Meizu MX5 smartphone review

The device is packed in a new box: if earlier almost all devices were in flat square boxes, then the new MX5 is in a rectangular one. Dimensions by modern standards are not the most optimal.

The phone is traditionally for the MX series in an impromptu brochure with the main features of the gadget. Just below you will find a bag with a paper clip to remove the SIM tray and documentation. In addition, there is a network adapter with an output current of 2 A, a regular white USB cable. The most interesting thing is that Meizu for the first time, at least in my memory, reported headphones in the kit, in this case it is EP-21HD. They are packaged in a nice Apple-style plastic case.

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Introduction

Just last month, another presentation of the Chinese company Meizu took place. It showed a device called MX5. Let me remind you that the MX4 was released in September 2014, a little later than the MX4 Pro. In addition, there were also M1 Note and M2 Note - inexpensive phablets. An interesting trend, I hope that there will be more devices and at the same time the quality of performance will not suffer. After all, according to rumors, Meizu is going to update the entire lineup in 2015, including the not yet shown MX5 Pro.

Samsung has had a similar experience in the recent past, presenting nearly the same devices every year with not entirely clear content. As a result, as I understand it, they abandoned this practice, and now we see exceptionally adequate products. I hope that a similar story will not repeat with Meizu, I would still “hold my horses” in their place. People are just starting to buy the MX4, and they're already being offered the MX4 Pro; just released M1 Note, immediately showed M2 Note.

Who was the MX5 designed for? It seems to me that for someone who missed the MX4, the M1 and M2 counted as too budget from a technical point of view, and there was not enough money for the MX4 Pro. In the novelty, they tried to embody the maximum of interesting features of different devices: a metal case, a camera module with a large number of megapixels, laser focusing, a fingerprint sensor, a SuperAMOLED matrix, double-tap wake-up and much more. And that's good, as long as all these bells and whistles work, and do not exist "on paper". Therefore, I suggest reading this review, which details each feature of the Meizu MX5 flagship device.

The gadget should appear in Russia in August at a price of about 25,000 rubles.

Design, dimensions, controls

At the presentation, a lot of time was devoted to the design of the smartphone. Official sources claim that it takes up to 30 days to make a 250-gram T6063 aluminum bar, which subsequently turns into a device frame weighing 21 grams. The whole process takes about 70 steps: rough machining, nano casting, fine machining, polishing, anodizing and diamond cutting. Execution accuracy - up to 0.01mm.

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Another interesting fact. The case is anodized and polished, this process is repeated 5 times and takes more than 40 hours. During the painting process, special clips are used, they are involved in the work only twice, after which they are disposed of. This is done in order to apply a coating with a thickness of 0.02 mm.

Meizu MX5

The developers pored over the embodiment of an all-metal case for two years, eventually solving the problem of material compatibility. For example, in the field of antennas, polyphenylene sulfide (Polyphenylene Sulfide) was used - a special plastic, it is very durable and withstands high temperatures well. This material does not affect the quality of signal transmission.

The substrate for the board is made of magnesium alloy with a thickness of only 0.45 mm. On various resources you can read even more and more about the manufacture of Meizu MX5, and we go further.

Meizu MX5

The appearance of the device resembles a symbiosis of Samsung Galaxy S6 and Apple iPhone 6. The corners of the case are rounded, the sides are sloping, only 2.5D glass is missing. Looks good, but we've seen it all before.

Meizu MX5

The back of the device is made of metal. The top and bottom edges are plastic. Grooves run between the edges and the metal part. Despite the fascinating description of the creation of the case and the words about the accuracy and completeness of the product, these grooves are made somewhat clumsily: firstly, they are deep, and secondly, they are quite sharp, that is, you can feel these grooves with your fingers. A very strange decision, as if you are not holding the final product, but a sample. In addition, dust and small particles of clothing get clogged there over time. I think that this will be “fixed” in the next gadget.

