Meizu goes premium as they have officially unveiled Meizu MX5 smartphone sporting a full metal body. The flagship MX5 takes the company’s portfolio from popular mid-range MX4 and MX4 Pro phones.
Unveiled in China on June 30 2015, the phone comes with latest tech specifications of any 2015 flagship phone will wear it.
Display, Design & Storage
In terms of design we can only say that MX5 has moved from cheap plastic to a phone with premium finish. It gets full metal jacked around it’s body made from premium material. All these with a thickness of just 7.6 mm is definitely a stellar achievement and credit should go to Meizu. So in terms of design, there is no room for complain from our side.
Just like Meizu has done it in the past with their flagship phone, this one too will be available in different storage options of 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB internal memory without a micro SD card slot.
Processor & Software
Preferring the Android 5.0 Lollipop based material design, Meizu has opted for Flyme OS 4.5 user customization on top of it, plus there are some basic bloatware apps like mBack, mCharge[details below the article in Battery life section].
The Helio X10 by Mediatek is the latest chipset [64 Bit] and MX5 does gets MT6975 endeavor coupled with 3 Gigs of RAM and PowerVR G6200 handling the graphical processing. Other phones running Helio X10 are HTC One ME, Gionee Elife E8 and AllView X2 Soul Extreme.
Battery Life & Other Features
The Meizu MX5 extracts power from 3150 mAh Li-ion battery packed inside the device. There is no word whether the battery will be removable or not but looking at the design, we think it’s not possible.
Just like iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, much attention is paid to single home button. called as mBack, it’s touch sensitive button does different functions based on your press. It’s an upgrade from M2 Note which came up with mTouch 2.0 fingerprint technology for payment using mPay.
The phone is loaded with mCharge technology which can charge your handset up to 25% within 10 minutes and up to 50% charging is achieved within 20 minutes.
The device gets dual SIM functionality with both the SIM card supporting 4G connectivity.
|Display: 5.5-inch 1920x1080p full HD touchscreen AMOLED display|
|SoC:2.2 GHz Octa-Core MediaTek Helio x10 processor|
|3 GB RAM|
|GPU: PowerVR G6200|
|Software: Android 5.0 Lollipop OS, Flyme OS 4.5|
|Dual SIM: Yes [4G + 4G]|
|Main Camera: 20.7 MP rear camera with LED Flash|
|Front Camera: 5 MP front facing camera|
|Storage: 16/32/64 GB Internal Storage|
|Connectivity: 4G LTE[TD-LTE], 3G HSPA, Bluetooth, WiFi tether, WiFi|
|Battery: 3150 mAh Li-ion battery|
|aGPS, FM Radio, 3.5 mm audio jack|
Meizu MX5 is available in different colors of Gold, Silver and Gray costing –
- 1799 CYN for Meizu MX5 16 GB variant
- 1999 CYN for 32 GB variant
- 2399 CYN for 64 GB variant
Currently it’s stated for launch in China and expected launch in India very soon.
Meizu MX5 price in India Rs 18,500, 20,500 and 24600 for 16/32/64 GB variant respectively[Expected]. Price in USD are $290, $322 and $387.
Meizu with MX5 takes on Asus ZenFone lineup, Motorola Moto X phones and a perfect alternative to Lenovo Sisley S90.
Starting with $300, the Meizu MX5 should definitely be considered as best phone at $300 and even at $400 those specifications are rocking.