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Meizu 15 Plus: celebrating 15 years of life with a great flagship for 2018

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Meizu 15 Plus is the highlight for the Chinese manufacturer, as it gets to celebrate its 15 years anniversary since the company’s inception.

As we all know, a Plus version normally has its roots on a ‘regular’ version. Here’s a quick throwback to the Meizu 15 :

  • 5.46-inch Full HD Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio or ~403 ppi density
  • Metal body
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 chipset, Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260) processor, Adreno 512 graphics and 4GB RAM
  • Dual 12MP (f/1.8, aperture 1/2.3", 1.55 µm) + 20MP primary camera (1/2.8", 1.0 µm) with 4-axis OIS, 2x optical zoom, dual pixel phase and laser detection autofocus, six-LED dual-tone flash
  • 20MP secondary camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • 64GB/128GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to maximum 256GB
  • Android Nougat 7.1.2
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery with Fast battery charging (54% in just 30 minutes)
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • April 2018 release date
  • 2,499 Chinese Yuan or ~ USD 390 price tag

Meizu 15 had a good start ever since its release back in April 2018, as the amount of value that it dishes out is just too great. A 5.46-inch Full HD Super AMOLED screen, good mid-range performance with the Snapdragon 660 chipset and 4GB RAM, a superb 12MP+20MP primary camera with lots of excellent features and functions, and a great 20MP selfie camera to cement its position as a great camera smartphone. The only shortcoming is on its dated Android Nougat 7.1.2 operating system.

Now that is over, let’s turn our attention to the star of today’s show – 15 Plus:

  • 5.95-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1440 x 2560 pixels, 16:9 ratio or ~494 ppi density
  • Metal body
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Exynos 8895 Octa chipset, Octa-core (4x2.5 GHz Mongoose M2 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) processor, Mali-G71 MP20 graphics and 6GB RAM
  • Dual 12MP (f/1.8 aperture, 1/2.3", 1.55 µm) + 20MP primary camera with (1/2.8", 1.0 µm), 4-axis OIS, gyro-EIS, 2x optical zoom, dual pixel phase and laser detection autofocus and six-LED dual-tone flash
  • 20MP secondary camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • 64GB/128GB internal storage with no microSD expansion slot
  • Android Nougat 7.1.2
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery with Fast battery charging
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • April 2018 release date
  • 2,999 Chinese Yuan or ~455 USD for 64GB internal storage + 3,299 Chinese Yuan or ~499 USD for 128GB internal storage

For just 55 USD more, you get the 15 Plus in all its full glory. Starting with the obvious, the flagship comes with a large 5.95-inch and an amazing Quad HD Super AMOLED screen to boot. It will be a blast watching anything on its screen.

Under the hood of the 15 Plus gets a nice upgrade in the form of the Exynos 8895 chipset paired with a blazingly fast octa-core processor, great graphics and 6GB RAM. It will be a breeze running just about anything that you can throw at it.

Camera-wise, there’s no difference between the 15 Plus and its regular version. Guess there’s not much that can be improved on its high-end dual 12MP+20MP primary camera and the 20MP selfie camera that comes along with it.

The 15 Plus gets another nice upgrade in the form of its 3500 mAh battery. We all know how a bigger screen and faster hardware, usually translates to more battery consumption. Therefore, the upgrade should be sufficient to power up the flagship for a full day of charge.

Two things that you should be paying attention to the 15 Plus: one is its ‘ancient’ Nougat operating system, and two is on the unavailability of an expansion slot. Just go for the largest size that you can afford, which is 64GB or 128GB. You may have to turn to cloud storage or USB on-the-go more often than not.

Conclusion:

Meizu 15 Plus is a nice addition to the Chinese manufacturer’s lineup, and a great way of celebrating its 15th birthday. By paying an additional USD 55, you will be getting a larger 5.95-inch Super AMOLED screen with Quad HD resolution, better hardware and larger battery capacity.

Meizu 15 Plus is currently available for 2,999 Chinese Yuan or ~455 USD for the 64GB internal storage and 3,299 Chinese Yuan or ~499 USD for the 128GB internal storage option.

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