Meizu MX5

The side edges blend smoothly into the front panel. The thin side is polished, nicely reflects the color. The screen is protected by third-generation Corning glass. Naturally, nothing happened to the material in a couple of weeks. There is an oleophobic coating, but not of the highest quality (in any case, better than on M1 / ​​M2): fingerprints remain, they are noticeable, they are not erased very easily. The finger glides relatively smoothly.

Meizu MX5

Strength. The metal parts are really strong and are not subject to rapid abrasion or scratches. Specially tried to carry out crash tests. Nothing terrible happened: traces remain, but are easily removed if you run your hand over the problem area.

Buttons and the bezel of the camera are also "iron".

The case is assembled perfectly. No squeaks, punching to the battery, crunch.

Small minus: the smartphone is quite slippery, especially if you have very dry hands.

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Сверху по центру находится речевой динамик. Он такой же качественный, как и спикеры в MX4, MX4 Pro, M1 и M2 Note. Громкость высокая, четкость и разборчивость отличные.

Meizu MX5

Слева от динамика – индикатор событий. Мигает белым светом. Справа – датчики освещения и приближения. Если к первому вопросов нет, то ко второму есть. На данный момент он глючит: либо не выключается подсветка во время звонка, либо не включается после того, как вы убрали телефон от уха. Проблема не критичная и явно кроется в прошивке. Благо, здесь интерфейс находится внизу, а не сверху, как на «чистом» Android 5.0, то есть нажать щекой какую-либо кнопку достаточно сложно.

Meizu MX5

Of course, there is a front camera. She is on the right.

Under the display is a mechanical button, combined with a fingerprint sensor. They called the button mTouch 2.0. It is flat, slightly recessed into the body. Acts as an exit to the home screen when pressed, when touched - “Back”, when held for a long time, it locks the screen. Quote from official source:

“The entire module has been redesigned, resulting in faster recognition speed, improved user comfort and a more user-friendly design. An all-new button-capsule, containing various functionality, perfectly harmonizes with a single design of the phone case. Only through continuous improvement, we can create phones that are worthy of your attention.

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We've added a new mTouch 2.0 ID chip to the MX5. It works very quickly, in just 0.48s. And with an 81% increase in scanner resolution, mTouch 2.0 can collect more information about the user's fingerprints, which greatly improves recognition accuracy.

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I won't copy-paste everything. The manufacturer also says that the button is able to withstand 300,000 clicks without any problems, and also added a fixed layer of waterproof silicone gel under the module, which prevents water ingress and erosion.

Attention was also paid to safety. mTouch 2.0 technology is based on TrusTonic's TEE security environment. “Even if the device has administrator rights (root), no one will be able to access the TEE (Trusted Execution Environment) secure area. Any 3rd party software needs to get feedback Rock your body party tickets in order to activate the API and signature from Meizu. The secure area only provides the verification results to the third party app, without the third party app being able to directly access the fingerprint data.

I don't think that Meizu users will think much about such things, after all, Meizu is not Apple yet.

On the lower edge on the left is a microphone, in the center is a micro-USB connector, on the right is a speaker. By the way, Meizu even got confused about the screws near the connectors:

“Our desire for sophistication and attention to detail has not bypassed even such a trifle as the mounting screws on the bottom of the case. Take a look at these 5-point hats that refract the light so beautifully and you will appreciate our love for unparalleled design.

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I looked. I noticed that the left screw is not fully tightened. Love is not appreciated :)

At the top end there is a second microphone and a 3.5 mm audio output.

Meizu MX5

This model is equipped with two slots for SIM cards of the nanoSIM standard. Tray on the left.

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On the right - the power button (turn on the device, activate the backlight) and the volume rocker key. Very comfortable. The power button has a pleasant click and a “click” sound. Very similar to the iPhone 6.

Meizu MX5

From the reverse side are: a large (15 mm in diameter) eye of the camera lens, below - a two-color flash (cold and warm glow), laser autofocus.

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Total. The company has done a great job on the creation of the case, it turned out to be really high-quality and durable. Ergonomic design is excellent. However, there are a few gripes:

Meizu MX5 smartphone review

The device is packed in a new box: if earlier almost all devices were in flat square boxes, then the new MX5 is in a rectangular one. Dimensions by modern standards are not the most optimal.

