Meizu MX5, one of the highly anticipated smartphones from the Chinese smartphone manufacturer has been launched in India priced at Rs 19,999 (~$300). The Meizu MX5 was originally launched at an event in China held in June this year for 1799 RMB (~$280).


The Meizu MX5 features a 5.5-inch FHD Super AMOLED display offering a pixel density of 401ppi. The device will draw its power from the octa-core MediaTek Helio MT6795T SoC clocked at 2.2GHz and paired with a 3GB of RAM. The storage department is handled by a 16GB of internal storage without an expandable microSD card slot. There are 32GB and 64GB variants as well, but they aren’t making way to India just as yet.

Meizu MX5 doesn’t seize to amaze us. On paper, it’s a complete package. On the camera front it comes with Sony XMOS 20.7-megapixel primary camera with 4K video recording capability and a 5-megapixel secondary camera. Laser autofocus is expected to be handy when it comes to focusing the subject in a jiffy. The device is backed up by a 3,150mAh battery and it features a fingerprint scanner supporting mTouch 2.0. The device comes with the usual bunch of connectivity options including dual-SIM 4G, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi. So basically, everything you are looking for in a 2015 smartphone.

But wait.

Meizu MX5 looks elegant and comes clad in a fully metallic body and is 7.9mm thick weighing at 149 gms and it comes with a fast charging feature which is somewhat similar on utility to Oppo’s VOOC charging. The phone will be running Flyme ROM v4.5 which is an overlay based on Android Lollipop 5.0.

Meizu MX5 is available as a Snapdeal exclusive and will retail in both Silver Black and Silver White color schemes. The product is up for direct purchase and it will be shipped in a time frame similar to any other devices.

Meizu is one of the latest entrants to the Indian market and as of now they have a dearth of service centers. We just hope that Meizu will pull their socks and ramp up the service centers on a PAN India basis thus ensuring justice to an otherwise great product. Stay tuned for a detailed review in coming days.

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Mahit Huilgol is a Mechanical Engineering graduate and is a Technology and Automobile aficionado. He ditched the Corporate boardroom wars in the favor for technology battle ground. Also a foodie by heart and loves both the edible chips and the non-edible silicon chips.