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MEIZU m2 note is the second smartpad of a well-known Chinese company. This gadget was the evolution of the first device in the line, where some improvements were added, but there were no fundamental changes. Now MEIZU m2 note supports Russian LTE-networks and has a microSD slot, and among its characteristics. a full HD HDIS display and an eight-core processor from Mediatek. The cost of a smartphone not only remained at the same level, but even became lower. This makes m2 note one of the best deals on the market for its price. However, this is not the only thing that can please the device.

Technical specifications MEIZU m2 note

  • Screen: TFT IGZO, 5.5 ”, 1920×1080, capacitive, multi-touch
  • Processor: eight-core MediaTek MT6735, 1.3 GHz
  • Graphics Accelerator: ARM Mali-T720 MP3, 450 MHz
  • Operating System: Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Built-in memory: 16/32 GB
  • Memory Card Support: microSDXC, up to 128 GB
  • Communication: GSM 900/1900 MHz || UMTS 900/2100 MHz || LTE 1, 3, 7
  • SIM: nano-SIM nano-SIM, Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS)
  • Wireless interfaces: Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0 LE
  • Navigation: GPS, GLONASS
  • Cameras: main. 13 megapixels (flash, autofocus), front. 5 megapixels
  • Sensors: light, proximity, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass
  • Battery: 3100 mAh non-removable
  • Dimensions: 150.9 x 75.2 x 8.7 mm
  • Weight: 149 grams

Packing

The smartphone comes in a flat cardboard box in white. It is made in a minimalist style: only the name of the device is applied to the cover, and all information about it is on the sticker on the back.

Meizu M2 Note Button Not Working Back

Inside the box are: the smartphone itself, the power supply, a USB cable, a clip for opening the SIM card tray and a protective film on the display. No headphones included.

Appearance

The back and sides of the device are made of matte polycarbonate, which can be white, gray, blue or pink. But the front panel of the gadget is always black. This is not to say that the smartphone has some special design. On the contrary, it is as simple as possible, but the device does not look faceless, like most budget devices from small manufacturers. over, we can say that it captivates with its simplicity. This is true even for the gray version of the device that came to us for testing, while color models can easily attract attention to themselves.

At the top of the m2 note‘s front panel are proximity and light sensors, as well as a front camera and a speaker. At the bottom there is a multi-function button, which is both touch and mechanical. A simple touch without pressing returns the user to the previous screen, pressing the “Home” command, and pressing and holding either opens the voice assistant (in our case, in Chinese) or turns off the screen (the behavior of the button is determined in the settings).

On the back of the device is the main camera lens, and under it is a dual LED flash.

The left side of the smartphone is occupied by the volume rocker and the power button, and the right side by the tray for the SIM card and memory card. You can install either two nano-SIM SIM cards in it, or one such SIM card and microSD memory card. This is a bit of a strange decision, given that the device has a large case: the manufacturer could well make one of the slots for the Micro-SIM format, or add a separate slot for memory expansion cards.

A microphone and a 3.5 mm audio jack are placed on the upper end.

At the bottom. the main speaker, micro-USB port and another microphone.

Ergonomics

Despite the 5.5-inch display, using the gadget with one hand is convenient. It’s easy to reach the opposite side with your thumb. the small thickness of the device and the small frames on the sides of the screen play an important role. Thanks to the smooth transitions between the back panel and the edges, the device lies comfortably in the hand, and the matte surface of the plastic does not collect fingerprints and is not covered with scratches. The smartphone is assembled at the highest level: there are no creaks and backlashes at all.

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The only ergonomic drawback is the poor location of the power button. If you hold the smartphone with your right hand, you can only press it with your index or middle finger. Left-handed people will also not be too comfortable: the button is located in the center of the face, in addition, it is very close to the volume rocker. In general, an m2 note is easier to turn on by pressing a button on the front panel than reaching for a button on the sidewall.

Screen

MEIZU m2 note is equipped with a 5.5-inch matrix with a resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels (Full HD). The display is made using IGZO technology (thin-film transistors based on indium, gallium and zinc) and is not inferior to conventional IPS-matrices in the stock of brightness, color reproduction and other image characteristics. At the same time, IGZO displays are thinner and consume less power.

