The year 2014 saw Meizu company shock the world by its stunningly sharp displays packed on MX4 and MX4 Pro. Even their budget devices Meizu M1 and M2 Note were well reputed over the display issue. And it seems to us the company meant to deliver an even more positive signal this year by employing the Samsung-particular Super AMOLED display on their new flagship MX5. But users take it otherwise.
In China, the Meizu MX5 display has encountered widespread complaints about yellowish colors and grainy pixels, the latter of which is seldom found on a display with pixel density of more than 400PPI. When a Youtuber ridiculed the phone by comparing it with a much lesser-known brand Ulefone, it still suffered disastrous defeat.
The Ulefone Be Touch 2, the iPhone-6-Plus-like phone as shown on the video, is also equipped with a 5.5-inch display of Full HD resolution as the Meizu MX5 do, except that it is IPS LCD.
We can see from the video that yellowish display of Meizu MX5 is very obvious on the dialer interface, where the display of Ulefone Be Touch 2 is basically normal. MX5 allows users to adjust the color temperature of the display, but when it was adjusted to the coldest, the display became greenish.
Being warm-colored, the Meizu MX5 display adds a dark tone to many colors. For example, the green grass seems much darker on the MX5 than on the Ulefone Be Touch 2. If you personally like the green color to be dark, it’s OK. But have a look at the golden retriever and you may not like it when it becomes brown as on the Meizu device.
When displaying the cat on the meadow, Ulefone Be Touch 2 showed higher contrast which makes the fur of the pet more pleasing to eyes while the colors on Meizu MX5 is less lively. According to many users of the MX5, its grainy pixels on display are quite prominent in naked eyes. Maybe they are not so distinguishable as shown on normal photos, so the Youtuber took the advantage of macro lens. We can see the magnified MX5 display have much stronger mosaic effect than the Ulefone Be Touch 2’s. By the way, the pixels of Meizu MX5 are arranged by diamond matrix instead of square.