Meizu have updated details of the Meizu MX4 pricing which makes the price a little easier to swallow for international customers in certain parts of the world.
In China the Meizu MX4 costs from just 1799 Yuan, where as for international customers the cost is from $449 or 2700 Yuan. Obviously fans around the world were a little put off but the new high price has been explained making it easier to understand.
In a Facebook post this morning Meizu reconfirmed that the Meizu MX4 pricing includes international shipping, but as a surprise they have also announced that import tax is also included to customers in certain parts of the world.
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The whole of Europe, North America, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand are the main markets where customers will only have to pay the price of the phone to Meizu, and shipping and tax will be included in the price. Meizu are also asking fans who are not sure if their country is included to contact them ASAP for confirmation.
Other benefits include the peace of mind that you have bought your phone from the manufacturer, and that you will have a full and valid warranty.
What do you think of the Meizu MX4 price now? Acceptable or still too high?[ Meizu Facebook, Meizumart ]
I don’t know, almost 1000 yuan more expensive for shipping and taxes, while most of the chinese resellers have free shipping?
Free shipping is deceptive. It is included in the price of the phone
I think Meizu offering fast shipping is a good choice in their situation. You don’t know for certain when your package will arrive in the free shipping option, could be 2 weeks or 4 weeks and longer. Customers will most likely will complain about that
If you know when you buy a phone that free shipping will take 2 -4 weeks, whats to complain about, you usually have to option to updade to an express service, some people are happy to wait a few weeks to save on shipping costs. They should give people the option. Taxes is a grey area also, why should I pay taxes on a purchase when there are no import taxes from my country. Every country it seams has different taxes, so why are all customers being charged a flat rate tax?
When i buyed Nibiru H1 Mars I paid USD $100 for taxes to DHL, so I think the price is good. Don’t know if they consider South America.
It all depends on where you live That $100 DHL fee might not look so good if you had an itemized list of the costs.
Ok, but still no NFC. 🙁
Still to high for mtk. When Chinese People send me the device i Would pay including taxes much less than 449$
Not relevant to Australia at there is no tax and duty on a phone at this price. Ripped off.
Doesn’t Australia have 10% sales tax?
Only taxes on imported stuff is if it’s over, 1000,so as the guy earlier said, nice try at ripping ppl of.
Yeah right. BS price.
449$ for the 16GB version .. STILL EXPENSIVE! The price isn’t competitive at all!
aside from that , people may prefer normal shipment method that costs way cheaper.. not everyone is willing to pay +100$ for a DHL shipment….
I’ve been holding my fingers crossed for this phone for a long time but it seems like we have to wait for other flagships…
I really don’t like to say this , aside from all the troubles that Oneplus made me go through to buy my OPO , I think they have provided a better device for the price..
let’s hope IUNI provides a better international price ..
64 GB is 380 Euro so 80 Euro more than 1+1. And thats final. No idea if 1+1 offers free shipping. It’s up to people to decide if 80 Euro more is worth the hassle with the invite.
Also don’t forget that 1799 Yuan is price for the home market. Resellers will definietly bump it. Add to it tax and price will be sudenly not that much different.
Did you read this blog?
If international customers have to pay for it that much, Then what’s the whole point of it when they can buy a LG G3 for almost 500$ off contract from a local store??
OnePlus charged 20 € for shipping when I bought the One.
Meizu MX4 price is 1799 yuan with NO shipping and taxes
where can i get for that price?hah that’s the point
xD you can’t buy it because actually the 1st pieces has not shipped to the resselers yet and the prices for pre orders are too high. Try in early october from aliexpress or something.
Did you read the article? 1799 yuan in China, 99% of the people here would live outside of china, thus having to pay the international price.
How the gonna return the import tax?? You cant sell a phone and say including import tax. If you want to tdo so you hahe to return the import tax to customer or lower the price for the import tax (in Germany this ist 19%)
It is not a level playing field. Sweden has 25% tax, Switzerland 8% and some countries 0% yet everyone has to pay $449 for the phone. Really bad idea.
i think that this extra price will be like US ebay solution, for example for europe, they will send all phones to one country ( UK, or else ), pay there taxes and ship item to customer.. very easy solution 😉
this is the solution but no one takes step for this except opo. they re realy deserve their hype…
So I think international buyers will take MX4 at chinese stores, which will buy it for 1799 yuan and resell for 1200-1400 yuan. IMO
Sorry, for 2200-2400.
I want to order a Meizu MX4 with 128GB and NFC.
But where’s the link?!
in your face apple phone crap
Hi, I work for DHL. In this cost there must be: 1) Transport as itself + 2) Custom clearance service fee + 3) Taxes of every country (f.e. Germany 19%, Spain 21%,..etc).
Normal “free shipping” public post companies skip the point 2 and the point 3 (specially if the shipment is declare as low value f.e. < 100 € and the point 1 is very cheap as instead of few days can be 20-45 days . Nevertheless the Express Courier companies are obliged to go to custom, so that why in our international shipments in most of the cases we have to pay extra charges.
It seems that taking into consideration all these costs Meizu have calculated an extra cost for the international.
In any case is frustrating that in the 2014 century we have this differences in the international trade. We would like to be in Chine to buy one!
Hi! Do you know if we can buy a smartphone at Beijing International Airport?
It’s still too high and still no NFC 🙁
What’s with this trend? Apple finally includes NFC and now suddenly all the affordable good phones drop it?
All the Chinese phones are normally intented for the Chinese market, I guess NFC usage is not popular yet in China.
Does this phone has nfc?
No it has not
is import tax and customs duty the same thing ??
Customs charges a duty or tariff on certain items, then you have a sales tax or VAT. If Meizu is using “import tax” to mean customs duty, then the price of the phone is even more outrageous because most countries have 0% duty on cell phones
Importing a phone into Australia is tax free, it is an unfair marketing exercise to overcharge certain markets, the choice of MTK was enough to put me off this phone, the cost of this phone after currency conversion puts it at the same price for importing an LG G3.
Lol Australia doesn’t have any import taxes for under $1000 so nice try!
Still waiting for detailed reviews from Andi on Meizu MX4 and IUNI U3. Then I will decide…
Hi to all. If you buy Meizu Mx4 from china will be compatible in Europe networks? Also the sim card slot is the same as in European devices? And finally will i face any problem with the language in the google play store?