GSM Arena 魅族mx四核评测-个人翻译

Meizu MX 4-core review: Twice the power


GSMArena 团队 2012.7.18



Introduction 介绍

Make a stronghold of your home market and prepare for worldwide expansion. Meizu didn't invent the wheel with this strategy but is using it to great success. One would think a market as vast as China - and with huge potential for growth at that - would be enough to keep Meizu busy but they're keen on making a name for themselves globally. And what better way to do that than being in the top 4 of quad-core smartphone manufacturers?

The partnership with Samsung was the key to bringing a quad-core phone to the market. Meizu didn't quite beat the big names with LG, HTC and, naturally, Samsung getting there first, but it secured a precious advantage over local rivals Huawei and that should be a big win for them.

   以本地市场作为大本营然后逐步的向国际市场进军并不是魅族发明的,但是魅族正在使用这个策略来取得重大的成功,也许有人认为中国这个广阔并且有着巨大发展潜力的市场足以让魅族忙活着了,可是魅族公司不是这样想,他们瞄准了国际市场,因此,为了这个目标还有比跻身于世界四大四核智能手机制造商更好的策略吗?(HTC one x,三星galaxy s3,魅族mx 四核,LG Optimus 4X HD P880



Meizu MX 4-core official photos


We're about to start exploring a phone we've already seen. The Meizu MX 4-core is virtually the same as the original dual-core Meizu MX, if you don't count the two extra cores. But who are we fooling here? We know you do. Now here's the cheat sheet to get you started.


Key features

  • Quad-band GSM and penta-band 3G support
  • 21.6 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
  • 4.0" 16M-color ASV capacitive touchscreen of 640 x 960 pixel resolution; Gorilla glass
  • Heavily skinned Android OS v4.0 ("Flyme OS")
  • 1.4 GHz quad-core Cortex-A9 CPU, Mali-400MP GPU, Exynos 4212 Quad chipset, 1GB of RAM
  • 8 MP wide-angle autofocus camera with LED flash, face and smile detection; Wide Dynamic Mode
  • Up to 1080p video recording @ 30fps
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g and n support; Wi-Fi hotspot
  • GPS with A-GPS connectivity; Digital compass
  • 32/64GB of internal storage
  • Accelerometer, gyroscope and proximity sensor
  • Charging MHL microUSB port with USB host, TV-out support (1080p via an optional adapter) and S/PDIF-out for dock connection
  • Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Stereo Bluetooth v2.1
  • Active noise cancellation with a dedicated mic
  • VGA secondary video-call camera
  • Full Flash support
  • Document editor
  • File manager comes preinstalled
  • Impressively rich audio and video format support


  • 支持四频GSM和五波段3G(不懂)
  • 21.6MBPS 高速下行分组接入和5.76Mbps高速上行分组接入(下载上传速度?)
  • 4寸 1600万像素 960*640分辨率ASV电容屏;大猩猩玻璃
  • 深入美化的android4.0系统 flyme os(字面理解是“严重剥皮”的android,哈哈)
  • 1.4GHz 基于A9架构四核CPU,Mali-400MP 图像处理器,三星四核4212猎户座芯片,1G内存
  • 800万像素广角、自动对焦并带有LED带光灯的相机,识别人脸和笑脸;宽动态模式
  • 最高1080p摄像功能(30fps)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11,支持 b, g,n(什么意思?) ; Wi-Fi 热点
  • A-GPS(GPS定位和基站定位结合),数字罗盘
  • 自带16G存储
  • 加速器,陀螺仪,距离传感器
  • 带有USB HOST(u盘直接读取)功能的移动高清microusb接口,1080p电视输出,S/PDIF-输出(索尼推出的一个音频输出标准)
  • 标准3.5毫米耳机接口
  • 2.1版本立体声蓝牙(据说其他手机都4.0版本)
  • 通过专用麦克实现主动式噪音过滤
  • VGA级别的可视视频通话摄像头(前置的那个)
  • Flash支持
  • 文档编辑(flyme去除了word打开的软件了)
  • 内置文档管理(这个真心做的好)
  • 丰富的视频音频格式支持

Main disadvantages

  • Tries too hard to beat the iPhone at its own game
  • Sub-par viewing angles and sunlight legibility
  • Looks exactly like its predecessor
  • No dedicated camera key (but cool Gesture captuire option and volume rocker alternative)
  • Non-expandable internal storage
  • Battery not user replaceable
  • No FM radio


  • 游戏和iphone不能媲美(自身游戏?)
  • 可视角度、阳光下辨识度不达标(说的太严厉了)
  • 外观和上代没有改变
  • 没有相机快捷键(音量键不能,难道他们想通过音量键作相机快捷键?)
  • 不支持存储卡扩展
  • 不支持换电池
  • 没有FM(老话题了)

If you've been paying attention, you'd notice that the lists are quite similar - the original Meizu MX has been there, done that. There are only two major changes and one of them is the updated Flyme OS. The MX 4-core offers a user experience so vastly different from the established brands that Meizu may not be too worried in the end about the high-profile competition.

The other update the Meizu MX 4-core brings is the real deal, which is why it's right there in the smartphone's name. The two extra cores, the better GPU and the new 32nm architecture mean the Meizu flagship is now faster and smoother while still using roughly the same amount of power.



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The Meizu MX 4-core studio shots 四核视频(略去)

We are at a point in the smartphone evolution when you can get all the functionally you need from the app stores, as long as you have the hardware to run it. That makes the extra cores as big an update as anyone would ever need. On the other hand, failure to make a big difference in the benchmarks will reduce the Meizu MX 4-core to one of the most trivial upgrades a flagship has received since the iPhone 4S.

We will only know for sure when the review is done, so let's waste no more time. The unboxing and hardware inspection coming up right after the break.


当今我们处在智能手机快速更新换代的年代,只要你有硬件那么你就可以在软件中心下载所需的各种功能,这使得几乎所有人都想要更快的CPU,也就是说,如果魅族不在硬件标准上“标新立异”,那么魅族也将沦为iphone 4s发布以来其他所谓升级的“旗舰”实际却是小打小闹中的一员(这句话太好了,笔者认为其他所谓旗舰,大多是自称,和iphone 4s还是不能比)。




We didn't get the Meizu MX 4-core in its retail packaging but it came with a set of accessories, which users will most certainly be getting in the box. Our unit has a compact charger and a microUSB data cable. There's a tool used for easy opening of the back cover, too.





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A charger, USB cable and back cover opening tool


We didn't get a headset and we are not sure whether there will be one in the final retail bundle.


Meizu MX 4-core 360-degree spin


The Meizu MX measures 121.1 x 63.3 x 10.3 mm, which is more than reasonably pocketable by today's standards. Not surprising really, a 4" screen is downright small by the same yardstick.

