Meizu MX4 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi Note vs Xiaomi Mi Note Pro – Which do you choose?


MEIZU MX4 PRO VS XIAOMI MI NOTE

With Xiaomi’s new large screen phone launched, lets see how both version square off against the flagship Meizu MX4 Pro.

Earlier today Xiaomi announced their new flagship Xiaomi Mi Note, along with full details of both the Mi Note and Mi Note pro, and pricing. As soon as the information was up I started to receive emails and questions asking how the new Xiaomi stacks up against the Meizu MX4 Pro?

To see just how well the 2015 Mi Note does against the 2014 Meizu MX4 Pro, I have complied the below table with all the specifications to see what each phone offers (at least on paper). This table should also give us an easy way to identify areas each phone might excel, or struggle against one another.

Meizu MX4 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi Note vs Xiaomi Mi Note Pro

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Meizu MX4 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi Note vs Xiaomi Mi Note Pro – is there a clear winner?

Is there a clear winner? Well it all depends on how we compare the phones. If we base prices on the Chinese retail price then of course the Meizu MX4 Pro comes across as the firm leader. It has a larger battery, high-resolution rear camera, high-resolution 2K+ display, and the added security of a fingerprint scanner.

xiaomi mi note hands on photos

If you are reading this though and are in a Xiaomi launch country outside of China (E.G India, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan etc) then the Xiaomi phone is going to look more attractive. In official launch areas Xiaomi products maintain their low-cost where as Meizu have much higher international pricing.

meizu mx4 pro review

If you don’t fit in either one of the above classifications then you are not in a Xiaomi launch area and that means you have to endure higher resellers costs for both the Meizu MX4 Pro and Xiaomi Mi Note. In this case we don’t know how much resellers will be marking the Xiaomi Mi Note up, but the chances are the MX4 Pro will still be available more at a lower price than the 2K Mi Note Pro, and similar in price to the 1080 model.

There are other factors too. The 5.7-inch of the Xiaomi Mi Note is too large for many users, then again MIUI might be more to your tastes than Flyme. The list goes on.

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To keep things simple let’s ask this question. If you could buy the MX4 Pro or the Mi Note (either model) at the Chinese retail price which would you choose? Vote and leave your comments below.

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67 Comments

  1. Honzys1983
    January 15, 2015

    Well.. I was really excited with Xiaomi Note Pro. Untill i discovered it will be only available in champagne gold. Thats a really dissapointing move from Xiaomi. Especially after their f*ck up with MI4. Is it such problem to deliver black phones to your customers Xiaomi?!?

    • cesc
      January 15, 2015

      it seems that finally mi4 black is out…. but too much time….

  2. Ming06
    January 15, 2015

    Xiaomi Mi Note Pro, 3299 Yuan
    Meizu MX4 Pro, 2499 Yuan
    Easy to Choose

    • MaxPower
      January 15, 2015

      64GB Meizu is 3099 Yuan

  3. Miko
    January 15, 2015

    From these 3 I believe MX4 pro is better, cuz it gives almost the same stuff as Xiaomi PRO but in a much better price.
    Yes, it loses in performance as 810 is supposed to be very good and new but also we heard about overheating issues. cat 9 might be nice also but not something I care so much.
    Camera, fingerprint scanner, better size is what win me over for PRO.

    • seven7dust
      January 15, 2015

      don’t hold your breath for the 810 , Meizu uses a 20 nm chip which offers the best performance per watt. which also means less heat.

      also Exynos chips always had better Gpus compared to snapdragons,

      Even certain aspects like Sunpsider scores {Javascript} used in browsers , are better on these Exynos chips compared with snapdragons by a big margin.

      Samsung do make good processors even iPhone chips used to be made by samsung.

      • Moshe
        January 15, 2015

        The mi4 have Qualcomm and has problems with overheating, it get more warm than mx4 that use mediatek and huawei that uses their own processor. But it not depend only on the processor it depends to on how it is built to isolate te heat

        • amirexpressir
          January 16, 2015

          yes, only huawei had gone successful with their processors in controlling the heat in newest chips

      • mfmx
        January 19, 2015

        You’re kidding about the GPU right?

