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Meizu Pro 6s Launch and Six Alternatives Available in India

Meizu upgraded its (now) former flagship phone Pro 6, with the China launch of what is dubbed the Meizu Pro 6s, today. While camera and battery have been revamped, Meizu Pro 6s dons the look and feel of its predecessor, the Pro 6. Meizu has given the Pro 6s a price tag of CNY 2,699 (approximately Rs. 26,700).

The device will don the same colours – Grey, Gold, Silver, and Rose Gold, and flaunt the familiar curve-edged aluminium chassy design lifted from the Pro 6.  Pro 6s sports a 12-megapixel IMX386 rear camera sensor from Sony, embraced with 4-axis optical image stabilisation, dual-tone 10-LED ring flash alongside phase-detection laser autofocus. A major selling point, the battery has been increased up to 3060mAh compared to 2560mAh on the Pro 6. This features a fast charging with mCharge 3.0 technology by means of a 24W charger. It also sports a 5.2-inch FullHD AMOLED display.

Under the hood, Meizu Pro 6s puts at work a deca-core Helio X25 processor from MediaTek with the 4 cores of Cortex-A53 clocked at 2.0GHz, quad-core Cortex-A53 clocked at 1.4GHz, and a 2-core Cortex-A72 clocked at 2.5GHz, complemented by 4GB LPDDR3 RAM and Mali-T880 GPU. The Pro 6s stages a 64GB  non-expandable storage. Talking connectivity options, the Meizu Pro 6 supports 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.1, USB Type-C, and A-GPS.

Meizu Pro 6s, however, has NOT made its way to India, yet. Following are some of the alternatives available in India at a lower price (compared to its price in CYN) and will please buyers seeking better battery and superior camera, as they have been Meizu’s key focus with this upgrade. These have been grouped into two segments – below and above INR 20,000.

Options Available Under 20k:

Lenovo K5 Note – Rs. 13,499

Lenovo K5 Note hosts a massive 3,500 mAH battery alongside a 13 megapixel CMOS sensor camera with phase detection auto-focus. It has 4GB of RAM coupled with MediaTek MT6755 processor which is clocked at 1.8GHz. The 5.5-inch screen has a FullHD resolution (1920×1080). However the onboard storage is 32GB, it can be expanded up to 128GB via external MicroSD card. It runs Android Marshmallow out-of-box.

Samsung J7 Prime – Rs. 18,790

Samsung J7 Prime features a duo of Exynos 7 Octa-core processor and 3 GB of RAM. It sports a 5.5-inch FullHD IPS display panel with Corning Gorilla Glass for protection against scratches. It fetches juice from a 3,300 mAH battery and boasts of a 13MP rear shooter featuring a CMOS sensor and autofocus. On-board 16GB storage can be expanded up to 256GB using MicroSD. The device is loaded with Android Marshmallow 6.0.1.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 32GB – Rs. 11,990

 

Priced lowest in our tally of Meizu Pro 6s alternatives, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 uses a mighty 4,050 mAH battery which is used to power hexa-core Qualcomm MSM8956 Snapdragon 650 processor along with 3GB of RAM. It features a 5.5-inch 1080p FullHD IPS display alongside a 16MP rear camera with a CMOS sensor and Digital Image Stabilization feature. Inbuilt storage is 32GB which can be furthered to additional 32GB using MicroSD card. It runs Android version 5.1.1 skinned with custom MIUI 7.

Choices Available Over 20k:

Gionee S6 Pro – Rs. 21,999

Featuring a robust full metal body, Gionee’s S6 Pro features a 5.5-inch FullHD IPS LCD display. It runs Android Marshmallow out-of-box which is powered by 1.8 GHz Octa-core MediaTek MT6755M processor along with 4GB of RAM. It features a 13MP shooter at the rear and is stacked with 64GB of internal storage, further expandable up to 128GB using MicroSD card. Featuring a Type-C USB port, the device is injected with juice from a 3,130 mAH.

Moto Z Play 32GB –  Rs. 24,999

The recently launched Moto Z Play from Motorola features a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with a FullHD resolution which is protected by Gorilla Glass. It boots Android v6.0.1 which runs atop Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Processor alongside with 3GB of RAM. Photography enthusiasts can cherish its 16 megapixel rear shooter, complimented by Laser and Phase detection Auto Focus and dual LED flash. Moto Z Play boasts a 3,510 mAH battery which features turbocharging.

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) – Rs. 24,999

Running a 1.6GHz octa-core processor with Exynos 7 Octa-core 7580 CPU chipset, the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) is peculiarly praised for the performance of its 13MP rear camera with CMOS Sensor and Digital Image Stabilization. Coming with an inbuilt storage of 16Gb, the Galaxy A7 (2016) can have expanded storage up to 128GB. It features a 3,300 mAH battery which supports fast charging. It runs Android 5.1.1 over 3GB of RAM and flaunts a super AMOLED display with a FullHD 1920x1080p resolution.

Tushar Mehta: Tech Analyst | Have a knack for anything that feeds off encryption and decryption of ones and zeroes, save vibrators. Metaphors, puns and adjectives arouse me (in this very specific order).