Swap OnePlus 2 for a Meizu PRO 5 – Do you dare?

We have seen OnePlus hold a “contest” where people exchange their Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, or Samsung Galaxy Note 5 for a free OnePlus 2. Of course the company will donate the phones to a charitable organization called Hope Phones to help bring medical tech to where it is needed. However, we think the idea just failed since those Samsung devices are much more expensive and powerful than an OP 2. But that is the story of OnePlus 2 and Samsung phones. Say, if OnePlus 2 can be exchanged for another one at its level, maybe the “contest” will be more… reasonable 😎 .


Lately, Meizu has announced that they are having a plan aiming at OnePlus 2 users. Accordingly, who is owning a OnePlus 2 can fill up a form and win a chance to swap their OP 2 for a Meizu PRO 5, which is like swapping a flagship for another flagship. The method is quite similar to OnePlus team, but this time, Meizu seems more rational. In one of their recent Facebook posts, they say:

“Want to swap your OnePlus phone for a Meizu PRO 5? Tell us why you want to #TurnTheHeatOff and you could win!”

OnePlus 2 Specs Meizu Pro 5 Specs
Dimensions 151.8 x 74.9 x 9.9 mm 156.7 x 78 x 7.5 mm
Weight 175 g 168 g
Display 5.5-inch Full HD (~401 ppi) LTPS LCD 5.7-inch Full HD (~386) AMOLED
OS Oxygen 2.1 UI based on Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop) Flyme 5.0 based on Android v5.1 Lollipop
Processor Snapdragon 810 Exynos 7420
ROM 16/64 GB (non-expandable) 32/64 GB (expandable up to 128 GB)
RAM 3/4 GB 3/4 GB
Camera Rear: 13 MP, optical image stabilization, laser autofocus, dual-LED flashFront: 5 MP, [email protected] Rear: 21 MP, phase detection & laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flashFront: 5 MP, [email protected]
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh Non-removable Li-Ion 3050 mAh
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Color Sandstone Black Gray, Gold, Silver, Black/Silver
Price 16GB+3GB: $329 (~RM1,420)64GB+4GB: $389 (~RM1,680) 32GB+3GB: 2,799 Yuan (~RM1,900)64GB+4GB: 3,099 Yuan (~RM2,100)

In terms of dimensions and weights, we can easily recognize that the Meizu Pro 5 is thinner, lighter and more colorful (we mean Pro 5 has more color options for you to choose) than the OP 2 (coming with just Sandstone Black). Furthermore, the display of Pro 5 measures 5.7 inches, bigger than the 5.5-inch one of OnePlus 2 with the same Full HD resolution. Nonetheless, we do not think the size really matters, and 5.7 inches can even make it harder for you to hold or put in your pocket.

As for the RAM and ROM, they are quite similar when splitting into 2 versions for 3GB and 4GB RAM. Yet, we guess that Pro 5 will be liked more since it has an expandable internal storage (up to 128GB) while OP 2 does not.

Next, we should definitely talk about camera. It is not difficult to realize that Meizu has very generously equipped their smartphone with an awesome rear shooter of 21 megapixels. Wow, that’s a lot! Anyhow, at some point such as battery, OP 2 beats Meizu Pro 5 although the difference is not big. OP 2 has a 3,300mAh batt while Pro 5 only has a 3,050mAh one.

oneplus 2 unboxing

Well, those are some differences in specs. In general, we can say that Meizu Pro 5 is kind of better than OnePlus 2. And looking at the prices, there is no doubt that Meizu Pro 5 price is more than OnePlus 2 price, which means that you get no loss in this deal, don’t you?!

That’s what we think. But, what do you think?