Meizu m2 note scores less than 32,000 on Antutu!


meizu m2 note

I know we don’t talk for everyone, but apart from the addition of an SD card, the Meizu m2 note has been a little underwhelming and the new Antutu scores don’t help!

The Meizu m2 note was announced this morning, and is basically a slightly modified version of the original Meizu m1 note. Yes, it has a physical home button, and an SD card, but overall it is very similar to the original m1.

Taking a closer look at the specs you discover 2GB RAM, but a new processor. For the M2 , Meizu are using the MT6753 chipset. This is basically a version of the MT6752 (found in the original M1 note) but with Mediatek’s WorldMode 4G LTE support. That’s not the only difference though. The MT6752 in the m2 runs at just 1.3Ghz (the m1 has a 1.7Ghz chip) and the GPU is a Mali T720 (the m1 has a Mali T760). So what do these downgrades in the processor dept mean to the overall performance?

Well as you can see from these Antutu benchmarks, the scores are far from impressive! In fact a score of less than 32,000 points is what we expect to see from a MT6582 phone from 2014, not a mid range 2015 phablet! In comparison, our own Meizu m1 note scores over 40,000 points.

It is hard to understand exactly what Meizu are playing at. Launching the m2 note so early after the m1 note and with poorer performance just doesn’t make sense. Sure the M2 does cost a little less, but isn’t that what the 5-inch m1 note was for?

So far Meizu have to versions of the Meilan Note and they have still failed to make a perfect one. All they needed to do was keep the original M1 Note, add the SD card (and the physical home button if they must) and launched that phone first. The m2 note should have come later in the year with much higher build and better spec.

What do you think of the Meizu m2 note? Is it a worthwhile phone to consider? Who would choose the m1 note over it? And who is going for neither budget Meizu?

 

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130 Comments

  1. Aa
    June 2, 2015

    Who cares about AnTuTu? It not relevant at all. And today’s phones are generally unnecessarily fast. Most of the people don’t need high-end specifications.

    • Rob
      June 2, 2015

      I agree to a point, but downgrading performance on a replacement phone is generally not a good way of selling it! I would take the original over this one all day long.

      • Yeti hand
        June 2, 2015

        and people who don’t care about antutu but the overal performance will take the m2 cuz it’s cheaper, so everybody is happy

        • mf1gt3r
          June 2, 2015

          Eggxactly.

      • csak1user
        June 2, 2015

        I don’t think this is a replacement.
        m1 will not be discontinued yet.

    • mf1gt3r
      June 2, 2015

      Like Rob said to a degree. But so many persons sincerely do care about benchmarks. If they don’t, they won’t be reading this article, or any other one having to do with benchmark scores and all.

      • balcobomber25
        June 2, 2015

        People care about benchmarks because they think they mean something. They don’t. Antutu is good for bragging rights and not much else. I have seen phones score in the low 30’s that outperform phones that score in the 40’s in real world usage.

        • mf1gt3r
          June 2, 2015

          You wouldn’t buy an sd810 phone that scores 30,000 on antutu and also performs poorly in other benchmarks even if reviewers claim it is buttery smooth. So let’s all drop the act.

          • Rob
            June 2, 2015

            Well put! BTW people seem to forget that by the time resellers add their mark up this will end up around the $200+ for international buyers. For me that would make it more expensive than the Jiayu S3 and I know what I would rather have…

          • balcobomber25
            June 3, 2015

            That’s funny because I before I had my Mi4 I bought a Sony Xperia Z2 which had a SD801 and had scores as low as 29,0000 and as high as 35,000. The performance was pretty much equal with my Mi4 which scores anywhere from 35-40,000 on Antutu.

            I have never bought a phone based on benchmarks. It is one of the last things I look at when making a buying decision.

            • mf1gt3r
              June 3, 2015

              I paid for an LG G3 that always scored between 29000 to 34000. My Nubia Z7 Max has the same MSM8974AC and yet scores between 38000 to 45000. That doesn’t count. I wasn’t referring to SD 801 or 805. I said 810.

            • balcobomber25
              June 3, 2015

              My point was Antutu scores can vary greatly for two phones with the same SoC which just shows how flawed of a test is. Then there are companies like HTC who admit to artificially boosting the scores for their devices.

