Meizu MX4 and MX4 Pro prices dropped, still worth buying?


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With rumours that Meizu are to launch the M2 Note and MX5 in June are customers still willing to buy current Meizu phones even at knock-down prices?

If we take all the rumours about Meizu as true that we have seen over the past few days then we come to the following conclusions:

With all these details racking up and official launch invitations already sent out to Chinese press and media Meizu fans and owners of current phones have a lot to think about.

But what about potential customers? Are they willing to buy phones that could be outdated or out of production in just a few weeks? Meizu hope yes, and have dropped pricing to lure customers over.

The official retail price of the MX4 now starts at just 1499 Yuan in China, with a 32GB model costing 1699 Yuan, where as the basic Meizu MX4 Pro is not on sale for just 1999 Yuan. The MX4 Pro is a deal at price and those specs (2k display, 3GB RAM etc) but will Meizu continue to support the Samsung powered phone with Mediatek now being a key investor?

There is a lot to think about here. While Meizu do have exciting announcements for June, they also risk alienating current Meizu MX4, Pro and Meilan owners!

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62 Comments

  1. Xiaolu
    May 20, 2015

    Mmm… the question is: how difficult could it be to install Ubuntu Touch in the 32GB MX4? 😉

  2. Xiaolu
    May 20, 2015

    Mmm… the question is: how difficult could it be to install Ubuntu Touch in the 32GB MX4? 😉

  3. sam
    May 20, 2015

    i think that everything about not support their phones cause of samsung soc and mtk investment is a joke…seriously, they are going to update mx2 to lolipop…there is no fear for updates from meizu for the next 2+ years

    • libranto
      May 20, 2015

      Yeah, no fear about premature and buggy Flyme os updates with the battery drain. It is guarantee ?

      • RZ
        May 20, 2015

        Can you list all bugs of flyme os? I have mx4 for some time now, but I didn’t mention any bugs or batttery drains…

        • libranto
          May 20, 2015

          I have LG G3 and as a second handset I used MX4-Pro International rom. MX-pro is not a cheap phone. It’s battery performance made me crazy. G3 beats it because of optimization. Then i sold MX4-pro. I needed a cheap phone. So, i bought 2 * M1 Note for me and my asistant.
          Let me list fastly bugs in my mind,
          1-) E-maill app does not work properly with wifi connection.
          2-) Delay for Whatsupp messaging with wifi connetcion.

          3-) Self-shutdown for Internet browser. No error message.
          4-) After two months, they started to freeze. I think battery mods make it. They do not freeze on high-performance mode.
          5-) Auto brightness does not work properly.
          6-) 3G-2G connections drops.
          7-) Translation has bugs. Especially when you choose Turkish Language in A rom.
          😎 Project Screen freezing.
          9-) They are laggy. Just go developer mode select “Show touch opera..” then scratch screen fast, point follows your finger. See the lag!
          10-) E-mail notification bar problem. I chosee “read” option, but nothing appairs. This action just removes notification.

          • Venci
            May 20, 2015

            dude you say it like meizu has the shitiest phones out there. I live in europe and if i can buy MX4 pro for 320$ i will do it immediately. For that price you just can’t complain.

          • amirexpressir
            May 20, 2015

            but many didn’t had those problems you faced(except battery drainage which had been fixed in version ???,{I forgot but search to find}….you could have flashed again their roms or waited for update…
            anyway…………..

            • hugo26
              May 20, 2015

              I bought 2 MX pro’s for me and my brother about 4 months now and still havent seen any bugs and im a hardcore user, mostly games and social media apps. I havent seen any battery drain and i love the Flyme OS.

          • exlibrit
            May 20, 2015

            I have M1 note. I am facing Wi-Fi problem on email and other apps too. Phone is useless if you are planing to use it for business (with Wi-Fi connection). In addition, battery and charging time performance are not impressive. I think Meizu team need to focus on Android optimizations, updates and Flyme Os maturity. I really believe that Meizu can beat Samsung, HTC, LG and other Android manufacturers if can build better quality software.

          • RZ
            May 21, 2015

            Never faced problems you mentioned. As I said earlier, I haven’t mentioned any bugs or battery drains. I can say, that mx4 is the best phone I’ve ever had. And I love how flyme works and looks. I was choosing between mx4 and mi4, and have chosen mx4 because of flyme. Miui reminds me lenovo vibe ui, that I hated a lot.

            • libranto
              May 21, 2015

              But i faced. You are Meuzi fan, I am just an user. Today Meizu released a new update. I hope some of my problems can be resolved.

