Meizu Pro 7 Plus Review - A phablet that won't break the bank
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The Meizu Pro 7 Plus, the new flagship phablet from Meizu is a mighty beast with a decacore processor purring at its core, a stunning 5.7" Quad HD display and a great unibody aluminium shell. But the real key feature here is the secondary display on the back, a 240p AMOLED that won't blind you with the force of 10,000 suns when you check your notifications at night. Check out the details below.
The Meizu Pro 7 Plus comes with a 5.7", Quad HD AMOLED display that is a sight to behold. High vibrancy and excellant brighness make this display great for viewing even under direct sunlight while the size is just big enough that you can ditch your tablet and use it for viewing needs. Complementing the screen is a minimalist unibody brushed aluminum shell with a few subtle antenna lines. The highlight here is the secondary AMOLED screen directly below the dual rear cameras. Offering a variety of information such as a pedometer, weather updates, and notifications makes it incredibly useful, but it also comes with a killer function that I will detail later in this review.
The Pro 7 Plus comes with dual rear cameras, both in standard f/2.0, with the secondary sensor taking monochrome pictures to enhance the detail. Picture quality was good, with excellant contrast and good colour reproduction. The dual lenses also offer a depth of field/bokeh mode, emulating the kind of picture you might take with a DSLR.
The front facing camera is a 16 mp f/2.0, with the accomplaying software offering all the usual features like beautify and whiten. Shots are decent, but theres no real reason to use it. That is because you can use the secondary display as a viewfinder and take selfies using the rear cameras. The improvement in quality cannot be overstated, this is a killer feature for the selfie afficiando.
Equipped with the deca-core MT6799 Helio X30 and 6 GB of ram the Pro 7 Plus blows most flagships out of the water in the specs department. The interface was snappy and quick under testing, and we had no issues with some of the most demanding mobile games, through there was noticible warming through we remain unconcerned due to the excellant thermal properties of alumnium.
The Pro 7 Plus comes with Flyme 6 out of the box, a heavily skinned and modified version of Android 7 (Nougart). While not the latest version, Flyme does offer a wealth of additional features not available in standard Android such as locking and unlocking of apps via the fingerprint reader. All other software installed is standard out of the box.
Battery life with the huge 4000mAH non-replaceable battery is massive, with the phone comfortably achieving 4+ hours of screen on time under daily use, and if you are an extremely heavy user, Meizu has you covered with their mCharge 4.0 fast charging solution delivering about 65% charge in 30 minutes, faster than almost all other charging solutions in the market.
With one bottom firing speaker, the sound on the Pro 7 is OK, with decent clarity and remaining distortion free until the very highest volumes. A highlight is in the inclusion of the Cirrus Logic CS43130 DAC used on flagships like the Samsung S8 ensuring that the headphone jack is crystal clear.
The Meizu Pro 7 Plus is an unique standout from the sea of black rectangles. The secondary screen, while not original, is innovative and goes beyond what the previous dual screen phones like the LG V10 were capable of. With its excellant hardware and low price, this is a phablet that won't break the bank. Mobileciti has the lowest price found in Australia, so make sure to check it out now.