Meizu m1 note review


meizu m1 note review

Another review of another promising Mediatek MT6752 powered phone. Keep reading for the full Meizu m1 note review.

Before heading in to the full review there is an important point we must make. The Meizu m1 note isn’t currently available outside of China, so all the versions that have been sent for review are the TD versions of the phone meant to work only with China Mobile 3G and 4G LTE services. So the review below details everything except data and battery. This is a good reminder for any of you planning to import the m1 note, don’t do it yet, wait for the China Unicom or official international launch.

Also we do plan to post another review with the international version of the phone once it is released so keep your eyes peeled for that.

Meizu M1 Note Review: Design

With the launch of the Meizu MX4 and Meizu MX4 Pro, we have seen Meizu move away from plastic to use alloy bodies in their higher end phones. The Meizu m1 note is designed to be a more affordable device, costing only $160 in China, and so some design changes had to be made.

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Rather than an alloy body with removable rear, the Meizu m1 note has a unibody polycarbonate shell that should only really be opened for repair. Meizu have given the plastic a glossy finish and slick coating to help prevent it from collecting fingerprint or marks.

The look of the phone is very similar to the previous generation Meizu MX3 (only larger), and although not metal the phone remains it’s up class premium feel and is surprisingly lightweight!

Internally the plastic shell hides all the components which are fastened to a lightweight magnesium chassis. The chassis helps to wick away heat and also keeps the weight down to just 145g, making the m1 note one of the lightest 5.5-inch phones on the market.

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The 5.5-inch display gets narrow screen bezels for an overall size of 150 .7 x 75.2 z 8.9mm. In the hand the curved rear is very comfortable and feels much thinner than the dimensions might suggest. Personally I feel the Meizu m1 note is more comfortable to hold than the Meizu MX4 Pro.

In white the Meizu m1 note is a clean simple device that could suit anyone’s personality. For those of us who want to be more unique optional colours including yellow, pink, blue and green will eventually be made available.

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Going from the Meizu MX4, Pro, or even the MX2 is a familiar feeling with a similar overall design and physical buttons located in the same positions for each phone. The power button is on the top right, headphone jack top left and volume controls on the left side. This layout is exactly the same as the iPhone too, and if we look at the new volume controls, along with the plastic shell, there are a few design touches also found on the iPhone 5C.

As the shell isn’t meant to be removed a SIM tray is located on the right. The Meizu m1 note has dual 4G SIM slots, but no micro SD card space so you will have to make do with the built-in memory. Oddly the newer Meizu m1 has a single SD and room for a 128GB SD card, but so far doesn’t look like it will be officially launched outside of China. One thing we had noticed is the SIM tray top is a little loose, but after checking with Meizu this is actually a design feature, not a quality issue.

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In the base we see a few more nods to the iPhone with a similar drilled speaker grill next to the mid mounted USB.

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The rear of the Meizu m1 note looks just like a plastic version of the Meizu MX4 Pro. The logo is in the same position, we have a dual LED flash with dual tone bulbs plus a large glass lens around the rear camera. The rear camera specifications are different to the MX4 and MX4 Pro though, this sensor being a 13 mega-pixel model from Samsung with F2.2 aperture.

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Turn the phone to face the front and we have a very traditional looking Meizu smartphone. There are no capacitive button for the back or menu options and instead only a single halo home button which features the same unique gesture controls as all Meizu phones.

The screen itself is a 5.5-inch Sharp panel with a resolution of 1920 x 1080. Above that is a 5 mega-pixel Omnivision camera, a big surprise as it is actually a higher spec front camera than the Meizu MX4.

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Overall the Meizu m1 note is a very comfortable and well made phone, so good in fact I’m not sure if Meizu might be cannibalising sales of the Meizu MX4 with its launch!

Meizu m1 note review: Screen

As mentioned above the 5.5-inch display of the Meizu m1 note is a Sharp unit with a FHD resolution of 1920 x 1080 that results in a pixel density of 403ppi.

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Being a display from one of the largest panel makers in the business it is safe to say that this is an amazing display offering accurate colours and amazing brightness.

If there is one issue we found is that the screen seems a little yellow at times. It’s not something that is immediately noticeable, and it was only noticed during scrutinising the display for the review, but there is a slight yellow tint there.

Viewing angles are amazing, and touch response is fast and accurate. We have had no issues with the display on our phone and so far haven’t read of any issues with the display in other Chinese model being sold in China.

