Meizu M5 Note goes official: strong-ish specs for the smaller budget

Meizu M5 Note goes official: strong-ish specs for the smaller budget
After plenty of build-up, the Meizu M5 Note is now official. As expected, it carries a relatively strong array of internal hardware, and a rather tidy outer profile to boot. 

The display is a 5.5-inch, 2.5D, 1080 x 1920 curved glass affair. Though not among the ranks of the quad-HD panels we see throughout the higher tiers of the smartphone industry, the resolution should be okay for those content with a strong, if not cutting-edge experience. The M5 Note offers fairly standard mid-range fare, with a 1.8 GHz Helio P10 and 3 GB RAM / 16 GB storage at base level. For those willing to pay extra, there's a 3 GB RAM / 32 GB ROM model on offer, while the highest variant gets 4 GB / 64 GB. Prospective M5 Note owners seeking versatility will be able to benefit from further expansion via the dual-SIM hybrid tray, which can host either two SIM cards or one SIM with a microSD. 

Elsewhere, there's a 13-megapixel camera with dual-tone LED and PDAF, along with a 5-megapixel selfie shooter. The device also packs a fingerprint sensor, a 4000 mAh battery and the usual array of connectivity including 4G with voLTE, Bluetooth and GPS (though no NFC). Software is taken care of by Google's Android 6.0 Marshmallow with the new Flyme OS 6.0 custom overlay. 

As for the form factor, it measures in at 153.6 mm x 75.8 mm x 8.1 mm and weighs 175 grams. Available in either champagne gold, silver, blue or gray, the 3 GB RAM / 16 GB storage Meizu M5 Note has a price tag of 899 Yuan, or $130 US. The 3 / 32 GB model arrives at 999 Yuan ($145), while the 4 / 64 GB version is considerably steeper at 1499 Yuan ($218). 

source: MEIZU



2. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

It is disappointing that OEM's are making their phones heavier with each iteration. The M2 Note was only 149 grams, the M3 Note was 163. Now the M5 Note is 175 grams! Where is this headed?? Will the M8 Note be 200 grams??

3. GreenMan

Posts: 2704; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I don't know about you, but I prefer my phones to be heavier... And to me a Phablet weigh in at 175 Grams is PERFECT...! I absolutely love how iPhone 4 feel in the hands...! Nice and solid... The 5 feels quite flimsy in comparison... (140 Grams vs. 112 Grams). My Lumia 430 is also quite heavy at @ 130 Grams and hence feels pretty nice and solid... For comparison, my S6 is 2 Grams lighter and has a 1.2" Bigger screen... And I honestly don't like the feel of it... Oh well, Kids these days... Guess even a flower puts a cramp in their arms... Oh well, G'Day!

6. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

l agree with you old man, more weight means more solid feeling in my hand.

4. mahima

Posts: 746; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

you want bigger battery??? if so...

5. dimas

Posts: 3466; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

175 grams is heavy for you? Where were you when physical development was taught in school?

1. UglyFrank

Posts: 2200; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

How expensive is NFC to implement? I was going to get a cheap Xiaomi/Meizu to hold me over until the S8 but none of the cheap phones seem to have it.

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