Meizu is a relatively new entrant in Indian handset market, however, the brand is a chief rival of Xiaomi on their home turf. The handset maker has made its entry in the Indian market with M2 Note and now has launched the MX5 handset in the country. This handset is a mid range smartphone that comes with a stylish design and good spec sheet. This is a brief overview of the handset to make it easier for our readers to make a purchase decision.
Meizun takes pride in claiming that the MX5 handset boasts of an all metal chassis that has been perfected over years. With curvy corners and rounded rear panel, the handset looks every bit the premium device. There is a physical home button on the front panel of the device, which also doubles up as a fingerprint sensor.
The display of the handset is one of the highlights with 5.5 inches of display real estate for multimedia lovers. Moreover, the display of the handset offers a resolution of full HD viz. 1080 x 1920 pixels, which is an added bonus for multimedia junkies.
The user experience that is offered by the MX5 handset is bound to be impressive as it comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop update out of the box. Meizu has skinned the stock Android operating system with Flyme OS that is easy to use and brings additional enhancements to the operating system.
Performance and Battery Life
The performance offered by the handset happens to through the roof since it comes with a powerful Octa-core processor that has been clocked at 2.2 GHz. Further, the processor has been coupled with 3 GB of RAM that ensures a liquid fluid multitasking and performance. Moreover, the handset comes powered by a 3150 mAh battery that can easily last a full day on a single charge on mixed usage.
The handset is also a powerhouse in imaging departmnet as Meizu has equipped the rear panel of the handset with a 20.7 Megapixels primary snapper. Meizu also claims that it is the first handset that comes with laser autofocus and dual tone LED flash in a single device. The primary camera is also equipped with features like 100 FPS slow motion video, 4K video recording and image editing.
On the connectivity front, the handset is equipped with support from 4G, 3G and 2G to cater to all kind of users. Other options on the handset include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, aGPS, microUSB and OTG.
The handset maker has not yet revealed the price of the handset, however, it is expected that it will be placed in sub-INR 20,000 price segment. As such the device will be facing off against the likes of OnePlus One, Motorola Moto X Play, Asus Zenfone Selfie, Asus Zenfone 2 and LG G4 Stylus.
Meizu has managed to enter the Indian smartphone with a bang when it launched the M2 Note and now the brand is all set to seal the deal with MX5. However, the specifications of the handset along with the integrated fingerprint sensor would be a killer deal under INR 20,000.
|General Specifications||Launch Date||August 26, 2015|
|Color||Black, Gold, Grey, Silver|
|SIM Card||Dual Nano SIM|
|Operating System||Android v5.0 (Lollipop)
Upgradable To V5.1 (Lollipop)
|Phone Body||Case: Metal Back: Metal Side: Metal|
|Dimensions||149.9 x 74.7 x 7.6 mm|
|Processor & RAM||Processor||2.2 GHz Tru-Octa Core 64 bit (Cortex A53)|
|Display||Size||5.5 inches (13.97 cm)|
Corning Gorilla Class 3
|Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Hall Sensor|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels, Full HD|
|Pixel Density||401 ppi|
|Screen to Body Ratio||74.3 %|
|Other Input Features||Multi-touch|
Dual-color LED Flash
|Rear Camera Sensor||Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), CMOS image sensor, Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor|
|Rear Camera Aperture||f/2.2|
|Rear Camera Features||Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Burst Mode|
|Rear Auto Focus||
2160p@30fps, 4k, Full HD, HD
|Battery||Battery Capacity||3150 mAh|
|Battery Type||Li-Polymer, Non Removable|
|Talk Time 3G||33 hr|
|Stand By Time (GSM)||415 hr|
Wi-Fi 802.11, a/b/g/n/n 5GHz
|USB Port||microUSB 2.0|
|Entertainment & Multimedia||Ringtone||Music ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration|
|Audio Format||AAC, AMR, eAAC+, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA|
|Video Format||3GPP, AVI, MPEG4, WMV|
|Storage||Internal Storage||16 GB|
|Calling & Messaging||Phone Book||
|Additional Information||Items in the Box||Handset with built-in Battery, Charger, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card|