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Meizu MX4

alaTest has collected and analyzed 144 reviews of Meizu MX4. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and usability. The design and screen also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the apps and reliability.

performance, screen, design, usability, portability

camera, battery, reliability, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Meizu MX4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Matt Hanson (techradar.com)

Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition review

 

Is this stylish Ubuntu phone ready for prime time? Not yet.

Nice design ; Good build quality ; Powerful specs ; Ubuntu Phone is different

Ubuntu Phone still buggy ; Lack of apps ; Apple inspired design, but still not Apple ; No MicroSD card

Ubuntu Phone certainly has potential, and the MX4 is a very nice phone, but it's not quite enough to get most people to ditch iOS or Android. Yet. Ubuntu Phone has plenty of potential, but at the moment most people will be frustrated with the...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Michael Sawh (trustedreviews.com)

Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition

 

After failing to raise the funds to launch its own Ubuntu phone on Indiegogo, Canonical delivered its Linux-based Ubuntu OS via the BQ Aquarius E4.5 handset earlier this year. But it had a big problem – the app selection was rubbish.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: James Archer (theinquirer.net)

Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition review

 

A good handset with a great screen and neat Scopes feature

Good hardware for the price, large, sharp screen, Scopes are a neat idea

Ubuntu Touch lacks essential apps, disappointing camera

As a handset, the MX4 Ubuntu Edition is the kind of bargain not seen since the OnePlus One. What other sub-£250 phone can offer an octa-core processor, decent 20.7MP camera, well over 24 hours of battery life and better performance in JavaScript...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: (v3.co.uk)

Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition review

 

The latest Ubuntu smartphone shows the OS has mobile potential, especially when combined with good hardware. Still, a meagre choice of apps make Android and iOS better choices for consumers and businesses alike.

Great value hardware, large and sharp display, Scopes are a fine alternative to individual apps

Very few essential apps, video devours battery, camera isn't as impressive as a 20.7MP model should be

Expert review by: Andy Boxall (digitaltrends.com)

Meizu MX4 review

 

The OS is quirky, the hardware gorgeous, and the camera takes super pictures. However, the limited app store attached to Ubuntu Mobile could make the MX4 frustrating to live with every day.

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Meizu MX4 review: Alternadroid

 

While Xiaomi's busy conquering the world with hardly leaving China, and the likes of Oppo and Huawei think globally, as they act locally, Meizu is somewhere in between. Some three years now and several generations of supercharged smartphones to match...

5.36" 1152 x 1920px IPS LCD display of 418ppi ; Heavily customized Flyme OS 4 on top of Android 4.4.2 ; Octa-core MediaTek MT6595 chipset, quad-core 2.2GHz Cortex-A17 & quad-core 1.7GHz Cortex-A7, 2GB of RAM ; 20.7 MP Sony sensor camera with two-tone...

Hard to find outside Asia ; No microSD card slot ; 64GB option hard to find ; Lower resolution front facing camera compared to some rivals

The Meizu MX4 makes a great first impression and has no trouble keeping it up. Its credentials are solid and there's little to really gripe about. The bezel-less display is impressive, the camera is very good, the build has improved over previous...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Meizu MX4 ( white)

 

Inside, however, the story is more troubling. Battery life and camera quality are disappointing and operating system is riddled with bugs. Also, while the MX4 comes with 4G LTE connectivity, it isn't compatible with networks in the US. It should,...

The Meizu MX4 has a beautiful design and interface, and an unusual 5:3 display. It also has 4G LTE support for most regions.

The bug-ridden operating system leaves much to be desired, and its poor camera performance and battery life are disappointing.

The Meizu MX4 may have the looks to stand toe-to-toe with the flagships -- as long as you like its squarish shape -- but its buggy software and poor performance mean you should steer clear for now.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Aloysius Low (cnet.com)

Meizu MX4 review

 

Unlike more established Chinese brands such as Xiaomi or OnePlus , you've probably never heard of Meizu. The Beijing-based company has been building smartphones for a while now, and the MX4 is the company's fourth device -- and quite a stand-out it it...

The Meizu MX4 has a beautiful design and interface, and an unusual 5:3 display. It also has 4G LTE support for most regions.

The bug-ridden operating system leaves much to be desired, and its poor camera performance and battery life are disappointing.

The Meizu MX4 may have the looks to stand toe-to-toe with the flagships -- as long as you like its squarish shape -- but its buggy software and poor performance mean you should steer clear for now.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Aloysius Low (cnet.com.au)

Meizu's beautiful MX4 shows promise, but is let down by buggy software (review)

 

Unlike more established Chinese brands such as Xiaomi or OnePlus, you've probably never heard of Meizu. The Beijing-based company has been building smartphones for a while now, and the MX4 is the company's fourth device -- and quite a stand-out it it...

The Meizu MX4 has a beautiful design and interface, and an unusual 5:3 display. It also has 4G LTE support for most regions

The bug-ridden operating system leaves much to be desired, and its poor camera performance and battery life are disappointing

The Meizu MX4 may have the looks to stand toe-to-toe with the flagships -- as long as you like its squarish shape -- but its buggy software and poor performance mean you should steer clear for now.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Chris P. (phonearena.com)

Meizu MX4 Review

 

The Meizu MX4 deserves its title of a flagship, featuring a metal body, packed with some of the latest hardware available on the market, including a large, 5.4-inch display, a speedy processor, and 20-megapixel camera...

Very sturdy and ergonomic design ; Bright display – great for use outdoors ; Low minimum brightness means comfortable viewing in your bed ; Snappy overall performance ; The 21MP camera is a great performer ; Great battery life

Limited availability outside of Meizu's online store; warranty-related repairs are carried out in Hong Kong ; The design of the rear is a bit stale ; The display is colder than optimal and gamma is sub-par ; The otherwise attractive interface has a few...

So there you have it – a worthy flagship device that can be had for the price of a much inferior upper-mid range phone from a brand like Sony, LG, or Samsung. That said, do keep in mind that the phone ships from Hong Kong, and all warranty-related...

Oct, 2014
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Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3100
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Main camera resolution (numeric):20.7
Night mode: Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):20.7
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:2
Video recording: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Gold / Grey / Silver
Form factor:Bar

Display

Contrast ratio (typical):1100:1
Display brightness:500
Display diagonal:13.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1152
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:2

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, APE, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MKA, MP3, OGG, WAV
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
Video formats supported:3GP, AVI, FLV, M2TS, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG, TS

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location: Yes

Networking

2G standards:GSM
3G: Yes
3G standards:WCDMA
4G: Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Proximity sensor: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port: Yes

Processor

Coprocessor: Yes
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A7
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.7
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A17
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:MEDIATEK
Processor frequency:2.2
Processor Model:MT6595

Software

Operating system installed:Android

Storage

Compatible memory cards: No
Internal RAM:2048
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.9
Height :14.4
Weight:147
Width:7.52