Chinese phone maker Meizu’s latest premium smartphone has a big screen, a USB Type-C connector, support for up to 4GB of RAM and up to 64GB of storage, and a 21MP primary camera.
But while many flagship phones this year feature Qualcomm or MediaTek processors, the Meizu Pro 5 uses the same Exynos processor as the Samsung Galaxy S6.
The Meizu Pro 4 features a Samsung Exynos 7420 processor, which is Samsung’s octa-core chip with four 2.1 GHz ARM Cortex-A57 CPU cores and four lower-power 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 cores, The chip also features ARM Mali-T760 graphics.
Meizu says its phone actually outperforms the Samsung Galaxy S6 in benchmarks, which may be due to the fact the Samsung’s phone has a 2560 x 1440 pixel display while the Meizu Pro 5 has a lower-resolution 1920 x 1080 pixel display. The processor doesn’t have to work quite as hard to push pixels to every corner of the screen.
Other features of the Meizu Pro 5 include an AMOLED 2.5D display (which means the edges are curved), a microSD card slot, Android 5.1 software with Meizu’s Flyme 5.0 user interface and app suite, a 3,050 mAh battery, fast charging, a fingerprint sensor built into the home button, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, and support for Chinese LTE networks.
The phone comes in two versions: a 2799 Yuan ($438) model features 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, while a 3099 Yuan ($485) version has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.