Meizu M6

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General
Operating systemAndroid 7.0 (Nougat)
DatesAnnounced09/2017Release09/2017
Design
Body143gram72.8×148.2×8.3mm.
Available colorsAvailable
MaterialsCoverPolycarbonateFramePolycarbonate
ProtectionWater ResistantDust resistant
Display
TypeIPS LCD Constantly workingDisplay colors16M
Size5.2inchesScreen/body69%
TouchscreenTouchscreenMultitouch
Resolution720×1280px.282ppi
Features120HzIGZO display
Camera
Primary camera13MPVideo1080p
Front cameraVideo1080p5MPF2.0Frame frequencyFront camera HDRContinuous shooting modeBSILive photosPortrait modeExposure controlTimer
FeaturesAutofocusCamera flashLED flashApertureVideo fps valueLive photosHDRHybrid IR filterVoice command cameraManual focusGeo-location taggingBSIDOFSapphire crystal lens capBurst modeTimerTime-lapse video recordingAnimoji
System
SynchronizationAndroidiOSBlackberryWindows
CPUCortex-A5364-bitCores84x1.5 & 4x1.0ArchitectureARMv8-ATechnology28 nm
Auxiliary cpuQuad-core 1.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A53
BasicChipsetMT6750
Memory cardCard slotMax capacity128 GB
Internal memoryCapacity32GBMemory options
RAM3GB LPDDR3
GPU - Video cardMali-T860MP2350 MHzUser interfaceFlyme
PerformanceBenchmark Antutu 640.100
ApplicationsService and applications
Interfaces
ConnectionNFCFM RadioInfrared port
NavigationGPSGLONASSCompassA-GPS
Wi-Fi802.11 a/b/g/nMIMODual-Band HotspotMiraCastWi-Fi DirectVoWiFiHT80VHT801024QAM
Bluetooth4.0LEA2DPHID
USBUSB 3.0USB 2.0USB type-cMicroUSB
Cellular network
SIM CardMicro-SIMNano-SIMDual SIM Stand-By
Technologiestitle:valueGSMGPRSEDGE2G3G3G Video call4.5GLTEHSPAVideo conversation
Network speed3G download speed42.2Mbps3G upload speed5.76Mbps4G download speed300Mbps4G upload speed50Mbps
Multimedia
SoundHeadphone input 3.5mmHeadphone input 3.5 mm
SpeakerLoudspeakerTHX sound
FeaturesBrowserDocument editor
CodecsMP3MP4WAVFLACeAAcAMRAPEOGGFLV3GP
Power
BatteryLithium Ion3070mAhReplaceable
ChargerMagnetic chargerWireless chargerFast charging
Features
CustomizationChangeable themes
NotificationsVibration
ConrolDual/Multi window
SecurityFingerprint

Meizu M6 overview

Meizu M6 is the first smartphone of the sixth generation in the M range. At the same time — in September 2017 — Meizu M6 Note was launched, it is bigger and more powerful, but it is the earlier model that we consider to be the first. The M6 is a budget option. It has a simple processor of 8 cores, a main camera of 13 megapixels and a new Flyme 6 shell based on Android 7.0 Nougat. The gadget is relatively inexpensive.
There are two options of Meizu M6: the first one with 2 GB of RAM with 16 GB of built-in memory or the second one with 3 GB of RAM with 16 GB of storage. Each version is available in black, blue, gold and silver colors. The first two models look the most respectable. The M6 is a typical junior smartphone from Meizu, it has a good assembly, and the power is enough for the average settings in World of Tanks. It even has a fingerprint scanner! There is nothing superfluous, but there is nothing unique either.
In the autumn of 2016 Meizu launched the M5, the fifth-generation junior model in the M-range. Almost nothing has changed during the year, but the company updated the serial number and released the M6. The differences are so insignificant that we could hardly even mention them. Even the price has remained the same! Let's see why Meizu M6 is better:
  • Fresh Android 7.0. The M5 has a 6.0 version of Android, but Flyme can be upgraded to 6.2 in both options;
  • Screen for 450 nits. It transmits colors more brightly and correctly than the predecessor does;
  • 8-megapixel front camera. The previous model has a similar one of 5 MP;
  • Bluetooth 4.1. In Meizu M5 the technology 4.0 is installed.
What’s more, the dimensions are slightly different — the M6 is by 1 mm higher and by 0.3 mm thicker, so you cannot use old covers for a new version — you will have to buy new ones. Also the Meizu M6 manufacturer declares that there is an ArcSoft technologies support for cameras. This function might be available in the M5 after the firmware update.
The verdict is unequivocal: it does not make any sense to update from the M5 to the M6. it is a good option to do it if you have earlier versions, but you can wait until the autumn of 2018, when the next-generation smartphone is likely to be launched. Or you can take now the M6 Note —- an older model, which is more interesting than the M6.
Meizu M5 & Meizu M6

