Meizu has been able to capture some share of the smartphone market, and their smartphone have started getting more attention these days. Meizu does few things with its smartphones that make them stand out among the rest, for e.g. all of their smartphones have an amazing build quality and look exceptionally well. This could be one of the factors that their smartphones are getting much attention these days. The fact that people have started buying their smartphones repeatedly shows that the company has finally started gaining trust in the smartphone community. Meizu launched its Meizu Blue Charm Metal smartphone in October 2015 and the smartphone did well in the markets too. So, let's see a little in depth as to how this smartphone works in real life.
Just like any other Meizu smartphone, this phone too has an amazing build quality and looks very decent. The phone has curved edges and smooth front and back panels. The volume rocker and power buttons are provided on the right edge of the phone, and the SIM card socket has been provided on the left edge of the phone. The phone has a physical home button which also acts as a fingerprint scanner. The external dimensions of the phone are 5.93 x 2.96 x 0.32 inches and the phone weighs 162 grammes, which again is manageable. The phone is available in five colour variants, such as White, Gold, Gray, Blue and Pink. Talking about the display of the phone, the phone features a 5.5-inches LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen that provides a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and corresponds to a pixel density of roughly 403-ppi. The screen is also protected by a Dinorex T2X-1 scratch/shock resistant glass that makes the phone’s screen rather tough. The display proves to be really impressive and captures the user’s attention. The colour reproduction seems fantastic, and the screen looks bright enough. The viewing angles, as well as the sunlight legibility, are decent too.
This phone comes with an Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 processor which is backed by a Mediatek MT6795 Helio X10 chipset. The processor proved to be a real workhorse as it was capable enough of playing all kinds of games and videos without any problem. The PowerVR G6200 GPU provided in the phone makes sure that all sorts of games and videos are played without any lags or hiccups. The phone works on Android OS, version 5.1.1 (Lollipop) with the help of Meizu Flyme OS 5.1. A 2GB of RAM is also provided in the phone, which we think is decent enough to provide enough juice to the phone. The internal memory provided in the phone is 16GB/32GB, which could be expanded up to 256GB using the second SIM card slot provided in the phone. The phone offers dual SIM support and also support 4G networks.
The phone features a 13MP primary camera that sports a f/2.2 sensor and is supported by a dual-LED (dual tone) and autofocus. A 5.0MP camera front shooter has been provided in the front. The images captured by the camera turn out to be impressive, and we were amazed to see the details and colours the camera captured. The front shooter turns out to be impressive too, as the selfies captured by it turned out to be good again. The camera works surprisingly well compared to the other smartphones present in its price tag. The phone features a loudspeaker which gets loud enough, and a 3.5 mm audio jack has also been provided in the phone.
Talking about the battery provided in the phone, the phone comes with a 3140 mAh Li-Ion battery. The battery is non-user replaceable. When the battery was tested in real time, we found that the battery lasted for a complete day with moderate to heavy usage. The connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n, Bluetooth version 4.0 with A2DP and microUSB 2.0. The sole sensor provided in the phone is an Accelerometer. The other sensors that comes with the phone include the accelerometer, gyro, proximity and compass.