            • balcobomber25
              June 3, 2015

              My point was Antutu scores can vary greatly for two phones with the same SoC which just shows how flawed of a test is. Then there are companies like HTC who admit to artificially boosting the scores for their devices.

    • seven7dust
      June 2, 2015

      unfortunately most people online care about bechmarks more than gaming FPS , the issue shouldn’t be what your Antutu score is but what the FPS in game is.

      even the s6 lags in some games cause of bad software support for exynos and even overheats, but the horde of people on the internet will quote Antutu scores.

      Snapdragons have better support and are more trusted in GPS and other departments.

      • Squizzy911
        June 3, 2015

        ok. lagging is bad for such a high priced phone. which games are lagging on s6? i want to buy it. but if it lags i will wait for some other phones :/ i want a phone that lags nowhere. but the only one who really has best 3d performance is the iphone -.- it hurts so much, that android is running a real time compiler and java 🙁

        • seven7dust
          June 3, 2015

          Check my other post below the snapdragon 808 performs better with GTA n a few other titles than exynos,
          the issue isnt hardware , exynos 7 is fine piece of hardware more advanced than SD 810 or 808

          but lack of direct support from google makes the difference , with SD you get direct support from google and developers which makes a difference in games.

          also I agree about java ,but the main issue with Adnroid phones though is 2k displays , they put a massive strain on the GPU , it’s just un necessary right now , even a Xbox one GPU can’t render stuff at 2k why should a Phone GPU ? I feel 2k is pointless.

          • Squizzy911
            June 4, 2015

            The last part is right. But you cannot compare exynos built in s6 with sd808 on some FullHD device. You need a 2K device with SD808 for testing 😛

    • MaxPower
      June 2, 2015

      There are a lot of readers here that use Antutu as the only parameter to evaluate a phone. Go figure

    • Miko
      June 2, 2015

      I think it has something to do with the new Flyme… Example my MX4. On the test 4.5.2.1A version (lollipop) scores 37000 when on Stable 4.2.8.2A (kitkat) scores 52000.
      Something is wrong on the scores.

  2. mf1gt3r
    June 2, 2015

    MTK6582 caps it up at 20,000 points. That should have been MTK6732.

    • Sayan Sarkar
      June 2, 2015

      I support your view. Its similar to the SD615! But we are forgetting something. MT6753 has cores clocked lower at 1.3 ghz each than the MT6752 with cores at 1.7 ghz! Further it has T720 instead of T760! So benchmark bound to be lower.
      Meizu should have named it as follows: they should have named this the M1 note and the higher clocked original M1 note as M1 Note pro/plus. Looks as if they took some training stints from Asus off late. 😛

  3. fado
    June 2, 2015

    bench like mt6732

  4. Oz
    June 2, 2015

    My Be Pro (6732) Antutu is around 33K and its feels fast and smooth.

  5. Scott Harris
    June 2, 2015

    Looking to upgrade from my Moto G 2014 so everything tests better than that!

    • balcobomber25
      June 2, 2015

      The Moto series (including X and E) are one of the prime examples of why Antutu doesn’t mean as much as people think. All of their phones score less than their counterparts but all of them perform equal or better on a day to day basis.

      • Scott Harris
        June 2, 2015

        I would disagree with that. I get quite noticeable lag sometimes even when only one app is running in my app switcher.

        • balcobomber25
          June 2, 2015

          I used a Moto G for about 4 months and compared to other budget phones I had very good performance. Compared to my Mi4 the performance was obviously worse but for a $120 phone it was great.

    • Ruby
      June 2, 2015

      You’ll regret upgrading your Moto G 2014 for most China phones in the $180 price class. Especially if you live in the US and your phone one day needs repair. Motorola will fix ANY problem you have with your with your Moto G, for a flat fee of $75 including 2-way FedEx – returned to your doorstep within 3-4 days. BTW, you shouldn’t have the kind of lag you’re describing. I use the same phone and have no lag at all unless I’m running a CPU intensive game.

      • Scott Harris
        June 2, 2015

        You can say I shouldn’t have it all you want but I do and I don’t play games at all

        • Ruby
          June 2, 2015

          I’m saying you must have gotten a lemon. Call Motorola and have them replace it.

