Meizu Pro 5 review: The Prodigy
Meizu did such a wonderful job with the MX5 that we were pretty certain a Pro edition wasn't needed this year. As it turns out Meizu thought otherwise and is giving us a bigger and faster Meizu Pro 5, with refined design, blazing-fast chipset and better camera sensor.
The Pro moniker usually stands for a bigger screen, flagship chipset and greater camera, and the Meizu Pro 5 bumps exactly those features over the MX5. Plus, we get the trending 2.5D screen glass to complete the aluminum unibody, which is very welcome.
While the Meizu MX5 offered a great 5.5" AMOLED screen and a flagship-grade Helio X10 chip, Meizu thought it could do better for the Pro flavor. The Pro 5 features and extended .2" AMOLED screen of the same 1080p resolution, Samsung's latest and greatest Exynos 7420 SoC responsible for the enviable performance of the entire Galaxy S6 lineup, plus an even better Sony IMX230 camera sensor. Want to know more?
- 5.7" 1080p AMOLED display of 386ppi
- Heavily customized Flyme OS 188.8.131.52 on top of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, Flyme 5.0 update should be around the corner
- Samsung Exynos 7420: octa-core processor with 4x 2.1GHz Cortex-A57 and 4x 1.5GHz Cortex -A53, Mali-T760MP8 GPU, 3GB or 4GB of RAM
- 21MP Sony Exmor RS IMX230 camera sensor with two-tone LED flash, 2160p video recording @30fps
- 5MP front-facing camera with 1080p@30fps video recording
- 32GB or 64GB of built-in storage; expandable via a microSD slot
- Cat. 6 LTE (300/50Mbps); Dual SIM; Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac; Bluetooth 4.1; GPS/GLONASS/Beidou; USB Type-C port, USB On-The-Go
- mTouch Home button with a fingerprint scanner
- Active noise cancellation via a dedicated mic
- 3,050mAh battery with 24W mCharge 2.0 (Up to 65% battery capacity in 30min)
- No FM radio
- No IR blaster
The shortlist of omissions is nothing to worry about - while Meizu isn't offering a removable battery for years and the IR blaster is gone for good probably because just few people were interested in using it. But the FM radio is still quite a popular feature, especially in places with poor network coverage, so you should have that in mind.
Meizu did all it could to bring the latest available pieces of tech on the market into a single smartphone - the Pro 5. Now it's time to find out if its flagship entry is a threat to the rest of the rule benders.
Special thanks to HonorBuy.com for providing the review unit.
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