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Meizu MX4 Pro Philippines Price is Php 20,990 for 32GB Version, Launch Promo Details, Exclusive Demo Video

As promised by Novo7Tech - the official distributor of Meizu smartphones in the Philippines, the much-anticipated powerhouse phablet Meizu MX4 Pro is now available in their flagship store in Gateway Cubao, Quezon City and will be out in all of their branches nationwide within this month.

Meizu MX4 Pro Philippines, Meizu MX4 Pro

"Mark, this is the first and only Meizu MX4 Pro unit that you can find here in the Philippines. And I'm letting you play with it to give you first dibs on the device."

That's what Sir Adrian Lim, IT Director of Novo7Tech - the official distributor of Meizu smartphones in the Philippines, told me during my casual meet-up over coffee with their amazing team last November 21, 2014.

Meizu MX4 Pro

Equipped with sizable 5.5 inch 1536 x 2560 pixels (2K) IPS display panel and a fingerprint scanner atop its home button, Meizu MX4 Pro is the phablet co-flagship of the best-selling and critically-acclaimed TechPinas Badge of Excellence Awardee Meizu MX4 (Kind of like what Samsung Galaxy Note4 is to Samsung Galaxy S5) providing users not just with a larger display but also with a slew of other enhanced features.

Meizu MX4 Pro
Meizu MX4 Pro and Meizu MX4, respectively. The former has a 5.5-inch 2K display while the latter's screen measures 5.36 inches and has 1152 x 1920 pixels (wider than Full HD) resolution.

Meizu MX4 Pro
The two handsets flaunt the same design language highlighted by the rounded sides, super thin bezels, tapered edges, removable curved back plate giving access to the microSIM card slot, and a CNC-processed real metal side frame providing an elegant and durable look and feel in the hand.

Meizu MX4 Pro
Both Meizu MX4 and the Pro version have a 20.7 MegaPixel autofocus camera at the back with Two-Tone flash and Sony IMX220 sensor for top-notch low-light performance. As for the front cam, Meizu MX4 Pro is better as it has a 5 MegaPixel camera for selfies - resulting in bigger and, at the same time, clearer shots - versus just 2 MegaPixel on the earlier release.

Meizu MX4 Pro Philippines, Meizu MX4 Pro
As for the front cam, Meizu MX4 Pro is better as it has a 5 MegaPixel camera for selfies - resulting in bigger and, at the same time, clearer shots - versus just 2 MegaPixel on the earlier release.

Meizu MX4 Pro, Meizu MX4 Pro Antutu Benchmark Score, Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5430 Antutu
Apart from the superb display, design, and camera features, powerhouse internal specs and industry-leading performance are two other main selling points that these siblings share. During Novo7Tech's recent internal testing, Meizu MX4 Pro got an unverified Antutu Benchmark Score of 45,520 while Meizu MX4 clocked in at 48,209.

Meizu MX4 Pro, Meizu MX4 Pro Antutu Benchmark Score, Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5430 Antutu

While Meizu MX4 is powered by an Octa Core 2.2 GHz ARM Cortex A17, ARM Cortex A7, and PowerVR Rogue Han GPU based MediaTek MT6595 chipset, the Pro version runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat based Flyme 4.0 OS with its Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5430 SoC incorporating four 2 GHz ARM Cortex A15 plus four 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex A7 CPU and a Mali-T628 GPU.

Meizu MX4 Pro

During our conversation, Sir Adrian told me that a smartphone running on MediaTek MT6595 is really expected to get a higher Antutu Benchmark Score over one running on the Exynos 5 Octa 5430 chip because of the former's more powerful A17 cores. Nonetheless, he told me that in the score breakdown, the Mali-T628 GPU of 5430 got a higher mark than the PowerVR H6200MP4 MT6595, which could mean that Samsung's Octa SoC actually delivers better graphics performance. Nonetheless, having played with both phones for a while, I'd say that gaming and overall touch experience on the two handsets are largely comparable -- and if ever there's a difference in performance, it's really not that noticeable.

Meizu MX4 Pro

If there's one feature that Meizu MX4 Pro has that you'd really miss on the MX4, it's obviously Fingerprint Sensor. Coated with scratch-resistant sapphire crystal (just like its camera module at the back), this one touch-scanner lets you unlock your phone, protect personal applications from prying, and even make MPay purchases in supported territories, among other capabilities that I'll talk about in the coming weeks.

Meizu MX4 Pro

For Meizu fans and everyone who's interested to purchase this incredible device, here's an exclusive and extensive demo video of Meizu MX4 Pro that Sir Adrian gave me last November 2014. I hope you can check it out and share it with our friends.


Meizu MX4 Pro 32GB variant is now up for purchase at Novo7Tech Gateway Cubao store. Its official suggested price is Php 20,990 but if you're getting from today until February 8, 2015, you can enjoy a Php 1,000 discount -- bringing its price down to Php 19,990 if my math serves me right. Obviously, given everything that the handset offers, it's already a steal at that amount.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name Meizu MX4 Pro
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen), Phablet
Price Category High End (Flagship Level)
Dimensions150.1 x 77 x 9 mm
Weight 158 grams
Available Colors Grey, Gold, White
Operating System Android 4.4.4 KitKat with latest version of FlyMe OS user interface and experience by Meizu
Display 5.5 inches (~546 ppi pixel density), 1536 x 2560 pixels, IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Processor Octa Core ~ Quad Core 2 GHz ARM Cortex A15 plus Quad Core 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex A7 CPU, Mali-T628 GPU, Exynos 5 Octa 5430 chipset
RAM 3 GB RAM
Internal Storage 16, 32, and 64 GB options, non-expandable
Camera Main: 20.7 MegaPixels, 5248 х 3936 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, Sony IMX220
Front: 5 MegaPixels, 2592 х 1944 pixels
Video Capture 2160p @ 30fps, 1080p @ 30fps, HD for front camera (TBC)
Audio and Video Playback MP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC, MP4, H.264 player
Ports microUSB v2.0, USB On-The-Go, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, 3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, HSPA+; LTE Variant: Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL
GPS Yes, with GLONASS and A-GPS
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Gyroscope, Fingerprint
Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100, TD-SCDMA 1880 / 2010 - China Mobile, 4G Network LTE 1800 / 2100 / 2600 (Bands 1, 3, 7), TD-LTE 1900 / 2300 / 2500 / 2600 (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
SIM Card Type microSIM
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3,350 mAh battery
Uptime TBD
Value-Added Features Latest Version of FlyMe OS, Fingerprint Scanner, Large Display
Announcement China: November 19, 2014
Philippines: February 6, 2015
Availability Philippines: February 6, 2015 (Novo7Tech Gateway Cubao)
Price Official SRP: 32GB - Php 20,990

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