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Meizu PRO 5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 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. Comments about the portability and battery are generally positive. 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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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 Views about the portability and battery are overall positive. The design and usability are also appreciated.

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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

May, 2018

Expert review by : Ian Morris (

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 (

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 : 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 : GSMArena team (

Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition hands-on: Meizu at MWC 2016


Last year Meizu and Canonical worked together to bring us the Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition. Recently the two companies gathered once again to introduce the Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition, and Ubuntu-treated flavor of the company's latest Pro 5 flagship.

Last year Meizu and Canonical worked together to bring us the

Feb, 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

Expert review by : Lanh Nguyen (

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

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:3000 / 3050
Browsing time (4G):7
Continuous audio playback time:48
Continuous video playback time:18

Call management

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


Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera resolution (numeric):16 / 5
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):21.16
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 21 / 21.16
Rear camera type:Dual camera / Single camera
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Second rear camera aperture number:2
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Self-timer: Yes
Smile detection: Yes
Time lapse mode:Y
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:720p, 1080p, 2160p




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


3D playback: Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):10000:1
Display brightness:350
Display diagonal:13.2 / 14.5
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:387 / 423
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:No / Y
Second display resolution:240 x 536
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


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


Internal RAM:3 / 4


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


Equalizer: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG
Video formats supported:3GP, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MOV, MPEG / 3GP,AVI,FLV,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPEG


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


2G standards:GSM
3G:Y / Yes
4G:Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE / TD-LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1 / 4.1 LE / 4.2
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / 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 / 15 - 55
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 70


Flight mode: Yes
Graphics adapter:Mali T760 MP2 / Mali-T880
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:Y / 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 / 8
Processor family:MEDIATEK / Samsung Exynos
Processor frequency:2.1 / 2.6
Processor Model:7 Octa 7420 / Helio P25


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:7.0 / Flyme


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
RAM capacity:4
USB mass storage: Yes


Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.3 / 7.5
Height :147.6 / 15.7 / 156.7
Weight:163 / 165 / 168
Width:7.8 / 70.7 / 78