Meizu’s MX5 can now be pre-ordered internationally!


Meizu’s flagship MX5 was released only earlier this week, but now it’s already available for international pre-order online. The device is being sold by online retailer Gearbest, and will hopefully be shipped out on the first day of August.

The MX5 is Meizu’s latest flagship device, and is powered by MediaTek’s Helio X10 processor. It also has 3GB of RAM, a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080p Super AMOLED display, a 3150mAh battery, as well as a fingerprint scanner and support for dual nano sim cards. The version of the device on pre-order is the 16GB version of the device, with all colour options available. The pricing for the device is rather steep however at a massive $398, a whole $108 more expensive than the device’s original price.

The markup on the device is huge, though if you do pick one up, there is free shipping available. What do you think about this increase in price? Is it still worth it to get the device when there are similar devices at lower prices? Tell us in the comments.

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86 Comments

  1. lordsbm
    July 4, 2015

    IMO those in the US could get the LG G Flex 2 for $349.99 with 1 year warranty which seems like a better deal.
    http://www.techtimes.com/articles/65720/20150703/unlocked-lg-g-flex-2-on-sale-for-349-for-a-limited-time.htm

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/171838677560?rmvSB=true

    • Airyl
      July 4, 2015

      My thoughts exactly.

    • hugo26
      July 4, 2015

      Anything with a sanpdragon 810 even the v2 version is a waste of money. the throttling and overheating is terrible unless u wont play any games on it at all. Waste of money

      • lordsbm
        July 5, 2015

        Ur argument is only valid if you are into hours of gaming with intensive resource requirement. Dude, have you tested this device for like a couple days? Or did you just based on what someone else said or what you read online? I ever heard a G3 user (who has both devices) claiming after G Flex 2 firmware update, the G3 is actually more hot than the G flex 2 and also read someone commenting in a local forum. You have any idea how much it cost (and trouble) to send a device back to China and then MAYBE in a few months they send it back. Your ROI is already much lower IF the MX5 were to breakdown. G Flex 2 had been in the market for like a few months and had lots of online reviews. Most review did mentioned it being a bit hot, but the design helps. Overheating doesn’t seems to be much issue in most reviews. The main concern is the LG GUI and battery life. So have you used (or even tried) a MX5 to be endorsing that it’s worth US$398 and that you aren’t a fool to pay US$108 (I believe this is exclude tax depending where you are) more than the China locals?

        • hugo26
          July 5, 2015

          Ive owned the Mx4 and i own an MX4 pro and i have not broken any of them so far but actually i owned a UMI zero at one point as well and dropped it, cracked the screen. Shipped back to geekbuying via registered mail which took 2 weeks before they confirmed that they had received it. They repaired it for 40$USD and mailed it back for free via EMS for free and i got it back in about a week and a half. I own the HTC one M9 as well which I bought specifically to test out the snapdragon 810 and as most every review will tell you, most companies went through a lot of painstaking optimizations to try to fix the heating and throttling issues and it still overheats which is why LG opted for the Snapgragon 808 in the LG G4 and as for you comment on the snapdragon 810 not being good only if im planning on gaming for hours lol, you need to do way more research b4 you post such nonsense. Go buy an 810 phone first then use it and then you can chime in on how hot it gets after 10 mins not hours playing modern combat or anything with similar graphics. In-fact it overheats with games that it really shouldn’t be doing that with. Xiaomi even had to send over about 10 of their own engineers while building the Mi4 Pro for the v2.1 SOC and it still overheats like hell and throttles. I know because my little brother bought one from geek buying. Any phones fixes for snapdragon 810 phones require throttling and bottle-necking the whole thing which is stupid. If rumors are true and the MX Pro comes with the Exynos 7 Octa then ill gladly throw my moey at them, but the Helio X10 is jsut better than the SD 810, simply because qualcomm rushed that chip to try to bring a 64bitchip to market because they felt emasculated by apples A8.The best part about the whole thing is that Geekbuying shipped both the MX4, Mx4 Pro to me very low values like $35 bucks and since its a Chinese phone they dont bother me at with import tax. All you gotta do is ask em to do it via chat and viola.

