Experience with Meizu MX2

House for in Kagarama

We examined the Meizu MX2 smartphone in great detail in Artyom's detailed review and even compared it with a competitor in the Chinese market Xiaomi Mi-Two, so in this text I will pay attention to some important details of the MX2.

My acquaintance with Meizu began with the purchase of a music player, which was sold in Russia already branded by Ritmix, and the player itself was referred to as RF-7400. The sound of the baby was so amazing that I used the player until the batteries "died" - their life cycle just came to an end. Later I tried to find it on sale even among used devices, but, alas, either the model was unpopular, or it was released in a limited edition, in general, the search was in vain. In the future, I bought inexpensive players, but they also did not reach the Meizu Music Card (original name MP3) in terms of sound quality.

Soon, several models of Meizu cell phones appeared on the Russian market - MX8, MX9. However, they passed me by, because two or three years ago all Chinese devices were perceived with hostility: they say, nothing good comes out anyway, it’s better to overpay and take Samsung, LG or super popular models from HTC at that time.

I bought the first smartphone from Meizu quite by accident. Last year, a friend of mine got an MX 4-core (either he ordered it from China, or they brought it to him - it doesn’t matter). Considering that he practically did not understand smartphones (before that he had a Nokia 5800 and he mostly sat in VK and played old toys), I decided to make a small barter: he gave me MX, I gave him an android tablet and a phone on the same OS (like Sony Ericsson Play). Naturally, you ask me, what is the point of such an exchange? Probably, he was guided by a purely “sporting” interest: I wanted to get an original smartphone and study it.

The gadget turned out to be of high quality, fast and quite productive at that time. I quickly got used to some shell features, I liked the camera and the good screen quality. I used it for about six months as the main one.

After close contact with the MX 4-core, the MX2 device aroused even more interest, so about a month after the end of its presentation, I asked Meizu representatives in Russia for a more detailed review of the novelty. For some time I have been actively sharing my impressions with subscribers on Twitter, but now I decided to describe the operating experience.

Design, quality of materials and controls

Every time someone says that this device is a copy of the iPhone, I get jittery, because now almost all smartphones look like, if not products from Apple, then devices from Samsung or HTC. From the front, maybe there are similarities with i4S or i5, but from the back - two different worlds.

In general, the design of the MX2 is quite attractive: the dark front part almost merges with the screen, the earpiece is very neatly installed on top, a thin plastic insert runs along the edge, protecting the display from mechanical damage when the phone is placed face down. There is a noticeable metal frame around the perimeter, the back panel is glossy, white.

The dimensions of the Meizu MX2 are more than compact when compared with modern flagship devices - 125x65x10 mm. However, the width of the device could be a little less, although it is not strongly felt due to the fact that it is only about 7 millimeters closer to the edges of the case. Given the metal base, the weight of the phone (142 grams) can be considered quite adequate, since the previous model weighed only 4 grams less, but there the body was exclusively plastic.

In the process of using the MX2, I deliberately treated the phone as casually as possible in order to honestly describe the result of the behavior of the materials in the future. It's nice that the protective glass showed its best side, because for almost three months I carried Meizu in my jeans pockets along with other phones, in a backpack with keys and other things, put the device face down on different types of surfaces. As a result, one long micro-scratch appeared on the screen, which is noticeable only if you look closely at the display at a certain angle.

Scratches have also appeared on the rear panel, but they are barely noticeable against the background of glossy white plastic.

There is a small, gray-painted plastic partition on the top end, the purpose of which is not entirely clear to me. Over time, the paint on it is a little worn.

Due to the frequent changes of SIM cards and, as a result, the removal of the back cover from the case, I slightly broke the socket where its holder is located. In addition, a small gap formed in this place (it was necessary not only to put pressure on the holder pin, but also to push the socket and case apart relative to each other). Despite all this disgrace, the case did not play or creak.

The MX2 smartphone fell several times on the tiled floor from a distance of 30-40 cm. By a lucky chance, all the impact force fell on the metal edging each time. By the way, I often not only talked on the phone in the rain, but also used the menu. And although the gadget is not officially waterproof, it never glitched or hung when it got dripped.

It is worth mentioning separately that Meizu MX2 assemblies may be different. For example, I had two samples: the first one has smooth edges, and the second one has a slightly protruding metal edging, so by running your fingers along the edges of the case, you will feel whether it scratches the skin or not.

