UPDATE: The initial MX4 pre-order units have sold out. Next pre-order is taking place on 5th December.
The Meizu MX4 is now available for pre-orders in Malaysia through Lazada. Retailing at RM1,099 for the 16GB version, the Meizu MX4 will be officially available on 28th November and it comes with a choice of Grey, Gold and Silver body colours. So far there’s no word from Blue Kor Sdn Bhd, its local distributor on the local availability of its larger capacity 32GB and 64GB models.
To recap on the specs, the Meizu MX4 is yet another flagship smart phone from China which offers a 5.36″ Full HD display with MediaTek’s newer 2.2GHz Octa-Core MT6595 processor that’s mated to 2GB of RAM. For better imaging, it boast a higher 20.7MP 1/2.3″ main camera similar to Sony’s Xperia Z range and keeping the lights on is a 3,100mAh capacity battery. The Meizu MX4 is no slouch as it was ranked the top performer on AnTuTu benchmarks for last quarter. Out of the box, it runs on Android 4.4 with its custom Flyme 4.0 OS.
The front 2K resolution screen pushes 2560×1536 pixels, which gives a display aspect ratio of 5:3 that’s similar to its current MX4. Under the hood, it uses Samsung’s 20nm Exynos 5430 Octa-Core processor (4X Cortex A15 @ 2.0GHz + 4X Cortex A7 @ 1.5GHz) that’s currently powering the Galaxy Alpha. It also has a generous 3GB of RAM and it is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB storage capacities.
This year Malaysians have witness the invasion of Chinese brands in our local smart phone scene. Before the year is out, another Chinese maker, Meizu is finally arriving in Malaysia officially with its MX4 smart phone. This 5.36″ flagship device will be priced at RM1,099 for its 16GB version and it comes with a choice of 3 colours – Grey,Silver and Gold.
Lazada will be one of their online retail channels and pre-orders are expected to happen very soon ahead of its 28th November 2014 release. Meizu is distributed locally by Blue Kor Sdn Bhd and recently they have just started their Meizu Malaysia Facebook page.
In terms of hardware, the MX4 Pro will have a slightly bigger 5.5″ Quad HD display that does 2560×1536 and underneath it runs on Samsung’s Exynos 5 Octa processor that consists of 4x A15 cores and 4x A7 cores. There’s 3GB of RAM and storage is shown to be a 16GB version which is likely to be accompanied with a bigger 64GB variant. The benchmark device info also reveals a 19MP shooter at the back and a front facing 5MP camera. This matches its earlier speculation that it will use Sony’s 20.7MP camera from its Xperia flagship series.
The home button on the MX4 Pro looks more “Samsung” than an iPhone which is mimicked by its MX4 model. Earlier on, there are early MX4 Pro renders that suggests a more oval shaped button but the recent live photos suggests a more squarish look. The home button is speculated to double up as a finger print scanner like Apple’s Touch ID. The MX4 Pro is expected to be announced in China by end of November.
Check out the earlier image renders as well as the MX4 Pro specs after the break.
Just only last month, phone maker Meizu had released their MX4 smartphone to compete with the current flagship segment, and they have been on a warpath ever since. It appears that they have been working on a more powerful model of the MX4, and it will be called the Meizu MX4 Pro. Sources point out that it may be officially launch in October 28 but now it looks like it has been delayed until November.
The difference between the two devices are quite wide. The MX4 Pro will offer a similar display size as the MX4 at 5.4” but it has a higher resolution of 2560×1536, where the MX4 only has 1920×1152. One notable feature not seen on the MX4 will be the embedded fingerprint scanner on the home button, bringing the unlock feature as seen on the iPhone 5S and Galaxy S5. As for performance, the MX4 Pro outruns the MX4, thanks to its powerful Exynos 5430 octa-core processor that’s found on the Galaxy Alpha and 3GB of RAM. As comparison, the MX4 runs on Mediatek’s MT6595 octa-core processor with just 2GB of RAM. Camera wise, the MX4 Pro might have the same 20.7-megapixel camera by Sony that’s also found on the MX4. As for the front camera, it is said to feature a 13-megapixel shooter, which is a huge upgrade over the MX4’s 2-megapixel front-facing camera.
