Although we earn a profit through affiliate links, we only provide unbiased opinions throughout our site.
The chinese manufacturer Meizu has released earlier this year the smartphone Meizu M1 Note. Though the name sounds strange, the device should not be underestimated at all. What is hiding inside and how much this device costs may surprise you a lot. Here are the official technical specifications of the Meizu M1 Note:
This chinese phone has a 5.5” big screen with Full HD resolution, 403 ppi, which is covered by a Corning Gorilla Glass 3. This is a standard display we see on most devices with the same size. It is definitely big and as the name hints, the phone is a chinese version of the Galaxy Note.
Octa-core CPU is in the device, which is the Cortex-A53, working on frequency of 1.7Ghz. The GPU is not Adreno unfortunately, it is a Mali-T760, it does some job, but you may have troubles with graphic-heavy applications, while the CPU needs to do its job smoothly. As expected from a chinese phone, the “octa-core” cpu is one of the weakest ones, but still much better than a slow dual/quad-core one.
The amount of RAM this phone has is 2GB, which is not bad at all. It is good that this phone may not receive the Lollipop update, as it would need a gigabyte more in this case.
The main camera of the Meizu M1 Note is 13MP with dual-LED flashlight. If you see the photo samples in the web, you will see that the quality doesn’t suck at all. Unfortunately there is no 4K video support or 120fps videos, which shows again how slow actually the octa-core CPU is.
It seems that 13MP cameras are the new standard, 8MP are being used rarely and 5MP are already on the front side, as well on the Meizu M1 Note.
Well the device supports up to two sim cards and has of course microSD card support. Dual-band Wireless adapter is also built-in, as well as accelerometer, gyro, proximity and compass.
The battery is a non-removable one unfortunately, having a capacity of 3140mAh, it should last fairly long.
Now after you saw the technical specifications, if you remove the name of the device, what is the price you would pay for it? If it was a Sony, Samsung or iPhone, it would cost more than 350 euros, but guess… costs less than 250 euros! Yep, the fact that the manufacturer is chinese makes the price lower, but still such a big display and an octa-core cpu on any other device would cost more than on Meizu M1 Note.
I personally have used a Huawei smartphone and I can say it has had a really long lasting battery and if I could I would definitely give the Meizu one a try.