Meizu M1 Note smartphone review

The smartphone of the Chinese company Meizu was introduced at the end of December 2014. Frankly, I personally did not expect anything new, since we already showed two cool gadgets, MX4 and MX4 Pro, before the New Year. And given that Meizu held four presentations in four months - all the more unusual for a small company. It seems to me that this is an interesting development of the situation: I think that in 2015 we will see the continuation of the M1 Note line, which means that Meizu will have more devices in different price categories. This trend is already being observed: M1 Note costs from 16,000 rubles, MX4 - from 24,000 rubles, MX4 Pro - from 31,000 rubles.

Therefore, the question "what is the M1 Note and who needs it?" should disappear - an affordable smartphone with a Flyme shell, a large screen, a powerful processor, a bright design for young people and not only.

Design, dimensions, controls

I'm not going to lie if I say that the M1 Note is almost a complete copy of the Apple iPhone 5C, but increased in size. I will say more: such a move is almost always perceived positively. Of course, in the comments we read the opposite: they say, nonsense, the Chinese copied everything from the "apple". However, as a rule, such comments are also written from some Jiayu, Umi, Thl or Xiaomi :)

The M1 Note has the following dimensions of 150x75x8.9 mm and weighs 145 grams. Oddly enough, it feels thinner and lighter in the hand. Even a 5.5-inch screen doesn't feel big. I don’t know what this is connected with, but those to whom I gave the gadget to “play” noted the same thing. It lies very comfortably in the hand due to the sloping edges, elongated body shape. I think that this is one of the most successful smartphones in terms of ergonomic design. An extremely nice device in that sense.

There is, however, a small minus in such a design - the M1 Note often slips out of the hands, especially when the hands are wet. One more thing: since the front side is dark in color, you sometimes confuse the top and bottom of the device, and you rarely pay attention to the light circle.

The screen is protected by 3rd generation Corning glass. During the month of the most active use, not a single scratch remained on the glass, despite the fact that the gadget was worn with other things, including keys, USB cables, portable chargers, phones with metal covers, and so on.

There is an oleophobic coating. Believe it or not, but again I have to say that the M1 Note is one of the best in terms of screen coverage with an oleophobic layer. Fingerprints are almost invisible, and if traces remain, they are erased very easily. Your finger glides across the display smoothly and easily.

The rest of the case is made of glossy plastic. Many colors: white, blue, yellow, green and pink. However, only white is available in Russia so far. The rest later.

The plastic is ordinary, nothing super original. During the period of use, scuffs appeared on the back panel just above the logo and flash, on the sides on the right and left. It's almost invisible on a white background. It’s right that they didn’t get smart with black plastic - it would have looked much worse.

The back cover smoothly transitions to the ends and partially protects with a thin rim on the front panel.

In general, the materials are ordinary, but reliable and practical.

The speech speaker is located on top, covered with a thin metal mesh. Its volume is high, the interlocutor is heard clearly and legibly, the timbre is pleasant: there are enough high and low frequencies, the middle ones are pleasant, not booming. Compared to the MX4 and MX4 Pro, they probably have a slightly better speaker, but not by much.

Right - light and proximity sensors. If there are no questions to the first, then the second brings. During a call, the screen backlight most often does not turn off, you have to "search" for the position of the phone. An obvious bug in the firmware, but I hope it will be fixed. Even to the right of the sensors is the front camera.

This device has one touch button on the body - below the display. It is marked with a white translucent phosphoricidal paint (in the dark, after illumination, it still glows with a weak green light for some time). Button illumination is bright. Flashes when skipping an event. Performs the function of exit to the main screen. If you “swipe” on it towards the screen, the backlight of the display is activated. Long hold during operation of the device - blocking. Quite convenient, given that the power button is located on the top.

Bottom - the main microphone, micro-USB and speaker. The hands-free speaker is located, it seems to me, not very well, because when watching a video you often have to cover it with your hand. However, it's a matter of habit.

Top - 3.5mm headphone jack, second microphone for noise reduction, power button. I didn't like the button. It is tight, there is practically no move, that is, it is not clear whether you pressed it or not. Perhaps I had such a sample.

Left - two separate keys responsible for volume control. They have a characteristic “click” sound.

On the right is a tray for two microSIM cards.

The camera eye, slightly recessed into the body, dual LED flash are located on the back of the device.

In my opinion, outwardly the device turned out to be relatively simple, but at the same time, very convenient to use, practical in terms of the materials used. I have been using it with pleasure for about a month as the main device.

