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Meitu T8s (2017)

Android OS v7.1 (Nougat)
Mediatek Helio X27 MT6797X
Mali-T880 MP4
4 GB / 128 GB
5.2 inch (1080 x 1920 px)
21 MP, 5312 x 3984 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization

The manufacturer offers this phone with a 5.2 inch AMOLED display, a Mediatek Helio X27 MT6797X SoC, and 4 GB of RAM.

Is the cost justified by its features? I'll strive to answer that by the end of my review.

Table of Contents

This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the Meitu T8s smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device.

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Meitu T8s specifications

BrandMeitu
NameT8s
ModelT8S
Release date2017

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight6 oz
Dimensions6.24 x 2.81 x 0.37 inch
Colorsblue, gray, orange, rose-gold
SIM typeNano SIM

The weight of Meitu T8s is about 6 oz with battery. This is average for smartphones of the same size. Smartphones use a Nano SIM as a small chipcard for a subscriber identity module (SIM).

System, chipset, performance

OS versionAndroid OS v7.1 (Nougat)
SoCMediatek Helio X27 MT6797X
CPUDeca-core, Dual-core 2.5 GHz Cortex-A72, Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A53, Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUMali-T880 MP4

The Meitu T8s comes with Android OS v7.1 (Nougat) out of the box. Google has integrated many services with Android. These include Google Maps, Gmail, and Google Drive. This Mediatek Helio X27 MT6797X is a fast CPU. It can handle complex tasks and run many apps at once. Many mobile devices use ARM Mali GPUs. They are well known for their good performance and power efficiency.

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Display type, size, resolution

Display typeAMOLED
Screen size5.2 inch
Resolution1080 x 1920 px
Multitouch supportyes

The 5.2 inch phone comes with AMOLED display. Smartphones use the AMOLED, which is a type of OLED display. The 5.2 inch display make this smartphone pocket-friendly. The size of the screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner.

Memory, storage

RAM4 GB
Internal storage128 GB
Memory card slotno

The Meitu T8s comes with 4 GB of RAM, which is considered to be sufficient for most users' needs. Having more RAM alone does not guarantee better performance. The T8s has 128 GB of internal storage, which is more than enough for their needs. The internal storage of the Meitu T8s (4 GB) cannot be expanded.

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Cameras, flash

Main camera21 MP, 5312 x 3984 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization
FlashDual LED
Selfie camera12 MP

This single camera can be enough for many smartphone users, it depends on their photography needs and preferences. The main camera of T8s has optical image stabilization (OIS). It counters camera shake.

Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands900 / 1800
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetoothv4.1, A2DP
GPSA-GPS
NFCno
FM radioyes
USBUSB Type-C
Headphone3.5 mm jack

The Meitu T8s supports 4G/LTE networks. This phone like all modern smartphones, is capable of connecting to Wi-Fi networks. The T8s smartphone is capable of connecting to Bluetooth devices. This phone has a built-in GPS. The phone isn't NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. NFC is not essential for basic phone functionality, but it can be useful. The 3.5 mm headphone jack allows us to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Po 3580 mAh, non-removable

The Li-Po 3580 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a light-weight, rechargeable battery. The battery of T8s isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, fingerprint, gyroscope, light, proximity
SpecialsFast charging, MEIOS 4

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The accelerometer provides information about the smartphone's movement in three axes. These are X (horizontal), Y (vertical), and Z (depth). The T8s phone has a fingerprint scanner. The light sensor detects the level of light in the environment. The fast charging technology comes in handy when we need quick juice on our device.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this Meitu phone is no exception. As with any device, there are aspects that shine and others that fall short. By examining both sides, we can paint a complete picture of what this phone has to offer. Let's explore its standout features and areas for improvement. Remember, this is just my opinion, and yours might be different.

Pros

  • AMOLED display
  • adequate memory
  • generous internal storage
  • optical image stabilization (OIS)

Cons

  • limited-size screen
  • non-expandable storage
  • single camera setup
  • no 5G support
  • no NFC feature
  • low-capacity battery
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Updated: May 11, 2024

Lucas Bradley I'm Lucas Bradley, the founder of the Phone42.com site. I love technology, especially smartphones, and I've been working with tech stuff for more than 20 years. This means I've seen a lot of changes and have learned a bunch about what makes a good phone. On Phone42.com, I look at all kinds of phones. They can be from big, well-known companies or new ones trying to make their mark. I want to help people understand what's new and cool in the world of smartphones, in a way that's easy to get.
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