Meizu MX5 first camera samples surface


The Meizu MX5 is here and it's an absolute beast with a surprisingly affordable price: the new Meizu flagship is a 5.5-inch phone with a 1080 x 1920-pixel AMOLED screen and the latest MediaTek Helio X10 system chip. It's also an all-metal device that looks just like last year's Meizu MX4 got a slight polish and changed its plastic clothes to a sturdy metallic armor.

One feature we're particularly curious to see in real-life, though, is the camera. The Meizu MX5 features a 20.7-megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture lens with 6 optical elements and 1.2-micron pixels. The sensor is one of the largest we've ever seen on a phone: a 1/2.3" Sony IMX220 sensor, the same size as the ones used on Sony Xperia Z series phones, and larger than iPhones and most Galaxy devices. 

Those technical details, however, tell us little about the actual quality of the images. Luckily, the official Meizu MX5 webpage contains a few camera samples captured with the device (some of them have been lightly edited in Snapseed). You can take a look at these first Meizu MX5 camera samples right below and draw your own conclusions about the quality of the snapper on the handset.


We should also note that the MX5 has upgraded camera features with the most notable hardware upgrade being a laser auto-focusing system that helps lock focus faster in low-light situation (the LG G series has a similar solution). The laser auto-focusing system allows auto focusing in just 0.2 seconds when your object is withing 20 inches (50cm) regardless of the light conditions.

The main camera is now capable of recording 4K video, as well as 100fps slow motion video in 720p resolution. Great news is that this is one of the first phones to ever ship with the new H.265 encoding standard that provides much more effective video compression with less loss of detail. 

Up front, the 5-megapixel front-facing camera comes with f/2.0 aperture lens and Face AE function as well as FotoNation 2.0.

source: Meizu China

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MX5
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek Helio X10, Octa-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3150 mAh

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6 Comments

1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Nice but lack details compared to 20MP, need to improve this.

2. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Looks great to me.

3. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Normal only for me, comparing with new top dogs. Low light test at 100% crop to see what it brings to the table.

4. waddup121 unregistered

H.265...finally a flagship device with that encoding!

5. Fardon

Posts: 96; Member since: Nov 24, 2014

IMX230 THE MX5 USES THE IMX230 YOU BUNCH OF ICOMPENTANT FOOLS. READ THE SPEC SHEET. THAT MEANS THE SENSOR SIZE IS SMALLER THAN THE 220 BUT IT HAS PHASE DETECTION.

6. TheStanleyFTW

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

Nope. MX5 uses IMX220. Go check Meizu's own website if you do not believe me. :)http://www.meizu.com/en/products/mx5/camera.html

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