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Xiaomi Mi 4 vs. Meizu MX4, the Chinese giants




Two of the most prominent smartphone maker in China battle it out in the flagship category, each sporting the top chipsets from Qualcomm and Mediatek — the Meizu MX4 and the Xiaomi Mi 4.

The reason why we’re pitting them against each other is because of one simple fact — both handsets, despite of their gargantuan hardware specifications, are priced at less than half the SRP of most other flagship smartphones of other global brands.

xiaomimi4-meizumx4

SpecsXiaomi Mi 4Meizu MX4
Display5" Sharp/JDI IPS OGS, 1080p, 441ppi5.36" IPS @ 1920x1152, 418ppi
Processor2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801MediaTek MT6595 octa-core, 2.2GHz + 1.7GHz
GPUAdreno 330PowerVR G6200
RAM3GB2GB
Internal Storage16GB, 64GB16GB, 32GB, 64GB
Expandable Storagen/an/a
CellularLTE Cat 4 150MbpsLTE Cat 4 150Mbps
WiFi802.11n/ac802.11ac
BluetoothBT4.0BT4.0 LE
Rear Camera13MP20.7MP
Front Camera8MP2.1MP
Battery3,080mAh3100mAh
OSAndroid 4.4.4Android 4.4.2
Price~Php14,000~Php12,000

Based on the hardware configuration alone, we try to stack one against the other and tally the points.

Xiaomi Mi 4:
* Slightly higher pixel density
* Has bigger 3GB RAM
* Has larger 8MP sensor front camera

Meizu MX4:
* Has larger 20.7MP rear camera
* Slightly bigger display size
* Significantly lower starting price

While we cannot categorically determine whether the Mediatek MK6595 with its octa-core processor is better than the quad 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801, Mediatek’s 47,233 Antutu score for the MK6595 breaks the record of any chip we’ve seen before.

It’s a close fight, that’s one thing we can agree on. Perhaps, if they’re too close to each other, the final determining factor might be the design and form factor.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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21 Responses

  1. Pinoid says:

    Panalo MI4, ayos mx4 octacore pero IMO but ko pa kekelanganin ang octa kung kaya naman trabahuin ng quad?. Sa spec panalo tlga Mi4 tska guaranteed na regular ung update/support ng xiaomi. 3 gig ram pa un ang importante for multi task. and battery approve! half shot lng sa mx4. Regarding naman s processing, 4 processor sapat na, 8 processor? mehhh.. anong apps b need ng 8 processor? wla..nagsayang lng ng extra processor, kaartehan papainitin lng nyan ang device mo.. siguro 5-10yrs after bka need n natin 8 processor, sa ngayon applicable lng 8 processor for pc/laptop..sa mobile? sus wag nah.. gawa muna kayo ng apps na pang heavy duty un bka need na natin 8 core..

    • trolololo says:

      uhhhmmm.. big.little po ang configuration ni mtk6595 hindi po tulad ni 6592 na true octacore. kapag po intensive yung app, yung may mas mataas na clockrate ang mag proprocess and yung isa naman otherwise. kaya parang 2 quadcore lang yun. hindi talaga octacore. kaya siguro ok lang na ganyan ang configuration ng mga SOCs ngayon kung wala namang “intesive” apps na mag papatakbo sa 8cores at once.

    • tomcat says:

      di mo alam big.LITTLE kaya nasabi mo di mo kailangan 8 cores.

    • meow says:

      *facepalm*
      oh man how i wish you could just simply shut up.
      let alone your first line tell your point to save yourself from…further embarrassment…
      but this was a little too late tho.
      you can start asking yourself why and search for what the man above me tried telling you.

    • mga bobo tao dito says:

      instead of mocking just give us your point.

  2. archie says:

    Processor, expandable memory, battery. Probably we can also include future availability. Mi4 wins.

  3. Kjata says:

    Ang purpose ng 8 core sa mobile ang 4 core na 1.7 ang una magagamit kung madami ka na apps na naka open at mabigat na apps like games saka gagana yon 4 core na 2.2 magswitch sila ng processor na magagamit ganyan po ang process ng octa-core na processor. Kung ayaw mo maniwala try mo magresearch at magbasa.

  4. paul says:

    For me I would go sa meizu mx4, puro snapdragon na kasi phones ko para maiba naman at maganda gpu halos katulad sa 5S at quad core pa ata, unless ma release na ang snapdragon 810

  5. Xander says:

    Hindi expandable ang storage ng Mi4.

  6. pnoy says:

    Dami mo sinabe. Wala naman kame pake sa mga pinagsasabe mo

  7. abangers says:

    Expandable up to 64gb ang storage ng mi4? Kala ko ba nonexpandable. Just like mi3

  8. Bukayo says:

    Bigger display doesn’t necessarily mean it is better. Depende syempre sa user kung prefer nya ang bigger display o hindi.

  9. archie says:

    Processor, micro sd slot, battery and not to mention the future availability. Mi4 wins.

  10. whymoderated says:

    Bakit moderated na ang comments ko? Ano to, pilian ng mga sasabihin ng mga tao sa site ninyo?

  11. arnold says:

    Correct me if im wrong, pero i think meizu is dual sim? That would be a big factor too

  12. Log says:

    Nakakatawa nmn daw comment nung una. Neither phones have definitive advantage over the other. Personal preference nalang ang basehan, hntay nalang ng review.

  13. mag isip din says:

    sa mga noob na habol eh 8 core ito tanong ko… SINO sa inyo ang naglalaro ng 3 high graphics games ng SABAY SABAY???????? mag eenjoy kaya kayo laruin un ng sabay sabay??? anong apps ang need 8 core para patakbuhin meron ba???? sa 8 core ung extra core jan pang back up lng!!!! in real life situation parang TANGA KA NAMAN KUNG MALALARO K NG 3 HIGH GRAPHICS GAMES NG SABAY2x.. utak hunghang
    s paghahanap ng laro ito ang practical na kelangan mo:
    atleast QUADCORE
    RAM
    DISPLAY
    CAMERA
    BATTERY!
    sa mga nagdedefend kunwari sa 8 core TINGNAN NATIN KUNG MA UTILIZE NYO YAN IN REAL LIFE SITUATION.. BAKA NGA LANG MAG CANDRY CRUSH LANG KAYO… sus mio… pinoy utak

  14. malaslang says:

    parehas silang may advantage… mi4 has 8mp front cam good for selfie, 3gb ram, radio + factor ung design… sa mx4 naman 20mp rear cam, + octa pa + excellent benchmark…

    for both phones are no sd slot un lang ang panget sa kanila…

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