Meizu m1 note review: Flyme

One of the most amazing things about the Meizu m1 note is that this is a low-cost phone, which ships with the same ROM as a flagship device. It is what Xiaomi have been offering to fans for the past few years and it is great to see more phone companies offer quality ROM’s at lower costs.

Flyme on this version of the Meizu m1 note is Flyme 4.2 and is based on Android 4.4.4 Kitkat. Basically if you have used Flyme 4 on any Meizu phone to date you are getting the same features here.

All those nice gesture controls that are found on the MX4 and MX4 Pro are included, as is the amazing camera application. The only major differences being that the ROM has settings for the dual SIM cards, and there is obviously no setting for the fingerprint scanner. Everything else though is the same as the Meizu MX4 Pro.

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Recent Flyme ROMs have been much better than those of yesteryear. Not only are they more feature packed but they are also a lot smoother and more stable.

Meizu m1 note review: Performance and benchmarks

The Meizu m1 note was born at the correct time to be competing with flagship Mediatek phones from all brands. Like the JiaYu S3 we reviewed last week, the m1 note uses the latest octacore Mediatek chipset. The MT6752 processor in the m1 note is a 64bit SoC running at 1.7Ghz for all 8 cores. The phone also has 2GB RAM on tap.

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In benchmarks the performance of the Meizu is flawless, but more importantly the real world speed of the phone is right up there with flagship phones sporting more RAM and Snapdragon chipsets.

Even with the highly functional Flyme 4 ROM and Android 4.4.4 Kitkat the Meizu m1 note is a speedy phone, and out performs what it’s price tag might suggest.

Meizu m1 note benchmarks:

  • Antutu: 41,053
  • Quadrant: 14,881
  • NenaMark: 61.0fps
  • GFXbench Manhattan: 323.3
  • GFXbench Manhattan Offscreen: 360
  • GFXbench T-Rex: 871.5
  • GFXbench T-Rex Offscreen: 882.3
  • Vellamo Browser: 2091
  • 3D Mark Ice Storm Ultimate: 10,839

Meizu m1 note benchmarks

When it comes to gaming the Mali T760 performs adequately and ran Real Racing 3 well. For a low-cost phone to offer this type of hardware and not suffer any lag, even when pushed, is a real joy. Developers are going to have to really push the envelope in terms of 3D gaming to really make the current generation of MT6752 phones sweat.

Meizu m1 note review: Call quality, GPS, Audio

Although we were unable to test 3G and 4G data due to the reasons mentioned at the start of the review, we could test call quality, GPS and also audio.

Reception over 2G is excellent. There were no issues with dropped calls. The quality of the audio from the receiver if fine, nothing spectacular, just an average speaker offering clear audio.

Audio remains average through the single external speaker, but is better though a decent set of headphones. Unlike the Meizu MX4 and MX4 Pro the m1 note doesn’t get any fancy audio enhancements or HIFI chips.

So far every Mediatek MT6752 phone we have reviewed has great GPS performance, and the same can be said about the GPS on the Meizu m1 note. Lock on speed initially takes around 60 seconds with subsequent locks taking much less time. The GPS continues to be locked while driving around the city. A more thorough test with Google maps will be added in the full review of the international m1 note.

Meizu m1 note review: Camera

One of the largest differences between the Meizu m1 note and it’s more expensive counterparts is the 13 mega-pixel Samsung rear camera. Usually smartphone makers opt for a Sony sensor which are generally regarded as the better sensors to have.

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The Samsung sensor has an aperture size of F2.2, but when light isn’t available the dual tone LED flash on the rear more than makes up for the lower aperture size.

In daylight settings the 13 mega-pixel snapper does a great job of capturing images, and there is a nice depth to the photos too. Colour reporoduction is good with out being over saturated.

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As the camera app on the m1 note is the same as the MX4 and MX4 Pro you also have a huge number of great features to choose from to get the most out of the sensor. Night mode in Flyme for example is especially good at picking out the light.

Photos taken in the normal mode without the flash turn out as well as you would expect a 13 mega-pixel F2.2 camera to. The choice of using either the manual settings, night mode or dual LED flash are options to reduce noise though and genually great photos are possible.

Meizu m1 note photo samples

What we did notice from the Samsung sensor on the m1 note compared to the 20.7 mega-pixel on the MX4 and Pro, is that it seems a little more consistent meaning that you have a better idea of how your photos will turn out when you snap them. Although the MX4 and Pro are capable of better photos, you aren’t always guaranteed what the camera manages to capture.

