As expected, Meizu has gone ahead and launched their latest Meilan device, the M5 Note earlier today. It follows the typical Meilan formula, with a metal build and affordable pricing, as well as a decent chipset.
The M5 Note gets the same 5.5-inch display as its predecessors, meaning it’s another full HD LTPS unit. This time however, it’s 2.5d glass, which is something noteworthy for a budget device. Meizu promises a 1,000:1 contrast ratio, which is similar to their previous M Note devices.
Specs-wise, the M5 Note comes with the Helio P10 backed by 3GB/4GB of RAM and 16GB/32GB/64GB of internal storage. Only the 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage variant comes with a microSD slot, which doubles as the second sim slot.
The rear camera on the device is a standard 13MP shooter, with an f/2.2 lens and 1080p video recording. Above that you’ve got your 5MP selfie camera and below that you’ve got your front facing fingerprint reader.
The main selling point this time is the M5 Note’s decently large 4000mAh battery, which is larger than the average I suppose. The device is 8.15mm thick, while it weighs in at a fairly good 175g.
Overall, it’s the same old song and dance from Meizu’s Meilan line. I have no doubts the device will be stellar just like the previous M Note device, but it’s starting to get pretty stale. At least there’s a new blue color to spice things up (finally), but Meizu should really start innovating soon.
The 3GB/16GB M5 Note will set you back at 900 yuan ($131), the 3GB/32GB model at 1000 yuan ($145), and the 4GB/64GB model at 1500 yuan ($218), granted you live in China. If you’re somewhere else, you can expect the prices to be slightly higher than that.