Mlais M4 unboxing and first impressions

mlais m4 note review

What a week for unboxing videos! Today we have another for you this time it is the Mlais M4 Note, check it out in this hands on and unboxing.

Mlais sprung in to action this year with the launch of the Mlais M52. The phone shot to stardom for offering 2GB RAM, MT6752 processor and other decent hardware features at only $159.99. Reviews of the phone were good too, but as time has moved on there have been problems with updates which has taken the sheen from the brand.

mlais m4 note review

Next up, and ahead of the flagship Mlais M7, is the Mlais M4. Oddly the Mlais M4 costs the same as the M52, but features a quad-core processor. The reason for this, Mlais say, is because they have paid more attention to the build and material of the M4. On paper the Mlais M4 does appear to offer a better quality construction with a metal chassis and 2.5D glass display, but what about in your hand?

mlais m4 note review

The phone we received is an early release model, and upon opening the box it is clear to see what Mlais were going for with the design. The 5.5-incher looks just like the Samsung Galaxy note 4 even down to the physical home button and faux leather on the rear panel.

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Basing the design on a flagship from last year has meant the M4 Note does look a little dated. The white model we have is all that eye-catching either, but a more subtle and business like black version is also available.

Mlais M4 Note unboxing and first impressions

First impressions for the M4 Note are mixed. Although we have a metal chassis and 2.5D glass display our sample doesn’t feel very well put together. The metal frame sits a little to high in relation to the curve of the display, and all the button rattle and jiggle in the body.

mlais m4 note review

Android 5.0 out of the box is a clear highlight to the M4 Note, and so far it feels snappy, but I cannot comment on stability just yet as I haven’t really put it through its paces. I have been informed that there is an update for the M4 Note which fixes YouTube crashes which I will try.

At $159.99, Mlais are going head to head with some serious devices. The UMi eMax costs the same but boasts a larger battery and 5.5-inch 1080 display, then there is the Bluboo X550 with similar specs and fast charging 5300mAh battery. We’ll have to see how well the M4 is in our full review, and in comparison to those other phones, but so far we are betting on the rivals.

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  1. balcobomber25
    May 28, 2015

    The Note series is one of my favorite phones, in my mind is the best phone available over 5 inches. This has some big shoes to fill and I just can’t see it even coming close. The design is kind of ugly compared to the real Note 4. The specs are no where close and it look cheaply made.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      May 28, 2015


  2. joe mont
    May 28, 2015

    It needs at least 3000mah to compete. Especially at 5.5″.

  3. Xalis
    May 28, 2015

    “Reviews of the phone were good too, but as time has moved on there have
    been problems with updates which has taken the sheen from the brand.”
    Another quality report.

    Mlais has been on contact and they have been fixing the problems we the users report, they fixed a lot of problems in their first lolipop patch also implemented featured the user requested on their facebook page, and they just released a second update for the M52 improving the camera quality, fixed some problems with the battery, and fixed the screen flickering some users were reporting (mine just showed the flickering few days once every 1-2 days and after that it stopped)

    Sure 2 updates in 2 months doesn’t sounds like a lot, but 2 updates that actually got shit done, where is the “problems with updates” you’re reporting? well maybe the only problem was that lollipop wasn’t a OTA.

  4. Sere83
    May 28, 2015

    christ thats fugly