Meizu MX4 Hands On: A Superphone That Doesn’t Break the Bank

Meizu MX4

Synthetic benchmark scores are hardly the most accurate measure of a smartphone’s real world performance, but when one of them scores more than 50,000 points on Antutu, people are going to take notice. That’s just what the Meizu MX4 did at a mini launch event the other day courtesy of Novo7 Tech where media representatives were able to spend some hands on time with the budget-minded superphone.

Antutu Score

Of course, benchmarks are just one aspect of a smartphone that people look at. What about the display? The Meizu MX4 sports an unusually sized 5.36 inch Full HD IPS display with a weird resolution of 1152 x 1920. It’s still Full HD, although the aspect ratio is a little wider (in portrait orientation) than the typical 1080 x 1920 Full HD screen.

Right Side 2

While the screen is a little wider, the bezels are pretty minimal, allowing you to wrap your hand around the phone quite comfortably. Also, the viewing angle is rather impressive as seen in the picture above.


As for navigation and software, the Meizu MX4 runs Android KitKat 4.4.2 with their custom UI layer called Flyme OS running on top. Navigating through the UI still resembles Android, although Flyme OS has a mind of its own. It’s hard to form any impressions right now. Perhaps we’ll have better luck at Novo7 Tech’s Meizu MX4 event on November 20.

Left Side

As for the build quality, the Meizu MX4 is incredibly lightweight. I’ve had friends who’ve said it feels about as light as an O+ Air.


Unfortunately, that also means it hardly feels premium. Still, I’d rather go with a lightweight phone at this size than one that feels premium but weighs heavily in the hand and pocket.


Hopefully, I’ll be able to get my hands on a review unit like this lady here so I can do a full review of the Meizu MX4. I’ll keep my fingers crossed 🙂

Meizu MX4 Specs

  • 5.36″ Full HD IPS display (1152 x 1920 resolution, 418ppi)
  • 2.2GHz MediaTek MT6595 octa-core processor (2.2GHz quad core Cortex-A17 + 1.7GHz quad core Cortex-A7)
  • Android 4.4.2 KitKat with Flyme OS UI layer
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB or 32GB internal storage options
  • 20.7mp rear-facing autofocus camera with Sony-made sensor and two-tone LED flash
  • 2mp front camera
  • 3.75G/HSPA+ connectivity
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS with A-GPS
  • 3,100mAh battery

Images courtesy of my buddy, Rainier Jacinto 🙂

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