Meizu MX6 goes official: a 5.5" slim metal phone with a fast camera and affordable price

Meizu, a Chinese company that focuses on making good-looking phones at cutting edge prices, has just launched its brand new flagship: the Meizu MX6.

The MX6 is a 5.5-inch phone that puts style at the forefront with its sleek metal body and very thin, 7.25mm profile. The phone runs the Flyme 5.2 interface on top of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and it features a fast camera that Meizu claims has undergone some rigorous testing to deliver superior results.

Here is a quick look at the Meizu MX6 specs in a nutshell:

PlatformAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
with Flyme 5.2
Display5.5-inch LCD
with 1080 x 1920 pixels
SoCMediaTek Helio X20
(2x A72s, 8x A53s)
Storage32 GB
Camera12-megapixel Sony IMX 386
5-megapixel front cam
Battery3,060 mAh
24-watt fast charging

Meizu MX6 highlight: camera

The Meizu MX6 is the first phone to come equipped with a Sony IMX 386 sensor. It's a 12-megapixel camera featuring 1.25-micron pixels and an f/2.0 lens on top. 

Meizu is comparing the speed of this camera to that of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, and even says it is very slightly faster, so we're curious to learn more about that. It's worth noting that there is no dual-pixel auto-focus tech here, but the MX6 does support phase-detection pixels for faster focusing.

Meizu MX6 price and release date

The most impressive thing about the Meizu MX6 is that it follows in the footsteps of other phones made in China. That is: it's very affordable.

Meizu will be selling the MX6 for an official price of $300 (元2,000) for an unlocked phone. Keep in mind that Meizu phones are currently not officially available in the United States and we don't yet know if the MX6 will have compatible 4G LTE bands. Meizu does sell its phones in some European countries.

For all of you enthusiastic about Meizu phones, you should know that you could still import the phone fairly easily via third-party resellers, but the price for the MX6 there would likely be higher than the official MSRP.

The Meizu MX6 will go on sale in a flash sale in China on July 30th.

Related phones

  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek Helio X20, Deca-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 3060 mAh



1. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

One of the best device with value

9. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

Le2 with same processor is much cheaper

2. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Today's midrange phones make high end phones look like overpriced stuff (except OP3 of course)

13. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

It isn't only about specs, but also aftersales support. So you can't compare Meizu versus Samsung.

17. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I am aware of that sir, no need to point it out.

3. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

Oh Meizu why did you have to rush the PRO 6? Why oh why couldn't you wait for the Exynos 8890?

8. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

it wont cost $300 if it use 8890

10. NoAllegiance unregistered

I'm sure the Pro 6 does cost the same as MX6. What does bother me is that Pro 6 came out before the MX6, making the too series too similar. I'd still take Pro 5 over this.

12. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

They are probably waiting for next gen Exynos 9 on 10nm. At least thats what I think so.

4. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Why the Pro 6 is the smaller flagship as opposed to the Pro 5? It doesn't make any sense.

5. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

What do flagship even offer nowadays btw? Except probably the Moto Z. They all are just thesame wine different bottle really? And with the release of android N, the similarities will only increase tbh.. Phones like samsung will have no unique sw advantage like multi window, and all cameras are now good enough. I sure hope this isn't the death of flagships. Except someone is willing to innovate sort of what the Moto Z has done. Just wish the Moto Z were as popular as the iphones/samsungs tbh, they would have sold loads and loads

6. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Meizu's current flagships are still inferior compared to the good old Pro 5, especially on chipset performance. I'm wondering if Mediatek have monopolized Meizu or did something bad happen to Meizu-Samsung chipset partnership.

7. TechKids

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 14, 2016

Can't deny that I kinda like it from the back. Hella awesome.

11. Guaire

Posts: 885; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Big fail. Chinese people can get either a Helio X20 phablet from other reliable Chinese brands nearly half the price or a true flagship which contains Snapdragon 820 plus UFS fast storage plus LPDDR4 RAM plus better camera package at same price range. MX6 has significantly smaller sensor (1/2.3" vs 1/3") without OIS and large aperture. The pixel size is marginally larger, but the resolution is significantly lower. Its display is LCD comparison to MX5's AMOLED. Moreover MX6's screen to body ratio is worse than MX5, very close to iPhone 6 Plus. Did I mention that MX5 was cheaper at the launch?

14. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

MX6 has a smaller sensor? FYI: 1/2.3" is significantlt BIGGER than 1/3" ! Go and do some research.

16. Guaire

Posts: 885; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Yes, MX6 has a significantly smaller sensor. MX5 has 1/2.3" one.

15. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Hmmmm okay!

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