The phone is traditionally for the MX series in an impromptu brochure with the main features of the gadget. Just below you will find a bag with a paper clip to remove the SIM tray and documentation. In addition, there is a network adapter with an output current of 2 A, a regular white USB cable. The most interesting thing is that Meizu for the first time, at least in my memory, reported headphones in the kit, in this case it is EP-21HD. They are packaged in a nice Apple-style plastic case.

Meizu MX5 Meizu MX5 Meizu MX5 Meizu MX5 < img src="https://mobile-review.com/review/image/meizu/mx5/pic/foto-44.jpg" alt="Meizu MX5" width="560" height="413"/>

Introduction

Just last month, another presentation of the Chinese company Meizu took place. It showed a device called MX5. Let me remind you that the MX4 was released in September 2014, a little later than the MX4 Pro. In addition, there were also M1 Note and M2 Note - inexpensive phablets. An interesting trend, I hope that there will be more devices and at the same time the quality of performance will not suffer. After all, according to rumors, Meizu is going to update the entire lineup in 2015, including the not yet shown MX5 Pro.

Samsung has had a similar experience in the recent past, presenting nearly the same devices every year with not entirely clear content. As a result, as I understand it, they abandoned this practice, and now we see exceptionally adequate products. I hope that a similar story will not repeat with Meizu, I would still “hold my horses” in their place. People are just starting to buy the MX4, and they're already being offered the MX4 Pro; just released M1 Note, immediately showed M2 Note.

Who was the MX5 designed for? It seems to me that for someone who missed the MX4, the M1 and M2 counted as too budget from a technical point of view, and there was not enough money for the MX4 Pro. In the novelty, they tried to embody the maximum of interesting features of different devices: a metal case, a camera module with a large number of megapixels, laser focusing, a fingerprint sensor, a SuperAMOLED matrix, double-tap wake-up and much more. And that's good, as long as all these bells and whistles work, and do not exist "on paper". Therefore, I suggest reading this review, which details each feature of the Meizu MX5 flagship device.

The gadget should appear in Russia in August at a price of about 25,000 rubles.

Design, dimensions, controls

At the presentation, a lot of time was devoted to the design of the smartphone. Official sources claim that it takes up to 30 days to make a 250-gram T6063 aluminum bar, which subsequently turns into a device frame weighing 21 grams. The whole process takes about 70 steps: rough machining, nano casting, fine machining, polishing, anodizing and diamond cutting. Execution accuracy - up to 0.01mm.

Meizu MX5 Meizu MX5

Another interesting fact. The case is anodized and polished, this process is repeated 5 times and takes more than 40 hours. During the painting process, special clips are used, they are involved in the work only twice, after which they are disposed of. This is done in order to apply a coating with a thickness of 0.02 mm.

Meizu MX5

The developers pored over the embodiment of an all-metal case for two years, eventually solving the problem of material compatibility. For example, in the field of antennas, polyphenylene sulfide (Polyphenylene Sulfide) was used - a special plastic, it is very durable and withstands high temperatures well. This material does not affect the quality of signal transmission.

The substrate for the board is made of magnesium alloy with a thickness of only 0.45 mm. On various resources you can read even more and more about the manufacture of Meizu MX5, and we go further.

Meizu MX5

The appearance of the device resembles a symbiosis of Samsung Galaxy S6 and Apple iPhone 6. The corners of the case are rounded, the sides are sloping, only 2.5D glass is missing. Looks good, but we've seen it all before.

Meizu MX5

The back of the device is made of metal. The top and bottom edges are plastic. Grooves run between the edges and the metal part. Despite the fascinating description of the creation of the case and the words about the accuracy and completeness of the product, these grooves are made somewhat clumsily: firstly, they are deep, and secondly, they are quite sharp, that is, you can feel these grooves with your fingers. A very strange decision, as if you are not holding the final product, but a sample. In addition, dust and small particles of clothing get clogged there over time. I think that this will be “fixed” in the next gadget.

