Meizu Presentation

The key novelty of yesterday's Meizu presentation was the Meizu 16 smartphone, we managed to see it in advance and prepare a separate first look for it. As it turned out, in addition to Meizu 16, the company also introduced two more smartphones, an external battery and a wireless headset.

Meizu Presentation

But before we start, let's talk a little about the names and positioning of the two shown smartphones. At the presentation, the inexpensive device was called Meizu V8, and the model of the middle segment was called Meizu X, but here they will be sold under the names Meizu M8 and Meizu X8.

Meizu M8 replaces the popular Meizu M6s, the key changes are the traditional location of the fingerprint scanner on the back cover, face unlock and dual camera.

Meizu X8 sits between the M Note line and Meizu 16. In fact, this is a mid-range device with a good price-quality ratio. It is also the company's first smartphone with a cutout in the display, however, the company did not rule out the appearance of such screens in its devices.

The headset and power bank are simply updates to current models, so their positioning has not changed: inexpensive, but high-quality accessories. Well, now let's talk about devices in more detail.

Meizu X8

Specifications
Dimensions and weights 151.2 x 74.6 x 7.8 mm, 160 grams
Case materials Aluminum
Display 6.2 inches , 2220 x 1080 pixels, IPS, PPI 401, protective glass, oleophobic coating
Operating system Android 8.1 + Flyme 7
Network 2G: 850/900/1800/1900
3G: 850/900/1700/1900/2100
4G: b3/b7/ b20/b38
Dual SIM
Platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 octa-core 64-bit: 2 GHz Kryo 360 Gold cores + 6 cores Kryo 360 Silver 1.7 GHz, Adreno 616
Memory 4+64 GB or 6+128 GB
Wireless Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 LE
Navigation GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
Sensors and connectors Fingerprint scanner, face unlock, accelerometer, gyroscope, light and proximity sensors, 3.5 mm and Type-C connectors
Main camera 12 + 5 megapixels, f/1.9
Front camera 20 megapixels, f/2.0
Battery 3210 mAh, fast charging mCharge
Cost 18 and 20 thousand rubles in China

Let's start with the most interesting novelty - Meizu X8. We figured out the positioning and characteristics, so we immediately move on to interesting features.

Meizu Presentation

Firstly, this is the company's first smartphone with a notch in the display. Personally, I find this trend very frustrating. I hoped that Meizu would still not follow this stupid trend, although, as I wrote above, at the Q&A session after the Meizu 16th presentation, the management did not rule out the appearance of such displays, and now half a year has not passed, and we see the announcement of Meizu X8. At the presentation, they said that the display in the X8 is similar to the screen in the iPhone XR and has the same thin bezels around it. The size of the frames is really impressive: the side bezels are 1.7 mm, the top one is 2.84 mm, and the bottom one is 4.8 mm. True, it should be borne in mind here that the upper frame was not considered according to the deepening of the cutout, which is why it came out so small.

Meizu Presentation

And although the X8 has a cutout for the display, fortunately, the company does not plan to abandon the minijack yet, and this is good, given current trends.

Meizu Presentation

The fingerprint scanner has moved to the back cover. To be honest, I'm a little sorry that Meizu refuses to standardize its placement. If earlier in all models it was under the display, now some devices have it on the side, some behind it, and in Meizu 16 it is completely built into the display. I think that all new devices will eventually come to the last option.

A dual camera 12 + 5 megapixels is used, the second module allows you to get a better blur of the background, but without a camera on hand, discussing the quality of shooting is stupid.

There will be three memory modifications on sale:

  • 4+64 GB - 1,600 yuan (about 16 thousand rubles)
  • 6+64 GB - 1,800 yuan (about 18 thousand rubles)
  • 6+128 GB - 2,000 yuan (about 20 thousand rubles)

In China, the model will start selling in early November, the start of sales in Russia and the cost are still unknown. Speaking of memory, the model does not have a slot for a memory card, so it makes sense to take a closer look at the older version too.

