CNET First Look
Meizu's 10-core smartphone is too much like an iPhone for its own goodThe Pro 6 isn't bad, but it would have been a lot easier to recommend if Meizu focused more on the user experience and less on replicating Apple.
[MUSIC] This is the Meizu Pro 6, the latest iPhone clone out of China. It's a smartphone with a 5.2 inch screen that looks like the middle child of an iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. Beyond the copycat design, you'll find a phone with some respectable hardware, especially for its price tag of around $400. A deca-core [UNKNOWN] processor gives the Pro 6 considerable power. The phone performs comparably to even the higher-end Samsung Galaxy S7 on some benchmarks, which is pretty impressive. It has a 1080p screen, a decent camera, and some premium touches like a fingerprint scanner and a USBC port. It also has 3D press, which is like Apple's 3D touch, but it only works on apps native to Flyme, Meizu's very IOSESC version of Android. Meizu has chosen to match Apple's hardware so closely that it's also ditched the back and top manager buttons typical of Android. Instead you can swipe left on the home slash fingerprint sensor to go backwards while browsing. There's no international retail version, so you'll get a phone made for the Chinese market. And a lot of it's built in apps like [UNKNOWN] and [UNKNOWN] aren't particularly useful outside of China. And even with the language set to English, its native apps will still push notifications in Chinese. So you're going to have to do some tinkering to get the phone's user experience in good order. The pro 6 especially is impressive but in trying to be an iPhone It loses the functionality that sets Android apart. Check out the full review on cnet.com. [MUSIC]