          • lordsbm
            July 5, 2015

            What does MX4 got to do with MX5? It’s just like saying I have LG G Flex and it works well so LG G Flex 2 should not have any issues also. Also like saying oneplus one is a great success, so oneplus two using 810 v2.1 will be a great success also. Dude, the fact that you have not used a MX5 doesn’t mean you can endorsed saying it’s worth paying that much. Even if you says it’s worth paying that much, doesn’t means everyone else can’t have their own opinion. So you tried HTC one M9 but you never tried the LG G Flex 2? Meaning your real life experience with 810 v2 is only with the M9. The rest is just read up from here and there. Even the v2.1 causing Xiaomi problem, doesn’t mean it’ll be causing Oneplus two team as much problems. Also from your comment if anything happens you need send back China, it takes at least 3.5weeks (From where I am only need 2 weeks max) with a registered mail charge. With most countries, it’s always much cheaper for China to send EMS. Also that’s your experience with one of the 3rd party resellers (you may find others reporting differently) and not directly from Meizu who just want to earn US$108 more from international buyers and have yet proven they can give international service standard. From the rate global phones are moving this year, we are looking at a new flagship phone every 6-8months. Meizu is known to cut price (15-20%) for their flagship repeatedly every few months. Your ROI for buying it at release and missing 3.5weeks of usage will be real bad. You also openly said Geekbuying false claim the item value when you requested, so you don’t need to pay tax in black and white. Smart move 🙂 As the Chinese said 有图有真相 😉 Oh yah FYI I do have a LG G Flex 2, and no I don’t play graphics intensive games as I don’t use my phone for such. With 5.1.1 the phone is much better, I never have an issue with it being too hot compared to the 800 or 801 or MTK phones I have. It’s a nice phone and at the price of US$349.99 (I got it even cheaper) with local warranty, IMO is a better deal than Meizu offering of US$398. Also I’m not saying MX5 is bad, but to me no SD expansion and want sell 16GB for US$398, there are better deals out there. Mind you unlike 3rd party resellers who provide extra services (and risks) to International buyers, Meizu asking price to buy direct from them is just ridiculous.

            • hugo26
              July 5, 2015

              But its kinda unfair to compare them to LG and Samsung with huge markets that have better importing deals in place so they can import phones to they US far cheaper by bulk because they are far larger but for people that live in China and Asia they can get the phone for 290USD. So what you are saying doenst really make sense since on a site like geekbuying they sell motorola phones at about 600USD which is way too high but its beacuse they have to import them in small amounts so tehy pay a high premium and becasue its a well known brand they cant escape the taxes and import duty. Oh and BTW most any chinese reseller will declare phone or any devices you buy from them at about 35-25$ if you ask, I have done it with gearbest, geekbuying and pandawill and they always comply. those are the only trustworthy sites i have found and i have tried em all but i strongly prefer geek-buying for their fast cheap shipping. The phone i sent them back for repair was 1 year old btw and they still got it fixed and shipped back to me despite the huge distance in a fairly short period of time all things considered and for a decent price. They even rooted it for me upon request. So my entire point being that you need to tanke into consideration that its a much smaller up and coming Chinese comapny and they afford to ship small amounts of phones internationally without taking a massice hit but one day tehy may be the next huawei and have that kind of economic pull and have their own stores in the US so until then well need to pay the premium. The helio X10 is also really good and it matches the SD810 in antutu scores, albeit the graphics inst as good but the heat management so far is good on similar phones with the X10 like the LeTV1 which is another great phone if you want basically the same specs as the Meziu but with a plastic finish. I really love FLYME though which is the main reason i like the phone, i just think its the best looking iteration of android out there and it hasn’t given me any trouble whatsoever in my old MX4 nor my MX4 Pro. If you wait a month or 2 the prices will definitely drop a lot esp since the MX5 Pro is around the corner. I also know their are a lot of flagship phones popping up but the only phones this year im even bothering to look at from china as always are anything made by Meizu, Xiaomi, huawei(Huawei P8 & P8 max) and even LeTV now has entered the competition. All others are cheap trash that keep pumping out new elephones and doogees and mlais and whatever ever day.