Meizu MX5

The side edges blend smoothly into the front panel. The thin side is polished, nicely reflects the color. The screen is protected by third-generation Corning glass. Naturally, nothing happened to the material in a couple of weeks. There is an oleophobic coating, but not of the highest quality (in any case, better than on M1 / ​​M2): fingerprints remain, they are noticeable, they are not erased very easily. The finger glides relatively smoothly.

Meizu MX5

Strength. The metal parts are really strong and are not subject to rapid abrasion or scratches. Specially tried to carry out crash tests. Nothing terrible happened: traces remain, but are easily removed if you run your hand over the problem area.

Buttons and the bezel of the camera are also "iron".

The case is assembled perfectly. No squeaks, punching to the battery, crunch.

Small minus: the smartphone is quite slippery, especially if you have very dry hands.

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Сверху по центру находится речевой динамик. Он такой же качественный, как и спикеры в MX4, MX4 Pro, M1 и M2 Note. Громкость высокая, четкость и разборчивость отличные.

Meizu MX5

Слева от динамика – индикатор событий. Мигает белым светом. Справа – датчики освещения и приближения. Если к первому вопросов нет, то ко второму есть. На данный момент он глючит: либо не выключается подсветка во время звонка, либо не включается после того, как вы убрали телефон от уха. Проблема не критичная и явно кроется в прошивке. Благо, здесь интерфейс находится внизу, а не сверху, как на «чистом» Android 5.0, то есть нажать щекой какую-либо кнопку достаточно сложно.

Meizu MX5

Of course, there is a front camera. She is on the right.

Under the display is a mechanical button, combined with a fingerprint sensor. They called the button mTouch 2.0. It is flat, slightly recessed into the body. Acts as an exit to the home screen when pressed, when touched - “Back”, when held for a long time, it locks the screen. Quote from official source:

“The entire module has been redesigned, resulting in faster recognition speed, improved user comfort and a more user-friendly design. An all-new button-capsule, containing various functionality, perfectly harmonizes with a single design of the phone case. Only through continuous improvement, we can create phones that are worthy of your attention.

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We've added a new mTouch 2.0 ID chip to the MX5. It works very quickly, in just 0.48s. And with an 81% increase in scanner resolution, mTouch 2.0 can collect more information about the user's fingerprints, which greatly improves recognition accuracy.

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I won't copy-paste everything. The manufacturer also says that the button is able to withstand 300,000 clicks without any problems, and also added a fixed layer of waterproof silicone gel under the module, which prevents water ingress and erosion.

Attention was also paid to safety. mTouch 2.0 technology is based on TrusTonic's TEE security environment. “Even if the device has administrator rights (root), no one will be able to access the TEE (Trusted Execution Environment) secure area. Any 3rd party software needs to get feedback Rock your body party tickets in order to activate the API and signature from Meizu. The secure area only provides the verification results to the third party app, without the third party app being able to directly access the fingerprint data.

I don't think that Meizu users will think much about such things, after all, Meizu is not Apple yet.

On the lower edge on the left is a microphone, in the center is a micro-USB connector, on the right is a speaker. By the way, Meizu even got confused about the screws near the connectors:

“Our desire for sophistication and attention to detail has not bypassed even such a trifle as the mounting screws on the bottom of the case. Take a look at these 5-point hats that refract the light so beautifully and you will appreciate our love for unparalleled design.

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I looked. I noticed that the left screw is not fully tightened. Love is not appreciated :)

At the top end there is a second microphone and a 3.5 mm audio output.

Meizu MX5

This model is equipped with two slots for SIM cards of the nanoSIM standard. Tray on the left.

Meizu MX5 smartphone review

The device is packed in a new box: if earlier almost all devices were in flat square boxes, then the new MX5 is in a rectangular one. Dimensions by modern standards are not the most optimal.

