Ulefone Be Touch 3 Vs. Meizu MX5 – Huge Price Gap Means Huge Difference in Usage?

Posted in Nov 19, 2015 in News, Smartphones, no comment

Recently Ulefone made a full comparison between their new flagship Ulefone Be Touch 3 and Meizu’s annual knockout model MX5, giving us inspiration that in terms of practicality, the difference between big and small brands may not be as big as their price gap indicates.


1. Price
Ulefone Be Touch 3 is officially priced at USD199.99, but soon there will be a promotional campaign where it will be sold incredibly cheaper. Meizu MX5 16GB version is worth at least 300, almost 2 times of the Be Touch 3.

2. Design
Both Ulefone Be Touch 3 and Meizu MX5 have adopted mainstream design language. The Ulefone device is equipped with the 2.5D curved glass and metal frame, while Meizu has a metal unibody and narrow margin.

3. Fingerprint Scanner
Both Ulefone Be Touch 3 and Meizu MX5 are equipped with front fingerprint scanner, which can recognize at most 5 finger IDs. The MX5 Touch ID can be used for online payment, but only in China with Alipay. That aside, this function makes sense only as a convenient screen and app lock, without which, you’ll feel very uncomfortable if you ever used it.

4. Display
Meizu has been trying to attract eyes by flaunting a 5.5-inch Full HD Samsung AMOLED display this year, but the yellowish color tone and grainy visual impression have widely been blamed among users around the world. Some reviewers even tell people not to consider AMOLED display unless it is 2K resolution. On the other side, Ulefone Be Touch 3’s 1080P IPS-LCD display is sharp enough with the pixel density of 401PPI, while its white color is way whiter, comparable to iPhone 6s.

5. Camera
Ulefone Be Touch 3 has employed the 13MP Sony IMX214 COMS for its back camera. From the neutral color tendency on sample photos, we can see Ulefone has conducted sound optimization this time. The 20.7MP Sony IMX220 camera on Meizu MX5 no doubt offered more details, However, Meizu seems not able to optimize this mighty component well enough and the photos taken with the MX5 turns out like painting.

6. Operating System
You can’t imagine how Flyme UI is popular among Chinese youngsters. Yes it is neat, smooth and resourceful. But when it comes beyond the border, something goes wrong. Compatibility problems with Google services have affected Meizu’s international awareness throughout the MX4 and MX5. By comparison, Ulefone insists on the stock android 5.1 ROM which is expected to be more friendly to overseas users. BTW, Ulefone has add an optional launcher, U-launcher to be specific, in an effort to improve user experiences.

7. Chipset
MTK6753 is absolutely no rival to MTK6795. If you are a player of blockbuster games, MX5 will be your choice between the 2 for sure. But in most cases, the power of a chipset is far from fully unleashed, while MTK6753, which engines Ulefone Be Touch 3, talented enough to deal with average functions. And from the video, we can see the be touch 3 is basically OK with demanding games.

8. Others
Both Ulefone Be Touch 3 and Meizu MX5 support quick charge, off-screen gestures, Miracast, and Bluetooth 4.0.

Ulefone wants to say with so big price gap, products with big names are not too better than theirs. But they may just have shown us that everything has its own value and way of existing.

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