MEIZU MX5 goes official with metal body

So, MEIZU has just unveiled the MX5 in China, which is the company’s latest flagship device. The device now comes with metal unibody, with two thin plastic strips at the back to ensure the radio functions well.


The MEIZU MX5 weighs 149 g and measures at 7.6 mm thin. It sports a 5.5″ Full HD AMOLED display that comes with 100% NTSC color gamut, 350 cd/m² maximum brightness and 10,000:1 contrast ratio. The screen is covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.


Under the hood is a MediaTek Helio X10 Turbo 64-bit processor with 2.2 GHz octa-core CPU and PowerVR G6200 GPU. This 28 nm processor is backed up by 3 GB of RAM, and as usual the device comes with three storage options – 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB. Again, the MX5 doesn’t come with MicroSD card slot, no expandable storage for user.


Camera wise, the MX5 packs a 20.7 MP rear camera with Sony IMX220 sensor and f/2.2 aperture lens. Below the camera there’s a dual-tone LED flash and a laser distance measuring sensor. The laser distance measuring sensor works like laser autofocus on the LG G3/G4. It provides high speed focusing and you can focus an object in just 0.2 seconds within a range of 50 cm, no matter in bright or dark situation.

The 5 MP f/2.0 front camera comes with FotoNation 2.0 intelligent beautification technology for taking nice selfie. The MX5 is capable to record both 4K and 720p@100fps slow-motion videos, which is pretty hard to find in any Android device.


The MEIZU MX5 is a dual-SIM device. Both SIM 1 and SIM 2 support 4G networks. You can choose the data service mode in the settings; one SIM will be 4G while the other SIM can only use GSM networks. Dual 4G can be achieved after users install firmware of universal versions.

MEIZU has also introduced mTouch 2.0 on the MX5, a fingerprint identification system. The new fingerprint sensor is now faster and the appearance smoother and elegant. There’s even a colored PVD on the 0.45 mm metal ring, blending the comfortable bevel into the color of the entire body.

Last but not least, fast charging technology is also a must have feature for a flagship device now a day. The MX5 features mCharge, a fast charging technology. With mCharge, the MX5 battery gets charged up to 25% within 10 minutes, and up to 60% within 40 minutes.

The MEIZU MX5 packs a 3,150 mAh battery and is running on the latest Flyme OS 4.5. It will be available in deep grey, silver, and champagne gold colors.