Meizu MX6 vs Meizu Pro 6 specs revealed


So the Meizu MX6 hasn’t launched yet, but sources in China say they already know the major specification details plus the pricing. Let’s see how the new MX phone compares to the current Pro 6.

Meizu have been overlapping phones for a few years now, and what I mean by that is it is sometimes hard to see the benefit of one of their devices over the other. To give an example the Meizu M1 and M2 were largely the same, the Meizu metal offered similar hardware to the Mx5 and their recent M3 phones have taken over where the Metal once lived.

To some extent it means that savvy shoppers can really get to pick and choose what they want and get the best deal, but it can also leak to confusion between models too.

Confusion is what many Meizu followers have been seeing with the recent rumours of the Meizu MX6 on the way with the big question being “how will it differ from the Pro 6?”. Well Chinese sources who claim that they have recieved final official insider details of the new phone believe they now know how the Pro 6 and Meizu MX6 will differ.

Meizu MX6 vs Meizu Pro 6


According to reports in China today, the Meizu MX6 will be a larger phone to the Pro 6 with a 5.5-inch FHD display vs the Pro 6’s 5.2-inch panel. To go along with that larger display a larger battery over at least 3000mAh will be built in to an all metal 7.55mm body. What hasn’t been increased is RAM which stays at 4GB, and the processing speed which actuall drops a little due to the use of a slightly downgraded Helio X20 chipset.

The number of mega-pixels on the front camera stay the same (5 mega-pixels) on both while the rear camera on the MX6 losses out on paper as a 12 mega-pixel shooter vs a 21 mega-pixel model. As we all know though, it’s not the number of mega-pixels that makes a good smartphone camera.


Another area where we expect to see a decrease is in the pricing. The Meizu MX6 is believed to go on sale in China and cost 2299 Yuan for a 32GB version with a flip cover included. The 32GB Meizu Pro 6 costs 2499 Yuan.

So very little really to choose between the two phones, and in fact the MX6 is looking like a better overall deal at a lower price. In theory the Meizu MX6 should offer significantly longer battery life, have a decent camera and similar performance, but cost less.

Looking over these specifications which Meizu phone would you choose?

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32 Comments

  1. Muhammad Yasir
    July 15, 2016

    sane person would opt for the pr0 6 or another brand which is BETTER but costs less.

  2. MattD
    July 15, 2016

    What would I pick? Neither of those 2, I’d go for something with an actual battery instead or something that costs less with the same specs: I hoped this mx would have been something for power users, with the same price this series used to have (1799 yuan) and the same battery of m3, living the pro6 as the phone for those who want slimmer phones and can handle 2 hours sot for charge. Instead this is just an inflated version of pro6 without a couple of nice features such as laser autofocus, and a price too similar to justify its existence.

    Meizu completely lost its track.

    • balcobomber25
      July 15, 2016

      Actual battery? Are the batteries in the Meizus fake?

      3000 for the MX6 would be the same as OP3 and several other phones.

      • Nam Dang
        July 15, 2016

        I agree with that.
        I got through the whole day with a MX5. No problem.

  3. NextHype
    July 15, 2016

    If i was looking for a midrange phone and i had $300 in my pocket, I’d go for Redmi Note 3 Pro and save $100. If i was looking for an upper range phone and i had $300 in my pocket, I’d wait to have a few more bucks and buy a Zuk Z2 Pro or a One Plus 3.
    This year, Meizu isn’t an option.

    • Ionut Johnny
      July 15, 2016

      You save 150 $ for 2 gb and 120$ for the 3gb version of redmi note 3 pro, the prices are as low as 150 $ amd 180 $ and you can buy a Zuk Z2 for 300 $ or leco Le Max 2 for 320$ both with snapdragon 820, 4gb ram etc.

  4. balcobomber25
    July 15, 2016

    As a former Meizu user I do miss Flyme a lot. I would consider the MX6 but it’s all going to come down to two things:

    1. Does it offer US LTE.
    2. What will Xiaomi release on the 27th and will that offer US LTE

    If neither of those do the Axon 7 is looking better and better.

    • Owsley_66
      July 15, 2016

      Or you could wait and see what LeEco releases for the U.S. in a couple of months. This youtube video says the Le Max already supports 4G in the US: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MwRtQlGtLk

      • balcobomber25
        July 15, 2016

        No 3.5mm headphone jack = no buy from me.