Meizu M1 Note smartphone review

The smartphone of the Chinese company Meizu was introduced at the end of December 2014. Frankly, I personally did not expect anything new, since we already showed two cool gadgets, MX4 and MX4 Pro, before the New Year. And given that Meizu held four presentations in four months - all the more unusual for a small company. It seems to me that this is an interesting development of the situation: I think that in 2015 we will see the continuation of the M1 Note line, which means that Meizu will have more devices in different price categories. This trend is already being observed: M1 Note costs from 16,000 rubles, MX4 - from 24,000 rubles, MX4 Pro - from 31,000 rubles.

Therefore, the question "what is the M1 Note and for whom is it needed?" should disappear - an affordable smartphone with a Flyme shell, a large screen, a powerful processor, a bright design for young people and not only.

Design, dimensions, controls

I'm not going to lie if I say that the M1 Note is almost a complete copy of the Apple iPhone 5C, but increased in size. I will say more: such a move is almost always perceived positively. Of course, in the comments we read the opposite: they say, nonsense, the Chinese copied everything from the "apple". However, as a rule, such comments are also written from some Jiayu, Umi, Thl or Xiaomi :)

The M1 Note has the following dimensions of 150x75x8.9 mm and weighs 145 grams. Oddly enough, it feels thinner and lighter in the hand. Even a 5.5-inch screen doesn't feel big. I don’t know what this is connected with, but those to whom I gave the gadget to “play” noted the same thing. Very comfortable in the hand due to the sloping edges, elongated body shape. I think that this is one of the most successful smartphones in terms of ergonomic design. An extremely nice device in that sense.

There is, however, a small minus in such a design - the M1 Note often slips out of the hands, especially when the hands are wet. One more thing: since the front side is dark in color, you sometimes confuse the top and bottom of the device, and you rarely pay attention to the light circle.

The screen is protected by 3rd generation Corning glass. During the month of the most active use, not a single scratch remained on the glass, despite the fact that the gadget was worn with other things, including keys, USB cables, portable chargers, phones with metal covers, and so on.

There is an oleophobic coating. Believe it or not, but again I have to say that the M1 Note is one of the best in terms of screen coverage with an oleophobic layer. Fingerprints are almost invisible, and if traces remain, they are erased very easily. Your finger glides across the display smoothly and easily.

The rest of the case is made of glossy plastic. Many colors: white, blue, yellow, green and pink. However, only white is available in Russia so far. The rest later.

The plastic is ordinary, nothing super original. During the period of use, scuffs appeared on the back panel just above the logo and flash, on the sides on the right and left. It's almost invisible on a white background. It’s right that they didn’t get smart with black plastic - it would have looked much worse.

The back cover smoothly transitions to the ends and partially protects with a thin rim on the front panel.

In general, the materials are ordinary, but reliable and practical.

The speech speaker is on top, covered with a thin metal mesh. Its volume is high, the interlocutor is heard clearly and legibly, the timbre is pleasant: there are enough high and low frequencies, the middle ones are pleasant, not booming. Compared to the MX4 and MX4 Pro, they probably have a slightly better speaker, but not by much.

Right - light and proximity sensors. If there are no questions to the first, then the second fails. During a call, the screen backlight most often does not turn off, you have to "search" for the position of the phone. An obvious bug in the firmware, but I hope it will be fixed. Even to the right of the sensors is the front camera.

This device has one touch button on the body - below the display. It is marked with a white translucent phosphoricidal paint (in the dark, after illumination, it still glows with a weak green light for some time). Button illumination is bright. Flashes when skipping an event. Performs the function of exit to the main screen. If you “swipe” on it towards the screen, the backlight of the display is activated. Long hold during operation of the device - blocking. Quite convenient, given that the power button is located on the top.

Bottom - the main microphone, micro-USB and speaker. The hands-free speaker is located, it seems to me, not very well, because when watching a video you often have to cover it with your hand. However, it's a matter of habit.

Top - 3.5mm headphone jack, second microphone for noise reduction, power button. I didn't like the button. It is tight, there is practically no move, that is, it is not clear whether you pressed it or not. Perhaps I had such a sample.

Left - two separate keys responsible for volume control. They have a characteristic “click” sound.

On the right is a tray for two microSIM cards.

The camera eye, slightly recessed into the body, dual LED flash are located on the back of the device.

In my opinion, outwardly the device turned out to be relatively simple, but at the same time, very convenient to use, practical in terms of the materials used. I have been using it with pleasure for about a month as the main device.