            • RZ
              May 21, 2015

              I’m not a fan, I’m user too. I’ve had a lot of various phones from different brands (nokia, sony, htc, samsung, apple, huawei, lenovo), but non of them I liked as much as I now like meizu (htc also was a very good phone with well made UI). So if you faced problems with your phone, it doesn’t matter that all phones of that manufacturer have those problems…maybe you’ve got defective phone.

        • libranto
          May 20, 2015

          I have LG G3 and as a second handset I used MX4-Pro International rom. MX-pro is not a cheap phone. It’s battery performance made me crazy. G3 beats it because of optimization. Then i sold MX4-pro. I needed a cheap phone. So, i bought 2 * M1 Note for me and my asistant.
          Let me list fastly bugs in my mind,
          1-) E-maill app does not work properly with wifi connection.
          2-) Delay for Whatsupp messaging with wifi connetcion.

          3-) Self-shutdown for Internet browser. No error message.
          4-) After two months, they started to freeze. I think battery mods make it. They do not freeze on high-performance mode.
          5-) Auto brightness does not work properly.
          6-) 3G-2G connections drops.
          7-) Translation has bugs. Especially when you choose Turkish Language in A rom.
          😎 Project Screen freezing.
          9-) They are laggy. Just go developer mode select “Show touch opera..” then scratch screen fast, point follows your finger. See the lag!
          10-) E-mail notification bar problem. I chosee “read” option, but nothing appairs. This action just removes notification.

      • RZ
        May 20, 2015

        Can you list all bugs of flyme os? I have mx4 for some time now, but I didn’t mention any bugs or batttery drains…

    • libranto
      May 20, 2015

      Yeah, no fear about premature and buggy Flyme os updates with the battery drain. It is guarantee ?

    • Jeep ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ
      May 20, 2015

      Indeed. Up till now Meizu have done a great job in supplying support for older models.

    • Jeep ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ
      May 20, 2015

      Indeed. Up till now Meizu have done a great job in supplying support for older models.

  4. libranto
    May 20, 2015

    My reasons are outdated-buggy Flyme os and battery drain. I think they are general issues for all meizu handsets. Beside Mx4 and pro, no chance for mx5 and m2 note.

  5. libranto
    May 20, 2015

    My reasons are outdated-buggy Flyme os and battery drain. I think they are general issues for all meizu handsets. Beside Mx4 and pro, no chance for mx5 and m2 note.

  6. George
    May 20, 2015

    Worst skin ever,ex flashaholic

  7. George
    May 20, 2015

    Worst skin ever,ex flashaholic

    • hugo26
      May 20, 2015

      See i disagree with that, I love the look of Flyme i think its the best looking skin for android i have seen, ive had my MX4 pro for a while now and the only thing they could improve for me is the English translations a bit and thats about it. never had any battery drain or lagging issues or shutdowns.

  8. Steven Fox
    May 20, 2015

    Still a bit too expensive, very nice phones though.

  9. Steven Fox
    May 20, 2015

    Still a bit too expensive, very nice phones though.

  10. Miko
    May 20, 2015

    Well I don’t know if they are still worth buying or not because that mostly depends on each person’s pocket.
    What I can say is that not many weeks ago came MX4 in Greece and people there are very willing to buy it.

    Also, I have MX4 for many months now and I never regret my choice.. this phone is superb.
    If it had OIS too, it would have the best package and I really hope Meizu will think about putting OIS in their new phones.
    If I could buy one of them as cheap again (bought my MX4 32GB around 280 euros), I think I would again, even if they are “last year” phones

    • Pedro
      May 20, 2015

      Well, lets say: end of “last year”! 😉

    • Pedro
      May 20, 2015

      Well, lets say: end of “last year”! 😉

  11. Miko
    May 20, 2015

    Well I don’t know if they are still worth buying or not because that mostly depends on each person’s pocket.
    What I can say is that not many weeks ago came MX4 in Greece and people there are very willing to buy it.

    Also, I have MX4 for many months now and I never regret my choice.. this phone is superb.
    If it had OIS too, it would have the best package and I really hope Meizu will think about putting OIS in their new phones.
    If I could buy one of them as cheap again (bought my MX4 32GB around 280 euros), I think I would again, even if they are “last year” phones

  12. Xiaolu
    May 20, 2015

    Mmm… the question is: how difficult could it be to install Ubuntu Touch in the 32GB MX4? 😉

  13. Guest
    May 20, 2015

    i think that everything about not support their phones cause of samsung soc and mtk investment is a joke…seriously, they are going to update mx2 to lolipop…there is no fear for updates from meizu for the next 2+ years

    • Guest
      May 20, 2015

      Yeah, no fear about premature and buggy Flyme os updates with the battery drain. It is guarantee 😂

    • Jeep ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ
      May 20, 2015

      Indeed. Up till now Meizu have done a great job in supplying support for older models.