Meizu M8

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Specifications
Dimensions and weights 147.5 x 73 x 8.1 mm, weight 159 grams
Case materials Aluminum
Display 5.7 inches, 1440 x 720 pixels, IPS, PPI 282, protective glass, oleophobic coating
Operating system Android 8.1 + Flyme 7
Network 2G: 850/900/1800/1900
3G: 850/900/1700/1900/2100
4G: b3/b7 /b38
Dual SIM
Platform MediaTek Helio P22 Octa Core 2GHz
Memory 4+64 GB, there is a slot for a memory card
Wireless interfaces Wi-Fi b/g /n/ac, dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 LE
Navigation GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
Sensors and connectors Fingerprint scanner, face unlock, accelerometer, gyroscope, light and proximity sensors, 3.5 mm and Type-C connectors
Main camera 12 + 5 megapixels, f/1.9
Front camera 5 megapixels, f/2.2
Battery 3200 mAh, fast charging mCharge
Price 8 and 11 thousand rubles in China

In fact, two modifications of this model were presented: V8 and V8 Pro, we will sell them under the names M8 LITE and M8. The key differences between the models are the presence of a dual camera in the older one and the use of aluminum (in the M8 LITE the body is made of plastic).

As I said, the M8 is replacing the popular M6s. Externally, the model reminds me of Meizu 16th, the same full-screen display, a similar arrangement of elements, only the fingerprint scanner from the screen was moved to the back cover. The only pity is that, despite the large diagonal, the resolution of the device is only 1440x720 pixels. At 5.7 inches, pixelation will still be noticeable, however, let's not forget about the cost of this smartphone.

Meizu Presentation

Some time ago, Meizu started releasing a lot of smartphones based on Qualcomm chipsets, and at some point I even assumed that the company would completely switch to them, but no, the manufacturer continues to use chipsets from both Qualcomm and MediaTek (and also and Exynos).

Meizu Presentation

Despite the low price, smartphones support fast charging, however, it is not yet known whether the corresponding power supply will be included in the kit.

Meizu Presentation

Remarkable is the large amount of memory (4 + 64) in the older model, on which almost all manufacturers like to save money in the budget segment. However, let's take another look at the prices in China in order to roughly understand how much the models will cost here.

  • Meizu M8 LITE - 800 yuan (about eight thousand rubles)
  • Meizu M8 - 1,100 yuan (about 11 thousand rubles)

I think that the Russian price will be about 3-4 thousand higher.

Meizu EP52 LITE and Meizu Powerbank 3

We also presented an updated version of the EP52 wireless headset and a brand new external battery. Meizu notes that, despite the reduced weight (only 16 grams), the headset can work up to 8 hours in music listening mode. It has IPX5 water and splash resistance, which means you can walk with it in the rain, but you can no longer swim. And the most important thing (for me): the EP52 LITE comes with regular ear tips, without special sports mounts that tire your ears.

Meizu Presentation

We have been waiting for a new external battery from Meizu for a long time, I liked the previous model for its design and the fact that it discharged much more slowly than its counterparts. From the novelty, I expected support for all the latest fast charging standards, a second USB port and, of course, Type-C charging. Two ports have appeared, the design has changed, the battery itself has become more compact, but it is still charged via microUSB.

Meizu Presentation

Conclusion

It's too early to draw any long-term conclusions on the models, I suggest waiting for the announcement of Russian prices and full-fledged reviews from Roman. According to the first impressions, I liked the Meizu X8, but the success of the Meizu M8 will greatly depend on its price. The same applies to an external battery, although the previous model M10 was very popular, I myself use it periodically.

Meizu Presentation

The key novelty of yesterday's Meizu presentation was the Meizu 16 smartphone, we managed to see it in advance and prepare a separate first look for it. As it turned out, in addition to Meizu 16, the company also introduced two more smartphones, an external battery and a wireless headset.

Meizu Presentation

But before we start, let's talk a little about the names and positioning of the two shown smartphones. At the presentation, the inexpensive device was called Meizu V8, and the model of the middle segment was called Meizu X, but here they will be sold under the names Meizu M8 and Meizu X8.

Meizu M8 replaces the popular Meizu M6s, the key changes are the traditional location of the fingerprint scanner on the back cover, face unlock and dual camera.

Meizu X8 sits between the M Note line and Meizu 16. In fact, this is a mid-range device with a good price-quality ratio. It is also the company's first smartphone with a cutout in the display, however, the company did not rule out the appearance of such screens in its devices.

The headset and power bank are simply updates to current models, so their positioning has not changed: inexpensive, but high-quality accessories. Well, now let's talk about devices in more detail.

