There is a lot of competition in the smartphone market. Samsung, HTC and Apple are some of the most prominent smartphone manufacturers in the western smartphone arena, and they sell really well in the Eastern market too. China is an amazing country, and a majority of the electronic products we use in our daily life are manufactured in China. Also Apple products are manufactured in China, and since Chinese are so good at copying stuff, they have a large number of home grown brands. Most of the Chinese branded products tend to be unreliable, but come with a small price tag, but there are few products which have exceptionally high build quality, and they are sometimes referred as “proud to be made in China products”. Some of the Chinese brands which I like include Oppo, Xiaomi, Meizu and Huawei.
Oppo Find is the thinnest smartphone in the world and has managed to attract attention worldwide. This time around, Meizu has got the attention of the enthusiasts and fans with their MX2 smartphone which carries some of the most impressive specs in the business. The device has been finally made official and was launched few hours ago at the Watercube in Beijing.
The MX2 is apparently the 5th phone and 4th Android device from the company, and so far all the phones manufactured by them have been hit and same should be the case with Meizu MX2 as well. The company has worked hard on the device and we can see a lot of improvements in the Meizu MX2. One of the areas which the company seems to have concentrated on is the exterior design, and the screen to be more specific. The MX2 comes with a nearly bezel-free edge-to-edge display and it definitely looks gorgeous to me. The device incorporates a 4.4 inch with a resolution of 1280×800, and that converts to a pixel density of 347ppi, which means the display is more detailed that the one present on recently launched Nexus 4. By making use of a 4.4 inch screen instead of a 4.7 inch display, the device should be more comfortable to handle.
Coming to the hardware section, Meizu is using a custom MX5S chip. The processor is based on Cortex A9 architecture, and is clocked at 1.6GHz and is complemented by 2GB of RAM. The camera on the MX2 is a backside-illuminated 8-megapixel f/2.4 unit. The hardware is definitely in par with Google’s Nexus 4. On the software front, the device will be using Flyme 2.0 skin on top of Android Jelly Bean. What’s interesting is that the device comes pre rooted out of the box.
Coming to the pricing part, Meizu will be selling three versions of the device. The Meizu MX2 starts from a 16GB version priced at 2,499 yuan ($400), whereas the 32GB will be sold for an equivalent of $480. There’s a 64GB too and that will be retailing for an equivalent of $640. What are your thoughts on the device? Would you consider buying it off eBay?