Mx四核的尺寸是 121.1 x 63.3 x 10.3 mm,按照这个时代的标准很方便的放入口袋,可是拿在手里4寸屏幕就小了(老外手普遍大)


Design and controls

The Meizu MX 4-core is impossible to tell apart from its dual-core predecessor and that's not the best way to go about an upgrade. They doubled the processing power but didn't bother doing anything about the packaging - and to be honest, we weren't impressed with the original.





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The Meixu MX and MX 4-core side by side魅族mx双核和四核

We've been over the uncanny resemblance to the iPhone. Being one of only few quad-core smartphones, the Meizu MX 4-core is to be taken seriously but looking like an iPhone replica doesn't help.


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The Meizu MX 4-core sized up against the quad-core competition


The phone is made entirely of plastic and we have to say we're not big fans of it. The screen is a fingerprint magnet and the glossy white battery cover looks cheap and doesn't allow a secure grip.


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The Meizu MX hasn't lost the iPhone resemblance


The phone has a good hand fit thanks to the beveled edges of the back and the compact size, but the glossy rear is disappointing in terms of both looks and feel. The battery cover resembles the hyperglaze finish of the Samsung Galaxy S III but isn't anywhere near it quality-wise.

There's a kind of double coating with a see-through layer on top of the white plastic. You can easily spot this around the 3.5mm jack where the transparent top layer creates an unpleasant flake. The surface is very slippery and fingerprint-prone. Smudges are as good as invisible on white but most of the time the phone feels like it's going to slip out of hand.

At the front panel we have a narrow slit for the earpiece and the video-call camera next to it. An ambient light and a proximity sensor are also here.

Mx四核在尺寸和边缘的收边处理带给人很好的操作感,可是光滑的后盖在外观和实际使用中都不爽(第二次提到了),并且感觉和三星galaxy s3的抛光处理类似,可是质量上并不一样(应该是说魅族的差)。



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Earpiece and video-call camera along with the proximity and ambient light sensors



Below the screen is where it gets interesting - the central Home key is small and rounded, subtly projecting from the surface. That makes it easy to find by touch and it's fairly comfortable to hit, despite its small size.

On either side of it are the two capacitive soft keys. They are rather special - a Meizu patent actually. The context aware keys change appearance and function depending on what's happening on the screen.

The left one is typically a Back key and shows a < symbol but switches to a single dot when there's nothing to come back from (it serves as a lock key in this situation, upon a press and hold).





The right one spends most of the time as a Menu key (displaying three dots) but turns into a single dot when there's no context menu available. Anywhere in the interface and regardless of whether it's a single dot or a three-dot pattern, this key launches a heavily customized task switcher upon a press and hold.

That's not all for the soft key tricks though - the capacitive controls are haptic enabled, with strong sharp vibration upon a press. What's really impressive though is the icon rotation to match the orientation of the screen. Also, you can adjust the brightness of their backlighting individually from the screen and upon a tap the keys pulse brighter (even if they're at the brightest setting).

Now, such keys may not seem like much, but Meizu's implementation is really cool (and one of the highlights of the MX 4-core), so we wanted to cover them in detail. You can see them on video in the User interface section of this review.




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The situation-aware capacitive keys are pretty cool


The rest of the tour will go pretty quick. The left side houses the volume keys while the right side is bare. The volume rocker is really uncomfortable - thin and quite flat.


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The volume keys are on the left, while the right side is bare



At the top are the Power/Lock key, the 3.5mm audio jack and the secondary noise-cancelling mc.


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A view of the top: Power/Lock key, 3.5mm audio jack and the secondary microphone

The bottom features the microUSB port and primary microphone along with two connectors that are most likely for the dock. The microUSB port serves three different duties - data connection to a computer, charging and HD TV-Out over a MHL link.


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The microUSB port is at the bottom底部配置microUSB

The back of the Meizu MX 4-core features the 8MP camera lens with an LED flash right next to it. The loudspeaker is also here, located at the sloping edge of the back. The loudspeaker doesn't get muffled, but you should be careful with the camera - it can get scratched and is usually covered in fingerprints.

The back is the only place that offers a hint of a difference between the two MX models. Our test unit has a small 32GB label to indicate the amount of inbuilt storage. The 4-core comes in 32GB and 64GB flavors. The original Meizu MX only had a 16GB version.


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The back features the 8MP camera lens, the LED flash and the loudspeaker grilles


The back cover can be popped open to reveal the microSIM card slot, which uses a metal tray to get the card in and out easier. You can also see the battery, but it's not user replaceable (not easily anyway), as it's wired. The battery is a 1700mAh Li-Po unit, which is 100mAh larger than what the original MX had.


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Taking a peek under the cover开盖后一瞥

We are yet to complete our dedicated battery test, but we'll update this article with our findings once it's ready.





The Meizu MX 4-core has a 4" screen, which given its 3:2 aspect ratio is noticeably bigger than the 16:10 and 16:9 four-inch competitors. However the new quad-core top droids comes with 4.7" to 4.8" screens, which dwarf the Meizu MX 4-core display.

The ASV LCD unit has 640 x 960 pixel resolution, which is the same as the Retina display of the iPhone 4 and 4S. That may've been impressive last year, but the competition has taken a huge step forward since. 720p is now the norm, so no one is going to be too excited about 288ppi (even though it's really as sharp-looking as it gets).





Mx四核的ASV LCD屏幕分辨率达到640 x 960,这和使用Retina屏的iphone 4、iphon4s一样,这个标准在去年还会令人兴奋,不过智能手机屏幕升级的很快,现在的标准都是720P了,因此不会有人对魅族mx屏幕的288ppi太感冒(虽然这个屏幕显示效果还是很精致)


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The screen is good, but you expect much more from a flagship these days


Normally the contrast is decent, but it drops rapidly as you start tilting the screen. Colors are good, but hardly as spectacular as those on the Super AMOLEDs and the best LCDs.Brightness and contrast are slightly better than they were on the original MX, but differences aren't huge.

Here are the brightness and contrast measurements for the display. You can find more about the testing procedures here.


Mx四核的屏幕对比度还是可以,但是当倾斜屏幕的时候对比度下降很快;色彩还原也不错,但是没有Super AMOLED屏和最好的LCD屏震感,和mx老双核比起来在亮度和对比度有所提高,但是幅度不大。


Display test50% brightness亮度100% brightness亮度
Black, cd/m2White, cd/m2Contrast ratioBlack, cd/m2White, cd/m2Contrast ratio
Meizu MX 4-core0.181438040.69581846
Meizu MX0.171237400.56396708
LG Optimus 4X HD0.3436910770.687501102
HTC One X0.1520013750.395501410
Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III01740330
Apple iPhone 4S0.1420514630.526541261


The sunlight legibility is nothing to write home about either as seen from our in-studio measurements. It's still slightly better than on the original Meizu MX thanks to the increased brightness.