            • lordsbm
              July 5, 2015

              So an established company with local support and known to sell products at brand prices gave you an opportunity to buy at cheaper prices is unfair? How’s that not a better deal compared to a newly launched phone with little review (yes the China side has some review on MX5 already) and no warranty and at higher prices and will be cheap a few months down. You do know this article is about “The markup on the device is huge, though if you do pick one up, there is free shipping available. What do you think about this increase in price? Is it still worth it to get the device when there are similar devices at lower prices? Tell us in the comments.” LG G Flex 2 is just an example I used to say there are better deals out there. You just got over excited wanting to tell the world your opinion of 810 and your experience with resellers, which had really not much to do with the original article. Your smart move of saying resellers making false claim of product value isn’t helpful really. It may do more harm to them if every tom dick and harry keeps telling the world they do this. Have you ever think about that? Have you ever had your package hold by the China customs for over 2 weeks cause every now and then (normally around their National day) they’ll do detail checks on all packages? Have you ever have have items lost in post and the insurance you could claim back is just what u have declared? All these are risks, and on top of that you want me pay US$108 more? I know cos I have at least 3 forward packages from China every month for the past 3+ years. 🙂 FYI Meizu is not a small company, they have the resources to setup a support office in US if they really want to. Their 2014 validation is US$6B IIRC. All those cheap trash you claim are the ones that’s keeping the main China brands in check in term of prices. Likely if you talk to those Apple or Samsung fans, they’ll tell you Meizu, Huawei or whatever China brand are all cheap trash. lol A lot of International China phone users gotten their attention of China phone because of these cheap, good value phones. Most phones don’t last us 1 year before they are outdated, and these so call trash to you gives those who aren’t willing to spend too much on phone an alternative to keep their phone updated. Anyway one man’s junk another man’s treasure. 🙂

            • lordsbm
              July 6, 2015

              Since I had a little free time, I just tested 10mins of mortal kombat x on LG G Flex 2 (Snapdragon 810 v2) with 5.0.1 10d firmware (yes I even revert back to the less stable firmware from 5.1.1). It’s as hot as I would play tsum tsum for 10mins on my old padfone2 (Snapdragon S4 Pro) or slightly warmer than playing 10min playing tsum tsum on my Xperia Z ultra (Snapdragon 800). No lag in that 10mins of testing mortal kombat x. Taking that tsum tsum require less resources and now is about 31C (87.8F), I say LG did a pretty decent job trying to keep the temperature down. If oneplus two also uses 810 v2.1, I’m pretty sure they’ll do a decent job. But that needs to be proven.

            • hugo26
              July 5, 2015

              I know the SD 820 should be a beast and they wont be rushing this time around and will have the heat management under control. they just dropped the ball for a minute because they were getting comfortable on their high horse until apple dropped that A8 bomb.

  2. George
    July 4, 2015

    … or you can get the note 4 for 400$ with 2 years warranty in EU, this chinese folks are out of their minds, also pre-sale with shipping in one month received in September should be forbidden by law

    • Andrew P
      July 4, 2015

      Do you mean £400 ?

      • Rob
        July 4, 2015

        Since he’s from France I’m guessing he means Euro’s. Think we’re a long way from getting it for $400!

        • AHappyKoalaBear
          July 4, 2015

          well good luck finding one for €400 !

      • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
        July 5, 2015

        Actually I can get a second hand Note 4. which is barely used for $400. 🙂

        • Andrew P
          July 5, 2015

          Used is used, doesn’t matter if barely or not. And if you can get, it doesn’t mean others can.

          • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
            July 6, 2015

            Well you’re right on this. 🙂 I was just poining out that the price is possible. ^^

  3. Xalis
    July 4, 2015

    Nope, too expensive.

    • July 9, 2015

      it’s only 329eur in efox-shop.com and here is a 5eur coupon: myphone

  4. eliHd
    July 4, 2015

    You can get LG G4 for around £343 in amazon spain.

    • Andrew P
      July 4, 2015

      Actually £378.

      Seriously guys, stop defending these LG G4 and Note 4 phones with their much higher prices…

      • eliHd
        July 4, 2015

        we are not defending the bigger players. All we trying to say is that Meizu is drunk charging people at the prices above. LG G4 have removable battery and SD card that’s a big + to some people.

        • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
          July 6, 2015

          Agreed. The big players don’t need to be defended, their products speak for yourselves. 😀 What we don’t like here is that Meizu wants us to pay 60% of the prize of the S6 and G4 when the MX5 doesn’t delivers on 60% their level and all in all is a china phone.

        • balcobomber25
          July 14, 2015

          Meizu isn’t charging that price, Gearbest is. Just like some resellers sell the LG G4 at nearly $800.

  5. kiki
    July 4, 2015

    Andy and others

    Is this the same version like in the Aliexpress? Is posible this work 4G and 3G?

