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Meizu Metal Brings All Metal Body & Fingerprint ID under $180

by Joe 19

We have been hearing a lot about the Meizu Metal for the past couple of weeks. Now the company has finally made the device official and its everything we expected it to be. The phone comes in a beautiful metal body with plenty of color options to attract the young generation crowd.

Meizu Metal features a special aluminum body which is made using a number of rare elements like titanium, and cobalt to make it light weight and durable at the same time. The company is calling it the “Crystal Metal”. The phone looks pretty premium and comes in a bunch of colors such as white, grey, gold, blue, pink. The body has gone through diamond cutting for the perfect finishing.

As for the specs, the Meizu Metal comes with a 5.5-inch FHD 1080p display with 2.5D glass front, strengthened T2X Electric Glass and maximum brightness of 450 nits. Under the hood, there’s the 2GHz Mediatek Helio X10 MT6795 processor with 2GB RAM and eMMC 5.0 16 GB/ 32 GB memory options. It also supports MicroSD cards upto 128GB. With these specs, the phone reportedly scores over 51,000 on AnTuTu.
As for the camera, there’s a 13MP shooter at the back with PDAF focus (0.2 seconds), f/2.2 aperture, color temperature flash and gorilla glass protection. Front features a 5MP shooter. Finally, the phone features the same fingerprint sensor as the MX5 MTouch 2.1 with recognition speed of just 0.48 seconds. It comes with dual card dual standby with Flyme 5.0 based on YunOS pre-installed. There’s a pure Flyme based on Android version as well. The battery is also quite decent at 3140 mAh capacity.
Now coming to the best part, the Meizu Metal will start at just 1099 Yuan ($173) for the 16GB model, which is a great price for a phone with these specs. Further, the 32GB version will retail for 1299 Yuan which is around $200. Pretty aggressive pricing I would say. What do you think?

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  • Saqib Majumder

    thought the phone was running Yun OS. Nevertheless a beauty.

    • Joe

      Its actually YunOS but with Flyme 5 UI on top

      • Joe

        Luckily, theres a pure Flyme on Android version as well.

        • generationally

          Do you have a source for that?

        • Saqib Majumder

          so there’s 2 version of the phone? that would be interesting.

  • Dels

    this vs redmi note 2, however redmi note 2 have stronger community support and cheaper price

    • Jason45

      Meizu metal does have a metal body, fingerprint scanner and a bit better camera.

      • Sirrr

        …and also maybe a slightly better display.

        The question is if all of this pros is worth $50 more. I guess it depends on what’s important for each user and the budget.

        • Guaire

          Metal’s display gonna be much better in power efficiency area for sure.

  • Rich Hafley

    Great looking device! A shame everyone has deemed 5.5″ to be the new standard. Something like this in a smaller 4.7 or 5″ size would be great.

    • Oneplus X is 5″ phone, I like the screen size.

  • Venci

    looks nice, but when you know that after 3 months there will be another meizu note, things start to look rather ugly.

  • Muhammad Yasir

    yea … until the resellers make it $250 per unit !

    • Fianna Hill

      No I get email from antelife it only $197.99, I think that is the good price

      • Muhammad Yasir

        well .. in Pakistan its around $280…

        if i could import from some country to pakistan without paying customs tax … that’ll be great !

        • Fianna Hill

          emmm! sound bad

          • Muhammad Yasir

            exactly :/

            oh , btw the CAMERA is horrible…
            don;t buy it if u havent !