Contrast ratio对比度

  • Nokia 808 PureView4.698
  • Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III3.419
  • Samsung Omnia W3.301
  • Samsung Galaxy S3.155
  • Nokia N93.069
  • Samsung Galaxy Note2.970
  • HTC One S2.901
  • Samsung Galaxy S II2.832
  • Huawei Ascend P12.655
  • Nokia Lumia 9002.562
  • Apple iPhone 4S2.269
  • HTC One X2.158
  • Nokia N82.144
  • Apple iPhone 42.016
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia ray1.955
  • Sony Xperia U1.758
  • LG Optimus 4X HD1.691
  • HTC One V1.685
  • LG Optimus Vu1.680
  • Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 I81601.566
  • LG Optimus 3D1.542
  • Nokia Asha 3021.537
  • Meizu MX 4-core1.462
  • Nokia Lumia 6101.432
  • Gigabyte GSmart G13551.361
  • HTC Desire C1.300
  • LG Optimus L71.269
  • Meizu MX1.221
  • Samsung Galaxy Pocket1.180
  • Samsung Galaxy mini 21.114

We zoomed into the display using our digital microscope so you can get a better idea of how the pixels are arranged, and how big they are. As you can see the pixels are about as big as those on the HTC One X, which suggests about equal perceived sharpness.

我们通过数字显微镜放大屏幕,这样可以看到屏幕像素的布局及大小,可以发现mx四核像素的大小同htc one x的一样大,也就是说两个手机在细腻度一样。

The Meizu MX 4-core display pixels compared to those of the HTC One X

Mx四核和htc one x的屏幕像素对比



The Meizu MX 4-core is comfortable to hold in the hand - it's not too big, too heavy or too thick. We wish the phone had higher quality finish and more secure grip, but if you can get over that (or are going to use a case/pouch) there are no complaints about the build quality.





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Handling the Meizu MX 4-core

While it has its flaws, the hardware of the 4-core should get the attention of serious buyers. Having tried the original Meizu MX, we know the software has its way to impress too. The highly customized FlyMe OS is coming up, followed by the usual round of benchmarks, which should allow the Exynos 4212 Quad to flex some muscle.

抛去这些缺陷(后盖指纹这个),谨慎的购买者还是会关注mx四核的硬件,通过之前的mx双核我们对其软件有了很深的印象,下面高度订制的flyme系统马上就要到来,同之前的高标准一样,flyme 系统能让猎户座4212四核展示其威能。



Flyme OS 1.0 is unrecognizable Android ICS

Flyme 系统看不出是android4.0 ICS

The Meuzi MX 4-core runs on a heavily modified ICS-based Flyme OS 1.0, with a 1.0.1 update available for download. This is not your average Android skin, customizations run way deeper than usual. By comparison, you can fairly easily replace Samsung's TouchWiz and HTC's Sense with a custom launcher of choice - but not Meizu's Flyme. We're not saying impossible, but it will involve some deep tinkering with the OS.

Mx四核采用基于android4.0ICS深度修改的flyme 1.0系统(现在1.0.1已经可以下载,不建议升级),它不同于一般的android桌面,比一般的android桌面订制的更深。我们可以下载一个启动器很方便的更换三星的TouchWiz界面和HTC的Sense界面,但是魅族的Flyme不可以,当然,也不是不可能,只是flyme系统包含了一些深度的修改(相比其他的桌面软件仅仅是改一个图标过度效果)

The Flyme is very different from what seasoned Android users might expect (though not unfamiliar if you've seen the original Meizu MX). Once again, Meizu's goal was clearly to emulate the iPhone experience and we should say they did a pretty good job of it - way better actually than they handled the hardware design.


Even though its core has been updated to ICS, the Flyme OS is very simple Android with a flat interface and no app drawer. You can put folders and widgets on the homescreen but shortcuts are an alien concept to the UI - essentially, each app you install appears on the homescreen. This is the ultimate simplicity - there's no app drawer to drag icons from onto the homescreen.

The downside of this completely new approach to Android is that Ice Cream Sandwich has been stripped down of almost every new feature - focus was instead on the performance optimizations under the hood. The web browser got better compared to the previous Flyme OS app, but if you expected the stock ICS browser or its new ICS gallery app, calendar, music player, face unlock etc. - you're in for a disappointment.


这带来的负面是android冰淇淋几乎所有的新特性都被剥离,关注点被放在了展示效果最佳上,现在的浏览器比前个版本的flyme os比起来效果更好,可是你不可能在flyme os上找到android原生浏览器、图库、日历、音乐播放器、面部解锁(个人更习惯flyme 的浏览器、图库等)。

On the other hand, Meizu's Flyme OS has most of the important functionality covered: it's got a fairly elaborate lockscreen, pretty good task manager and Notifications, as well as a number of nice little touches that you'll be happy to discover as you explore the interface. Here's a video of the Flyme OS to get you started.

The lockscreen is the slide up to unlock type, but borrows the idea of launching different things depending on where you swipe. If you start the gesture over the padlock icon you will just unlock the phone, but you also have Phone and Message icons for the dialer/inbox too. Sadly, these two shortcuts are non-customizable.



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The Meizu MX 4-core lockscreen mx4锁屏界面

There are no lockscreen widgets other than the default clock panel and the music controls (only when the music player is active). We liked a lot even a really minor thing like the battery charging animation.

Beyond the lockscreen is a fairly standard Android homescreen and you can dock up to five apps at the bottom, the middle one - the web browser - is non-customizable. There's no app drawer though and all installed applications have their icon on the homescreen instead. You can get the shortcuts of rarely used apps out of the way by putting them in folders - each folder can store up to 16 apps. The usual gesture for removing icons (dragging them to the bottom of the screen) uninstalls the app.


除了锁屏界面和原生的android不同,用户可以在低栏订制5个app,中间的浏览器除外,flyme 系统没有程序入口,所有安装的软件都在页面上,可以把不常用的软件放在一个文件夹里面(每个文件夹最多放置16个软件),一般android手机中的移除app(拖动图标到低栏)flyme是删除的操作。

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The homescreen doubles as the app drawer页面同时是安装软件存放的地方

You only get three homescreen panes at first (there's an indicator of the currently active one), but as they start to fill up, you can grab an app icon or a widget and drag them to the side and a new homescreen will appear. There's no overview mode where you can easily add, delete or rearrange homescreen panes.

We mentioned widgets - the Meizu MX came with very few preinstalled and you can access them only via Settings->Customize->Widgets. You get Google search, Quick Contacts, Notes, a calendar and the News & weather widget. That's it, there's not even a clock widget. If you want more, you'll have to get third party widgets off the market. Unlike the original Meizu MX, the widgets can be used more than once - you can have the Google search bar on all homescreen panes for example.