    • George
      July 4, 2015

      You never ever ever trust anything on Chinese resellers, especially aliexpress, is like buying home made helicopters, you never know what you really get.
      I think you heard the expression “take this with a bucket of salt”

  6. Pfff
    July 4, 2015

    Meizu will never learn how economy works.

    • balcobomber25
      July 14, 2015

      Meizu knows how it works. The problem is they don’t have much intention of selling their products outside of China. They are phones meant for the Chinese market first and foremost. In China their phones are one of the best overall deals.

  7. lomno
    July 4, 2015

    Hmmmmm, Now i see a lot bad comment about phone Meizu. When you see in GSMArena camera comparison between Meziu MX4, LG G3 and Xiaomi Mi Note have much bettee camera then LG G3 and Mi Note. This phone is good and great!

  8. MaxPower
    July 4, 2015

    i would go via resellers:cheaper and sooner.

    Meizu international shop doesn’t make any sense. the old MX4 still cost above 400$
    Did you say warranty?
    yeah right, the same that a trusted resellers offers: ship to China and wait months before getting it back.

    • Milace
      July 4, 2015

      Max,

      i see here that you can help me. In Aliexpres this phone I can buy for 320euro. Is this phone workin for all network? 3G and 4G? Can you tell me which network is workig this phone i meen whic mHz?

      p.s. I found this:

      850Mhz, 900Mhz, 1800Mhz, 1900Mhz, HSDPA, LTE

      is this correct?

      • MaxPower
        July 4, 2015

        3G:
        850mhz/ 900mhz / 1900mhz/ 2100mhz

        4G:
        band 1(2100mhz)
        band 3(1800mhz)
        band 7(2600mhz)

        Since you mentioned the price in Euro I’m assuming you live in Europe then you should be covered with these bands (both 3G and 4G) the only missing band would be LTE Band20 (800mhz) which is required by some networks.
        check with you carrier if band 800mhz is required for their 4G LTE otherwise your should be fully covered.

        • balcobomber25
          July 14, 2015

          If you live in a major city you will have no problems. If you live outside of a major city you need the band 20 or you will get little to no signal for LTE. Just about every major city though had one of those three other bands.

  9. Chico Migraña
    July 4, 2015

    Free shipping by DHL? Then customs here add a nice 33% vat, taxes, etc.

    • MaxPower
      July 4, 2015

      hehe you are right.
      i can’t picture Meizu shipping the phone as “gift” with a value of 15$ 🙂

    • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
      July 6, 2015

      Yup, I’m glad there is one to name it at least. 🙂 If you don’t want to pay a custom taxes then don’t bother with DHL, EMS, etc.. NL and Sweden Post are the best, but the shipping time is slow (up to 3 weeks) and the tracking number is pretty much useless as some info will come up in the end when the package is already in Netherlands or Sweden.

  10. Gilles
    July 4, 2015

    Fabulous, Gearbest offers MX5 without storage expansion and Coolicool propose it with a card slot up to 128 mo !!!
    Who is right ???

    • MaxPower
      July 4, 2015

      no sd card
      m.gsmarena.com/meizu_mx5-7240.php

      • Gilles
        July 4, 2015

        Thanks

  11. Burs
    July 4, 2015

    Thanks, but no thanks. The phone is great, but not for this price. Throw in 4GB of RAM, QHD display, at least 32GB of internal memory, and we might have a deal. Waiting for other players with more sensible prices.

  12. Adam Irvine
    July 4, 2015

    Yeee, not a chance… Too expensive! Especially as it’s the base model without any expandable storage option…

    Its just not worth it!!!

  13. Zaya SARAA
    July 4, 2015

    price is too much right now in france lg g4 is 470 e with some discount , Meizu why dont you include B20 if you want to sell in europe ??

  14. Miko
    July 4, 2015

    I didn’t get impressed by this MX5 this year… not as much as I was from MX4 last year when I bought it (always have to think about the price too).
    I really hope that the MX5 pro will be awesome.

    • MaxPower
      July 4, 2015

      why?
      it got better while keeping the same price.
      do you mind explain it?