Meizu m1 note review: Battery

Without being able to test the phone with either 3G or 4G data, we cannot comment on the battery life of the Meizu m1 note at this time. We will however review the international version once launched and add a comprensive battery test to that review.

Meizu m1 note review: Conclusion

What the Meizu m1 note offers is great hardware, and performance coupled with a comfy, lightweight and well made body. The 64bit Mediatek chip offers bags of power, and Flyme 4 really makes the most of what’s on tap. There is really nothing to complain about at this point other than the fact the interantioanl version of the phone hasn’t yet been released.

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After using the Meizu m1 note side by side with the Meizu MX4 and MX4 Pro I am a little shocked. The phone is easily good enough to be a serious alternative to the MX4, and if Meizu ensure competitive international pricing then I am sure plenty more Meizu m1 notes are going to be sold than any other Meizu this year.

This review uses a collaboration of views from both Andi and Mario from GizChina.it. Once the Meizu m1 note is launched internationally it will be available through Meizumart.com, Meizu.it and Meizu’s Amazon store.

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158 Comments

  1. Yeti hand
    February 11, 2015
  2. SReader
    February 11, 2015

    Thanks for the useful review, I’m really torn between mx4 and m1 note. I think mx4 will have better built and looks more “quality” than m1 note. Could you inform me the definitive advantage of mx4 over m1 note?

    • February 11, 2015

      I really do prefer the feel of the M1 note. If it was my money that is what I would go for.

      • Simon
        February 11, 2015

        For me its a toss up between the Jiayu S3 (3GB) & the Meizu M1 Note. Have about 2 months left to decide.

      • SReader
        February 11, 2015

        Thanks Andi for the suggestion, will waiting for the international price of M1 note. Tried flyme on nexus 5 and decided to try Meizu phone.

      • mf1gt3r
        February 11, 2015

        Thanks Andi, kodus to a job well done. Just one thing I would like to know, what’s the charging time like?

  3. wildlime
    February 11, 2015

    I ordered the FDD version of the M1 and also the Ecco E04. I got a notification that my Ecoo shipped this morning and the the M1 Note FDD shipped yesterday. Not sure if the M1 shopping is true as I haven’t seen any announcement on the FDD being available.

    Nice review though. Looking forward to using it.

    • Deng
      February 11, 2015

      Good Luck!

    • Nancy
      February 12, 2015

      I talked with the customer care service at Antelife, they told me that they can arrange shipment for Mi Note soon. It seems that they have it in stock.

  4. Airyl
    February 11, 2015

    Sounds like a real good deal. Phone looks good and the device seems to perform quite well. On a side note, is it possible for you to compare this phone with Zopo ZP920 Andi? I recently got to use one, and I really like it’s design, build and features. ThanksThanks for the review!

    • Simon
      February 11, 2015

      What do you Airyl: this or Jiayu S3 ?

    • February 11, 2015

      I asked for Zopo to send a ZP920 for review, but I think they are a little wary as I’ve been quite critical of them recently 😛

      • Darevintage
        February 11, 2015

        lol…they should leave the kitchen if they can’t handle the heat then

  5. Zubaer Alam
    February 11, 2015

    how much space does the Flyme os use?

    is the ROM/Storage partitioned? or its straight 16gb?

  6. imi
    February 11, 2015

    Thanks andy

    Stuck between meizu m1 note & Elephone p7000?!!!

    • February 11, 2015

      I have only seen photos of the Elephone P7000 and I would say the m1 note looks much better.

      • michael
        February 18, 2015

        i got this phone 2 days ago its works perfect in usa on tmobile amazing battery life

  7. Alex S
    February 11, 2015

    Does anyone know if this will be actually sold at meizumart?

    • February 11, 2015

      It will once it is launched.

  8. Tremaine Underwood
    February 11, 2015

    Hi Andi
    I am also kinda stuck between the mx4 and this. I am really interested in the sound quality(through earphones) between the 2 as I tend to listen to a lot of music on my phone.. Does the hifi chip in the Mx4 make a big difference to the sound quality? I am tending towards the note because I really need the dual sims, as I have separate sims for calling and data. Has there been an mention of a international release date? Thanks for an awesome site.

    • February 11, 2015

      MX4 has better audio and also the rear camera is capable of more. The audio on the M1 note is fine fine, nothing amazing. It is more dependent on the earphones you use and what you are comparing it too I suppose.

      If Meizu launch the m1 note is launched at $200-$250 then I’d go for it over the MX4, and invest in some rearlly nice earphones.

