the very functional lockscreen
This is a hands-on impression of the retail version of the Meizu MX 4-core model M032. An in-depth review will follow over at http://reviews.yellowchilli.net/ once I’ve dug deep enough into the OS and can accurately illustrate its battery life.
antutu benchmark results
-fast fast fast. although this is to be expected due to the screen resolution difference. Actually the MX5Q (as Meizu calls it,m instead of Exynos) really moves things along without a single stutter. I found everything to be just as smooth at Low CPU setting (800 mhz).
-physically feels and looks like an iPhone. Runs just as smooth.
-“Home” knob makes itself easy to locate, provides good tactile feedback.
-in keeping up with the tradition, the M032 also provides clock speed change options in Settings>Accessibility
Low- 800mhz, Normal (default) 1000mhz, High- 1.4ghz
-Music player has a Graphic Equalizer! yes!
-battery life feels solid, though it is too early to say.
just tap in the right code and it’ll unlock. No need to press OK. just like IOS then.
-a well-thought out lockscreen- first-ever Android number lock that doesn’t require the user to press OK?? plus, number lock security doesn’t stop user from accessing lockscreen widgets, such as the Music controls
photo sample- cropped but otherwise unaltered. click to enlarge.
-camera was fast to launch, and fast at snapping shots. Considering its speed, it would have been able to implement the HTC One X-style burst shots. But Meizu didn’t.
the camera UI could also have take note from the One X. instead, it has the traditional toggle between video and still.
-No easy way to reach Widgets, except via Settings> Customise
-no way to remember defaults settings i.e. which browser to launch by default
-face unlock is missing (but not missed due to its relatively low security level- imagine someone holding your Face Unlock up to your Facebook profile picture then gaining access)
-no way to control overall volume directly using volume rockers. instead, they control Media Volume.
-Google+ instant upload not working. which is actually very disappointing.
Full review in about a week’s time. Meanwhile, do check out my other reviews over at http://reviews.yellowchilli.net/