Meizu M1 Note (Blue Charm) first camera samples, benchmarks surface

The Meizu M1 Note (Blue Charm) is a new phone from China that you'll hear a lot more in the next few months for a simple reason: it offers a 5.5-inch 1080p Full HD display, a capable 64-bit octa-core chip, and a 13-megapixel camera for just $160 (¥999). All of that encapsuled in a design that is an unapologetical copy of iPhone 5c down to the vibrant colors and glossy finish. But is it any good, you may wonder, sprinkling those doubts with musings about the quality of Chinese products?

The first Meizu M1 Note camera samples and processor benchmarks are now out, giving us a preliminary answer to that question. The answer is a resounding yes, especially when you compare the performance with what's offered in the same price bracket by other companies. Let us also clarify - for those of you who don't follow the Chinese smartphone world - that Meizu is a name with a reputation for its meticulous designs. In fact, it has adopted an aluminum frame for its flagships, and is one to ship devices with some of the slimmest side bezel out there, making even large-screen phones appear more compact.

First, let's start with the M1 Note camera samples. The Blue Charm sports a 13-megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture lens. We would not draw any final conclusions as these images are likely coming from a prototype (one very close to final, though), but it is obvious that the camera is able of capturing good detail and images even under lower light appear fairly sharp and without any huge issues in color. There are also two selfies shot on the 5-megapixel front shooter, which also look fine (they are noisy, but do keep in mind that they are captured in the later afternoon hours).

Next, we now have three entries for the M1 Note in the Geekbench repository of results, and those average at around 750 for single-core performance (while early 2014 flagships like the Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8), in comparison, average at around 950, so the M1 Note is some 20% slower), and the excellent 3800 for multi-core performance (which is close to the top of the smartphone ranks). Keep in mind that we're looking at the 64-bit MediaTek MT6572 octa-core chip on board the M1 Note. It features eight Cortex A53 cores running at up to 1.7GHz.

Not bad for a $160 device (and that's the full, off-contract price), is it? There's one catch, though - the Meizu M1 Note will be available only in China, and we're certain that supply will be tight.

source: Mobile-Review (translated)



1. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

not bad for the price

7. fernando107

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 31, 2014

not bad for the price. is not bad pair that price kidding right. not you know setting this setting are machines. high end. MALI-T760 GPU is the most powerful. Arm will study. fanboy. Samsung. Or apple can only conhece

2. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I want audio system from MX4 Pro in this phone.

3. Devtick

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

This phone will reach western markets as soon as January. Unless Apple decides to take matters in their own hands. Nevertheless this phone looks to be amazing.

4. Topcat488

Posts: 1412; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

" you may wonder, sprinkling those doubts with musings about the quality of Chinese products?" I love my iPhone 6, so me personally my pondering about Chinese is that they make high quality cell phones for reasonable prices. On the other hand, other products are questionable. Thats Meizu Charm Blue is better than the iphone 5C and much cheaper. O.o

6. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Does Apple being the richest company in the world ring a bell? That's not necessary a bad thing its just show that people have willing to spend a lot of money for their preferred brand. Meizu Charm Blue may be a great phone but Apple fan would still buy Apple product in the end. My colleague keep complain how expensive iPhone is but in the end he still holds a iPhone 6 and the other iPhone 6 plus. I only buy when I am 100% sure is worth its value or Maybe I use different standard to measure what is worth therefore iPhone 6 is not within my boundary. Apple business success is the envy of all mobile phone companies and so far none has been able to recreate. I was an Apple fan but little things like making my new hdd failed in my MacBook because its not running Apple approve hdd firmware and using software upgrade to obsolete older model really get to me. I like to be in complete control of my gadget therefore not good Apple fan material after all. LOL!

5. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

China phones aren't quite as sturdy and intricately built as the significantly more expensive competition. Then again, with its price, they don't have to be. While I hate the copycats just like any other, what I despise most is how "China-fied" the world have become. How people will eventually settle with these cheap trinkets and be brainwashed into thinking its all rad.

8. fernando107

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 31, 2014

if the samsung that had copied the aple nobody said anything more as and a Chinessa company that tends to grow the little people. speaks evil. this smartphone, telling the truth M1 note and more beautiful than Iphones without doubt and is not a copy of the camera position are different and the m1 and much larger then and not a copy me a copy has to be fully indentico in size, depth and then inch screen forget MEIZU M1 Note all good mellhor the Note 3

9. newsnews

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 24, 2015

This is really nice device. I got my from official partner

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