Video: Meizu MX4 unboxing and hands on English


meizu mx4 unboxing

With a busy schedule and slower than slow WIFI it has taken me a few days longer than I had hoped to get a Meizu MX4 unboxing video up, but it is finally here for you to enjoy.

The Meizu MX4 launched on 2nd September and is now the first ever phone to get the latest Mediatek MT6595 octa-core processor, a very impressive chipset which I think will be a game changer in the coming months (along with the 64bit variants). The rest of the specification is just as unique as the powerful processor with a 5.36-inch JDI FHD display taking care of the visuals, 2GB RAM, choices of 16, 32 and 64GB memory, LTE and large 3100mAh battery.

All this kit is now safely wrapped in an aircraft grade alloy body, that keeps everything light, cool and as compact as possible and also makes the MX4 feel a lot more premium over last years Meizu MX3.

The below video gives you a look at the packaging, a detailed look at the sample Meizu MX4 which Meizu have sent to the Media and also a quick look at Flyme 4.0. I intend to make more videos over the coming days and will also make a more in depth Flyme 4.0 video once the final build has been released

Related: Meizu MX4 first impressions.

Video: Meizu MX4 Unboxing and hands on

Meizu MX4 first impressions

So far so good! For those of you worried about the Mediatek processor, don’t! The chipset has proven to be a powerful SoC over the past week, coping well with gaming, multitasking, media and pretty much everything I have thrown at it. GPS is also a shocker for an MTK phone, and I have been experiencing lock on speeds of around 2 seconds here in Beijing! Battery life is also better than previous Meizu MX phones and I can easily get a day of moderate to heavy use from a single charge.

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All in all a pretty impressive device from Meizu. I will prepare a full review once I finish my travels and I will keep a close eye on Meizu to see what else they have planned for the rest of the year.

What do you think of the Meizu MX4? Let us know in the comments below.

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66 Comments

  1. ferdi
    September 6, 2014

    25pics per second..sick camera. no dual-sim model with follow? I would love to order one but i want dual sim.

    • Jason45
      September 7, 2014

      There are a lot of phones coming with this chipset in the coming months, maybe some of these phones will have dual sim

    • September 8, 2014

      Yes, agreed. I want dual-SIM too. But more than that, I want FD-LTE and TD-LTE with frequencies for HK, CN, SIN, and BKK. So, bands 39,40,41, 1,3,7… at least.

      So far the ZTE Nubia Z7 (and Max) are the only ones that have this.

      I’d even go for tri-SIM if anyone would make it! 😉

  2. Ramsey
    September 6, 2014

    The model that you have, may we have the exact bands?

    • manohar basavaraju
      September 7, 2014

      Hi Andi, can you post the Antutu score off this device ? Several values over single ones are welcomed

      • Jason45
        September 7, 2014

        Antutu scores are above 40000 as mentioned earlier. Other reviewers have the same result.

      • September 8, 2014

        The record-breaking 53,000 score was achieved with MX4 + Samsung Exynos.

  3. Dro
    September 6, 2014

    Please make a detailed review of the new music app. Is it true the mulitasking view is unchanged? Tnx

  4. ferdi
    September 6, 2014

    25pics per second..sick camera. no dual-sim model with follow? I would love to order one but i want dual sim.

    • Jason45
      September 7, 2014

      There are a lot of phones coming with this chipset in the coming months, maybe some of these phones will have dual sim

    • Dave Weinstein
      September 9, 2014

      Yes, agreed. I want dual-SIM too. But more than that, I want FD-LTE and TD-LTE with frequencies for HK, CN, SIN, and BKK. So, bands 39,40,41, 1,3,7… at least.

      So far the ZTE Nubia Z7 (and Max) are the only ones that have this.

      I’d even go for tri-SIM if anyone would make it! 😉

  5. Ramsey
    September 6, 2014

    The model that you have, may we have the exact bands?

    • manohar basavaraju
      September 7, 2014

      Hi Andi, can you post the Antutu score off this device ? Several values over single ones are welcomed

    • Jason45
      September 7, 2014

      Antutu scores are above 40000 as mentioned earlier. Other reviewers have the same result.

    • arinium
      September 8, 2014

      The record-breaking 53,000 score was achieved with MX4 + Samsung Exynos.

  6. Dro
    September 7, 2014

    Please make a detailed review of the new music app. Is it true the mulitasking view is unchanged? Tnx

  7. joe
    September 7, 2014

    Hi Andi, can you confirm that the phone doesn’t have expandable memory?

    Cheers

    • Jason45
      September 7, 2014

      There is not a microsd card slot in this phone so you can’t expand the memory

  8. chloe pebbles
    September 7, 2014

    Hi Andi, do you mean GPS is still a problem on mediate phones ,thank you.

    • Jason45
      September 7, 2014

      Yes it is, some phones with mt6592 chipset still has problems with GPS locking. It all depends on the manufacturer of the phones to test their phones before releasing it.

      • chloe pebbles
        September 7, 2014

        Thanks for the reply, I got zopo c2 and have tried ever fix out there without much success, I hope they are starting to get it right now, there is a big big market out there and getting the basics right should be a first Priority.

