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Meizu MX4 Pro review

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Meizu MX4 Pro
Meizu MX4 Pro
Meizu MX4 Pro
Meizu MX4 Pro

Informr score
The Meizu MX4 Pro currently has an Informr score of 8.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 5 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What's good

  • Powerful performance
  • Plenty of storage space
  • Accurate fingerprint scanner
  • Great price
  • Beautiful display

What's bad

  • Limited 4G LTE band support
  • Slow camera
  • No carrier subsidized options

In recent years, a number of Chinese manufacturers have begun offering high-quality handsets that rival even the flagships of big name carriers. The Meizu MX4 Pro is the latest example of this. Does the handset have the chops to run with the big names in mobile devices? Let’s look at some specs and reviews!

One of the biggest areas of debate on the MX4 Pro is its design. While it features a metal frame with a plastic shell, common to many popular handsets, it is particularly thick and heavy for a current-generation smartphone. Reviewers that liked a little heft loved the way the phone felt in the hand, while those that prefer a feather-light design thought the phone was dated and bulky. This will largely be a matter of personal preference. Phone Arena calls the design, “austere, yet stylish” while Android Authority believes that “The size puts this device just outside the realm of comfortable one-handed use.”

When you look at the screen on the phone, you’ll understand the added bulk. With a massive 5.5-inch 1536-by-2560 pixel display, the phone sports one of the highest resolution displays currently available. While the aspect ratio is a little odd, coming it at 15:9, Meizu claims that this is to optimize text rendering in portrait mode, a fact that many reviews reinforced. Reviews of clarity and brightness were superb, with many reviews noting the screen was even easy to see in bright sunlight. If there was anything to knock about the screen, in-depth tests at Phone Arena noted a bit of inaccuracy in colors, stating “We’ve seen way worse, but it would have been nice if the color balance was a bit better.”

Powering the MX4 Pro is a beastly octa-core 2GHz Exynos processor with 3GB of RAM. Despite being a 32-bit processor, it is one of the fastest available according to benchmarks at GSM Arena and Mobile Geeks. Reviews backed up the benchmarks with Android Authority noting that it “flies through the various elements of the Flyme OS.” Mobile Geeks was impressed as well, stating, “This isn’t a handset that I feel is going to hiccup when you’ve got 10 apps running and then get a phone call and your alarm goes off.”

The handset doesn’t support microSD cards, however with 16 to 64GB of internal storage available depending on your model, you shouldn’t find yourself lacking room for your favorite games or tracks.

One area that the phone excels is its fingerprint scanner. All reviews were very positive, some even calling it one of the best they’ve used. Phone Arena, in particular, called it “very quick and accurate.” WIth support for multiple gestures and fingerprints, it combines options and accuracy in a way that many maker’s have yet to figure out.

Powering the camera on the phone, you’ll find the same Exmor sensor used in the Xperia Z1 and Z3. At 20MP, the rear camera should offer plenty of detail and performance. Android Authority stated, “Even in low light situations, the camera manages nice results, with HDR and Night Modes available to enhance the shot.” Unfortunately, reviews also indicate that while the picture quality is quite good, there are some performance issues to worry about. All reviews pointed out that the camera was slow to take shots. It also lacks any form of burst mode. It also uses a tap focus, without any form of continuous focus or face tracking.

Powering all of the high-end hardware is a 3350mAh battery. Multiple battery tests from different sites noted you should expect performance similar to other flagship handsets, with at least a full day of use on a single charge, sometimes more. This also depends on the power profile that you choose.

Overall, the reviews of the MX4 Pro are positive. Combining a low price tag with robust hardware seems to a good way to turn heads. Phone Arena liked the device, stating, “The MX4 Pro looks like a device well worth your consideration.” GSM Arena declared “Meizu has a solid smartphone on their hands.” While Mobile Geeks called it their “Smartphone of choice” for early 2015.

Operating system
Operating system
2 GHz
2 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
20+ MP
20+ MP
3350 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...


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...

- Hayato Huseman, Pocketnow

High-end specs, excellent performance and an intuitive UI make this affordable Meizu a real pro.

- Tomos Ellis, TechRadar
Android Authority
Android Authority

Though not flashy, the Meizu MX4 Pro has got what counts

- Joshua Vergara, Android Authority

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...

- GSMArena team, GSMArena

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...

- Victor H., PhoneArena

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Common Questions

Meizu backs up the MX4 Pro with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your MX4 Pro has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Meizu support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Meizu's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.


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Screen Size

The Meizu MX4 Pro's screen size is 5.5 inches with 1536 x 2560 pixels resolution.

2 GHz

There is a Samsung Exynos 5430 Octa core 2 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system (OS).

20+ MP

You can take photos with the phone's onboard 20+ MP camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 5+ megapixels resolution.

16/32/64 GB

Internal memory is 16/32/64 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3350 mAh battery.

MX4 Pro Specs

Release Date December 16, 2014
Regions Available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Operating System Android 4.4 KitKat

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Processor Samsung Exynos 5430 Octa core 2 GHz
Internal Storage 16/32/64 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
20+ Megapixels
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Panorama, Self-timer
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
5+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1536 x 2560 pixels
Pixel Density 546 pixels
Size 5.5 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3350 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Plastic
Colors Gray, Gold, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15 x 7.7 x 0.9 cm (5.9 x 3 x 0.4 in)
Weight 158 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
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