Meizu 17 Pro review

Fifteen years ago, Meizu almost became the manufacturer of the professional conference, and the opening performance guests became special memories of that period. Now because of the epidemic situation, Meizu’s press conference has become an online version, but they still built a real venue in Zhuhai somewhere to hold this press conference for Meizu 17 Pro.

Meizu 17 Pro review

Meizu’s two phones, Meizu 17 and 17 Pro, have also arrived in the Sina Digital Evaluation Room in recent days. Let’s find out.

Tip: The protagonist of this article is Meizu 17 Pro, all details are around this product, and it is a media evaluation prototype , which may be different from the official version.

This feels very Meizu

My drawer still contains the MX3 invitation letter, a MX3 wooden handboard from Meizu. It was said that J. Wong polished more than 30 wooden hand boards in order to find a large screen size that can be easily controlled with one hand. He discusses the screen size, ratio, width and other parameters with company executives, designers and engineers every day. Finally, the width of 72mm, the 15: 9 screen ratio, and the chamfer of the screen and the curvature of the back are determined, so that this phone is comfortable enough to hold in the hand.

Meizu 17 Pro


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This story is probably the most complete interpretation of the “feel” by mobile phone manufacturers. Perhaps many non-kerosene will feel uncomfortable to see, but whether or not they recognize this behavior, they must admit that the MX3 years later, Meizu is the most Manufacturers who value the grip of mobile phones.

And so far, although the 17 Pro’s screen has reached 6.6 inches, the width is still 72.2 mm-a Meizu-style stubbornness. And the counterweight is also maintained at 50:50, so you wo n’t feel top-heavy and lean back.

Only by understanding these, you will understand why J. Wong and his Meizu company emphasize the feel.

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Because of this, when the 17 Pro is taken out of the box, it will make people feel like “Meizu is back”. These details that you won’t know if you don’t say it, may be placed in front of parameters such as 5G Snapdragon 865. The feel is not so high-tech. Compared with the processor’s main frequency or camera, the feel cannot be quantified, nor can it be separated. The screen is perceived by the user.

Of course, we also have to talk about it. After all, the times have changed. The 6.6-inch screen is different from the 5.1-inch MX3 at that time. The 4500 mAh battery is different from the MX3 ’s 2400 mAh. The 219-gram body is also the same as the MX3 The weight of 143 grams is different, but these hardware is a must for the times, these are destined to 17 Pro feel will be different from the products many years ago. But comparing the opponent with the same screen and battery, this feel is already the best solution without compromising the ratio of battery to screen.

Meizu 17 Pro

On the back of the 17 Pro, Meizu uses ceramic material, and the “azure” of the evaluation machine in our hand is the representative of the texture and color of this ceramic. It is undeniable that ceramic is slightly heavier than glass, but its touch is more mellow. This restrained color is also clearly different from many fancy mobile phones on the market. In order to allow users to experience this feel, Meizu only equipped the 17 Pro with a transparent mobile phone case that can protect the four corners.

The transparent box of Meizu 17 ProThe transparent box of Meizu 17 Pro
By the way, two boxes (although not directly related to the performance of the mobile phone), Meizu has basically defaulted to the rule of using white boxes for conventional products and black boxes for important flagships in the past few years. This time the Meizu 17 Pro is replaced with a new translucent plastic box, the appearance is no longer so angular and angular, and the sensory is more chic.

The screen and its careful thinking

Let’s start with the “point” of the screen.

Meizu 17 Pro uses a perforated screen, Samsung Super AMOLED material, 2240×1080 screen resolution, and the ultimate brightness can reach 1100 nits. According to the official note, the hole punch in the upper right corner is only 2.99 mm, which is visually different from many punch screen mobile phones.


Meizu 17 Pro uses a perforated screenMeizu 17 Pro uses a perforated screen
Below this hole is a 20-megapixel front-facing selfie lens. Many people will say, haven’t you seen it on vivo S5 before? It is true, but Meizu has added some thoughts on this point. For example, the ring-shaped power, the power is displayed directly around the small hole at a glance; in addition, there is a more practical pre-access reminder for the App.

It will also flash when the front camera is called. For many users, this feature will clearly remind users to protect privacy.

