Meizu m2, balances specifications, user experience, and pricing well, and is aimed to carve out a niche for themselves in the budget smartphone market.
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 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.
The Meizu m2 is powered by 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor and it comes with 2GB of RAM. The phone packs 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Meizu m2 packs a 13-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies.The Meizu m2 runs Android 5.1 and is powered by a 2500mAh non removable battery. It measures 140.10 x 68.90 x 8.70 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 131.00 grams.The Meizu m2 is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts two Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, 3G, 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer.
MEIZU M2 smartphone specifications
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 smartphone can be classified as satisfactory, but it does lack behind a few of its competition.
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.
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.
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.
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.