There are no particular complaints about the controls, however, the volume button could be a little wider and slightly convex, since during a conversation you grope for it not always quickly.

The glowing round touch button is a cool feature! During the skipping of various events, it smoothly lights up and goes out. The brightness is enough to notice the glow even on the street. To activate the backlight, it is not necessary to press the power button: two "taps" on the "round" - and the screen lights up. And if the screen needs to be locked, long press this button and release it. The "Back" function, called by swiping up from the round touch button, was practically not used: only to exit the application in full screen mode.

Usually, when they talk about smartphones, they forget that their main job is making calls or writing messages, and only then music, video, photos, the Internet, and so on. Often describing the above, they do not talk about the quality and volume of the speech speaker.

The Meizu MX2 speech speaker has a slightly above average volume, the interlocutor is heard clearly and legibly, the tone is pleasant: mostly mid and high frequencies are heard. At maximum volume, it does not wheeze or rattle.

Recently, you can not write about proximity and lighting sensors, since they work correctly in almost all devices. The first responds very quickly, and during the operation of the device, false shutdowns of the screen lock at the time of the call were not noticed. The second sensor smoothly adjusts the brightness level of the backlight. There are no complaints about him either.

Overall, Meizu MX2 has a pretty good design, quality materials and good build quality.

Meizu MX2 and Meizu MX

Meizu MX2 and iPhone 4S

Meizu MX2 and Samsung Galaxy S3

Display

Last year, Meizu did not follow the lead of other vendors who presented the maximum number of new products with giant diagonals. The MX has a diagonal of only 4 inches, while the MX2 has 4.4 inches. It seems to me that for most smartphone users, 4.4 - 4.5 inches is the best size: a lot of information is placed on the screen, but at the same time you do not need to reach the edges of the screen with your fingers.

Since I used an iPhone 4S for a long time, the MX2 with 4.4" turned out to be the ideal Android smartphone. At some point, I switched to the Galaxy S III, and then to the Galaxy Note II, but eventually left it as a portable media player.

The manufacturer has reduced the distance between the screen and the edges of the case. It began to look stylish and unusual, but in my case this affected the usability of the touch screen: it often happens that when you control interface elements with your right or left thumb, you accidentally touch the edge of the screen with your palm, thereby blocking the action. For example, the most common one: when you call the menu with the "Turn off" and "Restart" buttons, you touch the screen with your palm when you need to reach "Mute" or "Turn on vibro", and the menu disappears.

Naturally, it all depends on the "straightforwardness" and the specifics of managing the phone.

The Meizu MX matrix is ​​made by Sharp. It is still not known exactly what the technology is called: either IGZO or Sharp New Mode 2. The most important thing you need to remember is that the quality of the MX2 matrix is ​​\u200b\u200bone of the best today, inferior (slightly) except perhaps to Super-LCD3 on HTC Buttefly and One. The color reproduction of the Meizu screen is as natural as possible, the viewing angles are great, and even when the display is tilted there is not the slightest color distortion.

The brightness is high. Adjustable over a wide range. Under direct sunlight, the screen fades a little, but readability remains at 100%.

Comparison of screens of HTC Butterfly (left), LG Optimus G, Samsung Galaxy S3 and Meizu MX2 (right):

Experience with Meizu MX2

House for in Kagarama

We examined the Meizu MX2 smartphone in great detail in Artyom's detailed review and even compared it with a competitor in the Chinese market Xiaomi Mi-Two, so in this text I will pay attention to some important details of the MX2.

My acquaintance with Meizu began with the purchase of a music player, which was sold in Russia already branded by Ritmix, and the player itself was referred to as RF-7400. The sound of the baby was so amazing that I used the player until the batteries "died" - their life cycle just came to an end. Later I tried to find it on sale even among used devices, but, alas, either the model was unpopular, or it was released in a limited edition, in general, the search was in vain. In the future, I bought inexpensive players, but they also did not reach the Meizu Music Card (original name MP3) in terms of sound quality.

Soon, several models of Meizu cell phones appeared on the Russian market - MX8, MX9. However, they passed me by, because two or three years ago all Chinese devices were perceived with hostility: they say, nothing good comes out anyway, it’s better to overpay and take Samsung, LG or at that time super popular models from HTC.