Meizu X8

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Let's start with the most interesting novelty - Meizu X8. We figured out the positioning and characteristics, so we immediately move on to interesting features.

Meizu Presentation

Firstly, this is the company's first smartphone with a notch in the display. Personally, I find this trend very frustrating. I hoped that Meizu would still not follow this stupid trend, although, as I wrote above, at the Q&A session after the Meizu 16th presentation, the management did not rule out the appearance of such displays, and now half a year has not passed, and we see the announcement of Meizu X8. At the presentation, they said that the display in the X8 is similar to the screen in the iPhone XR and has the same thin bezels around it. The size of the frames is really impressive: the side bezels are 1.7 mm, the top one is 2.84 mm, and the bottom one is 4.8 mm. True, it should be taken into account here that the upper frame was not considered according to the deepening of the cutout, which is why it came out so small.

Meizu Presentation

And although the X8 has a cutout for the display, fortunately, the company does not plan to abandon the minijack yet, and this is good, given current trends.

Meizu Presentation

The fingerprint scanner has moved to the back cover. To be honest, I'm a little sorry that Meizu refuses to standardize its placement. If earlier in all models it was under the display, now some devices have it on the side, some behind it, and in Meizu 16 it is completely built into the display. I think that all new devices will eventually come to the last option.

A dual camera 12 + 5 megapixels is used, the second module allows you to get a better blur of the background, but without a camera on hand, discussing the quality of shooting is stupid.

There will be three memory modifications on sale:

  • 4+64 GB - 1,600 yuan (about 16 thousand rubles)
  • 6+64 GB - 1,800 yuan (about 18 thousand rubles)
  • 6+128 GB - 2,000 yuan (about 20 thousand rubles)

In China, the model will start selling in early November, the start of sales in Russia and the cost are still unknown. Speaking of memory, the model does not have a slot for a memory card, so it makes sense to take a closer look at the older version too.

Meizu M8

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Specifications
Dimensions and weights 151.2 x 74.6 x 7.8 mm, 160 grams
Case materials Aluminum
Display 6.2 inches , 2220 x 1080 pixels, IPS, PPI 401, protective glass, oleophobic coating
Operating system Android 8.1 + Flyme 7
Network 2G: 850/900/1800/1900
3G: 850/900/1700/1900/2100
4G: b3/b7/b20/b38
Dual SIM
Platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 Octa Core 64 -bit: 2x Kryo 360 Gold 2GHz + 6x Kryo 360 Silver 1.7GHz, Adreno 616
Memory 4+64GB or 6+ 128 GB
Wireless interfaces Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 LE
Navigation GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
Sensors and connectors Fingerprint scanner, face unlock, accelerometer, gyroscope, light and proximity sensors, 3.5 mm and Type-C connectors
Main camera 12 + 5 megapixels, f/ 1.9
Front camera 20 megapixels, f/2.0
Battery
Cost 18 and 20 thousand rubles in China
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Specifications
Dimensions and weights 147.5 x 73 x 8.1 mm, weight 159 grams
Case materials Aluminum
Display 5.7 inches, 1440 x 720 pixels, IPS, PPI 282, protective glass, oleophobic coating
Operating system Android 8.1 + Flyme 7
Network 2G: 850/900/1800/1900
3G: 850/900/1700/1900/2100
4G: b3/b7 /b38
Dual SIM
Platform MediaTek Helio P22 Octa Core 2GHz
Memory 4+64 GB, there is a slot for a memory card
Wireless interfaces Wi-Fi b/g /n/ac, dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 LE
Navigation GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
Sensors and connectors Fingerprint scanner, face unlock, accelerometer, gyroscope, light and proximity sensors, 3.5 mm and Type-C connectors
Main camera 12 + 5 megapixels, f/1.9
Front camera 5 megapixels, f/2.2
Battery 3200 mAh, fast charging mCharge
Price 8 and 11 thousand rubles in China

In fact, two modifications of this model were presented: V8 and V8 Pro, we will sell them under the names M8 LITE and M8. The key differences between the models are the presence of a dual camera in the older one and the use of aluminum (in the M8 LITE the body is made of plastic).

