Meizu MX4 Pro is here - Quad HD, 20nm Exynos SoC, 20.7MP camera, and complex fingerprint sensor on board


After months of speculations, Meizu has finally launched the more power-laden version of its MX4 flagship - enter the 5.5" Meizu MX4 Pro. Design-wise, it's mostly similar to the 5.36" Meizu MX4, though it has a slightly redesigned capacitive home button (there's a reason for that). Just a tad thicker than the MX4, the MX4 Pro is 9mm-thin and tips the scales at 158gr. At the same time, it's 150.1mm tall and 77mm wide, which means that the 5.5-inch handset has a good screen-to-body ratio of 76.5%. Meizu also boasts that it has slimmed down the side bezels to 2.8mm.

Just as we heard several days ago, the handset is powered by a quad-core Samsung-made chipset, an Exynos 5430 SoC (the first 20nm chipset that debuted alongside the Samsung Galaxy Alpha) , which has four Cortex-A15 cores running at 2.0GHz and four Cortex-A7 ones humming at 1.5GHz. All of the eight cores are singing in concert in accordance to the big.LITTLE technology. In the meantime, we have a Mali T628 MP6/600MHz GPU crunching through the graphics. Meizu has also thrown in 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM inside the MX4 Pro. The device will be available in either 16, 32, or 64GB.

Up front, we have a 5.5-inch, JDI-made display with a resolution of 1536 x 2560 pixels. We also have Gorilla Glass 3 atop.This results in an extremely-high pixel density of 546ppi, which puts the device among the most pixel-dense phones in the world. Meizu says that the MX4 Pro can achieve a maximum brightness of 450 nits - we've definitely seen better.

Right beneath the display, Meizu has crammed in a 3,350mAh battery. Connectivity-wise, the MX4 Pro sports a dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz/5GHz), LTE, and all the regular bells and whistles you'd normally expect - Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, etc. 

At the rear, we can find a 20.7MP Sony IMX220 Exmor RS camera sensor, protected by sapphire glass. The sensor has a 5-element, 300-degree panoramic lens with an aperture of F/2.2 and a fast, 0.3-second autofocus. 4K video recording, dual-tone flash, and a 100fps burst shooting mode are also among the camera's deep bag of features. The selfie shooter at the front seems pretty adequate (on paper), too - it's a 5MP camera with a 4-element, 84.4-degree wide-angle sensor. 

Despite the rumors that the Meizu MX4 Pro might run either Ubuntu Touch or Alibaba's YunOS, the new Meizu device runs the manufacturer's own Flyme OS skin on top of Android 4.4.4 KitKat.

Among the highlights of the device is mTouch - its own take on a fingerprint sensor. Integrated under the sapphire glass-covered home button, this module will register and process your fingerprints for 0.5 seconds (in Meizu's own words), allowing you to either unlock the device or purchase a Christmas present as fast as it gets. The fingerprint sensor's sensitivity of 508ppi means that it will do its job even if your finger is wet or a little dirty. 

Meizu has also endowed its newest device with something something to woo the audiophiles out there - a TI OPA1612 amplification chip, an advanced DAC master clock architecture, and other Hi-Fi goodies can be found inside. In addition, several ceramic film capacitors and high-precision low-temperature-drift resistors take care of the background noises. Nifty, right?

All in all, the MX4 Pro amps up the game of Meizu's 2014 portfolio, bearing some hefty improvements over the "mundane" MX4. It seems that the device will bear a $410 price tag in China, yet there's no word if it will venture into any other markets just yet. At least we know that the MX4 Pro will come in grey, sand yellow, and white.


source: Meizu

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44 Comments

1. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

But why does it look and an apple product!?

2. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Looks better than iPhone to me.

6. rantao333

Posts: 346; Member since: May 21, 2013

thaTs why im selling to this rather than SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 4

22. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Note is better than this though

11. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Looks like the S2 + iPhone. But still a lot better than ether of those.

17. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

damn you! you beat me to it!

19. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Lmao you guys are right...I do like that even though they look like other devices that they supe them up to be better spec wise.

20. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

Why people link phone with rectangle screen to iPhone? SERIOUSLY.

25. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Really? Are you blind? Look at the phones edges and body? It looks a lot like the iPhone 6.

31. HildyJ

Posts: 338; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

The back is curvier and it doesn't have ugly plastic inserts and the camera is centered instead of asymetrically located and the fingerprint sensor is a rectangle which echoes the body instead of a jarring circle. All in all, much more elegant than the iPhone. The only way it looks like an iPhone is that the both are rectangular.

38. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Well it's not an exact replica but the concept behind the phone is clearly based off an iPhone come on dude lol

32. moaning_bimbo

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

Wow anyone can see that this is a blatant ripoff of the iphone 6 plus. Look sapphire covered camera lense, and sapphire home button fingerprint scanner. Could the Meizu mx4 pro be anymore of a ripoff? Oh, but the company will say "it's curvier and s**t... Square home button not circle"

41. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

Yeah, just because it has curved edges or dual LED flashes do it mean it copies an iPhone? These are already there from previous phone even before the 6 was released. Every manufacturer makes phones similar to another, but whenever they "stole" ideas from Apple, people are losing their mind. That's why they are called iSheep. This "Apple did it first" is stupid.

3. ianneo

Posts: 42; Member since: Dec 15, 2013

Looks like some S2 mockup from years ago.

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Nice specs improvement.

5. Takeharu

Posts: 285; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

That home buttons looks awful! Preferred the look of the regular MX4 (or MX3 for that matter). But the back is definitely a step in the right direction! I hope it's priced decently...

33. moaning_bimbo

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

But if it was a different shape it would be the iphone 6 plus...

7. charming

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 28, 2013

I wsih if I can buy it in Pakistan will it be available on ebay I will buy it

9. ABDULGHAFOOR

Posts: 106; Member since: May 04, 2012

Nothing is available in Pak :-(

13. junaidahmed

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 04, 2014

actualy everthing is homeshopping has all phones. even one plus one since the day it was released

27. Ummay

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 16, 2014

never ever buy anything from them. they deliver refurbished handsets but charge as if they are original phones.....

42. junaidahmed

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 04, 2014

They never did that with me, i buy almost everything from there. Always new.

43. Ummay

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 16, 2014

i ordered them a handset only for once and have shared my experience with you. Not only that the quality of their accessories was even worse than a china made third copy. I told them to replace them twice and guess what every time the same quality was shipped. That charger exploded twice and on both occasions one of the ear buds did'nt bother to work. If you say so then i would say you are pretty lucky you have'nt been tricked so far.....

44. junaidahmed

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 04, 2014

yeah i haven't been tricked yet.. bought a bunch of stuff from there

30. supermario

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

You can probably get it online a week or 2 after its launch in China albeit at a higher price.

8. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

The amount of resemblance to the iPhone 6/Samsung Galaxy S II is too damn high!!!

10. Micah007

Posts: 266; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

Is the processor 64bit?

15. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

No, the 5433 is the 64-bit capable Exynos.

16. Micah007

Posts: 266; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

Darn I see. Thanks.

12. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

"Meizu says that the MX4 Pro can achieve a maximum brightness of 450 nits - we've definitely seen better. " and yet it beats the Droid Turbo and Nexus 6 both in the under 300 nits category..hmmm

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