Meizu MX5 will arrive in India on Wednesday, 26 August, and will be available exclusively on Snapdeal. The 16 GB version of the device comes with a price tag of Rs 19,999, which means it will have to take on Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML (4 GB RAM), Xiaomi Mi4 (64 GB), and OnePlus One in the market.
The new model will compete with Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML (4 GB RAM), priced at Rs 19,999, Xiaomi Mi4 64 GB version (Rs 19,999) and OnePlus One (Rs 18,990 for 16 GB version and Rs 21,990 for 64 GB version).
Here is a specification comparison of the aforementioned mid-range smartphones to help you buy the one that has the features you want:
Display: Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML scores over others with a 5.5-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen and 1080 x 1920 pixels (403 ppi pixel density). Both Meizu MX5 and OnePlus One have a 5.5-inch full HD screen with 1920x1080 pixels (401 ppi pixel density). Xiaomi Mi4 has a smaller screen, 5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen but has a better display with 1080 x 1920 pixels (441 ppi pixel density).
Processor: Meizu MX5 scores over its rivals with MediaTek Helio X10 Turbo processor. Asus Zenfone 2 has an Intel Atom Z3580 processor, while Xiaomi Mi4 and OnePlus One are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 801.
Operating System: Meizu MX5 and Zenfone 2 run on Android 5.0 Lollipop, OnePlus One has Android 4.4.2 KitKat, upgradable to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, and Xiaomi Mi4 comes with Android 4.4.3 KitKat.
Storage: Zenfone 2 ZE551ML comes packed with 16/32/64 GB internal memory, expandable up to 64 GB and 4 GB RAM. Meizu MX5 houses 16 GB internal memory and 3 GB RAM, OnePlus One has 16/32 GB internal memory and 3/4 GB RAM, and Xiaomi Mi4 has 16/64 GB internal memory and 3 GB RAM.
Camera: Meizu MX5 has a 20.7 MP rear camera and 5 MP front snapper, compared to Xiaomi Mi4's 13 MP rear camera and 8 MP front camera, and 13 MP main camera and 5 MP secondary snapper seen in OnePlus One and Zenfone 2.
Battery: Meizu MX5 is ahead with a 3,150 mAh battery, followed by 3,100 mAh in OnePlus One, 3,080 mAh in Xiaomi Mi4, and 3,000 mAh in Zenfone 2.
Conclusion: Meizu MX5 scores over others when it comes to specifications with decent display, superior processor, camera and battery. It is a device that has the potential to beat its competitors in the market.