Meizu MX Android Smartphone Price in Singapore, Features, and Other Details

Meizu MX Android Smartphone Price in Singapore, Features, and Other Details: The Meizu MX is a high end Android smartphone that was originally intended to be released in China, but because of its 2G and 3G connectivity, it can also be used in other countries that utilized such connections. In fact, it has attracted quite an attention in the Western countries. The phone is only available in China but can be purchased through carriers and resellers, although one has to make sure that it is English right out of the box since navigating through all its interfaces in Mandarin can be quite a task unless one is familiar with the language. Although Meizu isn’t a well-known brand outside of China, it is able to produce a device such as the MX that is slick, high end, and contains a few tricks of its own. For instance, it runs a unique and capable Android skin made to look like iOS. It is compact, fun to use, and also has penta-band GSM compatibility.

One thing about the Meizu MX’s design is that it very closely resembles an iPhone or an iPod Touch so much so that it can be readily mistaken for one at first glance. It is hued in white and black – the front face of the device is black, while the back has a removable cover that is white and clips throughout using two spring loaded metal pins found at the bottom of the phone. This means that there is no way, even if the phone is dropped, that the back cover will come off unless it is removed intentionally.

Despite of its deceiving look, it somehow manages to be elegant and have substance. The white and black theme of the Meizu MX – like yin and yang – gives it a unique and fresh look that is not often found in other devices. Underneath the MX’s display are slick capacitive keys that Meizu refers to as “Light keys” because they consist of a cluster of LED lights. These keys change in function and appearance depending on the screen display. They also function as indicator lights for emails or texts received. Between the keys is a more conventional ‘Home’ button that also functions as a wake up key. It sticks inward rather than outward so it poses a large risk of accidental activation. Other controls include a thin volume bar on the left side, a microUSB port on the bottom, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a tiny power button on top. The device is hefty at 4.8 ounces and measures 4.8 x 2.5 x 0.4 inches.

As mentioned, the front of the Meizu MX is an all-black that is covered all over by a reinforced glass. The screen has a resolution of 960 x 640 pixels in an ASV or Advanced Super View TFT LCD. The display has 288 pixels per inch density that is crisp and sharp, and both texts and pictures are very pleasing to look at. On the other hand, contrast is high but not as saturated as those devices that boast an AMOLED display. The Meizu MX screen is 4 inches in diagonal so it really offers plenty of real estate for all its intended purposes. The display is surrounded by a thin metal bezel with white plastic edges.

As for the camera, the Meizu MX sports an 8 MP shooter at the back. It can cover both photos and videos, and overall the quality is quite decent. The camera software though is pretty limited in terms of effects and has some odd qualities to it. For example, previews of photos are in the cropped mode so that one has to pinch and zoom first before being able to see the whole picture. Low light performance for both video and picture is quite low but under good lighting, photos can be amazing.

In terms of software, the Meizu MX runs on Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) but there are talks of upgrading it to Ice Cream Sandwich soon. It also sports Meizu’s own “Flyme” user interface that is quite interesting given that, as mentioned, it has a rather iOS like look. In addition, the smartphone has some interesting built-in apps including a China-based application that is not affiliated with Google. Its music software is particularly impressive because it has its own equalizer. Performance is stunningly fast using its own dual core 1.4 GHz Cortex A9 CPU and 1 GB of RAM. The battery too can last up to 8 hours with medium use, which is pretty good.

Meizu MX Android Smartphone Price in Singapore Dollar (SGD): Approximately S$ 500.00 (Starting Price)

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