Meizu goes PRO, introduces new line of high-end phones
posted by Alan F. / Sep 11, 2015, 10:00 AM
The PRO 5 is a flagship device, and the latest rumors call for it to be available in two versions. One variant will be powered by the Exynos 7420 chipset, used in the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge. The other model will have the MediaTek MT6797 SoC under the hood. That chip features a deca-core CPU.
The metallic uni-body Meizu PRO 5 is expected to be equipped with a 5.5-inch screen carrying a resolution of 1080 x 1920. Meizu’s Founder Bai Yongxian has gone on record as saying that a QHD resolution screen is not logical on a smartphone, although Meizu's next wave of high-end models will feature a 2K resolution display.
The PRO 5 should come with 3GB/4GB of RAM, 32GB of native storage, and a 21MP rear camera. A 3000mAh battery will power the phone. Pricing and availability will most likely be revealed in two weeks.
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I hate these trends going on with Mobile phones 1. Thinner phones at the detriment of battery life 2. Higher res at the detriment of battery life and performance 3. Battery size that can't support the upgraded specs 4. A bigger phone is required to have highest end possible (I get it when it comes to battery life, but ram or a lesser processor? Bull)
posted on Sep 11, 2015, 10:05 AM 19
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Z5 compact exist tough
posted on Sep 11, 2015, 10:13 AM 13
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Yet you said the iPhone 6s is the best phone on the market. Hmm
posted on Sep 11, 2015, 10:26 AM 2
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The iPhone doesn't run Android. Your point is moot. Ask any computer scientist or developer: iOS is more optimized and doesn't require as high specs to perform at an equal level of Android if not better.
posted on Sep 11, 2015, 1:45 PM 3
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Based on what I see here I would still pick a Sony Z5 Premium or Ultra. What is "Pro" about this phone? As for better user experience they can put more lipstick on Android but it is still Android. And the more they customize the longer it takes to roll out updates.
posted on Sep 11, 2015, 10:19 AM 6
I think it is time that Chinese manufacturers change their UI. If you want to sell Western, add an app drawer and let go of the iOS inspired UI.
posted on Sep 11, 2015, 10:19 AM 9
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chinese UI are the best UI... way better and user friendly than TW, sony, lg, htc and many more. Typing from Funtouch OS on vivo xplay 3S
posted on Sep 11, 2015, 11:55 AM 2
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They are great UI's for sure. Its funny to see people worried about app drawers like a bunch of 6 year olds, all because it looks too much like iOS (I know there are those who find it practical, but it is hardly a real detriment). My Meizu on Flyme works like a charm. It is so light, yet so useful.
posted on Sep 11, 2015, 4:01 PM 2
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It doesn't matter how fun or delightful these overlays are, they are overlays on top of stock Android. Running Cyanogen or Oxygen OS is acceptble, but manufacturers continually forcing these things down on the users is not cool with me. I don't buy these phones. The other thing Chinese manufacturers have to deal with is the perception of backdoors and hacks in their software. There has been instances when they got caught doing it. For users like me to even consider a chinese phone it would have to be running AOSP, period. I don't even care which company got caught, the damage is done to all chinese companies, Motorola (now) and Lenovo are included in that group. Get behind AOSP or you won't get far. If you think your overlays stand on their own, make them downloadable and installable apps. I'm not against overlays or customization, I'm agaist being forced to run a crippled OS. Finally, Touchwiz sucks, it's an evil abomination which should be burned with fire. People were raving about how amazing it is now that the S6 came out, a few months later the phones are stuttering to a crawl despite their insane specs. My 4 old GNEX is more fluid than a modern S6, get this out of here.
posted on Sep 11, 2015, 4:21 PM 4
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You can always install a launcher (Google Now or Nova: they both feature an app drawer and the latter is the most customizable one out there) and you have to look at the "ugly Chinese UI" just until you installed one of these :P (I personally prefer Chinese UIs, for example the MIUI is the best in my opinion, although I have an Xperia Z.)
posted on Sep 11, 2015, 3:26 PM 0
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posted on Sep 11, 2015, 8:43 PM 3
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