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Meizu MX5 Pro Ubuntu edition hands on

by on26 February 2016

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Majority of the phones at Mobile World Congress 2016 used Android and a few had Windows mobile 10. But if you want to be really different, Ubuntu was showing its highest end Meizu MX5 Pro Ubuntu phone.

The phone physically looks just like the Meizu MX5 Pro which was powered with FlyMe – Android-based operating system. Once you turn it on, you see a clear difference. It took us only seconds to find apps, launch a browser and open up

The Meizu PRO 5 is a 5.7 inch phone with a 1920×1080 screen coated with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It has a crystal clear AMOLED display, Samsung Exynos 7420 octa-core processor and fingerprint scanner. There are two versions, one with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage or another with 4GB RAM and 64 GB storage. Micro SD card support is there too. It supports two SIM cards or a single sim and a micro SD card.


Ubuntu mobile OS is well designed and the phone has a few preinstalled apps like Twitter, Facebook, Gmail, Here maps and weather. This takes care of most of the phone's usage. The phone has Ubuntu store support but we are quite sure that some of you favourite Android/ iOS applications will be missing. Ubuntu the smallest player in the mobile operating system market, and it will gain more apps if it gains more popularity. 


Ubuntu is different but it should be ok for your everyday tasks.

Last modified on 26 February 2016
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