Meizu M6 Note Review of Pros And Cons

Picture of the Meizu M6 Note, by Meizu

- Analysis by KJ David


Even though its base model is the mid-range M6, the Meizu M6 Note's pros and cons tell us that it's more in the vein of flagship-caliber 5.5-inchers. For instance, at the helm of its high-class specs list is a dual-lens rear camera system, composed of a 12-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel subsidy cam dedicated to depth-of-field analysis . Of course, its 12-megapixel raw resolution is no longer impressive , but it decorates its dual-lens system with some sizeable imagine pros, such as a quad-LED dual-color temperature flash with five preset flash effects , a 6-element custom lens (5P for the sub-camera), and the Dual PD focusing technology that mimics the focusing mechanism of full-fledged SLR cameras.

Opposite its sophisticated rear camera is a high-resolution 16-megapixel selfie cam that, although lacks a front-firing LED light , comes with the ArcSoft beautification algorithm . This selfie shooter has an f/2.0 aperture and a 5-element custom lens .

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Heading over to its other pros and cons, the M6 Note's 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) display (from which it takes it name) is sadly not as competitive as its cameras, especially when compared to the Quad HD (2560 x 1440) screens boasted by some of the highest-ranking camera phones on the market. Having said that, its 403ppi pixel density and 450 cd/m2 maximum brightness still sound appreciable by 2017 standards, so it's not entirely a con.

Inside the engine room, the M6 Note is run by a high-end 14nm Snapdragon 625 eight-core 2GHz processor , with either 4GB or 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM (depending on the model) tagging along. Moreover, it features the Adreno 506 graphics engine that seems to be the GPU-of-choice for many high-octane 2017 Androids.

For its power needs, the M6 Note replaces the plain M6's 3070mAh cell with a reassuring 4000mAh battery coupled with the brand's own 18W mCharge charging system . Storage is where the M6 Note kind of bumbles a little, coming in with only 64GB of native memory (32GB and 16GB versions are also available), despite many other camera phones starting off at 128GB. Its 128GB-only microSD support is also a bit prosaic by high-end measures.

Long story short, the M6 Note misses out on a premium display and storage memory to cater to photography-savvy users who also place a high value on performance.


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