Meizu M6 Note
Hello, Friends! Today I’m going to take a look at Meizu M6 Note Review. It’s actually one of the best budget smartphones of 2017. It’s made of metal, has pretty good specifications, dual camera setup but as always it’s not a perfect smartphone because it has a few caveats to consider. So, let’s start-
Design & Display: –
The design and overall build quality arch brilliant. I know you’ve seen this design before but that all-metal unibody feels nice in the hand much better than any glass made phones.
The phone has a rather compelling dual camera setup that consists of a primary 12-megapixels camera with bright f/1.9 aperture lens and secondary is a 5-megapixel snapper. There is also a Quad LED flash setup for better low-light photography. There is a 16-megapixel camera on the front panel as usual.
There is a bright notification LED light, a fingerprint scanner is fast and accurate but you have to wake up the device first before you can use it. Also, this smartphone still uses a micro USD port instead of the USB type-C. The volume rocker and power button are very nice and the SIM card tray does not rattle. The sound quality via the headset jack is great and loudspeaker is actually one of the best you can find on any budget smartphone.
The Meizu M6 Note does not follow the trend of those full display budget smartphones instead it’s far seen a more traditional design with a 5.5-inch 1080p LCD display. It has reasonably small bezels that display just excellent. It’s plenty sharp and bright for both indoor and outdoor use. The type of protection glass is not specified.
The camera application takes images very quickly. There are some shooting modes like bokeh to utilize the secondary sensor. There is a Pro mode that allows you to adjust some picture settings and a slow-motion video mode. Unfortunately, the settings menu so works only in portrait mode and there is no auto HDR feature.
The picture quality is very good overall and that the images are easily one of the best from any budget smartphone. Obviously, it can be picky for higher noise levels than usual in some of the photos but in general, I’m pretty happy with this.
The images taken using that bokeh mode look great too as the object is nicely separated from the background. Also, focus point will be adjusted after you take the picture. Honestly, this is one of the best Dual camera implementations I’ve seen on a budget smartphone. The low-light image quality is again probably the best. You will get really impressive results thanks to that bright f/1.9 aperture lens.
The phone uses h265 format for 4K video recording meaning that you would need to covert it before you can use it with some video editing apps. The 4K footage looks really nice, the video is sharp, detailed and the colour reproduction is pretty good. Also, with the continuous autofocus feature is easily the best I’ve seen on any budget phone.
The 1080p video looks excellent as there is a good amount of detail and the footage looks nice overall.
The 720p Slow Motion video looks kind of okay not really impressive but this is what you have to expect from any budget smartphone.
Selfies have taken with that beefy 16-megapixel sensor look nice and sharp.
The 1080p selfie video looks good to you as there is a plenty of details. The sound recording quality is quite good except for quite a poor noise reduction implementation that makes some weird background noise.
Performance & Memory: –
The Meizu M6 Note is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset clocked at Octa-Core 2.0GHz processor. It’s not the most powerful one but it has plenty of power for the majority of users. Also, it’s probably most power efficient processor you can find. I have a cheaper variant that has 3 gigabytes of RAM and 32 gigabytes of storage that is expandable via the microSD card slot.You can also opt in for 4 gigabytes and 64 gigabytes of storage variant that sounds like a perfect combo.
The gaming performance is near great. There is just minor skipped frame since some games but they’re not even worth compelling about the smartphone handles games on the highest graphics settings very well. And does not get really hot while gaming.
You are going either to love it or hate Flyme OS that is built on top of Android 7.1. For some users that UI may look a little bit confusing or too much inspired by iOS. You love using this smartphone mainly due to speed and fluidity. An integrated touchpad makes one button navigation a breeze. There are also some settings and customization options that Meizu phones have had four years. I like a huge variety of themes, wallpapers and other tweaks and settings that allow me to customize the mobile. The Meizu M6 Note also has plenty of gesture and motion controls that work quite well.
The Meizu M6 Note performs very well in the connectivity department. The call quality is excellent, the Bluetooth and WiFi work very well and the GPS is very accurate. Also, the M6 Note has a bunch of different sensors including a gyroscope for VR compatibility.
If you combine a huge 4000 milliamp-hours battery with the most power efficient chipset, you should expect great results. The Meizu M6 Note has a fantastic battery life depending on how you use the phone. You can easily get two or even at three days out of it. I usually install a lot of apps that are syncing in the background but I still managed to get over 11 hours of screen on time. The supplied Meizu’s fast charger fully charges the phone in just about one and a half hours.
The Meizu M6 Note is my new favourite budget smartphone despite a tough competition. It also has a few caveats like a micro USB port instead of the USB type-C, the fingerprint scanner does not work straight from the standby mode and even though I love the Flyme OS. It’s definitely not for everyone since it’s far from the Stock Android look and feel.
On a positive side, the Meizu M6 Note simply looks great. It has a flagship great build quality. The display is sharp, the overall performance is near excellent and the battery life is one of the best you can find on any smartphone. If you add it to all camera setup that takes wonderful pictures for the price of the phone. I think that the Pros easily outweigh the Cons. That’s why the Meizu M6 Note is one of the best smartphones for the price.
|Indian Buyers||Buy Now||Price|
|Meizu M6 Note||Coming Soon||Rs 13,500|
|Meizu M6 Note||GEARBEST||$ 378.12|
|Technology||GSM / CDMA / LTE / HSPA|
|SIM||Dual (Nano, Dual Standby)|
|BODY||Dimensions||154.6 x 75.2 x 8.4mm|
|DISPLAY||Type||IPS LCD , 1080 x 1920p, 16:9 Ratio, (403 PPI)|
|CAMERA||Rear||Dual (12-MP Dual PD, f/1.9 + 5-MP, f/2.0 Autofocus), Quad LED flash|
|Front||16-MP, f/2.0, 1080p|
|Features||1/2.6″ sensor size, 1.4 μm pixel size, Dual colour temperature flash, Dual ISP, Panorama, Background blurring in portrait mode, HDR, Face detection|
|PROCESSOR||OS||Android 7.1.2 Nougat|
|Chip||Qualcomm Snapdragon 625|
|CPU||ARM Cortex-A53 2.0GHz x8 (Octa-Core)|
|MEMORY||Internal||16/32 GB, 3GB RAM / 64GB, 4GB RAM|
|External||Up to 256GB (microSD)|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint, Hall magnetic sensor, Gravity, Ambient Light, Proximity, Gyroscope, Compass|
|CONNECTIVITY||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Hotspot|
|USB||micro USB 2.0|
|Others||Bluetooth v4.2 & GPS|
|SOUND||Speaker||Loudspeaker & 3.5mm headphone jack|
|Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|BATTERY||Li-Ion 4000 mAh|
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