Meizu Pro 5 Review

mobileMeizu launched its latest flagship smartphone, the Meizu Pro 5 priced starting approximately Rs. 29,000. It is definitely the best gadget for the Chinese manufacturer, and the company is offering remarkable specifications as well.

The Meizu Pro 5 features the similar octa-core Samsung Exynos 7420 SoC as the Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+, and Galaxy Note 5, but there are a few minor concessions such as a full-HD display rather than the QHD displays seen on most other flagship smartphones today. The base model has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, and another variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage will be priced at approximately Rs. 32,100.

In terms of build quality and design, the Meizu Pro 5 is very smilar to the Meizu MX5, featuring the same aluminium body, though it has slightly more curved edges that get thinner towards the display. The larger Pro 5 is also 0.1mm thinner. The volume and power button is on the right panel, whereas the left panel features the SIM/MicroSD card slot, while the Meizu logo features right below the rear camera’s flash on the back panel.

The bottom features the same four-hole speaker on the right side, and the microphone hole on the left, though this time there’s a USB Type-C socket instead of the usual Micro-USB. Overall, the build quality is tough, and somehow the smartphone feels lighter and weighs 168-gram weight.

It has a super 5.7-inch Super Amoled screen with a full-HD resolution. The display of the Meizu M5 Pro is quite bright, and provides good sunlight visibility.

The Pro 5’s rear is loaded with a 21.16-megapixel Sony IMX 230 CMOS sensor. In daylight, the photos are sharp and will have vibrant colours. The front camera performs better outside in daylight and the autofocus is good.

Besides the hardware home button, there are no on-screen buttons for any other Android navigation. You will have have to tap the home button to go back, and swipe up from the bottom of the screen to bring up the app switcher. Holding the home button down for a few moments locks the smartphone. The fingerprint sensor on the Meizu Pro 5, can recognize up to five fingerprints and you will find it works exceptionally well. It is very accurate and unlocks the phone in matter of seconds.

The smartphone is well designed, has a good fingerprint sensor, a bright display and exceptional audio, all of which make it a snazzy phone to use.

Picture courtesy- oppomart.com


by techtalks @TechTalks October 30, 2015 12:17 PM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

Q5 blackberry

Alhassan A Bukar

Nice

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