Meizu M5 Note Teardown: Look at how is its internal craftsmanship?

Meizu M5 Note Teardown: Look at how is its internal craftsmanship?

Earlier this month, Meizu held the last concert this year, and officially released Meizu M5 Note. According to Meizu chairman Huang Zhang said, Meizu M5 Note is the king of the mid-end smartphones, the phone comes with some attractive features like a huge battery, larger display, and RAM along with beautiful design. The phone uses 2.5D curved glass, diamond trimming, all-metal CNC, nano-injection, anodizing process, claims to be 2 times more expensive than the cost of ordinary three-stage design.

In terms of configuration, Meizu M5 Note features a 5.5-inch 1080p screen, while supporting sunlight display, dark screen and eyeshield mode and other functions. In addition, the Meizu M5 Note is also equipped with Mediatek’s Helio P10 octa-core processor, built-in 3/4GB RAM and 16/32/64GB of storage space(support up to 128GB expansion card), the battery capacity is 4000mAh(support 18W fast charging), after 5-hour battery life test, the phone still retained 66% power.

It has a 13-megapixel rear facing lens and a 5-megapixel selfie camera. The phone is equipped with the front-mounted fingerprint recognition module, 0.2s unlock, mBack, Paypal, WeChat Pay.

In the aspect of operation system, the Meizu M5 Note runs Flyme 6.0 flavored Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS. It is reported that the new system runs very well, and the phone works smoothly.

In price, 3GB+16GB version is priced at 899 yuan, 3GB+32GB version is 999 yuan, the 4GB+64GB high-end version will cost 1499 yuan. And now, we got a 3GB+32GB version.

Ok, we now know the configuration/design/price of the phone, but do you know what the Meizu M5 Note interior will be like? Today we will offer the Meizu M5 Note complete teardown, please follow me to have a look.

Meizu M5 Note Teardown


Before the teardown, power off the phone, and then you need to remove the SIM card slot on the side of the fuselage, as shown in the image.


We need to remove the back cover, as you can see, the Meizu M5 Note front panel and the back cover are fixed by card buckle and two screws, so we can easily remove the back cover.

Firstly, we need to remove the two screws at the bottom of the fuselage; Secondly, use pry bar to separate card buckle, pry up the back cover, remove the back shell.


Compared to the Meizu M3 Note, the most obvious change of Meizu M5 Note in appearance is to use a metallic back shell. Meizu M5 Note adopts unibody metal body, the whole phone looks more beautiful. Using nano-injection antenna to ensure good signals overflow, judging from the metal back cover internal details, Meizu M5 Note intermal workmanship performs very well.


Meizu M5 Note still uses three-stage layout design, the larger space in the middle reserved for the battery compartment. It is worth mentioning that, Meizu M5 note supports the mCharge technology, that is to say, the battery can be fully charged in a shorter time.


As shown in the image, Meizu M5 Note BTB connector is hidden beneath the back shell, and on the motherboard and sub-board, both have one screw covered with fragile stickers, which means if we replace the battery, and complete the following operation, we will lose the free warranty service.


There is a layer of plastic protection board above the motherboard, in addition to the role the protection of the motherboard, but also used to fill the gap between the motherboard and the back cover of the fuselage.


Inside the fuselage, the Meizu M5 Note uses a black PCB, making the body interior looks more unified, the whole structure looks more beautiful and clean.


As shown in the image, in the fixed way of the battery has changed, Meizu M5 Note battery is secured to the metal rolling rack by means of a pull glue and a double-sided adhesive, which ensures the easy replacement of the battery and the stability of the  battery.

In the battery aspect, the Meizu M5 Note comes with a 15.4Wh lithium polymer battery, the battery capacity is 4000mAh, it can meet the heavy use user to use a day without charging.

Step 9:

Front-facing/rear-facing camera features. Meizu M5 Note is fitted with a 13.0MP main camera, and supports PDAF function. Up front, there is a 5.0MP front lens, with f/2.0 large aperture, supports real-time beauty feature.

Step 10:

Meizu M5 Note all chips are covered with a shielding case, and the shielding case directly welded to the motherboard, the advantage of doing so is to reduce the thickness while ensuring the stability of the device. Of course, the disadvantage is not easy to repair replacement.

Step 11:

At the back of the motherboard, CPU and memory chips is also covered with a shielding case that looks like a hollow out type, covered with thermal silicone grease and graphite heat dissipation stickers, thus ensuring good heat dissipation.

Step 12:

At the bottom of the fuselage, you can see a sub-board, above the sub-board is a one-piece sound chamber, while this is also important network signal overflow channel.


The sub-board is loaded with a 3.5mm headphone jack, microphone and Micro USB data/charging ports, which Micro USB port wrapped around a rubber sleeve, improve the sealing performance of the whole device.


Meizu M5 Note Home button is said to be more independent, in order to easy to maintenance replacement in the future. In addition, Meizu M5 Note home button also adds a rubber pad, to a certain extent, it can prevent damaged caused by dust and splashing in the daily life.


Overall, Meizu M5 Note teardown is not difficult, I believe most users can replace the back shell and the battery by themselves. Through the above teardown, we can see that Meizu M5 Note not only adds fast charging, but also upgraded its metal body craftsmanship, at the same time, the fuselage interior details also got optimized, with a higher maintainable level. The phone operation experience is quite competitive in the same price products.

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