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Meizu PRO 5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 reviews of Meizu PRO 5. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and battery. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably.

performance, design, usability, battery, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Meizu PRO 5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Meizu PRO 5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Meizu PRO 5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the portability and battery are generally positive. The design and usability are also appreciated.

performance, usability, design, battery, portability

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Meizu Pro 5 64GB UK Version Sim-Free 4G Smartphone - Silver/BlackMeizu Pro 5 64GB UK Version Sim-Free 4G Smartphone - Silver/Black

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Ian Morris (techradar.com)

Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition review

 

Strong specs, but sub-par software

Beautiful design and build ; Large, vivid screen ; Nice ideas in interface

Slow performance ; Lack of decent apps ; Pointless - there's an Android version

The Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition has the look of a flagship, but a lack of apps and sluggish software makes it almost impossible to recommend to all but the biggest Linux fan, especially when there's an Android version.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Alastair Stevenson (trustedreviews.com)

Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition

 

The Meizu Pro 5 is the latest flagship smartphone to run on Canonical's Ubuntu operating system. Ubuntu is designed to work across all device types – including mobile, tablets, convertibles and desktops – using a common core code. This is similar to...

May, 2016

Expert review by: Lewis Painter (techadvisor.co.uk)

Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu edition review

 

While the majority of MWC 2016 is focused on Android-powered smartphones, Canonical wants to prove that Ubuntu is just as good as iOS or Android, and can work on a high-end smartphone. We went hands-on with the Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu edition at MWC 2016,...

While we're impressed with the spec and build of the Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu edition, we're not quite sold on the Ubuntu operating system - not just yet, anyway. We only had a limited time with the smartphone at MWC 2016 and with any new operating system,...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Victoria Ho (mashable.com)

The Meizu Pro 5 is close to perfect, except for one thing... [REVIEW]

 

The Meizu Pro 5 is one beautiful, high-end Android smartphone packed with advanced features, but the software leaves a lot to be desired.

Beautiful metal design ; Great, crisp screen ; Fast fingerprint sensor ; Large battery ; Great camera

Flyme OS is unintuitive ; Software not well-integrated with the Google ecosystem

The Meizu Pro 5 is a high-end phone packed with advanced features, but the company's home-grown Flyme OS holds it back from being great.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: JC Torres (slashgear.com)

Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition Review

 

Despite Nokia ex-CEO Stephen Elop's boasts, the smartphone market has indeed become a two-horse race between Android and iOS. Of course, just because those two have pretty much cornered the mobile market doesn't mean there is no room for others,...

If I were to grade the Meizu PRO 5 right here and now, I’d probably have to very unwillingly give it a barely passing mark, or even flunk it. It has actually decent specs and a sleek design, but most things go downhill from there, whether you judge the...

Jul, 2016

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

Meizu's Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition will be available for pre-order at MWC

 

Best known for its ability to make phones that look very much like Apple's iPhones, Chinese smartphone maker Meizu returns with yet another copycat in the form of the Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition. Unlike the Android-running Pro 5 though, this version is...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Luis D. (phonearena.com)

Meizu Pro 5 Review

 

This summer, Meizu launched the MX5 — an ambitious handset that made a wonderful first impression before revealing itself as a slick-looking bundle of compromises. Fast forward to November, and Meizu is already in for a re-match with the Pro 5. Put in...

Nice design for the price point ; Very good system performance ; Convincing daytime and indoor photography ; Satisfying battery life

Initial setup woes may confuse novice users ; Inaccurate display colors ; The fingerprint scanner is not always so smart ; Low-light photography is problematic

At a base price of $430 for the 32GB model (excluding shipping and import taxes), the Meizu Pro 5 delivers a lot of smartphone for the money. This is a competent phablet that's built around exacting design, a no-compromise spec sheet, and delightful...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Digit Mobile Phones (digit.in)

Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition

 

Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition Smartphone was launched in February 2016, comes with a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED multi touch with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels at a pixel density of 387 pixels per inch. The screen is also protected by a Corning Gorilla...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Lanh Nguyen (androidauthority.com)

Meizu Pro 5 review

 

Does this Pro iteration bring more to the table than just a larger size? We find out, in this in-depth Meizu Pro 5 review!

Unibody metal design ; Expandable storage via microSD card ; Dual-SIM capabilities ; Large, vibrant display ; USB Type-C ; Long lasting battery ; Fast charging ; Fluid performance ; Hi-Fi audio

Lackluster camera ; Weak speaker ; Limited LTE band support

With its full metal unibody construction, beautiful display, solid battery life, aggressive pricing, and processing package that is arguably the best right now, the Meizu Pro 5 is a fantastic flagship offering that should certainly not be overlooked.

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: (gadgets.ndtv.com)

Meizu Pro 5 First Impressions

 

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3050
Browsing time (4G):7
Continuous audio playback time:48
Continuous video playback time:18

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):21.16
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera resolution (numeric):21 / 21.16
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Self-timer: Yes
Smile detection: Yes
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720p, 1080p, 2160p

Design

Colour of product:Black, Silver / Gold / Grey / Silver, White
Fingerprint Reader: Yes
Form factor:Bar

Display

3D playback: Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):10000:1
Display brightness:350
Display diagonal:14.5
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:AMOLED
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:387
Screen shape:Flat
Second display: No
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:3 / 4

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, APE, FLAC, MIDI, MKA, OGG
Equalizer: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
Video formats supported:3GP, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MOV, MPEG

Navigation

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

Networking

2G standards:GSM
3G: Yes
3G standards:HSPA, TD-SCDMA, WCDMA / TD-SCDMA, WCDMA
4G: Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1 / 4.1 LE
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 5000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):-15 - 55
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 70

Performance

Flight mode: Yes
Graphics adapter:Mali T760 MP2
Microphone mute: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port: Yes

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Coprocessor: Yes
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53 / ARM Cortex-A57
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.5
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Samsung Exynos
Processor frequency:2.1
Processor Model:7 Octa 7420

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:Flyme

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:3 / 4 / 4096
Internal RAM type:LPDDR4
Internal storage capacity:32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:128 / 256
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.5
Height :15.7 / 156.7
Weight:165 / 168
Width:7.8 / 78