      • Miko
        July 5, 2015

        Well, I was expecting something better to be honest.
        First of all nobody said if the screen is Gorilla Glass protected. Secondly, very odd that the dual card tray is not used for 1 sim + 1 storage card also if someone wants to, like in most phones.
        Thirdly, I like the fingerprint tech, but if I had to choose between this or keeping the halo button, I would do the 2nd… that was the basic reason I decided to buy MX4 than MX4 PRO anyway (the price was the 2nd reason).

        I’m happy with the laser focus but I would like in the future Meizu to consider an OIS camera.
        I like Flyme but the test firmwares of lollipop so far ain’t good, and I was hoping that we will get Flyme 5.0 with the new MX phone, as they usually do.
        In any way, there is nothing there that can make me go WOW, even if I put into my thoughts the design also. That’s why I believe that MX5 Pro will be much better and a more logical choice.

        • MaxPower
          July 5, 2015

          totally makes sense.
          i agree with you when you say there’s no phone out there that makes me say WOW.

          there are pretty good phones, but for some lack or another i can’t be fully happy with it.

          according to gsmarena the screen is protected with gorilla glass 3.

          i wish that it was like you said that “most phones” have the sd card slot.
          truth is that this feature is disappearing on most flagships.

          for the button they had to change it due to patent infringement.

          i would love OIS and i would have trade it for the amoled display, maybe it will come with the PRO version.

          software… that’s a problem with probably all Chinese manufacturers.
          i really heard anybody complaining about software, no brand excluded.
          hopefully this will change soon.

          • balcobomber25
            July 14, 2015

            Personally I have had great results using OTG instead of SD card. It was something I needed to learn with the Mi4. I bought a 128gb thumb drive on black friday for like $25-30 (don’t remember cause I bought a lot that day lol). It requires me to carry an extra cable but really doesnt take up to much space in my pocket. Obviously SD would be easier but it’s not a major problem for me.

            I prefer the AMOLED display, they are a lot better at power management. They don’t look as good but they are useful. Flyme and MIUI are the only two software I actually enjoy using from China. Although I had some hands on time with the Gionee S7 and the new Amigo is a lot better. In fact the S7 might be my favorite phone with 6752.

        • balcobomber25
          July 14, 2015

          As a soon to be MX5 owner I have never been more excited for a phone. The MX4/Pro was already an amazing phone and didn’t need much to change it. I hate when companies already have a great product and completely change it the next model year. So what did change:

          – All metal body
          – Thinner (7.6 mm compared to 8.9mm)
          – fast charge (one of the best new features)
          – fingerprint scanner
          – AMOLED Display. Doesn’t look as good as the Sharp/JDI of the MX4 but is better at power management.
          – Helio X10 (far and away the biggest and best change).

          As for the camera OIS would have been great but they still have an amazing camera and they did change it somewhat. They updated the optics and the camera algorithms, neither is a sexy back of the box feature. But combines with the already great sensor they should produce very good pictures.

  15. generationally
    July 4, 2015

    At Giztop the preorder price is 272 euros.

    http://www.giztop.com/meizu-mx5.html

  16. Nicola
    July 4, 2015

    299 usd from fastcardtech,They have The Best Price,is a reliable Seller?

    • Chris
      July 4, 2015

      The price is not 299USD
      You have to choose between 16GB / 32GB / 64GB für another + 50 / 85 / 115 USD
      So 16GB is 349USD

      • Nicola
        July 4, 2015

        Why + 50? Isn’t 299 free shopping?

        • balcobomber25
          July 14, 2015

          It;s $349 with free shipping. $299 was probably the price they used before the initial price was revealed. A lot of resellers will advertise phones with wrong specs/prices before they are officially unveiled.

    • Squizzy911
      July 5, 2015

      would never buy at this store.

      • Nicola
        July 11, 2015

        Why Not?

  17. Vojislav Krstic
    July 4, 2015

    Does it have led notification?

  18. lol
    July 4, 2015

    Trying to justify a higher price in your own store here?

  19. SPLEND1D
    July 4, 2015

    here, take my 100$ right now!

  20. Toby
    July 4, 2015

    – Crappy GPU, won’t be able to play current intense games well (PowerVR G6200)
    – Mediatek Processor, virtually non-existent GPS, mediocre (stuttery) performance
    – No 4 GB Ram
    – Poor screen to body ratio
    – No QHD Display
    – No Gorilla Glass 4, old generation scratch prone Gorilla Glass 3
    – No Oleophobic coating
    – No SD card slot
    – Pricing well above the 150 USD mark (which should be norm for non A-list Chinese phones)
    – Crappy AnTuTu Score (52,000+) by 2015 standards (nearing 65,000 and higher)
    – Uninspiring, not really a generation leap, should have been MX4S
    – Front cam is 5 MP, not 13MP or higher
    – Not really a flagship by ANY means
    – Ridiculous price

    No thank you. Will wait for the SnapDragon 820 devices…… even if they take around a year to come to market, but news is that they might appear sooner….

