The Chinese consumer electronics firm that was established in 2003 has launched a smart phone dubbed as Meizu MX5e in April 2016. The phone comes with a 5.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels at a PPI of 401 pixels per inch. This device from Meizu is powered by 2GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6795 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. The phone packs 16GB of internal storage and packs a 16-megapixel primary camera on the rear accompanied with 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies. This device can be considered as the sibling of the Meizu MX5 that was released last year.
Below are the tips and tricks of the same that will be helpful in case if you have this device.
Insertion of the SIM card is the very first thing that any user does when they purchase a device. To insert the SIM card on the MX5E, power off your device if you have booted it and remove the SIM card try using the SIM Ejector Pin. Now place the SIM cards on the tray as per marked direction and push the tray back and boot your device. You have successfully inserted SIM card on your device and will be ready for use in some time.
The SIM card supported by the device is Normal SIM Card. Both the slots accept normal cards that can be found after popping the SIM card tray out.
Sharing of the Data network can be done using the tethering mode on your device. To share the Data network on your device, open the Settings and tap on more in Wireless and Connectivity. In the new window, tap on Tethering & portable hotspot and toggle the off button to enable that on your device.
Screenshot can be captured just by pressing the power button along with the volume down button on your device. The captured screenshot is then saved to the gallery window on your device.
There are two ways in which you can check for updates on your device.
Method 1: You can open the System Updates application directly from the home screen to check for updates.
Method 2: In this you need to open the settings and tap on About Phone in the System Section. In the new window, tap on system Updates. The device checks for Updates and if there are no new updates “Your system is upto date is displayed on the screen.
External apps can be installed by enabling the Unkown sources option on your device. To use this on your device, open the Settings and tap on fingerprint and security. In the new window tap on the Unknown sources and toggle the off button and click on the OK button to enable that on your device. Now you can install any number of external apps without an apk on your device.
The quick settings in the notification panel cannot be customized on the device.
The Power saving mode is used to enhance the battery life on your device. To enable that on your device, open the Settings and tap on battery in the device section. In the new window, you will find the Power modes under the optimization section. Now tap on mode modes and toggle the button adjacent to the power saving mode to enable that on your device.
Acceleration and Proximity are the sensors available on the device and helps in automating the device.
No, there are no led notification lights available on the device.
Screen pinning feature is available on the device with Android Lollipop on it. To use the application on your device, open the settings and tap on Security in the Personal section. In the new window, head over to the Advanced section and click on the screen pinning option and toggle the off button to enable that on your device. Now open the overview window and tap on the pin button for the application that you want to pin on your device. The application is successfully pinned on your Home screen and to unpin the pinned application, you need to press the back button and the overview button simultaneously for a couple of seconds.
The device comes with EBook, Map, Clock, Calender, Email, Calculator, Music, Videos, Life, Weather, File Explorer, Upgrade, Settings, Recorder, App Store and Themes Apps pre-installed on it
Yes, there is an option available on the device using which you can move the apps from internal to external storage on your device.
The device comes with bloatware applications like Game Center, News, Scanner and Touchpal pre-installed on it.
The bloatware applications cannot be removed from your device, they can be uninstalled if you don’t want to use them on your device.
The device comes with 16 GB as its internal storage, and around 8.4 GB of free space is available for the end user rest of the space is occupied by preinstalled apps and OS. There isn’t an external memory card slot to extended the memory via microSD card slot.
The device comes with 3 GB of RAM and around 1.9 GB of free RAM is available when there are no apps are running on the device, and the rest is occupied by the system OS and other background applications.
Yes, the device does support the USB OTG and helps in transferring the data from the device to drive and vice-versa.
This is something of a floating button, which has many operations like return, suspend and as well as close the current window, go back to the home screen, or even launch the notification drawer by sliding it down. You can change the opacity of the button as well as define that gesture should perform which operation. You can choose close or back when you click on the button, as well as few other operations can be selected for other smart features in it. To enable this feature, you have to launch the Settings app and head over to the Accessibility tab and further tap on SmartTouch option. Now you’ll see the toggle button, switching it ON would turn ON the feature. That’s it.
The radio wave exposure guidelines employ a unit of measurement known as Specific Absorption Rate(SAR). The SAR limit recommended by the International Commission on non-ionizing radiation protection is 2 W/Kg averaged over the 10g tissue. The SAR value for the device is yet to be known for this handset and will be informing as soon as we get the update.
The device comes with Android Lollipop 5.1 out of the box and runs on customized Flyme OS 4.5. There is no information about the device getting the Android M Update, but the brand have already started working on the latest update and device may get it soon.
The device does not have a finger print sensor that provides more security to the device.
To change the Theme on your device, open the Theme App from the App Drawer and check for the themes. Once you are one with the selection, tap on the Apply button to use the theme on your device. You have successfully changed the theme on your device.
To change the wallpaper on your device, open the Settings and tap on Personalization in the System section. In the new window, tap on System Wallpaper and click on the wallpaper to apply that on your device.
There are many features available on the Flyme 4.5 UI of MX5E, one of those is that you can change the default icons of the third party apps to look in more par with other Meizu’s Theme. Once you turn ON the feature, all the third party apps you installed on the device would be changed. To enable this feature, you have to launch the Settings app first and head over to the Customize tab. Tapping on it will open few set of options, there you have to toggle the button in front of options Flyme style icons.
There are many smartphones these days that comes packed with gesture features; the MX5E has some of the interesting gesture inputs you’ll see on a smartphone. The device offers, double tap to wake, Slide upward to unlock, as well as several other features that would be useful for the operation. Moreover, there are up to eight pattern locks including letter C, M, O, S, V W and Z that would allow you to launch other apps. To enable this feature, you have to launch the Settings app and head over to the Accessibility tab and further tap on Gesture Wakeup option. You’ll see a toggle button in front of the option, enabling it would turn ON the feature.
Yes, 4G LTE connectivity is available on this device that gives its user the access to fast data networks that saves much of the data.
The device comes with a Non-removable Li-Ion 3150 mAh battery on the back and should be a good battery to last an entire day’s change on heavy usage also.
So these are the general tips that will be helpful for the users while purchasing the device. If you still have any query related to the device then pass your message on the PhoneRadar Forum, we will get back to you.