Meizu has just announced their latest smartphone – the MX6. It packs a 5.5-inch Full HD display, 4GB RAM, and a monster MediaTek Helio X25 deca-core CPU. Sounds good, right? But before you jump in and decide if this should be your next phone, let’s consider another popular device worthy of your attention – the ASUS Zenfone 3 (ZE552KL). Which one is better in terms of specs? Let’s find out.
|Meizu MX6||ASUS Zenfone 3 (ZE552KL)|
|5.5-inch In-Cell Full HD display, 401ppi||5.5-inch Super IPS+ Full HD display, 401ppi|
|2.5D Glass||2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass|
|2.3GHz MediaTek Helio X20 deca-core CPU||2.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core CPU|
|Mali-T880 GPU||Adreno 506 GPU|
|4GB RAM||4GB RAM|
|32GB internal storage||64GB internal storage|
|n/a||microSD via SIM 2 slot|
|12MP Sony IMX386 PDAF rear camera w/ LED flash||16MP Laser AF, PDAF, rear camera w/ OIS, LED flash|
|5MP front camera||8MP front camera|
|4G LTE, VoLTE||4G LTE|
|Wi-Fi 802.11ac||Wi-Fi 802.11ac|
|GPS w/ A-GPS, Glonass, BDS||GPS w/ A-GPS, Glonass|
|USB Type-C||USB Type-C|
|Fingerprint scanner||Fingerprint scanner|
|3,060mAh battery w/ fast charging||3,000mAh battery w/ Quick Charge|
|Android 6.0 Marshmallow w/ Flyme 5.2.2 OS||Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow w/ ZenUI|
|7.25mm thick||152.6 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm|
Summary of advantages
* Higher clocked CPU with more cores
* Slightly larger battery
* Slightly thinner body
ASUS Zenfone 3 (ZE552KL)
* Larger storage capacity
* Dual-SIM support
* Higher front camera resolution
Based on the summary above, it looks like the Zenfone 3 has the advantage especially in important aspects like storage capacity and support for microSD cards. As for CPU performance, the MX6 seem to have the upper hand in terms of clock speed and number of cores, but we can only determine which one is better in real world tests.
Now for the price, the Meizu MX6 is priced at CNY 1,999 or around Php14,000. The ASUS Zenfone 3 (ZE552KL), on the other hand, is priced at NTD 9,999 or approximately Php14,700. Based on conversion, both smartphones are in the same price range. The MX6, though, is more affordable, but not by a mile.
How about you guys? Which smartphone do you think is the better pick? Let us know in the comments below.