Meizu M2 launched, will cost just 599 Yuan ($100) in China


meizu m2

With all the excitement surrounding the OnePlus 2 launch you might have forgotten that Meizu had their own launch today for the super affordable Meizu m2. Here are the details.

If you had been quietly waiting for the Meizu m2 and guessed that the budget Meizu would arrive with pretty much the same design and spec as the original m1 but with added physical home button then go and pat yourself on the back as you were correct!

meizu m2

The Meizu m2 is a slight revamp of the m1 which launched at the start of the year (yes, Meizu hope that customers will replace a phone they have only owned for a few months with the latest incarnation of it…). The m2 gets the added colour option of grey and is very slightly longer than the m1 to make room for a physical home button.

Other than that slight detail the rest of the budget Meizu m2 package follows the same formula as before. The body is a unibody polycarbonate unit, Mediatek provide the processor (this time a quad-core MT6735 running at 1.3ghz), 2GB RAM, 13 mega-pixel main camera nd 5 mega-pixel front plus a 2500mAh battery.

meizu m2

So is there any detail which might have current Meizu m1 owners wanting to update to the m2? Well the phone comes with 16GB storage plus room for a 128GB SD card, but now there is an option to either run the SD card or a second SIM which is an option unavailable before.

meizu m2

Android 5.1 also comes on the Meizu m1’s 5.5-inch HD display, and is graced with Meizu’s Flyme 4.5 over the top for added features.

With stand out features like the F2.0 aperture front and rear camera, RAM, dual SD card and 5.5-inch display the Meizu m2 does seem like amazing value for only 599 Yuan, however there aren’t huge incentives to update the phone from the m1, and the chances of this budget phone officially going on sale outside of China at such a low price a next to zero.

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66 Comments

  1. Uzeir Mansuri
    July 29, 2015

    why 0 chances ?? 🙁

    • VMortens
      July 29, 2015

      Because of what Mustafa says – one service already offers it for 148$, while the price in China is pretty much 100$.

      It may get very popular in China for this 100$ price, but on other markets with 150$ price level, it will have to compete with way too many other models.
      EDIT: One more thing is, that for 155$ you can get an older Elife E7 (3GB/32GB, which is a waaay different experience. Or for Xiaomi Mi3 (2GB/16GB) which I’d choose over this Meizu M2, too. Even though they lack 4G support and dualsim.

      • balcobomber25
        July 29, 2015

        The E7 and Mi3 are better phones for some but they aren’t really competition for this phone. It’s main competition will be in China against the Xiaomi Redmi series.

  2. Technerd
    July 29, 2015

    What about import?

  3. Mustafa
    July 29, 2015

    Ibuygou advertised the device at $148, I don’t know if it already in stock but I am really tempted to buy it. This is a lot better comparing the Redmi 2 Pro. I wanted to buy a mid range device like the Mi4i which has heating problems (maybe software fixed that issue). What should I do?

    • Mustafa
      July 29, 2015

      Is Flyme OS really optimized? I mean with a Quad Core MTK MT6735 CPU clocked at 1.3ghz will I have lags using that phone?

      • balcobomber25
        July 29, 2015

        Flyme OS is pretty lightweight compared to many Android ROM’s, it should have no issues with that SoC.

  4. SnowyCat
    July 29, 2015

    its 2.2 aperture on the back and also a 5 inch device ^^ you mentioned a 5,5 inch device in the bottom

  5. Dels
    July 29, 2015

    Wait I confused, so there were M2 (6735) and M2 Note (6753)?
    Why u no use better name schema Meizu?

    • balcobomber25
      July 29, 2015

      Because it is Meizu’s answer to Xiaomi and their two budget devices are: Redmi and Redmi Note.

      • Dels
        July 29, 2015

        but after version 2, Redmi 2 and Redmi Note 2 name schema seems give more subtle difference…
        while calling M2 & M2 Note could be confuse some market

        • balcobomber25
          July 29, 2015

          Huh? They are still called Redmi and Redmi Note. How is that a subtle difference? Because Redmi is a longer word?

  6. Alexandre Tokam Kaptue III
    July 29, 2015

    They made a mistake, it has a 5Inch display and not a 5.5 inch display

    • RRRobert
      July 29, 2015

      I believe you are right. I couldn’t be otherwise with the given outer (surface) dimensions of 68.9 x 140.1 mm

  7. Наталия Черноусова
    July 29, 2015
  8. DreadShade
    July 29, 2015

    phew at least this version of mtk 6753 is not underclocked

  9. Max
    July 29, 2015

    pretty please release this phone outside of china, you’ll make millions with it. even at 150$ after reseller-addings. it’s a really good phone with decent specs and (finally) a sd-card-slot, i instantly know of at least 5 friends who’d buy it in an instant.

