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Meizu 15Plus evaluation: 5 years later, see Huang Zhang Meizu flagship.

via:博客园     time:2018/4/23 10:02:46     readed:877



As time went by, the carpenter didn't leave a trace of dust.

In February 2017, Huang Zhang announced that he would return to build a dream machine himself.

After the expansion of 2014 and 2015, after the sea - sea tactics in 2016, the Meizu decided to return to the Meizu in 2017, and rebuilt the flagship cell phone in the way of the Yellow chapter.

On the last day of November 2017, Huang announced the name of the "dream machine" called "15", which will be listed in 2018, the fifteenth year of the founding of the Meizu.


In April 22, 2018, after more than a year's preparation, the Meizu 15 series and we arrived on schedule.

MX3, the last product from Huang Zhang, has been in the past 5 years. What kind of work has been produced by Huang Zhang "carving" this time? Let's get the answer out of the product together.

Not "full screen", better than "full screen"

The word "full screen" was raised at the end of 2016 by millet in the first generation of MIX, meaning "the front is almost all the screen" to describe the high screen ratio of the MIX. From the middle of last year, the domestic full screen mobile phones began to appear in large numbers, and quickly became the mainstream of the industry.

But until now, there is no clear definition of the "comprehensive screen" in the mobile phone industry, and the current full screen phone in the market usually refers to a mobile phone with a wide width ratio of 18:9 and above ("Liu Haiping" ratio can reach 19:9) at the same time.

If you look at the length and width ratio of the screen, the 15 series of Meizu is obviously not a full screen phone, because the 15 series of three products are used in the traditional 16:9 scale. But if the screen is occupied, the situation will be different.


Although the screen is not used longer, but by narrowing the width of the 4 sides around the screen, the screen proportion of 15 and 15 Plus is very impressive. According to the "screen occupation ratio = screen visual area / fuselage profile projection area", the Meizu 15 screen occupied 80.5%, while the larger screen size 15 Plus screen accounted for 81.5%. The latter data and the iPhone X, Mate 10 Pro, Nubian Z17S, nut Pro 2 and other comprehensive screen phones were at a level, all over the whole. The face screen phone market is in a middle position.

In addition, similar to the Nubian Z17S, as the 15 and 15 Plus's left and right borders are very narrow, the feeling of 15 and 15 Plus on the hand will be more powerful than the objective data.

In fact, if the width of the left and right borders is calculated [(cell phone physical width - screen display width) /2], 15 and 15 Plus are the narrowest in current non curved screen phones, of which 15 of the border width is only 1.955 millimeters, 15 Plus is 2.09 millimeters, compared with two of the two recognized narrow border mobile HUAWEI Mate 10 (2.16 mm). ) and Nubian Z17S (2.29 mm) must be narrower.

After talking about "full screen", let's look at the screen itself.

The three products of the 15 series are different, the 15 Plus diagonal size is 5.95 inches, the resolution is 2560X1440 (2K), the Samsung OLED panel, the 15 diagonal size 5.46 inches, the resolution 1920X1080 (FHD), the same Samsung OLED panel, the M15 also 5.46 inches, 1920X1080 points. Discrimination, but the screen material is LTPS LCD. Meizu said, 15 Plus and 15 of the two panels are exclusively customized for Samsung.


Display effect, 15 Plus and 15 performance are all good, especially 15 Plus, 2K resolution and close to 500 of the PPI makes it look more delicate than the vast majority of the OLED phone.

15 and 15 Plus, because they are self luminescent OLED panels, all support the usual bright display (Always On Display, AOD), and the two have provided 4 demonstration effects such as adaptive, standard, photo, and bright patterns similar to Samsung Galaxy in the settings. However, even the standard mode, the Meizu still tends to turn the screen color temperature to cold, so that users can adjust the screen color separately in the settings, I personally tend to use the adaptive display mode, and then slightly warmer the screen color temperature.

Do you remember the "white circle" of MX2 and MX3?

Besides the screen itself, the forehead and chin of the 15 and 15 Plus screens are also very particular.


