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Meizu MX4 Pro Review

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Meizu MX4 Pro

I am very happy because I have opportunity to present to you a flagship device from Meizu called MX4 Pro. It is a newest device from the Meizu which is known as premium company which always releases high-quality devices so I hope that the Meizu MX4 Pro will be the same quality. I am really so excited and I hope you are also. For more information you can read my opinion about the MX3 here.

Meizu MX4 Pro (1)Design and build

I need to say that the phone is really nice and beautiful. Design is really cool and I think you will like it. Some say that it has partially iPhone look but it doesn’t matter. The phone comes in 3 are available colors which are gray, gold and white. I personally have a gray model and you have feeling that you have much much more expensive device.

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It is made from metal alloy which is very similar to alloy also used for aircrafts. Because this alloy gives the phone strength and it is light as a feather. The build quality is really high like on any other flagship smartphone. Dimensions of Meizu MX4 Pro are 150.1 x 77 x 9 mm with weight 158 g including battery.

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The back cover is removable allowing you to put the SIM card in the slot. The it comes battery is non removable. Overall in my opinion the design is simple and elegant.

Display

Meizu MX4 Pro has really impressive JDI 5.5 inch screen with resolution 1536 x 2560 pixels. I must say this is really amazing because this better than 2K panels. From my experience this is the best display ever. It has 2K+ panel because it has higher resolution than on 2K panels and that’s why we have the + addition. In this combination it gives about 546 ppi pixel density and of course screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Display is very pleasing to the eye where JDI panel has smaller battery drain. Definitely best screen ever.

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Performance and benchmark testing

This beast or as I should say MX4 Pro is most powerful smartphone in the market now. It is based on Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5430 CPU. This CPU is octa core comprising quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A15 cores and quad-core 1.5 GHz cortex-A7 cores. So therefore optionally all corners can work or just one depends what you are using.

It has 3 GB of RAM and 3 models for storage 16GB-32GB-64GB without the possibility of extension. For graphics activities there is Mali-T628 GPU. I have tried many applications including games and all worked like a charm. Loading is fast and high demand games also works perfectly. You have always enough free RAM. Below you can see several benchmark test results and you can see that

Meizu MX4 Pro (cpu-z)

Meizu MX4 Pro – Benchmarks test results

  • Antutu: 47,134
  • Antutu 3Drating Benchmark 5621
  • Geekbench 3 996/3322
  • Vellamo Metal: 1698
  • Vellamo Multicore: 1324
  • Vellamo Chrome browser 2820

Meizu MX4 Pro (antutu)

Meizu MX4 Pro (3d)

Meizu MX4 Pro (geekbench)

Meizu MX4 Pro (vellamo)Software

It comes with Android v4.4.4 KitKat system upgraded to Flyme 4.1. This is not the first time I see Flyme OS so I know how it works. In cosmetic way it is more or less the same as other previous versions. And I think you will like it because all themes are beautiful. It has several new features like function Smart Touch which allows you to activate any app or open while it is running in the background, which can indeed be very useful. The system is fluid and really fast. The newest version of Flyme OS is in my opinion very stable.

Meizu MX4 Pro (android)

Meizu MX4 Pro (android-1)

Connectivity and GPS

As flagship smartphone it has all modern functions like 4G LTE, WIFI, GPS, NFC, WCDMA and Bluetooth 4.0. All functions works perfectly normal as it should work. GPS works out of box with precision of 4 meters and you don’t need to do anything additional to have working GPS. Also other functions like Wi-Fi has a large range including Bluetooth. Wi-fi is supports 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and it is dual-band.

Meizu MX4 Pro (gps)Camera

The Meizu MX4 Pro comes with front and back main camera. The front facing camera has the OV5693 5 MP sensor while the main camera has 20.7 MP sensor. The front facing camera produce high-quality photos and it will be great for video calls like for Skype or for selfies with your friends. The main camera has Sony IMX220 Exmor RS series sensor. It is 5-element lens F/2.2 with Blue glass filter and Sapphire crystal protective lens.

This combination is great for taking photos and even in low light conditions thanks to dual-LED flash with dual tone including Night scene mode. I have tested the camera in every possible condition and I can freely say that photo quality is high. You will be satisfied with the quality of photos. Also it can record a video in several possible formats like [email protected], [email protected] The photos are like photo art, impressive quality with many functions in camera app.

