Meizu M5 announced and we wonder if we are missing something?

meizu m5

So today Meizu launched another Meilan phone, but going over the specs and pricing we don’t really see much of an update or change over previous phones…

Meizu do tend to launch phones just for the sheer fun of it. The Meilan range has seen plenty of new phones launch but in reality, the devices haven’t changed all that much at all since the original M1 phones (although the addition of a fingerprint scanner is certainly a worthwhile addition).


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The Meilan range is already on its 5th incarnation, and again we are left scratching our heads. The ‘new’ phone has been released with a polycarbonate shell (which we have already seen), a fingerprint scanner (which has already been done), 13 megapixel rear camera (as they all have), and up to 3GB RAM (again we’ve seen this before too).

We’ve searched through the specs for the Meizu M5 a few times and really can’t see what this latest variant in the series brings to the Meizu range or infact the smartphone market. Couldn’t most of the above features already be had in a metal bodied Meilan already?

Pricing in China starts at 699 Yuan for the 2GB RAM version of the Meizu M5 while the 3GB RAM model will cost 899 Yuan..

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  1. sere83
    October 31, 2016

    companies lost the plot, need to sack the management. Running it into the ground.

    • balcobomber25
      November 1, 2016

      “I have a bad feeling they wont be around in a couple of years if they continue down this path.”

      That really all depends on their sales from this past year, which we should find out in the coming weeks. If they are selling all these phones they came out with, it will be business as usual next year. If not we should see major changes, but as we all know what should be done doesn’t always happen with these companies. Just look at LG.

  2. October 31, 2016

    You miss the new variety of colours.

  3. HBK
    October 31, 2016

    You just dont see it do you? 😛

  4. Wolvie
    November 1, 2016

    Meizu is a long established good brand actually and their product build quality is good. It is very sad to see them keep doing the same mistakes,

    Time changed, people now want a better performance hardware, good software support, and cheaper competitive price (exclude those rich fanboys that keep buying premium super expensive products from you know which brands),

    So if Meizu still insist using mediatek SOC, they already lost those potential international buyers that know exactly what is the hardware specs that they want. Especially on the west countries that prefer Qualcomm as they have better band coverage, software supports, etc.

    I know mediatek is so called king of SOC in china, but this is what make nokia went bankrupt, they didn’t want to change and keep doing the same things following their fuckin stupid CEO stephen Elop.

    China is a very saturated market now and smartphone competition is getting tougher from another cheap china brands like Xiaomi , LeEco, OnePlus, etc that willing to put highend qualcomm soc with even cheaper price than mediatek Soc smartphones. So even fighting in china is getting harder now, not like last time when there were no competitors.

    Meizu must start to think big and open the sale as much as possible to international.


  5. cyril symbio
    November 1, 2016

    it seems that the battery is a bit bigger. 2870mAh for the m3 and 3070 for the m5… out of that…

  6. andreicos
    November 1, 2016

    maybe the only differences is that this is only with YunOS instead of Flyme?

    • balcobomber25
      November 1, 2016

      The M range has been running on Flyme built ontop of YunOS for awhile now. And judging by the few screen shots I have see it looks like it’s still Flyme.

    • VMortens
      November 1, 2016

      YunOS and Android are sitting under Flyme, not instead.
      M3s was wersion with Android, M3 with YunOS, therefore I assume it will be the same situation here.