I bought the first smartphone from Meizu quite by accident. Last year, a friend of mine got an MX 4-core (either he ordered it from China, or they brought it to him - it doesn’t matter). Considering that he practically did not understand smartphones (before that he had a Nokia 5800 and he mostly sat in VK and played old toys), I decided to make a small barter: he gave me MX, I gave him an android tablet and a phone on the same OS (like Sony Ericsson Play). Naturally, you ask me, what is the point of such an exchange? Probably, he was guided by a purely “sporting” interest: I wanted to get an original smartphone and study it.

The gadget turned out to be of high quality, fast and quite productive at that time. I quickly got used to some shell features, I liked the camera and the good screen quality. I used it for about six months as the main one.

After close contact with the MX 4-core, the MX2 device aroused even more interest, so about a month after the end of its presentation, I asked Meizu representatives in Russia for a more detailed review of the novelty. For some time I have been actively sharing my impressions with subscribers on Twitter, but now I decided to describe the operating experience.

Design, quality of materials and controls

Every time someone says that this device is a copy of the iPhone, I get jittery, because now almost all smartphones look like, if not products from Apple, then devices from Samsung or HTC. From the front, maybe there are similarities with i4S or i5, but from the back - two different worlds.

In general, the design of the MX2 is quite attractive: the dark front part almost merges with the screen, the earpiece is very neatly installed on top, a thin plastic insert runs along the edge, protecting the display from mechanical damage when the phone is placed face down. There is a noticeable metal frame around the perimeter, the back panel is glossy, white.

The dimensions of the Meizu MX2 are more than compact when compared with modern flagship devices - 125x65x10 mm. However, the width of the device could be a little less, although it is not strongly felt due to the fact that it is only about 7 millimeters closer to the edges of the case. Given the metal base, the weight of the phone (142 grams) can be considered quite adequate, since the previous model weighed only 4 grams less, but there the body was exclusively plastic.

In the process of using the MX2, I deliberately treated the phone as casually as possible in order to honestly describe the result of the behavior of the materials in the future. It's nice that the protective glass showed its best side, because for almost three months I carried Meizu in my jeans pockets along with other phones, in a backpack with keys and other things, put the device face down on different types of surfaces. As a result, one long micro-scratch appeared on the screen, which is noticeable only if you look closely at the display at a certain angle.

Scratches have also appeared on the rear panel, but they are barely noticeable against the background of glossy white plastic.

At the top end there is a small, gray-colored plastic partition, the purpose of which is not entirely clear to me. Over time, the paint on it is a little worn.

Due to the frequent changes of SIM cards and, as a result, the removal of the back cover from the case, I slightly broke the socket where its holder is located. In addition, a small gap formed in this place (it was necessary not only to put pressure on the holder pin, but also to push the socket and case apart relative to each other). Despite all this disgrace, the case did not play or creak.

The MX2 smartphone fell several times on the tiled floor from a distance of 30-40 cm. By a lucky chance, all the impact force fell on the metal edging each time. By the way, I often not only talked on the phone in the rain, but also used the menu. And although the gadget is not officially waterproof, it never glitched or hung when it got dripped.

It is worth mentioning separately that Meizu MX2 assemblies may be different. For example, I had two samples: the first one has smooth edges, and the second one has a slightly protruding metal edging, so by running your fingers along the edges of the case, you will feel whether it scratches the skin or not.

There are no particular complaints about the controls, however, the volume button could be a little wider and slightly convex, since during a conversation you grope for it not always quickly.

A glowing round touch button is a cool feature! During the skipping of various events, it smoothly lights up and goes out. The brightness is enough to notice the glow even on the street. To activate the backlight, it is not necessary to press the power button: two "taps" on the "round" - and the screen lights up. And if the screen needs to be locked, long press this button and release it. The "Back" function, called by swiping up from the round touch button, was practically not used: only to exit the application in full screen mode.

Usually, when they talk about smartphones, they forget that their main job is making calls or writing messages, and only then music, video, photos, the Internet, and so on. Often describing the above, they do not talk about the quality and volume of the speech speaker.

The Meizu MX2 speech speaker has a slightly above average volume, the interlocutor is heard clearly and legibly, the tone is pleasant: mostly mid and high frequencies are heard. At maximum volume, it does not wheeze or rattle.

Recently, you can not write about proximity and lighting sensors, since they work correctly in almost all devices. The first responds very quickly, and during the operation of the device, false shutdowns of the screen lock at the time of the call were not noticed. The second sensor smoothly adjusts the brightness level of the backlight. There are no complaints about him either.

