Got my Pro 5(64gb, black/gray) 2 weeks ago.
Good battery life
Finger print sensor is accurate
User Friendly gestures
Poor camera (dull images)
Poor display (Yellowish and dim)
Compatibility of some applications (FB messenger not fully supported after update)
Google Playstore is not pre installed.
Zombie tsunami will automatically become chinese version after installing the english version from play store.
Glitch in the sound when liking a facebook post while listening to music via earphones.
Otg for usb type is hard to find.
This phone is really faulty.
This is a waste of money, unless meizu would fix the camera algorithm and the other bugs.
I have not gotten a hold of this phone yet, but looking at its specs, im simply impressed! But with different views and opinions around, for me it is just a matter of personal preference at the end of the day. But let us not forget that we cannot avoid some defects from unit to unit, that is why experiences vary from one to the other...
After having used this phone for quite some time now, I have the following comments:
1. Battery life (I didn't get the 95 hours endurance rating like in the gsmarena test, but anyway it's better than many phones out there now)
2. Lovely design and build quality
3. Flyme OS 5 (after the upgrade) is a joy to use, it's my favourite OS on top of Android
4. Top notch performance (with Flyme 5 is virtually "flying")
1. Display quality disappointing (screen turns bluish when tilted and sometimes all colours of the rainbow)
2. Camera overexposes all pictures even in normal light conditions, pictures are "burnt" in the sunlit areas - this is a huge disappointment, low light is miserable - producing a lot of noise and unreal, cartoony artifacts, selfie cam is very poor as well
I would not include as a con some of Flyme bugs and omissions which the development team might be working on it.
So my advice is that if you can overcome the cons, you might be very pleased with this phone, I just couldn't and sold it already.
I just don't know why gsmarena team portrait it as the best phone on the planet.
On the other hand, there's not too much alternative out there.
vindictive666, 19 Jan 2016You can buy where I bought it from: www.meizumart.it, but I don't know about custom duties out... morehi vindictive666,
Thanks a lot for your suggestion, I am looking it right now:)
Anonymous, 21 Jan 2016This or Motorola Moto X Style?Meizu has better specs but is more pricey.
The question is, do you really need so much power of a cpu in your cellphone or not?
If you play games choose the Meizu.
If not, choose MOTO X STYLES.
Ap, 19 Jan 2016Hi Fazid/All, may I know where to buy this phone from good and trusted online store? I am ... moreYou can buy where I bought it from: www.meizumart.it, but I don't know about custom duties outside EU. Apart from that you will get free shipping.
Fazid, 10 Jan 2016hey, im from malaysia, bought the phone through an online distributor. Regarding your isse wit... moreHi Fazid/All,
may I know where to buy this phone from good and trusted online store?
I am also from Malaysia. it's very difficult to find the trusted store.
anybody can suggest, please?
You're absolutely wrong about the camera of this handset . Meizu uses the PRO 5 Sony IMX 230 sensor in its most updated version with picture quality and stunning video ! See story on the comparison of the cameras between 5 Galaxy Note vs LG V10 vs Nexus 6P vs Meizu Pro 5, this site . Meizu put the very best in this handset such as build quality, screen, processor, and especially battery life , reaching 95H in gsmarena test. Before talking about a device , technically known about it.
So this phone is a samsung galaxy s6 edge plus with a different os and a diffrent display but so while in the samsung galaxy s6 edge plus its curved display and its 2160p on meizu pro 5 its 1080p and its not curved but the difference in price is huge the meizu pro 5 costs 412Â€ wile the s6 edge plus costs 799Â€ fir the same storage and ram configuration while i think that the meizu pro 5 its better because of the price if you dont mind the lack of curved display and display res and design i would recommend the meizu pro 5 (oh my god 300 Â€ difference for only the bump on display res and curved edges and design ). :(
boller, 10 Jan 2016Thanks. Maybe i fixed that time freeze problem. I downloaded Amber weather from google play it... moreYou can check at the upgrade app. It will tell you what version of firmware you are running. If it's an A, then go upgrade to Flyme 5 already! :)
Fazid, 10 Jan 2016hey, im from malaysia, bought the phone through an online distributor. Regarding your isse wit... moreThanks. Maybe i fixed that time freeze problem. I downloaded Amber weather from google play it looks like working now. I could not locate my city i can now.
Do you know how i can determine what version of the phone i have? A or I .
All i know is i have M576 . Bought on aliexpress. I forgot to tell them put flyme 5 on it.
boller, 31 Dec 2015Ok so i have the pro 5 64gb for 2days now. First day i found out what flyme version i had and... morehey, im from malaysia, bought the phone through an online distributor. Regarding your isse with widget, you can go to the security app and allow your widget to work in background. Restart your phone and voila, works like magic :) anyway, for me the phone is superb in most area, usability, battery, power...but Flyme should improve on their native apps such as contacts, messaging etc...their native apps mostly only usable in China, however such feature if can be used outside china would be amazing such as the yellow pages in the contact app..otherwise, im quite happy with what i get :)
ssbatman21, 31 Dec 2015can any experienced user comment on its display quality and does anyone know when is it coming... moreI have this phone for almost a month now, and the screen is really good. It can get really dark, and really bright, no problems under sunlight, and also no problems in the middle of the night, even if the screen is "only" 1080p it is very sharp, I don't know when it going to India, but you can buy on eBay.
boller, 31 Dec 2015Thanks. I did what you said and i scored 92034. it worked. My flyme version: flyme os 22.214.171.124A... moreA version is Chinese, so unfortunately not. Flyme 5 still hasn't been released for 'I' firmware.
can any experienced user comment on its display quality and does anyone know when is it coming to india???
Ademli, 31 Dec 2015Don't stress to much that your on 4.54 vs 5.1.1 you are really not missing out on too much. Ev... moreThanks. I did what you said and i scored 92034. it worked. My flyme version: flyme os 126.96.36.199A . Not international version right?
boller, 31 Dec 2015please tell us when you do and how. This is why it is not clean international yet.Don't stress to much that your on 4.54 vs 5.1.1 you are really not missing out on too much. Eventually you will get the latest update. I would rather stick to the older is sometimes in certain cases even though I can assure you that you be disappointed on flyme 5.1.1
I remember updating my Motorola droid turbo from Android kitkat 4.4.4 to lollipop 5.1. It ruined my phone the battery life was draining like crazy. It was a disaster. This is also a common issue for people on the apple iOS when then updated to the newer iOS. So trust me always let others trial the is for at least a month before you update. Cheers
boller, 31 Dec 2015Ok so i have the pro 5 64gb for 2days now. First day i found out what flyme version i had and... moreHi Boller
I believe you might have a different flyme os then the one I have. When I received my version it had slot if Chinese text bullshit on it. Another words I believe it might be the flyme made for the Chinese in China and not the international version. However I do have the option to change text to certain languages. I am able to update to flyme 5.1.1 I believe some of you guys have the international version which does not give you the option to update automatically. But I am sure you will be able to root the phone and do a manual install.
As far as your 70k vs 90k. To be able to achieve the 90k. Go to settings under power management change your mode to performance. And this should definitely increase your speed to 90k on antutu.
I hope this helps. Cheers