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Adding things to the homescreen • Choosing a wallpaper添加壁纸

You can set the homescreen wallpaper as usual and there are quite a few provided. Live wallpapers are enabled too.

The notification area has been updated with five connectivity toggles (Wi-Fi, mobile data, Bluetooth, GPS, Sync). If you tap on the Wi-Fi network name you'll get a list with all available networks in range and you can quickly switch on to another router without digging in the Settings menu. At the bottom of the drop down list you'll can also set the type of mobile network you prefer (auto, 3G or GSM).

There are a few more toggles available from the menu that pops up when you press and hold the Power/Lock key - they switch on and off the ringer, the vibration, airplane mode, GSM network and screen auto-rotation.




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The notification area is only as big as needs to be



The task switcher (hold the menu key) has been completely rewritten since the Gingerbread-based Flyme OS. The new task switcher is different from what you're used to in Android and a quite similar to its iOS counterpart. It's launched by a press and hold of the Menu button.

When activated, the task switcher appears at the bottom of the screen. It's a side-scrollable row of icons, showing the recently opened apps. You can kill apps by tapping and holding on an icon and then dragging it over the X at the very bottom. There is a shortcut too to kill all running apps.

Just like in iOS you get music controls here too. They are always visible below the rows of running apps, though this time around there is no volume slider.

任务(长按菜单键打开)在以姜饼为原型的flyme os上完全重写,新的任务切换和我们在平常android上用到的不一样反而和iOS上的很像。



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The iOS-like task switcher类似iOS的任务切换

There's one more trick to the interface - when you're scrolling long lists, you can tap the top right corner of the display (near the battery icon on the status bar) and the list will automatically scroll back to the top. It's something that most people might miss, but can come in handy when dealing with long lists.

That's about it for the general user interface. We just want to note that the screen transitions have been changed since the previous Flyme OS version. In the original Meizu MX they were lifted directly from the iOS, while this time around they're more like the vanilla Android ICS.

We're quite pleased with the overall speed and responsiveness of the UI, we experienced no misbehavior or glitches. Everything runs smoothly, and that's hardly a surprise given the quad-core processor powering the whole thing and the optimizations coming with ICS.



我们对总体运行速度和UI人机交互特别的满意,android ICS的优化和强大的四核CPU动力带给的体验过程没有误操作或小毛病发生,一切运行的很流畅。(怎么没有死机和睡死?)

Synthetic benchmarks


The Meizu MX 4-core runs on a quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor clocked at 1.4 GHz. You can set the CPU behavior from the accessibility settings (a bit odd), where you get low, normal and high CPU level options. At the highest setting, the CPU runs can reach its maximal 1.4GHz frequency. At normal, the clocked is capped to1GHz and the low has the CPU limited to a maximum of 600MHz.

We ran our traditional benchmarks and the Meizu MX 4-core did splendidly. Directly compared to the dual-core Meizu MX though, the 4-core version only made a big enough difference in the CPU-intensive Linpack benchmark.

The BenchmarkPi performance rivals both the Samsung Galaxy S III and the HTC One X (Tegra 3), but falls behind the Krait-powered Ones S and One X for AT&T. Note that BenchmarkPi uses one core only, so it is understandable the newer Krait processors do better.

Mx 四核有一颗基于ARM-A9架构的四核处理器,主频锁定在1.4GHz,可以在辅助功能设置(有点怪)里调整处理器的性能,从高到低分别为“性能优先,性能均衡,省电模式”(有四核在手的我表示对这点翻译毫无压力),对应的主频依次为1.4GHz(最高)、1GHz、600MHz(最低)。


BenchmarkPi 结果(越小越好)Mx四核的跑分打败了三星galaxy s3和HTC One X(Tegra3处理器),可是败给了采用高通Krait处理器(28纳米)的AT&T定制机HTC Ones S和 One X,要注意的是跑分只用处理器一个核心,因此较新的Krait CPU的结果好点。

Benchmark Pi

Lower is better(越小越好)

  • HTC One X (Snapdragon S4)279
  • HTC One S306
  • HTC One X (Tegra 3)338
  • Samsung Galaxy S III344
  • LG Optimus 4X350
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1351
  • Meizu MX 4-core362
  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus408
  • Meizu MX463

The Linpack result took us by surprise. The Meizu MX 4-core did better than the Galaxy S III and almost leveled with the Krait-powered One S. The advantage over the dual-core Meizu MX is huge.

Linpack(值越大越好)结果让我们大吃一惊,mx四核的结果超越了三星Galaxy S3并且和 one S持平,优势对于mx双核更大。


Higher is better(越大越好)

  • HTC One S210
  • HTC One X (Snapdragon S4)196
  • Meizu MX 4-core189.1
  • Samsung Galaxy S III177.1
  • LG Optimus 4X141.5
  • HTC One X (Tegra 3)126.1
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.190
  • Meizu MX88.3

The Mali-400MP GPU got a good score at the NenaMark 2 graphics benchmark, putting the Meizu MX 4-core in the third place. However, we should note the 640x960 pixel display works in Meizu's favor and the 720p screen contestants shouldn't have been so much ahead, let alone be able to beat it.

It seems that the GPU of the Meizu MX 4-core has been down-clocked (compared to the Galaxy S III) to conserve power and/or to prevent overheating issues.



NenaMark 2

Higher is better(越高越好)


  • HTC One S60.5
  • Samsung Galaxy S III58.8
  • Meizu MX 4-core54.1
  • LG Optimus 4X52.3
  • Samsung Galaxy S II51.6
  • HTC One X (Snapdragon S4)49.1
  • Meizu MX48.6
  • HTC One X (Tegra 3)47.5
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.143.6
  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus24

When it came to browser benchmarks, the Meizu MX 4-core took the second place in both the Sun Spider and BrowserMark charts. It is almost on par with the Galaxy S III but so is the dual-core Meizu MX, so the achievement is down to the optimizations Meizu did as much as to the snappy CPU.

在浏览器跑分上,Sun Spinder和BrowserMark给出的成绩魅族mx四核都是第二名,这几乎和三星galaxy s3持平,也和mx双核保存一致,这要归功于魅族的优化和强大的内置的CPU.


