Meizu MX4 now official – powerful specs at mid-range price. Pre-orders available in China

Meizu MX4 now official – powerful specs at mid-range price. Pre-orders available in China
Meizu has unveiled its first octa-core, 4G-capable smartphone, and latest flagship – the MX4. The phone is currently only available for pre-order in China. It comes with Android 4.4.4 KitKat, with Meizu's own Flyme 4.0 on top of it. It sports a large 5.36" display, with a 1920 x 1152 resolution, which provides 418 ppi. Meizu ditched Samsung's Exynos this time around and went with a MediaTek solution for the SoC. The device is powered by the MT6595 octa-core CPU with four Cortex-A17 cores, clocked at 2.2 GHz, and four Cortex-A7, running at up to 1.7 GHz each. All of this gets its juice from a hefty 3,100 mAh battery and the whole package is neatly tucked in a 144 x 75.2 x 8.9 mm aluminum chassis, and weighs 147g. This brings the screen-to-body ratio to 75.5%, which is a pretty impressive feat. The device does not offer a microSD slot for external cards and comes in three storage space variants – 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB.

MX4's main snapper is a Sony Exmor RS 20.7 MP camera with an f/2.2 aperture, 0.3-second focus time, a 25 FPS burst shot, and the ability to record 4K videos. We can also spot a sort of a True Tone flash in the pictures, suggesting that the device will try to snap photos with a more natural color reproduction even with the flash on. The front cam is also a Sony, a 2MP snapper with the same f/2.2 aperture.

The MX4 is available for pre-order in China, with a shipping date set to be around the 20th of September. It is competitively priced at approximately $293 for the 16 GB, $325 for the 32 GB, and $390 for the 64 GB, but may face a huge challenge in the face of Xiaomi's Mi 4. The latter comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 and an extra gig of RAM, only for around $10-$20 more per storage tier. Perhaps, Meizu's advantage is the fact that they will not try to pull any hunger-marketing shenanigans and just sell the device.

There is no information on plans to sell the MX4 internationally as of now. Of course, should the MX4 hit western markets – we expect the price to be slightly higher than the one it bears in China.

source: Sina (Translated) via Android Community

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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



1. Twisted247

Posts: 282; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

Kaboom #1

24. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

is this the same sensor used in z2 & z3? if it is then this phone will profuce way better results than z2 & z3.... bcoz every vendor can utilize sony's sensor better than sony does itself

25. roobs

Posts: 96; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

It uses the IMX220.

3. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

A17 is weaker than A15 A17 is a mid spec Why not use the A57 Get rid of those useless weak A7 Just use straight 4XA17, with a 3700mah battery

6. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

A17 is at the same performance with A15 but with a lower power consumption. Please check at the ARM website.

30. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

The ARM website say the A17 is the most efficient mid-range 32-bit CPU and 60% performance over the old A9 Aslo says that the A15 is their high end CPU and 100% performance over the old A9

5. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

No Exynos, huh? That's a bad choice, soon the Mediatek MT6595 will be overshadowed by the new Exynos 5433 with next-gen Cortex-A57.

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Exynos 5433 and K1 are the processors Qualcomm should keep their eye on.

9. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

K1 is not a big threat to Qualcomm, because it didn't attract the attention of the big names like Samsung, LG, Sony, etc.

14. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

In terms of raw performance, the K1 slaps everything silly. What QC has the upper hand in is in power efficiency. Waiting for the 810 on the Galaxy S6.

10. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Finally, Exynos with Lte.

18. yahia_malka

Posts: 186; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Well, have you forgotten the 810 the first 64-bit octa core chip , and the strongest ever !

20. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

I've course not. S808, K1, E5433, are the best for 2014.

11. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Not sure if the Snapdragon 801 is an advantage for the Xiaomi Mi 4. Samsung's octa-core processor can already match it without going into the 2GHz territory. Can't imagine the performance of this beast

12. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Beautiful, but these Chinese manufacturers like Xiaomi and Meizu always forget to include one important thing on their flagships, micro SD card slot. But still, this phone sure looks beautiful.

15. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

The front looks nice, but the back is ugly. SD cards should have made it to the phone.

13. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

That looks better than pretty much anything the big names put out including the iPhone 6. Too bad it's huge and has crap software.

16. NationGuettaTR

Posts: 38; Member since: Dec 28, 2013

Exynos and MTK processors are worst processors ever made for phones. Currently the ultimate processor is Tegra K1. Only have some wonder about HTC's 64-bit devices. If it was does not contains MTK well i was think about to get one. Desing is good no doubt. Wait for iDiots come and say HA! Front panel is look like iphone you bastards you copied that or look at new lagdroid. While their iDevices still has dual-core processor with 4" retina screen. I wonder how many iDiots knows that Samsung produces Retina screens for apple. If in the future there will be Nvidia Tegra powered phone i will buy it, Tegra chips performance just amazes me everytime. Also, they aren't 8 core aka octa core they have 4 core but 8 threads and can work as 8 core with heating problem. Back in the time when i first bought Note 3 it had serious heating problem like G3 did before. They we're gone after updates. However if we take a look at as user Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and 801 performed more powerful than octa-core Exynos. Lol don't tell me Exynos is 1.9 GHz Qualcomm is 2.3 GHz. More core means it can be perform more power but Exynos is worst processor ever made. Only good Exynos processor is Exynos 4 Quad 4412. Performing very well on Samsung Galaxy s III i loved that phone so much. But when i hear samsung won't get us kitkat due to "hardware" restrictions it cannot gets KitKat. We all know this is lie Galaxy Duos 3 have 1 GHz dual-core processor with 512 MB RAM and comes with Android 4.4.2. No updates with laggy software. Samsung did very well job till Android 4.0.4 on software. And also they banned me from their Turkey page due to i asked when we get our update (4.3) No more samsung currently happy with my G3.

21. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Tegra and Scorpion, was the underdogs of Exynos. Lmfao, even Snapdragon failed with thier custom chips with Exynos Socs. Exynos 5 series buttkicks all Snapdragon S series. And the laughing stock is, and cheating, that Snapdragon are clocked 600Ghz more than Exynos socs to be on par. Lmfao. A S805 at 2.7ghz still could not buttkick the Exynos5433 clocked only at 2.0Ghz. Epic fail are Snapdragon. Even Tegra ate better than Snapdragon.

22. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Are you a baby? Do you have soft baby sisy hands? Do you love touching the part where the Cpu and Gpu are? And so what and what's the big deal, if it heats up. Every electric devices heat up. Take your voice of reasons to Samsung, and tell them to use air vents to release heat and vapour.

28. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Arte... nice to see you in motion, you are gaining back your momentum.... keep it up... :)

29. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Nice to see you post to Ashoaib.

31. YourNickname

Posts: 127; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Whats the big deal if it heats up? 1) Data corruption from radio waves emitted and cross noise. 2) hardware damage. bricking 3) class action lawsuits from burns

32. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

To a certain extent heat is ok. 1 they tend to keep those circuits apart. 2 no one has ever complained. 3 CPU ' gpu were made to even prolong at 60 degrees , without burns. What OEMs need to start doing , is use air vents.

37. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

is it practicle to make air vents in the phone?

27. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Nope, Exynos 5 SoCs all have 8 physical on-die cores. Die shots confirm it.

19. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Meizu sells it's phones globally thorugh it's official webstore and they are taking preorders. Although for now it seems the price is unknown for international orders and it's unclear what LTE bands it supports (should be targeting mostly EU not the US).

26. nithyakr

Posts: 161; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

"Designed By Meizu, Made in China. " Even the manufacturer details are a copy cat from Apple. Look at the design. It resembles the recently leaked iPhone 6. Geez.Copying from a leaked phone. A whole new level!

33. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Apple copied Sony and Lg.

36. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I'd say the form factor resembles Samsung's design ethos from the Galaxy S4/S5, but the physical button screams Apple.

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