Key Features: 4G, Octa Core Processor, Flyme OS, 20.7MP camera

Manufacturer: MEIZU

What is MEIZU MX4 Pro?
Once it is mentioned with MEIZU mobile, we often think of the rebellious temperament. And in the early of September, the Meizu official has launched the MEIZU MX4 smartphone, and the price of ¥1799 has immediately produce a sensation in nowaday's mobile market. What's more, it also released the higher performace of MEIZU MX4 Pro, adding more selectiobs for the customers interested with the Meizu mobile.

MEIZU MX4 and MEIZU MX4 Pro

The comparsion of Meizu MX4 & Meizu MX4 Pro

As for the meaning of the Pro, the CEO of Meizu announced that it is more powerful hardware, easier fingerprint identification and more extreme of Hi - Fi sound effects.

And now we will make a detailed comparaion about the specs of these two Meizu products, making it clear for the customers why there is a large price difference of 700 yuan. And after seeing the whole article, you will be sure which one to choose.

MEIZU MX4 and MEIZU MX4 Pro

MEIZU MX4/MX4 Pro: Specs

Meizu MX4 is equipped with a 5.36 inch Sharp/JDI display, with a 1920*1152 pixels resolution, which is higher than the traditional 1080P resolution. There is a 20.7MP camera, which adopts the Sony IMX220 Exmor RS stacked color-sense elements with dual color temperature LED flashlight, and support 4K video recording. The MX4 is also configurated with MTK MT6595 octa core processor, and has 2GB RAM, installed with the Flyme 4.0 operating system which is based on the latest Android 4.4 OS.

MEIZU MX4 and MEIZU MX4 Pro

While the MX4 Pro is featured with a larger 5.5 inch screen with a thigher resolution of 2560*1536 pixels, 20.7MP rear + 5.0MP front dual camera, and a large 3350mAh battery capacity. This MX4 Pro mobile uses the Samsung Exynos 5430 octa core processor, larger 3GB RAM, and the latest Flyme 4.1 operating system.


MEIZU MX4/MX4 Pro: Design-Home Key

MEIZU MX4 and MEIZU MX4 Pro

In fact, the real pictures of this MX4 Pro mobile had been exposured by lots of forignal medias at a ealier time. What's the most attracting is the square physical Home key design, which is different form the raised design of Samsung Home key, for it is a sinking button. Apparantly, it is designed for the fingerprint recognition.

As for the difference between the fuselage dimensions, though there is a large difference when comparing together, in fact there is no difference no matter with the grip holding or portability when using thses 5.36 inch and 5.5 inch mobiles. On the fuselage thickness, Meizu MX4 is featured with a 8.9mm thick, while the MX4 Pro is 9.0mm. So can anyone seen the weak 0.1mm difference when in the practical using?

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The top design is completly the same

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One is practical and the other is virtual with the Home Key

MEIZU MX4/MX4 Pro: Screen

As we know, the MX4 is equipped with a 1080P resolution display, once added a "Pro" after it, it is sure to be featured with a higher 2K screen. Which one will show a better visual effect, that is hard to say and can't be distinguished by our eyes, for even the MX4, its PPI has been up to 418.

MEIZU MX4 and MEIZU MX4 Pro

The screen for single-hand-holding of Meizu MX4 covers a 57.6% area(Holding the phone vertically when testing, and the picture is automatic horizontal figur)

MEIZU MX4 and MEIZU MX4 Pro

The screen for single-hand-holding of Meizu MX4 Pro covers a 51.2% area(Holding the phone vertically when testing, and the picture is automatic horizontal figur)

Besides, there is no difference on the front design of these two mobiles, and the earphone position even the position of the middle frame are all the same, as well as the front camera positions, while MX4 is equipped with a 2MP front camera, and the MX4 Pro is 5MP camera.

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The same design of the Receiver position

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The same design of the bottom of the model

In addition, the layout of the button interfaces is also the same. speakers are arranged at the bottom of the fuselage, which can avoid the block when laying flat or holding. Moreover, they also have the same position of opening groove of the back cover.

