DNA Video: Review of Meizu M1 Note, M2 shipping soon
By Keith Liu June 15, 2015
CHINESE smartphone maker Meizu is expected to start shipping the successor to its popular Meizu M1 Note in China in June.
The Meizu M2 Note is a slight refresh to the M1 Note, although we hesitate to call it an upgrade.
Why? Even though it’s cheaper than the M1 Note and comes with an expandable memory card slot, the company decided to use a chipset (MediaTek MT6753) that has a lower clock speed compared with the M1 Note, and the battery capacity is slightly smaller as well.
The memory capacity (2GB RAM), display (Full HD with 1080 x 1920 resolution), cameras (13-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front), not to mention the design, are exactly the same as the M1 Note.
The advantage of MediaTek’s new chipset design is that the second SIM slot can double up as a memory card slot, therefore addressing one of the key concerns with the original device, which is support for expandable storage.
The new device also comes with a physical home button, unlike the M1 Note which used a capacitive home button. There have been reports saying that this is due to a copyright infringement case with ZTE, which claims that Meizu copied its capacitive home key technology.
As such, our bet is still with the M1 Note but considering the refresh, time could be limited to secure a unit.
If you’re not convinced, check out our DNA Test of the M1 Note and our updated video review of the product as well. We also produced a Bahasa Malaysia version of the video which you can watch here.
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