13 opinions

Connectivity

Does it have good coverage for calls?
9.6

13 opinions

Quality of the GPS
9.4

13 opinions

And the WiFi?
9.2

13 opinions

Battery

How long does the battery last?
  • 0%
    Less than half day
  • 8%
    Less than a day
  • 69%
    One day
  • 23%
    More than one day
  • 0%
    Two days or more

13 opinions

Software

Did it come with preinstalled applications?
  • 8%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 92%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 0%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall

13 opinions

Do you regularly receive updates?
  • 20%
    Never
  • 30%
    Once a year
  • 40%
    Every six months
  • 10%
    Every two months or less

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User reviews

User Reviews

  • Excellent notchless smartphone

    Kudos to Meizu for staying loyal to notchless design. Upgrading from Meizu x8 which I bought 8 months ago. They have similar 710 processor but somehow 16x just feels faster and more responsive in every aspect.

    The main reason for upgrading is the constant failure of Meizu x8 to lock satellite for navigation and other purposes.

    Surprisingly the battery on 16x last longer than x8 even though the capacity is slightly lower 3100 vs 3200 mAh. And charge faster too.

    The overall camera image quality is not significantly better than x8 but x2 and x3 zoom definitely looks better, more details than x8. Even macro shot is better because focusing distance is closer on 16x. Video stabilization now available with OIS.

    Positives
    • Back camera
    • Battery life
    • Video stabilization
    • Fast charging
    • 3.5mm Audio
    • Notchless Amoled screen
    Negatives
    • Selfie camera
    • No stereo speaker
    • Gesture navigation
    • 8.1
    • Screen6.7
    • Performance8.3
    • Camera8.5
    • Connectivity9.0
    • Battery7.0
  • Premium device for midrange price

    My favorite smartphone i owned, it has everything i ever wanted and for under 300$ too. I like metal instead of glass, fingerprints arent so visible, not slippery, and its much more resistant. Slim and light, nice symetrical front with tiny bezels and no impractical notch, comfortable one hand use. Screen is gorgeus, up to 800lx bright, perfect blacks, punchy colors. Performance is excelent, everything runs smooth, all games on highest settings. Audio is nice, super loud and clear speaker, headphone jack. Camera at first was a letdown but after playing with gcam it shoots nice photos with lots of detail and realistic colors in all lightning conditions. 3x zoom is pretty useful. Haptic engine is a nice adition. Battery life is surprisingly good, always 7+ hours screen on time. Flyme OS can be annoying but its fluid and no major bugs encountered. In-screen fingerprint is my biggest complaint, its cool and comfortable but can sometimes not work at all in non perfect conditions. 9-/10

    Positives
    • Super AMOLED, slim bezels, no notch, perfect size
    • Excelent performance at all times
    • Good cameras with OIS and optical zoom
    • Battery life is surprisingly good, fast charging
    Negatives
    • In-screen fingerprint, annoying, but still "cool"
    • Flyme OS, perfectly usable but could use some work
    • No updates so far on global rom, worrying
    • 9.6
    • Screen9.8
    • Performance10
    • Camera9.3
    • Connectivity9.7
    • Battery9.0
  • i have been using a mi max 3 and recently switched to this phone and here is my thoughts on it

    Positives
    • good photos
    • perfect screen for price
    • so smooth
    • very confortable for my hands(regular hands)
    • eye catching design
    Negatives
    • good battery but not perfect
    • 10
    • Screen8.8
    • Performance9.0
    • Camera10
    • Connectivity10
    • Battery7.0
  • very good for the price

    Positives
    • batterie
    • screen
    • pictures
    • under screen scanner
    Negatives
    • sceen slightly grey not perfect black when it's off
    • 9.7
    • Screen10
    • Performance8.5
    • Camera9.3
    • Connectivity10
    • Battery9.0
  • Auto
    excellent smartphone when ordering aliexpress only 10 000 rubles

    • 8.5
    • Screen8.0
    • Performance8.6
    • Camera8.2
    • Connectivity7.0
    • Battery7.0
  • Auto
    Convenient and compact smartphone with a great camera

