After launching overseas in October last year, the Meizu X8 is now officially available in the Philippines via the Lazada online store.
It’s the most affordable Qualcomm Snapdragon 710-based phone in the local market, sporting a price tag of P16,990 (around $326) for the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage model. Your color options are black and blue.
The Snapdragon 710 inside the Meizu X8 is a solid performer, noticeably faster than the Snapdragon 636 and Snapdragon 660 in games, though still not in the same league as higher-end options like the 800 and 900 series Snapdragon and Kirin chips. It’s pretty efficient, too, but we have doubts as to whether the X8’s 3,210mAh battery can last a day on a single charge.
The smartphone also promises to deliver good photos even in low light, with the main two-camera setup boasting a dual-pixel sensor and f/1.9 aperture. The front camera housed in the notch above the screen offers a 20-megapixel resolution, plus artificial intelligence-enhanced beauty and bokeh effects.
For convenient unlocking, the Meizu X8 comes with a fingerprint scanner on the back and facial recognition using the selfie camera. It runs the company’s own Flyme user interface layered on top of Android 8.0 Oreo.
These specs suggest the X8 is great value on paper. However, it’s not the fastest phone you can get for the under P20,000 ($384). That distinction remains with the Xiaomi Pocophone F1, which currently sells for as low as P16,990 ($326) in the Philippines, just like Meizu’s latest offering.
Here’s a comparison table showing the specs of both phones.
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