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Meizu MX Review

Meizu MX

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In-call audio quality:

Meizu MX Review
Voices sound pretty good on both sides of the line. The earpiece is loud enough and produces clear, natural voice tones, while the secondary microphone eliminates the majority of background noise that the other party would hear. We are also happy with the built-in loudspeaker as it is pretty loud and does not distort sounds even with the volume set to the maximum.

Battery life:

There is a 1,700mAh non-removable battery under the Meizu MX's back cover. The maker does not specify how long the smartphone can last on a single charge, but during our testing, it managed to last through a day of moderate usage.


The Meizu MX is a pretty good Android smartphone. Seriously! It comes with a well-made custom interface, a decent 4-inch display, and the hardware inside it classifies as future-proof. Perhaps the overly plasticky feel is the only thing that truly bothers us, so consider that if build quality and premium design are of importance to you.

Some of the alternatives you can check out include the Sony Xperia S, which may come with a somewhat weaker processor, but has a bigger screen with better resolution and a more capable camera. If you are looking for a smartphone with a bit more of a premium feel, the HTC One S might suit your preferences.


  • Future-proof Exynos processor
  • Clean, unsophisticated interface


  • Plasticky construction
  • Browser has troubles with Flash videos
  • Almost no widgets come pre-loaded
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posted on 11 Jul 2012, 08:52

1. kamil (Posts: 118; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)

some few tweaks here and there and this device could actually be a success

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 09:28 2

3. Mll4eveR. (Posts: 7; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)

it's already a success at its price range.

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 09:15 4

2. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

awesome phone.

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 09:41 2

4. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

"The only imperfections that we can spot is that whites look slightly yellowish"
,,,kinda racist LOL HAHAHAHA

anyways, great phone, great review!

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 09:52 3

6. JC557 (Posts: 1794; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

your neutralness, we have a beige alert.

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 14:38 1

15. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

If I don't survive, tell my wife "hello."

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 09:56 3

8. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

to everyone. Don't take this personally. It's just a joke. I'm asian.

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 09:47

5. ph00ny (Posts: 1507; Member since: 26 May 2011)

What's the point of setting max clock speed when Exynos by design changes the number of cores, frequency, and voltage on its own

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 09:55 3

7. JC557 (Posts: 1794; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

Nice specs for a small phone, now those who want powerful tech won't need to buy phones with large screens if it doesn't suit them. Of course I have a feeling u.s. availability will be through gray market imports.

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 14:15 2

10. Birds (Posts: 1171; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

The screen aspect ratio combined with the size is what has me hooked... I really like it...

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 11:11

9. joaolx (Posts: 364; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

This smartphone looks awesome. I would definitely buy it.

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 14:44

16. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

It looks like some unholy cross between an iPhone and a One X (in other words, it looks sweet!)

I especially love the look of the capacitive buttons and home button. The dynamic dots look awesome, I wish more manufacturers would do something like this, at least as far as making them rotate with screen orientation. HTC did it with the international version of the Incredible 2, and sort of with the Flyer, but sadly stopped after that.

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 02:38 1

12. getaway (Posts: 3; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)

I just think they should change the design of the phone for the next gen as its getting more know, or just release another model idk

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 03:10

13. tiara6918 (Posts: 2111; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

Yeah, I feel the same way too that meizu should change the design for mx, it really reminds me of the iPhone. But overall, I really like this phone but I hope that they'll sell it on other countries as well

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 08:48

14. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4320; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

HTC One X should hide it's face from limelight!! The benchmark tests tells us so!!

posted on 14 Jul 2012, 08:05 2

19. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)

btch please, it may be the worst benchmark among the 4 smartphones, but bare in mind that the One X's benchmark is very high for today's standards, and beats tons of android smartphones today.

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 20:45 2

17. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

For anyone looking for a unique device with a smaller screen (hard to believe we have gotten to the point that 4.0" screens are small, ain't it?), this seems to be a true, fun option. Good review.

posted on 14 Jul 2012, 08:03

18. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)

Don't get why Phonearena hates plastic backed/bodied phones. Metal backing/bodied are too ''old'' and heavy. Plastic/Polycarbonate are now what i call the 21st Century Material!!!!

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 06:51

20. Alphadan (Posts: 8; Member since: 19 Jul 2012)

Seriously, am I the only one who thinks that the camera takes really blurry pictures? Just look at the picture of the church, it's totally out of focus on the lower left area, and it's got a purplish shade... Awful 8MP camera.

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 22:18

21. dfever1 (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

Does anybody know where to buy a case for this phone? i bought it in China but I brought it to US. I know a lot of chinese places to buy cases, but i'm more looking for a premium case that can be purchased in US. I have looked up otterbox, case mate and sgp, but none of them has the cases for this phone. Does anybody know if any company sells cases?

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 15:43

23. cangie (Posts: 14; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)

I saw some on Amazon from a company called Spigen. Dunno if these are what you're looking for but :http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias=aps&field-keywords=meizu+mx+case+sgp&rh=i:aps,k:meizu+mx+case+sgp&ajr=0

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 15:42

22. cangie (Posts: 14; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)

I think these phones are pretty nice. Why don't they sell it here?

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Meizu MX

Meizu MX

OS: Android 4.0.3
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Display4.0 inches, 640 x 960 pixels (288 ppi) LCD
Camera8 megapixels
Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 processor
Size4.78 x 2.49 x 0.41 inches
(121.3 x 63.3 x 10.3 mm)
4.90 oz  (139 g)

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