    • bhendrajana
      July 4, 2015

      Are you OKAY…?

    • hugo26
      July 4, 2015

      Dude ur bneing completely unrealistic with your demands and what u want to pay for such a device. You are just a cheap bastard lol sorry to say. The only SOC that hit 65k> are snapdragon 810 and and the Exynos 7 Octa, and im not even counting the snapdragon 810 because even the 810 v2 overheats like a griddle at full load when playing games like modern combat 5 and that leads to massive frame drops from throttling after 9 mins of gameplay or less. The Exynos does a much better job and infact the Helios X10 does a far better job at sustaining the power that earned it a 52000 whilethe 810 drops the ball and framerates get horrible. QHD screens really arent needed becuase u really need to look closely to notice pixels on that size screen and QHD is kinda overkill unless ur planning on doing 3D glasses which is stupid anyways. 150$ really?? meizu is one of the best phone makers in china, the onlyu real competition they have is Xiaomi in terms of build quality and performance. You are arguing about megapixels so i can tell you have no idea what makes picture quality great and its not megapixels. 5mp is more than enough with the right low arperture and thats only for selfies unless you’re a douche and are planning of printing 6FtX6Ft pictures of yourself and putting them on your walls because MP only makes ur picture larger and thats it. Snapdragon made a crap line of processors this year caz they rushed the 64 bit architecture trying to catch up to apple and even samsung dumped then and made a far better processor. If you wnat to pay 150$ bucks for a flagship that has terrible software and crap suport and updates go buy elephone, mlais, doogee, and all those other crapware. Meizu devices are high end builds so if you dont want to buy it then dont, nobody is forcing you. I’ll wait for the MX5 Pro because i want the best build with great optimization and solid software with great support not crapware.

    • casshernPEACE1
      July 5, 2015

      You have no idea what you are talking about dude, the HTC one M9 with the snapdagon 810 which ranks second in terms of most powerful SOC gets 52000 as well on antutu. The LG G flex2 with Snapdragon 810 barely gets 48000. The only soc that breaks anywhere near 65000 as you are asking for for 150$ “laughable” is the Galaxy S6 with its Exynos 7 Octa with 67,000. Nothing else comes close so please shut up with ur retarded made up benchmarks. Maybe the V2.1 snapdragon 810 gets slightly higher than 52000 but thats nothing. So the Helio X10 is on par with the 810 but not really because the 810 overheats and cant maintain its FPS in any mildly graphics intensive game after a few minutes maybe 10 or so while the Helio X10 has been stable and not throttling at full load over long periods of gameplay unlike the crazy throttling and overheating the SD 810 does.

    • balcobomber25
      July 14, 2015

      – PowerVr is more than capable of playing any games you throw at it.
      – Mediatek Processors used to have bad GPS, the current 64 bit SoC’s are solid.
      – The difference between 3GB and 4GB in a phone is minor, 99% of people will never notice it.
      – QHD is just a resource hog. It kills battery life.
      – I have had 5 phones with GG3, none of them have a single scratch.
      – GG3 has a Oleophobic coating built into it. There is no need for a separate one, it wont give any extra protection.

      – SD Card slot would be nice. But with cloud and OTG
      it’s easy to get around.
      – $150 for a phone with specs that match the top phones from Korea, Japan and US? You need to lay off the crack…
      – Antutu is nothing but an arbitrary number which means nothing by any real world measures.
      – The MX4 and MX4 Pro were both phenomenal phones that didn’t need many things changed. They made it thinner, with better build quality and a better SoC as well as adding fast charge.
      – Front cam is f2.0 aperture, which is huge for selfies.
      – You apparently don’t know what a flagship is.
      – Ridiculous comments.

  21. Kristi1603
    July 4, 2015

    Is Meizu M2 Note worth upgrading from Xiaomi Redmi 1S?

    (I have installed Android 5.1 on it(custom ROM) and the performance is good, but I think I need 2GB ram for better multitasking)

    Should I go for it or is there a better quality phone in this price range($170 for 16GB model) ?

