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First Look: The Meizu MX 4-core looks oh so familar

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First Look: The Meizu MX 4-core looks oh so familar

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For about $530 U.S., the Meizu MX 4-core serves up Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich plus quad-core computing, all with iPhone-like style.

Hi this is Brian -- for cnet.com and today we're taking a first look at the -- UMX four core. If this phone looks oddly familiar don't worry that's because that's the point. Not only is amazing MX four core identical to its predecessor -- -- use and Max -- could also be a twin or certainly a close relative. Of the iPhone three yes. This phone runs Android Ford -- Ice Cream Sandwich. We probably wouldn't guess that at first glance that's because the -- it uses its own interface which is suspiciously similar to IOS. You get three horizontally scrolling home screens Apple like icons and no Android app tray. Powered by a one point four gigahertz Quad Core A nine CPU -- -- MX four core also has lots of speed and power. Other nice features include an eight megapixel camera on back with LED flash and 32 gigabytes of onboard storage. Keep in mind though that the unlocked GSM -- -- MX four core is only officially sold in Hong Kong and mainland China. If you travel to Asia often and have the equivalent of 530 US dollars on hand. Then this high tech Android iPhone clone could be yours. On front is a four inch screen that has the same pixel count as the iphone's 3.5 inch Retina Display. But it lacks the same pixel density. Above the screen is a VGA front facing camera and below is a physical home button and to -- capacity of buttons. -- calls them -- -- and the buttons are really a cluster of LEDs. Changed configuration depending on what's happening on the screen. For instance within applications the left he becomes a triangle of three dots. Essentially a back button. The right -- is usually arranged in three dots in the line indicating its menu function. But when you flip MX four core between landscape and portrait modes the -- smartly adjust their orientation. The -- is also double as notification lights. The left side holes within -- volume rocker while the -- top edge has a power key and headphone Jack. On the bottom is the phone's micro USB port. I'm Brian Bennett and this has been a first look at the -- MX four court and be sure to check out our full review at cnet.com.

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