The Meizu PRO 5 shines at AnTuTu


What started as a means to check your phone’s hardware config and performance is fast turning into a marketing medium for manufacturers. So much so that OEMs are tweaking their SoCs and ROMs so they shine at that… yes, I’m talking about benchmarking apps.

AnTuTu is arguably the most popular benchmarking app out there. It isn’t uncommon for companies to present their new phone’s AnTuTu score during press conferences (right after they’re done taking a dig at the iPhone). That’s a trend more popular with Chinese OEMs than any other.

Nonetheless, we’ve gotten to this point only because consumers too care about benchmark scores. If that is the case with you as well, you’ll be pleased to know that the new Meizu PRO 5 does pretty well with AnTuTu; it scores over 76,000 points!

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In fact, the Meizu PRO 5 actually tops the list of the highest AnTuTu scores with 76,852 points. That is rather amusing, because Meizu buys the PRO 5 SoC (the Exynos 7420) from Samsung, who themselves ship a few phones with the SoC. You would expect Samsung to have the best implementation of the Exynos 7420, which doesn’t seem to be the case here.

Another interesting fact is that all of the top 10 spots (highest scoring devices) are taken either by Exynos 7420 or Snapdragon 810 powered phones!

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44 Comments

  1. Joel Adames
    October 23, 2015

    Let the hunger games begin!!! I mean the figth between Exynos+Kirin+Mediated+Qualcomm begin.
    In that regard, how much more costly is the Exynos SoC compared to a mediatek or a Qualcomm, same question goes for the Kirin HS huawei SoC.
    Please do tell if you have any idea.

    • Lester France
      October 23, 2015

      Exynos, Kirin, Mediatek and Qualcomm will fight over a single battery…the fight will be short)

      • Joel Adames
        October 23, 2015

        sorry, i couldn’t get your point ???

        • Lester France
          October 23, 2015

          I mean if they tried to compete in performance while powered by the same battery it would run out of juice really quickly. Sorry for confusing you. That sort of jokes are popular on a certain Russian site and I just couldn’t help but to make it.
          I think it’s pretty difficult to find out the actual price. I’ve tried but no luck.

  2. October 23, 2015

    If not for the flyme, i would be all over this phone…

    • balcobomber25
      October 23, 2015

      Flyme is the reason I love Meizu.

      • October 23, 2015

        Well, i got ZUK Z1 with COS 12.1;)

        • balcobomber25
          October 23, 2015

          Lol CS is the reason I would never get a One Plus One or the Z1, I am not a fan of it at all.

          • October 23, 2015

            Cool. Matter of taste.

            • balcobomber25
              October 23, 2015

              Yup. That’s the beauty of Android there is something out there for every taste and budget.

            • October 23, 2015

              If pro 5 would come with 4000mah battery i would try flyme.

      • Tajwar
        October 23, 2015

        Once you use MIUI (haven’t used flyme os) you get used to it, and it has some features(like one-handed mode tc.) that when I flashed an aosp ROM I was like “why this (aosp) doesn’t have that? So stupid”

    • Or
      October 23, 2015

      You saw flyme 5 ? nice skin and fast like always unlike s6/note 5.On touchwiz there is alot of fps drops unlike on flyme but touchwiz was more easy to use ,more organized and more beautiful than flyme until flyme 5 showed up with entirely new look,the setting is organized well and have search buttom for easy finding ,have heads up notification ,new camera ui and more little things that make the phone more easy to use.If you can I recommend you to try flyme 5 beta on the mx5 . Sorry about my bad english

      • October 23, 2015

        I like the phone, but software wise, i still prefer COS or stock android.

        • Or
          October 23, 2015

          I understand you ,I have the nexus 5 and love pure marshmallow and amazing rom and kernel Development but flyme 5 is good too just different.

          • October 23, 2015

            Yeah, i get that. Thanks for the tip:)

      • October 23, 2015

        TouchWiz on the Note 5 seems pretty fluid to me, especially after you disable animations. It has improved by leaps and bounds with every new generation, and it appears Samsung is finally learning how to make a modern, light, customizable skin.

        • Or
          October 23, 2015

          No ,its has alot of frame drops ,I dont mean how fast is to open apps .

        • balcobomber25
          October 23, 2015

          To me TouchWiz is the absolute worst experience on a smartphone both in looks and execution. It’s one of the things that drove me to Chinese phones to begin with.

