Specs summary

Screen
5.5"

The Meizu MX4 Pro's screen is 5.5 inches with 1536 x 2560 pixels resolution.

Processor
2GHz

There is a Samsung Exynos 5430 Octa core 2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system (OS).

Camera
20+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 20+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 5+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
16/32/64 GB

Internal memory is 16/32/64 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
3350mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3350 mAh battery.



High-end specs, excellent performance and an intuitive UI make this affordable Meizu a real pro.

- Tomos Ellis , TechRadar 

Though not flashy, the Meizu MX4 Pro has got what counts

- Joshua Vergara , Android Authority 

Reviews summary

8.3/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 5 reviews

What's good  

  • Powerful performance
  • Plenty of storage space
  • Accurate fingerprint scanner
  • Great price
  • Beautiful display

What's bad  

  • Limited 4G LTE band support
  • Slow camera
  • No carrier subsidized options

In recent years, a number of Chinese manufacturers have begun offering high-quality handsets that rival even the flagships of big name carriers. The Meizu MX4 Pro is the latest example of this. Does the handset have the chops to run with the big names in mobile devices? Let’s look at some specs and reviews!

One of the biggest areas of debate on the MX4 Pro is its design. While it features a metal frame with a plastic shell, common to many popular handsets, it is particularly thick and heavy for a current-generation smartphone. Reviewers that liked a little heft loved the way the phone felt in the hand, while those that prefer a feather-light design thought the phone was dated and bulky. This will largely be a matter of personal preference. Phone Arena calls the design, “austere, yet stylish” while Android Authority believes that “The size puts this device just outside the realm of comfortable one-handed use.”

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When you look at the screen on the phone, you’ll understand the added bulk. With a massive 5.5-inch 1536-by-2560 pixel display, the phone sports one of the highest resolution displays currently available. While the aspect ratio is a little odd, coming it at 15:9, Meizu claims that this is to optimize text rendering in portrait mode, a fact that many reviews reinforced. Reviews of clarity and brightness were superb, with many reviews noting the screen was even easy to see in bright sunlight. If there was anything to knock about the screen, in-depth tests at Phone Arena noted a bit of inaccuracy in colors, stating “We’ve seen way worse, but it would have been nice if the color balance was a bit better.”

Powering the MX4 Pro is a beastly octa-core 2GHz Exynos processor with 3GB of RAM. Despite being a 32-bit processor, it is one of the fastest available according to benchmarks at GSM Arena and Mobile Geeks. Reviews backed up the benchmarks with Android Authority noting that it “flies through the various elements of the Flyme OS.” Mobile Geeks was impressed as well, stating, “This isn’t a handset that I feel is going to hiccup when you’ve got 10 apps running and then get a phone call and your alarm goes off.”

The handset doesn’t support microSD cards, however with 16 to 64GB of internal storage available depending on your model, you shouldn’t find yourself lacking room for your favorite games or tracks.

One area that the phone excels is its fingerprint scanner. All reviews were very positive, some even calling it one of the best they’ve used. Phone Arena, in particular, called it “very quick and accurate.” WIth support for multiple gestures and fingerprints, it combines options and accuracy in a way that many maker’s have yet to figure out.

Powering the camera on the phone, you’ll find the same Exmor sensor used in the Xperia Z1 and Z3. At 20MP, the rear camera should offer plenty of detail and performance. Android Authority stated, “Even in low light situations, the camera manages nice results, with HDR and Night Modes available to enhance the shot.” Unfortunately, reviews also indicate that while the picture quality is quite good, there are some performance issues to worry about. All reviews pointed out that the camera was slow to take shots. It also lacks any form of burst mode. It also uses a tap focus, without any form of continuous focus or face tracking.

Powering all of the high-end hardware is a 3350mAh battery. Multiple battery tests from different sites noted you should expect performance similar to other flagship handsets, with at least a full day of use on a single charge, sometimes more. This also depends on the power profile that you choose.

