Meizu is hardly a household name, particularly in the western markets, but the company is still well known among certain circles for its aggressive pricing and Apple-esque looks. In particular, the company is best known for its MX and M Note product lines. The M2 Note was announced at the beginning of the month for just $130, and now Meizu has also formally taken the wraps off the Meizu MX5. Yesterday we covered a leaked report that highlighted many of the specs and details for this flagship, but it’s still nice to get official confirmation.
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The new flagship packs a pretty solid punch thanks to its Helio X10 Turbo 8-core processor, PowerVR G6200 GPU, and 3GB RAM. Other specs include 16, 32, or 64GB storage, a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a 20MP camera with a Sony IMX220 sensor and dual-tone LED flash with laser autofocus, a 5MP front cam, a 3150 mAh battery with fast charging tech, and Meizu’s Flyme 4.5 which is based on Android 5.0 Lollipop.
The MX5 might not look substantially different from its predecessors but it does offer a more premium build thanks to a switch to a full metal jacket.
Turning to the aesthetics, the MX5 might not look substantially different from its predecessors but it does offer a more premium build thanks to a switch to a full metal jacket. This differs from the MX4, which had a metal mid-section and a plastic rear. Another change is in the physical key up front, which has been altered slightly to take on a more Samsung-style look. The MX5 is also just 7.6mm thin and weighs 149 grams.
Although many of our readers aren’t so fond of MediaTek chips, most of the specs here are quite good. Design is also solid, even if a little to iPhone-like for most of our tastes. What really makes the MX5 shine, however, is the price tag. The base 16GB model will be offered at 1800 yuan or about $290, with the 32GB model at roughly $322 and the 64GB at $387.
With support for many of the same high-end features you’d get from more expensive flagships — like cat 4 LTE, 4K recording, full metal builds, etc — we have to give Meizu credit here. Of course, we really can’t say how good (or bad) the handset is until we get our hands on it for a full review in the months to come. What do you think of Meizu’s latest? Let us know in the comments.
Meizu launched its MX5 on June 30th
Meizu Technology (MEIZU) has officially launched the new Meizu MX5 on June 30th. Bai
Yongxiang, CEO of Meizu Technology, introduced the new Meizu MX5 to fans, guests and media
from all over the world. As a milestone representing Meizu’s excellent craftsmanship, it brings
strikingly quality and better experience for all of you.
With an all-metal body, MX5 was also developed with a state of art coloring and injection molding
process, which frees the metal back from unattractive antenna lines. Exquisite 12-gun 3D sand
blasting, a 5 step anodizing process and superb fine polishing, make the MX5 amazing to the
The 10000:1 contrast ratio, which is very close to the limit of the naked eye, provides the 5.5-inch
AMOLED screen with bright, sharp and expressive colors. Together with the MiraVision screen
display technology, the sunlight screen and low-light screen can be dynamically adjusted to
balance great vision in all light situations. The display can also be set to a warmer or colder screen
tone, so you can enjoy the screen just as you want to.
The exceptional camera of the MX5 is the result of continuous research on the SONY CMOS 20.7
megapixels while customized 6P blue film lens in a thin body. Armed with a laser-aided focusing
technology and two-tone flash in one body, you will experience unprecedented clarity when
taking photos with the MX5. The brand new 5.0 megapixel front camera is equipped with a large
ƒ/2.0 aperture, for optimum performance under low light conditions. FotoNation 2.0 intelligent
beautification is now included in combination with the already existing Face AE facial exposure
The Mediatek helio X10 is a 64-bit octa-core manufactured by 2.2 GHz CPU. It operates in a stable
frequency and minimizes electrical leakage efficiently. The PowerVR G6200 certainly has
outstanding performance. But even more importantly, the helio X10 has a finely balanced power
consumption, which makes the MX5 run smoothly and save power at the same time. Combined
with the advanced 64-bit Flyme OS 4.5, the MX5 can guarantee you a faster data analysis and
smoother videos playings.
MX5 is equipped with a brand-new fingerprint identification system: mTouch 2.0. The new
fingerprint sensor makes identification faster and the appearance smoother and elegant. The
whole process only last 0.48s. Based on the TEE secure environment provided by TrustTonic, the
MX5 can make your life more secure and more convenient than ever before.
The MX5 features mCharge, the world’s most sophisticated quick charge technology. In
combination with a supported charger, mCharge can recharge a MX5 battery up to 25% within 10
minutes, and up to 60% within 40 minutes.
The MX5 supports dual-SIM with dual-standby. The primary 4G SIM-card provides you with high
speed internet, while the second SIM-card provides you with 2G voice calls. There’s no need to
bring two phones with you: one MX5 is all you need. The dual nano-SIM card design makes it easy
and fast to switch between them.
Flyme OS 4.5 is a 64-bit Android system and 2000 functional items were upgraded in
smoothness.This way it works perfectly together with the balanced power saving 64-bit helio X10
Meizu MX5 is available in 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB storage capacities with the color of Gray, Silver
While, Silver Black and Gold. For more information, please visit http://www.meizu.com/en