Meizu 17 Pro bezelMeizu 17 Pro bezel

As mentioned earlier, Meizu 17 Pro uses a 6.6-inch screen with a ratio of 19.5: 9, which is a relatively common ratio in the current mobile phone industry. It is also equipped with a 90-frame refresh rate, 180Hz sampling rate, SGS screen eye protection certification, etc. Additional attributes. However, for more people, the first thing they pay attention to is the screen itself, to be precise, the border around the screen.

As we all know, although all manufacturers are moving towards the ultimate goal of “a piece of glass”, for technical reasons, in mass production mobile phones, there is no way to make the front lens and bottom chin (screen, drive cable) disappear, so There will be bangs screen, water drop screen, perforated screen, etc. in various disguised full screens.

The border around Meizu 17 Pro remains basically the sameThe border around Meizu 17 Pro remains basically the same
Meizu’s choice is micro-punch + COF process, the overall idea is that technology gives way to design. In this way of thinking, the hole in the upper right corner should be as small as possible, and the chin is almost the same width as the other three sides (the chin part is 3.3 mm). Indeed, the four borders are not the same, so Meizu’s publicity is also “almost the same width on all four sides.”

The front of the Meizu 17 Pro has a black border. There is no problem when the screen is off, and only a little difference when it is lit. In addition, another Meizu 17 mobile phone we got is a white border. Although I think black is better, many colleagues like this white border and think it is Meizu.

Other things you ca n’t see are the mEninge 3.0 bionic mechanical shock, which is the horizontal motor. This is the traditional skill of Meizu. Since Meizu 15 has left a good reputation in the Android camp; NFC has already become a mobile phone standard However, Meizu still adds some intelligent functions, such as judging which card to swipe: it is implemented according to user habits, such as taking the subway at 17 o’clock every day and brushing the door at 18:00.

Experience 5G without feeling

The 17 series is Meizu’s first 5G mobile phone, and has some pain points for the current 5G mobile phone. For example, 5G’s high power consumption leads to short battery life, and it also causes the phone to heat up. Meizu has developed mSmart Link technology for 5G. In short, it is a balanced connection between 5G and mobile phone performance, which is faster and more power-efficient.

Meizu 17 Pro experience no sense 5GMeizu 17 Pro experience no sense 5G
At present, the 5G network has been deployed in the 4th ring of Beijing. Field test in Zhongguancun, Meizu 17 Pro has a 5G downlink speed of 420Mbps and an uplink speed of 100Mbps. Meizu 17’s 5G network gave me the biggest feeling of “no sense”.

The previous 5G mobile phones could not be switched in time when there was a 5G environment. It was necessary to switch on the flight mode before switching to 5G. Meizu 17 Pro switched from 4G to 5G not only fast, but also did not need to “fly”. This kind of 5G The experience is really good.

Core: Surprise for Meizu

Starting from the M15 series, the entire Meizu system is equipped with the Snapdragon mobile platform, which also makes many kerosene regain confidence in Meizu’s mobile phones. Although Meizu 16T used the flagship mobile platform Snapdragon 855 at the time last year, it regrets that it does not support 5G networks. The explanation given by Meizu is that its X50 baseband does not support dual mode (SA & NSA) 5G, and this time the Snapdragon 865 mobile platform can be said to not only meet the needs of dual mode 5G, but also meet Meizu ’s flagship mobile phone Performance requirements.

The Snapdragon 865 mobile platform must be familiar to everyone. It is by far the most powerful 5G mobile platform by Qualcomm. The Snapdragon 865 mobile platform uses TSMC’s 7nm process technology. The Kryo 585 eight-core architecture includes a 2.84GHz Cortex A77 super large core + three 2.84GHz Cortex A77 large cores + four 1.8GHz Cortex A55 small cores. CPU performance is 25% higher than the previous generation. The graphics processing speed of Adreno 650 GPU is increased by 25%.

In terms of storage, Meizu 17 Pro uses LPDDR5 + UFS 3.1, which is currently only available on flagship phones. Meizu 17 uses LPDDR4X. LPDDR5 memory achieves a transfer rate that is twice as fast as the previous generation, with a maximum of 6.4Gbps.

