Few weeks back, Chinese smartphone manufacturers, Meizu and Huawei unveiled their latest flagships with an incredible set of specs, Meizu MX5 and Honor 7. The new phones go straight against leading players in the market, and pack a real punch with top-notch software and hardware elements.
They were launched on the same day, and have been equipped with a bunch of features such as, full-HD displays, 3GB RAM, and improved fingerprint sensors. From standard to power-users, they fit well for all users with upgraded processors and the latest version of Android.
From affordable pricing to top-notch performance, Meizu MX5 and Huawei Honor 7 have everything for power-users. They feature powerful processors, and handle multi-tasking and demanding games without any lags or glitches. The same pricing given to these phones might create some confusions for would be buyers. So, to know about these powerful flagship beauties, check out the detailed comparison of these devices right below.
Meizu MX5 and Huawei Honor 7 both flaunt a beautiful look with their full-metal unibody design concepts. On one hand, the latest beauty from Meizu features reminiscent of the iPhone 6, while on the other, Honor 7 boasts a classy look with an appealing metal band going around its sides. No doubt, the look and feel of both phones is fairly impressive, but Meizu’s MX5 might just stand out with its low weight and sleek form factor. On paper, this device looks stronger than Honor 7 with 149 grams of weight and 7.6mm thickness.
Moreover, the two phones come in silver, gold, and grey color options, and pack advanced fingerprint sensors for biometric security. While Honor 7 boasts a fingerprint sensor on its rear panel, its competitor MX5 again outshines with fingerprint sensor right on the home-button of its front-panel.
When it comes to visual capabilities, Meizu MX5 and Huawei Honor 7 both pack a real treat with their razor sharp full-HD displays. On one hand, the latest member of Honor family flaunts a 5.2-inch IPS display with a pixel density of 424ppi, while on the other, Meizu’s finest smartphone, MX5 flaunts a bigger 5.5-inch AMOLED display with a pixel density of 401ppi. Although it lacks pixel density, but whether its daylight or lowlight, the AMOLED panel of device delivers rich colors and better contrasts from all possible angles. It goes straight against Huawei Honor 7, and also comes protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3!
Under the hood, Huawei Honor 7 and Meizu MX5 both pack upgraded processors to deliver extremely smooth and lag-free performance. On one hand, MX5 ships with MediaTek Helio X10 MT6795 chip with eight cores clocked at 2.2GHz, coupled with 3GB of RAM and PowerVR G6200 GPU, while on the other, Honor 7 powers up by company’s own HiSilicon Kirin 935 chipset with four Cortex A-53 cores clocked at 2.2GHz and four at 1.5GHz, coupled with 3GB of RAM and Mali-T628 MP4 GPU. Whether you’re running a high-end game or switching frequently between apps, both of these devices will give best performance without any lags or thermal issues.
On the software front, Meizu MX5 and Huawei Honor 7 run the latest version of Android with their own custom skins. On one hand, Meizu’s finest high-end phone, MX5 runs Android 5.0 Lollipop-based-FlymeOS 4.5, while on the other, Huawei Honor 7 runs Android 5.0 Lollipop with Emotion UI 3.1 on the top. The interface of both phones is very clean, and comes with a bunch of tweaks for add customization as per user needs.
For photography lovers, Meizu MX5 and Huawei Honor 7 both go head to head with prolific camera capabilities. On one hand, MX5 features excellent lowlight performance with its 20.7-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front-facing shooter, while on other, Honor 7 boasts good depth field with its 20MP rear and 8MP front-facing snapper. Both phones feature, phase detection, HDR mode, and dual-tone flash, but the rear camera of MX5 with laser autofocus looks slightly better. Although, Honor 7 features a more powerful front-facing camera, but you want an improved primary camera, MX5 is the better option to consider!
In terms of storage, both phones pack sufficient room for keeping a massive selection of apps, docs, and media files. Huawei Honor 7 comes in two storage variants with 16GB and 64GB memory, expandable by up to 128 gigs, while Meizu MX5 comes in three storage variants with 16/32/64 GB memory, without further expandability. Although MX5 misses expansion via micro-SD, but with an added 32GB variant, it certainly gives enough options for non-stop work and play.
On the connectivity front, Meizu MX5 and Huawei Honor 7 both go head to head, and feature dual-sim slots with options like, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, GPRS/EDGE, 3G HSPA+, 4G LTE, and micro-USB 2.0. Both phones give smooth browsing experience, but Honor 7 with Cat 6 LTE modem offers higher download and upload speeds than Cat 4 LTE modem packed with Meizu MX5.
Even in terms of battery capabilities, Meizu MX5 and Huawei Honor 7 go head to head. While Honor 7 features decent power support with its 3150mAh battery, MX5 follows up with a bit smaller 3100mAh battery. Both phones hold a sufficient amount of juice throughout the day, and give enough power for heavy as well as standard users. With these devices, you can browse more videos and can play more games online!
With a small difference in pricing, Meizu MX5 comes at CNY 1799 ($280) for 16 GB, CNY 1,999 ($300) for 32 GB, and CNY 2,399 ($370) for 64 GB, while Huawei Honor 7 comes at a slightly higher CNY 1999($300) for 16 GB, CNY 2499 ($390) for 64 GB and CNY 2199 ($280) for 16GB with dual SIM. The launch of both phones is yet awaited in Indian market.
As per our opinion, Meizu MX5 with an enticing price tag looks slightly better than Huawei Honor 7. Although both phones go head to head under all categories, but with a lower price and ready to go dual-SIM capabilities, Meizu MX5 stands one step ahead of Huawei’s latest flagship. Anyway, both of these phones will certainly give best user-experience right out of the box.