Mobile Phones: vivo X5Pro
News & Reviews: vivo X5Pro
Last Updated: Jul 07, 2015
Announced at around the same time, the Huawei Honor 7 and Meizu MX5 share a number of similar features such as an all metal body, more than 5-inch sized full HD display, fingerprint scanner and 20MP rear cameras. Neither are currently available here in Malaysia yet but at 1800 CNY (RM1081) the Meizu MX5 is priced lower than Honor 7 which is going for 1999 CNY (RM1214). The Honor 7 is more compact due to its 5.2-inch display but the Meizu MX5 is thinner at 7.6mm and lighter at 149g despite the larger 5.5-inch display. Both come packing with the latest 64-bit processors, the Honor 7 with a HiSilicon Kirin 935 while the Meizu MX5 comes with a MediaTek MT6795 Helio processor.
The Honor 7 ups the Meizu MX5 with an 8MP front camera but the MX5 has a slightly higher 20.7MP rear camera compared to the 20MP rear camera on the Honor 7. The Honor 7 rear camera uses phase detection autofocus while the Meizu MX5 uses a laser autofocus. Which autofocus is better? Well, the debate on that still hasn't quieted down yet, especially if Huawei uses newer algorithms and sensors like in the Samsung Galaxy S6 which also uses phase detection autofocus. So far, there are still no details yet on which will be coming to Malaysia first, but both have a presence here so we would say in the coming months. For the full comparison check out our Huawei Honor 7 vs Meizu MX5 tech specs comparison tool. Check out our other comparisons in this article or take a spin with our phone comparison tool yourself.
Last Updated: Jun 29, 2015
Vivo Malaysia recently launched their new Vivo X5Pro smartphone for RM1599. Featuring a full metal frame and 2.5D curved glass on the front and back the X5Pro also comes with a 13MP f2.0 camera with phase detection autofocus and sapphire lens. Other stand-out features include dedicated HiFi audio with a Cirrus Logic DAC AK4375 audio chip but like the previous Vivo X5Max, this is only discernible with headphones. Other tech specs include a 64-bit 1.5GHz octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, dual SIM 4G LTE support, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, 5.2-inch FHD super AMOLED display, 8MP front camera and 2450 mAh battery. It will run Android 5.0 Lollipop right out of the box with vivo's FunTouch OS 2.1 and is available at all authorized dealers in Malaysia.
Last Updated: May 14, 2015
The vivo X5Pro was recently and officially announced with an interesting mix of tech specs and features. Going for a flat and thin design it uses a slightly rounded aluminum metal frame which looks very familiar. On one hand, the phone packs in a rather midrange 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor with 2GB of RAM, dual SIM support and 4G LTE connectivity. On the camera side, the rear camera is 13MP but the 8MP front camera has a special feature that allows it to take super-resolution interpolated shots of 32MP. Other stand-out features include the 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display with 1080 x 1920 full HD pixel resolution covered by slightly curved 2.5D glass and an eye-recognition technology that will use your iris to unlock your phone. It also has a 2300 mAh battery, Android 5.0 and Funtouch OS 3.0. No Malaysia release dates or pricing details yet but it is going for about $443 (RM1589).
Last Updated: May 05, 2015
Recently passing China's TENAA, the vivo X5Pro has various features and tech specs which have already been confirmed. This includes a rounded metal frame design with 2.5D curved glass on the front and back. Features that have been confirmed now include a retinal scanner and a 32MP shot using the front camera. Tech specs include a Snapdragon 615 processor, 3GB RAM, 6-inch display, 3200 - 3500 mAh battery. The retinal scanner appears to scan the iris to unlock the device but there is no news yet on how secure or how fast it might be able to do so. Hopefully the vivo X5 Pro arrives soon in Malaysia but we still have no specific Malaysia release dates or pricing details just yet.