Every year, the Chinese company Meizu released a smartphone. This year, came to light a few devices. In addition Meizu MX4, which the manufacturer announced in early September this year, will now be available and more advanced model – MX4 Pro. On the one hand, it is unusual, because the fans of the brand had become accustomed to the fact that all the powers of the company’s engineers typically spend on a single model. However, given the fact that the Meizu do not hesitate to copy the ideas of Apple, this is another explanation. For the first time Apple has shown the very large smartphone, saying goodbye to the precepts of Steve Jobs, who claimed that no one will buy phones with large screens. And the new Meizu MX4 Pro exactly the same diagonal as in the flagship iPhone 6 Plus – 5,5 inches. During the presentation, the Chinese company has repeatedly referred to Apple, but this will be described below.

Great Hall was completely filled with journalists and bloggers, the presentation began with a performance of the musical group. At the same time the room is highlighted by a beautiful illumination, and fans of the brand include flash phone as a flashlight in the dark it looked very nice.

At the beginning of the presentation has been said many words about the MX4. The Chinese market is warmly accepted this model, which is an attractive price-performance ratio. No wonder she was the proud title of the most powerful smartphone on the end of the 3rd quarter of 2014. The new software offers useful features such as buying different themes, software through the company store. As you know, initially Meizu no applications from Google. But for local users is not a problem, because it is very soft demand from the manufacturer.

Shell Flyme got new features. For example, choosing a beautiful wallpaper for lock screen, the same image will be “blurred” in the menu with icons. It looks stylish, and all the data normally seen nothing merges. No less beautifully decorated and application data about the weather.

In any area of ​​the desktop is placed a small circle. Double click helps to move the image down and gesture with his finger down it causes notes, move left and right to switch between running applications. It is not hard to notice there is a similar function and iOS.

Design MX4 Pro is almost a complete copy of MX4. He will be available in three colors: gray, gold and silver. The basis of the case is made of aircraft-grade aluminum, the sides held a beautiful silver bezel – it looks very nice. The back cover is removable, it is made of polycarbonate.

Screen smartphone – one of the key features of the model. 5.36 ” are written in a thin MX4 2.6 mm frame, while MX4 Pro they slightly larger 2.8 mm. At the same time it is the minimum value in the class, which plays a novelty, because it belongs to a generation of smartphones with 2K screens. Meizu notes, which often increases the diagonal, but the resolution is the same as that of the models with no such large screens.

Accordingly, falls sharpness. And then the Chinese have made a knight’s move, offering resolution as Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13: 2560 x 1536 pixels at a density of 546 pixels ppi. However, at the height of the laptop a little different, there are 1600 pixels, but nevertheless, an impressive figure. Retaining a very clear picture in the Meizu and were able to keep the brightness and contrast at a proper level. Engineers worked with colleagues from JDI and Sharp, in the end get a screen, which is not inferior in quality Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, because it displays 72% of flowers NTSC, as these models. Brightness he walked Apple iPad Air 2, have stated MX4 Pro 450 is not. Contrast is also better than the new tablet Apple – 1500: 1. It is not clear where does the tablet, it would be more correct to compare the same indicators with smartphones the iPhone, and the situation is not in favor of Meizu.

The smartphone has a processor Samsung Exynos 5430. This chip was introduced in the late summer of 2014, an eight-decision became the first Korean development, implementation of 20-nm technology. 4 Corte-A15 core clocked at 1.8 GHz, 4 core Cortex-A7 operate at a frequency of 1.3 GHz. Compared with chips on 28-nm process technology new uses 25% less energy. There is support for technology bi.LITTLE, when the load varies depending on the task, so that the right can not work all eight cores, which increases the run time. This processor is in the Samsung GALAXY Alpha, which we have already tested. At the same time more productive Samsung Exynos 5433 left for themselves. He stands in the GALAXY Note 4, where the proposed schedule against Mali T760MP6 T628 processor 5430. In MX4 Pro 3 GB of fast RAM for data storage is given 16, 32 or 64 GB of internal memory, microSD support no.

The new processor should have a positive impact on the operating time of a smartphone, according to the manufacturer, despite the 2K-screen on the autonomy model even outperforms some analogs with Full HD. Also here stands auxiliary processor, which is responsible for tracking the movements of the compass operation that reduces the load on the main chip.

The smartphone has support for Wi-Fi 802.11ac, as well as high-speed 4G, which delivers up to 150 Mbit / s. Non-replaceable battery capacity is 3350 mAh, according to official figures it should be enough for 1.5 days of work.

