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Meizu X (2016)

Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Mediatek Helio P20 MT6757
Mali-T880 MP2
3 GB / 32 GB
5.5 inch (1080 x 1920 px)
12 MP, 4000 x 3008 px, autofocus

The manufacturer offers this phone with a 5.5 inch LCD display, a Mediatek Helio P20 MT6757 chipset, and 3 GB of RAM.

Is the cost justified by its features? I'll strive to answer that by the end of my review.

Table of Contents

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

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Meizu X specifications

BrandMeizu
NameX
ModelM3X
Release date2016

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight5.82 oz
Dimensions6.06 x 2.99 x 0.29 inch
Colorsblack, blue, gold, white
SIM typeNano SIM

The weight of the Meizu X is still considered to be lightweight and portable. Smartphones use a Nano SIM as a subscriber identity module (SIM), which is a chip card.

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System, chipset, performance

OS versionAndroid OS v6.0 (Marshmallow)
SoCMediatek Helio P20 MT6757
CPUOcta-core, Quad-core 2.3 GHz Cortex-A53, Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUMali-T880 MP2

The Meizu X comes with Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box. Google regularly releases new versions of Android. They have new features, improvements, and security updates. This octa-core CPU consists: Octa-core, Quad-core 2.3 GHz Cortex-A53, Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53. Many people consider ARM Mali GPUs a good option for mobile devices.

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Display type, size, resolution

Display typeLCD
Screen size5.5 inch
Resolution1080 x 1920 px
Multitouch supportyes

The 5.5 inch display make this smartphone pocket-friendly. The display size is the diagonal distance from one corner of the screen to the opposite corner.

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Memory, storage

RAM3 GB
Internal storage32 GB
Memory card slotno

The smartphone has 3 GB of RAM. It can run many apps at once without much lag or slowness. The needed RAM amount for good performance depends on factors. These include the OS, the apps, and the services we use. Generally, a smartphone should have a minimum of 32 GB of internal storage. The X has 32 GB. The internal storage of the Meizu X (3 GB) cannot be expanded.

Cameras, flash

Main camera12 MP, 4000 x 3008 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 X comes with a basic camera setup and lacks any advanced features.

Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.1, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCno
FM radiono
USBUSB Type-C, USB host
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Worldwide, people use 4G networks. They have become the standard for mobile networks in many countries. The X supports the latest Wi-Fi standards. We can use Bluetooth to connect our X smartphone to many Bluetooth devices. The X has a GPS receiver. Many fitness and activity tracking apps rely on GPS. It is used to accurately measure and record outdoor activities. 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-Po 3200 mAh, non-removable

The Li-Po 3200 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a light-weight, rechargeable battery. The X does not have a removable battery, it integrates the battery into the phone's design.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, fingerprint, gyroscope, hall, light, proximity
SpecialsDual SIM, Fast charging, Flyme 5.2

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The X smartphone has an accelerometer. The fingerprint reader is a biometric security feature found in X smartphones. The light sensor is a type of sensor in a smartphone. It lets the phone measure light intensity around the device. Dual SIM is great for businesses. They want to give staff a device with separate numbers and bills for personal and business use. With fast charging, we can get a significant amount of battery life in a few minutes of charging.

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

  • Dual SIM support

Cons

  • limited-size screen
  • non-expandable storage
  • single camera setup
  • no OIS function
  • no 5G support
  • no NFC feature
  • 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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