Meizu MX4 Pro photo samples

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Battery

MX4 Pro has built in battery with capacity of 3350mAh. With normal use it can last one and half day which is a good result for this kind of beast. I have been playing games, going to the Internet and of course I have taking photos. So I can say that they did the good job for choosing the battery because with singular charge it can last more than one day.

Conclusion

As conclusion I can freely say that the Meizu MX4 Pro is great smartphone. It has gorgeous design and of course high build quality. It is also very powerful and in reality it is the flagship killer phone. It has amazing 5.5 inch JDI screen which is much better than 2K. Overall it offers so much for so low price so in my personal opinion this is the best smartphone in this price range. For additional information you can visit the official website or Facebook page.

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  1. IVANKA

    Feb 10, 2015 at 02:40

    Yes, it is really a great phone. I am using it now, love it.

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Review: ZMI Reason ONE

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ZMI Reason ONE — a new smart alarm clock by Xiaomi Ecosystem partner — ZMI. This is the first smart alarm clock by the Chinese brand. The company’s assortment includes power banks, chargers and other gadgets for smartphones.

The design and functionality of the alarm clock are similar to the Xiaomi AI smart alarm clock. One of the main differences is the voice assistant. The alarm clock by Xiaomi supports Xiao AI suitable for Chinese customers. ZMi Reason ONE supports Alexa, which greatly simplifies the use of the device in Europe, USA, and other English-speaking countries.

DESIGN

The model has a compact rectangular shape (12×6×2 cm). It is made of matte black ABS-plastic.

The front panel is occupied by black monochrome screen. Despite the compact dimensions of the alarm clock, the screen is large enough. Therefore, the numbers and letters on the display are clearly visible even from a distance.

On the top, there is a touch button, which is responsible for voice control activation and microphone status.

On the rear panel, there is a speaker, a Micro-USB port (for charging) as well as a button for resetting to factory settings.

FUNCTIONS

The display shows the time, date, alarm status, timer, and WiFi connection. When the voice assistant is activated, the display shows two circles, which look like “eyes”.

ZMi Reason Clock supports the Alexa voice assistant. You can ask the weather, find out the news, time, ask to turn on the music or set an alarm/timer, add smth to a shopping list and even find out the currency exchange rate.

The ringtone of the alarm clock is also easy to change. There are about 30 melodies to choose from the menu.

The alarm clock can also be a portable speaker. The model supports popular music streaming services like Amazon Music, Audible, iHeartRadio, and others.

If you have devices that support Alexa, then you can control them using ZMI Reason One. In order to do this, you need to install a special application and synchronize the devices with each other.

The price for such a smart alarm clock is ridiculously low — only $ 20. Sounds cool, doesn’t it?

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Sharp Aquos C10 [REVIEW]

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The Sharp C10 review has finally arrived! Sharp is a Japanese brand that mostly covers its market in Japan, but has recently started to turn its marketing to other areas of the world. So yes, Japan is not only popular for Hentai and awesome cars industry but they also get involved in the smartphone industry. Sharp is probably best known for their TVs or kitchen appliances to some, but they are fairly old players in the smartphone game, making phones like the Aquos Crystal back in 2014. Let’s jump back to the C10 and look at all the interesting bits this smartphone hides.

Build quality

Because of it’s non standard aspect ratio, this phone brings some quite interesting looks with it. It’s a bit shorter and wider than what we’re used to, with a droplet styled notch on the top and glossy plastic back. The USB-C jack lies on the bottom between the speaker and microphone grilles, but unfortunately there is no 3.5mm audio jack on the top which is a huge disappointment. Finally, the very clicky three buttons are positioned on the right side and are pretty easy to reach due to the phone’s size.

The phone itself is fairly light in hand, but it still feels relatively sturdy and rigid. It is claimed to have gorilla Glass protection for the screen, but it’s unknown which version of it exactly. Also, Sharp have decided to put the fingerprint reader on the front, so you get a small recession under the screen where the fingerprint sensor resides. The phone itself is not too thick either, so it’s a real pleasure to handle all in all.