  4. seven7dust
    January 15, 2015

    `Mx4 is the best for one handed usability {flyme O.S smart touch} and has the best lock/unlock mechanism on android period.
    then there’s the better camera, better battery etc etc….

    meizu all the way.

    which other phone lets you lock your banking app/messaging.

    • Soraya
      January 15, 2015

      But with MIUI V6 you can also make a bigger phone usable for one hand. You can also lock many things (password protect them), if you have MIUI 😉

      • seven7dust
        January 15, 2015

        Ya I know but it’s not as elegant as the Meizu Mtouch having to enter passwords Everytime is time consuming.

        Even features like smartbar/smart touch feel better implemented than the one-handed mode on MIUI.

    • Airyl
      January 17, 2015

      Huawei Ascend Mate 7 (preferred) and Vivo Xplay 3S.

  5. Gilles
    January 15, 2015

    Hello,
    I
    baught a MX4, but I sold it. Flyme is difficult to use and the camera isn’t perfect. I
    have, therefore, tendency to choose the Xiaomi Note, but I wait to see the
    review of it by Andi.

  6. Faux-News
    January 15, 2015

    honor 6 plus

    • January 15, 2015

      Can’t wait to get the H6+ 😀

  7. Josh
    January 15, 2015

    Any hints about IR Blaster, NFC, multicolored notification LED, radio, nit of the display brightness …?

  8. Honzys1983
    January 15, 2015

    Well.. I was really excited with Xiaomi Note Pro. Untill i discovered it will be only available in champagne gold. Thats a really dissapointing move from Xiaomi. Especially after their f*ck up with MI4. Is it such problem to deliver black phones to your customers Xiaomi?!?

    • cesc
      January 15, 2015

      it seems that finally mi4 black is out…. but too much time….

  9. Guest
    January 15, 2015

    Xiaomi Mi Note Pro, 3299 Yuan
    Meizu MX4 Pro, 2499 Yuan
    Easy to Choose

    • MaxPower
      January 16, 2015

      64GB Meizu is 3099 Yuan

  10. Miko
    January 15, 2015

    From these 3 I believe MX4 pro is better, cuz it gives almost the same stuff as Xiaomi PRO but in a much better price.
    Yes, it loses in performance as 810 is supposed to be very good and new but also we heard about overheating issues. cat 9 might be nice also but not something I care so much.
    Camera, fingerprint scanner, better size is what win me over for PRO.

    • seven7dust
      January 15, 2015

      don’t hold your breath for the 810 , Meizu uses a 20 nm chip which offers the best performance per watt. which also means less heat.

      also Exynos chips always had better Gpus compared to snapdragons,

      Even certain aspects like Sunpsider scores {Javascript} used in browsers , are better on these Exynos chips compared with snapdragons by a big margin.

      Samsung do make good processors even iPhone chips used to be made by samsung.

    • Moshe
      January 16, 2015

      The mi4 have Qualcomm and has problems with overheating, it get more warm than mx4 that use mediatek and huawei that uses their own processor. But it not depend only on the processor it depends to on how it is built to isolate te heat

    • amirexpressir
      January 16, 2015

      yes, only huawei had gone successful with their processors in controlling the heat in newest chips

    • mfmx
      January 19, 2015

      You’re kidding about the GPU right?

  11. seven7dust
    January 15, 2015

    `Mx4 is the best for one handed usability {flyme O.S smart touch} and has the best lock/unlock mechanism on android period.
    then there’s the better camera, better battery etc etc….

    meizu all the way.

    which other phone lets you lock your banking app/messaging.

    • Soraya
      January 15, 2015

      But with MIUI V6 you can also make a bigger phone usable for one hand. You can also lock many things (password protect them), if you have MIUI 😉

    • seven7dust
      January 15, 2015

      Ya I know but it’s not as elegant as the Meizu Mtouch having to enter passwords Everytime is time consuming.

      Even features like smartbar/smart touch feel better implemented than the one-handed mode on MIUI.

    • Airyl
      January 17, 2015

      Huawei Ascend Mate 7 (preferred) and Vivo Xplay 3S.

  12. Guest
    January 15, 2015

    Hello,
    I
    baught a MX4, but I sold it. Flyme is difficult to use and the camera isn’t perfect. I
    have, therefore, tendency to choose the Xiaomi Note, but I wait to see the
    review of it by Andi.

