Review: A lot of quality for peanuts
Meizu is been one of the most popular phone manufactures in China, and the company has introduced three new phones in the last few months. The one that caught our eye was the Meizu M2 Note, the successor to the M1 Note phablet.
The M2 Note sells for $150, which is not a lot for an eight core MediaTek phone with 2GB RAM and Full HD display. The phone shares a lot of its DNA with the flagship, all-aluminium Meizu MX5.
This is the first phone that we got our hands on that comes with the MediaTek MT6753 processor. This processor was announced in March and it was commercially available as of Q2 2015. Meizu M2 Note is one of the biggest design wins for this SoC and MT6753 comes with a octa-core Cortex-A53 CPU clocked at 1.3 GHz, backed by Mali-T720 graphics.
The SoC uses ARM Mali-T720 GPU and it leans heavily on the MediaTek Core pilot scheduler technology. This is the first entry level product form MediaTek that supports World Mode LTE capability including Rel. 9, Cat. 4 LTE (FDD & TDD), DC-HSPA+, TD-SCDMA, CDMA2000 1x/EVDO Rev. A and EDGE technologies. The SoC supports 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 as well as up to 16MP image signal-processor.
The Meizu Note 2 comes with 2GB RAM, dual SIM (nano), microSD up to 128GB, full HD 1920x1080, 5.5-inch IGZO screen, 13-megapixel camera and 16 or 32GB storage. The device is made out of plastic and it feels rather light but this is something we would expect of the phone that sells for $160 with free shipping via TinyDeal.