          • Scott Harris
            June 2, 2015

            No, not at all. I know several people with the same model that report this. And this is the second one I had because the guy I bought it from sold it to me with a defective speaker. Alas, that one had the lag problem as well. Besides, I am getting a new phone this month anyways. I’d be wasting my time to go through all those hoops just to get another phone that lagged.

            • Ruby
              June 2, 2015

              Good luck. Out of curiosity, what phone are you getting?

            • Scott Harris
              June 2, 2015

              That’s what I am trying to decide on. I was leaning towards the ASUS Zenfone 2 but they keep introducing new models of it let and right that it’s going to be a nightmare for custom ROMing now. So don’t know if I want to get it after all.

      • Scott Harris
        June 2, 2015

        And $75 to repair it? I might as well just buy a new phone at that damn price. What a ripoff.

        • Ruby
          June 2, 2015

          How much will OnePlus (or for that matter, Meizu) charge you for a smashed LCD screen? How long will the repair take?
          What phone did you plan on purchasing for $75?

          • Scott Harris
            June 2, 2015

            How much does it cost to not have the phone repaired? Zero. How many times have I had to have a phone repaired? Also zero. How many phones have I sold in near perfect condition? Every single one of them. Alas, I do not care about repair costs.

  6. Freeje
    June 2, 2015

    I’d get the M1.

  7. Angry Mobile Nerd
    June 2, 2015

    Meizu royally screwed up their first foray into releasing what was suppose to be multiple tiers of phones with the entry level M1, the mid-range MX4, and flagship MX4 Pro by making the two lower models too good which ultimately cannibalized their own flagship model (the Pro). It’s easy when you’re just making one phone to make it as good and as competitive as possible (like they did before only releasing one MX phone per year) but when you start launching multiple phones you have got to balance the specs and price to avoid cannibalizing your own sales.

    Just look at how they abruptly discontinued the Pro and now so fast launched this M2 with slower processor to replace the M1 it seems like Meizu is trying to rectify the situation. I’m guessing they learned their lesson and will just release one version of the MX5 so by the end of this year their product line-up will just be the M2 (with possible mini version) and the MX5.

    • balcobomber25
      June 2, 2015

      I never really understood the reason or timing for the pro. It was like they released it just because everyone else was releasing pro versions of phones. They already had a flagship quality phone in the Mx4.

  8. balcobomber25
    June 2, 2015

    I say this everytime I see something like this: Antutu means nothing for real world performance.

    • bojan radovanovic
      June 2, 2015

      Sammy S6 and S6 edge with same HW and SW have 10 000 points diference at Antutu… That is how “good” this test is.
      But however, many are taking it as some benchmark to chose what to buy.
      I know my Redmy 1s is in real life really ok(one more GB of RAM) would be nice), and it has “just” 18-20 000 point at Antutu.

      • Paap Mrittu
        June 2, 2015

        Look at the 3d score. That won’t tell you the lie.

  9. bojan radovanovic
    June 2, 2015

    I know i would buy it for this price and with this spec if it was 5′. (as mini m1 has)
    Why did they go out with this so fasta after M1 Note, you shoud know if you following smartphone scene… They had to change home button due lowsuit with ZTE.
    Why did they go with less spec. graphic processor i don’ know, but overall it’s god phone for the money. Only if it could stey under 200$ with VAT in Europe..

    • Claymore
      June 2, 2015

      Yep too expensive for us europeans… The original M1 was like 10% more than Jiayu S3. With the M2 being downspec’d it’s just not worth the money. Especially GPU department needs a step up not down… Let’s hope for a sub 250€ price tag on my new favorite the Alcatel Idol 3. Rumor has it the Alcatel comes with unlocked bootloader and xda-power once the sources are released. Thanks to the SD615 this is more likely than any other MediaTek device.

  10. Pacro
    June 2, 2015

    Meizu should have name this as m1 note mini. I think this is a lower version of m1 note.

