Ouch! Meizu sends OnePlus a box of its own medicine

About a week ago, OnePlus started the #TakeTheEdgeOff campaign, offering users to swap their Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, S6 edge+, or Note5 for a brand-new OnePlus handset. The company would forward all of the donated Samsung phones to the Hope Phones organization and send a brand-new OnePlus 2 — the “2016 flagship killer” — to all the benefactors. Kind of an obnoxious offer, wouldn't you say?

Well, Meizu took note of that and, for one reason or another, decided to take what looks like a potshot at OnePlus with a very similar, counter-campaign. See, the Meizu PRO 5 is about to hit the market – possibly in November – and, naturally, the manufacturer will try to generate some noise around the new top-shelf handset. What's the first step? Offer owners of the OnePlus 2 to trade in their handset for the new Meizu PRO 5!

The sting doesn't just end there, however. While OnePlus' campaign goes under the slogan #TakeTheEdgeOff, Meizu's take is named #TurnTheHeatOff. This is most probably a jab at the Snapdragon 810 that hums under the OnePlus 2's hood, as the SoC has been often criticized over various overheating and throttling reports. In contrast, the Meizu PRO 5 is equipped with Samsung's pride – the Exynos 7420 – the same processor that powers the Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, and Note5.

The Meizu PRO 5 will reportedly come in two variants – one with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage, and the second one being a true powerhouse, rocking the aforementioned octa-core SoC, 4 GB of RAM, a 3,050 mAh battery, a 21 MP / 5 MP camera combo, and a 5.7” display with a 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution. The promotion seems to be for a limited number of units only, though we've no idea on how many lucky winners there will be, which variant they will get, nor when they will be receiving their brand-new Meizu phones. As for availability – the Meizu PRO 5 is expected to launch on the 12th of November, priced around $439 for the 3 GB model and $486 for the 4 GB one.

source: Meizu via GizChina



1. karas

Posts: 85; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

Good one Meizu !!

28. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Meizu...that's my company right here!

31. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

That's a nice looking iPhone Meizu produced.

32. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Yup even better than the original. The iPhone could learn a thing or ten!

33. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Not even close. iPhone 6/6S looks a hell lot better.


Posts: 106; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Apple should sue Meizu over copying the design of the iPhone almost to a 't'. The latter needs to come up with their own damn design.

5. ToastedBacon21

Posts: 47; Member since: Oct 18, 2015

You're been following iphone for sure. You simply wouldn't have made the comment above if you had been following HTC and Meizu for some generations.

15. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Alessandro Volta should sue you for using that battery icon.


Posts: 106; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Well, I should be pretty safe as only a jue can posthumously sue.

30. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011

Really, why manufacturers are so obsessed and trying too hard to look like the iPhone??? Hell! Even that screen saver!

3. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

This should be fun... I'd pick pro 5 over OnePlus 1 or 2 any day.

6. Clerigo

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 26, 2014

Ugly phone (looks like iphone)...

21. phonearenarocks

Posts: 607; Member since: Mar 26, 2015


23. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

this one look better (better screen-to-body ratio, and better backside)

7. Fialho

Posts: 22; Member since: Sep 03, 2015

Is it just me or the Meizu Pro 5 does look a lot like the new HTC A9.?!?! And both look like a fusion between iPhone 6(s) and Galaxy s6

22. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

This doesn't have any of the issues the A9 and HTC phones have. This is way cheaper, bezels are way smaller, and it has the best processor and not a SD617. So this is an acceptable shameless rip off like the Nokia N1 tablet. When Foxconn releases their next device made from leftover iPhone parts they should just sell it to HTC or Meizu rather than license the Nokia name and sell it themselves. Lol

8. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

At least meizu does look good.

9. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

Lmao, I'd buy that phone.

10. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

i don't like the back cover. It reminds me of HTC.

11. blueghost211

Posts: 57; Member since: Oct 19, 2015

It does look good. Too bad it won't be available in the US. Oh well.

12. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Exynos 7420 FTW! Wish other manufactures used that chip, as it looks to trump Qualcomm's offerings for this year.

13. iphonexus

Posts: 130; Member since: Jan 04, 2015

Meizu nailed no doubt they have chosen best cpu for their flagship

14. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Alessandro Volta should sue you for using that battery icon.

16. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Looks like HTC banged an Iphone 6....

17. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

Why is donating Samsung phones to the Hope Phones organization obnoxious? Care to explain???

18. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Whatever. Meizu is only sold in China so who cares.

20. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

I do, because Meizu is selling phones in Malaysia, and I'm from Malaysia. Get your facts straight.

29. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Do they still sell the mx4 pro and mx4?

26. skips

Posts: 488; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

I didn't know Latvia (NEurope) is China now. They are selling both M1 and M2 Notes and MX4. People here are pretty satisfied with their phones, especially the affordable ones.

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