Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition now available


For all of last year, those running the AnTuTu benchmark test on their Android handset had to see the Meizu MX4 teasing them with the top listing. Now, a version of the flagship handset with the Ubuntu Touch OS is available. The gesture based Ubuntu does not use any buttons below the screen. Shades coming down from top to bottom show notifications and settings, while from the bottom up it shows the application menu. From left to right brings the list of apps, and moving from right to left will show a list of open programs. The Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition allows you to install apps from the Ubuntu Store.

The specs include a 5.36-inch screen with a resolution of 1152 x 1920. That works out to a 418ppi pixel density. The MediaTek MT6595 chipset is under the hood featuring an octa-core 2.2GHz CPU and the PowerVR G6200MP4 GPU. 2GB of RAM is onboard along with 16GB of non-expandable memory. A 20.7MP rear camera is included along with a 2MP snapper for selfies. A 3100mAh battery keeps the fan blades turning.

Available in white or gold, the Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition is priced at the equivalent of $290 USD. The phone is available from Meizu's website which you can access by clicking on the sourcelink.

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source: Meizu via MobilTelefon.ru (translated)

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  • Display 5.4" 1152 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek, Octa-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 3100 mAh

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21 Comments

1. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

I guess that home button will be useless, then

2. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

good for ubuntu, really wish the edge went into production, i thought the design of the phone was nice.

3. Arthurhkt

Posts: 721; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

And yet we can't bought this out of China, same goes with BQ 4.5 which only available for European market, how do they attract international tester then?

4. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

ubuntu? is this worse than WP?

5. sunjay140

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

No, it's better than Android and iOS.

8. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Completely subjective, it has to go through testing and benchmarks, to substantiate your claims.

10. TechNeck

Posts: 647; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Not everything is about benchmarks you fool..

12. Nebice

Posts: 68; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

theoretically its sort of better and worse than ios and android, first here´s whats good: it can run most of the android apps, it runs WAY smoother than android (similar to ios) it uses a lot of open source also open cloud storage... here´s whats bad, well the handling as ubuntu doesnt really support drag and drop its the same with the mobile ui, you cant really change the apps as they´re displayed, also the only navigation currently is swiping (i mean no back or option button its all swiping) leaves everyone his opinion and also i wouldnt completely trust benchmarks as they can also be faked^^

16. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

I don't see the part where it's better anywhere, the bad whats your mentioned is already big flaw that people would never considers this os. Also benchmark is more reliable than some people opinion it's the same if people want to cheat but nothing objective about opinions. though I'm just asking something like apps quality and quantity, customizable, developer support, os features.

19. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

The review i've read say it's worse than ios'wp and android. PA did a hands on review of a device running ubuntu when they went to mwc this year look it and read it.

6. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Had they done this with the MX4 Pro, I would be in. I suppose I need to keep my eye on XDA and see if anyone gets it ported to the MX4 Pro or something comparable.

7. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

BTW can android apps run on Ubuntu os? I've never used that os before. o.O

9. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

As of now, there is no middleware (aka Android Runtime) for them torun on Ubuntu. They will have to be ported to Ubuntu or turned into web apps, which won't be difficult.

11. waddup121 unregistered

lol this is sick! awesome Meizu!

13. Rhinoface

Posts: 179; Member since: Dec 05, 2014

First line confused me, seeing as how my Droid Turbo scored higher than it.

15. Alan01

Posts: 584; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

My Turbo scores 50,000 but since it wasn't launched until October, it wasn't considered by AnTuTu to be eligible for all of 2014. Regards, Alan F.

14. khelgar_i

Posts: 15; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

Everything was good until i read "16GB of non-expandable memory".

17. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

yup that's 'disgusting'.

20. ckonstantinos

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 12, 2014

Indeed it is not good news. Although I believe demand will force Meizu to release other options too. For now the only workaround is if 16GB is not enough for you wait few days and the MX4 Ubuntu ROM (or recovery partition) will be uploaded by someone and then you can buy a 32GB or 64GB MX4 and install it there :-)

18. vijaysivakula

Posts: 229; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

I somehow feel that all the mobile manufacturers show only half-assed interest and efforts in building mobiles or even computers based on Linux. Nobody seems to have any genuine interest in making some of these. Or maybe Ubuntu themselves are incapable of forming strong partnerships.

21. speedyfreedy

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

I believe unbuntu themselves are incapable. This os was announced moons ago and nothing has really come of it. It's ashame for its another option for us consumers which is always good.

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