    • Jeep ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ
      May 20, 2015

      Indeed. Up till now Meizu have done a great job in supplying support for older models.

    • Guest
      May 20, 2015

      Can you list all bugs of flyme os? I have mx4 for some time now, but I didn’t mention any bugs or batttery drains…

    • Guest
      May 20, 2015

      I have LG G3 and as a second handset I used MX4-Pro International rom. MX-pro is not a cheap phone. It’s battery performance made me crazy. G3 beats it because of optimization. Then i sold MX4-pro. I needed a cheap phone. So, i bought 2 * M1 Note for me and my asistant.
      Let me list fastly bugs in my mind,
      1-) E-maill app does not work properly with wifi connection.
      2-) Delay for Whatsupp messaging with wifi connetcion.

      3-) Self-shutdown for Internet browser. No error message.
      4-) After two months, they started to freeze. I think battery mods make it. They do not freeze on high-performance mode.
      5-) Auto brightness does not work properly.
      6-) 3G-2G connections drops.
      7-) Translation has bugs. Especially when you choose Turkish Language in A rom.
      😎 Project Screen freezing.
      9-) They are laggy. Just go developer mode select “Show touch opera..” then scratch screen fast, point follows your finger. See the lag!
      10-) E-mail notification bar problem. I chosee “read” option, but nothing appairs. This action just removes notification.

    • Venci
      May 20, 2015

      dude you say it like meizu has the shitiest phones out there. I live in europe and if i can buy MX4 pro for 320$ i will do it immediately. For that price you just can’t complain.

    • Venci
      May 20, 2015

      dude you say it like meizu has the shitiest phones out there. I live in europe and if i can buy MX4 pro for 320$ i will do it immediately. For that price you just can’t complain.

    • amirexpressir
      May 20, 2015

      but many didn’t had those problems you faced(except battery drainage which had been fixed in version ???,{I forgot but search to find}….you could have flashed again their roms or waited for update…
      anyway…………..

    • Guest
      May 20, 2015

      I bought 2 MX pro’s for me and my brother about 4 months now and still havent seen any bugs and im a hardcore user, mostly games and social media apps. I havent seen any battery drain and i love the Flyme OS.

    • Guest
      May 20, 2015

      I have M1 note. I am facing Wi-Fi problem on email and other apps too. Phone is useless if you are planing to use it for business (with Wi-Fi connection). In addition, battery and charging time performance are not impressive. I think Meizu team need to focus on Android optimizations, updates and Flyme Os maturity. I really believe that Meizu can beat Samsung, HTC, LG and other Android manufacturers if can build better quality software.

    • Guest
      May 21, 2015

      Never faced problems you mentioned. As I said earlier, I haven’t mentioned any bugs or battery drains. I can say, that mx4 is the best phone I’ve ever had. And I love how flyme works and looks. I was choosing between mx4 and mi4, and have chosen mx4 because of flyme. Miui reminds me lenovo vibe ui, that I hated a lot.

    • Guest
      May 21, 2015

      But i faced. You are Meuzi fan, I am just an user. Today Meizu released a new update. I hope some of my problems can be resolved.

    • Guest
      May 21, 2015

      I’m not a fan, I’m user too. I’ve had a lot of various phones from different brands (nokia, sony, htc, samsung, apple, huawei, lenovo), but non of them I liked as much as I now like meizu (htc also was a very good phone with well made UI). So if you faced problems with your phone, it doesn’t matter that all phones of that manufacturer have those problems…maybe you’ve got defective phone.

  14. Guest
    May 20, 2015

    My reasons are outdated-buggy Flyme os and battery drain. I think they are general issues for all meizu handsets. Beside Mx4 and pro, no chance for mx5 and m2 note.

  15. Guaire
    May 20, 2015

    MX4’s price is nice.

    Not price conscious customers can wait for MX5.

  16. intruda
    May 20, 2015

    No the os is far from being mature. I’ve owned the mx3/4/pro and software no matter the device is buggy.

    Lollipop beta was a pathetic attempt.

    Not worth it, unless dirt cheap.

  17. George
    May 20, 2015

    Worst skin ever,ex flashaholic

    • Guest
      May 20, 2015

      See i disagree with that, I love the look of Flyme i think its the best looking skin for android i have seen, ive had my MX4 pro for a while now and the only thing they could improve for me is the English translations a bit and thats about it. never had any battery drain or lagging issues or shutdowns.