As I said, the M8 is replacing the popular M6s. Externally, the model reminds me of Meizu 16th, the same full-screen display, a similar arrangement of elements, only the fingerprint scanner from the screen was moved to the back cover. The only pity is that, despite the large diagonal, the resolution of the device is only 1440x720 pixels. At 5.7 inches, pixelization will still be noticeable, however, let's not forget about the cost of this smartphone.

Meizu Presentation

Some time ago, Meizu started releasing a lot of smartphones based on Qualcomm chipsets, and at some point I even assumed that the company would completely switch to them, but no, the manufacturer continues to use chipsets from both Qualcomm and MediaTek (and also and Exynos).

Meizu Presentation

Despite the low price, smartphones support fast charging, however, it is not yet known whether the corresponding power supply will be included in the kit.

Meizu Presentation

Remarkable is the large amount of memory (4 + 64) in the older model, on which almost all manufacturers like to save money in the budget segment. However, let's take another look at the prices in China in order to roughly understand how much the models will cost here.

  • Meizu M8 LITE - 800 yuan (about eight thousand rubles)
  • Meizu M8 - 1,100 yuan (about 11 thousand rubles)

I think that the Russian price will be about 3-4 thousand higher.

Meizu EP52 LITE and Meizu Powerbank 3

We also presented an updated version of the EP52 wireless headset and a brand new external battery. Meizu notes that, despite the reduced weight (only 16 grams), the headset can work up to 8 hours in music listening mode. It has IPX5 water and splash resistance, which means you can walk with it in the rain, but you can no longer swim. And the most important thing (for me): the EP52 LITE comes with regular ear tips, without special sports mounts that tire your ears.

Meizu Presentation

We have been waiting for a new external battery from Meizu for a long time, I liked the previous model for its design and the fact that it discharged much more slowly than its counterparts. From the novelty, I expected support for all the latest fast charging standards, a second USB port and, of course, Type-C charging. Two ports have appeared, the design has changed, the battery itself has become more compact, but it is still charged via microUSB.

Meizu Presentation

Conclusion

It's too early to draw any long-term conclusions on the models, I suggest waiting for the announcement of Russian prices and full-fledged reviews from Roman. According to the first impressions, I liked the Meizu X8, but the success of the Meizu M8 will greatly depend on its price. The same applies to an external battery, although the previous model M10 was very popular, I myself use it periodically.

Meizu Presentation

The key novelty of yesterday's Meizu presentation was the Meizu 16 smartphone, we managed to see it in advance and prepare a separate first look for it. As it turned out, in addition to Meizu 16, the company also introduced two more smartphones, an external battery and a wireless headset.

Meizu Presentation

But before we start, let's talk a little about the names and positioning of the two shown smartphones. At the presentation, the inexpensive device was called Meizu V8, and the model of the middle segment was called Meizu X, but here they will be sold under the names Meizu M8 and Meizu X8.

Meizu M8 replaces the popular Meizu M6s, the key changes are the traditional location of the fingerprint scanner on the back cover, face unlock and dual camera.

Meizu X8 sits between the M Note line and Meizu 16. In fact, this is a mid-range device with a good price-quality ratio. It is also the company's first smartphone with a cutout in the display, however, the company did not rule out the appearance of such screens in its devices.

The headset and power bank are simply updates to current models, so their positioning has not changed: inexpensive, but high-quality accessories. Well, now let's talk about devices in more detail.

Meizu X8

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Let's start with the most interesting novelty - Meizu X8. We figured out the positioning and characteristics, so we immediately move on to interesting features.

Meizu Presentation

Firstly, this is the company's first smartphone with a notch in the display. Personally, I find this trend very frustrating. I hoped that Meizu would still not follow this stupid trend, although, as I wrote above, at the Q&A session after the Meizu 16th presentation, the management did not rule out the appearance of such displays, and now half a year has not passed, and we see the announcement of Meizu X8. At the presentation, they said that the display in the X8 is similar to the screen in the iPhone XR and has the same thin bezels around it. The size of the frames is really impressive: the side bezels are 1.7 mm, the top one is 2.84 mm, and the bottom one is 4.8 mm. True, it should be borne in mind here that the upper frame was not considered according to the deepening of the cutout, which is why it came out so small.

Meizu Presentation

And although the X8 has a cutout for the display, fortunately, the company does not plan to abandon the minijack yet, and this is good, given current trends.

