Meizu MX2 Announced, Packs A Serious Punch

The original Meizu MX was an interesting phone, packing some nice specs while remaining fairly small compared to the bigger competition. You could say that Meizu makes the best smaller devices out there, and the Meizu MX was no disappointment. With some serious hardware and an interesting take on Android for its software (Flyme OS is a strange beast), it remains a good device with a few issues.

However, Meizu has now announced the MX2, and it’s just as competitive as its predecessor was. With a quad core 1.6 GHz Samsung-made Cortex-A9 processor (called MX5S but might be Exynos), 2GB of RAM, And a 4.4″ 1280×800 display at a very impressive 347ppi. The display is also gapless and has a 3.15mm wide bezel around it, making it nearly edge to edge.

It also contains an 8MP camera with an f/2.4 aperture, front facing camera, 16/32/64GB of memory, MHL video output, an 1,800 mAh battery (non-removable), and HSPA+. And running on all that hardware will be Jelly Bean with Meizu’s own Flyme 2.0 UI. With virtual on screen keys (often merged with an apps menu bar) and one capacitive home button, it’s an interesting take on Android.

If you want to buy one of these, they will be available sometime mid-December for $400/480/640 in US dollars for 16/32/64GB of memory. Fairly cheap for an unlocked device, and fairly good competition to the Nexus 4 I might add. What do you guys think of this device? Share your thoughts in the comments!


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