Android OS

The OS on this thing is actually pretty light with little to no bloat! It’s Android 8.0 Oreo with a few tweaks to the settings application, task switcher, and the system UI to handle the notch and to distinguish it from other Android phones. Notch handling is done on a per-app basis which means that most applications probably won’t support it. I’ve found that only the stock gallery seems to make use of it, while Youtube cuts off the whole top. You can also disable most of the Google applications if you don’t use them, that’ll get you some extra RAM space if you need it. The situation here is fine although they should work on the visual integrity a bit in the future updates.

Performance

This phone gets 89296 points on Antutu which is not that great for a mid range device. Compared to the Mi A2 which gets 134348 points, performance of the C10 seems pretty bad, but it’s not all that bleak. In Geekbench it gets 883 for the single core test, 4239 for the multi core test and 3702 for the renderscript test. Synthetic benchmarks obviously don’t tell the full story as this device multitasks fairly fast and handles Chrome just fine for day to day web browsing. PUBG Mobile locks the graphics settings to low and even then it stutters here and there, so obviously don’t pick this phone if you’re looking for raw gaming performance. Even then, playing on it’s relatively small screen won’t be too comfortable of an experience. Regarding screens…

Screen

In a mid range phone like this, a screen usually won’t be too interesting of a subject. C10’s screen has some very rounded corners on the top including the notch, while the bottom just has regular, hard corners. You do get a relatively nice FHD+ IPS panel with a resolution of 1080×2040. Colors pop pretty nicely at higher brightness settings, and speaking of brightness this phone handles it pretty well. Lowest brightness doesn’t go too low, but highest brightness is thankfully high enough for outside use.

Cameras

I have to say, this phone has quite an interesting thing going on with the camera. Unfortunately, the second camera is only used for depth detection in portrait mode so I think it’s a bit of an useless addition, but the camera application itself is pretty feature packed. I’m happy to say that it also has a full featured manual mode with only the RAW option missing. The photos it takes on auto mode are lifelike, vibrant and just very pleasant in general. Given it’s wide aperture, it’s also pretty competitive at night, but only with still shots. Portrait mode gets you some pretty strong depth blur, but it’s inaccurate as well so use it in moderation.

Switching over to video, the mild disappointment starts. No stabilization options at all, nor any slow motion modes available. Thankfully it does have 4K, but I don’t think most people will find it very useful. Some EIS would go a long way here. All in all, it’s a pretty competent camera in the price range with some nice software features like the picture-in-picture mode, but the second camera is a bit of a waste, and the addition of EIS would be extremely beneficial.

Audio Capabilities

Testing the audio output on this phone yielded some fairly average results. Doing the tests with the headphones connected, we can see that the frequency response loses it’s linearity and some distortion shows up on the low end. The stereo crosstalk also jumps up by almost 40dB with the headphones connected. These tests are done with a 55ohm set of on-ear headphones so results may vary with different loads. The audio output thankfully does get comfortably loud so it does seem to have enough power.

Similar situation for the speaker which gets relatively loud, but it carries some distortion along with it. Nothing tragic but you’ll hear when you’re pushing it. The plastic case doesn’t resonate with the speaker that much so it doesn’t help the tinny feel of the sound. For such a budget phone, I really didn’t expect anything extraordinary from the loudspeaker so I wouldn’t call it a disappointment by any means.

Battery

Running the Lab501 gaming test on maximum brightness for 15 minutes drained the battery by 5%. Playing PUBG mobile under the same testing conditions for the same amount of time drained the battery by 10%. So with a full battery, you could game on this phone for about 10 hours.

That’s surprisingly good given the relatively small 2700mAh battery inside C10. It’s standby times are even better since the phone shows little drain during the night and could probably last over a week if used sporadically. Suffice to say, I’m pleasantly surprised!

Additional features

When it comes to additional features, this phone doesn’t pack any surprises. Unfortunately, Sharp has even omitted an FM radio receiver software even though the hardware supports it. There’s no FM radio application to be found anywhere! The fingerprint reader usually unlocks on the second try, but the results can vary and it’s pretty fast when it works.

GPS also hasn’t been proven too spectacular as it took a while to get my location acquired, but it works all right once it locks on the satellites. Finally, there’s full OTG functionality here so you can plug in flash drives and all kinds of other peripherals into your phone. No problem!

