Mobile World Congress 2018
Meizu Pro 5 shows off its Ubuntu softwareWe get to grips with Meizu's new smartphone, which runs the unusual Ubuntu operating system and sports a 5.7-inch display.
[MUSIC] Not fancy running with the crowd. Consider yourself something of a maverick. Don't like Android, IOS, or even Windows phones, then you might want to consider this. It's the Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu edition. So the headline feature of this phone is definitely that rather than Android or iOS, it's running Ubuntu. Now this uncommon operating system is, at first, actually quite frighteningly simple. So I'll give you a little [INAUDIBLE] tour of the [INAUDIBLE] in case you're not familiar. So it's all done with gestures. If you slide down from the top, you get this notifications panel. That'll be familiar to any To use Android a little bit. If you're swiping from right here, you get a multitasking view of all the different apps that you've got running. If you're swiping from the left that's where you get to your apps launcher. So there's no home screen as such, this is where you open apps from. If you press this home button on the bottom here, you;ll get taken to the scope Screen. Now the idea of Skout is that it pulls in lots of information. Now, that can be from locations around you, it can be from other apps. So, you got things like news and calendar alerts here. If you swipe through, you can see places nearby. You can see apps you might like to install. Or news stories. If you wanted to customize these scopes pages, then you just swipe up from the bottom of the screen here and you can arrange all the different pages there. So for a [UNKNOWN] this is a pretty standard smartphone. So for instance, this is a 5.7 inch display. That's pretty big. It's got an [UNKNOWN] processor on the inside. Has a 21.1 megapixel camera. And also I quite like the design. It's got this nice rounded back. It feels Pretty good, But of course, not being one of the majorly popular operating systems, you would have to put up with fewer apps on this phone. But I have to say, I quite love the interface. It's very simple. If you determine [UNKNOWN] to get something different, it might be worth checking out. [MUSIC]