Meizu Pro 6 Plus review: imPROved

imPROved

GSMArena team, 18 January 2017.

Telephony

At its core, the phonebook on the Meizu Pro 6 Plus is a list of all of your contacts, but you can also view specific contact groups or filter contacts by their source - phone contacts, email account contacts or Meizu account contacts, for instance.

The dialer features smart dialing, but only by numbers, not names. Otherwise, it doesn't differ from any other in functionality. Both the dialer and phonebook tabs do not support 3D Press.

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Phonebook • The dialer • The dialer

The Meizu Pro 6 Plus had all reception bars full and held onto signal great even in tighter spots. Call quality is excellent. A dedicated mic for active noise cancellation makes sure the other party hears you loud and clear.

The phone supports dual-SIM with dual-standby. Managing the SIM cards is very easy as is initiating calls and sending texts.

The Meizu Pro 6 Plus scored a Below Average mark at our loudspeaker test and turned out really quiet. Nevertheless, the speaker sound quality is above average for a single-speaker setup with deep and crisp sound.

Speakerphone testVoice, dB Pink noise/ Music, dB Ringing phone, dB Overall score
Meizu Pro 6 Plus 60.6 69.5 70.3 Below Average
Meizu Pro 5 67.7 66.6 68.7 Average
Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus 65.0 68.2 70.8 Average
OnePlus 3T 61.0 69.3 78.3 Good
Meizu MX6 65.7 71.7 72.5 Good
Apple iPhone 7 Plus 68.3 72.2 72.9 Good
Meizu Pro 6 64.0 71.5 89.1 Very Good
Meizu MX5 75.7 73.5 79.5 Excellent
Meizu MX4 Pro 76.9 73.6 82.7 Excellent
Huawei Mate 9 83.1 74.5 85.0 Excellent

The gallery

The Flyme gallery has two viewing modes - photo and gallery. The photo stacks images into months while the gallery puts them into folders. You can add or remove folders from the gallery and also search through it. You can preview images using a longer press thanks to the 3D Press pressure-sensitive technology of the screen.

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Gallery • 3D Press • Albums • Viewing an image • Editing an image

There's also a built-in editor that offers filters and all the basic controls for contrast, brightness and you can even add blur or vignette. You cannot use different editors from the stock gallery and would need to install a third-party gallery (like Google's Photos) to have different editors.

Music player

The music player can only find tracks located in the Music folder. You can browse your collection the traditional way, or you can select to have it filtered by folders.

In the first case, tracks are sorted into several playlists like All songs, Recently added, Folders and you have the option to create custom playlists. When viewing All songs, you can choose between three types of sorting in a tabbed layout: song name, artist and album.

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Streaming homepage • Music player • Browsing albums • Now playing • Equalizers

You can access the equalizer from the advanced menu. It features several presets, which you can edit manually - but you need to insert the headphones first.

Great video player

The Meizu Pro 6 Plus comes with a dedicated Video app, but it expects videos to be placed in the video folder. You can use the file browser or gallery to get videos to play from elsewhere - it offers thumbnails and everything, so we ended up using it more often than the Video app itself.

There's a pop-out option that allows you to view the video as an overlay to the OS.

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Video player

The Meizu Pro 6 Plus played everything we threw at it. Subtitles are supported, but it recognizes only Latin and Chinese characters.

Audio output has excellent loudness, very good clarity

When plugged into an active external amplifier, the Meizu Pro 6 Plus posted excellent scores top to bottom and garnished them with very high volume levels. A very solid start for the flagship here.

Adding in a pair of headphones causes moderate damage to the stereo quality and introduces a tiny amount of extra distortion. The overall output is still very good, though, and with the volume remaining splendid, it’s one impressive showing.

And now here go the results so you can make your own comparisons.

TestFrequency responseNoise levelDynamic rangeTHDIMD + NoiseStereo crosstalk
Meizu Pro 6 Plus+0.05, -0.00-93.593.40.00520.010-92.6
Meizu Pro 6 Plus (headphones attached)+0.18, -0.02-93.393.20.0200.201-51.7
OnePlus 3T+0.03, -0.01-94.394.30.00340.0063-93.4
OnePlus 3T (headphones attached)+0.53, -0.30-92.993.00.0170.434-49.7
Google Pixel XL+0.01, -0.03-94.094.00.00330.0066-92.9
Google Pixel XL (headphones attached)+0.17, -0.04-92.092.70.00670.125-62.0
Apple iPhone 7 Plus+0.10, -0.04-93.193.10.00150.0098-80.5
Apple iPhone 7 Plus (headphones attached)+0.10, -0.03-93.193.00.00130.015-76.8
LG V20+0.01, -0.03-93.093.10.0036 0.0075-93.7
LG V20 (headphones attached)+0.04, -0.09-92.492.40.051 0.105-57.5

Meizu Pro 6 Plus frequency response
Meizu Pro 6 Plus frequency response

You can learn more about the tested parameters and the whole testing process here.

Reader comments

  • Amer bader

Do you know if it will work on 4g of Tmobile in the US?

  • Anonymous

We are still waiting for your Helio X30 to blow everything out of the water

  • Anonymous

Don't have laptop, i use 32' widescreen bprderless screen on my PC.