Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Meizu 16s Pro: Detailed comparison between two best price-performance smartphones

BySophia Windsor 2019-08-31 2039

Today, we will compare two newly released smartphones from different brands - Meizu 16s Pro and Redmi Note 8 Pro. The Redmi Note 8 Pro is an entry-level smartphone, while the Meizu 16s Pro is a mid-range smartphone. Although they have different market positions, both of them offer the best value for money. So what’s the difference between the two and which one should you choose, you may know the answer after reading the following content.

Meizu 16s Pro 

Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Meizu 16s Pro: specs comparison

First, let’s compare the main specs of the Meizu 16s Pro and Redmi Note 8 Pro.

Smartphone name

Redmi Note 8 Pro

Meizu 16s Pro

Screen size

6.53-inch water drop screen

6.2-inch AMOLED screen

Screen resolution

2340 x 1080 FHD+

2232 x 1080 FHD+


MTK Helio G90T

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus

Rear camera

64MP primary lens (1/1.7” sensor) + 8MP ultra wide-angle lens + 2MP micro lens + 2MP depth lens

48MP primary lens (f/1.7) + 20MP telephoto lens (f/2.6) + 16MP ultra wide-angle lens (f/2.2)

Front camera

20MP (f/2.0)

20MP (f/2.2)




Fast charging

Support 18W fast charging

Support 24W fast charging

Operating system


Flyme 8


6+64GB, 6+128GB, 8+128GB

6+128GB, 8+128GB, 8+256GB

UFS 3.0 high speed flash memory



Fingerprint sensor

Rear fingerprint sensor

In-screen fingerprint unlock

3.5mm headphone jack







6+128GB edition: 1599 yuan ($224)

6+128GB edition: 2699 yuan ($377)


Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Meizu 16s Pro: highlights

Redmi Note 8 Pro highlights

● 64MP quad rear cameras (Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor)

● 6.53-inch water drop screen

● MTK Helio G90T processor 

● 4500mAh battery

Meizu 16s Pro highlights

● Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus processor

● 48MP quad rear cameras (Sony IMX586 sensor)

● Brand-new Flyme 8 operating system

● in-screen fingerprint unlock

● support 24W fast charging

Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Meizu 16s Pro: design

The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a 6.53-inch water drop screen with the resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels, and its screen to body ratio reaches 91.4%. The whole phone body adopts Corning Gorilla Glass material and 3D streamlined design. On the back, there are vertical arranged quad rear cameras and a fingerprint sensor in the upper middle of the back panel.

Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Meizu 16s Pro: design 

Meizu 16s Pro adopts a 6.2-inch super AMOLED screen with the resolution of 2232 x 1080 pixels. There are symmetric narrow bezels on the top and bottom, and the front camera is housed on the top bezel. Besides, there is also an in-screen fingerprint sensor, which as official claims can offer the fast 0.15s recognition speed. On the back, there are vertical arranged triple rear cameras in the upper left corner. Another welcome design of the Meizu 16s Pro is that it offers a lightweight and it only weighs 166g.

Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Meizu 16s Pro: camera

The Redmi Note 8 Pro features 64MP quad rear cameras consisting of a 64MP primary lens which adopts Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor, an 8MP ultra wide-angle lens, a 2MP depth lens and a 2MP micro lens. According to the camera samples, the Redmi Note 8 Pro can generate satisfying shooting effect. Its 64MP primary lens can offer high 9248 x 6936 pixels, which is 34% higher than 48MP lens, and it is well adaptable with Remosaic straight out photos. During the camera test, the Redmi Note 8 Pro also produces very excellent photography.

Redmi Note 8 Pro cameras 

In addition, the Redmi Note 8 Pro also support some other functions, such as the Magic sky replacement, 960 FPS slow motion shooting, TikTok short video recording, etc.

