Within its metal unibody case the Meizu MX5 hides an interesting camera specification. The 1/2.3-inch Sony IMX220 sensor is the same used in Sony's own Xperia Z2 and Z3 models and offers a pixel count of 20.7MP. It is combined with an F2.2 aperture and a 6-element lens that Meizu calls 'panoramic' which leads us to assume it is covering a fairly wide angle. The camera is also capable of recording 4K video and slow-motion video at 100 frames per second in 720p resolution. In very low light the dual-LED flash should come in handy, and at the front a 5MP sensor is coupled with a fast F2.0 aperture.
Images can be viewed and framed on a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display that comes with a 1080p resolution and is covered by protective Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The Android operating system and Meizu's own Flyme OS 4.5 are powered by a Mediatek's MT6795T octa-core chip clocked at 2.2GHz. 3GB of RAM are also on board and buyers can choose from 16, 32 or 64GB storage options. Unfortunately there is no microSD support.
The MX5 also offers an improved version of the mTouch fingerprint sensor that we first saw on the predecessor MX4. Juice is provided by a 3,150 mAh battery and the new mCharge technology allows you to charge the phone from zero to 25% in just 10 minutes.
|Front camera effective pixels||5 megapixels|
|Rear camera effective pixels||21 megapixels|
|Rear camera resolution||5248 x 3936|
|Rear camera aperture||2.2|
|Camera physical shutter release||No|
|Camera image stabilization||No|
|Video camera recording format||2160p, 30fps|
|Built in memory||3GB RAM, 16/32/64GB storage|
|Weight||149 g (5.26 oz)|
|Dimensions||150 x 75 x 8 mm (5.9 x 2.94 x 0.3″)|