Meizu MX5 is another western flagship killer

Thomas Wellburn
July 2, 2015

Another Chinese manufacturer has entered the fray and produced an affordable flagship with blistering specifications.

Meizu may not be a name you’ve heard of before but you might want to add them to your calendar. Looking like a Samsung Galaxy S6 spliced with an iPhone 6 but with the rear of a HTC One M9 (quite a mouthful I know), the company has taken the best aesthetic traits of all the flagships and thrown them together into a frankenstein device.

The Meizu MX5 comes with a full 1080p HD 5.5-inch AMOLED display, 3GB RAM and a Mediatek helio X10 64-bit octa-core 2.2GHz CPU. It also uses Android version 5.0 with a custom Flyme OS. There’s a reversible USB-C connector on-board as well as the obligatory fingerprint sensor.

Meizu has also claimed that the MX5 takes advantage of a new quick-charge function, allowing it to charge its battery to 25% in just 10 minutes. A further 40% can be achieved in just 40 minutes.

The camera is equally as impressive, with a 20.7MP Sony sensor that uses a custom blue film to increase colour accuracy. The 1/2.3” sensor size and f2.0 aperture are also great specs, making this camera sound like it should be a great performer.

While the price hasn’t been announced, you can guarantee it won’t be particularly expensive when compared with western flagships. Expect it to be available online-only.

For more on Meizu, visit What Mobile’s dedicated Meizu page.

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