      • Tremaine Underwood
        February 11, 2015

        Thanks a lot for the reply, I appreciate the advice. I have a pair of sennheiser mx680(really decent earphones) that I will be using with them. The dual sim thing is a huge advantage anyways, thanks again.

  9. Micechal
    February 11, 2015

    Would you get it over the Jiayu S3? I’m looking for a phone for around 200$ and these two seem the most affordable to me. Or maybe is there something better?

    • February 11, 2015

      Depends on the price once it’s launched

  10. Muhammad Yasir
    February 11, 2015

    wow. im impressed AND a bit shocked!
    i really liked the idea of a $170 flagship note from Meizu but sadly the price was dubiously stumped up to 240 for int’l customers! :/
    Now , seeing its camera reviews , Meizu have won me over again. As said in concluding remarks of the interview … competitive pricing determines its international viability and sales count!

    • Charles
      February 11, 2015

      Depends on whether Meizu is brings the phone officially to your country or not. In Malaysia, Meizu said they gonna bring it at price less than $170 for the 16GB version. For those who need shipping, sadly you gonna need pay more.

    • Charles
      February 11, 2015

      Oh wait…………… Meizu Malaysia changed the price to $190 thanks to new tax system and weakening currency in Malaysia. 🙁

      • Muhammad Yasir
        February 11, 2015

        thats the problem… shipping costs and taxes :/

  11. sathi
    February 11, 2015

    @Andi : my country supports TD-LTE. So can I import this phone from China? Please clarify

    • February 11, 2015

      If you can use TD-LTE then you might be able to use it. Where do you live?

  12. MaxPower
    February 11, 2015

    What about charging time? Any issues like the jiayu?

  13. February 11, 2015

    HELP ! i really dont know what to choose between :

    Meizu m1 note OR the jiayu s3

    who got better camera ?
    who got better screen ?

    help please!

    thanks

    • February 11, 2015

      It’s a tricky one really. Both are really great phones and both have great cameras. The Meizu comes with Flyme which is really packed full of features which is a big plus, it also feels a little more substantial in the hand too. We will have to how much the m1 note will cost at launch.

      • February 11, 2015

        the m1 is about 30-40$ more than the jiayu s3. but i think ill tend to buy the m1.
        but one thing,,, i dont know if theres a FM radio in the m1.
        thank you Andi.

        • edroid
          February 11, 2015

          I think there isn’t a FM Radio. It’s not in the official Meizu M1 Note specs.

          • February 12, 2015

            think you right and i really sad about it

      • Simon
        February 11, 2015

        Although for sure Custom Roms will become available for the Jiayu S3 if you don’t like the stock rom.

      • ARUN SUBRAMANIAN
        February 12, 2015

        Going by the camera samples posted in reviews,it seems that M1 note has better camera in terms of details,although pic sizes are not full sizes..was expecting a lot from Jiayu S3 camera but was thoroughly dissapointed for an otherwise perfect phone.

        • Simon
          February 12, 2015

          Which would you choose then ?

          • ARUN SUBRAMANIAN
            February 12, 2015

            i would choose 32GB version of Meizu m1(or a better phone if it gets released),funny not finding it online in aliexpress or pandawill..meanwhile i have bought budget 4G phone(i use 3G only) Lenevo A6000 from flipkart here in India.So for next year atleast i am not buying anything new..got tired of waiting game by Jiayu! 🙁

            • Simon
              February 12, 2015

              My aim is to buy one or the other and keep until December 2016.

    • Nancy
      February 12, 2015

      Mi Note , of course. I believe in the power of brands . : )

      • February 13, 2015

        maybe yes ! lets see … think ill take it finally

        • ARUN SUBRAMANIAN
          February 14, 2015

          Also 13mp for m1 note is in 4:3 format and not 16:9… Funny thing manufacturer’s do

          • February 16, 2015

            yeah you right man ! lool

  14. Yeti hand
    February 11, 2015
  15. SReader
    February 11, 2015

    Thanks for the useful review, I’m really torn between mx4 and m1 note. I think mx4 will have better built and looks more “quality” than m1 note. Could you inform me the definitive advantage of mx4 over m1 note?

    • Andi Sykes
      February 11, 2015

      I really do prefer the feel of the M1 note. If it was my money that is what I would go for.

    • Guest
      February 11, 2015

      For me its a toss up between the Jiayu S3 (3GB) & the Meizu M1 Note. Have about 2 months left to decide.

    • SReader
      February 11, 2015

      Thanks Andi for the suggestion, will waiting for the international price of M1 note. Tried flyme on nexus 5 and decided to try Meizu phone.

