The Meizu Pro 5 is here and looks impressive at a glance. This is the second Meizu phone launched in 2016. In August, we saw the launch of Meizu MX4. With two consecutive launches in recent months, the Chinese mobile phone company hopes to increase its dominance in a market that is already flooded with many Android phones. However, the biggest competitor to the Pro 5 is the Samsung Galaxy S6. Meizu has used the Samsung Exynos 7420 SoC chipset to power the device. Therefore, it would be interesting to see how these two phones fight it out in the consumer market.
Specs at a glance
Meizu Pro 5 is a premium model that uses the octa-core Samsung processor for greater performance. While the processor is sufficient to keep it at par with other Samsung devices, the Pro 5 meets the S6 on other counts as well.
First, lets take a look at the screen size. While the Meizu Pro 5 sports a 5.7-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, this is smaller than the 5.10-inch display of the Samsung Galaxy S6. Screen resolution of the Pro 5 takes a beating at 1080×1920 pixels against the 1440×2560 pixels of the S6.
Since we’re comparing the Pro 5 to a Samsung device, comparing the camera is a must. The Pro 5 has an edge here with a 21 MP rear camera but both phones use a 5 MP front camera. In fact, the camera of the Samsung S6 has an awkward bump, which is a dampener.
Expect better battery life with the Pro 5 that has a 3050 mAh battery capacity against the 2550 mAh battery of the Samsung Galaxy S6. Storage capacity on both phones is the same with a 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. However, the Meizu Pro 5 has expandable memory unlike the Samsung S6 that no microSD slot.