Lower is better(越低越好)


  • Samsung Galaxy S III1447
  • Meizu MX 4-core1458.1
  • Meizu MX1544.4
  • HTC One S1708
  • New Apple iPad1722
  • HTC One X (Tegra 3)1757
  • HTC One X (Snapdragon S4)1834
  • LG Optimus 4X1845
  • Samsung Galaxy S II1849
  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus1863
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.11891
  • Apple iPhone 4S2217


Higher is better(越高越好)

  • Samsung Galaxy S III169811
  • Meizu MX 4-core136806
  • LG Optimus 4X134036
  • Meizu MX129837
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1113256
  • Samsung Galaxy S II111853
  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus103591
  • New Apple iPad103264
  • HTC One S98435
  • HTC One X (Tegra 3)96803
  • HTC One X (Snapdragon S4)92232
  • Apple iPhone 4S88725

A not-so-social phonebook


The pretty basic phonebook on the Meizu MX 4-core is almost identical with what we saw in the dual-core Meizu MX. At its core is a list of all contacts but you can view only a specific group or filter where contracts come from - phone contacts, email account or a Meizu account.

You can't add Facebook or Twitter or any social network out of the box. Installing the Facebook or Twitter app will allow you to sync your contacts from there. You can link contacts, but the functionality is annoyingly limited.



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The phonebook • Searching through the contacts list


The phonebook will automatically link contacts with the same name, but that's it. You can't manually link or unlink contacts.


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Editing a contact修改联系人

Viewing a contact's info shows you all the available details and that's about it. We liked how phone numbers are listed though - the whole line is a button that will dial the number, but there's a message icon to the right to send a text message instead.


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Viewing a contact's details联系人详细资料

The phonebook integrates with the phone app and the call log. The only new addition to the phonebook is the search field at the top of the contact list in addition to the alphabetical scroll.


Telephony well covered通话信号很好

Just like the dual-core MX, the Meizu MX 4-core had no reception issues and the in-call audio was good, though not very loud even at the loudest setting.

The dialer of the Meizu MX 4-core lacks smart dialing but it does have one interesting trick - dial a number and it will tell you the country (e.g. "United States" for a number starting with +1, "United Kingdom" for +44 and so on).



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Dialing a number (note the country code recognition) • In a call with Dexter • Vibrate on connection option


Another interesting trick is the built-in blacklist, which allows you to prevent phone numbers not on your contact list from phoning you and filter calls from selected numbers. There's also an option for automatic recording of your calls, which is a pretty cool feature to have if you are absent minded.

During a call, the proximity sensor will lock the screen when you lift the phone up to your face. There's an option for the phone to vibrate when the call is connected, so you won't miss it.

The call log is the first tab of the telephony app and it keeps a list of all your recent calls.




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The call log • You can mass delete log entries



To set a custom track as a ringtone you need to copy it to the designated Ringtones folder, which will make it accessible in the Settings menu. You can't just use the music player like on most Androids.

We ran our traditional loudspeaker test on the Meizu MX 4-core and it scored a Good mark. Here's how it stacks up against the competition. You can learn more about the testing procedures over here.


对mx四核的常规(应该不能翻译成传统)扬声器测试,发现其成绩不错,下表是各个手机测试分数(Excellent优越> Very Good非常好> Good好> Average一般> Below Average一般以下)

(没有想到htc desire最好)

                                                 声音分贝   噪音                     铃声分贝       总体

Speakerphone testVoice, dBPink noise/ Music, dBRingingphone, dBOverall score
Apple iPhone 465.160.366.2Below Average
Samsung Galaxy Nexus66.260.569.0Below Average
Apple iPhone 4S65.864.574.6Average
HTC One X65.166.075.8Average
Meizu MX 4-core68.565.575.1Good
LG Optimus 4X HD68.766.679.3Good
Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III75.166.575.0Good
Motorola RAZR XT91074.766.682.1Very Good
HTC Desire76.675.784.6Excellent

Flyme message lifts up the iOS-like messaging iOS式短信

The messaging department is quite straightforward: there are no folders here, just New message, Search and Settings buttons. Above is a list of all your messages organized into threads.


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Viewing the message threads短信界面

When composing a message, the input field starts out at only one line tall, but will grow to up to seven lines if need be. Left of the text box is a button that handles attachments and smileys.

To add message recipients, just start typing the corresponding name or number and choose from the contacts offered.



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Viewing a thread • Multi-line input box • Inserting a smile and add multimedia shortcuts


When you add multimedia content to the message, it is automatically turned into an MMS. You can either quickly add a smile, a photo or an audio file to go with the text or compose an MMS using all the available features (like multiple slides, slide timing, layout, etc.). The multiple slides are all shown inside the compose box.

Batch operations are enabled for multiple threads - Mark as spam and Delete are available.

Digging deeper into Settings you'll come across the so-called Flyme Messages. If you turn this on and log in with your Flyme OS account, you'll be able to send free messages (text or multimedia) to other Flyme-enabled devices - just like the iOS iMessages.




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Activating Flyme Messages激活flyme信息

Moving on to email, we were surprised to find the default Gmail app is missing. You could always download it from the Play Store though (if you live outside China, where the Play Store is not available).

Meizu have tweaked the generic email client instead and decided it would be enough for all your email accounts. It supports multiple Exchange, POP or IMAP inboxes and you have access to the original folders that are created online, side by side with the standard local ones such as inbox, drafts and sent items.

Switching between accounts is pretty easy. The top row holds two labels - the first is the name of the current folder (tap to change the folder) and the one next to it is the name of the account you're currently using (again, tap to change). There's no combined inbox though.




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The email app also does a good job 邮件做的也不错

There's support for batch operations - Mark, Filter and Delete are the available options. Filter acts against spam to weed out unwanted email addresses. There's also the option to switch to threaded view in which case an icon appears alongside the name of each thread, giving you the number of messages inside.

Google Talk handles the Instant Messaging department. The G-Talk network is compatible with a variety of popular clients like Pidgin, Kopete, iChat and Ovi Contacts.

Text entry is handled by a custom keyboard (completely redesigned from the previous Flyme OS iteration) with well-spaced keys. It's quite easy to use and the reasonably big screen helps too. Weirdly, there's no landscape mode anywhere in the messaging department, so you'll rarely get to use the roomier landscape keyboard (it is available in apps that support landscape).


Google Talk模块处理即时消息,它支持各类流行的客户端,比如Pidgin,Kopete,iChat和Ovi(港版的mx四核,大陆的完毕不明白这是嘛玩意)


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The big display makes for a big, comfy keyboard but the landscape keyboard is a rare occurrence




Image gallery and excellent file explorer


At first glance the Meizu MX 4-core's gallery looks similar to the Gingerbread Android gallery, but it's actually a custom-made app. It stacks images from folders just like the regular app, but this is about where similarities end.


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The custom gallery • Picking multiple photos图库中选择多个相片

Inside the folders, images are arranged in a rectangular grid. You can email, share (via Bluetooth, MMS) or delete multiple images by picking them one by one from the grid after you tap and hold on a photo.


