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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24 Comments

1. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

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

5. dimas

Posts: 3363; Member since: Jul 22, 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.

18. waddup121 unregistered

Good stuff Meizu!

2. MTT84

Posts: 50; Member since: Sep 20, 2014

Screen is Super AMOLED tech.

3. pixelated

Posts: 108; Member since: May 03, 2015

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

19. Anterv

Posts: 178; Member since: Jul 09, 2014

Wow, you must be expert. /s

4. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

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

6. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

MT6975??? Didn't you mean MT6795?

7. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

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

10. DeDex

Posts: 121; Member since: Sep 01, 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.

8. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Wow!!! Awesome!!!

9. fonelover

Posts: 255; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

a mix of iP6 and GS6. nice copycat though.

11. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

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

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31037; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That phone looks iNice.

13. Firedrops

Posts: 254; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

PowerVR G6200? Good lord that's horrendous.

17. emcdonald75

Posts: 160; Member since: Nov 07, 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.

20. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

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

14. bangkoktomboy

Posts: 70; Member since: Jun 29, 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.

15. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Mediatek soc ruined this phone for me.

22. TheStanleyFTW

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

SD808 would have been more acceptable.

16. Donbenie

Posts: 260; Member since: Aug 04, 2013

This is one beautiful looking phone..

24. WallStreet

Posts: 256; Member since: Sep 21, 2014

eHello, it looks exactly like an iPhone!

21. plasteek

Posts: 265; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

Mx5 pro (exynos) please !

23. EngleBertZombie

Posts: 36; Member since: May 22, 2015

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

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