В общем и целом, Meizu MX2 имеет довольно неплохой дизайн, качественные материалы и хорошую сборку.

Meizu MX2 и Meizu MX

Meizu MX2 и iPhone 4S

Meizu MX2 и Samsung Galaxy S3

Дисплей

В прошлом году компания Meizu не стала идти на поводу у других вендоров, представивших максимальное число новинок с гигантскими диагоналями. У MX диагональ всего 4 дюйма, у MX2 – 4.4 дюйма. Как мне кажется, для большей части пользователей смартфонов именно 4.4 – 4.5 дюйма – лучший размер: на экране помещается достаточно много информации, но при этом вам не нужно дотягиваться пальцами до краев экрана.

Since I used an iPhone 4S for a long time, the MX2 with 4.4" turned out to be the ideal Android smartphone. At some point, I switched to the Galaxy S III, and then to the Galaxy Note II, but eventually left it as a portable media player.

The manufacturer has reduced the distance between the screen and the edges of the case. It began to look stylish and unusual, but in my case this affected the usability of the touch screen: it often happens that when you control interface elements with your right or left thumb, you accidentally touch the edge of the screen with your palm, thereby blocking the action. For example, the most common one: when you call the menu with the "Turn off" and "Restart" buttons, you touch the screen with your palm when you need to reach "Mute" or "Turn on vibro", and the menu disappears.

Naturally, it all depends on the "straightforwardness" and the specifics of managing the phone.

The Meizu MX matrix is ​​made by Sharp. It is still not known exactly what the technology is called: either IGZO or Sharp New Mode 2. The most important thing you need to remember is that the quality of the MX2 matrix is ​​\u200b\u200bone of the best today, inferior (slightly) except perhaps to Super-LCD3 on HTC Buttefly and One. The color reproduction of the Meizu screen is as natural as possible, the viewing angles are great, and even when the display is tilted there is not the slightest color distortion.

The brightness is high. Adjustable over a wide range. Under direct sunlight, the screen fades a little, but readability remains at 100%.

Comparison of screens of HTC Butterfly (left), LG Optimus G, Samsung Galaxy S3 and Meizu MX2 (right):

Experience with Meizu MX2

House for in Kagarama

We examined the Meizu MX2 smartphone in great detail in Artyom's detailed review and even compared it with a competitor in the Chinese market Xiaomi Mi-Two, so in this text I will pay attention to some important details of the MX2.

My acquaintance with Meizu began with the purchase of a music player, which was sold in Russia already branded by Ritmix, and the player itself was referred to as RF-7400. The sound of the baby was so amazing that I used the player until the batteries "died" - their life cycle just came to an end. Later I tried to find it on sale even among used devices, but, alas, either the model was unpopular, or it was released in a limited edition, in general, the search was in vain. In the future, I bought inexpensive players, but they also did not reach the Meizu Music Card (original name MP3) in terms of sound quality.

Soon, several models of Meizu cell phones appeared on the Russian market - MX8, MX9. However, they passed me by, because two or three years ago all Chinese devices were perceived with hostility: they say, nothing good comes out anyway, it’s better to overpay and take Samsung, LG or at that time super popular models from HTC.

I bought the first smartphone from Meizu quite by accident. Last year, a friend of mine got an MX 4-core (either he ordered it from China, or they brought it to him - it doesn’t matter). Considering that he practically did not understand smartphones (before that he had a Nokia 5800 and he mostly sat in VK and played old toys), I decided to make a small barter: he gave me MX, I gave him an android tablet and a phone on the same OS (like Sony Ericsson Play). Naturally, you ask me, what is the point of such an exchange? Probably, he was guided by a purely “sporting” interest: I wanted to get an original smartphone and study it.

The gadget turned out to be of high quality, fast and quite productive at that time. I quickly got used to some shell features, I liked the camera and the good screen quality. I used it for about six months as the main one.

After close contact with the MX 4-core, the MX2 device aroused even more interest, so about a month after the end of its presentation, I asked Meizu representatives in Russia for a more detailed review of the novelty. For some time I have been actively sharing my impressions with subscribers on Twitter, but now I decided to describe the operating experience.

Design, material quality and controls

Every time someone says that this device is a copy of the iPhone, I get jittery, because now almost all smartphones look like, if not products from Apple, then devices from Samsung or HTC. From the front, maybe there are similarities with i4S or i5, but from the back - two different worlds.