In the "forehead" part, 15 and 15 Plus are treated with a nut of Pro 2. Infrared emission, infrared reception, and environmental light sensors are all hidden. The receiver is located at the top of the screen glass cover. The only obvious visual element in the whole "forehead" part is the central front camera, very simple. Beautiful, especially in the white panel model.

In addition, unlike the nut Pro 2, 15, 15 Plus also "hide" the breathing lamp into the receiver, more careful than the design of the nut Pro 2 on the top left corner of the front.


By the way, the 15 and 15 Plus receiver can also be used as a loudspeaker and a double speaker design at the bottom, which has a good effect and is close to the level of iPhone X.

The "little white circle" of MX2 and MX3 is one of the classic designs of Meizu. In the 15 series, the design was extended through circular fingerprints.


The 15-series circular fingerprint is not a conventional solution. In order to put the circular front fingerprint in a very narrow "chin," Meizu has customized the world's smallest pre-fingerprint scheme (claimed to cost a total of $1 million).

Compared with the positive circular fingerprints used on iPhone (except X) and nut Pro, the key area of the 15 series is significantly smaller than two circles. Compared with the "waist key" area used by the Meizu's previous generations, the area of the 15 series of fingerprint keys is about 1/3.

However, the size of the button is small, and the speed of recognition is excellent. (it is called recognition only takes 0.08 seconds, the world is the fastest). It can be unlocked with a little touch in the state of the interest screen, which is much faster than the pre - fingerprint fingerprint of all the products before the Meizu.

In addition, the Meizu has added a pressure sensing chip for the three product of the 15 series (the cost is said to be $1), allowing the 15 series to keep the "original taste" mBack experience in the case of the preprinted fingerprint, which is back, back to the home page, the multi task on the bottom of the screen, and the restart of two. Machine.

However, I found in the use of the use of the "waist circle" and the iPhone Home key, just started with 15 Plus "mini" circular Home key occasionally to find a place, with a few days after the problem.

In addition to fingerprint recognition, the 15 series (Flyme7 should be accurate) finally finally joined the face recognition function, and the algorithm behind it came from Shang Tang technology.


The speed of recognition is nothing to say, fast and accurate, support the anti closed eye unlocking (when closed eyes can not be unlocked), with the wrist wake-up, the 15 series can be like a lot of domestic full screen mobile phone to take up the mobile phone directly into the desktop, of course, it can also select the face lock after the success of the lock screen interface, and then slide into the screen. Enter the desktop.

When I use post fingerprint cell phone, I often use the face unlocking function of mobile phone. But for the Meizu 15 series, the HUAWEI P20 series, and so on, there have been a good use of the pre - fingerprint model, I feel that the face unlock sometimes a little bit of confusion, so after the experience of a few times 15 Plus face unlock, I decided to delete the face data, use better use more secure and can do the payment of the frontal fingerprint.

Of course, for consumers, a number of highly completed functions are clearly not a bad thing. In addition, in addition to the 15 series, PRO 7 Plus, PRO 7 (high edition, Standard Edition), PRO 6, PRO 6 Plus, PRO 6S, PRO 5, MX6, and magic blue Note 6 will also be upgraded by software upgrade at the first time to get the face unlocking function.

Remember the carpenter's hand grind 31 times?

5 years ago, in the design of MX3, Huang Zhang had polished 31 wooden handboards in order to find the most suitable size and fuselage, and the story was told by countless friends after the story.

In the 15 generation of this generation, although there was no more time to take care of the board, it was obvious that Huang had spent a lot of effort in the rear cover.

On the material, 15 and 15 Plus used a very special stainless steel aluminum material, on the ordinary aluminum alloy back cover on the plating a layer of austenite 306L stainless steel (the iPhone X frame for the stainless steel material).


It was so complicated because the Meizu wanted the 15 and 15 Plus fuselage to have the strength of stainless steel, but not as thick as the stainless steel fuselage, 15 for 152 grams, and 177 grams in the weight of 15 Plus, which were relatively light in the same size.

In addition to material, 15, 15 Plus surface treatment is also special, in addition to 15 of the white (Ru white) surface with similar ceramic processing, 15 and 15 Plus of the iakin, inkstone, blue (15), basalt ash (15Plus) surface is called the "physical deposition" process.


