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Meizu PRO 5

Meizu PRO 5
alaScore 92

93 reviews

Oct, 2016

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 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the portability and battery are on the whole positive. The usability and design also get good opinions.

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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Meizu PRO 5 from 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 People really like the portability and battery. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably.

performance, usability, design, battery, portability

86% of the reviews on 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, 2016

Expert review by: (

Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition review


Strong specs, but sub-par software

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 (

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 (

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 (

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: Роман Белых (

Обзор смартфона Meizu Pro 5


Металлический фаблет компании Meizu, который призван покорить сердца меломанов

Еще раз хочется повторить, что Meizu Pro 5 только начинает продаваться на родном рынке по цене от 2 799 юаней. У нас цена и дата пока неизвестны. Думаю, что стоит рассчитывать на стоимость от 37 000 рублей и на начало продаж в середине ноября.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Артем Лутфуллин (

Meizu Pro 5. Первый взгляд


Обновленный дизайн с фронтальной панелью 2.5D, смесь характеристик Meizu MX4 Pro и MX5, ощутимые габариты, SuperAMOLED-экран, поддержка карты памяти, акцент на качественном звуке и многое другое – чем удивляет новый флагман компании Meizu?

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: JC Torres (

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 (

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. (

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 (

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

Product Specifications


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


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


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


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


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


Internal RAM:3 / 4


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


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


Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes


2G standards:GSM
3G: Yes
4G: Yes
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


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
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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


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


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:Flyme


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


Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

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