Earlier today Meizu launched the Meizu Pro 5, now pricing has been revealed to start from 2799 Yuan, 1000 Yuan more than the previous Meizu MX5. Here are the full details.
Following the rumours of the Meizu Pro 5 you will undoubtedly be in a state of “so what” after seeing the official launch. The rumours, and leaks all proved to be accurate and the design is basically the same (albeit larger) than the Mediatek powered Meizu MX5.
For those of you who missed the launch (and all those rumours) here are the main features and specifications of the ‘new’ Meizu Pro 5.
The new phone has a larger 5.7-inch FHD display with 2.5D glass panel that sits raised above the alloy body. The body itself is nearly identical to the MX5 (i.e slim and made of a magnesium alloy) but obviously slightly larger to accommodate the bigger panel.
Above the Gorilla Glass 3 protected Super AMOLED display is a 5 mega-pixel Omnivision camera with F2.2 aperture. The rear is a Sony IMX230 sensor with Sapphire glass protected 6p lens.
On the inside details continue to follow the rumours with Samsung providing an Exynos 7420 chipset. Two version of the phone will be available a 32GB model with 3GB RAM for 2799 Yuan and a 4GB RAM 64GB version for a higher price of 3099 Yuan (keep in mind these are Chinese RRP and Meizu are known for high official international pricing).
USB Type C has been drafted in on the 166g Meizu Pro 5, and it is a 3.0 plug for fast data transfer. It also support’s Meizu’s own fast M Charge 2.0 with a claimed charge speed of 65% of the 3050mAh battery in only 30 minutes.
Meizu have once again tried to get to their roots with the Pro 5 and have announced that the phone will feature HIFI audio using ES9018 + OPA1612 audio processors working together to offer HIFI 2.0 sound. Let’s hope it works better than on the Meizu MX4 Pro.
We see the return of Meizu’s fingerprint scanner, which they claim to be the fastest available plus their mBack function, basically a new name for the same gesture controls always available in Flyme.
Speaking of which, Flyme 4.5 comes on the Meizu Pro 5 based on Android Lollipop (although Flyme 5.0 was also announced). And last but not least the Pro 5 has dual SIM support!
So all in all a nice package but is it really worth 1000 Yuan more than the 1799 Yuan Meizu MX5? The benefits we see of the Pro 5 are USB Type C, fast charging and better performance from the Samsung chipset. Then again the Meizu MX5 has damn fast performance already, the same camera hardware, a more compact design is much cheaper and is on sale right now!
We guesstimate that official pricing for the Meizu Pro 5 will start at around the $500 mark while resellers should be able to offer the 3GB RAM 32GB version for around $400 and the 4GB RAM 64GB model for $450.
Meizu MX5 or Pro 5? Which would you choose?