See the photo, the focus of attention may be surface drawing, but the 15, 15 Plus, the most special place is actually a surface touch, feel a glass feeling, very unique, and the iPhone 7/7 Plus on the bright black with a little like, but the 15, 15 Plus surface strength is much higher, not like bright black I Phone leaves a scratch like that.

As for the back cover of 15 and 15 Plus, it is a very subjective problem. I personally like this unique "wire glass metal" feeling, but some consumers may feel that the texture of this kind of wire will be a little "old".

It needs to be reminded that it is similar to iPhone 7 bright and black, and the surface of 15 and 15 Plus is also easier to stain oil, which will be more obvious in the color matching of the inkstone with the deeper color of the surface. If you have "cleanliness", you may need to wear a suit or choose other colors for daily use.

In addition, the radii of the 15 and 15 Plus rear covers were carefully adjusted and felt a strong MX3 flavour.


Looking at the bottom, the back cover of 15 and 15 Plus is a complete curve, and there is a clear edge to the middle frame on both sides, making the cell phone thinner than the thickness of the 7.2 millimeter.


By the way, Meizu also carved the lines up and down the top of the 15 Plus back cover with a 3D rotating radium carving process, which appeared to be "carved" along the lines.

It may be the first Andrew machine that can rival iPhone in vibration.

15 and 15 Plus have one thing that you can't see on the outside, but you can feel it in one use.

After iPhone 6S joins Taptic Engine, the vibration experience of iPhone has been the benchmark for the entire industry, and the Meizu 15 Plus may be the first mobile phone that is comparable to iPhone in vibration.


The Meizu is equipped with a large linear resonant motor that can vibrate on the XY axis for 15 Plus. It can provide a very crisp, close hand vibration experience in 45 scenes such as Home key, typing, rolling and other scenes. The Meizu group called the 15 Plus tactile module called mEngine.

Compared to iPhone's Taptic Engine, the mEngine of 15 and 15 Plus has been very close to the experience, including feedback from the Home key, and 15 and 15 Plus have reached the "real" solid bond touch of iPhone.

To say the difference, because the screen of Meizu 15 or 15 Plus is not equipped with pressure feeling, it does not have the function of 3D Touch on iPhone. Of course, for an Android machine, the sense of screen pressure is also very limited. No, it is not a problem.

HUAWEI P20 is the best photo of CMOS in the history of Meizu.

Although PRO 6S, PRO 6 Plus and other photos have reached the domestic first camp products at the same time, the whole view, taking pictures is not the field that the Meizu flagship is very good at. However, on the two products of 15 and 15 Plus, Meizu can be photographed with a "capital".


On the core CMOS sensor, the Plus uses a combination of Sony's IMX380 IMX350 and, coincidentally, this is exactly the CMOS for Huawei's P20 rear camera (note that the P20, not the P20 Prog). In addition to the P20 Pro's IMX600, the combination of the IMX380 and IMX350 is basically the highest available CMOS for mobile phone makers.


IMX380 is a 15, 15 Plus, with an area of 1/2.3 inches, which is larger than most of the flagship's 1/2.55 inches (such as IMX363, IMX333). The pixels are still 12 million, the single pixel size is 1.55 microns, and the phase focus is supported, but there is no full pixel focus (as "compensation"). "15, 15 Plus are equipped with laser focus", lens aperture f/1.8, support 4 axis anti shake.

As for the side, CMOS's CMOS is IMX350 (1/2.78 inches, 20 million pixels) like the P20 and Mate 10 series HUAWEI flagship machines, but the Meizu 15 and 15 Plus do not take the Bayer filter to black and white like the Bayer filter, but use the conventional color design.

In addition, the focal length of this lens is a little longer than that of the main camera (equivalent to about 35 millimeters), plus a high pixel of 20 million of its own, so that a good zoom effect can be achieved. Meizu says that 15 and 15 Plus can keep the zoom effect in 3 times focal length.

On the other hand, we also use the HDR multi-frame de-noising algorithm provided by Hong soft in our algorithm. The maximum effective exposure time can be up to 1 / 4 second, which is helpful to improve the imaging quality under low light.