  13. Lawrence
    January 15, 2015

    Put in the 20 MP Sony camera in Xiaomi’s Note Pro, and it’ll be perfect.

  14. Faux-News
    January 15, 2015

    honor 6 plus

    • Andi Sykes
      January 15, 2015

      Can’t wait to get the H6+ 😀

  15. Guest
    January 15, 2015

    Any hints about IR Blaster, NFC, multicolored notification LED, radio, nit of the display brightness …?

  16. Airyl
    January 15, 2015

    I’d honestly just get a Huawei Ascend Mate 7. A 4000mAh battery sounds very appealing to me, with SD card support and a simple but nice 6-inch 1080p display.

    • Yeti hand
      January 15, 2015

      Airyyyyyyyyyl…. My evil twin!! I couln’t agree more

    • amirexpressir
      January 16, 2015

      Its really great phone,except that the rom is laggy,all other things are great..you can see the Brightness and many factors comparison in GSMarena Review
      Hope it would have some custom ROMs

      • Airyl
        January 16, 2015

        The rom is laggy? EmUI has been good to me in the past, even on lesser hardware. I really don’t think that’s possible.

        • amirexpressir
          January 16, 2015

          yes….before,that was true, but for now,I think it need optimization and fix from huawei but as Kirin is not open-source,we have to wait for huawei itself

  17. balcobomber25
    January 15, 2015

    I’ll stick with Mi4. Theres only one large screen phone I like and it’s the Note 3/4.

  18. Guest
    January 15, 2015

    Put in the 20 MP Sony camera in Xiaomi’s Note Pro, and it’ll be perfect.

  19. Moshe
    January 15, 2015

    Meizu mx4 pro is better in everything, in design, battery, audio, usability, camera, display and price. The Os is matter of taste some will prefer flyme and others miui.And there’s nothing new in mi note, is just one more well built with top spec flagship

  20. Airyl
    January 15, 2015

    I’d honestly just get a Huawei Ascend Mate 7. A 4000mAh battery sounds very appealing to me, with SD card support and a simple but nice 6-inch 1080p display.

    • Yeti hand
      January 16, 2015

      Airyyyyyyyyyl…. My evil twin!! I couln’t agree more

    • amirexpressir
      January 16, 2015

      Its really great phone,except that the rom is laggy,all other things are great..you can see the Brightness and many factors comparison in GSMarena Review
      Hope it would have some custom ROMs

    • Airyl
      January 16, 2015

      The rom is laggy? EmUI has been good to me in the past, even on lesser hardware. I really don’t think that’s possible.

    • amirexpressir
      January 16, 2015

      yes….before,that was true, but for now,I think it need optimization and fix from huawei but as Kirin is not open-source,we have to wait for huawei itself

  21. MaxPower
    January 15, 2015

    Not even about prices there’s a winner. If we compare the 64GB MX4 pro at 3099 CNY vs the 64GB Note pro at 3299 CNY we are pretty much there. But people keep compare apple with pears saying that this new phone is overpriced. They managed to put technology that it’s not even out yet (SD810,DDR4 ram…) What are you expecting? If they opted for a 2012 SoC like Meizu did with their 5420 then we were talking about a different price. Meizu is an excellent phone, but for 200CNY I’d rather to get a true 2015 phone with all high end specs and def a much better GPU

  22. Moshe
    January 15, 2015

    Why anybody make a small phone with godd hifi audio? They put only on big flagship to increase the specs. It dont has to be a flagship to need a good dac, there’s a lot of people that the thing that they most want in a phone is a good audio to listen music and play videos

  23. balcobomber25
    January 16, 2015

    I’ll stick with Mi4. Theres only one large screen phone I like and it’s the Note 3/4.

