Meizu Zero debuts with no physical buttons, speaker or charging port

23 January 2019
Meizu announces the first phone with no ports or buttons.

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  • Anonymous

RickyBoy, 07 Apr 2020How can you use recovery or download mode without usb cable? Maybe it has a wireless enabled eRecovery like Huawei phones do? Hopefully.

  • RickyBoy

How can you use recovery or download mode without usb cable?

Water, 14 Feb 2019Therefore you can dip the phone in water for faster cooling... moreWhy not dip it in liquid nitrogen at 0 kelvins as well, it will even more cooler, at -273c, can't get cooler than that.

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imparanoic, 28 Jan 2019heat aspect is one of the killer issues which shortens the ... moreTherefore you can dip the phone in water for faster cooling, no holes means no water leakage. XD

Hildr, 28 Jan 2019That's what I wrote yes. In fact, the only other thing tha... morethe fact that Huawei does not use battery care or qnovo adaptive charging for improvement in battery longevity does not help, but there again consumer perception is that battery rating at 4000mah is fine

imparanoic, 28 Jan 2019heat aspect is one of the killer issues which shortens the ... moreThat's what I wrote yes.
In fact, the only other thing that can kill your battery other than heat is dropping below 5% of effective charge. Luckily, constructeur have set limit so the phone shut-down before this happens.

Hildr, 28 Jan 2019Well, it's true that Qi charging heat the phone for a longe... moreheat aspect is one of the killer issues which shortens the life from these batteries

imparanoic, 25 Jan 2019even if you use qi charging everywhere, the fact the partia... moreWell, it's true that Qi charging heat the phone for a longer time than a classic charge. Even fast charge that heat a lot is better since it's only for 30 minutes (there were some independant studies about this). You got a point here.

I just want to point out that partial charge doesn't wear out the battery quicker than full charge. And about full charge, every people that charge beyond 80% and go below 15% doesn't take care of the battery life or their phone, so, I'm not sure QI will do that much in practice since a vast majority already have bad charging habits.

This is a great concept and if done right, could really be the future. In fact I'm pretty sure Apple will come out with something like this in a few years' time.

A sealed phone is a dream for manufacturers. No openings, no buttons, water resistance (as this phone has with its IP68 rating). And it's great for consumers too, no more worrying about ports, jacks or getting the right connectors. And no more getting entangled with wires.

If it becomes as fast and safe as wired is right now, wireless could indeed be the future. Great going by Meizu, credit where it's due.

  • Anonymous

meizu is better than my iphone 7

  • Anonymous

This thing isn't created for making life easier, but extreme harder and deppresive.
They made this phone for only for people say "Woow"
Nothing more...

Ham, 25 Jan 2019It has IP68 water and dust resistance certification.Thanks. Just weird that the article missed this when it should be one of the main reasons for going button-less, and there's even a picture of a phone in water.

  • Ham

glxy, 24 Jan 2019Interestingly, the article doesn't mention anything about w... moreIt has IP68 water and dust resistance certification.

  • Ham

Alien , 24 Jan 2019How are people supposed to root this phone without a cable? You can root all meizu phones using the settings menu only with 1 click so no problem for root it but, you cannot unlock bootloader of most of the meizu phones

  • Anonymous

PeterThePanda, 25 Jan 2019Imagine the nightmare if the phone got a serious error like... moreThere is a small hole for hard reset so, no you don't need to wait for battery draining to 0 if it stuck suddenly.

A beauty of Android is that each individual phone manufacturing company company can build and try to sell at retail all sorts of "visionary" mobile phones. Some succeed, some do not succeed.

  • Gusta

Anonymous, 25 Jan 2019"Meizu is much smaller company than other Chinese brands" o... moreYou must be Meizu fanboy. Aren't you? If Meizu is as big as u said, why do Meizu not have market share just as Huawei, BBK, Xiaomi? Do u know that Alibaba give invest to Meizu on 2015 because Meizu is going down and down? Do u know that India and Indonesia is most populated country after China (not include US) but Meizu market share on both country is soooooo small? Do u know that Flyme Forum Manager moved to Huawei?

Yes Meizu is not new company. They are quite old but that doesn't mean they are as big as than Huawei, BBK, and Xiaomi. Remember, I dont underestimate Meizu but I just say about how Meizu now compare to other Chinese giant companies that I said.

Hildr, 24 Jan 2019A long time ago, when I put Qi charger everywhere I live fo... moreeven if you use qi charging everywhere, the fact the partial charging and slower nature of the qi charging will kill the longevity of the battery quicker from average 800 charges within 2 years to more an a 1000 partial short charges, by 2 years, the battery capacity is only around 40% of original capacity.

  • Anonymous

Gusta, 24 Jan 2019No, I didn't say I dont like Xiaomi. I just say, Xiaomi is ... more"Meizu is much smaller company than other Chinese brands" oho boy.. You are short of knowledge on Meizu.. Meizu is a very old and distinguished brand.. They used to rival and compete with Apple's iPod and Microsoft Zune's for media player prior to the smartphone age(maybe before you were born).. Meizu MX4 is crowned as the fastest smartphone of its year beating Samsung and Apple.. Meizu MX4 is also known for the development of Ubuntu Touch platform(a FULL Linux OS on a phone compared to JAVA mess Android) followed by Meizu Pro 5 although sadly the Ubuntu team halted their development.. Nowadays Meizu is ranked 11th smartphone manufacturer world wide.. Beating the likes of Sony and HTC.. So NO.. Meizu is NOT small..

Imagine the nightmare if the phone got a serious error like bootloop etc. It'll be stuck in the error until the battery drains because there are no physical buttons to press to force restart.