Earlier this week, Meizu launched the mid-range M5 smartphone in India at Rs.10,499. Barely two days after the handset’s launch, the company has given it a Rs.1000 price cut, bringing it down to Rs.9499. The Meizu M5 is being sold in India exclusively via Tata Cliq in Champagne Gold and Sapphire Blue color options. Unfortunately for Meizu, the M5 still doesn’t seem like a great buy to us. Its key rival, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, offers more in terms of hardware as well as a more premium metal build.
Meizu M5 Specifications
- Display: 5.2-inch 720 x 1280 (HD) screen
- Chipset: octa-core 1.5 GHz MediaTek MT6750 processor
- Software: Flyme OS based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- Memory: 3GB of RAM, 32GB ROM, expandable up to 128GB
- Rear Camera: 13-megapixel with PDAF, f/2.2 aperture lens, and dual-tone LED flash
- Front Camera: 5-megapixel with f/2.0 aperture 4P lens
- Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with GLONASS
- Battery: 3070mAh
The Meizu M5 features a polycarbonate build and sports a 5.2-inch sized display with 720 x 1280 HD resolution and 2.5D curved glass. Powering the M5 is an octa-core MediaTek MT6750 SoC clocked at 1.5 GHz with the Mali-T860 GPU and 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM. There is 32GB of built-in storage, which can be expanded further by up to 128GB thanks to a Hybrid Dual SIM slot. The M5 also includes a 13MP rear camera with phase detection autofocus, 5MP selfie camera, fingerprint sensor, and a 3070mAh battery. It runs on the FlyMe OS, based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.