  11. Enzo Francescoli
    June 2, 2015

    I also agree that benchmarks are not everything or the “only truth” but I would not go that far like say that means nothing at all… Obviously you don’t need your phone to score 50.000 points on antutu to enjoy a good user experience and yes, probably many or most of people doesn’t even need such powerful phones we have today but benchmarks serve us like a valid reference point… We are testing the hardware and also the mix hardware+software and not the user experience, it seems sometimes this fact is lost.
    In any case, Meizu has done something weird, they should not have changed name of device because nobody expect a successor (being called M2 is what is it) that performs worse than its predecessor! They needed to change home button? OK, change it, put SD card slot but don’t downgrade processor and GPU!!!!!!!!!!! And by the way once you are there you could get ride of such horrid battery back covers for god shake!

  12. David Košič
    June 2, 2015

    Antutu the virtual d*ck measuring contest.

  13. Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
    June 2, 2015

    “32,000 points is what we expect to see from a MT6582 phone”
    NO, we expect from MT6592 a score like that, MT6582 is less.

  14. James
    June 2, 2015

    I won’t buy any phone below 70,000 AnTutu. Waiting for Snapdragon 815 and 820. Balls to anyone who says AnTuTu doesn’t matter – it does. High AnTuTu scores mean a better user experience – better multitasking, better graphics and better overall performance.

    For 2015, the aspiration mark is set at 70,000. Anything below is substandard shit not worth buying, and for those who do buy it, well, your device is already outdated.

    • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
      June 2, 2015

      Not it’s not. 45000 Antutu is what one will want to have a fast enough phone in 2015.
      I wonder what phone you’re currently using as there is NO such a device yet with scores above 70000.

      • csak1user
        June 2, 2015

        Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge can make it in “perfect” conditions.
        Anyway, don’t feed the troll 🙂

        • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
          June 2, 2015

          Well ok I agree on that, but it’s still ridiculous to claim that all the phones below 70000 Antutu are a plain garbage.

        • seven7dust
          June 2, 2015

          nope S6 lags in games cause of the exynos chipset here’s the link -:
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_f5AiUsH6zc&feature=youtu.be

          nothing is perfect except good software and support, this is why Snapdragons are popular good support from google n developers directly.

    • mistajoe joe
      June 11, 2015

      70 000 scores for Antutu? i absolutely doesnt need that yet.. why buy a 1million car that can run 300mph if you only drive 60mph.. there’s a lot of people buying phone with fast processor spending more than $700 to only open whatsapp and facebook..pointless.. maybe someday i’ll buy it when apps demand it to run smooth. for now i say nooo… if it run smooth. run any apps and games i throw at it without lagging.. then its good for me… by the way i think this Meizu M2 Note is a bargain at this price.. its not Meizu’s Flagship so don’t compare it with other flagship devices. this is entry-level device so compare it with entry-level devices. if you want to look at it at a different perspective then compare this Meizu M2 that costs $160 with other devices with the same price.. i think comparing it this way is much wiser.. value for money…and dont compare it with Meizu M1. This is twice cheaper than M1. You get what you pay for…. and you say ” for those who do buy it, well, your device is already outdated.” i think if you want to stay updated than you should buy new phones every month.. you bought high end smartphone today then next month something with better specs will come out. and the next .. next .. next month… you can never keep up with it..

  15. Ruby
    June 2, 2015

    Looks like Meizu are picking up a few tips from the Asus ZenFone playbook – higher margins from a cheaper follow-up version of a powerhouse phone. The new ZenFone ‘Selfie’ uses a slower and presumably less expensive Snapdragon 410 or 615 Soc, has a lower resolution display, and half the RAM of their flagship model. It does have a 13 MP front facing camera though and it was introduced six months later – so it must be better, right?

  16. Aa
    June 2, 2015

    Who cares about AnTuTu? It not relevant at all. And today’s phones are generally unnecessarily fast. Most of the people don’t need high-end specifications.

    • Rob
      June 2, 2015

      I agree to a point, but downgrading performance on a replacement phone is generally not a good way of selling it! I would take the original over this one all day long.

    • Yeti hand
      June 2, 2015

      and people who don’t care about antutu but the overal performance will take the m2 cuz it’s cheaper, so everybody is happy

    • mf1gt3r
      June 2, 2015

      Like Rob said to a degree. But so many persons sincerely do care about benchmarks. If they don’t, they won’t be reading this article, or any other one having to do with benchmark scores and all.

