Meizu Makes MX5 Official, Comes With New Helios Processor and 3GB of RAM

This is Meizu’s new flagship

A few weeks after its announcement of the M2 Note, Meizu has made their newest flagship, the MX5, official in China. The MX5 sports pretty impressive specs for the price (that we’ll get into later): MediaTek’s newest SoC, the Helio X10 Turbo that has eight cores (so it’s an octa-core processor) PowerVR G6200 GPU and 3GB of RAM. As far as storage goes the MX5 is available in several storage options, starting from 16GB moving to 32GB all the way to 64GB.

Meizu MX5 specs

  • 2.2GHz MediaTek Helio X10 64-bit octa-core processor
  • PowerVR G6200 GPU
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 5.5-inch full HD Super AMOLED display, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 16GB/32GB/64GB capacities
  • 20.7-megapixel rear camera with laser AF, dual-tone flash
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • Dual SIM, dual LTE
  • 3G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, Fingerprint sensor
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop, Flyme OS 4.5
  • 3,150mAh battery

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The rest of the specs isn’t too shabby either – 5.5-inch full HD Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, 20.7-megapixel rear camera, fingerprint scanner embedded on the home button and dual SIM, dual LTE capabilities. Meizu’s opted to go with a full metal body with the MX5, and is rolling with Android 5.0 Lollipop with Flyme 4.5 laid on top.

As far as pricing goes Meizu’s undercutting the prices of other global flagship models – the MX5 is priced at RMB 1799 or Php 13086 for the base, 16GB model, whole the 32GB version is priced at RMB 1999 or Php 14,533 while the top-end 64GB version comes in at RMB 2399 or Php 17,442.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.


  1. No microSd expansion, bummer, gives them plenty of reasons to charge you PHP1,500 for a mere 16GB increment and a whopping PHP3k for a 32GB increment , huwag tangkilikin ang mga ganitong kumpanya….. AT huwag na umasa na makakarating ang 64 GB dito dahil puro 16GB base model sigurado ang ikakalat sa market

    FAIL to the highest level

    1. Correct ka jan bro, i extremely agree, kasi gagawa sila tapos not expandable ang memrory, built-in pa ang battery, hindi din latest ang OS 5.0 lang 5.1 na kaya tayo ngayon, taz fingerprint sensor?hello???…, In terms of security, iris or retina sensor na ngayon,… not in my entire life would buy that kind of unit.

      1. for real? iris / retina sensor? name one phone that has it? afaik even ip6 and S6 also use fps. lolz

        1. Fujitsu Arrows NX-F 04G may iris scanner nung may pa available sa japan nga lang available tapos yung Retina sensor sa ZTE grand S3 eyeverify ang tawag

          1. Hahahah, eh di sampal sa pagmumukha mo BANANA’ng walang kwenta,..eto oh proof gusto mo pa coming soon sa galaxy Note 5, galaxy s7 at sa LG G5.,,wag kc kagad pumutak kung wla ka nman palang ibubuga!

          2. doesn’t matter. it’s useless kung hindi naman widely available and used. no matter what you say, ip6 and S6 are ruling right now and they don’t have those eye scanners.

            it’s like saying, matagal na may kotse na gumagamit ng tubig as fuel, pero limited nga lang, pero dahil nga new tech, feel mo obsolete na kaagad ang current tech~which is not happening anytime soon. smh ~_~

          3. Panong hindi magiging widely used kung marami namang tatangkilik, saka in terms of phone security mas advantage ang latest innovations compare sa on-going phone features, remember the past issue on Galaxy S5 that the “Hackers can clone fingerprints from the said phone”, it’s not that i am referring that the current tech is obsolete, what i want to point out here is the phone security and the owner of the unit as well.

          4. well my point is, baket mo kukutyain na dapat hindi na FPS ang ginagamit nila as if it’s a deal breaker, and as if they will be left behind already,when the era right now with flagships only has FPS. When ba ang next na release ng flagships ng major brands? next year right? lol

            so you want meizu to compete with flagships of the next year right now? smh ~_~

          5. Ang hilig mong magconclude eh no, kung meizu fans ka eh wla akong pake,.. saka tingnan natin ang hirit mo sa mga susunod na flagship phones that comes locally…smh~_~ style mo?!

      2. isa pa tong Jim INUTIL na to, srsly ka pang nalalaman? Retina sensor? nakita mo lang sa ads ng vivo yun sa kabilang forums. TANGA.

        1. Engot pala tong BANANA nato eh, kung hindi kaba naman isa’t kalahating UNGAS! Bakit gigil na gigil ka eh advance tech na ngayon,..fingerprint sensor is common even in the mid range phones so expected na retina sensor will be the next features for the upcoming mobile phones, so anong nginangawa2x mo jan GAGO!!!!

          1. as if naman may pambili tong ugok n to. dami mo alam. pulubi. s6 ir p6+ di mo afford? sampal ko din sayo tong surface pro 3 ko, mga pulubi!

        2. @mga pulubi mahilig mag bash, hoy kala mo kung cno ka bkt, ibalibag q sau tong iPhone 4 Diamond Rose Edition ko EH!, masyado ka kung manlait kala mo sa tao mga walang pera, pulubi YOUR FACE!!!

    2. Agree! Epic fail for not supporting an expansion slot. Just eagerly awaiting for Meizu M2Note that supports 128GB expandable storage slot this August here at PH.

      1. and I applaud ASUS for not following this lame marketing practice, …….ART runtime tapos 10 GB usable lang ang ibibigay, WTF…..I mean, really, WTF……

        Dapat kung flagship yan mandatory na yung expandable storage, kaya ka nga nagbabayad ng mahal eh! SMH

      2. I think not including an expandable microSD card slot aims for (like S6’s UFS 2.0) bringing SSD-like data speeds. So it means a faster and smoother performance of the phone when it comes to memory’s read & write speeds.. Just my opinon.

  2. Hopefully they would add microSD expansion slot here. 🙂 If not no reason for me to upgrade from my M1 Note. 🙂

    1. Nope, ain’t gonna happen, ”feeling Apple” si MEIZU akala nila mate-tempt yung mga tao sa higher-capacity models.

      Buti sana kung simultaneous ang pagre-release ng tatlong capacity, kaso laging ”coming soon” yung 64 GB, at selected countries pa yung babagsakan,

      If this product will flop, they can only blame their greedy selves and no one else, There is a huge demand for Sd cards amongst Android users and they keep ignoring it.

      Like, how difficult it is to squeeze in an ultra-cheap Sd slot in that design? I see no plausible reason for it except greed

      1. hmm, judging from your numerous comments in this article i suspect you and a meizu product had a bad history together hehehe. wawa ka naman

    1. Me neither as long as it’s 32/64/128 Gigs inside it, built-in storage offers SSD class speed compared to even the fastest sd card out in the market. 🙂

  3. Kung mkapagreklamo naman tong mga to, akala mo may pambili. Andaming hinahanap, pag binigay naman wla namang pambili. Im a proud and a happy Meizu MX4 user here. I got my mx4 thru lazada. 5 months ko ng ginagamit mx4 ko and i havnt experienced even a single problem with the phone…

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