In general, the design of the MX2 is quite attractive: the dark front part almost merges with the screen, the earpiece is very neatly installed on top, a thin plastic insert runs along the edge, protecting the display from mechanical damage when the phone is placed face down. There is a noticeable metal frame around the perimeter, the back panel is glossy, white.

The dimensions of the Meizu MX2 are more than compact when compared with modern flagship devices - 125x65x10 mm. However, the width of the device could be a little less, although it is not strongly felt due to the fact that it is only about 7 millimeters closer to the edges of the case. Given the metal base, the weight of the phone (142 grams) can be considered quite adequate, since the previous model weighed only 4 grams less, but there the body was exclusively plastic.

In the process of using the MX2, I deliberately treated the phone as casually as possible in order to honestly describe the result of the behavior of the materials in the future. It's nice that the protective glass showed its best side, because for almost three months I carried Meizu in my jeans pockets along with other phones, in a backpack with keys and other things, put the device face down on different types of surfaces. As a result, one long micro-scratch appeared on the screen, which is noticeable only if you look closely at the display at a certain angle.

Scratches have also appeared on the rear panel, but they are barely noticeable against the background of glossy white plastic.

At the top end there is a small, gray-colored plastic partition, the purpose of which is not entirely clear to me. Over time, the paint on it is a little worn.

Due to the frequent changes of SIM cards and, as a result, the removal of the back cover from the case, I slightly broke the socket where its holder is located. In addition, a small gap formed in this place (it was necessary not only to put pressure on the holder pin, but also to push the socket and case apart relative to each other). Despite all this disgrace, the case did not play or creak.

The MX2 smartphone fell several times on the tiled floor from a distance of 30-40 cm. By a lucky chance, all the impact force fell on the metal edging each time. By the way, I often not only talked on the phone in the rain, but also used the menu. And although the gadget is not officially waterproof, it never glitched or hung when it got dripped.

It is worth mentioning separately that Meizu MX2 assemblies may be different. For example, I had two samples: the first one has smooth edges, and the second one has a slightly protruding metal edging, so by running your fingers along the edges of the case, you will feel whether it scratches the skin or not.

There are no particular complaints about the controls, however, the volume button could be a little wider and slightly convex, since during a conversation you grope for it not always quickly.

A glowing round touch button is a cool feature! During the skipping of various events, it smoothly lights up and goes out. The brightness is enough to notice the glow even on the street. To activate the backlight, it is not necessary to press the power button: two "taps" on the "round" - and the screen lights up. And if the screen needs to be locked, long press this button and release it. The "Back" function, called by swiping up from the round touch button, was practically not used: only to exit the application in full screen mode.

Usually, when they talk about smartphones, they forget that their main job is making calls or writing messages, and only then music, video, photos, the Internet, and so on. Often describing the above, they do not talk about the quality and volume of the speech speaker.

The Meizu MX2 speech speaker has a slightly above average volume, the interlocutor is heard clearly and legibly, the tone is pleasant: mostly mid and high frequencies are heard. At maximum volume, it does not wheeze or rattle.

Recently, you can not write about proximity and lighting sensors, since they work correctly in almost all devices. The first responds very quickly, and during the operation of the device, false shutdowns of the screen lock at the time of the call were not noticed. The second sensor smoothly adjusts the brightness level of the backlight. There are no complaints about him either.

В общем и целом, Meizu MX2 имеет довольно неплохой дизайн, качественные материалы и хорошую сборку.

Meizu MX2 и Meizu MX

Meizu MX2 и iPhone 4S

Meizu MX2 и Samsung Galaxy S3

Дисплей

В прошлом году компания Meizu не стала идти на поводу у других вендоров, представивших максимальное число новинок с гигантскими диагоналями. У MX диагональ всего 4 дюйма, у MX2 – 4.4 дюйма. Как мне кажется, для большей части пользователей смартфонов именно 4.4 – 4.5 дюйма – лучший размер: на экране помещается достаточно много информации, но при этом вам не нужно дотягиваться пальцами до краев экрана.

Since I used an iPhone 4S for a long time, the MX2 with 4.4" turned out to be the ideal Android smartphone. At some point, I switched to the Galaxy S III, and then to the Galaxy Note II, but eventually left it as a portable media player.

