Sony Xperia M5 vs Meizu MX5: 4GB RAM and 21 MP cameraphones battle!

Announced just yesterday, Sony Xperia M5 is already a hot topic on many mobile technology sites. Powered by Helio X10, 3GB RAM and having 4k video feature, Sony Xperia M5 is totally a hottie for someone who wants a camera smart phone. However, as we have noticed, a lot of  phones with similar specs and features are there on the market. Therefore, will Sony Xperia M5 win in a battle over them? Let us see how Sony Xperia M5 vs Meizu MX5 in this article.


Sony Xperia M5 is a camera with one of the latest camera technology from Sony


Meizu MX5 arrived in the Philippines not too long ago for PHP 17k

Sony Xperia M5 vs Meizu MX5 specs

Sony Xperia M5 Meizu MX5
Dimensions 145 x 72 x 7.6 mm 149.9 x 74.7 x 7.6 mm
Weight 142.5g 149 g
Size 5” IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen,1080 x 1920 pixels (~441 ppi pixel density),Scratch-resistant glass 5.5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density)AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
OS Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop) Android OS, Flyme 4.5
Chipset Mediatek MT6795,Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 Mediatek MT6795, Octa-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53
Card slot Up to 200GB No
Storage 16 GB 16/32/64 GB
Camera REAR:21.5 MP, 5248 x 3936, phase detection autofocus, LED flash Rear: 20.7 MP, 5248 х 3936 pixels, laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
FRONT: 13 MP, autofocus; 1080p@30fps video Front: 5 MP, 1080p@30fps
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3150 mAh
Colors Black, White, Gold Gray, Gold, Silver, Black

Sony Xperia M5 vs Meizu MX5 design

By looking at the specs, we can know right away that Sony Xperia M5 is smaller and lighter than Meizu MX5. Moreover, Sony Xperia M5 design has a gold color for the first time for your option, which is a very interesting feature. As it comes from the Aqua series, it is waterproof and dust proof with an ỊP68 rating as well.

Xperia M5

Sony Xperia M5 is lighter, while Meizu MX5 has more curved corners and Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

Sony Xperia M5 vs Meizu MX5 hardware


Meizu MX5, while a tad bigger and heavier, is great with its hardware specs. All powered up by Helio X10 chipset and 3GB RAM, but Meizu MX5 is slighter faster with a clock speed of 2.2Ghz octa core processor. What’s more, Meizu MX5 offers various internal storage variants: 16/32/64Gb. However, there’s no microSD slot, while Sony Xperia M5 offers a microSD slot that can expand up to 200GB of storage. It seems Sony Xperia M5 wins this round.

Sony Xperia M5 vs Meizu MX5 camera


Now here’s the most important part: camera battle. Sony Xperia M5 camera is that of the flagship Xperia Z3+ : 21MP main and 13MP front. With the additional hybrid autofocus that enhance focus speed to just 0.25 second, Sony Xperia M5 camera produces great and sharp photo at high speed.


On the other hand, Meizu MX5 has laser autofocus on its 20.7MP camera. Moreover, Meizu MX5 camera has dual-tone, dual led flash, which is its plus point. The only downside of Meizu MX5 camera may lie in its front 5MP one.


On a side note, Meizu MX5 battery is larger than Sony Xperia M5 battery(3150mAh & 2600mAh respectively). Meizu MX5 price in the Philippines is 17k, while Sony Xperia M5 price will be higher (around $400 according to the news, even though it’s not released yet). Therefore, to decide which phone wins this battle is tough, and it all depends on what you need and your budget.