Just make a small reservation to come back to this issue in the future. Some readers reasonably resent mini console in the name of the smartphone with a screen diagonal of 5”, after a couple of years ago, displays of this size installed in the flagship. The fact that the company Meizu actually uses this prefix and China smart phone carries the name «Blue Charm m2», if roughly translate hieroglyphics. In China, it is a separate line without the name «Meizu», and they have difficulties in other markets can cause confusion if you use just the name «m2» and «m2 note». Again, if you will look for reviews and articles on the m1, then most likely, you will be finding materials m1 note, simply because then no one thought it best to add to the usual «m1» prefix «mini» for a clearer classification . Therefore, in the case of the m2 note and m2 mini is not evil intent of the Chinese, and a feature that allows two devices to recognize better and distinguish between them. Hereafter, I will call a new smartphone, respectively, meizu m2 mini, although his real name – Blue Charm m2.
The first thing to know about the Meizu m2 mini, – this is largely a copy of the first model, m1. If you are familiar with the characteristics of m1 and imagine what kind of smartphone, just add the full support of LTE-networks not only in China but also abroad (in Russia, for example) and get the Meizu m2 mini.
The main problems to be solved in the company to create a new model – its translation in an even lower price category, segment, or simply making ultrabudget virtually the most affordable smartphones with normal characteristics (ie, not models with WVGA-screen and 3 megapixel camera) mainly to competition with the updated Xiaomi Redmi 2A (500 yuan) and other models in the segment up to 700 yuan.For the Chinese market, this price mark is important, and here presents many devices and among manufacturers is fierce struggle for the user.
The Meizu bet, as usual, for direct comparison and underline their advantages, though, in general, of course, most vehicles in this segment are similar. Of the differences that have been announced and which is difficult to argue, in particular, a greater amount of internal memory and from Meizu m2 mini compared with competitors, the higher the resolution of both chambers as well as the presence of design. As said at the presentation of CEO Bai Yongxiang, for budget smartphones appeared unspoken rule “the best design – it is the absence of”, and the release of Meizu m2 mini want to break it. It was a short description, and now tell you more.
Features Meizu m2 mini:
- Materials: glossy or matte plastic (polycarbonate), glass (front panel), magnesium alloy (base case)
- Available colors: white, gray, pink, blue
- Operating system: Android 5.1, Flyme 4.5
- Network: 2G / 3G / 4G (including support for popular bands in Russia for the FDD-LTE), two nanoSIM-cards supporting LTE (in Meizu m1 mini LTE network supported only a single slot)
- Processor: quad, 64-bit, Corteh-A53 at a frequency of 1.3 SG platform Mediatek MT6735 (in Meizu m1 mini 64-bit, Corteh-A53 at a frequency of 1.5 HS, Mediatek MT6732)
- Graphic subsystem: Mali T720 (in Meizu m1 mini Mali T760 MP2)
- RAM: 2 GB (Meizu m1 mini 1GB)
- Memory storage: 16 GB (Meizu m1 mini 8GB)
- Card Slot: Yes, support for cards up to a capacity of 128 GB
- Interfaces: Wi-Fi (a / b / g / n) Dual-Band, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, the connector microUSB (USB 2.0) for charging / synchronization, 3.5 mm headset
- Screen: IPS-matrix, diagonal 5 “, the resolution of 1280×720 pixels, ppi 296, protective glass Dragontrail X, it automatically adjusts the backlight level, tempered glass
- Main camera: 13 megapixels, 5 lenses, f / 2.2, video recording at 1080p
- Front camera: 5 megapixel without autofocus, the sensor OV5670, the angle of 69, 4 lens, f / 2.0, the imposition of effects in real time
- Navigation: GPS (support A-GPS), GLONASS
- Extras: accelerometer, light sensor, proximity sensor
- Battery: 2500 mAh
- Dimensions: 140.1 x 68.9 x 8.7 mm
- Weight: 131 grams
In terms of design and dimensions, the new Meizu m2 mini almost completely copies the first model. The difference is that removed some bright colors and added instead a gray cover of opaque plastic. The solution is obvious because Meizu m2 note in gray sold in China is better, and the company wanted to move the logical success in the junior model in the lineup. Materials used have not changed – a cover of plastic (polycarbonate), the chassis is made of metal, glass cover. Version gray reminiscent of the company’s flagship Meizu MX4 Pro and looks more expensive than it actually is. Therefore, if you look closely to the m2 mini, I recommend just watching the gray model.
The positive change in comparison with the “big brother» Meizu m2 note – the location of the volume keys and power on the right rather than the left edge. Push them in m2 mini because it is more convenient.
Due to the relatively small frame around the screen smartphone perfectly in the hand, use it very convenient, especially when devices with a diagonal screen of 5.5 inches.
