Meizu MX6 vs Xiaomi Mi 5: Which flagship smartphone is the best?

Meizu has just released its flagship Meizu MX6 smartphone in China. Xiaomi has released Mi 5 and got rave reviews among tech enthusiasts. There are differences between the two smartphones. Towards the end of the article, you will know whether to buy Xiaomi Mi 5 or wait for Meizu MX6.

Meizu MX6 vs Xiaomi Mi 5: Display

If you would like to buy a smartphone with a large display, you need to wait for Meizu MX6 since it offers a 5.5-inch FHD display integrated with new Touch and Display Driver Integration (TDDI) manufacturing process for the enhanced touch experience. However, Xiaomi Mi 5 features 5.15-inch ultra-bright FHD 600-bit brightness paired with 428 PPI.

Meizu MX6 vs Xiaomi Mi 5: Processor and Memory

If you look at Meizu MX6, the device comes with a deca-core MediaTek Helio X20 processor clocked at 2.3GHz coupled with ARM Mali-T880 graphics, 4GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage.

Mi 5, meanwhile, ships with a Snapdragon 820 clocked at 1.8GHz, Adreno 530 graphics, 3GB RAM and 32GB UFS 2.0 storage. We verified the processing capabilities of both devices and found that Meizu MX6 has a slightly higher speed than Mi 5. You will get latest UFS storage technology with Mi 5, which is the same as in the recently released OnePlus 3.

Meizu MX6 vs Xiaomi Mi 5: Camera

Nowadays, smartphones are shipped with high-end camera sensors. In the case of Meizu MX6, the device offers 12-megapixel Sony IMX368 sensor with support for slow-motion, GIF, panorama modes and filters.

Meanwhile, Mi 5 offers slightly enhanced 16-megapixel rear sensor with 4-axis OIS, 6-piece lens, sapphire glass lens cover including two-tone flash. The main drawback of Mi 5 is the decreased front-facing sensor capacity, which is only 4MP. However, the sensor ships with large 2-micron pixels, selfie countdown and face recognition.

Meizu MX6 vs Xiaomi Mi 5: Battery

Both Meizu MX6 and Mi 5 provide support for fast charging technology. In terms of capacity, Meizu MX6 wins because it has a 3060mAh battery, which is slightly higher than 3000mAh in Mi5, although it doesn’t make any difference in real-world.

Meizu has integrated ‘M charge’ fast charging technology, which is capable of charging the device up to 65 percent in 30 minutes. In the case of Xiaomi Mi5, it comes with normal Quick Charge 3.0 technology.

Meizu MX6 vs Xiaomi Mi 5: Operating System

While Meizu MX6 is equipped with Flyme 5.1 OS on top of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the Mi 5 offers MIUI 7 on top of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Both are latest Android platforms except the change in user interface.

Meizu MX6 vs Xiaomi Mi 5: Pricing

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As of writing this piece, Meizu MX6 is not available in India. However, the device retails CNY 1999, which is approximately Rs. 20,500. You can buy Mi 5 for Rs. 24,999 depending upon colors. For instance, the Mi 5 Gold is available for Rs. 24,999, while the White color variant is priced at Rs. 22,999.

Conclusion

Both Meizu MX6 and Mi 5 are latest premium smartphones. If you require a smartphone with the large display then you need to wait for Meizu MX6. If the display is not a factor, you can consider Mi 5 since it offers an FHD resolution with latest technological innovations.

Even though the front camera is having reduced specifications, there are plenty of features which enable you to capture excellent pictures. We recommend Mi 5 at this point of time because of its easy availability and frequent upgrades. If you buy Xiaomi Mi 5, you can upgrade to MIUI 8, which is the latest.

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