Getting an affordable phone which provides the highest performance or a high-end camera quality is always very hard, even in 2018. But there are three phones which we can define champions of quality-price ratio: Oppo R17 Pro, Honor Magic 2 and Meizu 16 Plus. They are outstanding and they are able to boast flagship-level performances as well as incredibly fast charging times. Here is a complete specs comparison.
Oppo R17 Pro vs Honor Magic 2 vs Meizu 16 Plus
|Oppo R17 Pro||Honor Magic 2||Meizu 16 Plus|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||157.6 x 74.6x 7.9 mm, 183 g||157.3 x 75.1 x 8.3 mm, 206 g||160.4 x 78.2 x 7.3 mm, 182 g|
|DISPLAY||6.4 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), AMOLED||6.39 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), AMOLED||6.5 inches, 1080 x 2160p (Full HD+), Super AMOLED|
|PROCESSOR||Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, octa-core 2.2 GHz||Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 980, octa-core 2.6 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, octa-core 2.8 GHz|
|MEMORY||8 GB RAM, 128 GB – micro SD slot||6 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB – micro SD slot||6 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB|
|SOFTWARE||Android 8.1 Oreo, Color OS||Android 9 Pie, EMUI||Android 8.0 Oreo, Flyme OS|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS|
|CAMERA|| Triple 12 + 20 MP + TOF 3D camera, f/1.5-2.4 and f/2.6
25 MP f/2.0 front camera
|Triple 16 + 16 + 24 MP, f/1.7, f/2.2 and f/1.8
Triple 16 + 2 + 2 MP f/2.0, f/2.4 and f/2.4 front camera
|Dual 12 + 20 MP, f/1.8 and f/2.6
20 MP f/2.0 front camera
|BATTERY||3700 mAh, fast charging with Super VOOC Flash Charge||3500 mAh, fast charging with Magic Charge 40W||3500 mAh, fast charging with mCharge 4.0|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Hybrid Dual SIM slot||Hybrid Dual SIM slot||Dual SIM slot|
Honor Magic 2 has the most innovative and surprising design of 2018. It is a slider phone: in order to reach a screen-to-body ratio close to 100 percent without a notch, Huawei decided to put the front cameras and sensors on a slider which the user can manually open and close. There is an under-display fingerprint scanner as well, so the back side looks almost totally clean too. Oppo R17 Pro has a stunning design as well with its waterdrop notch and gradient colors, but Honor Magic 2 is definitely one step forward.
The display is the weakest point of Oppo R17 Pro, Honor Magic 2 and Meizu 16 Plus, as they all feature a midrange-class panel. The one providing the best display quality is Honor Magic 2 with the AMOLED technology, 100 percent of DCI-P3 coverage and almost no bezels. But note that Oppo R17 Pro has the most resistant one because it is protected by Gorilla Glass 6. At last, Meizu 16 Plus has the widest panel and it does not feature a notch, so it is perfect for you if you want a comfortable device for productivity.
Hardware & Software
Huawei Honor Magic 2 has a more powerful chipset: a Kirin 980 running at a max frequency of 2.6 GHz. It is very impressive when it comes to speed and multi-tasking performance. It is followed by Meizu 16 Plus and its Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, while Oppo R17 Pro has just an upper-midrange SoC: the Snapdragon 710. Honor Magic 2 comes with Android Pie out of the box, while Oppo R17 Pro and Meizu 16 Plus are still based on Oreo.
The most surprising rear camera is undoubtedly the one found on the Oppo R17 Pro. It sports a triple camera setup with variable aperture just like the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus and Note 9, in order to adapt in a much better way to every light condition. On the other hand, Honor Magic 2 has a definitely more interesting front setup as it features a triple camera on the front with two depth sensors.
Oppo R17 Pro has one of the most interesting battery sides in the market, not only because it has a big lithium unit with a 3700 mAh capacity, but also because it is the last-generation smartphone with the fastest charging times. It takes just 30 minutes to charge it up to 92 percent. Honor Magic 2 and Meizu 16 Plus are among the fastest as well as they reach 82 percent and 60 percent respectively (in 30 minutes of charge). But they have a smaller battery and they last less time on a single charge.
Oppo R17 Pro debuted in the global market under the name RX17 Pro with a price tag of €600, Honor Magic 2 was launched with a €550 price tag in China and Meizu 16 Plus carries a €480 starting price in China. Even though it does not have a flagship chipset, I would prefer Oppo R17 Pro to the Meizu 16 Plus because of its amazing camera and its quick charging times. But overall, I would personally pick Honor Magic 2 to award its innovation, good camera setup and performance, as well as its very balanced specifications.
Oppo R17 Pro vs Honor Magic 2 vs Meizu 16 Plus: PRO and CONS
Oppo R17 Pro
- Amazing camera
- Great design
- Big battery
- Gorilla Glass 6
Honor Magic 2
- Slider design
- Amazing performance
- Good cameras
- Nice display
- Android Pie
- Nothing particular
Meizu 16 Plus
- Great performance
- Good cameras
- More affordable price
- Wide display
- No micro SD