Meizu Mobiles

Meizu M5 Note Review, Full Phone Specifications, Current Price, and Conclusion

Meizu M5 Note

Introduction: –

Hello! Guys, Today, I’m going to take a look at Meizu M5 Note Review. Meizu is a well-known Chinese manufacturer that loves saying that it’s phones are better than Xiaomi’s. The Meizu M5 Note is one of the company’s latest budget offerings that have the flagship great build quality, Decent Specs on a lot more. So let’s find out-

Design: –

Meizu M5 Note design review

The M5 Note is the flagship great build quality. The Phone is made entirely of metal. It has a Silver Aluminum finish which is not attracting fingerprints and smudges quickly and the phone feels nice in the hand. I just always prefer metal made phones over the glass ones. We have a 5-megapixel selfie camera and is not a vacation LED light on the top and on the bottom.

Meizu M5 Note fingerprint scanner review

There is just a home button that can either be physically pressed or just tapped if you want to use it as the back key. Also, the home button doubles as a fingerprint scanner which is very accurate and fast but you have to wake the phone up first in order to use it.

As far as optics go there is a 13-megapixel shooter which is coupled with a dual LED flash. I love that the buttons are tactile and they do not rattle at all.

Display: –

Meizu M5 Note display review

The M5 Note has the 5.5-inches LTPS IPS LCD, 1080p display that is just gorgeous to look at. It’s sharp and vibrant but the sunlight legibility is just average.

Camera: –

Meizu M5 Note camera review

I like mains the camera app because it’s fast and responsive. However, there are quite a few things the company didn’t fix for a long time, for example, shooting motion settings menus work fully in portrait mode for some reasons. You can select from quite a few shooting modes that including a manual mode or Slow-motion video in 720p. The Meizu M5 Note, it takes one of the best pictures you can get on any 250 dollars phone.

You usually get photos that have plenty of detail and sharpness and of the color to look nice. Well, the dynamic range and white balance may be off in some of the shots but the HDR mode does a decent job bringing the detail back to the shadows. Well, at the expense of a little bit a natural-looking picture. The low-light shots have quite a bit of noise and grain but this is usually a case with all budget phones.

The 1080p video looks okay not very impressive in general but pretty good for a budget phone. The Selfies looks pretty good except for that the colors look a little bit washed out. The 1080p selfie video looks good but again the colors a little bit washed out.

Processor, Memory & Performance: –

Meizu M5 Note hardware and performance review

When it comes to hardware things don’t sound that great. Well, as amazing M5 Note it definitely has enough power for most of the daily tasks. Since it has 3GB of RAM an optional 16/32/64GB of expandable storage but the Mediatek Helio P10 chip can handle most of the intensive tasks like gaming. If you play like Asphalt 8 on the very highest graphics you should expect a lot of stutters and quite a few skip frames. You can fix this issue only if you switch the graphics setting to medium other Games like Nova 3 runtime.

User Interface: –

I have always loved the fly me OS because of the way it looks and works. Sure it would have been nice to see the latest version of Google’s OS but Android 6.0 Marshmallow based user interface is fast. There is no stutter or lag no matter what you do with it also there are some cool features like gesture and motion controls and they work perfectly. I just love those basic gestures that allow you to use the phone in one hand quite easily. You can also customize the device by changing themes, wallpapers and so on.

Connectivity: –

When it comes to connectivity, the Meizu M5 Note remains solid call quality and signal receptions are great Wi-Fi and 4G speeds are good, Bluetooth works fine. However, I found the GPS to be less accurate than on flagship devices.

Sound: –

The sound quality via the headset jack is great, no distortions and great overall quality for a budget phone. The loudspeaker is also good in fact, it is one of the better ones in this price range.

Battery: –

Meizu M5 Note battery life

A 4000 mAh battery is one of the favorite features of the Meizu M5 Note. Your results may vary but my usage I could constantly get over 5 hours of screen on time wit two SIM cards and a quite heavy usage of the phone. If you need to recharge the battery, you can do it quickly in just one hour and thirty minutes.

Conclusion: –

The Meizu M5 Note is a very solid and cheap smartphone that delivers in a lot of ways. I absolutely love the design and build quality of it. The speed and feature set of the user interface, the camera, and outstanding battery life. My main complaints would be that the phone uses the Mediatek Helio P10 chip which is not design for gamers. Also, the phone still runs on Android 6.0 out of the box and we still have a regular microUSB port for charging. Other than that the Meizu M5 Note is a great offering for the price if you don’t mind with short-comings.


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SPECs: –




  • Technology-    GSM/LTE/HSPA
  • SIM-   DUAL (Nano)
  • Launch-  2016, December
  • Dimensions-   153.6 x 75.8 x 8.2mm
  • Weight-   175g
  • Type-   LTPS IPS LCD, 1080 x 1920p (403 PPI)
  • Size-   5.5-inches
  • -Flyme 5.2
  • Rear-   13-MP, F/2.2, PDAF, dual LED flash
  • Front-  5-MP, F/2.0
  • Video-  1080p@30fps
  • Features-   Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection
  • OS-   Android Version 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Chip-   Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10
  • CPU-   Octa-Core Cortex-A53
  • GPU-  Mali-T860MP2
  • Internal-   16/32GB , 3GB RAM or 64GB, 4GB RAM
  • External-   up to 256GB (microSD)
  • Sensors-   Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass
  • WLAN-   Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Dual-Band, Hotspot
  • USB-   microUSB 2.0
  • -Bluetooth & GPS available
  • -Loudspeaker & 3.5mm headphone jack available
  • -4000 mAh battery