Chinese phone maker Meizu’s latest handset is a $100 phone with a 5 inch, 1280 x 720 pixel display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a 64-bit quad-core processor, and a 2,500 mAh battery.
Those specs wouldn’t really be enough to make the Meizu M2 stand out… but those specs plus the phone’s relatively low price tag are: It sells for 599 yuan, which is a little less than $100.
The Meizu M2 has a 13MP rear camera, a 5MP front-facing camera, and a 1.2 GHz MediaTek MT6735 ARM Cortex-A53 processor with Mali T-720 graphics.
It runs Android 5.1 software with Meizu’s Flyme user interface.
The phone has a microSD card slot that can also be used as a second SIM card slot if you want to use the Meizu M2 as a dual-SIM device (although you can’t use two SIMs and a microSD card slot at the same time.
Like several other Chinese companies, Meizu has earned a reputation in recent years for offering high-quality hardware at low prices.
The Meizu M2 supports 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and Chinese 4G networks. There’s no word on whether the company has plans to offer this phone outside of its own country any time soon… but you can buy some of Meizu’s other devices in the West. The Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition, for example, recently went on sale in Europe.
Too bad they ruined the thing by adding the Flyme UI crap. Why can’t these manufacturers leave the OS alone?
I like Flyme OS; I have an Oppo Find 5 and I really love the Color OS on it; I’d also like to try the Xiaomi’s MIUI.
Here it is a person who like those personalized UI’s, so sometimes think that is just your opinion.
5 inch not 5.5 inch.
This kind of specs for the price is the new standard, although this device does have somewhat of a lead over others like Huawei Honor 4A (quad A7 only) or Lenovo A3860 (lower clocks and 8MP+2MP cams).
Whoops, you’re right about the screen size. I was going by somebody else’s translation.
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