    Meizu 16 is a slim, compact smartphone that fits easily in your pocket and fits comfortably in any hand. Judging by the sensations, the perimeter of the body is made of metal. The side buttons for activating the screen and adjusting the volume are quite tight, so they do not turn on spontaneously. The camera is the best in the most necessary scenarios when it is necessary to shoot a scene in the backlight, or a cat, or insects. The dynamic range is very wide, the inclusion of HDR is immediately noticeable, unlike many other smartphones. I don’t play games, so I can’t evaluate the device’s performance in this regard, but there’s enough speed for everyday work. I never beat or dropped a smartphone, so I can’t evaluate its reliability in this regard either. When using a flash, in which the LEDs are located around the perimeter, the silicone case gives glare that illuminates the frame. The shell is comfortable, but not as much as Xiaomi. Updates rarely come, but are they needed if the device works like a watch ...

    Positives
    • camera is the best
    • performance
    • side button pressure
    • compact size and screen size
    • charging is very fast
    • shell
    Negatives
    • add memory card slot
    • add NFC
    • on the flash, place the LEDs in the center
    • 10
    • Screen10
    • Performance9.0
    • Camera9.0
    • Connectivity10
    • Battery7.0
  • Auto
    The best you'll find for € 200

    If you are looking for AMOLED, stabilizer, adjusted size and 150gr this is the best phone you can buy.

    Positives
    • screen
    • Camera
    • Size
    • Weight
    Negatives
    • Flyme (ROM)
    • Fingerprint reader
    • 9
    • Screen9.0
    • Performance9.3
    • Camera8.5
    • Connectivity9.3
    • Battery9.0
  • Auto
    Good product, powerful but bad camera.

    The phone is generally pretty, it is solid, the fingerprint sensor under the screen works relatively well, the power can rotate Fortnite but the camera is bad. And also the notification led is zero on the white.

    Positives
    • No notch
    • Sensor under the screen
    • The power
    Negatives
    • Camera
    • Notification LED
    • Flyme OS
    • 7.6
    • Screen6.5
    • Performance9.0
    • Camera2.0
    • Connectivity9.0
    • Battery7.0
  • Auto
    Absolutely the best photophone in this price range

    I waited for an update to write my opinion, and it resolved everything that needed to be improved. The fluidity and gestures of Flyme-OS are now comparable to what MIUI 10 (Xiaomi) Provide a little time of adaptation for gestures, or even a switch app complement. On the advice of Kimovil, 01Net and Phonedroid, I acquired this Meizu 16 mainly for the quality of the photo. The Super Amoled screen is beautiful. The dive photos is fantastic for this price (235 € when I bought shortly after the release). Fluid in surfing and multimedia, it's a bright and comfortable smartphone. Its, network and wifi are very correct. The GPS has its favorite apps (curious ...) No OTG, but accepts file transfers from media formatted in FAT32.

    Positives
    • Sublime photo
    • fluidity
    • vivacity
    • Beautiful screen
    • its correct and sufficient
    Negatives
    • no SD ext support
    • no OTG
    • root excluded
    • 10
    • Screen8.7
    • Performance9.0
    • Camera10
    • Connectivity9.0
    • Battery7.0
  • Auto
    The best of what you can now buy up to 20 thousand.

    Positives
    • Excellent amouled display, very beautiful design of the device as a whole.
    • Chic camera.
    • Megabits fast charging.
    • Powerful processor.
    • A lot of RAM.
    • Easy navigation with gestures, good sound,
    Negatives
    • The work of a fingerprint scanner.
    • 9.9
    • Screen9.5
    • Performance10
    • Camera10
    • Connectivity10
    • Battery7.0

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8.4
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Score
  • 7.5 Design & Materials
  • 7.3 Performance & Hardware
  • 8.4 Camera
  • 6.5 Connectivity
  • 5.5 Battery
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  • Hardware and performance
  • Camera
  • Connectivity
  • Battery

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