With this new product, Meizu – one of China’s top 10 smartphone and consumer electronics manufacturers – has made the competition tougher for companies selling low-cost smartphones in India.
At just Rs.6,999, the new entrant offers a host of features with high-end specifications with grey and white as the colour options.
The phone comes with a 16 GB internal storage variant and has the memory can be extended up to 128 GB via a microSD memory card.
What works for the phone?
It is handy, easily fits into the palm, is sleek and has a fibre chassis. It weighs a mere 131 grams and has four hard buttons on the body.
There is a 3.5 mm jack on the top and a charging point below the home button.
It comes with a 5.0-inch touchsceen display with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1280 pixels at 294 pixel per inch (PPI) density – enabling it to deliver a colourful and detailed viewing experience even under strong outdoor lighting conditions.
With Japanese Asahi Dragontrail Glass, the device becomes more scratch resistant compared to similar phones with Gorilla Glass 2.
For camera lovers, the Meizu m2 is a chocolate pie. It packs a 13-megapixel primary camera on the rear that produces rich, sharp and extremely detailed pictures.
The phone is also loaded with a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfie lovers and has auto, manual, beauty, panorama and light field options.
The camera comes with inbuilt photo-editor, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection and slow-motion HD video recording features.
The phone has a 2,500 mAh non-removable battery that offers stand-by for up to 680 hours, talk time up to 23 hours and music play up to 45 hours.
Another interesting feature that caught my eye was the “Easy Mode”. I would call it an upgraded “Airplane Mode” that allows you access to basic functions like call and text. All animations just vanish and I was left with 3-4 balloon sized icons to choose from.
It comes with three integrated buttons on the left bumper – volume up, volume down and lock/wake up screen.
A new user may face some problem, as I faced initially, in understanding the functioning of the home button.