Alongside with other numerous Android Smartphones, Meizu also introduced the interesting and attractive X8 but unlike the notch-less Meizu 16X, the Meizu X8 arrives with a wide display notch at the top.
Despite the notch display, the Meizu X8 still sports a smaller chin at the bottom of the display. Unfortunately, you might have to wait a little longer to October 16, before you lay hands on the new Chinese Smartphone.
The mid-range device comes with a Snapdragon 710 SoC, 6GB RAM, vertically mounted dual cameras, a 20-megapixel selfie camera, and run on Android 8.1 Oreo based on Flyme OS with a rear fingerprint sensor.
Meizu X8 Specs
*. Display: 6.2-inch LCD Full-HD+ with 401ppi pixel density and 1080p
*. Colors: Black, Blue, and White
*. Fingerprint sensor: YES (rear-mounted)
– Back: dual camera setup, of 12-megapixel sensor with Sony IMX362 f/1.9 aperture and a 5-megapixel sensor
– Front: 20-megapixels with smart blur and ArcSoft AI smart beauty algorithm
*. Network and connectivity: 2G, 3G, 4G, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, 3.5mm audio jack, and USB Type-C port.
*. Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset
*. RAM and storage: 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage model, 6GB RAM + 64GB internal storage and 6GB + 128GB internal storage models
*. OS: Android 8.1 Oreo with Flyme UI 7.0
*. Battery: 3210mAh battery capacity with mCharge fast charging support
Design and Display
The Meizu X8 is definitely a mid-range Smartphone, due to the processor chipset, but the 1080p screen resolution display is quite stunning combined with the massive and large screen size of 6.2-inch LCD Full-HD+ with 401ppi pixel density.
Concerning the notch display on the Meizu X8, the company’s CEO Jerry Wang said “it isn’t the future of the smartphone screen design” but things suddenly changed around with their new device. The Meizu X8 is the company’s first Smartphone with a notch display.
Their persistence is quite imagining but at the end, the result is a little bit expected. However, the notch display is still the same, housing the necessary components such as selfie shooter, ear piec, a breathing light, infrared transmitter and signal receiver.
Aside the notch display, the phone boasts of 89.6% screen-to-body ratio, providing a little bit of more bezels around the screen. And the bottom chin is still arrive also, unlike what we know the company for, the X8 doesn’t have the traditional mBack button but uses onscreen gestures, known as Meizu Super mBack.
The features includes: sliding the bottom part of the screen to return, Long slides are used to return back to the desktop as well as open the multitasking tabs, and screen. But they successfully retained the Android navigation button on the model. The colors options includes Black, Blue, and White.
Camera and connectivity
On the camera aspect, the Meizu X8 sports a dual camera setup, which consists of 12-megapixel sensor with Sony IMX362 f/1.9 aperture and dual PD focus, and a secondary 5-megapixel sensor as well. The rear cameras are enhanced with a dual-tone LED flash.
While at the front selfie snapper, the phone features a large 20-megapixels with smart blur and ArcSoft AI smart beauty algorithm which brings vivid clarity to selfies. It lacks the in-display fingerprint sensor but the rear mounted fingerprint sensor right below the camera setup can unlock the phone in just 0.2 seconds.
The network and connectivity includes: 2G, 3G, 4G, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, 3.5mm audio jack, and USB Type-C port.
Performance and Battery
The Meizu X8 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset, it is a new chipset meant for mid-range Smartphone. The X8 is available in three different and affordable models, there is the 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage model, 6GB RAM + 64GB internal storage and 6GB + 128GB internal storage models.
To keep the light switch on for hours, the handset features a moderate 3210mAh battery capacity, but it is enhanced with the company’s mCharge fast charging support, and might deliver up to 50% of charge in 30 minutes. And it runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with Flyme UI 7.0.
Price of Meizu X8
The price of Meizu X8 varies from the ranges to ranges:
– The Meizu 4GB RAM + 64GB storage model costs CNY 1,598 / Rs. 16,900 / $233 / N84,000
– The Meizu 6GB RAM + 64GB storage model costs CNY 1,798 / Rs. 19,100 / $262 / N95,000
– The Meizu 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model costs CNY 1,998 / Rs. 21,200 / $291 / N105,000
Anyways, the phone is expected to start arriving at the stores shelves in China starting from October 15. The latest Meizu phones are incredible amazing and well built!