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Meizu M6 Note Dual Cameras Impresses With Amazing Bokeh & Saturation (Samples)

by Joe 19

Meizu’s latest mid-ranger turned out to be one hell of a surprise, checking almost all of the features that we would have expected in a smartphone that cost less than $200. It manages to outclass most of the competitors in this price range, especially with its camera specifications. While the phone looks great on paper, it’s important to test out the device in real life as well, so here are a few camera samples that we got from the Meizu M6 Note.

Meizu M6 Note

Before I go on to show the camera samples, here’s what I feel about its overall quality.

  1. The Meizu M6 Note manages to capture bright and saturated photos, which helps the images to pop out nicely.
  2. The dynamic range is good, which is evident in a couple of samples below.
  3. The portrait / bokeh / background blur mode is actually pretty good. The object tracking algorithms seem to be quite accurate, resulting in impressive bokeh images.
  4. Low light photos are bright, but could be a bit noisy at times. Still the Arcsoft algorithms seem to do the job well, keeping the photos bright and clear.

Overall, for a smartphone that costs around $165, the camera definitely impresses in our initial test. We’ll get a full Meizu M6 Note review article out very soon.

Meanwhile, check out the samples down below and let us know what do you think about the M6 Note’s camera quality.

Interested in buying this device? Get the Meizu M6 Note from our official shop at just $185.


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  • David

    Comparison shots in the same lightening with the same subject would be nice. As of now it’s very hard to know if the low light performance is good, since there is no way to tell how bright/dark the scene was and nothing to compare it to.

    • NextHype

      Only thing we can say : there is a lot of noise ^^

      • G’n’T

        Absolutely agree. The low light and night time shots are very poor because of the amount of noise..

  • Flavi

    One thing I can say is that at 100% zoom, you won’t see that water painting effect that you see in other smartphones. I get the idea that most phone manufacturers do this as the simplest and easiest way to reduce noise but it looks artificial at full magnification. Took some long exposure shots with my MX5 and this still impresses me every day. Looking forward to some camera comparisons especially with Xiaomi smartphones.

  • Lucien

    This phone has been announced a month ago and at this stage the well known resellers don’t have it in stock. Only a few resellers on Aliexpress has it in stock. Moreover the 3/32 variant will be sold around 250$ on resellers websites and even if you are the luckiest guy in the world you are not sure to get the phone equipped with a Sony camera sensor. I have been waiting for this phone since it has been officialised and am tired to wait.

    • balcobomber25

      Last time I was in China, every Meizu store I visited was out of stock. This phone is so incredibly popular in China, Meizu can’t keep up with demand.

      • Lucien

        True but if they want to compete with other manufacturers they should increase their supply to meet the demand. Every week new phones are released with various configurations in terms of specs. Each announcement has a momentum and I believe that buyers will look out for other phones already available on resellers websites. For example, MI A1 has been released last week and 95% of the resellers already have it in stock.

        Gearbest has a nice price for the Mi Note 3 (flash sale at 333€) but I really don’t trust that shop. I have seen a speed test between the LG G6 and Mi Note 3. Mi Note 3 was faster than the G6 in launching apps. It seems that SD660 is pretty close to SD820 in terms of performances. On the camera department, I am pretty sure that the G6 beats the Mi Note 3. I am curious about the SD660 proven capacity in the long term, if it will have the same success as the SD625.

        • balcobomber25

          It’s not so simple to increase supply especially for a smaller company like Meizu who doesn’t have the capital that Xiaomi does.

          Personally, Gearbest is the main Chinese reseller I use. I have never had an issue with them. As for the 660, you would never know it’s not a SD8XX chip, it’s incredibly powerful but it’s also pretty efficient. My OPPO R11 feels just as quick and powerful as the Nubia Z17 I recently bought.

          • Lucien

            I thought that Meizu was a company similar to Xiaomi. This explains why the supply of the M6 Note is low at the moment. It is a very competitive market so getting all the electronic components or materials might be difficult too.

            I am hesitating to order the Mi Note 3 on Gearbest because they sell opened boxes. So even if I ask for a factory sealed phone I am not sure that they will fulfill my wish. Ibuygou has the Mi Note 3 for 351€, hope they will propose a coupon to lower the price.

            Regarding the OPPO R11, how much money you spent to get it?

          • balcobomber25

            Meizu sells around 20 million phones a year, Xiaomi sells around 75 million a year.

            I received the R11 as a gift. I did some work for one of BBK’s suppliers and they gave it to me.

          • Lucien

            Lucky you! R11 seems to be a great phone and Mi Note 3 is its competitor. What do you think about the Nubia Z17? Did they improved in the software department?

          • balcobomber25

            The software is better than the last time I used a Nubia (Z7) but it’s still not to my taste. I probably won’t keep this phone as my daily driver.

          • Lucien

            Thanks for the reply. Ibuygou has both Mi Mix 2 and Mi Note 3 in stock. Hope to see a review of the Mi Note 3 soon so I could make my decision.

          • balcobomber25

            Reviews should be coming out in the next 1-2 weeks. I know a few reviewers who have already got the confirmation from Xiaomi that their units are on the way.

  • Magma

    Would be good if it had OIS(Optical Image Stabilization..)

  • vijay sud

    Meizu, it seems, just does not have the production capacity to bring this phone to market in numbers. I think any other major manufacturer would have saturated the market with a million pieces. Especially since Meizu M6 Note is a good balanced phone. Meizu is late, late, late. If you don’t sell, you don’t turn profit. Basic adage of any business. Sure sign of Corporate decline.

    • balcobomber25

      The problem is the demand right now outweighs the supply. Meizu can only produce so many phones, production output is fairly constant when it comes to smartphones it doesn’t change based on demand. Every M6 Note that is produced today is sold within seconds because the demand is so high. Meizu isn’t the first company that has had this problem; OnePlus, Vivo, OPPO, Xiaomi and even Samsung have all experienced supply shortages in the past. It has nothing to do with “corporate decline”.

      • vijay sud

        Balco txx for the input, but I have seen, especially in India, Meizu has made half hearted attempts to push it warmed over old phones like Meizu M5, even today, but never attempted to make a push in thirsty Indian market, where it could have done well with M6 Note. Over here Meizu just appears a tired outfit.

        • balcobomber25

          Meizu has never really taken India or any other country seriously. They release phone there (and a few European countries) but there main focus is and always has been China.