74
Engadget
Score
74

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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Meizu MX 4-core review

Summary

The Meizu MX 4-core is a decent quad-core device, but its limited availability outside China and horrendous battery life make it a tough sell for power users.

Pros
  • Includes pentaband radioReasonably pricedGreat audio and video playback
Cons
  • Disappointing battery lifeNo memory expansionQuad-core performance hampered by bugs
Meizu MX 4-core review
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Meizu MX review

Meizu MX 4-core announced

Meizu MX 4-core hands-on

If it feels like yesterday you read our in-depth review of the dual-core Meizu MX, you're not too far from the truth. In reality, it's been just over seven months and we've already moved onto the smartphone's quad-core sequel, aptly named the Meizu MX 4-core. Not only is it easy to confuse the two phones by name, but good luck trying to tell which one is which. Indeed, the two handsets are quite similar both inside and out, with the exception of some improvements in a couple rows on the 'ol spec sheet.

The biggest surprise isn't necessarily the speed with which the company cranked out a second MX, and it's not even the reasonable price (HK$3,099, or US$400, or the 32GB version, and HK$4,099 / US$530 for the 64GB). Nope, it's seeing Meizu, a manufacturer known for its copycat products, evolving into a relevant player beyond its native China. So how does this latest effort stack up? Read on to find out.

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Scores

Engadget

74
 

Breakdown

Reception and call quality
6.6
Display
7.1
Battery life
7.1
Camera
7.1
Ease of use
7.0
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Specs

MX

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
4 inches
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Specs

MX

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
4 inches
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