The smartphone industry, for the last 2 years, have been booming with devices that offer extreme ‘bang for the buck’ phones. Xiaomi is one name that is synonymous with such devices, and Meizu is another growing company that is getting increasingly popular for the same reason. Today, we put the ‘phablet’ phones of these companies in comparison to one another, the Xiaomi Redmi Note, and the Meizu m2 note.
The curved polycarbonate on the Redmi note is similar to the one on the Meizu m2 note. What sets them apart is a bunch of different factors. With the Meizu m2 note, the different features are a physical home button and a non-removable back.
The Redmi note, on the other hand, offers the same 5.5 inches screen and the standard notification LED sans the physical home button and with the 3 capacitive home, back and menu buttons instead.
While both phones are good in terms of design, the build philosophy of the Meizu note seems, and is copied. While the curved polycarbonate on the side looks much like an iPhone 5c, the front looks a lot like the Samsung Galaxy S6 with a similar-looking home button. Not that it’s bad, but it just doesn’t seem…. original.
Winner: Xiaomi Redmi Note wins this one by a appropriate margin.
While the Meizu m2 note sports a full HD IGZO touchscreen, the older Redmi note is still stuck with the 720p IPS LCD touchscreen. And while it isn’t a factor here since the Redmi note was released a year earlier, it still disappoints with the 720p display which gives a staggeringly low pixel density of 267 ppi while on the same screen size, the Meizu m2 note offers a rather impressive 403 ppi pixel density.
WINNER: Meizu m2 note takes the obvious lead here.
Both phones can be considered as performance powerhouses with each phone sporting a MediaTek octa-core processor of different variety. The Redmi Note houses a MediaTek MT6592 chipset which has four Cortex A7 cores clocked at 1.4 GHz and four Cortex A7 cores clocked at 1.7 GHz each.
Meizu m2 Note, on the other hand, has a MT6753 chipset that sports eight cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.3 GHz each. Plus, it is a 64-bit chipset which are (arguably) better than its 32-bit counterparts. In either case, both phones come to draw with the chipset. The 2 GB RAM on the Meizu m2 Note is however better than the 1 GB RAM on the Redmi Note.
Both phones have a 13 MP back camera that can shoot images and videos at full HD resolution and a 5 MP front camera for selfies and video calls but both are head-to-head with each other on this one as there are nearly no differences in either except for a few features here and there on the Meizu m2 Note such as a dual LED flash.
Meizu m2 Note:
Xiaomi Redmi Note:
Winner: Meizu m2 Note wins this round by a very narrow margin
Battery Life and Others:
There are many other features involved in Xiaomi Redmi Note and Meizu m2 note, but the ones worth mentioning is the newer 5.0 lollipop version of android involved in the Meizu m2 note, whereas the Xiaomi Redmi Note is still stuck with the older Kitkat version of android. However, the flyme OS of the m2 note has much more to learn whereas the MIUI on the Xiaomi Redmi Note is a very good OS, comparable and even better than the most popular OS skins out there such as HTC’s Sense UI.
Both the competitors have their own sets of pros and cons. But due to the fact that the Meizu m2 note is comparatively new, has new features and is priced nearly the same as Xiaomi Redmi Note, it wins the comparison. That being said, the Xiaomi Redmi Note is still a considerable phone. Buy any at a store, and you will walk out satisfied.