    • mf1gt3r
      February 11, 2015

      Thanks Andi, kodus to a job well done. Just one thing I would like to know, what’s the charging time like?

  16. Darevintage
    February 11, 2015

    Great year for Chinese phone fans. Now many people are getting stuck with deciding what to go for. S3, P7000, M1 Note, Ecoo, etc. We wanted good phones. Now we are stuck and need help again lol

  17. Guest
    February 11, 2015

    This comment was deleted.

    • Guest
      February 11, 2015

      Good Luck!

    • Nancy
      February 13, 2015

      I talked with the customer care service at Antelife, they told me that they can arrange shipment for Mi Note soon. It seems that they have it in stock.

  18. Airyl
    February 11, 2015

    Sounds like a real good deal. Phone looks good and the device seems to perform quite well. On a side note, is it possible for you to compare this phone with Zopo ZP920 Andi? I recently got to use one, and I really like it’s design, build and features. ThanksThanks for the review!

    • Guest
      February 11, 2015

      What do you Airyl: this or Jiayu S3 ?

    • Andi Sykes
      February 11, 2015

      I asked for Zopo to send a ZP920 for review, but I think they are a little wary as I’ve been quite critical of them recently 😛

    • Guest
      February 11, 2015

      lol…they should leave the kitchen if they can’t handle the heat then

  19. Zubaer Alam
    February 11, 2015

    how much space does the Flyme os use?

    is the ROM/Storage partitioned? or its straight 16gb?

  20. Guest
    February 11, 2015

    Thanks andy

    Stuck between meizu m1 note & Elephone p7000?!!!

    • Andi Sykes
      February 11, 2015

      I have only seen photos of the Elephone P7000 and I would say the m1 note looks much better.

    • Guest
      February 19, 2015

      i got this phone 2 days ago its works perfect in usa on tmobile amazing battery life

  21. Alex S
    February 11, 2015

    Does anyone know if this will be actually sold at meizumart?

    • Andi Sykes
      February 11, 2015

      It will once it is launched.

  22. Tremaine Underwood
    February 11, 2015

    Hi Andi
    I am also kinda stuck between the mx4 and this. I am really interested in the sound quality(through earphones) between the 2 as I tend to listen to a lot of music on my phone.. Does the hifi chip in the Mx4 make a big difference to the sound quality? I am tending towards the note because I really need the dual sims, as I have separate sims for calling and data. Has there been an mention of a international release date? Thanks for an awesome site.

    • Andi Sykes
      February 11, 2015

      MX4 has better audio and also the rear camera is capable of more. The audio on the M1 note is fine fine, nothing amazing. It is more dependent on the earphones you use and what you are comparing it too I suppose.

      If Meizu launch the m1 note is launched at $200-$250 then I’d go for it over the MX4, and invest in some rearlly nice earphones.

    • Tremaine Underwood
      February 11, 2015

      Thanks a lot for the reply, I appreciate the advice. I have a pair of sennheiser mx680(really decent earphones) that I will be using with them. The dual sim thing is a huge advantage anyways, thanks again.

  23. Micechal
    February 11, 2015

    Would you get it over the Jiayu S3? I’m looking for a phone for around 200$ and these two seem the most affordable to me. Or maybe is there something better?

    • Andi Sykes
      February 11, 2015

      Depends on the price once it’s launched

  24. Guest
    February 11, 2015

    wow. im impressed AND a bit shocked!
    i really liked the idea of a $170 flagship note from Meizu but sadly the price was dubiously stumped up to 240 for int’l customers! :/
    Now , seeing its camera reviews , Meizu have won me over again. As said in concluding remarks of the interview … competitive pricing determines its international viability and sales count!

    • Guest
      February 11, 2015

      Depends on whether Meizu is brings the phone officially to your country or not. In Malaysia, Meizu said they gonna bring it at price less than $170 for the 16GB version. For those who need shipping, sadly you gonna need pay more.

    • Guest
      February 11, 2015

      Oh wait…………… Meizu Malaysia changed the price to $190 thanks to new tax system and weakening currency in Malaysia. 🙁

    • Guest
      February 11, 2015

      thats the problem… shipping costs and taxes :/

  25. Guest
    February 11, 2015

    @Andi : my country supports TD-LTE. So can I import this phone from China? Please clarify

    • Andi Sykes
      February 11, 2015

      If you can use TD-LTE then you might be able to use it. Where do you live?

