We’ve recently covered the first quad-core smartphone to ever hit the Philippine market and some of our readers find that the feature-packed HTC One X‘s price tag is a bit heavy on the wallet. We’re all wishing that the price will go down so we can also experience the difference of a quad-core smartphone. If you’re saving up for a new smartphone and wanted to go 4 cores (and not that brand conscious) then Meizu MX might be a very viable option that you might want to look at.
Meizu Technology Co. Ltd., a fairly young (just almost a decade old) smartphone manufacturer, is behind the recently unveiled Meizu MX that features the 1.5GHz quad-core 32nm HKMG Samsung Exynos chip that is said to be not only powerful but power-efficient as well (running Android 4.0.4 ICS).
At a glance, the Meizu MX’s design closely resembles that of the iPhone 4. It is equipped with a 4″ screen with 960 x 640 resolution which is also the same as the iPhone 4. Having a bigger screen with the same resolution has it effects, as the phone’s pixel density dropped to 292ppi. This was properly compensated though by the ASV display technology that aids the handset in producing a decent viewing experience even at a lower pixel density.
The unit features an 8MP camera with an f/2.2 aperture and BSI sensor that should give you detailed stills even in low-light condition. Being a quad-core smartphone, the camera is also capable of shooting 1080p HD clips at 30fps. The Meizu MX comes in two storage variant, 32 and 64Gb. This should make up for the lack of MicroSD card slot of the phone. It also boasts a future-friendly HSPA+ network that supports up to 21Mbps.
The newly announced phone will be available this June but rumored to only be available in China and Hong Kong. This shouldn’t be a problem because our local online retailers should be able to get their hands on these units without a sweat. The Meizu MX is priced at HKD3,099 (Php17,000+) for the 32GB version and HKD4,099 (Php 22,000+) for the 64GB.