Meizu Presentation

The fingerprint scanner has moved to the back cover. To be honest, I'm a little sorry that Meizu refuses to standardize its placement. If earlier in all models it was under the display, now some devices have it on the side, some behind it, and in Meizu 16 it is completely built into the display. I think that all new devices will eventually come to the last option.

A dual camera 12 + 5 megapixels is used, the second module allows you to get a better blur of the background, but without a camera on hand, discussing the quality of shooting is stupid.

There will be three memory modifications on sale:

  • 4+64 GB - 1,600 yuan (about 16 thousand rubles)
  • 6+64 GB - 1,800 yuan (about 18 thousand rubles)
  • 6+128 GB - 2,000 yuan (about 20 thousand rubles)

In China, the model will start selling in early November, the start of sales in Russia and the cost are still unknown. Speaking of memory, the model does not have a slot for a memory card, so it makes sense to take a closer look at the older version too.

Meizu M8

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Specifications
Dimensions and weights 151.2 x 74.6 x 7.8 mm, 160 grams
Case materials Aluminum
Display 6.2 inches , 2220 x 1080 pixels, IPS, PPI 401, protective glass, oleophobic coating
Operating system Android 8.1 + Flyme 7
Network 2G: 850/900/1800/1900
3G: 850/900/1700/1900/2100
4G: b3/b7/b20/b38
Dual SIM
Platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 Octa Core 64 -bit: 2x Kryo 360 Gold 2GHz + 6x Kryo 360 Silver 1.7GHz, Adreno 616
Memory 4+64GB or 6+ 128 GB
Wireless interfaces Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 LE
Navigation GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
Sensors and connectors Fingerprint scanner, face unlock, accelerometer, gyroscope, light and proximity sensors, 3.5 mm and Type-C connectors
Main camera 12 + 5 megapixels, f/ 1.9
Front camera 20 megapixels, f/2.0
Battery
Cost 18 and 20 thousand rubles in China
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Specifications
Dimensions and weights 147.5 x 73 x 8.1 mm, weight 159 grams
Case materials Aluminum
Display 5.7 inches, 1440 x 720 pixels, IPS, PPI 282, protective glass, oleophobic coating
Operating system Android 8.1 + Flyme 7
Network 2G: 850/900/1800/1900
3G: 850/900/1700/1900/2100
4G: b3/b7 /b38
Dual SIM
Platform MediaTek Helio P22 Octa Core 2GHz
Memory 4+64 GB, there is a slot for a memory card
Wireless interfaces Wi-Fi b/g /n/ac, dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 LE
Navigation GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
Sensors and connectors Fingerprint scanner, face unlock, accelerometer, gyroscope, light and proximity sensors, 3.5 mm and Type-C connectors
Main camera 12 + 5 megapixels, f/1.9
Front camera 5 megapixels, f/2.2
Battery 3200 mAh, fast charging mCharge
Price 8 and 11 thousand rubles in China

In fact, two modifications of this model were presented: V8 and V8 Pro, we will sell them under the names M8 LITE and M8. The key differences between the models are the presence of a dual camera in the older one and the use of aluminum (in the M8 LITE the body is made of plastic).

As I said, the M8 is replacing the popular M6s. Externally, the model reminds me of Meizu 16th, the same full-screen display, a similar arrangement of elements, only the fingerprint scanner from the screen was moved to the back cover. The only pity is that, despite the large diagonal, the resolution of the device is only 1440x720 pixels. At 5.7 inches, pixelization will still be noticeable, however, let's not forget about the cost of this smartphone.

Meizu Presentation

Some time ago, Meizu started releasing a lot of smartphones based on Qualcomm chipsets, and at some point I even assumed that the company would completely switch to them, but no, the manufacturer continues to use chipsets from both Qualcomm and MediaTek (and also and Exynos).

Meizu Presentation

Despite the low price, smartphones support fast charging, however, it is not yet known whether the corresponding power supply will be included in the kit.

Meizu Presentation

Remarkable is the large amount of memory (4 + 64) in the older model, on which almost all manufacturers like to save money in the budget segment. However, let's take another look at the prices in China in order to roughly understand how much the models will cost here.

