MEIZU C9  +1 variation

price₹ 5,799 onwards

launchDec, 2018

12.8

excellence score

42.3

value for money score

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Design

  • Decent plastic build
  • Removable-battery design - something that's hard to find now-days
  • Pretty accurate face unlock

Display

  • Decent 5.45-inch HD+ 18:9 screen - which is about as good as you can expect on a budget device in terms of color, sharpness and general quality

Software

  • Near-stock Android UI keeps things nice and simple - and there is also very little bloatware

Performance

  • Average performance, as you would expect with this price bracket - uses a Unisoc (earlier called Spreadtrum) SC9832E quad-core 1.3GHz chipset to power the device - it's a very basic chipset and coupled with 2GB RAM - you can only expect basic performance - loading apps takes a couple of seconds - but as long as you don't use the phone to run multiple apps and graphically-intensive games, you will be ok

Camera

  • Reasonable camera setup for the price bracket - you get a 13-megapixel rear camera and 8-megapixel front camera - while they of course struggle in low-light conditions, regular light will give you images that are usable and entirely shareable on social media

Battery

  • Battery life is good, largely because of the energy-efficient hardware on the device - the low-resolution screen, frugal chipset and 3000mAh battery size contribute to giving you well over a day’s use on a single charge

Verdict

  • As a first smartphone (if you are upgrading from a feature phone), and with a strict budget of Rs. 5, 000 - the Meizu Z9 is a pretty decent choice
  • If you can spend a bit more though, you want to look at the Redmi 6A or Honor 7S - which will give you better bang for the buck

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  1. A worthwhile upgrade from a feature phone and an interesting option to consider for someone that needs just the basics
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MEIZU C9 Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 8.1 OreoNo updates expected
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.45 inches
Screen Resolution720x1440 pixels (~ 295 pixels per inch)
Display TypeIPS LCD
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Screen DesignClassic (No Notches)
Screen Refresh Rate60 HzStandard
Display Features
  • LCD
Sensors
  • G-sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.3 GHz, Quad Core, Spreadtrum SC9832Ranked #136 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUMali-T820 MP1
RAM2 GB
Memory
Internal Memory16 GB
Expandable Memory SlotYes, up to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Dimensions
Weight150 gmLight
Thickness9.7 mmThick
Width71.2 mmComfortable for one-handed use
Camera
Primary Camera13MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (HD)
Other Camera Features
  • 1.12um Pixel Size
  • 5P Lens
  • F/2.2 Aperture
Secondary Camera8MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • 1.12um Pixel Size
  • 4P lens
  • F/2.2 Aperture
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
CompassYes
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