Meizu want you to swap your OnePlus 2 for a PRO 5

If there’s any action happening on the smartphone turf, it is from the Chinese OEMs.

Most Chinese smartphone makers operate at razor-thin profit margins, which makes it imperative for them to sell their products in huge numbers if they’re to make a substantial profit. This also means that most of these companies don’t have a massive marketing budget, which means they have to resort to viral campaigns that spread through the users themselves.

Meizu’s newest marketing gimmick is its offer to OnePlus 2 users. The company wants OnePlus 2 owners to fill up a form and then win a chance to swap their OnePlus 2 for a Meizu PRO 5, which is the company’s newest flagship and the first of the PRO line.

While at it, Meizu have also taken a dig at OnePlus, hashtagging their posts with ‘#TurnTheHeatOff’, am obvious reference to the overheating problems faced by Snapdragon 810 phones (the OnePlus 2 being one).

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The post, captioned ‘Want to swap your OnePlus phone for a Meizu PRO 5? Tell us why you want to #TurnTheHeatOff and you could win!’ was published on Facebook by Meizu a few hours back.

So, any OnePlus 2 owners here who wish to swap their 2016 flagship killer for the Meizu PRO 5?

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  1. pa5t1s
    October 20, 2015

    Well, quite interesting: you can swap your Samsung Galaxy Note (or else) to a OnePlus 2, and then swap your OP2 to a Meizu! 😛
    LOL @ marketing guys all over the World!

    • Cpaun
      October 20, 2015

      Yeah that’s hilarious 🙂

  2. a
    October 20, 2015

    Honestly, it’s a better phone

  3. Aeonia
    October 20, 2015

    Wonder where they take the phones they get from people…

    • balcobomber25
      October 20, 2015

      They probably will send them to Ali Group to be sold second hand. Ali is a major investor in Meizu now.

  4. pierre
    October 20, 2015

    I remember a time when Meizu was swapping former meizu vs. new ones….this was much more clever than this shitty offer. We have so much choice today… they should focus more on making sure that their current customers stay and enjoy their products and services instead of trying to catch xiaomi,huawei, one plus customers… out of the blue

    • Bob
      October 21, 2015

      They missed that train. Xiaomi and other brands stole most customers.

      I think Meizu is down to 3% or less market share, they almost have no customers left.

  5. Tajwar
    October 20, 2015

    Yea gizchina finally covered the topic

  6. Oscar 8u
    October 20, 2015

    Meizu PRO 5 any day over OP2!

  7. Muhammad Yasir
    October 20, 2015

    cheap trick ?

  8. Raul
    October 20, 2015

    Actually that is a great deal Exynos > Snapdragon processor.

    • Bob
      October 21, 2015

      Overall the One Plus Two still is the better choice, it’s not only about the SoC. But yeah Qualcomm is going down.

  9. Seamus Heaney
    October 20, 2015

    Ha. No. Good luck getting software updates on that one

  10. adam tomboy
    October 20, 2015

    Oh no! I am happy with OnePlus 2. Oneplus gives software updates. Good lucks Meizu. I will use my device, wont change it with your buggy os…

  11. Jay
    October 21, 2015

    Am a fan of neither, but good to see OnePlus get a taste of its own medicine!