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GFXBench reveals the Meizu MX4 Pro's processor, it's an octa-core Exynos 5430

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GFXBench reveals the Meizu MX4 Pro's processor, it's an octa-core Exynos 5430

When we were done with our Meizu MX4 review, we thought that the company has an overall great product on offer – it's not perfect, but it's more than reasonable, considering its price tag of $449. As it turns out, however, Meizu wasn't completely finished with the MX4 generation, and is very close to releasing an updated MX4 Pro version of the handset.

According to various leaks and pieces of intel that we've gathered so far, the MX4 Pro is poised to enter the market with an even larger, 5.5-inch display of the QHD type (1536 x 2560 pixel resolution, or 543 ppi) and will also come with a fingerprint scanner embedded within a new physical home button and 3GB of RAM. As we now know thanks to an MX4 Pro pass through the GFXBench performance testing suite, the processor inside is no other than the octa-core Exynos 5430 – the same chip inside the Samsung Galaxy Alpha.

At launch, the Exynos 5430 was the world's first 20nm high-k metal gate (HKMG) chipset and, as mentioned, employs eight CPUs in total. Specifically, we're looking at four powerful ARM Cortex-A15 and four efficient Cortex-A7 cores, both groups bundled together separately, but able to work in unison due to their being in an ARM big.LITTLE configuration. This means that the brains of the 5430 can decide whether to use each cluster separately or both of them together depending on the task at hand. On the graphics side, we've got a hexa-core ARM Mali-T628. Unfortunately, it would appear that the Exynos chip trails the performance offered by the Snapdragon 801, at least based on the MX4 Pro's results compared with the LG G3's. Obviously, do keep in mind that we could be looking at a prototype device that is not yet perfectly optimized.

The rest of the now seemingly confirmed hardware config includes the same 20.7-megapixel Sony rear sensor with 4K UHD video capture, a 5-megapixel selfie snapper, and 16GB of internal storage.

source: GFXBench via GizChina

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posted on 17 Nov 2014, 04:47

1. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

The site shows a resolution of 2560 x 1536 (1600p with on screen buttons I'm guessing), not 1440p like you said, PA. A 16:10 aspect ratio is kind of weird for phones.

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 05:44 1

4. Chris.P (Posts: 567; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)

Ugh, brain fart.

Meizu indeed goes for 16:10 with its phones. Has been for years now. Edited, thanks!

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 04:52

2. TyrionLannister (unregistered)

Sh*t decision.

5430 isn't meant to handle QHD. Should have gone for 5433.

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 06:07 2

5. Vidas989898 (Posts: 4; Member since: 11 Oct 2014)

5430 is better than the Snapdragon 801, he nearly as strong as the 805...

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 06:09

6. rockers123 (Posts: 137; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)

Seriously how you know that? If 801 can handle the QHD, why can't the 5430? 5430 is almost as 805

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 07:03

7. Tritinum (Posts: 471; Member since: 06 May 2014)

I am pretty sure even 800 can handle QHD

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 07:45

8. Plesman88 (Posts: 17; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)

But on a 800 it doesn't feel very smooth, for QHD you need at least a 805 in my opinion.

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 05:06

3. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1599; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)

Very bad decision. 5430 is amazing cpu but it wont handle that resolution well. It handles the alpha 720p very well but thats it. I can imagine it will handle 1080p well too, but THAT resolution no way mister. Should have been qaulcomm 805

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 09:39

9. UglyFrank (Posts: 1923; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)

Comparison isn't far because:
1. They are basing it off the S805 G3 not the S801 G3
2. The MX4 Pro has a resolution above QHD

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 14:35

10. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

Um the 5430 stomps the SD801. Just look at the Alphas benchmarks vs the Z3 compact.

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