    • Xalis
      July 4, 2015

      Nope, the Meizu M2 Note is the best $160 dollars phone on the market.

      There are similar priced units with similar hardware but I would take a Meizu over any other brand on that price bracket.

      Already ordered one as backup phone to replace my Doogee DG580 backup.

      • Kristi1603
        July 6, 2015

        Yeah, but I heard you only get like 600MB free RAM, I need a good phone for multitasking…Why so much RAM used(1.3GB) with no opened apps?

        • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
          July 6, 2015

          Because we already said it mate: Flyme OS is a junk. 😉

        • Adam Anderson
          July 6, 2015

          Yeah, I that is true. Flyme Os is using 1.4gb ram. So that people complain about stucks and lags for multitasking. Main reason is bad optimization and bugy softwares developed by meizu like customized version of old chrome browser,email, calendar, phone etc.
          Another disadvantages of phone are headphone metallic noise and late notifications. Especially late notifications make me crazy. Stay away from meizu.

    • YoksaKekeSenMiGeldin
      July 5, 2015

      Flyme os sucks. Not well optimized, contains buggy and slow softwares. Just wait for xaomi redmi note for stability.

  22. Antonis
    July 5, 2015

    I’d have bought the phone if it was at a lower price. I’ll wait for OnePlus 2 to see what has to offer otherwise I’ll go for Galaxy Note 4 that costs 500€ in Greece.

    • Squizzy911
      July 5, 2015

      Maybe you should save some money over there 😉

      • Hans
        July 6, 2015

        No problem. We (Germans) will pay for them!

        • Antonis
          July 14, 2015

          That’s what you were taught by your government! Loans that are given by ESM are returned with interest, so you pay nothing at all. Maybe you should pay us back the WWII reparations so that we can settle up the IMF.

  23. Resalomone
    July 5, 2015

    already available at a lower price of 400 USD on site clostedtech.it available best Chinese phones and even clones of the top brands like Samsung HTC Apple.

  24. Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
    July 5, 2015

    Lol what a joke! $400 for 16gb and no sd slot? I’ll pass.

  25. david
    July 5, 2015

    meizu os is utter crap

  26. YoksaKekeSenMiGeldin
    July 5, 2015

    As a M1 Note user, I don’t pay one Penny for f*ucking buggy Flyme os! I can pay $400 if only all Meizu software team suck my d*ck!

    • Tutankamu
      July 5, 2015

      Lol. I also pay $50 for a good Meizu hand job! 🙂

  27. Chamber Man
    July 6, 2015

    So, $400 for a new version of buggy Flyme Os! Oh no, thanks after 4.5 rom for MX4

    • balcobomber25
      July 14, 2015

      I used Flyme 4.0 on a Neuxs 5 and it was one of the smoothest versions of Android I have ever used.

  28. PaulBV
    July 10, 2015

    The device looks great…but the price is just Exorbitant for international buyers 🙁

    • Nacho
      July 21, 2015

      Here in China the price is around €200. Makes no sense purchasing it overseas.

      • PaulBV
        July 22, 2015

        Wow! Sometimes I really wish I lived In China ! But why are they selling it for this enormous price outside China ?! :((

  29. Mr. Sweaty Bear
    July 22, 2015

    Meizu really really doesn’t wanna sell outside China. Compare this to an upstart Oneplus that has an actual warehouse in Europe and price is only 300 euros. I waited and waited Meizu MX4 to get in my hands but they never lowered the price from the whopping 50-70% markup over the China price. Screw you Meizu, you have failed. Again.

  30. Desdemona
    July 22, 2015

    I just bought one to my sis from Comebuy. MX5 is rather pretty good. It’s a bit expensive, but i think it meets our needs to a large extent.

  31. Adam Irvine
    July 23, 2015

    Can someone please tell me why the f*ck is it possible to get a 16gb device without expandable memory?
    – And not only possible, but why all these ‘flagship’ devices get launched with this cr@p storage option as the only option..?

    Do the Chinese not take pictures or record HD video? Do they not listen to hi quality music? Do they literally just use a ‘smart phone’ as a dumb phone???

    My only guess is that they rely on the ‘cloud’ so much which isn’t really the ideal solution for most that are on a limited data plan or poor signal areas etc…

    I just don’t get it…