Meizu MX5 review: Amaze U

Amaze U

GSMArena team, 13 October, 2015.


Another autumn, another flagship season. Meizu was actually the first to open the flagship season with their MX5 announcement. While we may be a bit late with this review it was certainly something we were looking forward to as Meizu devices usually tend to be nicer than expected. We were excited to see whether this would be the case yet again as the expectations for the Meizu MX5 were already quite high - shipping with a great display, blazing-fast hardware and a capable camera all that at a quite reasonable price point.

Meizu MX5

Instead of combining all the latest available tech, Meizu returned to its roots offering a balanced flagship with a reasonable price tag. The new MX5 is a thoughtful combination of premium design, capable internals and for the first time - an AMOLED screen.

Key features

  • 5.5" 1080p AMOLED display of 401ppi
  • Heavily customized Flyme OS 4.5.2 on top of Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
  • MediaTek Helio X10 chipset: octa-core 2.2GHz Cortex-A53, PowerVR G6200 GPU, 3GB of RAM
  • 20.7MP Sony sensor camera with two-tone LED flash, 2160p video recording @30fps
  • 5MP front-facing camera with 1080p@30fps video recording
  • 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of built-in storage
  • Cat. 4 LTE (150/50Mbps); Dual SIM; Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac; Bluetooth 4.0; GPS/GLONASS/Beidou/QZSS; microUSB, USB On-The-Go
  • mTouch Home button with a fingerprint scanner
  • Active noise cancellation via a dedicated mic
  • 3,150mAh battery
  • Allows for screen lock/unlock without ever touching the power button
  • Metal body, Slim bezels and great screen-to-body ratio

Main disadvantages

  • No microSD card slot
  • 64GB option is hard to get

Meizu smartphones are already easier to get outside of China and a quick search reveals Meizu listings on many popular online retailers. The 64GB models are still a rarity though, but we hope this will improve in time, too.

Meizu MX5

The only feature that will definitely be missed is the microSD card slot, which should have been an alternative of the second SIM. Then again Meizu isn't favorable towards expansion slots for quite some time.

The Meizu MX5 retail box awaits unpacking right after the break.

Reader comments

  • harish
  • 01 May 2016
  • U@9

Meizu MX 5 Performance of battery&camera best hai ?

  • Razor
  • 07 Jan 2016
  • K2E

Nope, AMOLED display is better. While IPS LCD display has evolved and black level did improved it still won't beat AMOLED's absolute black. Not to mention IPS display's contrast is nowhere near the infinite contrast ratio. VA LED panel might have gon...

  • AnonD-81610
  • 20 Oct 2015
  • Sr1

My crystal ball says that the next phone on the GSMArena giveaway will be... a Meizu MX5! :)