Meizu M1 Note smartphone review

The smartphone of the Chinese company Meizu was introduced at the end of December 2014. Frankly, I personally did not expect anything new, since we already showed two cool gadgets, MX4 and MX4 Pro, before the New Year. And given that Meizu held four presentations in four months - all the more unusual for a small company. It seems to me that this is an interesting development of the situation: I think that in 2015 we will see the continuation of the M1 Note line, which means that Meizu will have more devices in different price categories. This trend is already being observed: M1 Note costs from 16,000 rubles, MX4 - from 24,000 rubles, MX4 Pro - from 31,000 rubles.

Therefore, the question "what is the M1 Note and who needs it?" should disappear - an affordable smartphone with a Flyme shell, a large screen, a powerful processor, a bright design for young people and not only.

Design, dimensions, controls

I'm not going to lie if I say that the M1 Note is almost a complete copy of the Apple iPhone 5C, but increased in size. I will say more: such a move is almost always perceived positively. Of course, in the comments we read the opposite: they say, nonsense, the Chinese copied everything from the "apple". However, as a rule, such comments are also written from some Jiayu, Umi, Thl or Xiaomi :)

The M1 Note has the following dimensions of 150x75x8.9 mm and weighs 145 grams. Oddly enough, it feels thinner and lighter in the hand. Even a 5.5-inch screen doesn't feel big. I don’t know what this is connected with, but those to whom I gave the gadget to “play” noted the same thing. It lies very comfortably in the hand due to the sloping edges, elongated body shape. I think that this is one of the most successful smartphones in terms of ergonomic design. An extremely nice device in that sense.

There is, however, a small minus in such a design - the M1 Note often slips out of the hands, especially when the hands are wet. One more thing: since the front side is dark in color, you sometimes confuse the top and bottom of the device, and you rarely pay attention to the light circle.

The screen is protected by 3rd generation Corning glass. During the month of the most active use, not a single scratch remained on the glass, despite the fact that the gadget was worn with other things, including keys, USB cables, portable chargers, phones with metal covers, and so on.

There is an oleophobic coating. Believe it or not, but again I have to say that the M1 Note is one of the best in terms of screen coverage with an oleophobic layer. Fingerprints are almost invisible, and if traces remain, they are erased very easily. Your finger glides across the display smoothly and easily.

The rest of the case is made of glossy plastic. Many colors: white, blue, yellow, green and pink. However, only white is available in Russia so far. The rest later.

The plastic is ordinary, nothing super original. During the period of use, scuffs appeared on the back panel just above the logo and flash, on the sides on the right and left. It's almost invisible on a white background. It’s right that they didn’t get smart with black plastic - it would have looked much worse.

The back cover smoothly transitions to the ends and partially protects with a thin rim on the front panel.

In general, the materials are ordinary, but reliable and practical.

The speech speaker is on top, covered with a thin metal mesh. Its volume is high, the interlocutor is heard clearly and legibly, the timbre is pleasant: there are enough high and low frequencies, the middle ones are pleasant, not booming. Compared to the MX4 and MX4 Pro, they probably have a slightly better speaker, but not by much.

Right - light and proximity sensors. If there are no questions to the first, then the second fails. During a call, the screen backlight most often does not turn off, you have to "search" for the position of the phone. An obvious bug in the firmware, but I hope it will be fixed. Even to the right of the sensors is the front camera.

This device has one touch button on the body - below the display. It is marked with a white translucent phosphoricidal paint (in the dark, after illumination, it still glows with a weak green light for some time). Button illumination is bright. Flashes when skipping an event. Performs the function of exit to the main screen. If you “swipe” on it towards the screen, the backlight of the display is activated. Long hold during operation of the device - blocking. Quite convenient, given that the power button is located on the top.

Bottom - the main microphone, micro-USB and speaker. The hands-free speaker is located, it seems to me, not very well, because when watching a video you often have to cover it with your hand. However, it's a matter of habit.

Top - 3.5mm headphone jack, second microphone for noise reduction, power button. I didn't like the button. It is tight, there is practically no move, that is, it is not clear whether you pressed it or not. Perhaps I had such a sample.

Left - two separate keys responsible for volume control. They have a characteristic “click” sound.

On the right is a tray for two microSIM cards.

The camera eye, slightly recessed into the body, dual LED flash are located on the back of the device.

In my opinion, outwardly the device turned out to be relatively simple, but at the same time, very convenient to use, practical in terms of the materials used. I have been using it with pleasure for about a month as the main device.

Meizu M1 Note smartphone review

The smartphone of the Chinese company Meizu was introduced at the end of December 2014. Frankly, I personally did not expect anything new, since we already showed two cool gadgets, MX4 and MX4 Pro, before the New Year. And given that Meizu held four presentations in four months - all the more unusual for a small company. It seems to me that this is an interesting development of the situation: I think that in 2015 we will see the continuation of the M1 Note line, which means that Meizu will have more devices in different price categories. This trend is already being observed: M1 Note costs from 16,000 rubles, MX4 - from 24,000 rubles, MX4 Pro - from 31,000 rubles.