The manufacturer has reduced the distance between the screen and the edges of the case. It began to look stylish and unusual, but in my case this affected the usability of the touch screen: it often happens that when you control interface elements with your right or left thumb, you accidentally touch the edge of the screen with your palm, thereby blocking the action. For example, the most common one: when you call the menu with the "Turn off" and "Restart" buttons, you touch the screen with your palm when you need to reach "Mute" or "Turn on vibro", and the menu disappears.

Naturally, it all depends on the "straightforwardness" and the specifics of managing the phone.

The Meizu MX matrix is ​​made by Sharp. It is still not known exactly what the technology is called: either IGZO or Sharp New Mode 2. The most important thing you need to remember is that the quality of the MX2 matrix is ​​\u200b\u200bone of the best today, inferior (slightly) except perhaps to Super-LCD3 on HTC Buttefly and One. The color reproduction of the Meizu screen is as natural as possible, the viewing angles are great, and even when the display is tilted there is not the slightest color distortion.

The brightness is high. Adjustable over a wide range. Under direct sunlight, the screen fades a little, but readability remains at 100%.

Comparison of screens of HTC Butterfly (left), LG Optimus G, Samsung Galaxy S3 and Meizu MX2 (right):

Experience with Meizu MX2

House for in Kagarama House in Kagarama

We examined the Meizu MX2 smartphone in great detail in Artyom's detailed review and even compared it with a competitor in the Chinese market Xiaomi Mi-Two, so in this text I will pay attention to some important details of the MX2.

My acquaintance with Meizu began with the purchase of a music player, which was sold in Russia already branded by Ritmix, and the player itself was referred to as RF-7400. The sound of the baby was so amazing that I used the player until the batteries "died" - their life cycle just came to an end. Later I tried to find it on sale even among used devices, but, alas, either the model was unpopular, or it was released in a limited edition, in general, the search was in vain. In the future, I bought inexpensive players, but they also did not reach the Meizu Music Card (original name MP3) in terms of sound quality.

Soon, several models of Meizu cell phones appeared on the Russian market - MX8, MX9. However, they passed me by, because two or three years ago all Chinese devices were perceived with hostility: they say, nothing good comes out anyway, it’s better to overpay and take Samsung, LG or at that time super popular models from HTC.

I bought the first smartphone from Meizu quite by accident. Last year, a friend of mine got an MX 4-core (either he ordered it from China, or they brought it to him - it doesn’t matter). Considering that he practically did not understand smartphones (before that he had a Nokia 5800 and he mostly sat in VK and played old toys), I decided to make a small barter: he gave me MX, I gave him an android tablet and a phone on the same OS (like Sony Ericsson Play). Naturally, you ask me, what is the point of such an exchange? Probably, he was guided by a purely “sporting” interest: I wanted to get an original smartphone and study it.

The gadget turned out to be of high quality, fast and quite productive at that time. I quickly got used to some shell features, I liked the camera and the good screen quality. I used it for about six months as the main one.

After close contact with the MX 4-core, the MX2 device aroused even more interest, so about a month after the end of its presentation, I asked Meizu representatives in Russia for a more detailed review of the novelty. For some time I have been actively sharing my impressions with subscribers on Twitter, but now I decided to describe the operating experience.

Design, quality of materials and controls

Every time someone says that this device is a copy of the iPhone, I get jittery, because now almost all smartphones look like, if not products from Apple, then devices from Samsung or HTC. From the front, maybe there are similarities with i4S or i5, but from the back - two different worlds.

In general, the design of the MX2 is quite attractive: the dark front part almost merges with the screen, the earpiece is very neatly installed on top, a thin plastic insert runs along the edge, protecting the display from mechanical damage when the phone is placed face down. There is a noticeable metal frame around the perimeter, the back panel is glossy, white.

The dimensions of the Meizu MX2 are more than compact when compared with modern flagship devices - 125x65x10 mm. However, the width of the device could be a little less, although it is not strongly felt due to the fact that it is only about 7 millimeters closer to the edges of the case. Given the metal base, the weight of the phone (142 grams) can be considered quite adequate, since the previous model weighed only 4 grams less, but there the body was exclusively plastic.

In the process of using the MX2, I deliberately treated the phone as casually as possible in order to honestly describe the result of the behavior of the materials in the future. It's nice that the protective glass showed its best side, because for almost three months I carried Meizu in my jeans pockets along with other phones, in a backpack with keys and other things, put the device face down on different types of surfaces. As a result, one long micro-scratch appeared on the screen, which is noticeable only if you look closely at the display at a certain angle.