  26. MaxPower
    February 11, 2015

    What about charging time? Any issues like the jiayu?

  27. pdayahoo
    February 11, 2015

    HELP ! i really dont know what to choose between :

    Meizu m1 note OR the jiayu s3

    who got better camera ?
    who got better screen ?

    help please!

    thanks

    • Andi Sykes
      February 11, 2015

      It’s a tricky one really. Both are really great phones and both have great cameras. The Meizu comes with Flyme which is really packed full of features which is a big plus, it also feels a little more substantial in the hand too. We will have to how much the m1 note will cost at launch.

    • pdayahoo
      February 11, 2015

      the m1 is about 30-40$ more than the jiayu s3. but i think ill tend to buy the m1.
      but one thing,,, i dont know if theres a FM radio in the m1.
      thank you Andi.

    • Guest
      February 11, 2015

      Although for sure Custom Roms will become available for the Jiayu S3 if you don’t like the stock rom.

    • edroid
      February 11, 2015

      I think there isn’t a FM Radio. It’s not in the official Meizu M1 Note specs.

    • ARUN SUBRAMANIAN
      February 12, 2015

      Going by the camera samples posted in reviews,it seems that M1 note has better camera in terms of details,although pic sizes are not full sizes..was expecting a lot from Jiayu S3 camera but was thoroughly dissapointed for an otherwise perfect phone.

    • pdayahoo
      February 12, 2015

      think you right and i really sad about it

    • Guest
      February 12, 2015

      Which would you choose then ?

    • ARUN SUBRAMANIAN
      February 12, 2015

      i would choose 32GB version of Meizu m1(or a better phone if it gets released),funny not finding it online in aliexpress or pandawill..meanwhile i have bought budget 4G phone(i use 3G only) Lenevo A6000 from flipkart here in India.So for next year atleast i am not buying anything new..got tired of waiting game by Jiayu! 🙁

    • Guest
      February 12, 2015

      My aim is to buy one or the other and keep until December 2016.

    • Nancy
      February 13, 2015

      Mi Note , of course. I believe in the power of brands . : )

    • pdayahoo
      February 13, 2015

      maybe yes ! lets see … think ill take it finally

    • ARUN SUBRAMANIAN
      February 14, 2015

      Also 13mp for m1 note is in 4:3 format and not 16:9… Funny thing manufacturer’s do

    • pdayahoo
      February 16, 2015

      yeah you right man ! lool

  28. Guest
    February 11, 2015

    Great year for Chinese phone fans. Now many people are getting stuck with deciding what to go for. S3, P7000, M1 Note, Ecoo, etc. We wanted good phones. Now we are stuck and need help again lol

  29. Matt
    February 11, 2015

    Thanks for this review Andy. Yesterday I went to a Meizu shop corner in Shanghai to check this phone. Interesting but I stuck on the MX4 pro. By tthe way, any news regarding Ubuntu ? Meizu sales guy knows Ubuntu but doesn’t know on which phone it will be released on.

  30. Sere83
    February 12, 2015

    I’m a bit confused as the china Unicom version which is currently widely available from resellers supports both TD-LTE and FDD-LTE (1800/2100) (pic attached) and has playstore and OTA updates so what advantage is there in waiting for the international version?

    http://i.imgur.com/zJg8GEZ.jpg?1

    • Robin Sander
      February 12, 2015

      I am wondering the same. Will there be another version with more fdd-lte frequencies?

      • Arpi
        February 12, 2015

        Yeah, We hope so band20 800MHz will be part of it.

        • Qidamin
          February 12, 2015

          Not sure they will add more bands, i don’t think they did for the international version of the Mx4.

        • Anoniem
          February 17, 2015

          Don’t expect, they did not add the 800mhz frequency on the international versions of the MX4 and MX4 Pro either.

      • or pick a name
        February 19, 2015

        I just hope there is a version with GSM 850 and 3G 850 for latin america carriers.

    • Squizzy911
      February 13, 2015

      Google Services arent installed on any chinese version. Mx4 und MX4 pro international edition have it installed. nothing more. same hardware.

      i think that it will the same procedure with m1 note 😉 same hardware but installed playstore etc. but you can install the google services with one klick in meizu store 😉

    • Nathan Patrick Helton
      February 28, 2015

      May I ask which reseller you’re referring to which has the Unicom version? Thanks!

  31. Matt
    February 12, 2015

    Thanks for this review Andy. Yesterday I went to a Meizu shop corner in Shanghai to check this phone. Interesting but I stuck on the MX4 pro. By tthe way, any news regarding Ubuntu ? Meizu sales guy knows Ubuntu but doesn’t know on which phone it will be released on.