  24. Moshe
    January 16, 2015

    Meizu mx4 pro is better in everything, in design, battery, audio, usability, camera, display and price. The Os is matter of taste some will prefer flyme and others miui.And there’s nothing new in mi note, is just one more well built with top spec flagship

  25. MaxPower
    January 16, 2015

    Not even about prices there’s a winner. If we compare the 64GB MX4 pro at 3099 CNY vs the 64GB Note pro at 3299 CNY we are pretty much there. But people keep compare apple with pears saying that this new phone is overpriced. They managed to put technology that it’s not even out yet (SD810,DDR4 ram…) What are you expecting? If they opted for a 2012 SoC like Meizu did with their 5420 then we were talking about a different price. Meizu is an excellent phone, but for 200CNY I’d rather to get a true 2015 phone with all high end specs and def a much better GPU

  26. amirexpressir
    January 16, 2015

    Mi note pro with 2K, would’t be out of juice with that much little battery??
    I think Battery has become a really important factor. and in this department,again mx4 pro wins

  27. Moshe
    January 16, 2015

    Why anybody make a small phone with godd hifi audio? They put only on big flagship to increase the specs. It dont has to be a flagship to need a good dac, there’s a lot of people that the thing that they most want in a phone is a good audio to listen music and play videos

  28. amirexpressir
    January 16, 2015

    Mi note pro with 2K, would’t be out of juice with that much little battery??
    I think Battery has become a really important factor. and in this department,again mx4 pro wins

  29. amirexpressir
    January 17, 2015

    Andy,If you are able to,how about compare the Camera of Note to Meizu mx4/m1 note?like this:
    http://etkchina.com/2015/01/15/camera-contrast-which-is-better-between-meizu-mx4-and-meizu-m1-note/

  30. lynrd
    January 17, 2015

    Meizu Mx4 pro, because there’s a chance i might be able to flash Ubuntu phone OS in it 😀 not that flyme os is bad or anything but i’m curious about weather this canonical and meizu talks in the past would go somewhere 😀

  31. amirexpressir
    January 17, 2015

    Andy,If you are able to,how about compare the Camera of Note to Meizu mx4/m1 note?like this:
    http://etkchina.com/2015/01/15/camera-contrast-which-is-better-between-meizu-mx4-and-meizu-m1-note/

  32. lynrd
    January 17, 2015

    Meizu Mx4 pro, because there’s a chance i might be able to flash Ubuntu phone OS in it 😀 not that flyme os is bad or anything but i’m curious about weather this canonical and meizu talks in the past would go somewhere 😀

  33. Rahul
    January 18, 2015

    Hello Andi , Which version of Mx4 pro will support 4g outside china ? I want to use it in India, in website its showing three options , which option is suitable to use internationally , please guide me
    移动版 联通版 联通合约版
    Well I have xiaomi mi 4 China mobile version , Which supports 4g only in china , and only 2g outside China, So for mx4 pro I dont want same issue, and what do you prefer , is mx 4 pro worth to buy now ? Or is there any other best options around 3000 Rmb

  34. Rahul
    January 18, 2015

    Hello Andi , Which version of Mx4 pro will support 4g outside china ? I want to use it in India, in website its showing three options , which option is suitable to use internationally , please guide me
    移动版 联通版 联通合约版
    Well I have xiaomi mi 4 China mobile version , Which supports 4g only in china , and only 2g outside China, So for mx4 pro I dont want same issue, and what do you prefer , is mx 4 pro worth to buy now ? Or is there any other best options around 3000 Rmb

  35. pedro
    January 18, 2015

    I have my Mate 7 and it is awesome 🙂

  36. sss
    January 19, 2015

    Hi Andi,

    Would you have an idea when they will release the Mi4 64GB Black FDD-LTE version? They have already released Mi Note but have not even completed the whole range of mi4. What they have right now is just the 16GB FDD-LTE white right? TIA!

  37. mfmx
    January 19, 2015

    I choose none of them. Bad or non-existant dual-SIM-functionality (The only thing worse than NanoSIM is MicroSIM+NanoSIM) and weak LTE band support (1800/2100 is not OK outside China).

  38. Guest
    January 19, 2015

    Hi Andi,

    Would you have an idea when they will release the Mi4 64GB Black FDD-LTE version? They have already released Mi Note but have not even completed the whole range of mi4. What they have right now is just the 16GB FDD-LTE white right? TIA!

  39. mfmx
    January 19, 2015

    I choose none of them. Bad or non-existant dual-SIM-functionality (The only thing worse than NanoSIM is MicroSIM+NanoSIM) and weak LTE band support (1800/2100 is not OK outside China).