- Analysis by KJ David
Although pitched as a sequel model to the 2016 M5, the 2017-released Meizu M6 sounds like the exact same phone, at least with respect to its assortment of pros and cons.
Housing its specs (and incidentally its biggest pro) is a polycabonate unibody coated in high-density metallic paint and topped off by 3D laser-engraved logo , which makes it sound more high-specked that it actually is. Keep in mind, however, that a lot of higher-ranking Androids opt for sturdier aluminum housings, in contrast to its spruced-up polycarbonate shell.
Moving on, its pros and cons are powered by a dual-cluster MediaTek MT6750 octa-core processor whose two quad-core clusters run at 1.5GHz and 1GHz accordingly. Though obviously not as ambitious as the 2GHz-or-faster eight-core chips used by some full-blown flagships , it fits the bill in our book. Its engine is also accompanied by 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM (a 2GB-only version is also offered) and a Mali-T860 graphics processor .
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Over on the camera department, the M6 easily falls into the mid-range category, rocking a middling 13-megapixel f/2.2 primary camera coupled with a dual-color temperature flash . Its selfie camera is no head-turner as well, settling for only 8 megapixels . That said, both of its cameras are accompanied ArcSoft's image processing algorithm , with features like multi-frame noise reduction and beautification in tow.
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The M6's biggest con for us is its low-caliber (compared to those of many other high-enders') 5.2-inch display, which, although has a 2.5D curved cover glass , sticks to an HD-only (1280 x 720) resolution and an unimpressive 282ppi pixel density . At the very least, we find its 3070mAh battery pack satisfactory, given its rather sober feature set, although we would have loved to see its Note version's 4000mAh cell.
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Rounding things out for the M6 is Meizu's signature mTouch 360-degree fingerprint-recognition technology , this time embedded into the phone's frontal home button, and a native memory capping off at either 32GB or 16GB. It also features a 128GB microSD card slot and standard 4G LTE connectivity.
Looking back, though it does not boast any significant improvement over its M5 predecessor, the Meizu M6 still passes as a decent well-rounded middle-class smartphone.
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