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The same design of the back

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The same position and specs of the back camera

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The same design of unremovable built-in battery

As to the back design of these two smartphonnes, though looking similar gray color at the first sight, in fact the color MX4 is deeper, and the design is not as delicate as the front panel. The position of the back camera is the same, and no differences on the hardware configuration. 20.7MO Sony CMOS camera and dual color temperature flashlights. Both support removed rear cover, but unremovable battery. In viewing of the large screen and high resolution, MEIZU MX4 Pro has a larger capacity of 3350mAh battery.

MEIZU MX4/MX4 Pro: OS-Flyme 4.1 for easier using
In fact, there is not too big difference between Flyme 4.1 and Flyme 4.0, but the new added functions are very practical. First is the gusture waking-up, which is the first used in the Meizu products while adopted in other brands in a earlier time. By drawing the specified symbols, users can open the apps in such a quick speed.

MEIZU MX4 and MEIZU MX4 Pro

Flyme 4.1 support gusture wake-up, customed right slide with locked screen and trackball

Next is the customed right slide with locked screen, which is also supported with the Flyme 4.0, but needing to slide right on the locked UI and then enter into what you have selected. While in the Flyme 4.1, users can directly enter by slecting the functions on the setting menu, and it also added the voice wake-up function, making it possible to wake up your mobile by sying "Hell, Mzeizu" after opening the function.

Another new function that the Flyme 4.1 equipped is the trackball, which can be found on the notification bar. It can realize returning, drop down to hover, turn on the notification bar and switching applications and other functions, which will be easier for one hand operating.

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High accuracy rate of fingerprint recognition but difficult to record

The pressed entry fingerprint recognition of MX4 Pro is more convinient than the slide input fingerprint of the other models, but some tedious, because each press record fingerprint information is limited.

MEIZU MX4 and MEIZU MX4 Pro

Built-in App center/Safety center/Payment and Free desktop material

MEIZU MX4/MX4 Pro: Camera-Close IMX220 Photo effection
These two Meizu mobiles are both equipped with Sony IMX220 light sensor, more advantages with the 1/2.3 inch light sensor area than the 1/3.06 inch of most phones. And judgying from the camera spec, we can infer that the theory quality of pictures should be the same level most card machines.

MEIZU MX4 and MEIZU MX4 Pro

Manual mode/Rich Fiter

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Light Mode

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Optionally focus

In the manual mode, users can control the shutter time, ISO, exposure compensation, and the focal length. Light mode which is also referred to shot first and then focus, by clicking any position after taking photos it can realize the actual alternate chaging at any location. Here we select four common shooting scenes (indoor outdoor macro Night) for testing, and the first picture of every group was taken by MX4, and the second by MX4 Pro. All the pictures are not retained after the processing and saved the EXIF information, people interedted can look at the origianl photos.

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Focal Length: 5mm Aperture: f/2.2 ISO Sensitivity: 100
Exposure time: 1/266 Exposure Compensation: 0EV White Balance: Auto

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Focal Length: 5mm Aperture: f/2.2 ISO Sensitivity: 40
Exposure time: 1/225 Exposure Compensation: 0EV White Balance: Auto

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Focal Length: 5mm Aperture: f/2.2 ISO Sensitivity: 540
Exposure time: 1/16 Exposure Compensation: 0EV White Balance: Auto

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Focal Length: 5mm Aperture: f/2.2 ISO Sensitivity: 500
Exposure time: 1/14 Exposure Compensation: 0EV White Balance: Auto

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Focal Length: 5mm Aperture: f/2.2 ISO Sensitivity: 138
Exposure time: 1/99 Exposure Compensation: 0EV White Balance: Auto

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Focal Length: 5mm Aperture: f/2.2 ISO Sensitivity: 50
Exposure time: 1/33 Exposure Compensation: 0EV White Balance: Auto

MEIZU MX4 and MEIZU MX4 Pro

Focal Length: 5mm Aperture: f/2.2 ISO Sensitivity: 215
Exposure time: 1/16 Exposure Compensation: 0EV White Balance: Auto

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Focal Length: 5mm Aperture: f/2.2 ISO Sensitivity: 250
Exposure time: 1/25 Exposure Compensation: 0EV White Balance: Auto

Seeing from the samples, the imaging quality is also in a horizontal line, under good light of outdoor it will be better, but in the indoor and dark station, it is expected to be promoted with the relatively large number of noise.