  18. Steven Fox
    May 20, 2015

    Still a bit too expensive, very nice phones though.

  19. Miko
    May 20, 2015

    Well I don’t know if they are still worth buying or not because that mostly depends on each person’s pocket.
    What I can say is that not many weeks ago came MX4 in Greece and people there are very willing to buy it.

    Also, I have MX4 for many months now and I never regret my choice.. this phone is superb.
    If it had OIS too, it would have the best package and I really hope Meizu will think about putting OIS in their new phones.
    If I could buy one of them as cheap again (bought my MX4 32GB around 280 euros), I think I would again, even if they are “last year” phones

    • Guest
      May 20, 2015

      Well, lets say: end of “last year”! 😉

  20. Guaire
    May 20, 2015

    MX4’s price is nice.

    Not price conscious customers can wait for MX5.

  21. intruda
    May 20, 2015

    No the os is far from being mature. I’ve owned the mx3/4/pro and software no matter the device is buggy.

    Lollipop beta was a pathetic attempt.

    Not worth it, unless dirt cheap.

  22. MaxPower
    May 20, 2015

    Never been a fan of the pro model, neither at that price.
    The price of the mx4 is fair.
    I like the phone, but battery draining with slow charging is a big turn off.
    Personally I would go with a premium mid range of this year.
    I’ve also never been a fan of their ROM but if you can get the Ubuntu version at the same price than it might catch my attention.

  23. MaxPower
    May 20, 2015

    Never been a fan of the pro model, neither at that price.
    The price of the mx4 is fair.
    I like the phone, but battery draining with slow charging is a big turn off.
    Personally I would go with a premium mid range of this year.
    I’ve also never been a fan of their ROM but if you can get the Ubuntu version at the same price than it might catch my attention.

  24. njren
    May 21, 2015

    It’s an easy answer. If you can, A) tolerate bugs based on the fact that Flyme is developed primarily for the China domestic market and, B) handle the potential hassle of warranty service if buying from outside China, then go for it. Great hardware, great-looking OS, fair price. If you need a rock-solid Android build guaranteed to work with Google services and apps that aren’t popular and/or blocked in China, then look elsewhere.

    • QQ
      May 21, 2015

      There is international version of flyme and all google services and apps works just fine with it.

  25. Guest
    May 21, 2015

    It’s an easy answer. If you can, A) tolerate bugs based on the fact that Flyme is developed primarily for the China domestic market and, B) handle the potential hassle of warranty service if buying from outside China, then go for it. Great hardware, great-looking OS, fair price. If you need a rock-solid Android build guaranteed to work with Google services and apps that aren’t popular and/or blocked in China, then look elsewhere.

    • Guest
      May 21, 2015

      There is international version of flyme and all google services and apps works just fine with it.

  26. umberto
    July 28, 2015

    I bought this Meizu MX4 Pro at Coolicool when it was on sale.

    After I already paid the phone I get their response (original message at the bottom) in which they ask me to additionally pay 100 USD. I think this is really unprofessionall and I feel cheated. I certainly won’t pay additional 100 USD!

    Should I insist on sale price or ask for total refund and just forget about everything?

    “Dear customer:

    We indeed sorry to tell you that with the item you ordered with us MEIZU MX4
    PRO 16GB,our system show you the wrong price since there is a bug there,so
    sorry for that ,
    the right price should be 369.99usd
    ,in this case,you need to pay us the price diffrience 160usd
    but it is us to show you the wrong price first,so you only need to pay us
    100usd,that will be OK
    this is our pay pal account:
    aukey.payment@gmail.com
    once you pay,we can handle it for you
    If you have any other questions, please contact us, then we will do our best to
    help you.
    Best regards
    Grace”

  27. umberto
    July 28, 2015

    I bought this Meizu MX4 Pro at Coolicool when it was on sale.

    After I already paid the phone I get their response (original message at the bottom) in which they ask me to additionally pay 100 USD. I think this is really unprofessionall and I feel cheated. I certainly won’t pay additional 100 USD!

    Should I insist on sale price or ask for total refund and just forget about everything?

    “Dear customer:

    We indeed sorry to tell you that with the item you ordered with us MEIZU MX4
    PRO 16GB,our system show you the wrong price since there is a bug there,so
    sorry for that ,
    the right price should be 369.99usd
    ,in this case,you need to pay us the price diffrience 160usd
    but it is us to show you the wrong price first,so you only need to pay us
    100usd,that will be OK
    this is our pay pal account:
    aukey.payment@gmail.com
    once you pay,we can handle it for you
    If you have any other questions, please contact us, then we will do our best to
    help you.
    Best regards
    Grace”