Its just been a few hours since Meizu made the M2 Note official and we already have the AnTuTu benchmark scores of the device. The company has made a number of changes in terms of specs as well as design on the new phone, and naturally that has resulted into a change in the performance.
The original Meizu M1 Note featured the fast octa-core 64-bit MT6752 chip, which powers most upper mid-range phones these days. However, with this device, the company decided to go with MT6753 that supports even CDMA networks required for China Unicom. But for the additional connectivity, you have to sacrifice on the clock speed of the cores, as the Cortex A53 cores inside this chip is clocked at just 1.3GHz instead of 1.7GHz on the MT6752.
This naturally translates into lower performance than the Meizu M1 Note. In the AnTuTu benchmark test conducted by a Chinese website, the M2 Note powered by MT6753 managed to score less than 32,000 points. This is much lesser than the near 40K that the M1 Note manages to score in the same test. Interestingly, the phone’s little brother, Meizu M1 Note Mini actually manages to score around 31K on the test, that too powered by a quad-core MT6732 chipset with 1GB RAM.
Other than the processor, the internals are more or less the same. One important addition is the MicroSD card slot, which was absent from the previous model. Other specs, like 13MP + 5MP cameras, and 5.5-inch full HD display remains the same.
So, with this low performing chip, its not really surprising to see the device priced at less than 1000 Yuan. Meizu M2 Note starts at just 799 Yuan, which is just 100 Yuan more than the M1 Mini. So, this phone kind of sits between the two models in terms of performance.
To read more about the Meizu M2 Note, check out our previous article.