Overall, the reviews of the MX4 Pro are positive. Combining a low price tag with robust hardware seems to a good way to turn heads. Phone Arena liked the device, stating, “The MX4 Pro looks like a device well worth your consideration.” GSM Arena declared “Meizu has a solid smartphone on their hands.” While Mobile Geeks called it their “Smartphone of choice” for early 2015.


Reviews (8.3/10 Avg. rating)


Pocketnow

Your next adventure just a fingerprint away

from Pocketnow
The Meizu MX4 Pro is a bundle of surprises, sure to throw any longtime Android user for a loop. It’s feature-rich and elegant, and the hardware is certainly built to last. The only reservations we have with the phone rest in its network compatibility issues with US carriers and its battery life, although of course, your mileage may vary greatly depending on your carrier and usage. It’s a powerful phone at a great price, and if you can get past those two hurdles, you’ll be rewarded with the very best that Meizu has to offer... Full review
TechRadar

Subtle aesthetics meet raw power

from TechRadar

Meizu has done a wonderful job with the MX4 Pro, combining impressive build quality and raw power with intuitive software, to produce a great user experience.

Unlike many Chinese smartphones, it doesn't come with the normal risks associated with importing and though more expensive than in China, the international price still represents great value for money.

While many will be waiting to see what the first crop of 2015 flagships bring to the table, the Meizu MX4 Pro certainly is an interesting proposition for those currently looking for a high-end smartphone with a differenc... Full review

Android Authority

Manages to couple high quality and an affordable price tag

from Android Authority

The MX4 Pro serves as a great example of the growth we’re seeing out of China. Just a few weeks back at CES 2015, we got to see a few high-quality but affordable devices from Chinese companies, and that is a trend that looks to be on the rise.

Meizu is in the thick of this trend with a phablet offering that manages to be powerful but accessible at the same time. Its design choices aside, the shell is just a casing for all of the power that is found underneath. A QuadHD display, good performance, an enjoyable sound stage, and an above average camera all make the MX4 Pro a pa... Full review

GSMArena

Sharpened up

from GSMArena

The Meizu MX4 Pro is every bit as good as the MX4 - in terms of looks and feel, build quality, connectivity and the custom Flyme OS launcher. The thing is most people probably have no idea just how good the stock MX4 is. But if the MX4 was an easy one to slip under European users' radar, the Pro version is more likely to get noticed. And for the right reasons, too.

To begin with, it's the phone with the highest-res screen in the market. Now, the real value in that is still debatable but, like it or not, QHD screens are the way to go for the industry flagships.

And even... Full review

PhoneArena

Nice design, excellent audio, and smooth performance

from PhoneArena

The Meizu MX4 Pro builds up on the successful formula of the Meizu MX4: it keeps the signature simplistic, good-looking design and the futuristic minimal screen bezel. At the same time, Meizu is out competing with top flagships here: it includes a flagship-grade Quad HD display that looks fine, an adequate system chip, as well as a fast and reliable fingerprint scanner. In addition to all this, sound quality on the MX4 Pro is great and will please audiophiles. All of this works admirably well on the sleek and modern-looking Flyme Android skin.

The only area where Meizu could have... Full review

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date December 16, 2014
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
LTE:
2100/1800/2600 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM Card Micro-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.4 KitKat

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Processor Samsung Exynos 5430 Octa core 2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
16 GB or 32 GB or 64 GB
RAM 3 GB
ROM No
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3350 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Gold, Gray, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.0 x 7.7 x 0.9 cm
(5.9 x 3 x 0.4 in)
Weight 158 grams
(5.6 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1536 x 2560 pixels
Pixel Density 546 pixels
Size 5.5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots No
Expansion Slots Info No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 20+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Panorama, Self-timer
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera  
Resolution 5+ megapixels
Zoom Yes
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Unknown
Weather Unknown
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
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