Scratches have also appeared on the rear panel, but they are barely noticeable against the background of glossy white plastic.

There is a small, gray-painted plastic partition on the top end, the purpose of which is not entirely clear to me. Over time, the paint on it is a little worn.

Due to the frequent changes of SIM cards and, as a result, the removal of the back cover from the case, I slightly broke the socket where its holder is located. In addition, a small gap formed in this place (it was necessary not only to put pressure on the holder pin, but also to push the socket and case apart relative to each other). Despite all this disgrace, the case did not play or creak.

The MX2 smartphone fell several times on the tiled floor from a distance of 30-40 cm. By a lucky chance, all the impact force fell on the metal edging each time. By the way, I often not only talked on the phone in the rain, but also used the menu. And although the gadget is not officially waterproof, it never glitched or hung when it got dripped.

It is worth mentioning separately that Meizu MX2 assemblies may be different. For example, I had two samples: the first one has smooth edges, and the second one has a slightly protruding metal edging, so by running your fingers along the edges of the case, you will feel whether it scratches the skin or not.

There are no particular complaints about the controls, however, the volume button could be a little wider and slightly convex, since during a conversation you grope for it not always quickly.

The glowing round touch button is a cool feature! During the skipping of various events, it smoothly lights up and goes out. The brightness is enough to notice the glow even on the street. To activate the backlight, it is not necessary to press the power button: two "taps" on the "round" - and the screen lights up. And if the screen needs to be locked, long press this button and release it. The "Back" function, called by swiping up from the round touch button, was practically not used: only to exit the application in full screen mode.

Usually, when they talk about smartphones, they forget that their main job is making calls or writing messages, and only then music, video, photos, the Internet, and so on. Often describing the above, they do not talk about the quality and volume of the speech speaker.

The Meizu MX2 speech speaker has a slightly above average volume, the interlocutor is heard clearly and legibly, the tone is pleasant: mostly mid and high frequencies are heard. At maximum volume, it does not wheeze or rattle.

Recently, you can not write about proximity and lighting sensors, since they work correctly in almost all devices. The first responds very quickly, and during the operation of the device, false shutdowns of the screen lock at the time of the call were not noticed. The second sensor smoothly adjusts the brightness level of the backlight. There are no complaints about him either.

Overall, Meizu MX2 has a pretty good design, quality materials and good build quality.

Meizu MX2 and Meizu MX

Meizu MX2 and iPhone 4S

Meizu MX2 and Samsung Galaxy S3

Display

Last year, Meizu did not follow the lead of other vendors who presented the maximum number of new products with giant diagonals. The MX has a diagonal of only 4 inches, while the MX2 has 4.4 inches. It seems to me that for most smartphone users, 4.4 - 4.5 inches is the best size: a lot of information is placed on the screen, but at the same time you do not need to reach the edges of the screen with your fingers.

Since I used an iPhone 4S for a long time, the MX2 with 4.4" turned out to be the ideal Android smartphone. At some point, I switched to the Galaxy S III, and then to the Galaxy Note II, but eventually left it as a portable media player.

The manufacturer has reduced the distance between the screen and the edges of the case. It began to look stylish and unusual, but in my case this affected the usability of the touch screen: it often happens that when you control interface elements with your right or left thumb, you accidentally touch the edge of the screen with your palm, thereby blocking the action. For example, the most common one: when you call the menu with the "Turn off" and "Restart" buttons, you touch the screen with your palm when you need to reach "Mute" or "Turn on vibro", and the menu disappears.

Naturally, it all depends on the "straightforwardness" and the specifics of managing the phone.

The Meizu MX matrix is ​​made by Sharp. It is still not known exactly what the technology is called: either IGZO or Sharp New Mode 2. The most important thing you need to remember is that the quality of the MX2 matrix is ​​\u200b\u200bone of the best today, inferior (slightly) except perhaps to Super-LCD3 on HTC Buttefly and One. The color reproduction of the Meizu screen is as natural as possible, the viewing angles are great, and even when the display is tilted there is not the slightest color distortion.

The brightness is high. Adjustable over a wide range. Under direct sunlight, the screen fades a little, but readability remains at 100%.

Comparison of screens of HTC Butterfly (left), LG Optimus G, Samsung Galaxy S3 and Meizu MX2 (right):