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The Meizu M6 Note is a good old fashioned value-for-money smartphone

Posted:  December 14, 2017   By:    4 comments   

Meizu‘s rounding out their 2017 in Malaysia with a pair of new mid-range smartphones that stick to good-old-fashioned value for money. No 18:9 screens or fancy gimmicks…well, one fancy gimmick, but for the most part it’s a pretty cookie cutter bang-for-buck handset.

Meet the Meizu M6 and M6 Note.

The highlight smartphone is of course the more capable M6 Note. It’s got a 5.5″ Full HD LTPS display that pushes a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. Inside, it’s powered by a 14nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor clocked at 2GHz. Paired to that you’ll find 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.

At the back of this handset you’ll find a dual-camera setup. One is the primary 12MP shooter with an f/2.0 aperture lens while the secondary camera sports 5 megapixels. This allows the handset to take “portrait mode” photos where the subject is in focus while the background is blurred. In front, you’ll be greeted with an 16MP f/2.0 selfie camera — perfect for your budding career as a social media influencer.

Its main camera was surprisingly impressive for a budget smartphone. It features Dual PDAF auto-focusing which makes focusing really quick and makes the whole camera feel snappy. Resulting images looked pretty good on the display but I will save my final judgement after a full review.

The internals of this handset is wrapped up in a nice metal body that has a matte finish and can be quite the fingerprint magnet. Still, the handset’s build feels solid and fairly premium so I doubt many will complain. Tucked in that shell is a large 4,000 mAh battery that should mean some stellar battery life when paired with its frugal processor.

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Meizu’s new mid-ranger will run on Android 7.1.2 Nougat with the company’s Flyme 6 skin on top. Unfortunately, the handset still ships with a micro USB port which to me is a significant step back but could be good news for those looking to upgrade but have a tonne of legacy cables.

Besides the M6 Note, Meizu also launched a smaller handset called the M6. This smartphone is considerably watered down, trading the 5.5″ FHD display for a 5.2″ HD panel pushing 1280×720 pixels instead. Inside, it is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6750 processor clocked at 1.5GHz. Thankfully, the smartphone keeps the memory configuration the same at 3GB RAM plus 32GB storage.

It also gets a smaller 3,070 mAh battery, it runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with Flyme 6 on top. For photos, you get a 13MP f/2.2 aperture main camera with an 8MP f/2.0 selfie shooter.

The Meizu M6 Note is priced at RM899 while the M6 will retail for RM599.

Besides these two new phones, Meizu also slashed the price of the Pro 7 from RM1,899 to RM1,499 while the Pro 7 Plus gets a price cut from RM2,799 to RM2,399.

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4 Comments for The Meizu M6 Note is a good old fashioned value-for-money smartphone

Babi Hutan

Tried once regretted never buy again


    care to elaborate? so we all learn something.


Meizu might has smoked pot together with Asus.

For instance, that front placement fingerprint sensor is a bait.

However, lacking on USB Type C, huge forehead and chin, old Mediatek, still on Android 7.0 and with that kind of pricing strategy will cause Santa to skip Meizu phones as one of a Christmas gifts.


Used Meizu MX4 before, bargain price years ago, overall spec good with very decent camera.
Tend to provide update on Flyme OS, but not android version lol.. Anyway Flyme OS consider neat and smooth.
M6 Note can compete with Redmi Note 4 since overall spec quite same, and should have better camera since they highlight the dual cam when launch XD