Pros of Meizu M6


Optimized hardware. Although the chips are not the most powerful ones, thanks to the optimization, the smartphone works smoothly and supports even heavy 3D games on medium settings. As for the launcher and applications, there are almost no complaints;
Quality screen. The IPS matrix with airless glass proves itself perfectly both in the twilight and in the bright sun. Color and brightness do not become worse with natural viewing angles. The screen is sold immediately with the oleophobic coating;
Habitual design and good assembly. Meizu does not experiment. The design is the same as one in the last generation, without any refinements. You get used to it pretty quickly. The case is of high quality, without any gaps and problems with buttons;
Flyme 6.2 from the retail software. It is the newest version of the original shell with a nice design and user-friendly applications. Each needless application can be deleted;
Affordable price. Meizu M6 is a very good smartphone of a medium-budget level. It is difficult to ask for something more for this price.

Cons of Meizu M6


Low quality cameras. The shortcoming of the main camera is a low sharpness along the pictures edges, and the front one hardly copes with selfie making. The problem here is most likely in optics. It would be highly desirable if the quality in poor lighting was better;
The battery lasts only for one day. It is necessary to charge the gadget every night, which is not convenient. After some time smartphone batteries are usually depleted, so manufacturers try to put some additional power supply in them. The M6 does not have it, so after a year the battery charge will not be enough even for a day;
There are no modern sensors: NFC, mCharge, USB-C. The contactless phone payment, fast charger and a new generation connector will not work. Competitors install all these innovations not only in the flagships, but also in the budget models;
Covers from the previous models do not fit. Due to a small increase in size you will have to look for a new cover or a bumper for the M6.

Meizu M6 design and ergonomics

The design of the new version is almost identical to other Meizu smartphones. If you previously had a gadget from this company, then you will not have to get used to it. The usual elements are kept:
  • The central button is at the bottom of the screen;
  • The front camera, the notification sensor and the speaker for the conversation are at the top of the screen;
  • The speaker, microphone and charging connector are on the lower edge;
  • 3.5 mm jack for headphones is on the upper edge;
  • The volume and lock buttons are on the right;
  • SIM-card tray (2 SIM cards or 1 SIM card and 1 microSD-memory card) is on the left.
There are some differences from the usual design. The screen glass is made in accordance with the fashionable 2.5D technology, it is rounded at the edges. It looks good, but it is impractical. If the smartphone falls on the front face, firstly it will hit its glass and not a case. The rear camera is put by 0.5 mm inside the case, which reduces the overall thickness. On the back cover there are decorative strips at the top and at the bottom, and the Meizu logo looks like engraving. This is an illusion, but a beautiful one.
Meizu M6 The mTouch button works too, as in other Meizu devices:
  1. Touch — to return to the previous page;
  2. Pressing — to return to the home screen;
  3. Long pressing — to lock the screen turned on.
As for ergonomics, there are no complaints. It is comfortable to hold the M6 in the hand, you can reach the edges of the screen with one hand, up to the buttons too. The case is reliable and long-lasting. Nothing cracks and there are no gaps even after a while.
Meizu M6

Meizu M6 display

The diagonal is 5.2 inches, there is a familiar IPS matrix, and the glass is uniform without an air gap between the layers. It improves sharpness and contrast. Viewing angles are pleasing — the brightness begins to fall strongly only after 45 degrees, and strange color distortions appear at very high angles, but nobody looks at the screen in this way. The temperature by default is set to cool colors, which can be corrected in the settings.
In general, the brightness is enough for a sunny day, although in the direct sun rays the display becomes invisible. The minimum brightness is pleasant, it does not harm your eyes at night. The function of eye protection is a pleasant one, it corrects brightness and range of colors. The screen recognizes up to 10 touches at one time. And finally, there is a quality oleophobic coating, only some prints remain on the display. The only disappointment is resolution, 1280x720 — it is not enough for modern screens.