  9. Jason45
    September 7, 2014

    Could you make a short full HD video and a 4K video of the same scene and post it on YouTube or another video site? It would be even better to upload these video’s on a download site, because video sites such as YouTube compresses their video’s a lot.

    Could you also test the sound quality/voice quality of the phone? Can you hear the caller good and the caller your voice?

  10. Jason45
    September 7, 2014

    Meizu mx4 is a great phone, but the competition will follow soon with phones with this chipset, maybe at a lower price (I am looking at Lenovo, TCL, Xiaomi). Of course, the specs could be lower (lower clocked mt6595 version) but perhaps the price also, maybe 1000 yuan.

    Even Meizu may release a low budget version in the coming months, based on what I have read. Maybe three more versions will be coming in the coming months, including the PRO version.

  11. Guest
    September 7, 2014

    Hi Andi, can you confirm that the phone doesn’t have expandable memory?

    Cheers

    • Jason45
      September 7, 2014

      There is not a microsd card slot in this phone so you can’t expand the memory

  12. David Košič
    September 7, 2014

    I can’t believe how many fans does mediatek have. I have never been impressed by their work they always seem less efficient and less powerful than their Qualcomm and Nvidia rivals regardless the clock speed and the number of cores. And let’s not forget that phones with their chipset sometimes don’t get updates because mediatek doesn’t update their drivers for the newest version of android.

  13. Ashley 林海山 Lam
    September 7, 2014

    Hi, will this phone be available to buy in the UK or can I buy the phone in China/Hong Kong to use in the UK? And is it compatible with 3G and 4G?

    • Jason45
      September 7, 2014

      You can buy this phone from the global meizu webshop or from the many third party sellers webshops.

      If you are in China or Hongkong, buy the Meizu Unicom version.

  14. Adam Irvine
    September 7, 2014

    Looks really good Andi! ☺

  15. realjjj
    September 7, 2014

    Really wish you would have done some benchmarks like Quadrant , BenchmarkPi , GeekBench , Linpack , Octane, Sunspider ,Kraken – the GPU is not the interesting part, that’s why i would rather see CPU and browser orientated benchmarks..

    We really don’t have much for this new SoC ,you would most likely be the first non-Chinese source for any benchmarks for this SoC. If i had the device i wouldn’t sleep before running every damn benchmark i could think of.

    • Jason45
      September 7, 2014

      Chinese reviews say that gpu of snapdragon 801 is better than the gpu of mt6595 using various benchmarks. But still, there is no probleem playing high end graphics games.

      • realjjj
        September 7, 2014

        As i said, the GPU is not interesting we got other PowerVR 6 series SoC out there.

        On the other hand there are only 2 SoCs with A17 cores so far the RK3288 and this Mediatek and we don’t really have good data on how A17 does in practice and in these 2 implementations. (yes i know the expected perf according to ARM and i also am aware of Chinese benchmarks and no i don’t care about Antutu scores )

  16. chloe pebbles
    September 7, 2014

    Hi Andi, do you mean GPS is still a problem on mediate phones ,thank you.

    • Jason45
      September 7, 2014

      Yes it is, some phones with mt6592 chipset still has problems with GPS locking. It all depends on the manufacturer of the phones to test their phones before releasing it.

    • chloe pebbles
      September 7, 2014

      Thanks for the reply, I got zopo c2 and have tried ever fix out there without much success, I hope they are starting to get it right now, there is a big big market out there and getting the basics right should be a first Priority.

  17. Jason45
    September 7, 2014

    Could you make a short full HD video and a 4K video of the same scene and post it on YouTube or another video site? It would be even better to upload these video’s on a download site, because video sites such as YouTube compresses their video’s a lot.

    Could you also test the sound quality/voice quality of the phone? Can you hear the caller good and the caller your voice?

  18. Jason45
    September 7, 2014

    Meizu mx4 is a great phone, but the competition will follow soon with phones with this chipset, maybe at a lower price (I am looking at Lenovo, TCL, Xiaomi). Of course, the specs could be lower (lower clocked mt6595 version) but perhaps the price also, maybe 1000 yuan.

    Even Meizu may release a low budget version in the coming months, based on what I have read. Maybe three more versions will be coming in the coming months, including the PRO version.

  19. David Košič
    September 7, 2014

    I can’t believe how many fans does mediatek have. I have never been impressed by their work they always seem less efficient and less powerful than their Qualcomm and Nvidia rivals regardless the clock speed and the number of cores. And let’s not forget that phones with their chipset sometimes don’t get updates because mediatek doesn’t update their drivers for the newest version of android.

  20. Andre Oliveira
    September 7, 2014

    hi! can you tell the amount of free ram after open 6/7 apps( facebook, insta,mail, browser..)

  21. Ashley 林海山 Lam
    September 7, 2014

    Hi, will this phone be available to buy in the UK or can I buy the phone in China/Hong Kong to use in the UK? And is it compatible with 3G and 4G?

