Just about an hour after Huawei announced its Honor 7 flagship model in China, Meizu’s event started. The company announced its latest flagship smartphone for the year, Meizu MX5, which also happens to be one of the most anticipated devices of 2015. And looking at the configuration, the company didn’t disappoint its fans.
The flagship comes with an all metal body, which is a much welcome upgrade. The company claims that the body is made from aerospace grade aluminum. Its measures just 7.6mm in thickness and weighs only 149 grams, which is quite decent. Also, with the improved body structure, it is said that the probability of a broken screen gets reduced by 31%.
The Meizu MX5 flagship comes with a 5.5-inch full HD 1080p display which translates into pixel density of 401 ppi. This has become a standard among affordable flagships released this year. The display will be a Super AMOLED panel and features 100% NTSC color gamut and a contrast ratio of 10,000:1.
Under the hood, the MX5 comes with MT6795 Helio X10 chipset. This is a welcome move since Snapdragon 810 heating issues have resulted in negative perception about the chipset. One thing to note here is that the Helio X10 in MX5 will be a slightly faster version, clocked at 2.2GHz instead of 2.0GHz. This powerful chip along with PowerVR G6200 and 3GB of RAM helps the phone achieve about 53,330 on AnTuTu. The company also adds that performance wise, the MX5 is 17% more powerful than MX4.
Coming to the camera, the phone features a 20.7MP sensor with support for 4K video shooting at 30fps, and FHD at 30fps. You get Laser AutoFocus at the back which reportedly focuses in just 0.2 seconds along with color temperature flash. Up front, there is a 5MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture.
The Meizu MX5 comes with Android Lollipop Version on board with the company’s own Flyme 4.5 UI on top. Meizu also adds that it hit over 20 million Flyme subscribers recently. As for the battery, we knew that the 3150mAh capacity one on board will support fast charging. The company officially calls it the Meizu mCharge which can charge MX5 from 0 to 50-60 percent in about 30 minutes and up to 99 percent in under an hour.
Moreover, according to company tests, 5 hours of heavy usage reduced the battery life of MX5 to just 50% as compared to 30% on MX4.
Now coming to the best part, the Meizu MX5 costs just 1799 yuan for the 16GB model, 1999 Yuan for the 32GB variant and finally, 2399 Yuan for the 64GB model. This makes the phone even cheaper than the Honor 7, once again proving that Meizu can easily take on competitors such as Xiaomi and Huawei in the market.