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All posts tagged "Meizu"

  • Did you know these smartphone brands are in SA?

    We've seen Apple and Samsung rule the roost for a while now, but emerging market brands have taken over the world. South Africa is no different, with Huawei taking the top throne and Xiaomi making in-roads as well. But did you know there are more emerging brands that are actually available or will be available in South Africa? We pick a few you should keep an eye on. OnePlus One of the more popular brands at the moment, OnePlus popularised the idea of a more affordable flagship smartphone. Currently available as a Takealot exclusive, the OnePlus 3 is a beast of note, packing a...

  • Meizu Pro 6 reviewed: will this Chinese flagship Ameizu?

    When it comes to Chinese smartphone brands, Huawei and Xiaomi are on the tip of most tongues these days. But Meizu is another respected brand in the country, slowly making its way around the world. South Africa is the latest launch nation for the company, in partnership with 2C Telecoms, and the Pro 6 is Meizu's flagship product. Well, technically there is the Pro 6 Plus, but in a local context, the Pro 6 is its top-flight device. At a prepaid price of R7999, the Pro 6 has the same price tag as the Xiaomi Mi 5 (review). But does it...

  • Meizu Pro 6: what to know about the latest flagship in SA

    Meizu is up there with Huawei and Xiaomi as being one of the more respected mobile brands in China. Between the Samsung-powered handsets and the cheaper Note range, the firm has garnered a loyal following as a result. Last month saw the brand launch in the country, bringing the high-end Pro 6 and the budget M3 Note. We're spending plenty of time with the former, and this is what we've found out so far. It really looks like an iPhone/HTC One A9 Unbox the Pro 6 and you're looking at a phone that bears more than a passing resemblance to the HTC One...

  • Meizu in South Africa: what to expect from Chinese brand?

    Meizu isn't the most well-known smartphone brand, but it's definitely one of the more interesting players in the market. Alongside Xiaomi, Huawei and Oppo, Meizu is one of the most popular and respected manufacturers in China, earning a reputation in the Far East for (surprise) well-designed handsets at a solid price. So we're glad to hear that the company has come to South Africa, in the form of an online store and being officially represented by 2C Telecoms. We conducted a Q&A with Ferdi van Niekerk Jr, national sales director for Meizu Mobile South Africa. Van Niekerk confirmed that 2C Telecoms was the...

  • Meizu Pro 6 Plus: a Chinese phone with the S7’s brains

    Chinese manufacturer Meizu has quietly been making a name for itself over the years thanks to its sensibly priced, capable smartphones. It also stands out as it's one of the few brands using Samsung Exynos processors. Now, the company has revealed the Meizu Pro 6 Plus, a new flagship with the same Exynos 8890 chip and 4GB RAM combination as the all-conquering Galaxy S7 range. Looking further down the spec sheet, we see a 5.7-inch 2560x1440 AMOLED display with 3D Touch, 3400mAh battery, 64GB or 128GB storage and USB Type-C. In the audio department, the phone packs a 3.5mm jack and a premium...

  • Add the Meizu MX6 to your list of intriguing Chinese phones

    It's understandable that Xiaomi and Huawei get most of the attention when talking about Chinese smartphones. But there are quite a few other notable manufacturers from the country. Meizu is one of these firms, producing some rather slick handsets -- although the Meizu M2 Note is the only one available in South Africa. Now, the company has revealed its latest flagship, dubbed the Meizu MX6. The new handset is powered by a deca-core MediaTek Helio X20 processor (two A72 cores and eight A53 cores) and 4GB of RAM. Otherwise, a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 32GB of expandable storage, a front-mounted fingerprint scanner and...

  • The Chinese mobile march continues with the Meizu M3 Note

    Everyone knows about Xiaomi and Huawei, but Meizu is another Chinese firm that's quietly been making a name for itself. In fact, South African consumers can get Meizu phones from the Orange Store in the form of the capable M2 Note handset. Now, the Chinese firm has revealed a successor to this budget phablet, in the form of the (surprise!) M3 Note. When it comes to the all-important specs, we don't see too many significant changes though. There's a capable but budget-minded octa-core processor (MediaTek P10) and 2GB of RAM for starters, just like the M2 Note. Then there's a similar...

  • MWC 2015 preview: curves, edges and emerging OSes

    It's Mobile World Congress time again in the sunny but chilly Spanish city of Barcelona. But stop right now if you think football will be the topic on everyone's lips. Mobile phones, tablets and wearables will be the stars of a conference that usually sees some enormous launches from the likes of LG, Samsung and Huawei. But what are we in for this year? If you've been following our Samsung Galaxy S6 rumour roundup as religiously as you should've, you would know that the Korean company is due to launch its flagship to the world on 1 March. Preceding it by a...

  • Meizu MX launches in June, is a quad-core, Android 4.0, 64GB beast

    Meizu has unveiled a quad-core dream machine powered by Android 4.0. This smartphone, the Meizu MX, is powered by the Samsung Exynos A9 CPU and is scheduled for release in June 2012. Specifications are suitably meaty for a phone of this caliber. The MX rocks a 292 PPI screen (still woefully under the 326 PPI of the iPhone 4/4S so burn, suckers) a 8-megapixel camera, 32 or 64GB storage options and Meizu's own...