    • Jason45
      September 7, 2014

      You can buy this phone from the global meizu webshop or from the many third party sellers webshops.

      If you are in China or Hongkong, buy the Meizu Unicom version.

  22. Adam Irvine
    September 7, 2014

    Looks really good Andi! ☺

  23. realjjj
    September 7, 2014

    Really wish you would have done some benchmarks like Quadrant , BenchmarkPi , GeekBench , Linpack , Octane, Sunspider ,Kraken – the GPU is not the interesting part, that’s why i would rather see CPU and browser orientated benchmarks..

    We really don’t have much for this new SoC ,you would most likely be the first non-Chinese source for any benchmarks for this SoC. If i had the device i wouldn’t sleep before running every damn benchmark i could think of.

    • Jason45
      September 7, 2014

      Chinese reviews say that gpu of snapdragon 801 is better than the gpu of mt6595 using various benchmarks. But still, there is no probleem playing high end graphics games.

    • realjjj
      September 7, 2014

      As i said, the GPU is not interesting we got other PowerVR 6 series SoC out there.

      On the other hand there are only 2 SoCs with A17 cores so far the RK3288 and this Mediatek and we don’t really have good data on how A17 does in practice and in these 2 implementations. (yes i know the expected perf according to ARM and i also am aware of Chinese benchmarks and no i don’t care about Antutu scores )

  24. Andre Oliveira
    September 7, 2014

    hi! can you tell the amount of free ram after open 6/7 apps( facebook, insta,mail, browser..)

  25. September 8, 2014

    Hi Andi, could you test the slow-motion recording with 720p and 1080p (and perhaps 4K)? The combination of MT6595 + Sony IMX220 could give a whopping 480 fps, so I would be interested in if the MX4 gets anywhere close that?

  26. arinium
    September 8, 2014

    Hi Andi, could you test the slow-motion recording with 720p and 1080p (and perhaps 4K)? The combination of MT6595 + Sony IMX220 could give a whopping 480 fps, so I would be interested in if the MX4 gets anywhere close that?

  27. realjjj
    September 8, 2014

    Just found this vid with a few benchmarks , it’s in Russian but easy to figure out what is what.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6smiEhKNRY

  28. realjjj
    September 8, 2014

    Just found this vid with a few benchmarks , it’s in Russian but easy to figure out what is what.

  29. September 8, 2014

    After seeing the exceedingly cool demo video of the dual screen MX4 concept, I’m not sure how anything they did, short of the concept video, could be anything other than a little bit disappointing.

  30. Dave Weinstein
    September 9, 2014

    After seeing the exceedingly cool demo video of the dual screen MX4 concept, I’m not sure how anything they did, short of the concept video, could be anything other than a little bit disappointing.

  31. Jay
    September 9, 2014

    Andi, did you get a chance to see how the GPS lock fares outside China? Would be interesting for a Mediatek phone, if it pulled something out of its class, given its history!

  32. Guest
    September 9, 2014

    Andi, did you get a chance to see how the GPS lock fares outside China? Would be interesting for a Mediatek phone, if it pulled something out of its class, given its history!

  33. ibo92
    September 9, 2014

    Andi, Any chance to have the Antutu results for this phone ? or are you under NDA with Meizu ?

    • Jason45
      September 10, 2014

      It is around 50000

  34. ibo92
    September 9, 2014

    Andi, Any chance to have the Antutu results for this phone ? or are you under NDA with Meizu ?

    • Jason45
      September 10, 2014

      It is around 50000

  35. Kingu Prima
    September 11, 2014

    does it work with Israeli 4G ?

    • Mike
      September 14, 2014

      Supposed yes. Didn’t get any info on TDD/FDD employment but due to Israel being a core market of Meizu’s international plan, results are likely to be positive. Nonetheless the 4G situation in China is way too complicated due to various administrative policies. Also the speed difference between HSPA+ and LTE hardly differ regarding current situation.

  36. Kingu Prima
    September 11, 2014

    does it work with Israeli 4G ?

    • Guest
      September 14, 2014

      Supposed yes. Didn’t get any info on TDD/FDD employment but due to Israel being a core market of Meizu’s international plan, results are likely to be positive. Nonetheless the 4G situation in China is way too complicated due to various administrative policies. Also the speed difference between HSPA+ and LTE hardly differ regarding current situation.

  37. Stelios Alexandrou
    September 12, 2014

    As the main feature of this phone is the super megapixel camera with OIS, the big question is: This or the Vivo Xshot? Andi you have used both phones..if you had to buy one of the two which would it be? A comparison review is well anticipated… 🙂 By the way I have already ordered the Vivo Xshot..

  38. Stelios Alexandrou
    September 12, 2014

    As the main feature of this phone is the super megapixel camera with OIS, the big question is: This or the Vivo Xshot? Andi you have used both phones..if you had to buy one of the two which would it be? A comparison review is well anticipated… 🙂 By the way I have already ordered the Vivo Xshot..

  39. aaronmoses
    September 16, 2014

    can this work in singapore

  40. Guest
    September 17, 2014

    can this work in singapore