The phone is traditionally for the MX series in an impromptu brochure with the main features of the gadget. Just below you will find a bag with a paper clip to remove the SIM tray and documentation. In addition, there is a network adapter with an output current of 2 A, a regular white USB cable. The most interesting thing is that Meizu for the first time, at least in my memory, reported headphones in the kit, in this case it is EP-21HD. They are packaged in a nice Apple-style plastic case.

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Introduction

Just last month, another presentation of the Chinese company Meizu took place. It showed a device called MX5. Let me remind you that the MX4 was released in September 2014, a little later than the MX4 Pro. In addition, there were also M1 Note and M2 Note - inexpensive phablets. An interesting trend, I hope that there will be more devices and at the same time the quality of performance will not suffer. After all, according to rumors, Meizu is going to update the entire lineup in 2015, including the not yet shown MX5 Pro.

Samsung has had a similar experience in the recent past, presenting nearly the same devices every year with not entirely clear content. As a result, as I understand it, they abandoned this practice, and now we see exceptionally adequate products. I hope that a similar story will not repeat with Meizu, I would still “hold my horses” in their place. People have just started buying the MX4, and they are already being offered the MX4 Pro; just released M1 Note, immediately showed M2 Note.

Who was the MX5 designed for? It seems to me that for someone who missed the MX4, the M1 and M2 counted as too budget from a technical point of view, and there was not enough money for the MX4 Pro. In the novelty, they tried to embody the maximum of interesting features of different devices: a metal case, a camera module with a large number of megapixels, laser focusing, a fingerprint sensor, a SuperAMOLED matrix, double-tap wake-up and much more. And that's good, as long as all these bells and whistles work, and do not exist "on paper". Therefore, I suggest reading this review, which details each feature of the Meizu MX5 flagship device.

The gadget should appear in Russia in August at a price of about 25,000 rubles.

Design, dimensions, controls

At the presentation, a lot of time was devoted to the design of the smartphone. Official sources claim that it takes up to 30 days to make a 250-gram T6063 aluminum bar, which subsequently turns into a device frame weighing 21 grams. The whole process takes about 70 steps: rough machining, nano casting, fine machining, polishing, anodizing and diamond cutting. Execution accuracy - up to 0.01mm.

Meizu MX5 Meizu MX5

Another interesting fact. The case is anodized and polished, this process is repeated 5 times and takes more than 40 hours. During the painting process, special clips are used, they are involved in the work only twice, after which they are disposed of. This is done in order to apply a coating with a thickness of 0.02 mm.

Meizu MX5

The developers pored over the embodiment of an all-metal case for two years, eventually solving the problem of material compatibility. For example, in the field of antennas, polyphenylene sulfide (Polyphenylene Sulfide) was used - a special plastic, it is very durable and withstands high temperatures well. This material does not affect the quality of signal transmission.

The substrate for the board is made of magnesium alloy with a thickness of only 0.45 mm. On various resources you can read even more and more about the manufacture of Meizu MX5, and we go further.

Meizu MX5

The appearance of the device resembles a symbiosis of Samsung Galaxy S6 and Apple iPhone 6. The corners of the case are rounded, the sides are sloping, only 2.5D glass is missing. Looks good, but we've seen it all before.

Meizu MX5

The back of the device is made of metal. The top and bottom edges are plastic. Grooves run between the edges and the metal part. Despite the fascinating description of the creation of the case and the words about the accuracy and completeness of the product, these grooves are made somewhat clumsily: firstly, they are deep, and secondly, they are quite sharp, that is, you can feel these grooves with your fingers. A very strange decision, as if you are not holding the final product, but a sample. In addition, dust and small particles of clothing get clogged there over time. I think that this will be “fixed” in the next gadget.

Meizu MX5

The side edges blend smoothly into the front panel. The thin side is polished, nicely reflects the color. The screen is protected by third-generation Corning glass. Naturally, nothing happened to the material in a couple of weeks. There is an oleophobic coating, but not of the highest quality (in any case, better than on M1 / ​​M2): fingerprints remain, they are noticeable, they are not erased very easily. The finger glides relatively smoothly.

