Meizu M5 With VoLTE Support, 13-Megapixel Camera Launched

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Meizu M5 With VoLTE Support, 13-Megapixel Camera Launched
Highlights
  • It is available in two RAM/storage bundles
  • The Meizu M5 is powered by an octa-core processor
  • It supports VoLTE and fingerprint recognition

After the M3 Max, Meizu has launched the M5 smartphone in China. The budget handset has been made available in two RAM/ storage bundles, and the 2GB RAM/16GB storage variant is priced at CNY 699 (roughly Rs. 6,900), while the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant is priced at CNY 899 (roughly Rs. 8,900). The big highlights of the smartphone are that it offers VoLTE support, hybrid dual-SIM slot, octa-core processor, and a 13-megapixel camera at this price range.

The Meizu M5 smartphone goes on sale from November. This is the successor of the Meizu M3, and the company has skipped a numeral to launch the Meizu M5 smatphone directly. It will be made available in Mint Green, Glacier White, Champagne Gold, Sapphire Blue, and Matte Black colour variants. As for specifications, the Meizu M5 sports a 5.2-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) 2.5D curved glass display with a pixel density of 282ppi. It is powered by a MediaTek MT6750 octa-core processor (4 x 1.5GHz Cortex-A53 + 4 x 1.0GHz Cortex-A53) with Mali T860 GP and 2GB or 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM. The smartphone has a hybrid dual-SIM slot (Nano+Nano) which doubles up the second slot as a microSD card for storage expansion as well (up to 128GB).

The Meizu M5 runs on Yun OS 5.1 with Flyme OS 5.5 skin on top, and packs a 3070mAh battery. There's a 10 percent increase in battery size when compared to the predecessor, and Meizu claims it offers 66 hours of music playback. The smartphone sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED flash with PDAF, f/2.2 aperture, and 5P Lens. There's an additional 5-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture, 4P Lens for selfies. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz/5GHz), Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS/ A-GPS support. The Meizu M5 measures at 147.28x72.8x8mm, and weighs 138 grams.

The fingerprint sensor is housed underneath the Home Button and is claimed to read prints in under 0.2 seconds. The Meizu M5 sports a polycarbonate body, with the power and volume buttons housed on the right edge. The 3.5mm audio jack, speakers, and the charging port are all housed at the bottom of the smartphone. Sensors onboard include infrared, accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, gyroscope, and a magnetometer, There is no word on when the Meizu M5 will release in international markets.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Comfortable to hold
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Bright display
  • Bad
  • No FM radio or VoLTE support
  • Average camera performance
  • Intermittent lag in UI and apps
  • Heats up quickly
Display 5.20-inch
Processor MediaTek MT6750
Front Camera 5-megapixel
Rear Camera 13-megapixel
RAM 2GB
Storage 16GB
Battery Capacity 3070mAh
OS Android 6.0
Resolution 720x1280 pixels
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Tasneem Akolawala Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to tasneema@ndtv.com. More
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