    • SoniC
      July 15, 2016

      OR he can go with OP3.

      • balcobomber25
        July 15, 2016

        OP3 is on my list but the Axon 7 looks like it might be better for me.

        • Nam Dang
          July 15, 2016

          Wait for Huawei haha
          The Huawei Honor 8 is going to be released on 24th August in France, US release should be sooner.
          My MX5 got killed after 2 weeks thanks to a big rainy day.
          I love the one button implementation (wished OnePlus would do the same) and overall look, but then I’m looking more into OnePlus, Xiaomi and Huawei.

          My list:

          1. OnePlus 3
          2. Huawei Honor 8
          3. Xiaomi phone (I hope for 27th July)
          4. LG G5 (should get even cheaper than 400€)
          5. Lenovo Phab 2 Plus (looks really interesting)

          • balcobomber25
            July 15, 2016

            Zuk and Huawei also have gestures built into the fingerprint reader like Meizu.

            • Nam Dang
              July 15, 2016

              Zuk is 90% not for me since the video quality struggles especially at low light situations.
              A friend of mine uses a Huawei phone, fingerprint gestures a nice.

            • sere83
              July 15, 2016

              My Op3 arrived today, looking super sweet so far. The OS is so clean and smooth, amazing build. Love it

        • sere83
          July 15, 2016

          OP3 arrived today and so far this is possibly my favourite phone ever, they really nailed it this time, i’m actually shocked at how good it is.

          • MaxPower
            July 15, 2016

            How’s camera?

  5. bojan radovanovic
    July 15, 2016

    I just don’t get their naming… “Pro” is not top model!?
    Well, i would like to see some “pro” version of that Pro model…wich would have all same, but SD820 SoC.

    • balcobomber25
      July 15, 2016

      You’ll never see that. Mediatek is an investor in Meizu, the only thing you might see is a Exnyos given Meizus long relationship with Samsung.

      • bojan radovanovic
        July 15, 2016

        I know… But, i wish.

  6. MattD
    July 15, 2016

    @andi, @yash or whoever: seems like 360 just launched the n4s, a beast of a phone, would you cover it up anytime soon?

  7. EXPLORER
    July 15, 2016

    The pro version seems decent with camera and ROM but the battery couldn’t be better as the 3000mAh of the other version?

  8. xi7
    July 15, 2016

    none

  9. July 15, 2016

    Looks BS, Pro version with smaller battery?

  10. Yeti hand
    July 15, 2016

    WEAK, what the hell is wrog with them?? we need at least 4000mah for both phone.

  11. TrickyCat
    July 15, 2016

    – Substandard SoCs
    – Poor GPS
    – Poor Gaming
    – Poor Battery
    – No 6GB Ram / 2K display / Curved Display
    – Overpriced
    – Even an SD 650/652 config would have been better
    – DEAD-ON-ARRIVAL.

    No thanks Meizu.

    • sere83
      July 15, 2016

      I wouldnt say the x20/25 are substandard socs, they did have GPU driver issues that are now fixed and run well, still very powerful socs although not as good as SD820. Battery on the pro 6 is said to be about average despite the smaller cells and GPS good. 2k/curved display bring no real benefits apart from for VR dont see this as a plus unless you want battery drain. 6GB ram is nice but also overkill, 4GB is fine. 650/652 meh, the X20/X25 will beat them out comprehensively. Meizus problem is the fact that their cameras are sub par and the price too high. Oneplus offered so much more this year for a lower price. If the pro 6 had an amazing camera and was priced a bit lower I would have considered it, but charging more than snapdragom 820 phones with very strong cameras for phones with x20/X25 socs with average cameras is total madness, not sure how they thought this was a good idea. I agree the MX6 is DOA

      • balcobomber25
        July 16, 2016

        It all comes down to how good the MX6 camera, audio and LTE coverage is. You even said it yourself if the Pro 6 had an amazing camera you would have considered it. We can’t tell how good the MX6 camera is based on nothing more than how many MP’s it has. It could be using the same senor as either the Galaxy S7 or Nexus 6P, both of those are very good cameras and use a 12mp sensor.

    • xi7
      July 15, 2016

      and Camera horrible 🙂

  12. uxcan
    July 16, 2016

    no exynos version again ? is this the reason mediatek invest on meizu ?

  13. Adam Irvine
    July 18, 2016

    Meh…