Motorola or Meizu, which one would you get?

Motorola or Meizu, which one would you get?
Both Motorola and Meizu revealed a smashing trio of phones recently that, coincidentally, goes for affordable prices, and offers similar capabilities. The fresh phones from those two companies are shaping up to be probably the best value-for-money that the Android universe can currently offer, so we were curious to ask which brand would you pick. Granted, the Meizu devices are of a somewhat more dubious availability outside the vast prairies of China, compared to the established Motorola brand, but Meizu is constantly entering new markets, plus the point here is to choose a brand based on the looks and specs. 

Let's take the Moto G 2015 for example - its 5" HD display and 13 MP/5 MP cameras are a perfect match for the Meizu M2 when it comes to specs, it's just that the M2 costs less than a Benjamin, while the Moto G 2015 hovers in the $200 realm. Moving on up, we pit the Meizu M2 Note against the Moto X Play - both sport 5.5" 1080p displays, but the camera on the back of Moto's phone is 20 MP, whereas M2 Note flaunts a 13 MP shooter. Granted, Meizu's phone is again a Benjamin cheaper - about $200 for the basic version, whereas the Moto X Play will start you off at about $300. 

Here we arrive to the Moto X Style - if we don't count the 5.7" 1440p display, against the 5.5" 1080p one of the Meizu MX5, the rest of the specs are pretty comparable. The Meizu phone, however, is not much cheaper in comparison. Long story short, given the differences and similarities in the portfolio of those two companies in every category, which one would you pick - the more established Motorola brand that just rocked out some great and inexpensive additions to its lineup, or the even more affordable Meizu?

Motorola or Meizu, which one would you get?




1. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Motorola, better kernel/rom support is enough for me

3. sgodsell

Posts: 7365; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Not to mention true touchless controls. Plus the 4 IR sensors on the front face of the Moto X. Moto Display, Assist, Voice. I also love the motion gestures for the camera or flashlight. Motorola is getting my money.

2. pifon

Posts: 76; Member since: Jun 15, 2013

Meizu with Motorola clean Android and fast updates?

4. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

That depends, does the Meizu come with FREE Chinese government installed spyware?

9. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Yes never buy a Chinaphone, you will save some money but you will destroy your country.

11. DeDex

Posts: 121; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Now that Motorola is property of Lenovo, I am a bit concerned as well, but I still trust them more than "pure" Chinaphones like Meizu's.

14. cpaixao

Posts: 15; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

ORLY? So don't buy Moto neither because its from China too!

15. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

No need to explain to ignorant retards, ignorant retards will always be ignorant retards. You'll never open their tightly closed mind.

18. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I have nothing against phones made in China, iPhones are made in china and they are awesome. But phones made in China by Chinese based companies have a bad habit of having government spyware on them.

21. Sovat_fc

Posts: 224; Member since: Aug 30, 2014

What you are talking absolutely right, but more perfectly, you should apply "the US" to replace "China" in the these comments.

22. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

The US doesnt need to install spyware, all the online services have a backdoor for them *laughs*

5. Filly

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Clearly Meizu ! Its more compact than moto g and gpu 30-50% faster and its also cheaper...

6. Filly

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

And Meizu comes also with HEVC (H265) decoder which is a must these days.

7. smartMartian

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 17, 2015

meizu vs motorola???is this pole some kind of joke? or just created to spark some trolling against some random chinese company?

8. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

The answer is very obvious. Yes Motorola is made in China but Meizu is worse.

10. fonelover

Posts: 255; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

Clearly Motorola, if moto gives this type of phone s at a regular basis, people will forget the name of Meizoo.

17. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

In case you don't know, people already forgotten the name of Motorola in Asian countries as well. Both Meizu and Motorola share the same fate, you'll hardly see anyone using their phones. Motorola is just a dead and unreliable company to some people, and no s**t is given even if it's a "US company".

12. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

This is one of the dumbest polls ever on this site. How can you compare Meizu with Motorola when Meizu's phones mainly have band 7 and not band 4 so won't work in the US? It's like asking which countries have the best soccer teams or whether the best Pop music over the past 50 years has come from the US or the UK. Everyone votes for their own country's products, so it's totally subjective. Personally, I have bought a few Chinese devices and found them to be excellent - the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 and the Xiaomi Mi Pad. We have an advantage over the US here in Canada where I live because two of our major carriers have band 7 which works for all Chinese phones. This poll says that both companies have made "smashing" phones - this is a British term and this poll makes some sense there because I think they have Band 7 too, unlike the US where this poll is total nonsense.

13. DeDex

Posts: 121; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Meizu's phone are cheap and they managed to make appealing packages for the West, however I believe that Motorola has an edge when it comes to, at least: - software: near-stock Android with very good support of older devices. - hardware reliability: Moto pretty much has a proven record when it comes to making phones whereas Meizu is still pretty green, and you can guess that when you sell phones this cheap you have to cut corners somewhere. - customization: Motorola is spreading Moto Maker to other phones than the Moto X, and they may keep doing it in the future (Moto Maker for Moto E in 2016?) - innovation: Moto Voice and Moto Display are very strong additions to the Android experience, and they are hardly even matched in the Android ecosystem as of today. - availability: you don't have to go through some middleman that will bump the price in order to get a Motorola phone. For these reasons, I would get a Motorola phone over a Meizu phone anytime.

16. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

I vote none of them, because this poll doesn't make any sense. How can you compare Meizu and Motorola? Both of them make good phones. All you'll get is ignorant retards whining and telling us not to buy "Chinaphones". You disappointed again, PA.

19. collin3000

Posts: 70; Member since: Apr 28, 2015

Just holding a Moto G in your hand the build quality feels so so much higher. There's lots of phones you can get with a fast chip shoved in them, but will it still last 1-2 years from now? Will it still receive OS updates? As a droid Turbo owner I'll bitch about the delay I had on the Lollipop update, but at least it came and at least I know I'll get Android M. You can't say the say for Meizu for sure and even then will the phone have not fallen apart by then?

20. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Motorola FOR SURE ! I would even choose Moto over Sammy.

23. osbert

Posts: 125; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Didn't run the poll for very long PA...

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