Meizu M2 Review – The Challenger

Designed in China M2 is priced at Rs. 6,999 claims to offer solid set of specifications and features. To know if it really meets up to the expectations we shall explore the smartphone.

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Design

It does have a unique look but you will find that the design is very similar to Apple’s iPhone.  It has a single navigation button to perform all the actions. It needs to be pressed to return Home and Back. It is touch sensitive as well as a physical button. On the top you will find the front camera and earpiece. Handset is light quality and will fit in your palm. It has Unibody curvy design with no sharp edges. Body made of plastic but they have done a good job with the finishing that it looks like metal. For damage protection it has Asahi Dragontail glass. On the right you will find the power and volume keys whereas on the bottom you will find the USB port and speaker. On the left you will find the hybrid SIM tray and on the top is the 3.5mm socket. It has 16 GB internal storage which is awesome at the given price.

Specifications

Based on Android Lollipop it runs on Flyme 4.5 OS the touch is smooth. It supports 4G network. Does heat up when using heavy applications. Signal reception is very good. Has harassment filter to block calls. Also it comes with in-built call recording. Does not have localized language.

Camera

Loaded with 13-MP primary camera and 5-MP front camera. In ambient light both the front and rear camera struggle to capture good images. Under artificial light both the camera do not perform well. Given the price range the camera is acceptable. The camera is bit noise and images are bit blurry. To shoot a video you will really need a steady hand.

Performance

For day-to day performance it does a good job. While using heavy applications heats up the phone. The phone is quick while navigating but certain apps like camera get slow. It also take time to process commands. Battery life is modest and will last for around 9 hours.

Verdict

A good looking device at a budget price that performs well. Has great 4G capability and has great potential in India. It will compete well with its rivals well. The only way it is flawed is that it has a complicated interface and the camera is average. If you are a first time Android user you will be confused. It is a great buy in budget category if you are looking for good looks and modest performance.

Picture courtesy- theindiantalks.com


by techtalks @TechTalks December 31, 2015 6:49 AM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

Q5 blackberry

Alhassan A Bukar

Nice

Ishwar Maradi