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Meizu MX5 hands on review and first impression

Mandira Bedi

Today , Meizu officially launched Meizu Brand in India along with the most stunning mobile MX-5 and guess who was the host ” Mandira Bedi “

Though, Meizu Smartphones were available in India through Amazon India. After attending the event, Thought of playing around with the Mobile and it’s features and camera.

As you say, First impression is the last impression. First looks were great. What we term as ” Touch & Feel “.

Design :

Meizu MX-5 comes with a full metal body, The looks are further enhanced by the two Shining Silver lines which gives a beautiful look to the Mobile. The fact is with Metal Body, phone is still lighter than iPhone 6 by 23 g. Amazingly slim @ 7.6 mm ( Not slimmer than the host Mandira Bedi, offcourse been my favorite after Simi Garewal ).

The only disappointment is the replaceable covers like Oneplus Two.


MX5 is equipped with 5.5″ FHD ( 1920 * 1080 )  SAMOLED Screen ( 10000:1 contrast ratio | Wide Angle View ). For protection, Meizu is using Corning Gorilla Glass3. The best part of Display is Touch and Vibrant colors. I found touch very smooth and silky like my hand is on water. Now, the question is whether touch was better than Oneplus or no. For me, honest opinion will be ” Same “.

Performance Metrics

Equipped with MediaTek Helio X10 Turbo processor  the MT6795 chipset / Arm Cortex A 53 2.2 GHz Octa-core processor coupled with 3 GB RAM. Along with this, MX-5 is equipped with Power VR G6200.

The key question is of Internal Memory. Though I expected the phone to be 32 GB , But Meizu gave 16 GB Internal memory ( 12 GB User free ). The key issue here will be the External memory Slot.

16 GB Variant is launched today @ 19,999 exclusively at snapdeal. Seeing the past trend, We can assume 32 GB @ 21,999 and 64 GB @ 23,999.


This is the part, I always love to discuss. Equipped with 20.7 MP Rear camera with f/2.2 and 5 MP Selfie with f/2.0. Rear camera got Sony Sensor and is equipped with Laser Autofocus and Dual Color LED Flash light with a time of .2 Sec capable of low lighting. Tried few pictures in Experience Zone, pictures were like flash, but it will be unfair if we give the verdict instantly. Camera needs to be tried in different lighting conditions, Indoor and outdorr both.

MX-5 camera is capable of shooting 4k videos H.265 coding @ 30 fps and 100 fps 720P slow-motion video. Selfie camera comes with Face AE facial exposure.


The phone is equipped with 3150 mAh non-removable Li-Ion quick charge battery ( missing feature in Oneplus Two ). Mcharge is capable of charging the battery – 25% within 10 minutes and 60% within 40 minutes and 50 % in 30 minutes.





MX-5 is equipped with Finger print scanner. Here are the features of Finger print scanner. starting from payment to phone lock.

  • fingerprint identification system – mtouch 2.0
  • water-proof silicone gel behind the module, which prevents water and stain erosion
  • TEE security environment of TrusTonic
  • Meizu review and signature layer for 3rd party API
  • password for recovery re-installation

Service Back up

This is where slight improvement is required as Meizu came with 40+ service centers in 20+ cities.


First Impression conclusion

In Love with the MObile, NO two doubts. It’s way too early to decide about the performance and camera, as all this can be decided when you use Mobile in day to day life. But, yes Meizu will be a clear winner over competition in the same price range and specifications.

Seeing the design, Specs and camera features, It will be tough for Xiaomi and One plus to convince the customers.

Premium Smartphone at an amazing Price

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