The screen quality is really decent: the image has the correct color and high contrast, and the brightness margin is sufficient to use the device outdoors on a sunny day. Viewing angles are maximum: at any tilt there is no distortion or fading of the picture, only the brightness decreases slightly. The display is protected by tempered glass from Dragontrail, which is covered with an oleophobic layer on top. Despite this, the screen is quickly covered with fingerprints and you have to periodically wipe it (or just put it in your pocket). However, there is no particular problem in this. traces are deleted quickly and almost completely.

From the image settings in the screen settings, you can only adjust the color temperature. Considering that the picture on the smartphone is the most plausible, such a function may be needed only in case of any special user requests.

Interface

The novelty is running the penultimate version of the Android OS. 5.1 Lollipop. However, the version of the operating system in this case is not critical, because its interface has been unrecognizably changed by MEIZU’s proprietary shell. Flyme OS 4.5.1. Looking ahead, I’d like to note that in spite of all the changes, the latest version of Flyme OS, like standard Android programs, is made in the “flat” style of Material Design and is fully consistent with the philosophy of Google.

There are really many differences from AOSP in the firmware. The first thing you can notice is the lack of an application bar: shortcuts for all programs are added immediately to the desktops. The tables themselves are indicated by the letters above the dock, and you can click on them for quick switching. However, this solution is not new, as many manufacturers do, but then it’s more interesting. Since the smartphone has only one button, a pop-up panel is used to switch between programs in Flyme OS, caused by a swipe from the bottom of the screen. The decision is controversial, since most Android users have long been accustomed to displaying application windows in the form of thumbnails, and the MEIZU shell offers only program icons.

In the settings application, section icons are moved to the section panel located on the left. This is another non-standard MEIZU solution: the panel takes up a lot of space, which is why the names of some items do not fit on the screen. It is noticeable that the shell was created for the Chinese language, because the inscriptions made by hieroglyphs take up much less space.

As one of the means of universal access, the manufacturer offers the SmartTouch function, designed as a button located on top of the applications, the transparency of which can be adjusted. It serves to help people with disabilities navigate the menu, but it can also be useful to ordinary users: it is convenient to swipe the right and left buttons to switch between programs without opening the taskbar. The functionality of almost every SmartTouch gesture can be configured independently.

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There are many pre-installed third-party applications on the smartphone, and all in Chinese. Fortunately, they are easily removed without the need for superuser privileges. However, this would not be a problem anyway: if necessary, you can get root access on any MEIZU smartphone directly from the settings, for which you only need to log in to your Flyme account. Standard Flyme OS programs are basically correctly Russified. Hieroglyphs can only be encountered in the online services of some programs, such as “Personalization”, “Life” and “Weather”. As already mentioned, applications are made in the same style and make the shell interface holistic and organic.

The dialer application and keyboard are, of course, also branded. In the Latin layout, additional characters are located directly on the keys with letters, and to enter them you do not need to hold your finger on the button, but swipe down on it. Quite unusual and requires some getting used to, but, in general, is even more convenient than in the standard implementation. In the case of the Cyrillic alphabet, there is no such chip, to enter text you need to switch to the panel of special characters as usual.

The device is in operation

As a chipset, MEIZU m2 note uses hardware from MediaTek. This is a 64-bit MT6735 processor with eight ARM Cortex-A53 cores (clock frequency 1.3 GHz) designed for powerful mid-range devices, an ARM Mali-T720 MP3 graphics accelerator and 2 GB of RAM. The manufacturer’s decision to use this processor is justified by the reduced price of the device.

In benchmarks, the smartphone, however, showed a good level of performance, gaining 32109 points in AnTuTu, 178 points in 3DMark Sling Shot and 4270 points in 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme.

To some, such results may not seem very impressive, but in reality the MEIZU m2 note is almost the record holder for performance among devices in its price segment. Programs open quickly, non-converted HD plays smoothly, and surfing on fairly busy sites does not cause any problems. Of course, the gadget showed itself well in games. In a word, during testing, we have never encountered a lack of performance, for which the smartphone, at its low price, deserves only praise.