The MX4 Pro may come with Android KitKat that’s skinned under Flyme 4.0 UI, but there has been rumours about the MX4 Pro running on Ubuntu Touch. The device may be going for CNY 2,499 (Roughly RM1300), and will be made available via their website, with international shipping. Although Meizu is not officially present in Malaysia, we can always count on our grey importers to offer such devices in Malaysia. At the moment, retailer IPMart is now accepting pre-orders for the MX4 starting at RM1,299.
For almost 2 years now, phone makers in China have been spearheading into the Malaysian market mercilessly. They brought in phones that were not only very affordable, but packed with high specs and features, without having to break your bank wide open. The rising company Meizu, one of many Chinese phone makers like Oppo, Xiaomi, Huawei and OnePlus, has recently released their Meizu MX4, and it’s something to be really impressed about.
Being leaked for quite some time already, the device was finally unveiled in Beijing, and now it’s making its way to Malaysia. Unofficially of course, thanks to our local grey importers.
The picture above was taken using the Meizu MX. By its own right, the China-made Meizu MX takes stunning pictures but it’s when you compare it with the iPhone 4S, you see how amazing the phone is considering how much it costs.
The Meizu MX retails for HK$3,099, which at today’s exchange rate is about RM1,265. That’s ridiculously cheap when you look at the spec sheet. For less that RM1,300 you get an Android 2.3 smartphone with a 1.4Ghz dual-core Exynos processor with 1GB of RAM, a 4-inch 960×640 pixel LCD and an 8MP camera with a backlit sensor (similar technology used in the iPhone 4S and the Sony Xperia ray, arc, and arc S).
From the sample pictures, we’re really impressed with the camera performance of this Meizu MX and when you consider the asking price and from what we’ve read about this little known Android smartphone , we’re seriously wondering why the MX has not yet arrived here, surely there is great potential for the Meizu MX here.
Head on over to after the jump for a few more side-by-side sample picture comparison between the Meizu MX and the iPhone 4S.
Remember the Meizu M9? The Android 2.2 smart phone with a Sharp developed ASV display technology to rival the iPhone 4’s Retina Display caused quite a sensation in China with huge masses of people standing in line to purchase the device when it was launched. Now those of you who are interested to get one here can and here’s how.
A Hong Kong online retailer DealExtreme has started offering pre-orders of the Meizu M9 which opens an opportunity for us Malaysians to buy it thru them. There’s no guaranteed availability date and there’s a note mentioning that due to shortages, they can’t guarantee delivery time. DealExtreme normally offers free shipping worldwide for those who wait but at $449 or about RM1377, we suggest you take up a premium shipping for greater peace of mind.
Specwise, it is written as powered by a Samsung Galaxy S’s 1GHz processor with PowerVR SGX540 GPU and it comes with 8GB Storage on board. Official specs are available here.
If you’re interested, head to DealExtreme Meizu 9 product page.
Just look at that. These people are not coming by the droves for the latest iDevice they are in fact standing in line to get the latest China-made Android device — the Meizu M9. Yeap, we can’t believe it either but it is definitely an awesome sight.
Unlike Apple’s usual limit of two or three purchases per customer at launch of a hot device, Miezu retailers set no such limit. All these people standing in line are allowed to but as many Meizu M9s as they like.
The Meizu M9 runs a skinned Android 2.2 powered by a 1GHz processor. It also features a 3.5-inch 960×640 using Sharp’s ASV display technology which reported offers performance and clarity that rivals the iPhone 4‘s Retina Display which has the same pixel count.
Wonder if CSL will be able to launch something that will garner the same level of fandom here in Malaysia?
Head on to after the jump for more epic human line pictures and a video presentation of the Meizu M9