  • Meizu M8 LITE - 800 yuan (about eight thousand rubles)
  • Meizu M8 - 1,100 yuan (about 11 thousand rubles)

I think that the Russian price will be about 3-4 thousand higher.

Meizu EP52 LITE and Meizu Powerbank 3

We also presented an updated version of the EP52 wireless headset and a brand new external battery. Meizu notes that, despite the reduced weight (only 16 grams), the headset can work up to 8 hours in music listening mode. It has IPX5 water and splash resistance, which means you can walk with it in the rain, but you can no longer swim. And the most important thing (for me): the EP52 LITE comes with regular ear tips, without special sports mounts that tire your ears.

Meizu Presentation

We have been waiting for a new external battery from Meizu for a long time, I liked the previous model for its design and the fact that it discharged much more slowly than its counterparts. From the novelty, I expected support for all the latest fast charging standards, a second USB port and, of course, Type-C charging. Two ports have appeared, the design has changed, the battery itself has become more compact, but it is still charged via microUSB.

Meizu Presentation

Conclusion

It's too early to draw any long-term conclusions on the models, I suggest waiting for the announcement of Russian prices and full-fledged reviews from Roman. According to the first impressions, I liked the Meizu X8, but the success of the Meizu M8 will greatly depend on its price. The same applies to an external battery, although the previous model M10 was very popular, I myself use it periodically.

Meizu Presentation

The key novelty of yesterday's Meizu presentation was the Meizu 16 smartphone, we managed to see it in advance and prepare a separate first look for it. As it turned out, in addition to Meizu 16, the company also introduced two more smartphones, an external battery and a wireless headset.

But before we start, let's talk a little about the names and positioning of the two shown smartphones. At the presentation, the inexpensive device was called Meizu V8, and the model of the middle segment was called Meizu X, but here they will be sold under the names Meizu M8 and Meizu X8.

Meizu M8 replaces the popular Meizu M6s, the key changes are the traditional location of the fingerprint scanner on the back cover, face unlock and dual camera.

Meizu X8 sits between the M Note line and Meizu 16. In fact, this is a mid-range device with a good price-quality ratio. It is also the company's first smartphone with a cutout in the display, however, the company did not rule out the appearance of such screens in its devices.

The headset and power bank are simply updates to current models, so their positioning has not changed: inexpensive, but high-quality accessories. Well, now let's talk about devices in more detail.

Meizu X8

Specifications Dimensions and weight 151.2 x 74.6 x 7.8 mm, 160 grams Housing materials Aluminum Display 6.2 inches, 2220 x 1080 pixels, IPS, PPI 401, protective glass, oleophobic coating Operating system Android 8.1 + Flyme 7 2G network: 850 /900/1800/1900 3G: 850/900/1700/1900/2100 4G: b3/b7/b20/b38 Dual SIM Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 platform Octa-core 64-bit: Kryo 360 Gold 2GHz+6 cores cores Kryo 360 Silver 1.7 GHz, Adreno 616 Memory 4+64 GB or 6+128 GB Wireless interfaces Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 LE Navigation GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS Sensors and connectors Fingerprint scanner, face unlock, accelerometer, gyroscope, light and proximity sensors, 3.5 mm and Type-C connectors Main camera 12 + 5 megapixels, f / 1.9 Front camera 20 megapixels, f / 2.0 Battery 3210 mAh, fast charging mCharge Cost 18 and 20 thousand rubles in China

Let's start with the most interesting novelty - Meizu X8. We figured out the positioning and characteristics, so we immediately move on to interesting features.

Firstly, this is the company's first smartphone with a notch in the display. Personally, I find this trend very frustrating. I hoped that Meizu would still not follow this stupid trend, although, as I wrote above, at the Q&A session after the Meizu 16th presentation, the management did not rule out the appearance of such displays, and now half a year has not passed, and we see the announcement of Meizu X8. At the presentation, they said that the display in the X8 is similar to the screen in the iPhone XR and has the same thin bezels around it. The size of the frames is really impressive: the side bezels are 1.7 mm, the top one is 2.84 mm, and the bottom one is 4.8 mm. True, it should be taken into account here that the upper frame was not considered according to the deepening of the cutout, which is why it came out so small.

And although the X8 has a cutout for the display, fortunately, the company does not plan to abandon the minijack yet, and this is good, given current trends.

