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Meizu MX 4-core

Average User Rating:
4.5/5,
  • General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
    3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
    Announced 2012, April
    Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2012, June
    Body Dimensions 121.3 x 63.3 x 10.3 mm
    Weight 139 g
    - Touch-sensitive controls
    Display Type ASV capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
    Size 640 x 960 pixels, 4.0 inches (~288 ppi pixel density)
    Multitouch Yes
    Sound Alert types Vibration, MP3 ringtones
    Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
    3.5mm jack Yes
    Memory Card slot No
    Internal 32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM
    Data GPRS Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
    EDGE Class 12
    Speed HSDPA 21.6 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
    WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
    Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
    USB Yes, microUSB (MHL) v2.0, USB On-the-go support
    Camera Primary 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
    Features Geo-tagging, smile detection, Wide dynamic mode
    Video Yes, 1080p@30fps
    Secondary Yes, VGA
    Features OS Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
    Chipset Exynos
    CPU Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9
    GPU Mali-400MP
    Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
    Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
    Browser HTML, Adobe Flash
    Radio No
    GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
    Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
    Colors Black (front)/ white, green, blue, pink, violet (back)
    - MicroSIM card support only
    - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
    - TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
    - S/PDIF
    - SNS integration
    - Google Search, Maps, Gmail, Talk
    - MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
    - MP4/H.263/H.264 player
    - Organizer
    - Document viewer
    - Photo viewer
    - Voice memo/dial
    - Predictive text input
    Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion 1700 mAh

Recent User Reviews

  1. project86
    4.5/5,
    "Best smartphone for audio?"
    Pros - Excellent sound straight from the headphone jack, slick OS, digital output
    Cons - Just the usual issues with paying full price for an unlocked phone rather than a carrier subsidized mainstream phone.
    For those interested in using their phone as their main audio source, the Meizu MX 4-core is my top recommendation. It ticks all the boxes for a quality phone - responsive interface, nice screen, camera that is actually useful, good amount of memory, etc. But there are plenty of nice phones out there. What sets this one apart is the audio quality - it's really good!
     
    Straight from the headphone jack, this thing sounds superb. It's clean, clear, and has a black background. It has a good amount of volume too, able to comfortably drive plenty of full sized headphones from Ultrasone, Grado, Audio Technica, etc. The low output impedance (~3 ohms) means it works well with most IEMs too.
     
    Also worth noting is the SPDIF output capabilities. Using an adapter (that Meizu is still finalizing) the MX 4-core can be used as a transport connecting to an external DAC. I successfully played standard and hi-res material, and the MX feeds it bit-perfect to the DAC. Very useful. 
     
    See HERE for my complete in-depth review. Bottom line - this is a very competent phone, and also an excellent portable audio device. 

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