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Meizu M5 budget smartphone with HD screen and octa-core CPU now official

Meizu M5

Meizu M5 is the latest addition to the growing number of affordable Meizu smartphones.

It’s decent handset, but it’s got nothing to get too excited about. A curved 2.5D beveled glass-covered HD screen is in front along with a singular home button down at the bottom. At the back, there’s a 13-megapixel camera with dual-tone LED flash and phase detection autofocus.

Meizu M5 comes loaded with a 64-bit octa-core chipset and it runs on an extremely old version of Android – 5.1 Lollipop. But you won’t necessarily notice that because it’s got Yun OS and FlyMe UI on top of it. It’s not the issue, though, but rather the lack of security updates that come with newer OS versions. I don’t think this phone would be getting that.

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Related: Meizu MX6 with Helio X20, 4GB RAM, and Flyme OS

There will be two versions of the Meizu M5. The first one is a 2GB RAM + 16GB storage combination, while the other is a 3GB RAM + 32GB.

Like most Chinese smartphones, it supports dual SIM. There’s a hybrid slot which can contain either two SIM cards or one SIM + microSD.

Meizu M5 Specs

  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • 5.2-inch HD IPS Display, 1280 x 720 pixel resolution, ~282
  • 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6750 octa-core processor
  • Mali-T860MP2 GPU
  • 2GB / 3GB RAM
  • 16GB / 32GB internal storage
  • expandable via microSD
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
  • 4G, LTE
  • 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2, PDAF, dual-LED flash
  • 5-megapixel front camera, f/2.0
  • Bluetooth v4.0
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Colors: Glacier White, Matte Black, Mint Green, Sapphire Blue, Champagne Gold
  • Dimensions: 147.3 x 72.8 x 8.2 mm
  • Weight: 138 g
  • 3070mAh non-removable battery

The company also boasts that its mTouch 2.1 fingerprint scanner can now recognize in as fast 0.2 seconds. Pretty impressive for a phone of its price. Lastly, it has a 3070mAh battery capacity which can definitely make it last throughout the day.

Meizu M5 price starts at $103 or approximately Php5,000. Meanwhile, the 3GB RAM variant is priced at $132 (~Php6,400). It’s now available in China starting today.

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