Meizu M6 camera

The main module is 13 megapixel, it shoots like all Meizu cameras. In natural light and in the daytime it works almost without any claims, its quality is average. Some problems drastically increase in the night, sometimes the camera simply cannot focus. On the picture edges appear blurred zones, this is typical of daytime photos too. There is a stabilizer and a two-color flash.
The front 8-megapixel camera also corresponds to the smartphone price. It is designed for selfie, although there is no stabilizer or flash at the front. There are different features and filters for portrait decorating in the edit mode. The HDR mode, which increases the contrast, works well.
In addition, the camera can shoot video in 1080p. If it gets completely boring, there is a slo-mo mode, but its quality leaves a lot to be desired.
Daylight photo
Night photoClose-up photoIndoor photo

Meizu M6 performance

Available sensors There is a MediaTek MT6750 chip with 8 cores inside: 4 at 1.5 GHz and 4 at 1.0 GHz. The cores and the processor are not bad, but the frequency of the work seems to be low. Meanwhile, 2 — and even 3 GB of RAM in the improved version is only a minimum for modern smartphones even at a budget level. Hardware optimization is at rather high level: the smartphone works fine in launcher, social networks and browsers. It doesn’t support top-notch games, but "Tanks" and Asphalt 8 can be played quite good on medium settings. Results in the AnTuTu test — almost 40,000, which is higher than the average indicator for budget gadgets.
Particularly pleasing is the number of sensors inside:
  • accelerometer;
  • magnetometer;
  • gyroscope;
  • light sensor;
  • rotation sensor;
  • gravitation sensor;
  • acceleration sensor;
  • orientation sensor.

Meizu M6 software

The gadget runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with the manufacturer’s Flyme 6.2 shell. All owners of Meizu devices can upgrade to this version, but in the M6 it is installed in retail software. Nothing has changed compared to the previous firmware. More settings were added to the camera and gallery, the icons design has slightly changed, and contacts and call now recognize the Cyrillic alphabet.
Some people does not like the Flyme shell itself at all, and someone doesn’t like it even more than classic Android. We recommend testing the smartphone in the store at the stand to understand how much Flyme suits you. The developers have focused on swipes and gestures because there is only one button. Compared with the previous version, there are more unnecessary applications, but they all can be deleted manually.
Important! There is no preinstalled Google Play in Flyme. To download it, go to the pre-installed Chinese App Store and enter "Play Market" or "Play Store" in the search bar. A familiar icon will appear in the results immediately. During the installation, the system will also ask you to install additional Google services — agree to do it.

Meizu M6 sound

The sound in the headphones and without them are two different stories. With the headset connected, you can open the equalizer and adjust the quality to specific tasks: movies, music, conversations. In headphones the volume and the sound span are enough. Compared with the iPhone 7, for example, the volume reserve is less, but it's enough for comfortable listening to speech or music.
There is only one speaker, so there are no stereo effects. It's loud — you do not miss the call, but the sound quality is much worse than one with the headphones. The main claim is about low frequencies, the speaker simply does not support them. Sometimes the sound turns into a squeak. We definitely do not recommend listening to music and watching movies without a headset.

Meizu M6 security

The smartphone has a mTouch button, that is, a fingerprint scanner is installed on it. It is the main way for unlocking. It works in a not quite usual way — firstly, you need to wake up the screen, and only then put a finger. The sensor can also be turned on in the sleep mode. To do this, you need not only to touch the button, but to press it, however the malfunction probability is about 30% in this case. In addition to mTouch, there are also classic locks: a password and a geometric pattern.

Meizu M6 battery

The battery capacity is standard for devices with a screen of 5–5.5 inches — 3070 mAh. The energy consumption of the M6 is average, it is nowhere to spend a lot of battery capacity, so the life time from one charge to another is on average one day and night. It is true if only you use your smartphone not very actively. According to the tests, in non-stop mode at full brightness the battery withstands:
  • 3D-games — 3,5 hours;
  • Web-surfing — 4,5 hours;
  • Movies — 7 hours;
  • Books — 12 hours.
If you reduce the brightness, you can raise these indicators by 1–1,5 hours. The smartphone withstands calmly a standard set of actions consisting of viewing social networks, reading books and watching one series episode in the evening, but you will have to charge it every night. If you turn on power saving or use all functions less often, you can extend the work to 2 days + 1 night.
It doesn’t support fast charging, it is charged from zero to 100% during 2 hours.

