Meizu MX2 goes official: 4.4-inch screen and 1.6GHz quad-core chip wrapped in a Nexus 4-like price tag

Meizu MX2 goes official: 4.4-inch screen and 1.6GHz quad-core chip wrapped in a Nexus 4-like price tag
The Meizu MX2, the new Android flagship by rapidly growing Chinese phone maker Meizu, is now official and it packs top notch specs in a price tag similar to that of a Nexus 4. The Meizu MX2 comes with a 4.4-inch 1,280 x 800-pixel screen and a 1.6GHz quad-core processor, and is easily on par with Google’s Nexus 4. However with no Google subsidy, even the Chinese phone maker could not match the $299 starting price of the new Nexus. Still, the MX2 is priced very fairly at $400 and definitely has the potential to steal market share from other companies in China.

First, the screen on the Meizu MX2 looks gorgeous on paper. It has a pixel density of 347ppi, which means that it is more detailed than the one on the Nexus 4. Not just that, it comes with a very thin 3.15mm bezel. That, combined with the 4.4-inch screen size, should make it much more comfortable to hold than other 4.7-inch devices.

When it comes to the silicon inside it, Meizu brings a custom MX5S chip. The processor in it is based on the Cortex A9 architecture, and is clocked at 1.6GHz. There is 2GB of RAM on board as well. The camera on the MX2 is a backside-illuminated 8-megapixel f/2.4 unit.

Meizu is running its custom Flyme 2.0 skin on top of Android Jelly Bean. Best of all, the operating system comes pre-rooted, saving you a pain and a trip to XDA Devs.

And on to the price, there are three versions of the device. The Meizu MX2 starts from a 16GB version priced at 2,499 yuan ($400), and then you have a 32GB one (selling for $480), and a 64GB one for $640. The device will arrive in China by mid-December. How do you like it?

source: Meizu


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47 Comments

1. ckoch125

Posts: 193; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

This isnt to bad of a deal. Good for those who dont want a larger phone but want pretty top of the line specs.

11. MeoCao unregistered

Yeah, this is phone for women, at least it looks that way to me.

28. metalpoet unregistered

damn they need to watch out because this looks like an iPhone so they could be sued, but i think this device is amazing! :)

39. from_china

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 04, 2013

JWong as paranoid and Steve Jobs. JWong is Meizu's ceo. This is a true Chinese smartphone.

2. thunderising

Posts: 232; Member since: Nov 25, 2011

Dream phones. Need to be sold worldwide! People should be using such smartphones!

3. fistigons

Posts: 368; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

Looks like an android iPhone. I would like to try it out.

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I wish these phones were available worlwide!

5. Darnelll

Posts: 19; Member since: Dec 27, 2011

Thats awesome! I love high end phones, but I don't like huge screens. 4.4 is much better for me than 5 inches and 4.7 inches. If a phone manufacturer made a flagship phone in a 4.3 inch screen size I'd be ecstatic.

8. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Care to tell me what would you need a high end specs for? Heavy gaming? Heavy browsing? Both are pointless on a relatively small screen. Seems to me that the Xperia V has you covered!

12. Darnelll

Posts: 19; Member since: Dec 27, 2011

I have sprint which is CDMA so I the Xperia V won't work for me. Although, I do admit its very very close to what I'd like as well as the water resistant aspect is a big draw for me. Pretty much I'd like the SIII in a 4.3 inch form factor. I'm not sure if they have HD 4.3 inch screens, but thats what I'd like. I have the SIII now and its hard to reach everything with my thumb and requires a large pocket to hold, but I don't want to give up the camera or HD screen since I watch movies during my commute to and and from work everyday. And even if I was willing to part with the HD screen and camera, the lower end android phones seem to pose too many problems for my friends for me to try them.

29. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

i think Sony is the only company that makes HD 4.3 inch screens! And i am with you as well, still wating on a power packed spec monster in a pocketable size......and im sure we are not the only ones :)

33. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Gosh your argument is a little...batty!There's not one person on this forum that can adapt to a screen size of 3.5-4.3 inches. I have massive thumbs and I am perfectly comfortable on the screen of the iPhone 4S and comfortable on the screen size of the Samsung galaxy SIII.... As far as gaming goes, you need to try gaming on a phone with a 3.7 inch screen such as the one V. It isn't all that bad. Its no worse then playing games on an iPod touch but better because the aspect ratio makes the phone wider. I use a HTC one X and a prepaid One V on the side. I seldom use landscape mode, because its just irritating using a cell phone with two hands when web browsing. I don't mind double tapping.... The HTC One V has a relatively small screen that's 3.7 inches. The PPI is decent at 252 so legibility is good. I'm content with the screen size of the One V, I just wish it had a dual core processor. I just don't see how your argument is justifiable.

22. Victor.H

Posts: 1062; Member since: May 27, 2011

I'm with you on this. And no on-screen buttons to take up screen space, please.

30. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

oc-screen navigation sucks!!!!

6. mahmoodh

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 10, 2012

please do a review on this phone too...

7. Roomaku

Posts: 278; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

Bring this to the states, it's insanely beautiful for a phone that is....

9. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

It's insane how people go in awe every single time they see such utterly generic design! I could've came up with that "design " in less than a minute. There's absolutely NOTHING special and creative about it

25. Roomaku

Posts: 278; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

What are you doing commenting you should be out designing for all the top companies!? It's an opinion, and if you want 'utterly generic' look at Samsung's portfolio of black plastic clad boring phones.

38. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Why don't you design a phone with a paper n a pencil and post it as your profile picture in ur phonearena account? Yeah lets see your master piece!

10. YouGotTrolledSon

Posts: 41; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

OMG! I have to admit this is the first time I'm impressed by the Chinese smartphone manufacturer.Such a beautiful phone with good quality build!

13. sammyfan

Posts: 21; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

It looks better than iPhone 5.. seriously ..

23. SGSatlantis

Posts: 227; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

And it has a Super-Retina display instead of iPhones Retina:) I hate how Apple manages to "brand" such features, and the rest follow the lead.

14. sammyfan

Posts: 21; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

It looks better than iPhone 5.. seriously ..

15. sammyfan

Posts: 21; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

It looks better than iPhone 5.. seriously ..

16. sammyfan

Posts: 21; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

It looks better than iPhone 5.. seriously ..

27. KazEmpire

Posts: 39; Member since: Nov 07, 2011

dude i think you got Alzheimer's disease!

17. omar98

Posts: 71; Member since: Aug 28, 2011

Android iphone?

18. Thephonegeek

Posts: 118; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

That's why I like google. Because they don't run for money like Apple and Microsoft.

19. Thephonegeek

Posts: 118; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

Wait a minute. I meant I like google. Is there a way I can edit my comment?

20. spideyhead256

Posts: 148; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

THIS is what the iphone 5 should've looked like apple.this is one sexy beast.although the screen is a bit small for my preference [owning an s3 has ruined me :P] but still a pretty amazing mobile.honestly,an android shouldn't come rooted.it's easy to root your phone if you know what you are doing :| flyme os looks beautiful [MUCH better compared to it's Chinese competitor MIUI imo].

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