    • mf1gt3r
      June 2, 2015

      Eggxactly.

    • csak1user
      June 2, 2015

      I don’t think this is a replacement.
      m1 will not be discontinued yet.

    • balcobomber25
      June 2, 2015

      People care about benchmarks because they think they mean something. They don’t. Antutu is good for bragging rights and not much else. I have seen phones score in the low 30’s that outperform phones that score in the 40’s in real world usage.

    • mf1gt3r
      June 2, 2015

      You wouldn’t buy an sd810 phone that scores 30,000 on antutu and also performs poorly in other benchmarks even if reviewers claim it is buttery smooth. So let’s all drop the act.

    • Rob
      June 2, 2015

      Well put! BTW people seem to forget that by the time resellers add their mark up this will end up around the $200+ for international buyers. For me that would make it more expensive than the Jiayu S3 and I know what I would rather have…

    • seven7dust
      June 2, 2015

      unfortunately most people online care about bechmarks more than gaming FPS , the issue shouldn’t be what your Antutu score is but what the FPS in game is.

      even the s6 lags in some games cause of bad software support for exynos and even overheats, but the horde of people on the internet will quote Antutu scores.

      Snapdragons have better support and are more trusted in GPS and other departments.

    • MaxPower
      June 3, 2015

      There are a lot of readers here that use Antutu as the only parameter to evaluate a phone. Go figure

    • Miko
      June 3, 2015

      I think it has something to do with the new Flyme… Example my MX4. On the test 4.5.2.1A version (lollipop) scores 37000 when on Stable 4.2.8.2A (kitkat) scores 52000.
      Something is wrong on the scores.

    • balcobomber25
      June 3, 2015

      That’s funny because I before I had my Mi4 I bought a Sony Xperia Z2 which had a SD801 and had scores as low as 29,0000 and as high as 35,000. The performance was pretty much equal with my Mi4 which scores anywhere from 35-40,000 on Antutu.

      I have never bought a phone based on benchmarks. It is one of the last things I look at when making a buying decision.

    • mf1gt3r
      June 3, 2015

      I paid for an LG G3 that always scored between 29000 to 34000. My Nubia Z7 Max has the same MSM8974AC and yet scores between 38000 to 45000. That doesn’t count. I wasn’t referring to SD 801 or 805. I said 810.

    • Squizzy911
      June 3, 2015

      ok. lagging is bad for such a high priced phone. which games are lagging on s6? i want to buy it. but if it lags i will wait for some other phones :/ i want a phone that lags nowhere. but the only one who really has best 3d performance is the iphone -.- it hurts so much, that android is running a real time compiler and java 🙁

    • seven7dust
      June 3, 2015

      Check my other post below the snapdragon 808 performs better with GTA n a few other titles than exynos,
      the issue isnt hardware , exynos 7 is fine piece of hardware more advanced than SD 810 or 808

      but lack of direct support from google makes the difference , with SD you get direct support from google and developers which makes a difference in games.

      also I agree about java ,but the main issue with Adnroid phones though is 2k displays , they put a massive strain on the GPU , it’s just un necessary right now , even a Xbox one GPU can’t render stuff at 2k why should a Phone GPU ? I feel 2k is pointless.

    • balcobomber25
      June 3, 2015

      My point was Antutu scores can vary greatly for two phones with the same SoC which just shows how flawed of a test is. Then there are companies like HTC who admit to artificially boosting the scores for their devices.

    • Squizzy911
      June 4, 2015

      The last part is right. But you cannot compare exynos built in s6 with sd808 on some FullHD device. You need a 2K device with SD808 for testing 😛

  17. mf1gt3r
    June 2, 2015

    MTK6582 caps it up at 20,000 points. That should have been MTK6732.

    • Sayan Sarkar
      June 2, 2015

      I support your view. Its similar to the SD615! But we are forgetting something. MT6753 has cores clocked lower at 1.3 ghz each than the MT6752 with cores at 1.7 ghz! Further it has T720 instead of T760! So benchmark bound to be lower.
      Meizu should have named it as follows: they should have named this the M1 note and the higher clocked original M1 note as M1 Note pro/plus. Looks as if they took some training stints from Asus off late. 😛

  18. Guest
    June 2, 2015

    bench like mt6732

  19. Guest
    June 2, 2015

    My Be Pro (6732) Antutu is around 33K and its feels fast and smooth.

