Meizu, The Chinese electronics firm that manufactures smartphones and music players has launched its new smartphone called as Meizu M2. This device was launched in the month of October with a 5-inch display and a resolution of 720p display giving 294 ppi. There is a 5 MP camera on the front that comes with brand new FotoNation 2.0 smart selfie enhancement system to produce better quality selfies. The device runs on Flyme OS based on Android 5.1 operating system and is powered with a 1.3 GHz Mediatek MT6735 Quad-core processor coupled with Mali-T720MP2 GPU.
Since this device is a Dual SIM variant, there is a provision on the left of the device, wherein, we need to insert an SIM ejector pin to pull out the SIM tray. There are two slots that can be used for two SIMs or even for one SIM and one microSD card to extend the memory if needed. Now push back the SIM tray back to its position after placing the SIM.
Meizu m2 supports two Nano SIMs, out of which one slot can be used to insert microSD card also. Since the device comes only with 16 GB on internal memory, it can be extended but at the cost of one SIM. The company could have provided another slot for a memory card and letting its users to use two different numbers.
To share your data with another device on Meizu m2, we need to have an activated internet package. Now go to the settings of the device and tap on the SIM card icon on the left (Dual Sim and Network option). Now select the option Portable hotspot and turn it on. Now your device is ready to share data via Bluetooth tethering, Wi-fi and USB network sharing options accordingly.
To take a screenshot, we hold volume down and power/lock button for a couple of seconds, but here we have the option of using volume up as well as volume down button along with the power button to take a screenshot. It makes easier to take the screen shot as you can use any of the volume rockers along with lock/power key.
Powers saving mode lets the user save the power on the device by stopping the unnecessary consumption of the battery. This is mainly useful while travelling, where you can’t find a charging port. To turn on the Power saving mode on Meizu m2, the user need to go to the settings of the phone and tap on the Battery option. Here you have three options called as, Power-saving mode (reduces the performance of the device), Balance mode (keeps the performance in balance automatically) and Performance mode (maximizes the performance and uses more battery), wherein the user can choose accordingly.
The device comes with the sensors like Accelerometer, proximity and compass. Initially, Meizu m2 was rumoured to come with a fingerprint sensor for giving more security and privacy but it didn’t turn out to be as expected. There are not many sensors available on this smartphone as it is a mid-range device.
Out of the box, the device comes with many pre-installed apps like AppCenter, Personalize, Memos, Painter, Security, Maps, Calculator, Calender, Camera, Chrome, Clock and all the Google related applications are pre-installed.
Yes, we can move the app’s from phone storage to the microSD card. To move, we need to head to the settings of the device and tap on the option called as Apps. Now select the desired app that you want to move to the external memory and click on it. You can find the option, move to SD card and this option will be shown only when there is an SD card inserted.
Meizu m2 comes in two different variants, 16 GB, and 32 GB variants. It also has the option of extending the memory up 128 GB via microSD card slot. Unfortunately, since the system takes up around 4 GB of the storage, only 12 GB of memory is user accessible.
The Meizu m2 comes with 2 GB of RAM out of which 664 MB of free RAM is available and the rest of it is used up by the pre-installed applications and the system OS.
Yes, the device supports OTG drive that is a good feature to transfer data easily from drive to smartphone or vice versa. All you need to do is to connect the On The Go Drive and via file manager app the data can be transferred accordingly.
The Meizu m2 uses a 13 MP Samsung CMOS sensor that uses five element lens module and also f/2.2 ultra large aperture. This camera is accompanied with a 5 MP shooter on the front to give high quality of selfies and Video calls and comes with new FotoNotation 2.0 smart selfie enhancement system also. There are many modes like slow motion, light field, beauty, manual, auto and scan modes.
Here are the various benchmarking scores that we have performed on this device. Benchmarking scores lets you know the performance levels of the device.
Antutu benchmark score: 26818
Vellamo Multicore score: 1414
Vellamo Metal score: 986
Chrome Browser Score: 2698
Geekbench Single-core score: 621
Geekbench Multi-core score: 1710
Quadrant Standard score: 11046
To, activate easy mode on Meizu m2, go to the settings and tap on the option Customize. Now you will get many options out of which Easy mode mode should be selected. As soon as the option is selected, the device goes in to easy mmode, wherein the icon’s become bigger in size and many options are limited. This is mainly useful for elderly people and kids so that it becomes easy for them to use. To exit from this mode, go to the settings again and at the bottom you can see the option of existing the mode.
SmartTouch is the a new feature that we can see on the Meizu m2. This feature can be turned by going to the settings of the device and tap on Accessibility and you can see the the option SmartTouch. This features helps in easy use of the phone by creating a dot that can be used easily by small slides. This can be set-up accordingly and need not swipe the entire screen every time.
Meizu m2 has many modes in the developer options that can be accessed by heading to the settings of the device and tap on the option Acessibility wherein you can see the Developer option. Here we can find many options like,USB debugging, Stay awake – that never lets the screen to sleep while charging, Allow mock locations, Dim screen responce action and palm rejection. Apart from these there are other options like, Proximity sensor calibration, calibrate acceleration and gyro. There are many other useful options that you can use accordingly.
As of now, there is no word from the company about the Marshmallow 6.0 update on Meizu m2, and we don’t think that it will be coming any soon. Since it is a midrange device, it will be getting the update only after all the high-end devices receive the update.
The mBack home button on the Meizu m2 is a notable feature that we can see on the bottom of the device. There is a physical home button look like but isn’t a physical button. This is a touch sensitive button that reacts differently depending on how you press it. If it is pressed softly, it acts as a back button and acts as a home button if pressed hard.
The device will be available in multiple colors like White, Blue, Pink, and Grey. This enables the users more options to choose from. Sometimes customers are more obsessed with colors and like having more choices.
Since the battery on the device is non-removable, the SIM has to be inserted via SIM tray. Under the hood, there is a 3100 mAh battery that should be good enough to last the entire day with maximum usage.
To activate the Gesture wakeup feature, go to the settings of the device and tap on Accessibility option. Now you can find many gesture options like, Double tap to light up the screen, Slide upward to unlock the screen, Slide downward to open the notification board, Horizontal sliding for switching between songs and Slide rightward in lock screen to star any of the choose application. Apart from these, there are other customized shortcuts, which are used to open a specific app by drawing on the locked screen.
The Palm rejection feature on the Meizu m2 is used to avoid accidental unlocking of the device when it is kept in the pocket. To activate this option go to the section of the device and click on the Accessibility option. Now tap on the Developer option and now you can see the Palm rejection that can be toggled on and off according to the user convenience.
So these are the Tips and Tricks of Meizu m2 that can be useful if you are planning to buy this device or already bought one. If you have any more queries regarding this, do not hesitate to drop a comment below.