Meizu Pro 6s vs Meizu Pro 6: Is It a Worthy Upgrade?

Meizu Pro 6 receives an upgrade in the form of Meizu Pro 6s. But is it worth it?

Meizu, the Chinese smartphone vendor has added yet another device to its smartphone arsenal. The new smartphone goes by the moniker Meizu Pro 6s and is believed to be an upgraded version of the previously launched Meizu Pro 6.

Meizu Pro 6s vs Meizu Pro 6: Is It a Worthy Upgrade?

The year 2016 appears to be a year full of upgrades. We have recently seen Xiaomi, another Chinese company to launch the upgraded version of its current flagship Mi 5, the Mi 5s.

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Even what's being called as the best mid-range smartphone of the year, the OnePlus 3 is speculated to receive an upgrade to the internals in the form of OnePlus 3T. Continuing the trend, Meizu has joined the bandwagon and launched the Pro 6s. But wait, does it really bring something new to the table or is it just a sugar-coated version of its successor, the Pro 6? Let's find out.

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The same old iPhone-ish look

As far as design is concerned, the Meizu Pro 6s sports the same design as its predecessor, the Meizu Pro 6, which not to mention bears a striking resemblance
with the current generation of iPhones. Even the antenna bands on the smartphone are placed at the exact position as seen on the iPhone 7. With that being said, one must agree that the Meizu Pro 6s looks stunning to the eye.

No change in terms of display either

The Pro 6s retains the same footprint as its predecessor, meaning the smartphone has the same 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display with the resolution (Full HD) unchanged.

The 3D Press capabilities (similar to the Apple's 3D Touch) which first made its way to Meizu smartphones with the Pro 6 are still here.

Same Helio X25 chipset but battery capacity sees a major bump

Though the Pro 6s is believed to be a beefed up version of the Pro 6, there are not many changes in the internals. The smartphone is powered by the same 10-core Helio X25 chipset along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of non-expandable storage.

However, the battery seems to have received a major upgrade. Instead of the 2560mAh battery on the Meizu Pro 6 the Pro 6s now has a 3,060mAh battery which is a much-needed upgrade. It also supports Meizu's mCharge 3.0 fast charging technology.

On the software side of things, the Meizu Pro 6s runs on Flyme OS 5 which is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. In terms of connectivity, the smartphone offers support for LTE Cat.6, dual-SIM, dual-band Wi-Fi, and other standard features.

Additionally, it features a Cirrus Logic CS43L36 chip for outputting Hi-Fi audio through the 3.5mm jack.

The biggest update comes in the form of camera

Though the megapixel count has decreased from 21MP to 12MP as compared to its predecessor, the Meizu's latest offering features the Sony IMX386 sensor for the primary camera which is a significant upgrade. Along with it come the support for 4-axis optical image stabilisation, laser-assistance, and phase detection autofocus. To assist in low lighting conditions, it comes with a 10-LED dual-tone flash.

The front 5MP camera still remains the same, though.

Verdict

The Meizu Pro 6s bears a price tag of CNY 2,699 (approximately Rs. 27,000) which is slightly higher than that of the Meizu Pro 6's price. However, looking at a few minor changes except for the improvement in the camera department, the Meizu Pro doesn't entirely look like a worthy upgrade.

If you're fussy about the improved camera, choose to upgrade to the Pro 6s or else you're better off with the Pro 6.

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