Back in the beginning of last month, Meizu had announced its m2 Note smartphone and now the company has made official the new Meizu m2, which seems to be its smaller brother. With a bunch of nice features and specs, this new handset is definitely among the best options you have when it comes to affordable 5-inch Android phones.
The Meizu m2 has been launched in China at a price of CNY 599 which is less than $100, and as you’ll see from its specs, is something rather amazing. The handset has a polycarbonate unibody and comes in blue, pink, grey, and white color variants, making it look quite similar to the Meizu m1. Now let’s have a look at its specs sheet, to see just how much you can get at this price:
- Flyme UI 4.5 software based on Android 5.1 Lollipop
- 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) resolution display covered by AGC Dragontrail protective glass with pixel density of 296ppi with a screen-to-body ratio of 75.6 percent
- 64-bit quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor clocked at 1.3GHz paired with 2GB LPDDR3 RAM and Mali T720 GPU
- 13-megapixel rear camera with a f/2.2 aperture, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protective lens glass and LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture with special software features like FotoNation 2.0 smart selfie enhancement, and Face AE face light boost functionality
- 16GB internal storage, which can be further expanded via microSD card (up to 128GB)
- dual-SIM (the second SIM slot also doubles as a microSD card slot)
- 4G FDD-LTE, TD-LTE networks on both the SIM cards, GPS, A-GPS, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Micro-USB, and Bluetooth 4.0.
- 8.7mm thin, weighs 131 grams
- 2500mAh battery – up to 23 hours of talk time on 2G, 10 hours of internet surfing on 4G and 680 hours of standby time
- Sensors – hall effect sensor, gravity, IR proximity, ambient light, digital compass
There’s no doubt about it, this is indeed a very appealing device as it comes with a retail price of less than $100, but the drawback is that only Chinese consumers will be able to enjoy it, as retailers selling it to international customers will be asking a bigger price.
What I personally find appealing at this device – besides the processor, amount of RAM and pretty much the rest of its specs which are more than decent considering the price – is the fact that it runs the latest version of Android (even if it’s ‘under’ its Flyme skin, which is a smooth OS) and that its both SIMs are LTE-capable. And from what people seem to be saying online, the company doesn’t disappoint in the build quality, either. I just wish we could buy these devices at this price here in Europe and in the US, as well.