  32. Sere83
    February 12, 2015

    I’m a bit confused as the china Unicom version which is currently widely available from resellers supports both TD-LTE and FDD-LTE (1800/2100) (pic attached) and has playstore and OTA updates so what advantage is there in waiting for the international version?

    • Robin Sander
      February 12, 2015

      I am wondering the same. Will there be another version with more fdd-lte frequencies?

    • Guest
      February 12, 2015

      Yeah, We hope so band20 800MHz will be part of it.

    • Qidamin
      February 12, 2015

      Not sure they will add more bands, i don’t think they did for the international version of the Mx4.

    • Squizzy911
      February 13, 2015

      Google Services arent installed on any chinese version. Mx4 und MX4 pro international edition have it installed. nothing more. same hardware.

      i think that it will the same procedure with m1 note 😉 same hardware but installed playstore etc. but you can install the google services with one klick in meizu store 😉

    • Guest
      February 17, 2015

      Don’t expect, they did not add the 800mhz frequency on the international versions of the MX4 and MX4 Pro either.

    • Guest
      February 19, 2015

      I just hope there is a version with GSM 850 and 3G 850 for latin america carriers.

    • Nathan Patrick Helton
      February 28, 2015

      May I ask which reseller you’re referring to which has the Unicom version? Thanks!

  33. confused
    February 12, 2015

    The power button on top on 5,5” ? You might need to lock/unlock it with your foot?

    • Qidamin
      February 12, 2015

      You can wake up screen with double tap, no need to reach this button

      • confused
        February 12, 2015

        lock screen?

        • Lukas
          February 12, 2015

          you just need to hold the halo button 🙂

  34. Guest
    February 12, 2015

    The power button on top on 5,5” ? You might need to lock/unlock it with your foot?

    • Qidamin
      February 12, 2015

      You can wake up screen with double tap, no need to reach this button

    • Guest
      February 12, 2015

      lock screen?

    • Lukas
      February 12, 2015

      you just need to hold the halo button 🙂

  35. Paris Pan
    February 12, 2015
  36. Paris Pan
    February 13, 2015
  37. February 14, 2015

    Thanks for the in-depth review. At first I was put off by the copycat looks, but it’s starting to grow on me. It’s using an energy saving IGZO panel, so that should help with battery life. I wonder if the yellowish tint is a one-off defect or if it affects every phone.

  38. 10basetom
    February 14, 2015

    Thanks for the in-depth review. At first I was put off by the copycat looks, but it’s starting to grow on me. It’s using an energy saving IGZO panel, so that should help with battery life. I wonder if the yellowish tint is a one-off defect or if it affects every phone.

  39. Kmans
    February 16, 2015

    Just bought my Meizu note 4g FDD lte in Shenzen yesterday and im really impressed with it. Runs very smooth so far and the screen quality is excellent. I bought the 32gb version at the official meizu store in a promo pack full of things i did not really need for 1600 rmb , more then i was planning to pay but to impatient to wait, since the spring festival is nearing all the shops are closing and shipment will delay to.

  40. Guest
    February 17, 2015

    Just bought my Meizu note 4g FDD lte in Shenzen yesterday and im really impressed with it. Runs very smooth so far and the screen quality is excellent. I bought the 32gb version at the official meizu store in a promo pack full of things i did not really need for 1600 rmb , more then i was planning to pay but to impatient to wait, since the spring festival is nearing all the shops are closing and shipment will delay to.

  41. eliHd
    February 17, 2015

    @andy can you do a review on zte s6 please if its possible. Thanks ?

  42. eliHd
    February 17, 2015

    @andy can you do a review on zte s6 please if its possible. Thanks 👍

  43. Xalis
    February 18, 2015

    Anyone know if the international version has 3G 850MHz?

    • Xalis
      February 18, 2015

      I mean 2G 850MHz

      I don’t really care about internet speeds.

  44. Guest
    February 19, 2015

    Anyone know if the international version has 3G 850MHz?

    • Guest
      February 19, 2015

      I mean 2G 850MHz

      I don’t really care about internet speeds.

  45. nikolas
    February 21, 2015

    I have the m1 note about a week and the phone kicks ass.No problem with 4G(Greece).I have Unicom version with flyme 4.2.0.3U.Just amazing perfomance.Wait for android 5.0 update and then I see the real power of phone.Mediatek will fly.

