Meizu has arrived. Sold 1.5 million smartphones last January.

According to CEO Jack Wong , Chinese company Meizu shipped a record 1.5 million smartphones last month. At the end of 2014, they were already at the 1 million smartphone per month mark. It’s nowhere near Xiaomi or Huawei, but make no mistake, they are on the rise.

Locally, both phones are available at Novo7 Tech stores. Just last week, we were privy to a product presentation on the MX 4 Pro, as well as an opportunity to a quick hands.


The first thing you’d notice with the Meizu MX 4 Pro is the screen. It is bright, colorful and exceptionally sharp (thanks to its eye popping 546 ppi!). On hand, the phone feels tough and sturdy. It’s lighter than it looks too.


Performance wise, the MX 4 Pro is fast and fluid. The Flyme4.1 interface is smooth, and swiping across screens is typically lag free. And for those interested in benchmarks, the smartphone scored an impressive 45,784.



The MX 4 Pro also feature a touch sensitive home button that doubles as a multi-directional fingerprint sensor. The fingerprint sensor worked well during demonstration. There is no back button, but you can go back by swiping up across the home button.

Overall, the Meizu MX 4 Pro is worth the asking price. With an SRP of P20,990, it has a great build quality and performs like a champ.

Meizu MX 4 Pro key specs:

  • 5.5 inch IPS display (1536 x 2560; 546 ppi) w/ Gorilla Glass 3
  • Exynos 5430 octa core CPU; 2GHz quad core Cortex-A15 and 1.5GHz quad core Cortex-A7)
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB of storage
  • 20MP main camera (Sony Exmor RS BSI sensor)
  • 5MP front camera
  • Air craft grade aluminum body
  • 2G, 3G, LTE
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
  • 3340 mAh battery (non-removable)
  • Flyme 4.1 OS based on Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Dimensions: 150.1 x 77 x 9 mm; 158 g
  • P20,990



Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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