Meizu MX5

Strength. The metal parts are really strong and are not subject to rapid abrasion or scratches. Specially tried to carry out crash tests. Nothing terrible happened: traces remain, but are easily removed if you run your hand over the problem area.

Buttons and the bezel of the camera are also "iron".

The case is assembled perfectly. No squeaks, punching to the battery, crunch.

Small minus: the smartphone is quite slippery, especially if you have very dry hands.

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Сверху по центру находится речевой динамик. Он такой же качественный, как и спикеры в MX4, MX4 Pro, M1 и M2 Note. Громкость высокая, четкость и разборчивость отличные.

Meizu MX5

Слева от динамика – индикатор событий. Мигает белым светом. Справа – датчики освещения и приближения. Если к первому вопросов нет, то ко второму есть. На данный момент он глючит: либо не выключается подсветка во время звонка, либо не включается после того, как вы убрали телефон от уха. Проблема не критичная и явно кроется в прошивке. Благо, здесь интерфейс находится внизу, а не сверху, как на «чистом» Android 5.0, то есть нажать щекой какую-либо кнопку достаточно сложно.

Meizu MX5

Of course, there is a front camera. She is on the right.

Under the display is a mechanical button, combined with a fingerprint sensor. They called the button mTouch 2.0. It is flat, slightly recessed into the body. Acts as an exit to the home screen when pressed, when touched - “Back”, when held for a long time, it locks the screen. Quote from official source:

“The entire module has been redesigned, resulting in faster recognition speed, improved user comfort and a more user-friendly design. An all-new button-capsule, containing various functionality, perfectly harmonizes with a single design of the phone case. Only through continuous improvement, we can create phones that are worthy of your attention.

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We've added a new mTouch 2.0 ID chip to the MX5. It works very quickly, in just 0.48s. And with an 81% increase in scanner resolution, mTouch 2.0 can collect more information about the user's fingerprints, which greatly improves recognition accuracy.

Meizu MX5 Meizu MX5 Meizu MX5 Meizu MX5< /p>

I won't copy-paste everything. The manufacturer also says that the button is able to withstand 300,000 clicks without any problems, and also added a fixed layer of waterproof silicone gel under the module, which prevents water ingress and erosion.

Attention was also paid to safety. mTouch 2.0 technology is based on TrusTonic's TEE security environment. “Even if the device has administrator rights (root), no one will be able to access the TEE (Trusted Execution Environment) secure area. Any 3rd party software needs to get feedback Rock your body party tickets in order to activate the API and signature from Meizu. The secure area only provides the verification results to the third party app, without the third party app being able to directly access the fingerprint data.

I don't think that Meizu users will think much about such things, after all, Meizu is not Apple yet.

On the lower edge on the left is a microphone, in the center is a micro-USB connector, on the right is a speaker. By the way, Meizu even got confused about the screws near the connectors:

“Our desire for sophistication and attention to detail has not bypassed even such a trifle as the mounting screws on the bottom of the case. Take a look at these 5-point hats that refract the light so beautifully and you will appreciate our love for unparalleled design.

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I looked. I noticed that the left screw is not fully tightened. Love is not appreciated :)

At the top end there is a second microphone and a 3.5 mm audio output.

Meizu MX5

This model is equipped with two slots for SIM cards of the nanoSIM standard. Tray on the left.

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On the right - the power button (turn on the device, activate the backlight) and the volume rocker key. Very comfortable. The power button has a pleasant click and a “click” sound. Very similar to the iPhone 6.

Meizu MX5

From the reverse side are: a large (15 mm in diameter) eye of the camera lens, below - a two-color flash (cold and warm glow), laser autofocus.

Meizu MX5 Meizu MX5 Meizu MX5

Total. The company has done a great job on the creation of the case, it turned out to be really high-quality and durable. Ergonomic design is excellent. However, there are a few gripes:

Meizu MX5 smartphone review

The device is packed in a new box: if earlier almost all devices were in flat square boxes, then the new MX5 is in a rectangular one. Dimensions by modern standards are not the most optimal.