  20. Scott Harris
    June 2, 2015

    Looking to upgrade from my Moto G 2014 so everything tests better than that!

    • balcobomber25
      June 2, 2015

      The Moto series (including X and E) are one of the prime examples of why Antutu doesn’t mean as much as people think. All of their phones score less than their counterparts but all of them perform equal or better on a day to day basis.

    • Scott Harris
      June 2, 2015

      I would disagree with that. I get quite noticeable lag sometimes even when only one app is running in my app switcher.

    • Ruby
      June 2, 2015

      You’ll regret upgrading your Moto G 2014 for most China phones in the $180 price class. Especially if you live in the US and your phone one day needs repair. Motorola will fix ANY problem you have with your with your Moto G, for a flat fee of $75 including 2-way FedEx – returned to your doorstep within 3-4 days. BTW, you shouldn’t have the kind of lag you’re describing. I use the same phone and have no lag at all unless I’m running a CPU intensive game.

    • balcobomber25
      June 2, 2015

      I used a Moto G for about 4 months and compared to other budget phones I had very good performance. Compared to my Mi4 the performance was obviously worse but for a $120 phone it was great.

    • Scott Harris
      June 2, 2015

      You can say I shouldn’t have it all you want but I do and I don’t play games at all

    • Scott Harris
      June 2, 2015

      And $75 to repair it? I might as well just buy a new phone at that damn price. What a ripoff.

    • Ruby
      June 2, 2015

      How much will OnePlus (or for that matter, Meizu) charge you for a smashed LCD screen? How long will the repair take?
      What phone did you plan on purchasing for $75?

    • Ruby
      June 2, 2015

      I’m saying you must have gotten a lemon. Call Motorola and have them replace it.

    • Scott Harris
      June 2, 2015

      How much does it cost to not have the phone repaired? Zero. How many times have I had to have a phone repaired? Also zero. How many phones have I sold in near perfect condition? Every single one of them. Alas, I do not care about repair costs.

    • Scott Harris
      June 2, 2015

      No, not at all. I know several people with the same model that report this. And this is the second one I had because the guy I bought it from sold it to me with a defective speaker. Alas, that one had the lag problem as well. Besides, I am getting a new phone this month anyways. I’d be wasting my time to go through all those hoops just to get another phone that lagged.

    • Ruby
      June 2, 2015

      Good luck. Out of curiosity, what phone are you getting?

    • Scott Harris
      June 2, 2015

      That’s what I am trying to decide on. I was leaning towards the ASUS Zenfone 2 but they keep introducing new models of it let and right that it’s going to be a nightmare for custom ROMing now. So don’t know if I want to get it after all.

  21. Guest
    June 2, 2015

    I’d get the M1.

  22. Angry Mobile Nerd
    June 2, 2015

    Meizu royally screwed up their first foray into releasing what was suppose to be multiple tiers of phones with the entry level M1, the mid-range MX4, and flagship MX4 Pro by making the two lower models too good which ultimately cannibalized their own flagship model (the Pro). It’s easy when you’re just making one phone to make it as good and as competitive as possible (like they did before only releasing one MX phone per year) but when you start launching multiple phones you have got to balance the specs and price to avoid cannibalizing your own sales.

    Just look at how they abruptly discontinued the Pro and now so fast launched this M2 with slower processor to replace the M1 it seems like Meizu is trying to rectify the situation. I’m guessing they learned their lesson and will just release one version of the MX5 so by the end of this year their product line-up will just be the M2 (with possible mini version) and the MX5.

    • balcobomber25
      June 2, 2015

      I never really understood the reason or timing for the pro. It was like they released it just because everyone else was releasing pro versions of phones. They already had a flagship quality phone in the Mx4.

  23. balcobomber25
    June 2, 2015

    I say this everytime I see something like this: Antutu means nothing for real world performance.

