Reviews (7.2/10 Avg. rating)


Rare, quirky, and fun

Meizu MX4

from Digital Trends (9 months ago)

There’s one word that sums up the Ubuntu Mobile-powered Meizu MX4 — quirky. It’s a little like the first few versions of Android. Limited app support, less than perfect UI, and not very refined, but crucially, full of promise. The quirkiness makes it hard to recommend to anyone con... More

There’s one word that sums up the Ubuntu Mobile-powered Meizu MX4 — quirky. It’s a little like the first few versions of Android. Limited app support, less than perfect UI, and not very refined, but crucially, full of promise. The quirkiness makes it hard to recommend to anyone considering defecting from Android or iOS, or someone who wants to use the phone every day. Without some key apps, it may end up being frustrating, or worse, not realistically useable each day. I certainly found it that way, and couldn’t carry it as my sole device purely because it didn’t have the app support I needed to get stuff done.

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6/10

Your next adventure just a fingerprint away

Meizu MX4 Pro

from Pocketnow (about 1 year ago)

The Meizu MX4 Pro is a bundle of surprises, sure to throw any longtime Android user for a loop. It’s feature-rich and elegant, and the hardware is certainly built to last. The only reservations we have with the phone rest in its network compatibility issues with US carriers and its battery lif... More

The Meizu MX4 Pro is a bundle of surprises, sure to throw any longtime Android user for a loop. It’s feature-rich and elegant, and the hardware is certainly built to last. The only reservations we have with the phone rest in its network compatibility issues with US carriers and its battery life, although of course, your mileage may vary greatly depending on your carrier and usage. It’s a powerful phone at a great price, and if you can get past those two hurdles, you’ll be rewarded with the very best that Meizu has to offer.

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7.5/10

Excellent specifications for an affordable price

Meizu M1 Note

from Android Authority (about 1 year ago)

Meizu has really stepped up their game in this segment, offering great phones at a very affordable price point when compared to the competition. The M1 Note doesn’t do too much in terms of design and features, but it still a solid smartphone for a very aggressive price.

Meizu has really stepped up their game in this segment, offering great phones at a very affordable price point when compared to the competition. The M1 Note doesn’t do too much in terms of design and features, but it still a solid smartphone for a very aggressive price.

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8/10

Isn't the perfect mid-ranger, but it came very close

Meizu M1 Note

from GSMArena (about 1 year ago)

Meizu m1 note turned out to be everything we hoped for - it has the looks, it utilizes a snappy processor and powerful graphics accelerator, there is a big and capable display, and even the camera did great. The Flyme launcher is getting better and it even smuggled in an Android Lollipop feature to... More

Meizu m1 note turned out to be everything we hoped for - it has the looks, it utilizes a snappy processor and powerful graphics accelerator, there is a big and capable display, and even the camera did great. The Flyme launcher is getting better and it even smuggled in an Android Lollipop feature to its KitKat build - pinning apps in the app switcher. We loved the Flyme OS user experience. It sure has borrowed a lot from iOS, but we didn't mind that as much as we thought we would. It's a simple and clean user interface, snappy and lag-free.

What's best about the Meizu m1 note is the pricing - its official price in China is about $160, while you can get it for €200 in Europe (tax included). And for a mid-ranger with these specs and this screen - it's a bargain. There are phones stuck with a quad-core Cortex-A7 processor and 1GB RAM for double the price! 

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Subtle aesthetics meet raw power

Meizu MX4 Pro

from TechRadar (about 1 year ago)

Meizu has done a wonderful job with the MX4 Pro, combining impressive build quality and raw power with intuitive software, to produce a great user experience. Unlike many Chinese smartphones, it doesn't come with the normal risks associated with importing and though more expensive than in China, th... More

Meizu has done a wonderful job with the MX4 Pro, combining impressive build quality and raw power with intuitive software, to produce a great user experience.

Unlike many Chinese smartphones, it doesn't come with the normal risks associated with importing and though more expensive than in China, the international price still represents great value for money.

While many will be waiting to see what the first crop of 2015 flagships bring to the table, the Meizu MX4 Pro certainly is an interesting proposition for those currently looking for a high-end smartphone with a difference.

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8/10

Great screen, superb fluidity, a solid user interface and impressive multimedia credentials

Meizu MX4

from Digital Versus (about 1 year ago)

In sum, the Meizu MX4 is pleasantly surprising, especially after the sluggish MX3. The device doesn't have any major flaws and even manages to challenge its far more costly high-end competitors across the board. Granted, it's not completely free from fault—the lack of memory card and removable... More

In sum, the Meizu MX4 is pleasantly surprising, especially after the sluggish MX3. The device doesn't have any major flaws and even manages to challenge its far more costly high-end competitors across the board. Granted, it's not completely free from fault—the lack of memory card and removable battery could be a point of contention (as with the Nexus and iPhones)—but it redeems itself with a great screen, superb fluidity, a solid user interface and impressive multimedia credentials.