The phone is traditionally for the MX series in an impromptu brochure with the main features of the gadget. Just below you will find a bag with a paper clip to remove the SIM tray and documentation. In addition, there is a network adapter with an output current of 2 A, a regular white USB cable. The most interesting thing is that Meizu for the first time, at least in my memory, reported headphones in the kit, in this case it is EP-21HD. They are packaged in a nice Apple-style plastic case.

Introduction

Just last month, another presentation of the Chinese company Meizu took place. It showed a device called MX5. Let me remind you that the MX4 was released in September 2014, a little later than the MX4 Pro. In addition, there were also M1 Note and M2 Note - inexpensive phablets. An interesting trend, I hope that there will be more devices and at the same time the quality of performance will not suffer. After all, according to rumors, Meizu is going to update the entire lineup in 2015, including the not yet shown MX5 Pro.

Samsung has had a similar experience in the recent past, presenting nearly the same devices every year with not entirely clear content. As a result, as I understand it, they abandoned this practice, and now we see exceptionally adequate products. I hope that a similar story will not repeat with Meizu, I would still “hold my horses” in their place. People are just starting to buy the MX4, and they're already being offered the MX4 Pro; just released M1 Note, immediately showed M2 Note.

Who was the MX5 designed for? It seems to me that for someone who missed the MX4, the M1 and M2 counted as too budget from a technical point of view, and there was not enough money for the MX4 Pro. In the novelty, they tried to embody the maximum of interesting features of different devices: a metal case, a camera module with a large number of megapixels, laser focusing, a fingerprint sensor, a SuperAMOLED matrix, double-tap wake-up and much more. And that's good, as long as all these bells and whistles work, and do not exist "on paper". Therefore, I suggest reading this review, which details each feature of the Meizu MX5 flagship device.

The gadget should appear in Russia in August at a price of about 25,000 rubles.

Design, dimensions, controls

At the presentation, a lot of time was devoted to the design of the smartphone. Official sources claim that it takes up to 30 days to make a 250-gram T6063 aluminum bar, which subsequently turns into a device frame weighing 21 grams. The whole process takes about 70 steps: rough machining, nano casting, fine machining, polishing, anodizing and diamond cutting. Execution accuracy - up to 0.01mm.

Another interesting fact. The case is anodized and polished, this process is repeated 5 times and takes more than 40 hours. In the process of painting, special clips are used, they are involved in the work only twice, after which they are disposed of. This is done in order to apply a coating with a thickness of 0.02 mm.

The developers pored over the embodiment of an all-metal case for two years, eventually solving the problem of material compatibility. For example, in the field of antennas, polyphenylene sulfide (Polyphenylene Sulfide) was used - a special plastic, it is very durable and withstands high temperatures well. This material does not affect the quality of signal transmission.

The substrate for the board is made of magnesium alloy with a thickness of only 0.45 mm. On various resources you can read even more and more about the manufacture of Meizu MX5, and we go further.

The appearance of the device resembles a symbiosis of Samsung Galaxy S6 and Apple iPhone 6. The corners of the case are rounded, the sides are sloping, only 2.5D glass is missing. Looks good, but we've seen it all before.

The back of the device is made of metal. The top and bottom edges are plastic. Grooves run between the edges and the metal part. Despite the fascinating description of the creation of the case and the words about the accuracy and completeness of the product, these grooves are made somewhat clumsily: firstly, they are deep, and secondly, they are quite sharp, that is, you can feel these grooves with your fingers. A very strange decision, as if you are not holding the final product, but a sample. In addition, dust and small particles of clothing get clogged there over time. I think that this will be “fixed” in the next gadget.

The side edges blend smoothly into the front panel. The thin side is polished, nicely reflects the color. The screen is protected by third-generation Corning glass. Naturally, nothing happened to the material in a couple of weeks. There is an oleophobic coating, but not of the highest quality (in any case, better than on M1 / ​​M2): fingerprints remain, they are noticeable, they are not erased very easily. The finger glides relatively smoothly.