    • bojan radovanovic
      June 2, 2015

      Sammy S6 and S6 edge with same HW and SW have 10 000 points diference at Antutu… That is how “good” this test is.
      But however, many are taking it as some benchmark to chose what to buy.
      I know my Redmy 1s is in real life really ok(one more GB of RAM) would be nice), and it has “just” 18-20 000 point at Antutu.

    • Paap Mrittu
      June 2, 2015

      Look at the 3d score. That won’t tell you the lie.

  24. bojan radovanovic
    June 2, 2015

    I know i would buy it for this price and with this spec if it was 5′. (as mini m1 has)
    Why did they go out with this so fasta after M1 Note, you shoud know if you following smartphone scene… They had to change home button due lowsuit with ZTE.
    Why did they go with less spec. graphic processor i don’ know, but overall it’s god phone for the money. Only if it could stey under 200$ with VAT in Europe..

    • Guest
      June 2, 2015

      Yep too expensive for us europeans… The original M1 was like 10% more than Jiayu S3. With the M2 being downspec’d it’s just not worth the money. Especially GPU department needs a step up not down… Let’s hope for a sub 250€ price tag on my new favorite the Alcatel Idol 3. Rumor has it the Alcatel comes with unlocked bootloader and xda-power once the sources are released. Thanks to the SD615 this is more likely than any other MediaTek device.

  25. Guest
    June 2, 2015

    Meizu should have name this as m1 note mini. I think this is a lower version of m1 note.

  26. Enzo Francescoli
    June 2, 2015

    I also agree that benchmarks are not everything or the “only truth” but I would not go that far like say that means nothing at all… Obviously you don’t need your phone to score 50.000 points on antutu to enjoy a good user experience and yes, probably many or most of people doesn’t even need such powerful phones we have today but benchmarks serve us like a valid reference point… We are testing the hardware and also the mix hardware+software and not the user experience, it seems sometimes this fact is lost.
    In any case, Meizu has done something weird, they should not have changed name of device because nobody expect a successor (being called M2 is what is it) that performs worse than its predecessor! They needed to change home button? OK, change it, put SD card slot but don’t downgrade processor and GPU!!!!!!!!!!! And by the way once you are there you could get ride of such horrid battery back covers for god shake!

  27. Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
    June 2, 2015

    “32,000 points is what we expect to see from a MT6582 phone”
    NO, we expect from MT6592 a score like that, MT6582 is less.

  28. realjjj
    June 2, 2015

    m2 vs m1 in Geekbench http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/compare/2688233?baseline=2694757
    i will point out that SD615 overheats and might score higher but sustain perf is not any better.
    However, no CDMA2000 but the quad MT6732 might have been a better choice here. Not so much for marketing or battery life ofc.

  29. Guest
    June 2, 2015

    I won’t buy any phone below 70,000 AnTutu. Waiting for Snapdragon 815 and 820. Balls to anyone who says AnTuTu doesn’t matter – it does. High AnTuTu scores mean a better user experience – better multitasking, better graphics and better overall performance.

    For 2015, the aspiration mark is set at 70,000. Anything below is substandard shit not worth buying, and for those who do buy it, well, your device is already outdated.

    • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
      June 2, 2015

      Not it’s not. 45000 Antutu is what one will want to have a fast enough phone in 2015.
      I wonder what phone you’re currently using as there is NO such a device yet with scores above 70000.

    • csak1user
      June 2, 2015

      Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge can make it in “perfect” conditions.
      Anyway, don’t feed the troll 🙂

    • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
      June 2, 2015

      Well ok I agree on that, but it’s still ridiculous to claim that all the phones below 70000 Antutu are a plain garbage.

    • seven7dust
      June 2, 2015

      nope S6 lags in games cause of the exynos chipset here’s the link -:

    • seven7dust
      June 2, 2015

      nothing is perfect except good software and support, this is why Snapdragons are popular good support from google n developers directly.