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Viewing a single image • editing options • details



When viewing a single image, a tap on the screen will display the available options. You can Share, Crop, Delete, Set Wallpaper, Rotate, Open in Image Editor and view Details.

The Meizu MX came with a very good file browser preinstalled. It lets you browse the contents of the built-in memory and offers features such as copy, paste and delete for multiple files. Sharing files over Bluetooth or email is also easy as are batch operations with multiple files and folders.



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The file manager is very capable文件管理功能强大

The file browser also handled opening and extracting ZIP files, which can come in handy.


The video player handles everything视频播放器能播放一切

The Meizu MX 4-core comes with a dedicated Video app, but it expects videos to be placed in a certain folder. You can use the file browser to get videos to play from elsewhere - it offers thumbnails and everything so we ended up using it more often than the Video app itself.


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The Videos app

Once you get into the player, things really start to look up. The player handled all the DivX, XviD and H.264 files we threw at it trouble-free (in .AVI, .MKV and .MP4 containers) and resolution didn't matter either - 1080p videos played without a hitch. The audio codecs weren't a problem either.

You also get a lot of nice options - a dedicated brightness setting for the video player and lock UI key. You can zoom in and out with pinch gestures. If additional audio streams or subtitles are available you'll get additional icons on the display for more settings. Note that Chinese and English fonts are supported only.

播放器能够毫无压力的支持DivX, XviD 和 H.264视频文件及AVI, .MKV 和 .MP4视频格式,即使1080p分辨率拖拽也没有延时,声音的解码也没有问题(只不过四寸屏稍显不爽)。


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Playing a video • A lot of settings are available


With the MHL connectivity, the Meizu MX 4-core turns into a very capable video player. Even without it, at 4" big and with 960x640 resolution you can enjoy 720p videos reasonably comfortable though the 3:2 aspect ratio of the screen will involve some cropping if you want to use all the pixels. Still, the much larger 16:9 HD screens of the MX 4-core competitors do a far better job for watching videos on the go.

通过MHL连接,mx四核的播放器更加的霸气侧漏,及时没有MHL连接线,4寸、960*640分辨率的屏幕欣赏720P的视频也不错,只不过3:2的屏幕尺寸设计会让一些视频出现黑白,即使如此,视频处理方便, 那些更大的采用16:9HD屏幕的mx四核对手追赶魅族仍需要走很长的路(说的不错)。

Good-looking music player漂亮的音乐播放器

Just like the video player, the music player can only find tracks located in a specific folder. You can browse your collection the traditional way or you can select to have it filtered by folders..

In the first case tracks are sorted into several playlists like All songs, Recently added, Folders and you have the option to create custom playlists. When viewing All songs you can choose between three types of sorting in a tabbed layout: song name, artist and album.



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Browsing the music library曲库

The music controls are at the bottom of the screen, with a small album thumb. If you tap on the album art you'll get to the full-screen Now Playing interface featuring repeat and shuffle buttons, playback controls, a volume slider and a scrubber.

The middle section with the full-size album art is side-scrollable: you can swipe to the left or right to display the current playlist or the lyrics karaoke style.



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The Now playing interface • Fetching album art automatically • Current playlist and the karaoke-style lyrics



You can access the equalizer from the advanced menu. It features several presets, which you can edit manually.


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Picking an equalizer preset and editing it


If the music player is working you'll get music controls on the lockscreen - there're always available in the task switcher too.

The music player also has a play timer, which will turn it off automatically in 5 - 60 minutes.



Very good audio quality


The Meizu MX 4-core went off to an impressive start in our audio quality test. When attached to an active external amplifier, the smartphone did impressively well, with the average intermodulation distortion remaining its only non-perfect score. The MX 4-core also turned out to be pretty loud, unlike its predecessor.

Another difference between the two MX generations is the headphones on performance. While last time around we saw a huge drop in performance when we plugged in the set we usually use for testng, this time around the degradation was limited to some extra distortion and stereo crosstalk. It's an ideal performance, but it should be as good as ideal for everyone, but the most demanding audiophiles out there.

And here go the results so you can see for yourselves.




                                                响应频率      噪音水平      动态范围          IMD噪音    立体干扰

TestFrequency responseNoise levelDynamic rangeTHDIMD + NoiseStereo crosstalk
Meizu MX 4-core+0.03, -0.04-90.490.40.1090.083-90.3
Meizu MX 4-core (headphones attached)+0.07, -0.01-
Meizu MX+0.03, -0.04-90.690.50.0220.022-89.5
Meizu MX (headphones attached)+0.04, -0.04-90.890.80.9540.991-52.7
LG Optimus 4X HD+0.02, -0.52-74.874.80.3450.318-81.6
LG Optimus 4X HD (headphones attached)+0.03, -0.51-
Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III+0.03, -0.05-90.390.30.0120.018-92.6
Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III (headphones attached)+0.11, -0.04-
HTC One X+0.02, -0.08-
HTC One X (headphones attached)+0.10, -0.10-80.680.60.1740.459-60.8

Meizu MX 4-core frequency response 
Meizu MX 4-core frequency response

You can learn more about the whole testing process here.



Decent 8MP shooter


On the hardware side of things, the Meizu MX 4-core has an 8 megapixel camera module for a maximum image resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels and an LED flash. On paper this one is pretty much the same as the one we saw on the dual-core MX.

The user interface is similar to the stock Android camera app. The three main controls are on the right side of the viewfinder - from top to bottom, they are the still shot/video switch, the virtual shutter key and the gallery shortcut (which shows the thumbnail of the last photo taken). On the left side of the viewfinder are the front/back camera toggle and the flash mode setting. All the icons are orientation-aware and will automatically align to portrait or landscape.

硬件方便,魅族mx四核配置一颗800万像素、最高支持3264 x 2448分辨率照片的摄像头及一个LED闪光灯,在配置上和双核没有区别。


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The Meizu MX camera interface照相界面

Pressing the context menu key gives you a few extra settings -capture mode (normal, panorama, smile or burst shot), scenes, white balance, ISO settings, Wide Dynamic Range, and geo-tagging.

Similar to the iPhone, you can use the Meizu's volume rocker to capture a photo. Unfortunately, it is of no use for auto-focus. You can tap and hold the virtual shutter though and the phone will autofocus before taking the shot upon releasing the virtual button - something we hoped for in the previous version of the Flyme OS. Continuous autofocus is available too.



A really cool feature of the MX 4-core is called Gesture capture and it allows you to snap a photo by putting your hand the top part of the phone. It works with the built-in proximity sensor and lets you snap a photo without touching the screen and introducing unnecessary camera shake.

The images have solid 8MP quality. The MX 4-core does well to keep noise in check and the amount of resolved detail is pleasing. The colors and white balance are good as well. The uneven sharpness of its lens is the main problem of the MX 4-core camera.

