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.

meizu pro 5

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.

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9 replies on “Meizu Pro 5 smartphone packs a 5.7 inch screen, Samsung Exynos 7420 CPU”

  1. I’d be more interested if they had avoided Amoled… I have no use for the poor visibility in sun light nor the annoying burn-in after a couple of years.

    1. that’S really annying, I always like the amoled screens but I learned two days ago burn-in problem and lost all my interest, is it happen all amoled screens maybe they develop a new technology or a way to prevent happen

  2. $438 vs ~$500 for a new S6 32GB on ebay…they’re gonna have to do a lot better than that imo.

    1. They don’t. They are not selling in USA. In China, you CANNOT get a S6 for $500.

      1. Quite the contrary. In China it’s even more cutthroat, and the S6 won’t be as popular there, so they would have to do even better.

        1. it depend. The top end specs phone there are not cheap in China. They have tons of option of mid/low tier but for top of the line specs, not that many players.
          Try to find another Chinese phone with AMOLED screen, 4gb ram, MicroSD slot and Finger Print sensor.

          1. AMOLED is roughly equivalent to traditional LCDs, with each having benefits and drawbacks, so that’s not a concern nor a benefit/disadvantage. And all the specs you mention need to be factored in with the price. The specs for this phone along with the price does not make the phone stand out in any way.

          2. AMOLED is so far from “roughly equivalent”…

            I call it a definitive disadvantage:

            Burn-in is not even the kind of “drawback” I want to “trade off” against some other “benefit”, like blacker blacks or battery savings (requiring that I set all black backgrounds on the phone).

            My Xperia IPS screen gives absolutely perfect visibility in direct sunlight.
            With my Amoleded S5, I had to go find some shade or hold it at a certain angle to see much of anything. Annoying for taking pictures too.

      2. Yeah you can, at least in Shenzhen or Hong Kong both of which I visited recently.

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