Meizu M6 packing and arrangement

Everything is as usual as in all Meizu models. White rectangular box with a model logo, on the back side of which there is a sticker with characteristics. It is separated by dividers inside. The set is also standard:
  • Smartphone Meizu M6 with manufacturer’s film;
  • Charging unit for 1.5 A;
  • USB-microUSB cable for charging;
  • Needle for removing the SIM card tray;
  • Instruction and warranty card.
It is modest, but here there is everything necessary for the work. It would be nice to see at least a protective film, not to mention the glass or the headset. There is no OTG adapter for flash drives, which is usual for modern smartphones. And the manufacturer’s cable itself is not Type C, but simply a microUSB.
Meizu M6 packing

Meizu M6 errors and bugs

Problems in Meizu smartphones are usually linked with firmware bugs, and, rarely with the assembly. We have excellent test samples concerning the case and its parts quality, but everything depends on the quality of work performed by the assembling operators at the plant. Sometimes the central and side buttons are not made and fixed well.
Firmware bugs are found more often. As for Meizu M6, buyers note the following:
  • Accidental activation of Bluetooth. The sensor can be switched on and off by itself. If it is a firmware problem, then it is better to update the system. But firstly, check the "Location" section in the settings and try to turn off Bluetooth Scanning;
  • If the problem is in the operating system, mBack will not work only in touch and return mode. Fingerprint pressing and scanning will be ok. It is solved by updating and upgrading your software.
Less often happen icons bugs on the desktops and screenshots. For example, after update users get duplicated icons of the SIM-card menu or Google Play. The tip is the following: when upgrading, simply take away the card tray. Another option is simply to delete the second icon. Screenshots and photos sometimes stretch or shrink horizontally / vertically — you can also try to reset the smartphone or update the system.

Recommendations for Meizu M6 owners

Many bugs and problems are solved by upgrading the software, which corresponds to the following eight simple steps:
  1. Download the correct firmware version from the international (flymeos.com) or Chinese site (flyme.cn) to the computer. Users note that the Chinese 6.2.0.4A works well;
  2. Turn off the phone completely. It is better when it is fully charged;
  3. Press the power button and + on the volume rocker simultaneously;
  4. As soon as it turns on — release the power button, but hold +;
  5. Put two ticks in the Recovery menu that appears;
  6. Connect your smartphone to your computer;
  7. Download the downloaded update file to the Recovery disc, it is the smartphone itself;
  8. In the M6 menu click Start, the gadget itself will install a new firmware.
That's all. The fact is that the gadget should work better using the Chinese firmware than an international one. Try and check.
Another tip is about native applications. They are not bad, but the quality of the majority of them is lower than the quality of its third-party developers’ counterparts. Especially it is true about the camera. Download, for example, the application Open Camera, and you will see the difference in the photo quality immediately. A similar thing is with the player — AIMP produces a better sound.

Analogs Meizu M6

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PriceProduct ROMRAM
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USDTitle ROMRAM
LG KG800125LG KG800176×2202.0"128MB 1.3 MP80083
Sony Ericsson Satio Idou205Sony Ericsson Satio Idou360×6403.5"256MB 12 MP1000126
BQ Aquaris V239BQ Aquaris V720×12805.2"64GB 4GB 12 MP3100165
Micromax Vdeo 4102Micromax Vdeo 4720×12805.0"8GB 1GB 8 MP4000
Yezz Andy 5E LTEYezz Andy 5E LTE480×8545.0"8GB 1GB 8 MP2100158
Xiaomi Redmi 3182Xiaomi Redmi 3720×12805.0"16/32GB 2GB 13 MP4100144
Samsung I8530 Galaxy BeamSamsung I8530 Galaxy Beam480×8004.0"8GB 768MB 5 MP2000145
Emporia ConnectEmporia Connect240×4002.8"20MB 64MB 2 MP1150110
Oppo A5262Oppo A5720×15206.2"64GB 4GB 13 MP4230168
HTC Touch Diamond2 CDMA171HTC Touch Diamond2 CDMA480×8003.6"288MB 5 MP1500150