In terms of performance of Antutu, the score of 584297 is in line with current flagship mobile phone standards.

In addition, on the 17 series there is OneMind 4.0, an AI performance engine developed by Meizu for four years. OneMind 4.0 is optimized for battery life and performance. The official introduction 4.0 improves the performance of the previous generation by 30% while reducing the write latency by 55%, and greatly reduces the power consumption of mobile phones.

In OneMind 4.0, a burst rendering engine is also added to support high frame rate image quality. The official said that the burst rendering engine can allocate performance more reasonably by establishing new rendering logic. App rendering logic has also been readjusted, with a 90-frame refresh rate screen, so that game frame fluctuations are controlled within 5 frames.

Finally there is wireless charging

Mobile phone battery life is a comprehensive project, and the power consumption and charging scenarios are related to software optimization. In charging, Meizu gave 17 and 17 Pro “Super mCharge”, which can achieve 30W of wired charging power, and 17 Pro added wireless charging, officially called “Super Wireless mCharge”, with a power of 27W .

Meizu 17 Pro supports 27W wireless chargingMeizu 17 Pro supports 27W wireless charging
In other words, for Meizu 17 Pro, its wired and wireless charging speeds are basically the same. In addition, Meizu also added a nighttime intelligent charging protection, users can use slow charging when sleeping, so as to protect the battery life of mobile phones.

Photograph: 8x hybrid zoom, self-timer can adjust multiple levels of beauty

Meizu 17 Pro is equipped with a rear four-camera module. In order to maintain the symmetry of the back design, the iconic ring light is placed in the middle, so that there are two cameras on the left and right sides. Meizu 17 Pro uses a 64-megapixel IMX 686 + 8-megapixel telephoto, supports 8x hybrid zoom + 32 million wide-angle camera, and can provide macro shooting, in addition to a 3 million ToF depth of field lens for shooting portraits. The front is a 3T2 20-megapixel camera customized with Samsung, which can realize AI real-time beauty, portrait mode and backlight HDR mode.

We look at through a few proofs (Meizu 17 Pro is an engineering prototype)

Meizu 17 Pro supports wide-angle, macro and 8x hybrid zoom. Compared with other flagship mobile phones, the Meizu 17 Pro always has 50x or even 100x zoom. The 8x hybrid zoom seems a bit behind now.

Meizu 17 Pro shooting proofs in wide-angle modeMeizu 17 Pro shooting proofs in wide-angle mode

Meizu 17 Pro shooting proofs in 1x modeMeizu 17 Pro shooting proofs in 1x mode
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This is a photo proof of a cloudy world. Shoot with 1x, 2x, 3x, 8x and wide angle respectively. With 1x proofs, the overall color reproduction is more realistic, and the color transition is more natural. The magnified cows appear purple fringing, which causes the picture color to be garbled.

Meizu 17 Pro shooting proofs in 8x modeMeizu 17 Pro shooting proofs in 8x mode
At 8x zoom, the problem of insufficient resolution also appeared.

Meizu 17 Pro shooting proofs in night scene modeMeizu 17 Pro shooting proofs in night scene mode
In the night scene mode, with a long exposure of about 2 seconds, the dark parts are brightened and the places where the brightness is too high are darkened through multiple synthesis. The outline of the picture objects is clear, but there is still some noise in the dark parts.

Portrait mode, I think this is a highlight on the 17 Pro. The 17 S is equipped with a Samsung S5K33D sensor for 3D depth of field measurement, and there will be a hardware-level blurred background when shooting portrait mode.

Finally looking forward to Meizu’s 2020 flagship. Compared with this year’s flagship mobile phone, Meizu 17 Pro is not very good, Snapdragon 865, wireless charging or punch screen, these are already commonplace in other flagship mobile phones. But the Meizu 17 Pro put on this time is still worth talking about, why? Two words “details”.

Meizu 17 Pro’s overall rounded feel, near-uniform screen border, or circular power display all reflect Meizu’s control of product details.

Of course, Meizu 17 Pro also made some compromises. The flagship in 2020 still does not support IP68, and the camera only supports 8x hybrid zoom.

The evaluation of Meizu 17 will be released at 10 o’clock on May 9, when there will be AG fantasy unicorn color matching ~ stay tuned.