The camera in the MX4 it proved by the results of our testing. IMX220 unit of Sony’s flagship Chinese engineers have put in Pro-version. Dimensions of the sensor 1 / 2.3 ”, is shooting in 20.7-megapixel resolution.

Available – dual LED flash, front 5 megapixel camera with autofocus sensor and 1.4 microns. It works better face recognition system in low light conditions, and wide-angle optics helps in group shots. In addition, she writes video to 1080p. At the same time the screen showed an example of a self-portrait.

The main camera video in 4K writes @ 30 fps, slow motion is in Full HD-resolution. 6-cell lens closes sapphire crystal, which should protect it from scratches.

The presentation showed examples of the shooting, claiming that even with an 8-fold increase in the picture very little noise.

Examples of live shooting conditions are presented below. It’s worth noting that this is a pre-production sample.

Using a phrase from Steve Jobs that the great device has only one button, Meizu showed its first smartphone with a fingerprint scanner. Adding it to the phone, the company took into account the experience of the competition. Thus, noted that in models where the scanner is located on the back surface, this option is inconvenient for people with small hands. Some (guess who) put him in the front, but is required to activate the movement from the bottom up. In addition, these scanners often do not work correctly and accurately. Meizu offers mechanical button with built-in reading personal data, as said the speaker on the stage, based on the success of Apple.

MTouch sensitivity of the scanner is very high, unlocked smartphone for 0.5 seconds, just a touch. And given the attention and security system. This is especially interesting in view of specificity Meizu, because smart phones manufacturers offer with Ruth, ie the possibility of full access to what might be called a unique phenomenon in the market.

The company argued that the scanner is used independent of the operation of shell Flyme process. Therefore, the user can be assured of the confidentiality of personal data. Like Apple, Meizu makes the point that the scanner will help in purchasing. So, he will be active in the store with music, applications, games and skins. In addition, next year is expected to support systems and Alipay Wechatpay. As you know, Alibaba invested Meizu more than 900 million dollars, so that the fruits of cooperation did not take long to wait.

In Meizu MX4 very good quality music playback. But fans need more, because many of the company issued phones have become the standard in the field of mobile sound. In Meizu remembered their past success, because once the company began with the release of MP3 players. The sound quality through a separate amplifier OPA1612 and corporate passive filter will be available in the flagship smartphone, which gives the ratio of signal / noise ratio 114 dB and 123 dB dynamic range.

It is stated that the sound is very clean, and the noise is minimized. Moreover, the company swung to the laurels not just some kind of player, and HiFiMan HM-901. This mobile audiophile player cost about a thousand dollars. Completing the description of musical possibilities smartphone Meizu to say that invented a new standard in the audio, coined the term Retina Sound. Generally «retina» for the first time we heard from Apple, when in 2010 saw the iPhone with high-resolution screen, but now the idea of ​​an American company used on the other side of the world.

At the same time were announced new headphones EP21-HD. Their development took about 8 months, they have a very high resistance to 128 ohms. The smartphone has a few ready-made profiles of sound, so pair them with earphones must show themselves particularly well. At first sight they look very modest ambitions but Meizu make themselves known. However, fans will use the sound is clearly something else.

Concluding the presentation, it was noted that the Meizu very finicky fans for their model MX4 Pro to be a very pleasant surprise. The smartphone will be sold on December 6. Were announced and the price, and in comparison with direct competitors specified and the average price of several contenders in each category: screen, processor, camera, fingerprint, sound.

The basic version of the local market will cost 2,499 yuan, which is much cheaper than similar offerings from competitors. Also, for 129 yuan can buy new branded headphones or protective cover-pad on the rear panel.

According to the Russian representative of the brand, the expected price in Russia MX4 Pro version for 16 GB of memory will be 23 990 rubles. Due to fluctuations in the prices of electronics we are not as attractive as before. Although in quality model offers a truly high-end features. All the same excellent materials, very high quality screen, fingerprint scanner, large battery, new processor, 3 GB RAM, appeared NFC.

It should be noted that before Meizu different original approach to doing business. 5 years ago, Apple sued a Chinese brand of copy their ideas, but now the brand has become more aggressive. Already uses a proprietary terminology Apple, including the legendary phrase “One more thing …” albeit with due respect to its competitor. Nevertheless, the Asian dragon is very active and is clearly not going to stop there, especially given recent impressive financial investment. Purposeful future for the Chinese manufacturer promises to be interesting.


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