  10. Guaire
    July 29, 2015

    Its target can’t be limited just M1 owners. I guess within that price range millions of phones going to sale in China until end of the year.

    Some of them could be an upgrade from Redmi and Redmi 1s and other budget phones from other brands or from even older phones or it could be their owners’ first smartphones.

  11. Some person
    July 29, 2015

    why 0 chances ?? 🙁

    • VMortens
      July 29, 2015

      Because of what Mustafa says – one service already offers it for 148$, while the price in China is pretty much 100$.

      It may get very popular in China for this 100$ price, but on other markets with 150$ price level, it will have to compete with way too many other models.
      EDIT: One more thing is, that for 155$ you can get an older Elife E7 (3GB/32GB, which is a waaay different experience. Or for Xiaomi Mi3 (2GB/16GB) which I’d choose over this Meizu M2, too. Even though they lack 4G support and dualsim.

    • balcobomber25
      July 29, 2015

      The E7 and Mi3 are better phones for some but they aren’t really competition for this phone. It’s main competition will be in China against the Xiaomi Redmi series.

  12. Technerd
    July 29, 2015

    What about import?

  13. Guest
    July 29, 2015

    Ibuygou advertised the device at $148, I don’t know if it already in stock but I am really tempted to buy it. This is a lot better comparing the Redmi 2 Pro. I wanted to buy a mid range device like the Mi4i which has heating problems (maybe software fixed that issue). What should I do?

    • Guest
      July 29, 2015

      Is Flyme OS really optimized? I mean with a Quad Core MTK MT6735 CPU clocked at 1.3ghz will I have lags using that phone?

    • balcobomber25
      July 29, 2015

      Flyme OS is pretty lightweight compared to many Android ROM’s, it should have no issues with that SoC.

  14. SnowyCat
    July 29, 2015

    its 2.2 aperture on the back and also a 5 inch device ^^ you mentioned a 5,5 inch device in the bottom

  15. Dels
    July 29, 2015

    Wait I confused, so there were M2 (6735) and M2 Note (6753)?
    Why u no use better name schema Meizu?

    • balcobomber25
      July 29, 2015

      Because it is Meizu’s answer to Xiaomi and their two budget devices are: Redmi and Redmi Note.

    • Dels
      July 30, 2015

      but after version 2, Redmi 2 and Redmi Note 2 name schema seems give more subtle difference…
      while calling M2 & M2 Note could be confuse some market

    • balcobomber25
      July 30, 2015

      Huh? They are still called Redmi and Redmi Note. How is that a subtle difference? Because Redmi is a longer word?

  16. Alexandre Tokam Kaptue III
    July 29, 2015

    They made a mistake, it has a 5Inch display and not a 5.5 inch display

    • RRRobert
      July 29, 2015

      I believe you are right. I couldn’t be otherwise with the given outer (surface) dimensions of 68.9 x 140.1 mm

  17. Наталия Черноусова
    July 29, 2015

    First hands on

  18. Anonymous
    July 29, 2015

    screen is 5″ not 5,5″

  19. Anonymous
    July 29, 2015

    seems is almost identical as the Jiayu F2

    • balcobomber25
      July 29, 2015

      Doesn’t the F2 have a 6582? If that is the one I am thinking of they aren’t even in the same ballpark.

      • Sirrr
        July 30, 2015

        Yes, it has. And you are right; F2 isn’t in the same league with M2.

        But things could be a little different if the F2 would get a MT6735, as was rumored a month ago, alongside with a 3000 mAh removable battery, OTG, 2 sims + sd card, Gorilla Glass (alleged) and $99 price tag.

        But, unfortunately, i believe Jiayu has other matters to think about right now.

        • Anonymous
          July 30, 2015

          Ooh, color me surprised to see jiayu beating on specs.
          Hope they can do good on the rumored “Z/Youth edition” F2 – rumored at 299 rmb pricepoint. – supposed to be 4 core cpu, 512 mb ram.

  20. Anonymous
    July 29, 2015

    anybody know, is this cheapest price for these kinds of specs among chinese phones?

    • balcobomber25
      July 29, 2015

      This is around the cheapest price in China, but outside of China (if this one is available) it will be considerably more expensive. Most likely around the $130-150 US mark.