          • October 23, 2015

            Yeah, I had nightmares from my Note 2 days, but when I played with the Note 5 in the store it looked really modern with a flatter, more consistent theme (though it still defaulted to the annoying Comic Sans-like font); and you could disable anything you didn’t use. Have you tried using a Note 5 or S6?

            • balcobomber25
              October 23, 2015

              Yea my GF has S6, still not a huge fan of it.

            • Lazar Prodanovic
              October 24, 2015

              S6 is almost full of bullshits as S5, people use swap to make a damn thing work. Rather embarrassing for a flagship don’t you think?

          • Lazar Prodanovic
            October 24, 2015

            Not all Samsung phones have a moronic heap pile of bullshits to choke them. Actually old minimal launcher & camera apps are top of the pops, also browser is rather good. If they stopped with that it would be wonderful experience.

            • balcobomber25
              October 24, 2015

              For me it goes beyond the loads of crapware they put on it (they are one of the worst offenders for this). I just don’t like the general look and feel of Touchwhiz, it feels very juvenile to me as a whole. I had a Note 3 which I loved for the phone itself but no amount of tinkering or customizing could get me to enjoy Touchwhiz. I ended up selling it after only a few months.

          • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
            October 25, 2015

            It’s almost 2016 but TouchCrap as I’m calling this crap of software is stuck in 2012 especially in how it looks.

  3. Wesley
    October 23, 2015

    The fastest phones are also the most thirsty and have poor battery life. Not worth it!

    • Joel Adames
      October 23, 2015

      And then the makers grace then with measly batteries to make things worst.

  4. Stiffmah
    October 23, 2015

    It probably reaches a higher Antutu score because Samsung uses 2560×1440 resolution on their Phones and Meizu Used a 1920×1080 resolution.

    I softwarematically lowered the screen resolution of my Jiayu S3 once from 1920×1080 to 960×540 and my Antutu Score raised from 45.000 to 50.000.

    • MaxPower
      October 23, 2015

      that explains how reliable is Antutu on benchmarks

  5. greg
    October 23, 2015

    Yeah ,Exynos and Snapdragon are on top , but how much difference in money are from the new mediatek SoC( X10,X20,P10), I think is huge gap , give me any of those new mediatek Cpus , 3 or 4 GB of Ram , Android 6.0 a stable UI and I won´t ever need Exynos, Snapdragon,Kirin or A9,10,24, etc.

    • ultrametric
      October 24, 2015

      Oh yes! I am so looking for the next MTK, they will give the X20 and all following a “benchmark mode’ that is completely useless for daily use, but shall shine in Antutu and other benchmarks. (So they are about to do what Qualcomm did the last years.)

  6. balcobomber25
    October 23, 2015

    Ahh good old Antutu now we have a number for it that we can compare to other numbers for bragging rights and not much else.

    • ultrametric
      October 24, 2015

      so true!

  7. ultrametric
    October 24, 2015

    an Antutu score run on a cold phone, only once is so useless. It give zero information for a daily use scenario.

    Specially for Qualcomm SoCs, the 810 goes down to 40k within 5 minutes, if you run Antutu more than once.

  8. Steven Fox
    October 24, 2015

    Meizu always makes the SoC benchmark better in Antutu, they got the X10 to just about 55k, which is an absolute feat!

    • balcobomber25
      October 25, 2015

      I hate Antutu but I ran it for fun when I first got my MX5, I got scores ranging from 49-57 (57 was an outlier, most were around 52).

  9. Mark
    October 24, 2015

    Given the Galaxy series runs with 2K resolution it’s not surprising the Pro 5 with FHD achieves a higher benchmark with the same SOC.

    • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
      October 25, 2015

      Exactly what I thought.

  10. Kingu Prima
    October 25, 2015

    power is nothing without control, they can get 100,000 on antutu, flymeos is buggy (battery drains, 4G and wifi reception, the Redmi Note 2 runs smoother than the MX4 PRO with same amount of apps)

    • balcobomber25
      October 25, 2015

      Flyme runs fine on the MX5, I have none of the issues you mention.

    • Jocke
      October 25, 2015

      Yea cant agree flyme is buggy and need fixes

  11. balcobomber25
    October 25, 2015

    For anyone with an MX5 the Flyme 5.0 OTA is starting to roll out, my friend got his yesterday and I got mine this morning.

    • David Camacho
      October 25, 2015

      Please share your thoughts on it once you’ve fully vetted it!

      • balcobomber25
        October 25, 2015

        So far I like it, they added a settings option when you swipe down to go along with the quick settings. The settings menu itself is completely overhauled. It seems more like a refinement of 4.5.