Asphalt 8: the game works fine with medium graphics settings. Dead Trigger 2: the fps level is stable regardless of the scene.

The amount of internal memory depends on the modification of the device: it can be 16 or 32 GB. In the model with 16 GB, which we tested, a little more than 10 GB of memory is available to the user. This space can be expanded with a microSDXC card (up to 128 GB). But, if you decide to do this, you will have to abandon one of the SIM cards, since one of the slots in the tray is combined: nano-SIM / microSD. Also, through the OTG cable, external USB drives can be connected to the smartphone. Despite the support of the microSDXC standard, the device for some reason does not support memory cards (as well as flash drives) formatted in exFAT. This, in fact, does not allow you to watch full-length films in Full HD resolution on the device, since the maximum file size in FAT32 is limited to 4 GB.

The main speaker is loud, but it is better to use headphones to listen to music from a smartphone.

Camera

Like all other programs on m2 note, the shooting application opens instantly, autofocus is also fast. You can switch between modes either by swiping on the display, or through the menu by clicking on the icon at the top of the screen. Available modes include manual shooting, portrait, and slow motion. Several quick settings (flash, color filters and camera change) are placed in the lower dock, and to display the full list, click on the icon with three dots.

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The resolution of the main camera is 13 megapixels. Add that it is equipped with a dual-tone LED flash. In early September, the weather in Moscow was cloudy and it turned out that the device does not like such shooting conditions too much. In cloudy weather during the day, the images are slightly blurry and underexposed. However, if the lighting is really good (for example, we managed to catch a little light from the autumn sun), then there are no problems with the pictures: they are clear and saturated.

Daytime HDR-free shooting: the sky is overexposed, the picture came out “whitish” HDR daytime shooting: colors are better balanced, but there are flaws in the overlay.

Flash-free subject photography: The photograph is clear, with deep shadows caused by the rear light source. Flash subject shot: all the details are visible in the shadows, the quality has not been affected.

Panorama shooting: the image is not too clear, there are flaws in the gluing.

Shooting text: both text and illustrations are clearly visible.

The gadget is equipped with a front camera of 5 megapixels. With its help, it is quite possible to make good self-photographs, but, again, in good light.

The maximum resolution is Full HD. The rollers are clear and smooth enough, i.e. The device copes well with recording.

Wireless interfaces

The smartphone can work simultaneously with two SIM cards, and also supports data transfer in the fourth generation networks, including Russian ones. LTE speed is quite high and stable even with a not very good signal from the base station.

Of the other wireless interfaces, the m2 note is equipped with a dual-band (2.4 and 5 GHz) Wi-Fi module with support for 802.11 a / b / g / n standards, as well as Bluetooth version 4.0 with low power consumption (LE).

The navigation module in the smartphone receives data from the GPS and GLONASS groups, so a cold start (until the coordinates are completely determined) takes less than 10 seconds. A hot start does happen in seconds.

Offline work

The smartphone is equipped with a non-removable battery capacity of 3100 mAh. With an average intensity of use (2–2.5 hours of screen operation), the gadget easily survives to the end of the working day, and it still has about 20% of the charge left. If you limit the use of the device or switch to 3G, the device can easily work for two days.

When watching a in flight mode at full brightness, the smartphone showed average autonomy, having worked a little more than 5.5 hours. But the device’s operating time in games at medium brightness pleasantly surprised: the gadget managed to hold out for more than 7.5 hours.

Summary

Say what you like, but the MEIZU m2 note smartphone turned out to be quite interesting. He acquired a number of useful functions for Russian users, but received a slightly weaker processor and, accordingly, scored fewer points in benchmarks. However, due to its greater availability, the gadget is even better balanced in terms of price and quality. On sale now you can find not many smartphones with a really high-quality Full HD display, a powerful enough (to run modern games) stuffing, LTE support and a pretty body for only 11,000 rubles. this is the minimum price for models with 16 GB of memory. In addition, despite the fact that the gadget is a true “Chinese”, the user will not experience any problems with its localization.

Pros:

  • high-quality display;
  • support for two SIM cards and LTE;
  • Excellent value for money and quality.

Minuses:

  • average quality of photography;
  • exFAT file system not supported;