Closure

The Sharp C10 is an interesting budget phone with a pretty stern and business-like design. Even though the performance might not be the selling point here, you trade it in for a very respectable camera which I’d say is the highlight of this phone. Unfortunately some bad decisions were made, for example the removal of the 3.5mm jack and the lackluster notch handling, but all in all it could be way worse. In the end, all that matters is preference – what do you want out of your phone and what are you willing to sacrifice.

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Xiaomi Mi 9 Review

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Xiaomi’s flagship smartphone, Mi 9, has some awesome characteristics like design, powerful processor, and a great camera. Wanna know more about it? Stick around. I’ll tell you all about it.

First Impressions

If we ignore aluminum frame for a moment, It can be said it is made entirely out of glass: the front panel is made of Gorilla Glass 6, and the back panel is Gorilla Glass 5. This model has a shiny blue gradient color, and there are two more color options: black and violet. There’s also a Transparent Edition that pushes price tag way beyond $500.

The glass gives the phone absolutely stunning look, but it also makes it prone to scratches and fingerprints. I recommend using silicon case that comes in the box, or some other type of protection you can buy online.

Mi 9 is Xiaomi’s first phone with a dedicated AI button. Just press it and Google Assistant will instantly pop-up, giving you the most relevant information based on your online behavior. You can reassign it as I did. I’m using it to open the rear camera.

Screen

Mi 9 has a real jewel on the front: a 6,39 inch Full HD Super AMOLED screen. The best screen on any Xiaomi device so far has great readability under the sun and it’s significantly better than LCD panels used on previous Xiaomi flagships. Above the screen is a 20-megapixel camera in a tiny waterdrop notch, and above that is a speaker. There’s even more on top of that: sensors and a LED notification light, hidden from your eyes.

Great things are coming in waves with Mi 9 because under the screen is a fingerprint sensor, lightly illuminated so you can always know where to press to unlock the phone. Let’s not forget Always-on colour display or Ambient Light, Xiaomi’s name for this very usable feature.

Hardware, benchmark

Xiaomi Mi 9 is the first smartphone with Snapdragon 855, the most powerful chipset in the world. It runs like a grinder trough games and apps so if you’re looking for a gaming phone, Mi 9 is something to seriously consider.

The phone in my hands has 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. Other flagships have at least double storage capacity, but this was a way to keep the device affordable to a much wider market segment. Xiaomi rightly estimated that 64 GB is enough for most users. After all, there is also a 128 GB version available.

At the bottom is a single loudspeaker with enough firepower to flawlessly reproduce music or gaming sounds. It is not a stereo speaker, though.

Camera

Camera quality has become an essential feature for many customers, and Xiaomi Mi 9 has really a great one to offer. Wait, not one but three! The main camera has 48 megapixels, second is 12-megapixel telephoto snapper and the last one is a 16-megapixel ultrawide sensor. Image quality is great with plenty of details.

If you’re looking for a smartphone that will give you a perfect photo in a way to simply get it out of your pocket and make a snap, Mi 9 is an obvious choice.

Software

Xiaomi Mi 9 runs the latest MIUI 10 on top of Android 9. It follows the same logic just like any other MIUI system before, with some nice new features like moving trough system with gestures. I’m using Xiaomi phones for years and this is the most polished and user-friendly MIUI by now. The system-wide dark mode is a nice feature, and there’s also a Second Space. That’s a part of a memory protected by password, where you can put all the apps and other content you don’t want others to see.

Battery

The Battery on Mi 9 has 3.300 mAh, which is slightly smaller than last year’s Mi 8. Although it is not as big as batteries on other flagship devices or even Xiaomi’s own Redmi Note series, it is capable of reaching the end of a day on a single charge. Things get interesting when it comes to the way the Mi 9 charges.

It supports wireless charging, something Mi 8 didn’t have. Xiaomi just recently hopped in a wireless charging train, but it did it with style: Xiaomi Mi 9 has the fastest wireless charging among all the smartphones, capable of reaching full capacity in just an hour.

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Verdict

Xiaomi knows how to hit a bullseye: it offered a handset with an insanely powerful processor coupled with enough of RAM to easily broke every app in pieces. Camera quality is astonishing, just as the design of the device. There’s also a big shiny screen for awesome gaming and multimedia experience. With price as low as $322,99, Xiaomi Mi 9 is not only an impressive flagship smartphone but also the best-buy option for anyone who’s looking for performance and top image quality. Stay tuned for more videos and don’t forget to subscribe!

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