Meizu always released devices that if anything, featured great design and high quality in most cases. No matter if the material used was polycarbonate or metal, finish and build quality were always superior compared to other devices in the same price group. Still, this year is considered the year of glass since most flagships returned to this material in order to provide wireless charging. Despite that fact, Meizu decided to stick with metal, thus in the Meizu 15, they rejected the “sandwich” structure. Instead, they used a metal back shell, which is an alloy of ultra-thin stainless steel integrated with high-strength aluminum.
The chief designer of Meizu 15, Huang Zhang, has always been obsessed with the fine tune of the “feeling” of smartphones. So, materials play a major role, as big as high design simplicity and improved consumer experience. And since the Meizu 15 is devoted to the 15th anniversary of the company, it had to be ingenious. For that reason, despite the fact that they stayed on the traditional 16:9 aspect ratio, the forehead and chin are further narrowed compared to previous generations. Combine that with the ultra-narrow bezel of 1.175mm, and the OLED screen creates a borderless visual effect, similar to the full-screen models on the market.
The “surgical grade” stainless steel and aluminum Meizu 15 allows for two different textures depending on the color. So, the black version has a brushed metal body, while the white one, after several steps of painting, sports a glossy, piano look similar to ceramic. All this sound excellent but we have to wait and see just how durable is the paint and material used and whether it will chip off or not.