Meizu PRO 5 The Galaxy Samsung Galaxy S6 Challenger

Meizu the original Chinese smartphone manufacturer has launched the top of the line Meizu Pro 5 which will initially go to sale in the Chinese market. The smartphone may make it’s way to the Indian market.

Meizu PRO 5 The Galaxy Samsung Galaxy S6 Challenger

Why we call it a Samsung S6 contender because it has got the same processing muscle that comes with the Samsung Galaxy S6.

Performance – It is the first smartphone to be powered by the Samsung Exynos 7420 Octa-Core 64 bit processor, beyond Samsung’s own Galaxy S6 line of smartphones. Samsung Exynos 7420 is extremely fast and is based on the 14 nm manufacturing process which is far advanced compared to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 flagship processor. For graphics, the phone has a Mali T760 MP8 GPU.

You Can Check out the benchmark performance of Exynos 7420 Vs. Snapdragon Processor here. The Samsung Exynos rules the benchmark charts.


It is a good deal for Meizu to come up with one of the fastest smartphones in the world which also happen to run with massive 4 GB of RAM.  The Meizu Pro 5 also offers the USB Type C port similar to the one which we saw on the OnePlus 2 and the Apple Macbook earlier.

Related – 6 Best Smartphones with 4 GB RAM.

It is also evident from the trend that in the next 1-2 years the USB type C will be the most common port like we have the micro – USB port now.

Screen and Display – The smartphone comes with a 5.7-inch resolution with an incredible Super AMOLED FHD Display with 1920*1080 resolution. The Full HD Super AMOLED display with Corning’s gorilla glass 3 protection on top and the 2.5 D finish of the screen delivers an Aesthetic look with its smooth edges

The smartphone is similarly sized when comparing it to the recently launched Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S6s Edge Plus.

The 5.7 inch is becoming a popular size for large-screen smartphones, and Samsung and other manufacturers are realizing that the 6 inch or higher is something which only a few buyers are looking for.

Variants – There are two variants for the Meizu Pro 5, the 32 GB version comes with 3 GB of RAM while the 64 GB comes with 4 GB RAM. Other specs are the same for both the smartphones.

Camera – The rear camera on the smartphone is a 21 MP Sony IMX 230 shooter which is one of the best you can get.

Meizu PRO 5 The Galaxy Samsung Galaxy S6 Challenger

The 21 MP Sony IMX 230 sensor supported by laser autofocus as well as traditional phase detection based autofocus technology enabling the phone to get accurate focus in bright and lowlight environment the LED flash comes with dual tone to provide natural color reproduction while using the flash

The front camera is also a 5 Megapixel shooter which can capture decent clear selfies, comes with a wide-angle lens.

Battery Capacity – The smartphone has a 3050 mAH battery capacity which is good for all-day usage. The smartphone comes with fast charging capability – Meizu claims that the smartphone can be charged from 0 to 65% in just 30 minutes.

Finger Print Sensor – The smartphone comes with the fingerprint sensor located at the home button, which quite convenient to use compared to the fingerprint sensor which begins at the back of smartphones.

Music – Meizu also has done something for the Audiophiles in the MX5 Pro – it comes with a special signal processor and a headphone amplifier to make you groove on the beats.

Android Version – The smartphone comes with the Android Lollipop 5.1 OS and will most likely get the Android Marshmallow update when it comes in late October.  The smartphone has a custom skin Flyme OS 5 which makes it different compared to the stock Android experience.

Price – The smartphone will be available for $438 and $485 for the 32 GB and the 64 GB version. The smartphone will go on sale on 12 October in the Chinese market, and it is yet to be seen if Meizu plans to launch it beyond the Chinese boundaries.

Key specifications of Meizu Pro 5

  • 5.7 inch Full HD AMOLED screen
  • Samsung Exynos 7420 processor
  • Mali T760MP8 GPU
  • 21 MP Rear camera
  • 5 MP front camera
  • 3 GB / 4 GB RAM
  • 32 / 64 GB internal storage
  • Flyme 5.0 OS (based on android 5.0)
  • 3050 mAh battery

Related – Meizu MX5 launched in India at Rs. 19,999. , Meizu M2 Dual with 2 GB RAM launched.

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