Meizu is a well-settled smartphone brand in China and since its entry in India, it has launched four smartphones in the Indian market, the latest being the Meizu M2, which is an entry-level smartphone that offers praiseworthy specs at a very competitive price. The Meizu M2 is exclusively available in India on the online shopping website Snapdeal at a price tag of Rs. 6,999. Let us check if the brilliant spec sheet of Meizu M2 translates in brilliant user experience in this Meizu M2 Review.
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BUILD AND DESIGN: Meizu has been more consistent with the designs of its smartphones than what the Indian cricket team has been with their performance, okay neglect the comparison. Looking at the Meizu M2 one might confuse the smartphone to have metal build but it is all plastic but it not at all looks or feels cheap. The smartphone is fairly light at just 131 gms and the curved edges on the back make the smartphone fit perfectly in the palms. Looking at the smartphone one might feel that Meizu has taken inspiration from Apple for their design, the front is all screen with one physical home button at the bottom and especially the two screws at the bottom on both sides of the charging and data transfer port. Overall, the design appeals visually and feels ergonomically right.
Since there is only one button on the front, it has to serve the purpose of the home key as well as the back keys. Tap the key once and it will serve as the back key and press it down to reach the home screen. You can even hold down this button for three seconds to lock the screen. There are the earpiece and the front camera sensor on the top of the screen on the front. On the back of the Meizu M2 we have the primary camera sensor and the LED flash below it. The power button and the volume rocker keys lie on the right side of the smartphone and the SIM tray is included on the left side. Meizu has hit the right chords with the design and build of the Meizu M2.
Meizu M2 Full Phone SPECIFICATIONS:
|Dimensions||140.1 x 68.9 x 8.7 mm|
|Display||5.0 inches, IPS LCD, 720 x 1280 pixels, AGC Dragontrail glass protection|
|Processor||Mediatek MT6735, Quad-core 1.3 GHz|
|Storage||2GB RAM, 16GB Internal (expandable up to 128GB)|
|OS||Flyme OS on Android v5.1 Lollipop|
DISPLAY: The Meizu M2 sports a 5 inch IPS LCD display having a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and this is protected by the Asahi Dragontrail glass. It’s a convenient size, and suitably detailed with a 294-ppi density. The display if not brilliant is decent and it does not upset. We just wished that the smartphone had a bit more brightness level. The display of the Meizu M2 can be classified as satisfactory, but it does lack behind a few of its competition.
PROCESSOR: Under the hood, the Meizu M2 houses a 64-bit quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor clocked at 1.3GHz, this is coupled with 2GB of RAM and Mali-T720 GPU. The Meizu M2 is not the suitable smartphone if you are wanting a performance powerhouse but it delivers a smooth everyday usage. Meizu must be appreciated for the way they have optimized their software in Meizu M2 which makes sure that you will not find the smartphone lacking in everyday usage. Note that this is not an ideal smartphone to play some high graphic games but they did work decently when we tried a few on the smartphone but they did encounter frame drops and the phone did heat up just a bit. We did find the speaker at the bottom of the smartphone a little low on sound output.
USER INTERFACE: The Meizu M2 runs Meizu’s own Flyme OS on top of Android v5.1 Lollipop. The Flyme OS tweaks the stock Android OS and the most notable feature of this is that it eliminates the back and app drawer key. The back key is compensated in the home button by making it touch sensitive and in order to reach the app switcher one has to swipe up from the bottom of the screen from both sides of the home button. The Flyme OS can be a little confusing in the beginning especially in the settings menu but as you spend more time with the Meizu M2 you will get a hang of it and will probably end up liking it because of its neat looks and lightness.
Meizu M2 Camera Review, Battery Review:
CAMERA: The Meizu m2 offers a 13MP camera on the front, which is a rarity at this price tag and the best part is that it is not just about greater megapixel counts but the smartphone captures really impressive photos, especially in daylight or well-lit conditions. The pictures in low light conditions contains noise and it comes out grainy. The front of the Meizu M2 features a 5MP secondary camera, which too clicks good pictures considering the entry level price tag.
BATTERY: The Meizu M2 is fuelled by a 2500mAh battery which like the processor is also well optimized and offers decent battery life. The phone offers a days usage with ease with medium usage.
STORAGE: The Meizu M2 comes with 16GB of internal storage and it also has a microSD slot that can be used to expand the memory storage up to 128GB.
Things which I like in M2:
- Design and build quality
- Best camera in its segment
- Well Optimized processor and battery
- The mBack button is an impressive technology
Things which I didn’t like in M2:
- Speaker sound is not good.
- Flyme OS can be confusing and needs some learning
MY VERDICT: The Meizu M2 can be named as the best overall smartphone under the sub-7000 category and it combines some really impressive specs and features in the smartphone and that can be experienced in the usage of the smartphone, so the specs and features effectively translate. The Flyme OS might demand some patience, give that to it, you will not regret.