There's a notable drop in the amount of resolved detail as you go closer to the left border of the shots and while it's not as bad as the original MX had it, this is still pretty annoying.






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Meizu MX 4-core camera samples四核相机拍照样张

Photo quality comparison


Here's the Meizu MX 4-core in the 8MP category of our Photo Compare Tool. The tool's page will give you enough info on how to use it and what to look for.

In the synthetic resolution chart, the Meizu MX 4-core does worse than most of the 8 megapixel shooters, which is surprising given the good performance it demonstrated outside the studio. Once again we'd blame it all on the imperfect lens, which prevent the sensor for fulfilling its potential.



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Meizu MX 4-core in our Photo Compare Tool

Full HD video camera


The camcorder uses the same interface as the still camera, except the bar to the right side is now transparent and there are black bars on the top and the bottom to fit the 16:9 video. You can control the video light and pick scenes before you start shooting.


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Camcorder interface


The Meizu MX 4-core captures videos at up to 1080p resolution at 30fps in MP4 files. The bitrate is around 10Mbps, which is a bit low for FullHD videos, with AAC-encoded stereo sound (44.1kHz sampling rate).

Video quality on the MX 4-core is a bit better than it was on the original MX and will please most users. There may be better camcorders out there, but the MX 4-core is well above average, producing footage with a decent enough detail, low noise and decent colors.



Strangely enough the 720p videos have the same bitrate as the 1080p clips and at times the two have virtually the same amount of resolved detail. It seems that the compression applied to the 1080p footage is a bit too strong, which leads to loss of detail at times.

Sadly, the Meizu MX 4-core has the same issue with its 1080p recording as the Apple iPhone 4S and the Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II. This means that the field of view is greatly reduced compared to when you are capturing 720p footage or still shots. Obviously, despite the powerful chipset, the MX 4-core is unable to process the information from the whole sensor so it only uses the middle part for 1080p video capture.

Here go the 1080p and 720p video samples so you can see for yourself. Just don't forget to choose 1080p resolution and view them full screen.


悲剧,魅族mx四核在1080p录像存在和iphone 4S及三星galaxy s2一样的问题(不知道s3是否存在),就是说同720p录像或静态拍照比较起来,1080p录像时候视野会严重的下降(请高手指点这到底说的是什么),很明显,虽然mx四核配置了强大的芯片组,可是它的传感器并不能将“所见”转化为数字信息(视频文件),它只达到了1080p的部分指标(说的很形象,说白了就是1080p有水分)。

Also, here's an untouched 1080p@30fps and 720p@30fps videos that comes straight from the phone without any re-encoding.

Video quality comparison


The Meizu MX 4-core entered our Video Compare Tool database. Its results aren't too bad, but can really come anywhere near the best 1080p footage out there.


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Meizu MX 4-core in our Video Compare Tool


The Meizu MX 4-core will work anywhere you go - it does quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE along with penta-band 3G with blazing fast HDPA+ - the downlink reaches up to 21.6Mbps.

Locally, you get Wi-Fi b/g/n with WPS for easy and secure connections to new Wi-Fi routers. The Meizu MX uses Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, which is getting old but still gets the job done.


本地你可以使用b/g/n wifi,并可作为热点(有WPS,安全没有问题)(WPS是什么不懂),mx使用的蓝牙是2.1 + EDR,这个有点老,不过应付日常使用没有问题。

Unfortunately, just like the dual-core MX, the Meizu MX 4-core has rather poor Wi-Fi reception. It's not a death-grip issue, but if you move away from the router with some moderate obstacles in the way, the signal drops to the bottom threshold. It works most of the time, but it cuts out too. Other phones have little issues working in the same area. 2G/3G reception wasn't an issue.

悲剧的是和mx双核一样,四核的wifi信号也很弱,当你离开路由器中间有几个小障碍物的时候,四核的wifi信号就会降低到最弱临界值,这本身不是一个致命问题,大部分时间wifi都是连接的,但是有时候也会断掉,其他的手机在这方面问题不大。四核的2G/3G信号不存在问题。(这是真的吗?我感觉四核的wifi比双核的好多了,之前在办公室的厕所-距离路由器有三个门 7m左右双核接收不了wifi信号,四核ok)。

The microUSB port is quite interesting - it supports mass storage connections with a computer as you would expect, but also does USB host for hooking things to the phone, MHL for HD TV-Out and also S/PDIF, which is a digital way to output multi-channel audio and will be used for the dock.

microUSB功能强大,它支持除去最常用的电脑连接之外的多种连接方式,比如USB 宿主(可以讲U盘直接连接到mx),电视高清MHL输出,还有一个数字音频接口协议支持S/PDIF,它可以将多通道的音频以数字信号的方式输出,用于到其他接口上(这个太高端)

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S/PDIF is supported


There is no NFC support.




Redesigned web browser is great


The web browser plays a central role in the Meizu MX 4-core as evidenced by its shortcut's position - the middle shortcut in the dock at the bottom of the homescreen, which is usually where the app drawer shortcut goes (or the dialer shortcut).

The user interface of the browser has been completely redesigned (compared to vanilla Android) and we found a couple of things we really liked about it. The back end is the same as on all Androids, so you can expect the same level of compatibility and speed you're used to.



Anyway, the browser interface dedicates almost the entire screen to the web page, save for the status bar on top. To bring out more controls, you tap the Menu key.

The controls include the standard stuff - address bar on top and several buttons at the bottom (new tab, close tab, bookmarks,etc.). Above those controls is a line of thumbnails of all the tabs. You can switch tabs or close them from here. It's one of the best tab management solution we've seen on a mobile browser yet.



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The browser has a very capable custom interface


The browser supports double tap and pinch zooming. It's really fast and fluid too. There are also goodies like text reflow or sharing an URL over email or SMS.

The browser came without Flash preinstalled, but we installed it manually from the Play Store and it worked. 1080p YouTube videos played fine without any lag or visual artifacts. We tested the dual-core MX after the update and it did a splendid job with the full HD videos as well. Flash games played without a hitch, too.

浏览器支持双击适应屏幕和手指缩放,很快很流畅,并且还有文本回流和email、短信共享超链接的功能(text reflow文本回流?不懂,求解释)。

浏览器没有预装flash插件,我们从play商店下载安装之后就可以在YouTube观看1080p视频了,过程没有任何的拖延或画面假象(visual artifacts?),我们接着测试了升级之后的mx双核(非采用新cpu的mx双核),它在观看全高清视频的时候也没有压力,flash游戏玩起来也不卡。

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Watching a YouTube video 观看YouTube视频(从没看过)

Meizu also supports HTML5 videos, which are the future of mobile video streaming, so we can't really give the browser anything but a great mark


The organizer covers the basics日程管理覆盖基本功能

The Meizu MX 4-core features a calendar that supports multiple online accounts. It offers monthly, weekly, daily and agenda views and is pretty straightforward to work with. Creating a new event lets you set which calendar to store it in, along with a reminder.