Therefore, the question "what is the M1 Note and who needs it?" should disappear - an affordable smartphone with a Flyme shell, a large screen, a powerful processor, a bright design for young people and not only.

Design, dimensions, controls

I'm not going to lie if I say that the M1 Note is almost a complete copy of the Apple iPhone 5C, but increased in size. I will say more: such a move is almost always perceived positively. Of course, in the comments we read the opposite: they say, nonsense, the Chinese copied everything from the "apple". However, as a rule, such comments are also written from some Jiayu, Umi, Thl or Xiaomi :)

The M1 Note has the following dimensions of 150x75x8.9 mm and weighs 145 grams. Oddly enough, it feels thinner and lighter in the hand. Even a 5.5-inch screen doesn't feel big. I don’t know what this is connected with, but those to whom I gave the gadget to “play” noted the same thing. It lies very comfortably in the hand due to the sloping edges, elongated body shape. I think that this is one of the most successful smartphones in terms of ergonomic design. An extremely pleasant device in this sense.

The M1 Note has the following dimensions of 150x75x8.9 mm and weighs 145 grams. Oddly enough, it feels thinner and lighter in the hand. Even a 5.5-inch screen doesn't feel big. I don’t know what this is connected with, but those to whom I gave the gadget to “play” noted the same thing. It lies very comfortably in the hand due to the sloping edges, elongated body shape. I think that this is one of the most successful smartphones in terms of ergonomic design. Extremely pleasant device in this sense.

There is, however, a small minus in such a design - the M1 Note often slips out of the hands, especially when the hands are wet. One more thing: since the front side is dark in color, you sometimes confuse the top and bottom of the device, and you rarely pay attention to the light circle.

The screen is protected by 3rd generation Corning glass. During the month of the most active use, not a single scratch remained on the glass, despite the fact that the gadget was worn with other things, including keys, USB cables, portable chargers, phones with metal covers, and so on.

There is an oleophobic coating. Believe it or not, but again I have to say that the M1 Note is one of the best in terms of screen coverage with an oleophobic layer. Fingerprints are almost invisible, and if traces remain, they are erased very easily. Your finger glides across the display smoothly and easily.

The rest of the case is made of glossy plastic. Many colors: white, blue, yellow, green and pink. However, only white is available in Russia so far. The rest later.

The plastic is ordinary, nothing super original. During the period of use, scuffs appeared on the back panel just above the logo and flash, on the sides on the right and left. It's almost invisible on a white background. It’s right that they didn’t get smart with black plastic - it would have looked much worse.

The back cover smoothly transitions to the ends and partially protects with a thin rim on the front panel.

In general, the materials are ordinary, but reliable and practical.

The speech speaker is on top, covered with a thin metal mesh. Its volume is high, the interlocutor is heard clearly and legibly, the timbre is pleasant: there are enough high and low frequencies, the middle ones are pleasant, not booming. Compared to the MX4 and MX4 Pro, they probably have a slightly better speaker, but not by much.

Right - light and proximity sensors. If there are no questions to the first, then the second fails. During a call, the screen backlight most often does not turn off, you have to "search" for the position of the phone. An obvious bug in the firmware, but I hope it will be fixed. Even to the right of the sensors is the front camera.

This device has one touch button on the body - below the display. It is marked with a white translucent phosphoricidal paint (in the dark, after illumination, it still glows with a weak green light for some time). Button illumination is bright. Flashes when skipping an event. Performs the function of exit to the main screen. If you “swipe” on it towards the screen, the backlight of the display is activated. Long hold during operation of the device - blocking. Quite convenient, given that the power button is located on the top.

Bottom - the main microphone, micro-USB and speaker. The hands-free speaker is located, it seems to me, not very well, because when watching a video you often have to cover it with your hand. However, it's a matter of habit.

Top - 3.5mm headphone jack, second microphone for noise reduction, power button. I didn't like the button. It is tight, there is practically no move, that is, it is not clear whether you pressed it or not. Perhaps I had such a sample.

Left - two separate keys responsible for volume control. They have a characteristic “click” sound.

On the right is a tray for two microSIM cards.

The camera eye, slightly recessed into the body, dual LED flash are located on the back of the device.

In my opinion, outwardly the device turned out to be relatively simple, but at the same time, very convenient to use, practical in terms of the materials used. I have been using it with pleasure for about a month as the main device.