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8/10

Manages to couple high quality and an affordable price tag

Meizu MX4 Pro

from Android Authority (about 1 year ago)

The MX4 Pro serves as a great example of the growth we’re seeing out of China. Just a few weeks back at CES 2015, we got to see a few high-quality but affordable devices from Chinese companies, and that is a trend that looks to be on the rise.Meizu is in the thick of this trend with a phablet... More

The MX4 Pro serves as a great example of the growth we’re seeing out of China. Just a few weeks back at CES 2015, we got to see a few high-quality but affordable devices from Chinese companies, and that is a trend that looks to be on the rise.

Meizu is in the thick of this trend with a phablet offering that manages to be powerful but accessible at the same time. Its design choices aside, the shell is just a casing for all of the power that is found underneath. A QuadHD display, good performance, an enjoyable sound stage, and an above average camera all make the MX4 Pro a package we do hope to see more easily available in the US soon, which should also resolve the network connectivity issues I faced during my testing. It might not stand out very much, but dig a little deeper and you’ll find a pretty fun and powerful phone in the Meizu MX4 Pro. 

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8.5/10

Sharpened up

Meizu MX4 Pro

from GSMArena (about 1 year ago)

The Meizu MX4 Pro is every bit as good as the MX4 - in terms of looks and feel, build quality, connectivity and the custom Flyme OS launcher. The thing is most people probably have no idea just how good the stock MX4 is. But if the MX4 was an easy one to slip under European users' radar, the Pro ver... More

The Meizu MX4 Pro is every bit as good as the MX4 - in terms of looks and feel, build quality, connectivity and the custom Flyme OS launcher. The thing is most people probably have no idea just how good the stock MX4 is. But if the MX4 was an easy one to slip under European users' radar, the Pro version is more likely to get noticed. And for the right reasons, too.

To begin with, it's the phone with the highest-res screen in the market. Now, the real value in that is still debatable but, like it or not, QHD screens are the way to go for the industry flagships.

And even if you don't care about the screen resolution, the Pro still has plenty of upgrades to offer. A better chipset is one. Meizu have returned to their traditional chipset supplier, Samsung's Exynos, which powered the MX3. It's the latest generation, of course - the Exynos 5 Octa is ticking inside the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, too.

An improved camera and a well-behaved and feature-rich fingerprint-scanning solution are other definite points in favor. A high-res selfie cam is not to be frowned upon either.

It's a tight and focused list of improvements that cover just about everything that could have been better about the MX4. The obvious exceptions are the non-removable battery and the lack of memory expansion. Unfortunately, the 64GB version isn't widely available - just like it is for the stock MX4. 

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Nice design, excellent audio, and smooth performance

Meizu MX4 Pro

from PhoneArena (about 1 year ago)

The Meizu MX4 Pro builds up on the successful formula of the Meizu MX4: it keeps the signature simplistic, good-looking design and the futuristic minimal screen bezel. At the same time, Meizu is out competing with top flagships here: it includes a flagship-grade Quad HD display that looks fine, an a... More

The Meizu MX4 Pro builds up on the successful formula of the Meizu MX4: it keeps the signature simplistic, good-looking design and the futuristic minimal screen bezel. At the same time, Meizu is out competing with top flagships here: it includes a flagship-grade Quad HD display that looks fine, an adequate system chip, as well as a fast and reliable fingerprint scanner. In addition to all this, sound quality on the MX4 Pro is great and will please audiophiles. All of this works admirably well on the sleek and modern-looking Flyme Android skin.

The only area where Meizu could have done a better work is the camera: the 20-megapixel shooter is not bad by any means, but it is much slower than you’d expect and has some issues with focusing and overall photo presentation.

The MX4 Pro is the most expensive phone in Meizu’s lineup with a recommended price of $400 (2499 yuan) for the base model, which is around the typical cost of a China-made flagship device, and much more affordable than a similar smartphone from a well-established global company like Apple or Samsung. Resellers are likely to sell this for no less than $500 to the Western world, but even at that price, the MX4 Pro looks like a device well worth your consideration. 

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9/10

Attractive, premium design without breaking the bank

Meizu MX4

from Android Authority (about 1 year ago)

With the MX4, it seems like a tantalizing deal. A beautifully crafted device with a huge 1080p display, all for under $450? That sounds like a no-brainer. Unfortunately, the OS is filled with bugs, the battery life is a huge let down, and the camera struggles to take acceptable photos in anything bu... More

With the MX4, it seems like a tantalizing deal. A beautifully crafted device with a huge 1080p display, all for under $450? That sounds like a no-brainer. Unfortunately, the OS is filled with bugs, the battery life is a huge let down, and the camera struggles to take acceptable photos in anything but ideal lighting conditions. If you can get past those main compromises, though, you’ll have a phone with great screen, super powerful processor and awesome build quality. For around $400, you could do much worse than the MX4.

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7/10

Got this phone complicating

Meizu M1 Note

(5 months ago)

Heard up fast can't get calls

Heard up fast can't get calls

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1/10

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