August 4, 2015
I will definitely forgive you if you feel that I posted the wrong phone in the photo above. The Meizu MX5 really looks like the iPhone 6 and if you are like me who wouldn’t mind to get a look-alike just to confuse your friends, then this phone is for you but wait, it’s not just about what it looks like.
The Meizu MX5 is a really powerful phone and at 5.5″ it can be easily considered a phablet [Phablet = (Phone + Tablet)/x]. With 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, you are unlikely to have a lagging phone.
The device is protected by Corning Gorilla screen, presents a full HD 64 bit display at 401ppi. It is powered by Android 5.1.
It weighs 149 grams and, has a 20.7mp back camera (with dual tone flash + laser assisted focusing) and a 5mp front camera!
With the processing power of the octa-core Helio X10 Turbo ARM cortex-A53, and the PowerVR G6200, it is really unbelievable that this device will sell for $330.
When checking the battery specs, I was hoping that Meizu would have cut on at least one thing to ensure that this device is cheap and surprisingly I couldn’t find it. I expected the battery to be about 2500mAh but instead my expectation was surpassed and it’s at 3150mAh. This can only point to one thing. Chinese manufacturer Meizu wants you to get the best out of every cent you are investing in their smartphone.
The home button at the base of the phone is actually a fingerprint sensor and like the Xiaomi Redmi 2 that I reviewed yesterday, the sim capability is dual 4G LTE.
Now I am trying to give you just one reason not to buy it, but to be honest, it doesn’t come with an SD card slot. And if you believe that this device is for you and you’ve been considering getting a more expensive device. I’ll advice you to save some money and get it here with free shipping.
The Android 5.1 it ships with has actually been customised to their own FlyMe OS which is also similar to the iOS. So, as I said earlier, your friends will really be confused. The most interesting feature of the FlyMe OS is that you can lock some of your apps so that they will need a code before people can use them. That way, you can be sure people will not snoop around apps that you don’t want them to check out.