The fingerprint scanner has moved to the back cover. To be honest, I'm a little sorry that Meizu refuses to standardize its placement. If earlier in all models it was under the display, now some devices have it on the side, some behind it, and in Meizu 16 it is completely built into the display. I think that all new devices will eventually come to the last option.

A dual camera 12 + 5 megapixels is used, the second module allows you to get a better blur of the background, but without a camera on hand, discussing the quality of shooting is stupid.

There will be three memory modifications on sale:

  • 4+64 GB - 1,600 yuan (about 16 thousand rubles)
  • 6+64 GB - 1,800 yuan (about 18 thousand rubles)
  • 6+128 GB - 2,000 yuan (about 20 thousand rubles)

In China, the model will start selling in early November, the start of sales in Russia and the cost are still unknown. Speaking of memory, the model does not have a slot for a memory card, so it makes sense to take a closer look at the older version too.

Meizu M8

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Specifications Dimensions and weight 147.5 x 73 x 8.1 mm, weight 159 grams Housing materials Aluminum Display 5.7 inches, 1440 x 720 pixels, IPS, PPI 282, protective glass, oleophobic coating Operating system Android 8.1 + Flyme 7 2G network: 850/900/1800/1900 3G: 850/900/1700/1900/2100 4G: b3/b7/b38 Dual SIM Platform MediaTek Helio P22 Octa-core 2GHz Memory 4+64GB, with memory card slot Wireless interfaces Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 LE Navigation GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS Sensors and connectors Fingerprint scanner, face unlock, accelerometer, gyroscope, light and proximity sensors, 3.5 mm jacks and Type-C Main camera 12 + 5 megapixels, f / 1.9 Front camera 5 megapixels, f / 2.2 Battery 3200 mAh, fast charging mCharge Cost 8 and 11 thousand rubles in China

In fact, two modifications of this model were presented: V8 and V8 Pro, we will sell them under the names M8 LITE and M8. The key differences between the models are the presence of a dual camera in the older one and the use of aluminum (in the M8 LITE the body is made of plastic).

As I said, the M8 is replacing the popular M6s. Externally, the model reminds me of Meizu 16th, the same full-screen display, a similar arrangement of elements, only the fingerprint scanner from the screen was moved to the back cover. The only pity is that, despite the large diagonal, the resolution of the device is only 1440x720 pixels. At 5.7 inches, pixelation will still be noticeable, however, let's not forget about the cost of this smartphone.

Some time ago, Meizu started releasing a lot of smartphones based on Qualcomm chipsets, and at some point I even assumed that the company would completely switch to them, but no, the manufacturer continues to use chipsets from both Qualcomm and MediaTek (and also and Exynos).

Despite the low price, smartphones support fast charging, however, it is not yet known whether the appropriate power supply will be included.

Remarkable is the large amount of memory (4 + 64) in the older model, on which almost all manufacturers like to save money in the budget segment. However, let's take another look at the prices in China in order to roughly understand how much the models will cost here.

  • Meizu M8 LITE - 800 yuan (about eight thousand rubles)
  • Meizu M8 - 1,100 yuan (about 11 thousand rubles)

I think that the Russian price will be about 3-4 thousand higher.

Meizu EP52 LITE and Meizu Powerbank 3

We also presented an updated version of the EP52 wireless headset and a brand new external battery. Meizu notes that, despite the reduced weight (only 16 grams), the headset can work up to 8 hours in music listening mode. It has IPX5 water and splash resistance, which means you can walk with it in the rain, but you can no longer swim. And the most important thing (for me): the EP52 LITE comes with regular ear tips, without special sports mounts that tire your ears.

We have been waiting for a new external battery from Meizu for a long time, I liked the previous model for its design and the fact that it discharged much more slowly than its counterparts. From the novelty, I expected support for all the latest fast charging standards, a second USB port and, of course, Type-C charging. Two ports have appeared, the design has changed, the battery itself has become more compact, but it is still charged via microUSB.

Conclusion

It's too early to draw any long-term conclusions on the models, I suggest waiting for the announcement of Russian prices and full-fledged reviews from Roman. According to the first impressions, I liked the Meizu X8, but the success of the Meizu M8 will greatly depend on its price. The same applies to an external battery, although the previous model M10 was very popular, I myself use it periodically.