The other day, what happened to you all so long waited – Meizu finally introduced a smartphone on the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. So far, alas, not a flagship, but a strong middle-budget – Meizu M6 Note! The world premiere took place on the same day in Beijing and Moscow. We visited a Moscow event where, in addition to us, there were more than 2,000 guests, they took two prototypes, felt them, took pictures of them and came to the conclusion that, according to all the characteristics, the novelty should become a very competitive alternative to Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 and Mi5x. Now I’ll tell you why.
Specifications Meizu M6 Note:
- Network: GSM (Band 2, 3, 5, 8), WCDMA (Band 1, 2, 5, 8), LTE (Band 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 38, 40)
- Platform: (at the time of announcement): Flyme OS 6 on Android 7.1.2 Nougat
- Display: 5.5 “, 1920×1080 pixels, 403 ppi, 450 nits, contrast ratio 1000: 1, IPS IGZO, 2,5D-glass
- Camera: double, 12 (Sony IMX362 or Samsung 2L7, f / 1.9, 1.4 microns, 6 lenses) + 5 Mp (f / 2.0, 5 lenses), LED flash for 4 diodes, Dual PDAF, video recording 4K @ 30fps, 1080p @ 30fps, 720p @ 120fps
- Front camera: 16 megapixels, f / 2.0, 5 lenses, video recording 1080p
- Processor: 8 cores, 14 nm, up to 2 GHz, 64 bits, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
- Graphic chip: Adreno 506
- Memory: 3/4 GB LPDDR3
- Internal Memory: 16/32/64 GB eMMC 5.1
- Memory card: microSD (up to 128 GB), instead of one of the SIM
- Bluetooth: 4.2 LE, HID
- Wi-Fi: (802.11a / b / g / n), 2.4 / 5 GHz
- Head Phone: 3.5mm headphone jack
- Sim:Two SIM slots
- Battery: non-removable, 4000 mAh, fast charge 18W
- Dimensions: 154.6 x 75.2 x 8.35 mm
- Weight: 173 g
- Others: A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
BUILD AND DESING
The design of the smartphone is familiar. The front of the device is similar to all that the company has been doing for the past few years. Of the interesting nuances of the frontal part, only the oval around the key, which is painted in the color of the rear metal cover. But the backdrop is just curious. He has a striped four-colored flash in his strip under the antenna.
5.5 “IGZO-screen with Full HD resolution is protected by curved glass. The panel on behavior and characteristics (brightness 450 nits, contrast 1000: 1, density of pixels 403 ppi) corresponds to past Meilan products. Claims to the display was not, and then, not even now. With the software here, everything is very good. I do not know what happened to the programmers, but they rolled out Flyme OS 6 right away with Android 7.1.2 Nougat. A little bit more and on Oreo would be swung! The shell did not change – your favorite gestures, one-button control simplicity and laconism of the interface in place.
It is worth noting that we have very early samples collected on our knees just a month or two before the gadget was announced. Directly prototypes, in which a lot of functions simply do not work hardware – one does not work the scanner and does not press the Home button, another does not detect the SIM, the display strives to jump out, and a cutout under the 3.5 mm plug of the curve with burrs.
The camera used in the M6 Note has never been seen in the company’s products before. Sony’s main sensor here with enlarged pixels (1.4 microns) and if Google does not lie, then a similar matrix is in Vivo Xplay6 and, according to rumors, HTC U11. Do not start saliva, remember that the M6 Note is a completely different class and similar in quality photos it will not give out, even despite a good aperture f / 1.9. There is one more nuance: if you believe the site and the English presentation, the M6 Note uses the Sony IMX362 and Samsung 2L7 sensors randomly (they have the same characteristics – 12 Mp, 1.4 m pixels). It is unlikely that it will somehow strongly influence the final result, but still. The auxiliary sensor here is 5 Mp with a f / 2.0 aperture.
The above photographs should be treated as images taken on a raw device with a semi-living iron and very early software. We will not give them an assessment, but we can show – why not? Look, look. The portrait mode, in our opinion, works well – comparable to Meizu Pro 7. For lovers of Selfie, a 16-megapixel camera was filmed. And of course there are effects of decorating the face according to Chinese standards of beauty. The best examples of the quality of the front are real examples of Selfie. So we apply a few.
AVAILABILITY AND PRICE
Flowers for Meizu M6 Note prepared four – gold, silver, blue and black. I listed them in the order in which they like me. It looks expensive and solid. And the blue will please everyone who is tired of the classic colors. I did not really impress the Golden Live, I did not see silvery. About the prices and the start of sales. In China, everything happens on September 1, the price, depending on the memory, will vary from 1099 to 1699 yuan (that is roughly speaking from 10 to 15 thousand rubles). About Russia there is no data yet, but you can dream up in the comments for official prices.
Summary on the results of daily acquaintance. Meizu M6 Note on Snapdragon is the best that has happened to the Meilan series since its inception. Finally, the ruler will no longer be associated with a non-game iron. In general, the novelty looks balanced and extremely competitive. Design, advanced camera with a portrait, a powerful battery, a good processor – what else is needed for happiness? We are looking forward to the final sample for testing and comparisons!