Meizu M6S vs Redmi 5: Specs Comparison

by Michele Ingelido 6

Even though it is a mid-end device which will be sold at an affordable price, Meizu has put in a lot of efforts into the design and the specs of its new handset: the Meizu M6s. The company seems to have understood that focusing on the affordable sector is important to compete with the best Chinese brands. In this article, we will make a comparison between the specs of the new Meizu budget phone Meizu M6S vs Redmi 5, another wonderful cheap device which conquered the hearts of many Chinese smartphones lovers.

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Meizu M6S vs Redmi 5

Meizu M6s Xiaomi Redmi 5
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT N/D 151.8 x 72.8 x 7.7 mm, 157 grams
DISPLAY 5.7 inches, 720 x 1440p (HD+), 282 ppi, 18:9 ratio, IPS LCD 5.7 inches, 720 x 1440p (HD+), 282 ppi, 18:9 ratio, IPS LCD
PROCESSOR Samsung Exynos 7872, hexa-core 2 GHz  Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, octa-core 1.8 GHz
MEMORY 3 GB RAM, 32 GB – 3 GB RAM, 64 GB – micro SD slot 2 GB RAM, 16 GB – 3 GB RAM, 32 GB, micro SD slot
SOFTWARE Android 7.0 Nougat, Flyme UI 6.2 Android 7.1.2 Nougat, MIUI 9
CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
CAMERA 16 MP f/2.0
8 MP front camera
12 MP f/2.2
5 MP front camera
BATTERY 3000 mAh 18W Fast Charging  33000 mAh
Fast charging 5V / 2A
ADDITIONAL FEATURES Hybrid Dual SIM slot Hybrid Dual SIM slot


While there is not so much difference between the 18:9 displays of these device, we can see noticeable differences in the design. Meizu M6s has a more original look with its full metal unibody design, and it has a side-mounted fingerprint reader and the Super mBack technology for pressure-sensitive gestures, which makes the phone much more comfortable to use if we compare it with its opponent. Another side in which Meizu M6s is definitely better is the hardware. It has a much more powerful SoC: the Samsung Exynos 7872 with a max frequency of 2 GHz. According to the first benchmarks on Geekbench, this processor is more powerful than MediaTek Helio P20, Huawei Kirin 659 and even Qualcomm Snapdragon 625. AnTuTu scores reveal it easily beats Qualcomm’s SD625.

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Xiaomi Redmi 5 has a Snapdragon 450 which is a low-end model, so there is no challenge. The camera should be better on Meizu M6s as well, at least on the paper, but we haven’t seen any camera samples as the phone has just been announced. The bigger battery is the only strong point of the Xiaomi Redmi 5: it should last more with a single charge. But note that its opponent can charge faster, it can go up to 52% in just 30 minutes. Meizu M6s has been made available for pre-orders in China with a price of about $186/152€, while Xiaomi Redmi 5 can be found at €140-150 with a bit of luck, thanks to online street prices. Meizu M6s is definitely a better device and we suggest to spend a bit more to get it, or to go for the larger Redmi 5 Plus model.


Meizu M6S vs Redmi 5: PRO and CONS

Meizu M6s


  • Better design
  • More powerful hardware
  • Potentially better camera
  • Super mBack technology


  • Higher price

Xiaomi Redmi 5


  • Big battery
  • Very affordable price
  • Supported software
  • Good design


  • Entry-level SoC

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