MEIZU MX4/MX4 Pro: Video

Both the two mobiles are built-in online music bansed on Duomi and online video based on Sohu, makingit possible for users to a freely to enjoy the entertainment. Moreover, both support floating video playback, you can use the phone to watch videoes while doing other things.

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Online Video/Music automatically turning off supported

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Abundant type of online video sources and support floating video

Meizu MX4 added the Hi-Fi function, and it will sdopt the 32bits advanced DAC, plus OPA, and support 44.iK~192K 16/24bits audio source, at the same time it will provide the functions of Intelligent matching, low earning and high earning, etc.

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Good performace with the 1080P video test

In the video playback test link of 1080P, two phones gives the best answer, all 15 paragraph native video can use the built-in video player and devoid of caton, perfect pass.

MEIZU MX4/MX4 Pro: Performace

The last test is the performace of these two mobile phones. Meizu MX4 is equipped with MTK MT6595 octa core CPU, has 2GB RAM, while the MX4 Pro uses the Samsung Exynos 5430 octa core processor with a larger 3GB RAM.

This MT6595 is the first octa core processor that support 4G network, which adopts the ARM big.LITTLE octa core architecture (four Cortex-A17 + four Cortex-A7), the main frequency even can be up to 2.2GHz, Dual LPDDR3 frequencies up to 933MHz, support 600MHz PowerVR 6 GPU. In the networks, it also supports five models (TD-LTE, FDD-LTE, HSPA +, TD-SCDMA and EDGE), its integrated modem supports Cat4 network, the maximum uplink and downlink speeds can be respectively up to 50Mbps and 150Mbps.

MEIZU MX4 and MEIZU MX4 Pro

The Structure of the MT6595 Chips

Mt6595 support up to 20MP camera and dual ISP, H.265 Ultra-HD video decording, as well as smooth 4K video playback. In the aspect of the screen display, it support 2560*1440 resolution with 60fps display capability. Support 24-bit 192KHz Hi-Fi audio.

MEIZU MX4 and MEIZU MX4 Pro

Octa core Samsung Exynos 5430 Processor

Compared with the previous samsung chips which are based on the advanced 28nm process, the samsung Exynos 5430 had obvious lower power consumption. Its still uses the ARM big.LITTLE architecture (four 1.8 GHz Cortex-A15 + 4four 1.3 GHz ortex-A7). ARM Mali-T628 GPU, support WQHD (2560 * 1440) and WQXGA (2560 * 1600) two kinds of screen resolution. In addition, the mobile video compression technology and adaptive dormancy display technology can effectively reduce the energy consumption.

As to the specific performance, we will adopt the Antutu 5.3 vellamo browser benchmark test software and 3D Mark graphics capabilities. Before the test, high-performance mode are both turned on the power mode. The high score of MediaTek MT6595 on Antutu Benckmark has been expected, after all, it has gainded the same socres on the MT6595 releasing conference, while MT6595 also show a perfect performance in the vellamo and 3D Mark.

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MEIZU MX4 Antutu 5.3 Benckmark

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MEIZU MX4 Pro Antutu 5.3 Benckmark

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MEIZU MX4 vellamo Benckmark

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MEIZU MX4 Pro vellamo Benckmark

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MEIZU MX4 3D Mark Ordinary scene/Strengthen scene Benckmark

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MEIZU MX4 Pro 3D Mark Ordinary scene/Strengthen scene Benckmark

Verdict:
All above are the complete comparision of the Meizu MX4 and Meizu MX4 Pro, both keep up of the modern trends in the configurations, while the MX4 Pro even combined the two key points of fingerprint identification and 2K screen in one, and the Flyme OS also has been improved.

However, MT6595 is sure to gain more attention with its higher performance, and then let's come back to the topic of which is worth the value to buy with the 700 yuan difference on the price. Well, the answer is relatively clear, the configuration of the 1799 yuan Meizu MX4 is sure to meet the customer demands, and what is lacking is the high experience of 2K screen and fingerprint more. If you are pursuiting of more extreme visual effects and more secure experience, it is also a good choice to select the MX4 Pro with more RMB 700.