    • realjjj
      July 29, 2015

      Pretty much for now.
      The TCL Ono might be the closest in specs at this price.This price meaning 720p, 2GB RAM for 599CNY.’For 1GB RAM prices go lower
      Lenovo A8 Play (A3860) has lower clocks and lesser cams. Huawei Honor 4A has quad A7 so half the CPU perf and that ruins it. There is also a Little Peeper Plus at similar specs but that one might be hard to find. Coolpad is also getting more aggressive with pricing so you could find some competitive models.
      Can’t really get into things like screen quality or software for each so do some research.
      But that’s official pricing, resellers would have high premiums for devices hard to find

      I’ll also note that at this pace someone is bound to go 1080p soon for the price.
      And ofc the smaller names that sell outside of China could have deals that are better if you can find a quality model.

  21. DreadShade
    July 29, 2015

    phew at least this version of mtk 6753 is not underclocked

  22. Max
    July 29, 2015

    pretty please release this phone outside of china, you’ll make millions with it. even at 150$ after reseller-addings. it’s a really good phone with decent specs and (finally) a sd-card-slot, i instantly know of at least 5 friends who’d buy it in an instant.

  23. Guaire
    July 29, 2015

    Its target can’t be limited just M1 owners. I guess within that price range millions of phones going to sale in China until end of the year.

    Some of them could be an upgrade from Redmi and Redmi 1s and other budget phones from other brands or from even older phones or it could be their owners’ first smartphones.

  24. Guest
    July 29, 2015

    screen is 5″ not 5,5″

  25. Guest
    July 29, 2015

    seems is almost identical as the Jiayu F2

    • balcobomber25
      July 29, 2015

      Doesn’t the F2 have a 6582? If that is the one I am thinking of they aren’t even in the same ballpark.

    • Sirrr
      July 30, 2015

      Yes, it has. And you are right; F2 isn’t in the same league with M2.

      But things could be a little different if the F2 would get a MT6735, as was rumored a month ago, alongside with a 3000 mAh removable battery, OTG, 2 sims + sd card, Gorilla Glass (alleged) and $99 price tag.

      But, unfortunately, i believe Jiayu has other matters to think about right now.

    • Guest
      July 30, 2015

      Ooh, color me surprised to see jiayu beating on specs.
      Hope they can do good on the rumored “Z/Youth edition” F2 – rumored at 299 rmb pricepoint. – supposed to be 4 core cpu, 512 mb ram.

  26. Guest
    July 29, 2015

    anybody know, is this cheapest price for these kinds of specs among chinese phones?

    • balcobomber25
      July 29, 2015

      This is around the cheapest price in China, but outside of China (if this one is available) it will be considerably more expensive. Most likely around the $130-150 US mark.

    • realjjj
      July 30, 2015

      Pretty much for now.
      The TCL Ono might be the closest in specs at this price.This price meaning 720p, 2GB RAM for 599CNY.’For 1GB RAM prices go lower
      Lenovo A8 Play (A3860) has lower clocks and lesser cams. Huawei Honor 4A has quad A7 so half the CPU perf and that ruins it. There is also a Little Peeper Plus at similar specs but that one might be hard to find. Coolpad is also getting more aggressive with pricing so you could find some competitive models.
      Can’t really get into things like screen quality or software for each so do some research.
      But that’s official pricing, resellers would have high premiums for devices hard to find

      I’ll also note that at this pace someone is bound to go 1080p soon for the price.
      And ofc the smaller names that sell outside of China could have deals that are better if you can find a quality model.

  27. mapo
    July 30, 2015

    is there 800mhz lte?

  28. Guest
    July 30, 2015

    is there 800mhz lte?

  29. gartstell
    July 30, 2015

    850 WCDMA band support? The official page don’t have info about the supported bands!

  30. Gre
    July 30, 2015

    Could anyone please let me know if fast charge is included with this phone?

    if not… maybe a possible reason why and if the M2 Note has it!?

    Thank you!

  31. Guest
    July 30, 2015

    850 WCDMA band support? The official page don’t have info about the supported bands!

  32. Gre
    July 30, 2015

    Could anyone please let me know if fast charge is included with this phone?

    if not… maybe a possible reason why and if the M2 Note has it!?

    Thank you!

  33. Andrei
    August 1, 2015

    where is 100$ ?? i say this phone only with 130$

  34. mapo
    August 1, 2015

    pandawill has this specs: 4G: FDD LTE 800/1800/2100/2600MHz – is it true?

  35. Andrei
    August 1, 2015

    where is 100$ ?? i say this phone only with 130$

  36. Guest
    August 1, 2015

    pandawill has this specs: 4G: FDD LTE 800/1800/2100/2600MHz – is it true?

  37. morgs640
    August 2, 2015

    where can we buy this for $100?

  38. morgs640
    August 3, 2015

    where can we buy this for $100?