Zeaplus M4 brings power and good looks to the $100 smartphone market

by Frank Tu 2


Zeaplus is a new player in the market which aims to compete with the numerous other Chinese handset makers currently selling devices in China and worldwide.

We have already seen their flagship, the Zeaplus M6 which comes with a great design and top of the line specifications and now its time to look at the second device in their lineup, the much affordable Zeaplus M4.


The Zeaplus M4 comes with the same design as the Xiaomi Mi4, like the numerous other Mi4 clones in the market. This is not really a bad thing as we loved the new design on the Xiaomi flagship. It features an industrial grade aluminium alloy frame which gives the device a premium look.

The dimensions of the device (152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm) indicate that its slightly bigger than the Xiaomi Mi4, but it compensates the extra size by shedding a little weight. While the Mi4 weighs 150 grams, the Zeaplus M4 just weighs 130 grams.


Inside, there’s a MT6582 Mediatek 1.3GHz Quad Core Processor along with 1GB LP-DDR3 RAM. The Cortex A7 processors are known to consume less power, so even with four such cores, it would not take a toll on the device’s battery life. You have 8GB internal storage which can be expanded via a MicroSD card.

Like the Mi4, the Zeaplus M4 too features a 5 inch display but with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The IPS screen comes with Glass-Film-Film (GFF) architecture, which means the pixels are much closer to the display as compared to non GFF screens. This results into brighter display even in broad daylight. Further, unlike other devices in its class, the M4 comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection which means you don’t have to worry about scratches on the screen.

With the 5 inch HD screen and a low power consuming processor, the 2,500 mAh Lithium Polymer battery onboard should be more than enough for a day’s usage.

The M4 supports Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/ AGPS, Dual band Wi-Fi b/g/n, and two MicroSim slots. The phone even comes with a multi-colored notification LED light along with four sensors namely Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity and Ambient Light.

On the back, there’s an 8MP f/2.2 camera with LED flash and a wide 2MP front shooter. The rear camera is capable of capturing 2K videos with stereo recording and even slow motion videos at 720p resolution at 120fps.

Not much is known about the phone’s software but it will come with Android 4.4 Kitkat out of the box.

Now coming to the best part about the device, the Zeaplus M4 will be available to purchase in the next two to three weeks for an impressive $99 price tag. You also get 2 years warranty on every Zeaplus device including the M4.

So do you like the new Zeaplus M4?