Meizu 18s and Meizu 18s Pro with Snapdragon 888 Plus, Flyme 9.2 and lower price

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Meizu 18s and Meizu 18s Pro: Review, specs and price

Meizu 18s and Meizu 18s Pro are the improved versions of Meizu 18 and Meizu 18 Pro presented in March this year. With higher performance, longer battery life and lower heat.

Meizu 18s and Meizu 18s Pro are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus mobile platform with built-in X60 5G modem, 5nm LPE, Kryo 680 architecture and 3.0GHz maximum frequency; Adreno 660 graphics processor; Hexagon 780 DSP AIE; Spectra 580 ISP; LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 flash memory. Cooling is again carried out by a vapor chamber.

Available in 8/128GB, 8/256GB and 12/256GB configurations, RAM and ROM respectively. Depending on the configuration, Meizu 18s sells for 3699, 3999 and 4299 yuan (about 570, 620 and 665 dollars). Meizu 18s Pro costs 4599, 4999 and 5399 yuan respectively (approximately 710, 770 and 830 dollars).

The lower starting prices of the Meizu 18s series are impressive, compared to those of the Meizu 18 series. The reason is that the company has abandoned the „three-zero system“ policy (0 ads, 0 push notifications and 0 pre-installed third-party applications). This policy is maintained only for Meizu 18 and Meizu 18 Pro, as it was one of their selling points.

The new models are equipped with the same 2K+ Samsung E4 Super AMOLED micro curved displays as Meizu 18 and Meizu 18 Pro, with 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz sampling rate, HDR 10+ certification, contrast 5000000:1, up to 1300 nits peak brightness, SGS certification for reduced harmful blue light and reduced energy consumption by 15%.

Meizu 18s Meizu 18s Pro AMOLED

The display of Meizu 18s is 6.2 inches with a 20:9 aspect ratio, a resolution of 1440×3200 pixels and a pixel density of 563 PPI. The weight of the phone is only 162 grams and its dimensions are 69.2×152.4×8.18mm. Meizu 18s Pro has a 6.7-inch 20:9 screen, a resolution of 1440×3200 pixels and 526 PPI. It weighs 189 grams and measures 73×162.5×8.1mm.

The selfie camera’s punch-hole is located in the middle of the display and also serves as an LED indicator for missed notifications. The back cover is again 3D curved, glass and is treated with AG anti-glare technology, and the side frame is made of high quality aluminum alloy.

Meizu 18s and Meizu 18s Pro use the same new generation of ultrasonic fingerprint unlocking from Qualcomm, which in combination with Meizu’s proprietary mTouch provides a recognition speed of 0.1 sec and unlocking with wet and dirty hands. Again with mEngine 4.0 and horizontal linear vibromotor, two super linear speakers, mSmart 5G 2.0 optimization algorithm, Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6E, full-featured NFC module and eID.

Meizu 18s is equipped with a triple camera. The main sensor is Sony IMX 682, 64MP, wide aperture ƒ/1.6 and Ultra SMA OIS 7P lens. The Meizu 18s camera also includes a 122° wide-angle/macro sensor Samsung S5K3P9SX 16MP ƒ/2.2, 5P and OV08A10 8MP ƒ/2.4 telephoto. The front camera is 20MP 3T2 ƒ/2.2 with an equivalent focal length of 26mm, backlit HDR selfie, super night view and other features.

Meizu 18s camera

The more powerful configuration of the rear camera of Meizu 18s Pro includes – 50MP Samsung S5KGN1, ƒ/1.9, 23mm equivalent focal length, 7P lens; ultra wide angle/macro 130° 32MP Sony IMX616, ƒ/2.2, 15mm equivalent focal length; 8MP OmniVision OV08A10, ƒ/2.4, 79mm and ToF sensor 0.3MP Samsung 33D, ƒ/1.4. With its help we can take photos with 3x optical, 5x hybrid and 30x digital zoom. The selfie camera is 44MP GH1 ƒ/2.4 with HDR selfie with backlight, super night view and other features.

Meizu 18s Pro camera

Both models use the DarkVision Ultimate Night View algorithm to enhance images when shooting in low light conditions.

There is no change in charging power for the two new phones. Meizu 18s and Meizu 18s Pro are again sold without a charging adapter in the kit and support the basic charging protocols – PD and QC.

The battery of Meizu 18s has a capacity of 4000mAh, which through the company’s Super mCharge 36W can be charged up to 80% in 30 minutes and fully charged in 55 minutes. The autonomy of Meizu 18s Pro is ensured by a 4500mAh battery. It supports 40W Super mCharge wired and 40W Super Wireless mCharge wireless charging, which charges the battery to 40% in 15 minutes, up to 80% in 33 minutes and is fully charged in 50 minutes.

Meizu 18s and Meizu 18s Pro come with Android 11 and the updated company’s interface Flyme 9.2, including Game mode 5.0, Small window mode 3.5 and many other improvements.

The color options are preserved as in Meizu 18 and Meizu 18 Pro. However, the Meizu 18s also gets a fourth Unicorn EVO color scheme, which is achieved through a third-generation machine-engraved coating and flash sand etching for stronger visual performance, improved graininess and reduced fingerprint pollution.

Meizu 18s Pro colors
Meizu 18s colors

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