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The calendar

Moving on, we have the Clock app that will handle multiple alarms with custom repeat times, ringtones, snooze time and labels. There are also a stopwatch and timer integrated within the Clock app.


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You can set multiple alarms with different repeat patterns



The Notes app offers four different colors for the background of a note, which will be helpful if you want to organize them into several categories. There's a widget accompanying the Notes app, which displays the most recent notes and offers a quick shortcut for creating new ones.


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The Notes app helps you stay organized with different colors • The Notes widget


The Recorder app rounds off the organizer functionality of the phone. It offers the option to record calls, which some might find useful.


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Recorder app

A calculator app is also on board.


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Documents To Go comes free of charge

免费的Documents To Go

If you look through the homescreens, you won't find a document viewer app but if you try to open an Office document from the file browser, you will be prompted to download the free version of Documents to Go off the Meizu Store. It can create, edit .DOC, .XLS and .PPT (both Office 2003 and 2007 files) and read PDFs.

The app works very fast in both zooming and panning. It lacks functionality like searching inside the document though.

浏览桌面发现并不能找到任何文档浏览软件,不过在你打开文档的时候,系统会带领你到软件中心下载免费的Documents To Go,它可以创建和编辑2003和2007格式的doc、xls和ppt,还可以浏览pdf文件。(个人认为Documents To Go有一点不好就是会在上面弄出一行显示浏览的文档名称,其实之前的金软还行)

Documents To Go在缩放和移动方面都很流程,不过缺少内容查账的功能。(经过我的测试是有查账功能)

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Viewing documents on the Meizu MX 4-core

Google Maps


The Meizu MX 4-core comes with a GPS receiver, which took less than a minute and a half to get satellite lock from a cold start. You can use the A-GPS functionality to get near instantaneous locks or the network positioning if you only need a rough idea of your location.

The latest available version of the Maps is 6.9 and offers all the extras you may need, including voice-guided navigation and offline maps caching for supported areas.

Mx四核有GPS功能,在冷启动(cold start这个词汇太好了)的时候大约一分半钟能锁定卫星(我的mx四核刚买来一天没有连到星,现在正常了),如果想得到更近的即时位置,可以使用A-GPS功能(GPS和移动基站双重定位),不过如果只想知道大概的位置,使用联网的定位就行了。(我认为GPS是用来开车时候用的)。


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Google Maps

If you don't live in one of the supported countries the best you can do is plan a route in advance and keep an eye on your current location during travel.

Street view is, as usual, a part of the standard package - it gives you a panoramic view of every bit of road in the covered areas. With the compass mode enabled, it feels like a virtual tour of the place.



Google Play and Meizu's own App Center


The Google Play app market, previously known as the Android Market, lets you download various apps for your device. Upon launch of the Market app you're greeted with the tiled interface of the Featured window. A swipe to the right takes you to the Categories view.

谷歌商店(之前叫android市场)是提供下载各种软件的地方,打开这个软件之后,首先映入眼帘的是平面化布局的方格,向右边滑动会看到分类界面(记得魅族就是google android开发成员中的一员,这次flyme的平面化设计和这里的goole商店平面化设计应用有某种联系,魅族应该掌握了一部分android最新设计的理念)

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The Play Store

Swiping to the left takes you through Top Paid, Top Free, Top Grossing, Top New Paid, Top New Free and Trending (the ones with growing popularity). New sections are available such as Staff Picks, Editor's Choice and more.

Downloads are easy and apps install by themselves once they are complete. Before you agree to download an app, the Market will show you what features the app requires access to (e.g. Internet connectivity, access to the file system, etc.). You can also see if updates are available for your currently installed apps by going to My Apps in the contextual menu.

Google Play is not available in China, so Meizu is providing an alternative app store (App Center) with both free and paid apps and games. It's unable to offer the variety of the Android official repository, so it will be of little use to international owners.




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Meizu App Center is targeted at the Chinese market




Final words


The Meizu MX 4-core is quite a bit of a shocker. Just like the original Meizu MX, this Chinese smartphone has enough twists and turns to keep you guessing, and interested. There we go, that's one. If anyone expected anything of that caliber to come out of China, their money was most likely on Huawei.

The Meizu MX 4-core looks and feels exactly the same as its dual-core predecessor, which is to say, not particularly exciting. Essentially, a cheap plasticky iPhone replica is one of the most powerful smartphones in the market. How's that for a nice surprise?

It gets better. Flagships as we know them have plenty of history and experience behind them, hundred-strong armies. And it took Meizu what, two Android generations and about as many devices to conjure up a quad-core smartphone.




And by the way, the Meizu MX 4-core is not your average droid. The Flyme OS is all about keeping it simple, which means some of the features that rivals have are missing. But the core Android functionality is there and at times Meizu is doing impressively well. The Chinese must've put a lot of effort in making the interface look like they barely did anything to it. Yes, Flyme is one of the big and pleasant surprises of the Meziu MX 4-core. We liked its simplicity and its responsiveness, not to mention the few nice tricks it had up its sleeve.

What you're likely to miss is the value-adding apps and features of the other Android quad-cores. The Meizu MX 4-core struggles somewhat to keep up on the hardware side too. It made it to the Big Four and did so with a bang, but it's still the one with the smallest screen and lowest resolution.



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Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III • LG Optimus 4X HD P880 • HTC One X

Yet, the Meizu MX 4-core is supposed to be the budget option - if there's any such thing as a low-cost quad-core smartphone. The pricing will be make or break and Meizu should really get serious about making its phone globally available. With no streamlined supply, the asking price through random online retailers is ridiculously inflated.

The sooner the MX 4-core gets closer to the Chinese price tag of $480 for the 32GB version, the better. This will make the new Meziu flagship a device worth waiting for. You know, an alternative to waiting for the price of a Galaxy S III or an HTC One X to drop..

Whatever happens though, the Meizu MX 4-core deserves respect for fighting its way to the top, for making room for itself among formidable rivals. For being in good company, at the very least. And we mean a bunch that most other phones look at in shock and awe.


Mx四核的定价越尽快的靠近中国市场的定价480刀越好,这能让其成为值得等待的旗舰,因为大家都知道,用户还在期待另外的旗舰三星galaxy s3和htc one x的降价。

无论如何,魅族mx四核在造就自身巅峰的道路上值得尊敬,在激烈的市场竞争中赢得一片天地的努力值得尊敬,至少是一个用心在做好产品的公司(For being in good company, at the very least),这让其对手看着有些害怕(And we mean a bunch that most other phones look at in shock and awe.)






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