Meizu M2 Note (Blue Charm Note 2) vs M1 Note: specs and size comparison


The Meizu M2 Note (aka Blue Charm Note 2) is officially unveiled and it's one heck of a phone for its $130 price tag (that's full retail price). Sure, it's a lower-class device that we are yet to judge in real-life, but it has all the makings of a good phone: a 5.5" phone with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels (Full HD), a very decent MediaTek MT6573 octa-core system chip, as well as the latest available Android 5.0 Lollipop with the great Flyme skin on top.

It's actually the second affordable phablet by Meizu, though, so let's take a look at the phone and context and compare it to its predecessor, the currently available Meizu M1 Note.

Now, the first and most notable difference between the two is the fact that the new M2 Note actually supports expandable storage via microSD cards, while the original M1 Note does not have this option. The new phone also has support for 4G LTE of the FDD-LTE standard along to some TDD-LTE bands (it's made for China, though, so we recommend you check compatibility with your carrier to ensure 4G works for you, if you get it outside of China). The new phablet is also a hair thinner than the original.

Then, Meizu also cut some corners to make the Meizu M2 Note more affordable than the M1 Note. First and most noticeable is the change in processors: the M2 Note features the Mali-T720 MP3 edition running at up to 450MHz (an 8-cluster GPU by ARM), while the original M1 Note features the Mali-T760, a 16-cluster graphics chip with a maximum clock speed of 700MHz and much higher performance capabilities. The new CPU is also clocked at up to 1.3GHz, while the earlier one could reach 1.7GHz. Another subtle change is in the ISP that is also cut to support only 3Gbps of bandwidth, compared with 4Gbps ISP in the original.

Also, while earlier explicitly saying that it features Corning Gorilla Glass 3-protected screen, the new M2 Note merely lists 'tempered glass' without saying how strong is it, nor who is the manufacturer.

As you can see, it's hard to call the Meizu M2 Note exactly an upgrade over the M1 Note: it is an upgrade in some features, and seems like a slight downgrade in others. All in all, though, Meizu's done what it has to do to be able to cut the price to the mind-bogglingly low $130, and - at least on paper - this is the best phone from a relatively well-established phone maker at that price.

Meizu m1 note

Meizu m1 note

Dimensions

5.93 x 2.96 x 0.35 inches

150.7 x 75.2 x 8.9 mm

Weight

5.11 oz (145 g)

Meizu m2 note

Meizu m2 note

Dimensions

5.94 x 2.96 x 0.34 inches

150.9 x 75.2 x 8.7 mm

Weight

5.26 oz (149 g)

Meizu m1 note

Meizu m1 note

Dimensions

5.93 x 2.96 x 0.35 inches

150.7 x 75.2 x 8.9 mm

Weight

5.11 oz (145 g)

Meizu m2 note

Meizu m2 note

Dimensions

5.94 x 2.96 x 0.34 inches

150.9 x 75.2 x 8.7 mm

Weight

5.26 oz (149 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page



Meizu m1 note vs Meizu m2 note vs Meizu MX4 Pro

Display

Display size

5.5 inches
5.5 inches
5.5 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels
1536 x 2560 pixels

Pixel density

401 ppi
401 ppi
546 ppi

Technology

 
IPS LCD
LCD

Screen-to-body

73.64 %
73.52 %
74.53 %

Peak brightness

450 cd/m2 (nit)
450 cd/m2 (nit)
450 cd/m2 (nit)

Hardware & Performance

System chip

MediaTek MT6752
MediaTek MT6753
Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5430

Processor

Octa-core, 1700 MHz, 64-bit
Octa-core, 1300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A15 and ARM Cortex-A7

GPU

Mali-T760 MP2
Mali-T720 MP3
Mali-T628

RAM

2 GB LPDDR3
2 GB LPDDR3
3 GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

32 GB
32 GB
64 GB

OS

Android
Android (5.0 Lollipop), Meizu Flyme UI
Android (4.4.4)

Battery

Capacity

3140 mAh
3100 mAh
3350 mAh

Music playback

60.00 hours
 
 

Video playback

15.00 hours
 
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 megapixels
13.1 megapixels
20.7 megapixels

Features

Autofocus
Autofocus, CMOS image sensor
Autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Sensor size: 1/3.06"
Aperture size: F2.2
Aperture size: F2.2; Sensor size: 1/2.3"

Video recording

Yes
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps)

Features

 
Video calling, Video sharing
 

Front

5 megapixels
5 megapixels
5 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

5.93 x 2.96 x 0.35 inches (150.7 x 75.2 x 8.9 mm)
5.94 x 2.96 x 0.34 inches (150.9 x 75.2 x 8.7 mm)
5.91 x 3.03 x 0.35 inches (150.1 x 77 x 9 mm)

Weight

5.11 oz (145 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.26 oz (149 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.57 oz (158 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Biometrics

 
 
Fingerprint (touch)

Shopping information

MSRP price

 
$ 160
 


Related phones

m1 note
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek, Octa-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 3140 mAh
m2 note
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13.1 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek, Octa-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh

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9 Comments

1. iphonexus

Posts: 130; Member since: Jan 04, 2015

the phone was already good no it has almost zero disadvantage thumbs up meizu

2. josqi

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 14, 2015

M2 note is the perfect phone! soft will keep up to date. so not like Samsung and other brand. software is out dated and can use any sim card from any countries included japan,Korea and china!! (if u think all the phone can be used in every country then u r wrong.) the most amazing is the battery. my housemate using M1 note, battery can last for whole day till night! longest then any 4G phone. but too bad M1 dont have memory slot. now M2 has it!!!! if u think the Mx4 Pro is better then u r wrong. becuase it's supper HS

4. josqi

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 14, 2015

mx4 used 2k screen. it consume more battery life. caused only last for half day. can feel the heat when holding it. after all we are human eyes. not microscope.

3. vvikkram

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

in 2016 MEIZU will use NOKIA brand name on its smartphones which will impact smartphones Market

6. josqi

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 14, 2015

i thought Microsoft already bought over NOKIA? thats why in their show room has 'window phone' now.

5. waddup121 unregistered

Killer specs for the price! woow!

7. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Then I think i need to wait for m3 Note, as the processor is better in m1 Note and power button and home button with scanner is better in m2 Note, hope the m3 Note comes with the combination of both. Wished the 6753 could be better than 6752. :(

8. vvikkram

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

MICROSOFT only bought NOKIA,S outdated phone manufacturing plant and stores Not the brand. huawei,ZTE and Xiaomi they dont have so many stores in market but they r successfully selling there product in market. far better than microsoft phones(lumia)

9. olatgf

Posts: 37; Member since: May 02, 2015

True that..

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