At the same time, I should note that the presentation Bai Yongxiang bit slukavil featuring a slide comparing frames in several models. The slide frame in m2 mini look thinner than it actually is. Apparently, for the struggle against competitors by any means, and in this regard Meizu and Xiaomi stand each other.
One of the key differences Meizu m2 mini from the first model – two slots for SIM-card as well as support an expanded set of frequencies LTE. In other words, the smartphone will work in the 4G network operators not only Chinese, but also in other countries, including Russia (FDD-LTE 1800/2100/2600, bands 1/3/7).
The second important difference – the hardware key under the screen mBack inscribed in it a touch panel. Let me remind you that the hardware key is also there in the Meizu MX4 Pro and Meizu MX5, but there it is combined with a fingerprint scanner. There is no scanner, otherwise the essence remains the same. This hardware button below the screen, which is tied to the most important and frequently used functions of the control device. In fact, it is second only to the screen control. Press key to turn on the screen, holding down a couple of seconds – block. Pressing when the screen will return to the main desktop and touch acts as a key “Back”.
All features unlock gestures remained in place. They can be configured to include or just different base options – a gesture unlocks the screen from top to bottom, bottom to top – unlocks and throws you to the last running application, double-tap on the display includes it, and so on.
In Meizu m2 mini a display with a diagonal of 5 ” and a resolution of 1280×720 pixels, aspect ratio – 16: 9. In the first model, the resolution was almost the same (1280×768), but with a slightly different aspect ratio, whereby the device was broader. The Meizu m2 mini, respectively, the case has so little device fits comfortably in your hand. The screen quality is quite good, although, of course, it is pointless to compare the company’s flagship screens, starting even with the old Meizu MX2. The display maximum viewing angles, a good stock of brightness, color temperature setting there, but still a little bit palely screen, it lacks the richness and vividness of colors when you put next Meizu MX4 or M2 note, for example. However, suffice it to recall the cost of the smartphone to mute a matrix of expectations of higher quality.
The screen is protected by glass Dragontrail X from the Japanese company Asahi Glass. Feels like finger slides on the surface of the display is not as smooth and smoothly as in the case of the Meizu MX4 or LG G4 (compare with what was at hand), but to say that there is no oleophobic coating is also impossible. When compared to devices without any of this coating, the slide is not bad when compared with the above mentioned LG G4 and MX4 – bad. In general, it turns out somewhere. Probably, in some glasses Asahi Glass coating just worse than in Gorilla Glass, other explanation I have.
The smartphone runs on a quad-core 64-bit platform Mediatek MT6735 with frequency of 1.3 GHz cores (Corteh-A53). Graphics – Mali T720 MP2 with a frequency of 450 MHz. As is the case with Meizu m1 note / m2 note, we see simplification in the graphics. For most users, it will pass unnoticed, Smartphone is very fast, immediately responds to pressing and switch the program, but for some (who plays a lot on the machine), it might be a disadvantage.
On the other hand, in m2 mini twice that of the previous model, and the amount of internal RAM, 16 GB and 2 respectively. The smartphone has a slot for a memory card, combined with a compartment under the nanoSIM card that is necessary to make a choice – to use a memory card or a second “Simka.”
The cameras in the new device are the same: the main with a resolution of 13 megapixel, f / 2.2, equipped with a flash. Front with a resolution of 5 MP sensor OV5670, 69-degree angle, f / 2.0, has a blend mode effects of improving a person in real time, so you can see the effect of cash before the picture taken. It should be noted that the main competitors Meizu m2 mini, smartphone Xiaomi Redmi 2 and 2A, the camera easier – 8 and 2 MP front and main modules respectively.
Expect any revelations from the cameras in the Meizu m2 mini does not make sense – it is a budget device, and if the camera it allows to get at least a good, sharp pictures with a properly set the white balance, it’s good. The m2 mini camera is as follows: the quality is quite nice afternoon if look at the cost of the smartphone, the quality of much worse at night, but there is a manual mode, which with proper skill and patience, you can get results much better.
The smartphone is based on Android 5.1 operating system with a proprietary interface Flyme 4.5, about him we have repeatedly told “pages» mobile-review.com, so I will not repeat.
Battery capacity in the new model – 2500 mAh as in Meizu m1 mini.
In China, along with the Meizu m2 mini will be available by JBL branded headset for 69 yuan (99 yuan or separately from your smartphone), in other countries – not. Pre-order on Meizu m2 mini in China was opened immediately after the end of the presentation, and sales will begin August 3. The cost of the device will be 599 yuan.
I recall the main features Meizu m2 mini against many other budget models: the good of the camera (especially frontal), easy to learn and a proprietary shell design. Smartphone neat and beautiful, without superfluous details, while it looks and feels in the hand is more expensive than the cost actually. As well as comfortable and, most importantly, a compact. And one more thing, Meizu m2 mini – really fast machine, it no mikrolagov, locked up when switching screens or applications that are not always found in the budget segment.
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