Meizu M5s Price, Specs, Features : Sells in the Philippines for Php 8,990

On Tuesday - May 9, 2017, Chinese handset maker Meizu quietly launched a new midrange Android smartphone in the Philippine market -- making it even harder for Pinoy consumers to pick a daily driver within the midrange bracket.

Priced at Php 8,990 and now available at all authorized retail outlets of the brand, Meizu M5s represents a notable upgrade coming from the Meizu M5, which was released locally earlier this year.

Meizu M5s

The most obvious improvement is in terms of design and build -- for whereas the M5 had a polycarbonate shell, the M5s flaunts a unibody, CNC-prepared anodized aluminum body, which is not only more durable but also more elegant looking.

Meizu M5s
The screen also saw an enhancement. Compared to the previous model which only had a 5.2-inch HD IPS display, M5s' similarly sized screen now has a Full HD resolution, resulting in higher pixel density and better clarity.

Meizu M5s

Underneath the shell, Meizu M5s runs its FlyMe-OS-skinned Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system with a 64-Bit Octa Core ARM Cortex A53 and Mali T720 GPU based MediaTek MT6753 processor, has 3GB of RAM, and comes with 32GB of internal storage that's expandable using the hybrid secondary nanoSIM slot that doubles as a microSD card slot. This set of innards is a clear improvement coming from the MT6580 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB ROM of the Php 6,990 Meizu M5.

Meizu M5s

As for imaging capabilities, the specifications remain unchanged coming this phone's predecessor. It still has a 13 MegaPixel rear camera with PDAF, f/2.2 aperture, and Dual Tone LED flash. And the front cam is still 5 MegaPixels with f/2.0 aperture for good low light performance.

Meizu M5s

Overall, to put it simply, Meizu M5s is a more sleek, more durable, and more powerful version of the M5. And on a separate note, you can also see it as but a smaller version of the 5.5-inch Meizu M5 Note, which costs just Php 1,000 more.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name : Meizu M5s
Type : Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category : Midrange
Dimensions : 148.2 x 72.5 x 8.4 mm
Weight : 143 grams
Available Colors : Rose Gold, Stay Gray, Champagne Gold, Moonlight Silver
Operating System : Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Flyme UI 5.2
Display : 5.2 inches (~69.4% screen-to-body ratio), 720 x 1280 pixels (~282 ppi pixel density), IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Processor : 64-Bit Octa Core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53, Mali-T720MP2 GPU, Mediatek MT6753 chipset
RAM : 3GB RAM
Internal Storage : 32GB ROM, expandable via secondary hybrid nanoSIM slot that doubles as microSD card slot supporting up to 256GB
Camera : Back: 13 MegaPixels, f/2.2 aperture, phase detection autofocus (PDAF), LED flash, 1/3" sensor size, 1.12 ┬Ám pixel size
Front: 5 MegaPixels, f/2.0 aperture
Video Capture : Full HD 1080p 30 frames per second
Audio and Video Playback : MP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC, MP4, H.264
Ports : microUSB 2.0, 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 HSPA+; 4G LTE
GPS : A-GPS, GLONASS
FM Radio : No
Sensors : Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity, Digital Gyroscope, Fingerprint Scanner
Network : 2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 and SIM 2,
3G HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
SIM Card Type : Dual nanoSIM
Battery : Non-removable 3,000 mAh Li-Ion battery with Fast Charging Support
Uptime : TBD
Value-Added Features : FlyMe OS Features, Premium Build
Announcement : Philippines - May 9, 2017
Availability : Philippines - May 9, 2017
Price : Official SRP in the Philippines - Php 8,990

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