Pre-order an unlocked Meizu MX5 globally from Gearbest for $398 USD; phone ships on August 1st

A few days ago, it was our pleasure to inform you that the Meizu MX5 had been unveiled. The device was priced at a quite affordable $290 USD for the 16GB version, and $322 USD for the 32GB variety. While the phone can be pre-ordered in China at those aforementioned prices, consumers living elsewhere can pre-order an unlocked version of the Meizu MX5 as long as they don't mind paying more to obtain the phone.

Online retailer Gearbest has the unlocked 16GB version of the handset priced at the equivalent of $398 USD. That happens to be a $108 premium over the official pricing. But if you live outside of China, it's the only way to purchase the handset unless Meizu expands its availability. Gearbest plans on shipping the MX5 starting on August 1st. 

The Meizu MX5 can be purchased in Silver, Champagne or Gray. The phone features a 5.5-inch Gorilla Glass 3 protected Super AMOLED display, with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. The 64-bit MediaTek MT6795T SoC is under the hood, containing a true octa-core CPU and the PowerVR G6200 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside with 16GB/32GB or 64GB of internal storage. A fingerprint scanner comes on the device.

The 20.7MP rear camera employs Laser Auto Focus and has an aperture of f/2.0. The camera is equipped with a Sony IMX220 Exmor RS BSI sensor, and records 4K video. The front-facing camera weighs in at 5MP and also has an aperture of f/2.0. A 3150mAh battery keeps the lights on, and Android 5.0 is pre-installed with Flyme OS 4.5 running on top. The MX5 comes with 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1 and GPS connectivity.

If you want the Meizu MX5 in your palm but live outside of China, you need to ask yourself whether it is worth paying the extra $108 USD for the phone. If you answer in the affirmative, click on the sourcelink below.

source: GearBest via TheTecholic

Related phones

  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek Helio X10, Octa-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3150 mAh



1. WallStreet

Posts: 256; Member since: Sep 21, 2014

Way too expensive. The Uni Iron is much better deal. However, it has the MediaTek 6753, which I read is not an improvement over the 6752, or am I wrong. I read that it's the cheaper version clocked at 1.3 instead of 1.7. So Elephone P7000 with 6752 would be better?

5. AoLoEoXo

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 12, 2015

It's using helio x10 / mt6795 (or mt6795t if i am wrong) which is much better than mt6753.

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3. jonathanalexander9

Posts: 61; Member since: May 04, 2015

the problem is it's only 16GB,and no SD slot,bring the 64GB please

4. btbotimtim

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

does it support US LTE?

6. AoLoEoXo

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 12, 2015

I don't know if it's better or worse than find7 and honor as they have the same price. But i think this one's design looks better.

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