Meizu M2 Note Review
The mobile world has featured a number of outstanding flagship phones in the market, which despite being developed by new companies are a big hit. Thanks to the low and midrange prices accompanied by the superb specs they possess, these smartphones are rocking the world. While many prefer renowned brands such as Samsung and HTC, others just look forward to smartphones that could offer everything required out of them while still not being heavy to their pockets.
Moreover, there are many other companies that are dedicated towards their countries when these phones are talked about. Look at China, for instance, which is so patriotic that it would try to make the foreign trade as low as possible. That is why Chinese companies flourish in their market. One such company to show up its performance is Meizu. Its high-end M1 Note had witnessed great success in the Red Dragon Land. But, that has not stopped their flagship phones from popularizing in other parts of the world. With such an aim, the Meizu M2 Note has entered the market to blow up your minds. Let’s take a look at some of its key attributes.
Externals: Design and Display:
Meizu M2 Note’s design might resemble the iPhone 3G at first glance. Similar curves and edges with Samsung-like home button at the bottom. But, that is what most consumers love about such phones. Moreover, the mistakes in the design in the M1 Note have been rectified in this one. Customers had been complaining about the body of the previous phone – being uncomfortable to hold. Overall, it has a decent built quality and a better hold than the previous model.
The M2 Note rocks a 5.5 inch IGZO capacitive display. The pixel density it offers is 1080 x 1920 pixels at ~403 PPI density. Even for a phablet phone, it packs an approachable weight of 149 g. Thanks to its polycarbonate body, of course. One can get the M2 Note in four colour variants namely –grey, pink, blue and white. The phone has its power button and volume rockers on the left side just like other Chinese phones. This might be a little uncomfortable for other country folks who are not used to the left-sided operations. Yet, one can get used to with time.
Internals: Hardware and Software:
Meizu M2 Note offers Android 5.0 (Lollipop) first hand with an upgrade to v 5.1 as well. This is a smart move from the company as customers love the latest software. Besides that, a Mediatek MT6753 chipset is also provided in it with 1.3 GHz Octa-core Cortex-A53 processor. In addition to it, Mali-T720MP3 GPU is also provided. For the ones who are bored of the usual Android system interface has a plus point as Meizu uses its custom interface through Flyme 4.5. This will allow customers to get exciting themes, ringtones, and a commendable layout. This makes the phone more intriguing to use.
The M2 Note comes in 16 and 32 GB internal memory variants with 2 GB RAM. A microSD slot is provided for external memory upgrade of up to 128 GB. A drawback here is that one will have to use the SIM2 slot as a microSD slot which will not let one use two SIM cards with an external memory card at the same time. It also offers a 3100 mAh battery with features like gyro, compass, proximity sensor and accelerometer.
Camera and Connectivity:
A 13 MP primary camera is offered which has autofocus and can shoot with 4208 x 3120 pixels. To support the pixels, dual LED flash is also provided. The primary camera also accompanies a 1/3.06” sensor, touch focus, geo-tagging, HDR, face detection, and panorama. Besides that, you get an astounding 4K (2160p) video shooting as well as [email protected] fps. This is one of the phones major advantages. The secondary camera is a decent 5 MP camera which records at 1080p.
For connectivity, the phone offers Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n with a hotspot. A Wi-Fi Direct and dual band for the connectivity enhancement are also offered. It also features Bluetooth v 4.0 with LE and A2DP. Micro USB v2.0 and GPS are also added to the phone’s features.
With such commendable features, the Meizu M2 Note might sound like a dream phone for many. But, this has been a great achievement by the Chinese company. The company has promised to deliver outstanding performance with the M2 making it one of the finest mid-range phablets available for the customers around the world. The price is set at 160 USD making it a lot easy on the pocket compared to other renowned companies offering similar specs. Let’s hope it outperforms its previous model in every way – delivering commendable services to phone lovers.
- 5-inch IGNO capacitive touchscreen display
- 1.3 GHz octa-core processor
- 2 GB of RAM
- 16/32 GB inbuilt storage, expansion slot supporting micro SD cards up to 128 GB
- 13 MP primary camera with dual LED flash
- 5 MP front camera
- 2G/ 3G network support
- Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi
- 3100 mAh battery
- Android version 5.0 (Lollipop).