Meizu Announces One of The Best $100 Phone Around

The Chinese market is known to be the home of value when it comes to smartphones, and it is companies like Meizu which are carrying that torch forward.

Its latest phone comes with a 5.2-inch display with a curved 2.5D glass. It has 720p resolution, a polycarbonate design as well as a 0.2s fast mTouch 2.1 fingerprint scanner embedded in the home-button.

Under the hood, you get a 1.5 GHz octa-core MT6750 processor with either 2 GB RAM & 16 GB storage, or 3 GB RAM with 32 GB storage. At the back is a 13 MP camera with dual LED flash and a 0.2 second autofocus system, with a 5 MP shooter on the front.

It supports dual-SIM as well as memory expansion through a hybrid slot. 4G LTE and VoLTE are supported alongside Wi-Fi, GPS and GLONASS, while battery capacity is set at 3070 mAh. It comes in five colours; Matte Black, Mint Green, Blue, Champagne Gold and White. The matte black colour is specially developed to avoid scratches and fingerprints.


As for the pricing, the phone will retail for $105 in China, which makes you wonder how Meizu makes money on these phones, anyway. The only phone which can give M5 a run for the money is Xiaomi’s Redmi 3 and the upcoming Redmi 4. Hopefully, the pricing won’t change much once the phone launches in other territories, if that happens at all.

Meizu M5 specifications:

  • CPU: 1.5GHz octa-core
  • Chipset: MediaTek MT6750
  • OS: Android with FlyMe UI 5.5
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE; Dual-SIM
  • Display:
    • 5.2-inch 2.5D display with 720p resolution
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 2/3 GB
    • Internal: 16/32 GB
    • Card slot: yes, up to 256 GB
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 13 MP, Dual-LED
    • Secondary: 5 MP
  • 0.2s Fingerprint scanner
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C, Wi-Fi
  • Battery: 3070 mAh
  • Price: $105

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  • Imam Bux

    First thought from Karachite: Happy to give this on gun point, if robbed. :D

  • SSyar

    Android OS 5.1, what a bummer.,

  • Sadaqat Ali

    How to get this Mobile in Pakistan while this officially not available in the country?

  • Taha Najam

    Three year old OS, only 2GB RAM and 720p screen. Is this your definition of the best?

    • umer

      5.1 isn’t three years old

      • Taha Najam

        5.1 is still lollipop. We’re up to 7.1 by now. Two generations behind.

        • Mubashir Ahmad

          You get a 0.2s fingerprint sensor..that too for 11k rupees. I would go for it even if it was kitkat. And then add custom rom nougat to it after root.

          • Taha Najam

            Well congrats, now you can unlock your phone in 0.2 seconds. For most people, a fingerprint sensor is a useless gimmick and they’d rather have extra RAM and a better screen for that price. Also, Nougat requires special hardware, so that’s a no as well.

            • Mubashir Ahmad

              Well that depends on one’s preference.

    • Muhammad Abrar Ali

      Meter Khraab Check Specs 1st :/

      • Taha Najam

        I did. Pretty mediocre.

        • Muhammad Abrar Ali

          no ur r insane :p

  • Muhammad Yasir

    you forgot to mention , they forgot the M4 and instead went for the M5 (just like samsung went for note instead of note 6)

    bombs incoming ?!