  46. Guest
    February 22, 2015

    I have the m1 note about a week and the phone kicks ass.No problem with 4G(Greece).I have Unicom version with flyme 4.2.0.3U.Just amazing perfomance.Wait for android 5.0 update and then I see the real power of phone.Mediatek will fly.

  47. Guy Dviri
    March 3, 2015

    Just bought this phone for my ant , and this phone just stupid.
    First there’s no notification let , you say nothing about it Andy..
    Second the back menu button are just ugly , killing the whole android experience .what meizu thinking that all the programmer around the world change their’s code for meet their softkeys deisgn?.it’s could be a really great phone if meizu wouldn’t try to change the world of android.

  48. Guy Dviri
    March 3, 2015

    Just bought this phone for my ant , and this phone just stupid.
    First there’s no notification let , you say nothing about it Andy..
    Second the back menu button are just ugly , killing the whole android experience .what meizu thinking that all the programmer around the world change their’s code for meet their softkeys deisgn?.it’s could be a really great phone if meizu wouldn’t try to change the world of android.

  49. kon30fyllou
    March 4, 2015

    I would like to ask if meizu m1 note will work with 4g networks in Greece.

  50. Guest
    March 4, 2015

    I would like to ask if meizu m1 note will work with 4g networks in Greece.

  51. thePRODIGYJK
    April 24, 2015

    My meizu m1 note has a problem if you HOLD THE halo like button the SMART VOICE(system app) pops up the version of my flyme is 4.2.0.3U. Please help , because Chinese characters is popping up in my meizu m1 note

  52. Guest
    April 24, 2015

    My meizu m1 note has a problem if you HOLD THE halo like button the SMART VOICE(system app) pops up the version of my flyme is 4.2.0.3U. Please help , because Chinese characters is popping up in my meizu m1 note

  53. Christianto Kohsasi
    May 9, 2015

    hi.. my name is chris,i am new with meizu phone… i just bought m1 note, i wanna ask whether i can install other language like bahasa indonesia to the phone and how to do it?
    please help me… thank you…

  54. Christianto Kohsasi
    May 9, 2015

    hi.. my name is chris,i am new with meizu phone… i just bought m1 note, i wanna ask whether i can install other language like bahasa indonesia to the phone and how to do it?
    please help me… thank you…

  55. Tomica Hleb
    July 8, 2015

    I’m running into one problem with my M1 Note. It looks like it’s killing some applications that are supposed to run in the background. For instance, I’m using Pager Duty, an application that should alert me when there is some emergency situation happening in my company. However, it looks like the phone kills the app and it doesn’t react on the pushed notification from the server. I have to click on it every once in a while to “refresh” it.

    That was not happening on the old phone that I’ve had.

  56. Tomica Hleb
    July 8, 2015

    I’m running into one problem with my M1 Note. It looks like it’s killing some applications that are supposed to run in the background. For instance, I’m using Pager Duty, an application that should alert me when there is some emergency situation happening in my company. However, it looks like the phone kills the app and it doesn’t react on the pushed notification from the server. I have to click on it every once in a while to “refresh” it.

    That was not happening on the old phone that I’ve had.

  57. Maria Dsuza
    August 25, 2015

    meizu m1 note offers great combination of hardware or software performance. I used this smartphone and believe me it’s camera is amazing which gives sharp and clear images. This smartphone has some additional features. If you are interested to know about this smartphone then click – http://amzn.to/1djeoyO

  58. Maria Dsuza
    August 25, 2015

    meizu m1 note offers great combination of hardware or software performance. I used this smartphone and believe me it’s camera is amazing which gives sharp and clear images. This smartphone has some additional features. If you are interested to know about this smartphone then click – http://amzn.to/1djeoyO

  59. ayesha
    October 10, 2016

    I had a good experience of M1 note!
    Now using Vkworld T1 plus kratos which is a impressive set a we all know that ,here i found another great inventory from vkworld i found the video review of vkworld T1 plus kratos mobile box,Did you guys know The packing box of T1 Plus is a VR box. You can assemble it under the instructions and enjoy endless VR resources.For more details you can visit to their official youtube channel 🙂

  60. ayesha
    October 10, 2016

    I had a good experience of M1 note!
    Now using Vkworld T1 plus kratos which is a impressive set a we all know that ,here i found another great inventory from vkworld i found the video review of vkworld T1 plus kratos mobile box,Did you guys know The packing box of T1 Plus is a VR box. You can assemble it under the instructions and enjoy endless VR resources.For more details you can visit to their official youtube channel 🙂