The following samples are taken by Meizu 15 Plus without any later stage.











As for the actual imaging performance, as long as you used the phone is not HUAWEI P20 Pro or Galaxy S9, Meizu 15, 15 Plus should not let you down. However, for the 15, 15 Plus, this set of hardware, there should be further promotion of the space, hope that the Meizu in the later system updates to further tap its potential.

Valon 660, Exynos 8895

What SoC is always a very interesting topic for the Meizu flagship machine, and in this 15 series, the Meizu has prepared 3 different SoC for the three models.

The top 15 Plus uses Samsung's Exynos 8895, part of last year's flagship Galaxy S8/S8 / Note 8 version, and the CellCon 835 era.

It's a little older, but even now the specs of Exynos 8895 are powerful, according to Exynos 8895 Galaxy S8/S8 / Note 8. Its CPU section has four A53 nuclei (up to 1.7 GHz) and four Samsung semi-custom M2 nuclei (up to 2.5 GHz CPU with 20 cores Mali-G71s).

The reason that the reason is from the Samsung Galaxy mobile phone, because the Meizu 15 Plus Exynos 8895 seems to have made some adjustments on this basis, from the data read from CPU Float, 15 Plus of the 4 M2 core can only run to 2.3GHz (in order to control power?).


It is worth mentioning that, by hanging the Samsung baseband, 15 Plus also realized all Netcom, not the PRO 6 Plus and the SONY mobile phone, which can only be unable to get on the Internet.


Although it is suppressed in the main frequency, but after all, the absolute performance of Exynos 8895 is placed in that, plus the marking of 6GB storage, the Meizu 15 Plus fluency should be guaranteed.

In actual use, the 15 Plus performance of the Meizu, which runs Flyme 7.0.3, is still available on my hand, but the occasional frame drop makes it still a gap from the "flagship level" level. Considering the performance of Meizu's previous Exynos flagship machines, the fluency of 15 Plus should not be a problem.

The SoC of Meizu 15 is high pass long long 660, this SoC should be familiar with you can not be familiar with it, its performance performance is far from the length of the Valon 835, 845 gap is obvious, but its own level is not bad, to fix the 1080p resolution of the Meizu 15 should be no problem.

But it may be to pull apart from 15 Plus, 15 of the Meizu's running memory is only 4GB, and if you're used to keep 10 app back and forth in the background, 4GB may be a little less than enough.

By the way, the introductory version of the M15 uses CellCellus 626 (Meizu E3: I'm called M15).


In terms of battery capacity, when 15 Plus is 3500 Ma and 15 is 3000 Ma, the two all support 24W fast charge. The measured 15 Plus can be charged to close to 60% in half an hour in the absence of electric state.

In my several days' use, the endurance of the 15 Plus is basically enough for me to insist on the heavy use of the whole day, and the performance is between iPhone X and P20 Pro.

A yellow stamp style flagship

As the return of the Yellow chapter for 5 years, the Meizu 15 and 15 Plus can see a lot of "yellow chapter" adherence, such as screen, fingerprint identification, mEngine and many customized components, carefully "grind" the arc back cover, the details of the microphone, camera, sensor and other details.

If you are a Meizu user coming from the MX, MX2, and MX3 times like me, you should feel the familiar Meizu taste at a moment when you get the 15 or 15 Plus of the Meizu.

On the price side, the 4GB 64GB version of Meizu 15 is 2499 yuan, 4GB 128GB, 2799 yuan, 15 Plus, the 6GB 64GB version is 2999 yuan, 6GB 128GB is 3299 yuan, and the entry edition M15 is 1699 yuan.

Compared to the PRO 7 series before half a year ago, the pricing of the 15 series is much more reasonable, especially the 15 Plus. with Exynos 8895 6GB 2K screen.


Of course, if you want to buy a "cheap and big bowl" cost-effective product, Meizu 15 is obviously not the best solution. But if you are a "Meizu" or simply want to buy a mobile phone that is not the same as the "mainstream trend", such as a special screen and AI, the 15 and 15 Plus should not disappoint you.

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