The Meizu Pro 6 is a beast of an iPhone-lookalike, with insane specs and a thin, sleek body. Boasting a deca-core (10) processor, a whopping 4 GB of RAM and a 21 MP rear camera, if there was an Android phone that could tempt me from using an iPhone, this is probably it.

Also recently released, the HTC 10 is considered the evolution of the HTC One line, starting with the M7, M8, M9 and now the 10 (no M this time). With a bezel you could skateboard off of, the HTC 10 is a refinement, rather than a leap. Contestants, are you ready?

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Features

RAM: With 4 GB of RAM on both phones you’ll be able to multitask with ease, game like a pro and kiss lag goodbye. Users truly win in this category, regardless of phone choice.

Battery: The Pro 6 comes with a 2,560 mAh battery, whereas the HTC 10 has a 3,000 mAh battery. The Pro 6 features mCharge 3.0, which boasts a charging time of one hour. The HTC 10 comes with Quick Charge 3.0 which has a similar charging time.

Storage: Both phones come with a microSD slot, and both also have storage options of either 32 GB or 64 GB.

Camera: Cameras are tricky. Megapixels don’t matter as much as lens quality and sensor quality. With the Pro 6, you get a 21 MP rear with f/2.2, 32mm, phase detection and laser autofocus, ten-LED (dual-tone) flash. The 5 MP front gives you f/2.0, 1.4 µm pixel size and 1080p quality. The Pro 6 doesn’t seem to have a DxOMark score yet.

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On the HTC 10, you get a 12 MP rear camera with f/1.8, 26mm, OIS, laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash. The 5 MP front camera gives you f/1.8, 23mm, OIS, autofocus, 1.34 µm pixel size, and 1080p quality. You’ll notice that both of the 10’s cameras has optical image stabilization (OIS), which HTC claims is a first for a smartphone. DxOMark Score: 88

Processor: The Pro 6 has a ten core Mediatek Helio X25 CPU, 2.5 GHz dual-core Cortex-A72 & 2 GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 & 1.4 GHz quad-core Cortex-A53. The HTC 10 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo.

Sound: HTC has been known to have pretty good speakers for their smartphones, with dual BoomSound speakers. The HTC 10 is also the first Android phone to be fully compatible with AirPlay speakers, as opposed to third-party workarounds. Meizu hopes the Pro 6 will stand out in terms of audio quality, with a Cirrus Logic CS43L36 chip, making special consideration that this is the same chip as the iPhone.

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Extra Features: Both phones have USB-C ports, fingerprint sensors and Android 6.0 Marshmallow. If you’re a heavy user of Google Drive, you’ll be pleased to know that the HTC 10 comes with 100 GB of Drive storage although it’s unknown how long the promotional storage will last (generally one year). The Meizu Pro 6 has a 3D Long Press feature, similar to the iPhone’s 3D Touch.

Price: The Pro 6 starts at $390 for 32 GB and $430 for 64 GB. The HTC 10 is pricier, starting at $699.

The Verdict

Based entirely on specs, it’s hard to give a victor, since each phone has strengths and weaknesses in multiple categories. The Pro 6 has a better processor and better design (in my opinion) while the HTC 10 has an ugly design, but better speakers, a better camera and a better battery. In this instance, I think the HTC 10 wins.

What are your thoughts on these smartphones? Do you agree with the verdict, or do you have a different opinion? Let us know in the comments.

  • Harold Goldner

    My thoughts are you haven’t held either of these handsets in your hands so it’s not a contest at all. Why don’t you wait until you have, then you can actually write something intelligent?.