Zen is a white phone. A white phone is nothing new, but save for the screen which is obviously a black panel, the Meizu 18X Zen is entirely white. This means, even the frame bordering the black screen is white too and that it looks kind of super cool.
We haven’t seen this kind of design approach since the iPhone 8. But iPhone 8 did not have a narrow bezel and that makes the Meizu 18X Zen’s design unique and refreshing from the sea of black frame devices.
If the aesthetic isn’t enough to have you sold, then perhaps the unusually low profile camera bump may. Yes. Believe it or not. In a world where camera bump becomes obnoxiously large and sometimes even takes over the entire upper half of the back of a phone, Meizu 18X stood out as a device with an incredibly thin camera bump.
Even more amazing is, despite the thin camera bump, the entire phone is just 7.99 mm thin. I am sold.
Speaking of the camera, it is a triple camera setup made up of a Samsung GW3 64 MP sensor paired to a ƒ/1.79, 26mm equivalent focal length, 6-element lens, an 8 MP Hi-846 (Hynix) sensor paired to a wide-angle ƒ/2.4, 15mm equivalent focal length, 5-element lens, and a 2 MP depth sensor.
Meizu 18X Zen, and the 18X in general, is no flagship device, but it is not shabby in the spec-sheet with pretty high-end components such as a 10-bit 120 Hz OLED display with a 360 Hz touch sampling rate.
Other spec-sheet details include Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 Mobile Platform, up to 12 GB LPDDR4X, up to 256 UFS 3.1 storage, 4,300 mAh battery, supports 30W fast charging, under-display fingerprint scanning, and Flyme 9.2 UI.
The Meizu 18X Zen is now being sold in China with a starting price of 2,599 yuan, which is equivalent to about US$407.
All images courtesy of Meizu [CH].