Full specification and comparison

Brand Meizu LG Sony BQ
ModelM6 KG800 Ericsson Satio (Idou) Aquaris V
Min. price USD
148
USD
125
USD
205
USD
239
Offers 4
Dates
Announced 09/2017 03/2006 03/2009 09/2017
Release 09/2017 03/2006 10/2009 10/2017
Design
Body
Total weight 143 gram 83 gram 126 gram 165 gram
Dimensions 72.8×148.2×8.3 mm. 48×95×15.2 mm. 55×112×13 mm. 73×148.1×8.4 mm.
Available colors
Available
Moonlight Silver
Champagne Gold
Matte Black
Electric Light Blue
Wine
Bordeaux
Materials
Cover Polycarbonate
Frame Polycarbonate
Display
Protection
Display Dinorex glass
Type
Type IPS LCD TFT TFT resistive IPS LCD
Display colors 16M colors 256K colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size
Size 5.2 inches 2.0 inches 3.5 inches 5.2 inches
Screen/body 69 % 55 % 69 %
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Capacitive Screen
Multitouch
Resolution
Resolution 720×1280 px. 176×220 px. 360×640 px. 720×1280 px.
Pixel density 282 ppi 141 ppi 210 ppi 282 ppi
Power
Battery
Type Lithium Ion Lithium Ion Lithium Polymer Lithium Polymer
Capacity 3070 mAh 800 mAh 1000 mAh 3100 mAh
Replaceable
Battery life
Battery life - waiting 200 hours 360 hours
Charger
Fast charging
System
Operating system
Operating system Android 7.0 (Nougat) Symbian 9.4 Android 7.1.2 (Nougat)
Operating system avaliable Series 60 rel. 5 Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Synchronization
Android
Basic
Chipset MT6750 Snapdragon 435
Memory card
Card slot
Max capacity 128 GB
Internal memory
Capacity 32GB 128MB 64GB
Memory options 16/32GB
RAM
RAM size 3GB 256MB 4GB
RAM type LPDDR3
CPU
Model Cortex-A53 Cortex-A53
Bit 64-bit
Cores 8 Cores 8 Cores
Frequency 4x1.5 & 4x1.0 GHz 1.4 GHz
Architecture ARMv8-A
Technology 28 nm
Auxiliary cpu
Auxiliary cpu Quad-core 1.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A53
GPU - Video card
Model Mali-T860MP2 Adreno 505
Frequency 350 MHz
User interface Flyme
System
Applications
Service and applications Dual/Multi Window

Changeable Themes
Performance
Benchmark Antutu 6 40.100
Camera
Primary camera
Resolution 13 MP 1.3 MP 12 MP 12 MP
Video 1080p
Front camera
Video 1080p
Resolution 5 MP
Aperture F2.0
Frame frequency 30 fps
Features
Autofocus
Camera flash
LED flash
Aperture F2.2
Video fps value 30 fps
Manual focus
Geo-location tagging
Burst mode
Multimedia
Sound
Headphone input 3.5mm
Headphone input 3.5 mm
Features
Browser HTML5 WAP 2.0/xHTML WAP 2.0/HTML, RSS reader HTML5
Document viewer
Document editor
Speaker
Loudspeaker
Codecs
MP3
MP4
WMV
WAV
FLAC
eAAc
WMA
AMR
APE
OGG
FLV
3GP
Features
Customization
Changeable themes
Security
Fingerprint
Notifications
Vibration
Conrol
Dual/Multi window
Health
Absorption rate
SAR EU head 1.58 W/kg (10g)
Interfaces
Navigation
GPS
GLONASS
Compass
A-GPS
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 b/g 802.11 b/g/n/ac
Dual-Band
Hotspot
Connection
NFC
FM Radio
USB
USB 2.0
MicroUSB
OTG
Bluetooth
Version 4.0 1.2 2.0 4.2
LE
A2DP
AptX
Cellular network
SIM Card
Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Stand-By
Technologies
Line number 2
GSM
GPRS
EDGE
2G 850

900

1800

1900
900

1800

1900
850

900

1800

1900
850

900

1800

1900
3G 900

1900

2100
900

2100
850

900

1900

2100
4.5G
LTE
HSPA
Video conversation
Network speed
3G download speed 42.2 Mbps
3G upload speed 5.76 Mbps
4G download speed 300 Mbps
4G upload speed 50 Mbps
Sensors
Accelerometer
Light sensor
Gyrosсope
Proximity sensor