Strength. The metal parts are really strong and are not subject to rapid abrasion or scratches. Specially tried to carry out crash tests. Nothing terrible happened: traces remain, but are easily removed if you run your hand over the problem area.

Buttons and the bezel of the camera are also "iron".

The case is assembled perfectly. No squeaks, punching to the battery, crunch.

Small minus: the smartphone is quite slippery, especially if you have very dry hands.

Top center is the speech speaker. It is of the same quality as the speakers in the MX4, MX4 Pro, M1 and M2 Note. The volume is high, clarity and intelligibility are excellent.

To the left of the speaker is an event indicator. Flashes white. On the right are the light and proximity sensors. If there are no questions for the first, then there are questions for the second. At the moment, it is buggy: either the backlight does not turn off during a call, or it does not turn on after you remove the phone from your ear. The problem is not critical and clearly lies in the firmware. Fortunately, here the interface is at the bottom, and not at the top, as on “pure” Android 5.0, that is, it is quite difficult to press any button with your cheek.

Of course, there is a front camera. She is on the right.

Under the display is a mechanical button, combined with a fingerprint sensor. They called the button mTouch 2.0. It is flat, slightly recessed into the body. Acts as an exit to the home screen when pressed, when touched - “Back”, when held for a long time, it locks the screen. Quote from official source:

“The entire module has been redesigned, resulting in faster recognition speed, improved user comfort and a more user-friendly design. An all-new button-capsule, containing various functionality, perfectly harmonizes with a single design of the phone case. Only through continuous improvement, we can create phones that are worthy of your attention.

We've added a new mTouch 2.0 ID chip to the MX5. It works very quickly, in just 0.48s. And with an 81% increase in scanner resolution, mTouch 2.0 can collect more information about the user's fingerprints, which greatly improves recognition accuracy.

I won't copy-paste everything. The manufacturer also says that the button is able to withstand 300,000 clicks without any problems, and also added a fixed layer of waterproof silicone gel under the module, which prevents water ingress and erosion.

Attention was also paid to safety. mTouch 2.0 technology is based on TrusTonic's TEE security environment. “Even if the device has administrator rights (root), no one will be able to access the TEE (Trusted Execution Environment) secure area. Any 3rd party program needs to get the Rock your body party tickets review and a signature from Meizu in order to activate the API. The secure area only provides the verification results to the third party app, without the third party app being able to directly access the fingerprint data.

Attention was also paid to safety. mTouch 2.0 technology is based on TrusTonic's TEE security environment. “Even if the device has administrator rights (root), no one will be able to access the TEE (Trusted Execution Environment) secure area. Any third-party program needs to receive feedback in order to activate the API Rock your body party tickets Rock your body party tickets and a signature from Meizu. The secure area only provides verification results to a third-party application, without the ability of a third-party application to directly receive fingerprint data.

I don't think that Meizu users will think much about such things, after all, Meizu is not Apple yet.

On the lower edge on the left is a microphone, in the center is a micro-USB connector, on the right is a speaker. By the way, Meizu even got confused about the screws near the connectors:

“Our desire for sophistication and attention to detail has not bypassed even such a trifle as the mounting screws on the bottom of the case. Take a look at these 5-point hats that refract the light so beautifully and you will appreciate our love for unparalleled design.

I looked. I noticed that the left screw is not fully tightened. Love is not appreciated :)

At the top end there is a second microphone and a 3.5 mm audio output.

This model is equipped with two slots for SIM cards of the nanoSIM standard. Tray on the left.

On the right - the power button (turn on the device, activate the backlight) and the volume rocker key. Very comfortable. The power button has a pleasant click and a “click” sound. Very similar to the iPhone 6.

From the reverse side are: a large (15 mm in diameter) eye of the camera lens, below - a two-color flash (cold and warm glow), laser autofocus.

Total. The company has done a great job on the creation of the case, it turned out to be really high-quality and durable. Ergonomic design is excellent. However, there are a few gripes: