The Pro 5 is the first model in Meizu's new premium level 'Pro' line and it shows in all areas including the camera. Images are captured on Sony's 1/2.4-inch IMX230 21MP sensor, the same as in Motorola's new Moto X Style. The sensor comes with on-chip phase detection but additionally the autofocus is assisted by laser like we've seen on recent LG devices. The camera features a dual-LED flash and is capable of recording 4K video. A 5MP Omnivision sensor does its job at the front.
Designwise the Pro 5 is pretty close to the MX5 but there are some subtle differences. At 5.7-inch the 1080p AMOLED display is a little larger than the MX5's 5.5-inch variant and is covered with 2.5D curved glass, giving it a more elegant appearance. A physical button below the screen acts as home button and fingerprint reader and the 3050mAh battery features Meizu's own mCharge fast charging system. The USB Type-C connector has a reversible design.
Android 5.1 and Meizu's Flyme 5 OS are powered by a Samsung Exynos 7420 octa-core chipset and buyers will be able to choose between a version with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage or a more beefy model with 4GB LPDDR4 RAM and 64GB storage. Many mobile photographers will also appreciate the microSD expansion slot.
|OS Version||5.1 with Flyme 5 OS|
|Front camera effective pixels||5 megapixels|
|Rear camera effective pixels||21 megapixels|
|Rear camera resolution||5248 x 3936|
|Camera physical shutter release||No|
|Camera image stabilization||No|
|Video camera recording format||2160p, 30fps|
|Built in memory||3GB RAM/32GB storage or 4Gb RAM/64GB storage|
|Weight||168 g (5.93 oz)|
|Dimensions||157 x 78 x 8 mm (6.17 x 3.07 x 0.3″)|