“The MEIZU 16th comes in as the latest flagship from the brand and marks its comeback in the Indian market”

The OnePlus 6T (review) has been pretty much everyone’s favourite when it comes to an affordable Android flagship. The first offering from the brand, the OnePlus One, disrupted the market. Four years later, things are quite different. The latest from the company’s stables —the OnePlus 6T — is now challenged by a slew of smartphones that come with class-leading specifications. One such phone challenging OnePlus 6T’s dominance is the MEIZU 16th (review). So if you are wondering how these two smartphones stack against each other, read on to find out. 

Design and display 

The Meizu 16th comes with slim bezels, so much so that the brand claims that the handset has thinnest bezels as compared to any other smartphone in the market. That apart, the Meizu 16th comes with a glass back and is thinner than the OnePlus smartphone. The OnePlus 6T on the other hand, comes with a glass-sandwich design. 

On the display front, the OnePlus 6T sports a 6.41-inch FHD+ display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6. In contrast, MEIZU’s offering features a 6-inch fullHD+ Super AMOLED display with a screen to body ratio of 84.3 percent. It’s also worth mentioning that both the 6T and the MEIZU 16th offer an in-display fingerprint sensor. 

Hardware and software

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Both the OnePlus 6T and MEIZU 16th are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 SoC. While the 6T is available in two variants of 6GB and 8GB RAM, the MEIZU smartphone ships with 8GB of RAM. In terms of the storage, the MEIZU 16th offers 128GB of internal storage while you can choose up to 256GB memory on the OnePlus 6T. It’s also worth noting that the MEIZU16th doesn’t sport a display notch while the OnePlus 6T does feature a waterdrop-style cut-out.

Software-wise, the OnePlus 6T comes with the near stock Android in the form of Oxygen OS. The company has managed to keep the Oxygen OS bereft of bloatware and focus on the essentials. As opposed to that, the Meizu 16th runs Android 8.0 Oreo flavoured with Flyme OS. If you are someone who prefers stock Android, than the 6T makes more sense.

Camera and battery

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The MEIZU 16th comes with a dual rear camera setup consisting of a 12MP primary shooter and a 20MP secondary sensor. The combination offers a lossless zoom of up to 3x. The selfie snapper on the MEIZU 16th is a 20MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture. On the other hand, the OnePlus 6T comes with a pair of shooters made up of 20MP and 16MP sensors alongside features like OIS. The 6T ships with is a 16MP camera on the front with Auto HDR and gyro-EIS.

As far as the battery is concerned, the OnePlus 6T is backed by a 3,700mAh unit and supports the famed Dash Charge technology. In comparison, the MEIZU 16th offers a smaller battery capacity of 3,010mAh, which comes with fast charging support.

Closing thoughts 

The MEIZU 16th is priced at Rs 39,999, while the OnePlus 6T is priced a shade lower at Rs 37,999 for its base model. Both the devices come with compelling specs, however the OnePlus 6T seems to be taking a lead in the battery department, software and after sales support, while being priced lesser.