The Meizu M2 Note — Is It Worth It?

Part 5 of the Review: The Wrap-up

There are plenty of phones out there that target the budget conscious consumer — Some people see a race to the bottom in terms of prices and hardware compromises, so you still have to know what you want out of a phone in order to find the right one for yourself. So how does the Meizu M2 Note figure in terms of what you get for your money? All things said and done, here’s what you’ll get:


Pros:

  • Gorgeous screen
  • Great camera
  • Excellent value for money

Cons:

  • Has some annoying (albeit not necessarily deal-breaking) software bugs
  • Mediocre battery life due to firmware issues
  • Gaming performance is mostly decent, sometimes frustrating

Despite its issues, the M2 note represents great value for money. It’s mostly a pleasure to use, and the gorgeous screen and great camera can, by themselves, make up for its shortcomings. And here’s the thing: most of the M2 Note’s issues are due to software bugs, which are much easier to solve than other sorts of problems like say, build quality issues or inherent or compromised hardware and component design flaws.


The Meizu M2 Note is just great value for money, with a gorgeous screen and a great camera that performs well above its price-point.


Meizu is already rolling out updates to Flyme for its higher-end handsets, and word of beta testing for the rest of its device catalog is now filtering through; it’s safe to say that what current issues the M2 Note may have right now may well be resolved in the coming few weeks or so.

So who should buy the Meizu M2 Note? If you’re looking for a budget phone that’s great for media consumption — social media, browsing the ‘net, reading, watching videos — and shoots surprisingly good-looking photos, this is definitely something you should consider.


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