Meixu MX2 means business, hits China next month

Meixu MX2 means business, hits China next month

Meizu has unveiled its answer to Chinese rivals Huawei and ZTE in the shape of the Meizu MX2, an action-packed Android 4.2 Jelly Bean handset that goes on sale in its home market in the middle of next month.

The follow-up to last year's MX looks to be just as special too, and launches with the kind of spec that's pretty close to as good as it gets for a 2012 Android device.

It's a decent looker too, although that single-button front face and the rounded edges surrounding its 4.4in 1,280 x 800 display (347ppi) will have more than a few iPhone owners drawing inevitable comparisons.

On the inside, though, the MX2 is well up to the task of taking on any rival. The nerve centre of the whole thing is a Samsung-made quad-core 1.6GHz processor, coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of storage.

The 8MP camera is par for the course these days, though the f/2.4 exposure rating should guarantee some nice sharp snaps, and there's a front-facing cam too for video calls.

Speaking of which, the dual-mic noise cancellation should make a difference there and when shooting video, and all of it should look pretty good on that edge-to-edge display.

The battery is rated at 1,800mAh, which seems a little on the stingy side. It's also non-removable, which could prove an annoyance to some.

Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean is pre-loaded, but Meizu's own Flyme skin sits on top and delivers some quite heavy customisation, though this is the first outing of the UI on top of Jelly Bean as far as we know.

The price has been listed as starting at $399 for the 16GB - that's a touch under £250, which strikes us as a seriously good price indeed. It's all largely academic, though, as the Meizu MX2 isn't likely to ever reach UK shores - at least officially, anyway.

And from what we can see here, that's a bit of a shame really.

via: Engadget

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3 comments

Pondlife  Nov. 28, 2012 at 12:10

I think the appearance is the reason we'd never see it here..
Article mentions it having 4.2 and 4.1.2?

Pondlife  Nov. 28, 2012 at 12:15

Also the 16gb at £250 is ex vat, £300 inc vat, so more than the N4 not really compelling...

AhmadCentral  Nov. 28, 2012 at 16:03

It's a good price for China, not so much for people importing outside of China. (probably be around £330 inc shipping)

The Huawei Honor 2 would be a much better choice for £250inc shipping. Relatively same specs.

Or just wait for December/January for sub £200 phones with Mediateks quad core processor phones. (with dual sim as well). For example Zopo will be doing a 1080p screen, dual sim, 2GB ram, 8mp camera, quad core, android 4.1 for £160 in China. Probably around £220 to import.

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