While the Meizu 16s Pro adopts triple rear cameras and they are all equipped with Sony sensor, the triple camera lens are: 48MP primary lens (Sony IMX 586 sensor) + 20MP telephoto lens (Sony IMX 350) + 16MP ultra wide-angle lens (Sony IMX 481). Meanwhile, the camera is equipped with OIS 4 axis optical anti-shake, which support 720P/1080P anti-shake video recording and also 4K HD video recording. Coupled with the mono secondary lens, it enables more light input and richer depth of filed, which will bring you excellent night shooting and portrait shooting.

Meizu 16s Pro  

In terms of the front camera, both the Meizu 16s Pro and Redmi Note 8 Pro offer a 20MP selfie lens which supports the AI beauty feature.  

Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Meizu 16s Pro: processor

Another big difference between the Meizu 16s Pro and Redmi Note 8 Pro lies in the processor. The Meizu 16s pro is equipped with a Snapdragon 855 Plus processor, which is the latest processor usually used on the mid-range or high-end smartphones. In addition, the Meizu 16s Pro adopts UFS 3.0 storage tech, which enables your phones have faster read and write speed. Moreover, among all the smartphones that are equipped with Snapdragon 855 Plus processor (such as Asus ROG Phone 2, Black Shark 2 Pro, vivo iQOO Pro), the Meizu 16s Pro is the cheapest one, so it really offers good value for money.

Redmi Note 8 Pro Snapdragon 855 Plus processor 

The Redmi Note 8 Pro is equipped with a MTK Helio G90T processor, which is claimed to be a professional game chip. According to the performance test, the performance of the MTK Helio G90T is close to the Kirin 810 and better than Snapdragon 730, so it is undoubtedly a mid-range chip. One of the major drawbacks of the MTK Helio G90T is the bad heat problems, but this time Xiaomi tries using copper tube liquid cooling technique to solve the heating issues. However, it doesn’t seem to coMPletely solve the problem. As when we run the large size games on the phone, it still got heat after a long time playing.  

Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Meizu 16s Pro: battery

The downside of the Meizu 16s Pro is that it only offers a 3600mAh battery, while most current smartphones on the market offer more than a 4000mAh battery, but maybe the less battery capacity is coMPromised by the pursuit of the light weight. The good feature is that the Meizu 16s Pro supports 24W fast charging, so the phone will be fully charged within a short time.

The Redmi Nore 8 Pro is powered by a large 4500mAh battery and it supports 18W fast charging, which is also a great feature to attract customers.  

Redmi Nore 8 Pro 4500mAh battery 

Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Meizu 16s Pro: other specs

In other aspects, both the Meizu 16s Pro and Redmi Note 8 Pro offer customized operating system. The Meizu 16s Pro runs on the brand-new Flyme 8, whcih offers convenient Aicy smart voice system and small window mode. With the small window mode, you can reply Facebook news while watching movies.

Flyme 8​ 

The Redmi Note 8 Pro runs on a MIUI 10 system, which is a deeply customized operating system based on Android 9.0, so it is also a very popular operating system among users.   

Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Meizu 16s Pro: price and which one should you buy

The Meizu 16s Pro (6+128GB) is priced at 2699 yuan ($377), while the Redmi Note 8 Pro (6+128GB) is priced at 1599 yuan ($224). So the Redmi Note 8 Pro is about $150 cheaper than the Meizu 16s Pro, but both their prices are reasonable, as they belong to different range smartphones.

Now, do you have an answer in your mind (which one to choose)?

Both the Meizu 16s Pro and Redmi Note 8 Pro offer some significant upgrades and very high price-performance ratio compared to the same price range smartphones. So which one to choose depends on your personal needs. If you care much about the overall performance especially for gaming performance, the Meizu 16s Pro is a good choice. As the Meizu 16s Pro offers the best Snapdragon 855 Plus processor.  

However, if you just want to buy a smartphone for ordinary use, such as making or receiving phone calls, taking photos, watching videos, and on that basis, it’s better if it has an excellent camera performance, we recommend you to choose the Redmi Note 8 Pro, as the phone offers overall good specs (although not the best) and excellent 64MP quad rear camera. What’s more, you can get the Redmi Note 8 Pro with much cheaper price.    

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