    • mistajoe joe
      June 11, 2015

      70 000 scores for Antutu? i absolutely doesnt need that yet.. why buy a 1million car that can run 300mph if you only drive 60mph.. there’s a lot of people buying phone with fast processor spending more than $700 to only open whatsapp and facebook..pointless.. maybe someday i’ll buy it when apps demand it to run smooth. for now i say nooo… if it run smooth. run any apps and games i throw at it without lagging.. then its good for me… by the way i think this Meizu M2 Note is a bargain at this price.. its not Meizu’s Flagship so don’t compare it with other flagship devices. this is entry-level device so compare it with entry-level devices. if you want to look at it at a different perspective then compare this Meizu M2 that costs $160 with other devices with the same price.. i think comparing it this way is much wiser.. value for money…and dont compare it with Meizu M1. This is twice cheaper than M1. You get what you pay for…. and you say ” for those who do buy it, well, your device is already outdated.” i think if you want to stay updated than you should buy new phones every month.. you bought high end smartphone today then next month something with better specs will come out. and the next .. next .. next month… you can never keep up with it..

  30. Ruby
    June 2, 2015

    Looks like Meizu are picking up a few tips from the Asus ZenFone playbook – higher margins from a cheaper follow-up version of a powerhouse phone. The new ZenFone ‘Selfie’ uses a slower and presumably less expensive Snapdragon 410 or 615 Soc, has a lower resolution display, and half the RAM of their flagship model. It does have a 13 MP front facing camera though and it was introduced six months later – so it must be better, right?

  31. realjjj
    June 2, 2015

    m2 vs m1 in Geekbench http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/compare/2688233?baseline=2694757
    i will point out that SD615 overheats and might score higher but sustain perf is not any better.
    However, no CDMA2000 but the quad MT6732 might have been a better choice here. Not so much for marketing or battery life ofc.

  32. Mihnea Perianu
    June 3, 2015

    I’m still happy with my m1 note 🙂

  33. Mihnea Perianu
    June 3, 2015

    I’m still happy with my m1 note 🙂

  34. Venci
    June 3, 2015

    I personally like it, mainly cos its cheaper. For ~160$ it is going to be a deal !

  35. Venci
    June 3, 2015

    I personally like it, mainly cos its cheaper. For ~160$ it is going to be a deal !

  36. Venci
    June 3, 2015

    I personally like it, mainly cos its cheaper. For ~160$ it is going to be a deal !

  37. Steven Fox
    June 4, 2015

    If the phone really sells for 130$, than I don`t care about the score. Meizu is a top brand and the phone has plenty of good features for the price. Galaxy A3 scores an abysmal barely 23k in antutu and costs around 200$.

    • deedhoet
      June 5, 2015

      Same for me, i think it’s quite good to replace my Xiaomi Redmi 1S 🙂

      • Steven Fox
        June 5, 2015

        Most definitely:)

  38. Jonatan
    June 4, 2015

    What do I care about AnTuTu? I don’t even play games.

    This phone has good screen, good camera, good battery, SD slot … and it’s very cheap, it’s basically perfect to every average user.

  39. Steven Fox
    June 4, 2015

    If the phone really sells for 130$, than I don`t care about the score. Meizu is a top brand and the phone has plenty of good features for the price. Galaxy A3 scores an abysmal barely 23k in antutu and costs around 200$.

    • deedhoet
      June 5, 2015

      Same for me, i think it’s quite good to replace my Xiaomi Redmi 1S 🙂

    • Steven Fox
      June 5, 2015

      Most definitely:)

  40. Jonatan
    June 4, 2015

    What do I care about AnTuTu? I don’t even play games.

    This phone has good screen, good camera, good battery, SD slot … and it’s very cheap, it’s basically perfect to every average user.

  41. csak1user
    June 7, 2015

    Just noticed, that this score is still higher than Snapdragon 615 (on KK).
    So it is just fine for the price.

  42. csak1user
    June 7, 2015

    Just noticed, that this score is still higher than Snapdragon 615 (on KK).
    So it is just fine for the price.

  43. Palaz
    June 8, 2015

    Come On. It’s a cheap damn phone…. + it has 128GB sd card support. Good enough

  44. Guest
    June 8, 2015

    Come On. It’s a cheap damn phone…. + it has 128GB sd card support. Good enough

  45. Norbi
    August 2, 2015

    lol! my ancient qualcomm dual core Haier W910 has 50% more single thread performance than m2 note with the same antutu version!

  46. Megmondó ember
    August 2, 2015

    lol! my ancient qualcomm dual core Haier W910 has 50% more single thread performance than m2 note with the same antutu version!