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Meizu MX5 is here: 7.6mm metal jacket and swanky autofocus

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Meizu MX5 is here: 7.6mm metal jacket and swanky autofocus

Meizu rose from the ashes last year, proving a very capable competitor to China's up-and-coming Xiaomi brand with well thought-out MX4 and MX4 Pro midrange and flagship offerings. Later on, it unleashed another value-for-money blockbuster - the M1 Note - which offered a 1080p display, 13 MP camera and a large battery for around $200. This year, it has been up to good again, unleashing the M2 Note, again at a rock bottom price for what it's offering, and today it took the stage to announce its next flagship - the MX5.

Meizu MX5 is coming wit a full metal jacket this time, as speculated, in line with the times of premium handsets made of premium materials, and feature an upgraded processor, compared to the MX4 Pro, namely the Helio X10 Turbo chipset with eight Cortex-A53 cores at 2.2 GHz, and a PowerVR G6200 graphics processor. It is coupled with 3 GB of RAM, and the phone comes in 16, 32, or 64 GB of storage variants. The phone comes at just 7.6mm thin, and with 149 grams of weight, which is a pretty stellar achievement for a metal-clad 5.5-incher.

The screen has stayed a 5.5" 1080p AMOLED endeavor, which should bode well for the battery life out of the 3150 mAh battery. Meizu has equipped the phone with the so-called mCharge tech, a fast charging of sorts, which will be able to juice it up to 25% in ten minute's time only. Topping it off to 50% will require just twenty minutes more, as shown on the presentation. A 20 MP rear camera is on board, employing a Sony IMX220 sensor with dual-tone LED flash plus laser autofocus tech, while a 5 MP front-facing cam rounds up the pretty offering. The camera can record 4K video, and encodes in the modern h.265 format, taking less space, while preserving the same quality.

When it comes to software, the phone is running the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop, and will also come papered over with the newest Flyme 4.5 Android overlay of Meizu, which has been given a visual overhaul with transparency, glass effects, themes, and more. The basic 16 GB version will go for 1800 yuan (about $290), and 1999 yuan (about $322) will get you the 32 GB one. The high-hitting 64 GB model will be going for a $387 equivalent, which reaffirms Meizu as a value-for-money operator. Any takers?

source: Meizu

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posted on 30 Jun 2015, 05:35 1

1. kefalin (Posts: 288; Member since: 08 Feb 2015)

well,now just unveil the price,i think its gonna be hard battle between Honor 7 and MX5

posted on 30 Jun 2015, 06:07 1

5. dimas (Posts: 2540; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)

I'd go for huawei, more than 5.2" display is a turn off for me unless I can get a good z4 compact from sony at the end of the year.

posted on 30 Jun 2015, 09:38

18. waddup121 (unregistered)

Good stuff Meizu!

posted on 30 Jun 2015, 05:35 3

2. MTT84 (Posts: 50; Member since: 20 Sep 2014)

Screen is Super AMOLED tech.

posted on 30 Jun 2015, 05:43 3

3. pixelated (Posts: 85; Member since: 03 May 2015)

I came to a conclusion, Chinese are even good at copying presentation style. :p Almost Apple style... The background, fonts, details and all...

posted on 30 Jun 2015, 10:24

19. Anterv (Posts: 178; Member since: 09 Jul 2014)

Wow, you must be expert. /s

posted on 30 Jun 2015, 05:51 4

4. NotAGeek (Posts: 279; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)

A pro version of this phone with exynos 7420 is all what i need

posted on 30 Jun 2015, 06:15 2

6. duartix (Posts: 311; Member since: 01 Apr 2014)

MT6975??? Didn't you mean MT6795?

posted on 30 Jun 2015, 06:28 3

7. byazatt (Posts: 300; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)

Anything less than 5.5 is tending to look smallish.. I'm used to a 5" which is feeling small.

posted on 30 Jun 2015, 06:48 2

10. DeDex (Posts: 111; Member since: 01 Sep 2014)

I guess it all comes down to personal preference and the size of your hands. I feel comfortable with a 5.2-incher in my hand, but sometimes I am annoyed to feel I have a weak grip when trying to operate it with one hand (it does not happen often, but it still does happen), which makes me miss smaller phones. 5.5 is a no-no for me, even though a good display of this size will probably look stunning even to me.

posted on 30 Jun 2015, 06:34

8. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Wow!!! Awesome!!!

posted on 30 Jun 2015, 06:39 4

9. fonelover (Posts: 251; Member since: 19 Mar 2015)

a mix of iP6 and GS6. nice copycat though.

posted on 30 Jun 2015, 06:52

11. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)

Looks awesome! Launch this in Malaysia ASAP! I need it!

posted on 30 Jun 2015, 07:17 3

12. darkkjedii (Posts: 25635; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

That phone looks iNice.

posted on 30 Jun 2015, 07:53 2

13. Firedrops (Posts: 249; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)

PowerVR G6200? Good lord that's horrendous.

posted on 30 Jun 2015, 08:54

17. emcdonald75 (Posts: 123; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)

Why does Meizu continue to use an old GPU? There are newer GPUs available with some real power. Meizu MX5 is new and still a FAIL.

posted on 30 Jun 2015, 11:02 2

20. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)

Ummm it's Mediatek's chipset, so they're the ones responsible

posted on 30 Jun 2015, 08:04

14. bangkoktomboy (Posts: 68; Member since: 29 Jun 2015)

It looks better than Edge and iPhone 6. Please come to Thailand with reasonable price, I'm sure iPhone 6 won't sell anymore.

posted on 30 Jun 2015, 08:08 2

15. jove39 (Posts: 1996; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Mediatek soc ruined this phone for me.

posted on 30 Jun 2015, 16:00

22. TheStanleyFTW (Posts: 249; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)

SD808 would have been more acceptable.

posted on 30 Jun 2015, 08:41

16. Donbenie (Posts: 212; Member since: 04 Aug 2013)

This is one beautiful looking phone..

posted on 06 Jul 2015, 02:14

24. WallStreet (Posts: 256; Member since: 21 Sep 2014)

eHello, it looks exactly like an iPhone!

posted on 30 Jun 2015, 14:15

21. plasteek (Posts: 149; Member since: 07 Jun 2015)

Mx5 pro (exynos) please !

posted on 01 Jul 2015, 05:15

23. EngleBertZombie (Posts: 36; Member since: 22 May 2015)

And the button placement ruined the chance of me buying this phone.

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