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Meizu M5 (2016)

Flyme OS v5.5 (based on Android Lollipop)
Mediatek MT6750
Mali-T860 MP2
2 GB / 16 GB
5.2 inch (720 x 1280 px)
13 MP, 4160 x 3120 px, autofocus

This phone comes equipped with a 5.2 inch IPS display, a Mediatek MT6750 chipset, and 2 GB of RAM.

But hold on, there's another layer to explore.

Table of Contents

This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the Meizu M5 smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device.

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Meizu M5 specifications

BrandMeizu
NameM5
ModelM5
Release date2016

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight4.87 oz
Dimensions5.8 x 2.87 x 0.31 inch
Colorsblack, blue, gold, green, white
SIM typeNano SIM

The weight of Meizu M5 is about 4.87 oz with battery. This is average for smartphones of the same size. Smartphones use a Nano SIM as a small chipcard for a subscriber identity module (SIM).

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System, chipset, performance

OS versionFlyme OS v5.5 (based on Android Lollipop)
SoCMediatek MT6750
CPUOcta-core, Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53, Quad-core 1 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUMali-T860 MP2

The Meizu M5 comes with Flyme OS v5.5 (based on Android Lollipop) out of the box. Google has integrated many services with Android. These include Google Maps, Gmail, and Google Drive. An advanced scheduler manages this octa-core CPU. It assigns tasks to the CPU for real-time speed and power efficiency. Many mobile devices use ARM Mali GPUs. They are well known for their good performance and power efficiency.

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Display type, size, resolution

Display typeIPS
Screen size5.2 inch
Resolution720 x 1280 px
Multitouch supportyes

The 5.2 inch IPS display has better features. These include optimal viewing angles, color accuracy, and unchanging color reproduction. The 5.2 inch display make this smartphone pocket-friendly. The size of the screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner.

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Memory, storage

RAM2 GB
Internal storage16 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

The smartphone has 2 GB of RAM. It can run many apps at once without much lag or slowness. Having more RAM alone does not guarantee better performance. Most people think a smartphone needs at least 32 GB of storage. The M5 has only 16 GB. We can expand the internal storage (16 GB) with a compatible microSD card.

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Cameras, flash

Main camera13 MP, 4160 x 3120 px, autofocus
FlashDual LED
Selfie camera5 MP

This single camera can be enough for many smartphone users, it depends on their photography needs and preferences. The M5 does not have optical image stabilization (OIS).

Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCno
FM radiono
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

The Meizu M5 supports 4G/LTE networks. The phone is capable of connecting to Wi-Fi networks. The M5 smartphone is capable of connecting to Bluetooth devices. The GPS allows this smartphone to find their exact location. It provides accurate navigation and mapping. The phone isn't NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. NFC is not essential for basic phone functionality, but it can be useful. The 3.5 mm headphone jack allows us to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Ion 3070 mAh, non-removable

The Li-Ion 3070 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery. It does not need periodic full discharge. The battery of M5 isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, fingerprint, gyroscope, light, proximity
SpecialsDual SIM

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The accelerometer provides information about the smartphone's movement in three axes. These are X (horizontal), Y (vertical), and Z (depth). The M5 phone has a fingerprint scanner. The light sensor detects the level of light in the environment. Dual SIM is great for businesses. They want to give staff a device with separate numbers and bills for personal and business use.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this Meizu phone is no exception. As with any device, there are aspects that shine and others that fall short. By examining both sides, we can paint a complete picture of what this phone has to offer. Let's explore its standout features and areas for improvement. Remember, this is just my opinion, and yours might be different.

Pros

  • microSD slot
  • Dual SIM support

Cons

  • limited-size screen
  • insufficient internal storage
  • single camera setup
  • no OIS function
  • no 5G support
  • no NFC feature
  • no Type-C USB port
  • low-capacity battery
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Lucas Bradley I'm Lucas Bradley, the founder of the Phone42.com site. I love technology, especially smartphones, and I've been working with tech stuff for more than 20 years. This means I've seen a lot of changes and have learned a bunch about what makes a good phone. On Phone42.com, I look at all kinds of phones. They can be from big, well-known companies or new ones trying to make their mark. I want to help people understand what's new and cool in the world of smartphones, in a way that's easy to get.
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