Meizu has recently introduced 3 new phones in the Indian market, with Meizu C9 as the cheapest entry segment smartphone. It attempts to cover all necessary features of modern day smartphone requirement. But is it capable enough to satisfy basic user needs?
Meizu C9 - Design and Display
Being an entry-level smartphone, expecting something exceptional is not the right approach. What one can expect is a solid frame with an okay look to soothe the protection concerns at least. The Meizu C9 is covered in a plastic case which is not very solid in build.
One distinct thing you would notice is the removable battery feature in the smartphone which is not quite in fashion nowadays. The sim slots are designed keeping the removal needs in mind and so you can easily change sim cards and memory card without removing the battery.
The Meizu C9 display is a 5.45-inch HD+ 18:9 panel, which fairs well in terms of colour, sharpness, and visibility as good a low budget phone should offer. The screen protector of Meizu C9 does not seem up to the mark.
Meizu C9 Features - Hardware and Software
Going out of the line, the Meizu has engineered Unisoc SC9832E quad-core 1.3GHz chipset in Meizu C9. The phone comes with (2GB + 16GB) of capacity, with the compatibility for up to 128GB microSD card. The phone is dual 4G enabled which is quite relaxing.
Meizu C9 runs Android 8.1 Oreo, without any heavy customization and the availability of clean UI. The makers have played smart here by avoiding bugging or heavy skin overlays.
The Meizu C9 face detection feature is quite a surprise, concerning the price range. Also, the feature works exactly if the lighting conditions are good. The company has cut the fingerprint sensor in the phone but that is not a big deal.
Meizu C9 Performance
The phone equips the very basic processor and limited RAM size and so you can't expect it to run errands. Use it in daily life essentials and it will go on, thrust it into extensive gaming or multi-tasking and you will feel disappointment.
You would experience a little lag and stutter here and there and that is obvious at this range. The light usage such as calling, texting, little use of social media and browsing is fine to do with this phone.
Meizu C9 Battery Life
The 3000 mAh battery of Meizu C9 gives you one-day backup with light usage. It takes more to three hours to fully charge the Meizu C9.
Meizu Camera Performance
The 13-megapixel back camera and 8-megapixel front camera, both deliver satisfactory pictures. The camera struggles to capture reliable pics in low lighting conditions but in good lighting conditions, you can take quite sharp and colorful pictures worth sharing on social media.
Whether to Buy Meizu C9 or Not?
Considering the price and features of the Meizu C9, it is quite clear that you can not expect more than this. On the positive note, the phone has face unlock feature and an average performance to meet with daily life necessary works. The minor lags and stutters are the part of the smartphone at this range so we would say you can go for Meizu C9 if you are not hesitated in purchasing a comparatively less popular brand.