Meizu M1 Note Price $160, Complete Specs, Features : Dual SIM 5.5-inch Full HD Octa Core LTE Phablet in Youthful Colors

Now, you'd have to be either the Grinch or a true-blue Meizu hater not to fall head over heels in love with this upcoming handset.

Meizu M1 Note

Priced at only $160 USD or roughly Php 7,150 with current conversion and before taxes and duties, Meizu M1 Note represents the very best of what the Chinese electronics company has to offer in the entry-level price echelon for the first half of 2015.

Meizu M1 Note

Combining the youthful design identity and vibrant hues of the Apple iPhone 5C with the massive screen size of Apple iPhone 6 Plus, Meizu M1 Note is Dual SIM Dual Standby LTE-enabled phablet that's made for budget-conscious consumers who want nothing but the very best that their hard-earned money can possibly get.

Meizu M1 Note

Slated for international release this coming January 2015, the device is equipped with a 5.5 inch Full HD power-efficient IGZO display (quality should be more or less similar to regular IPS) underneath scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass 3 touchscreen, a 13 MegaPixel autofocus camera with Dual Tone LED flash, 5 MegaPixel wide-angle front cam for selfies, a Full HD video recorder, and a sizable 3,140 mAh battery pack.

Meizu M1 Note

Meizu M1 Note looks great on the outside but it's just as amazing inside. The device runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat based Flyme OS 4.1 with its Octa Core 1.7 GHz MediaTek MT6752 chipset that incorporates eight ARM Cortex A53 CPUs and a Mali-T760 GPU, handles multitasking with 2 GB of RAM, and has 16GB and 32GB internal storage options.

Meizu M1 Note

I've spoken to our friends from Novo7Tech - the official distributor of Meizu smartphones in the Philippines - and they told me that they're doing their best to bring Meizu M1 Note to country the soonest possible time. "There are factors within our control and factors that aren't. But like what we always promise to our loyal followers, we are always doing everything we can to offer the best products to them as soon as we can," they said.

Meizu MX4 is a 2014 TechPinas Badge of Excellence Awardee so it's hard for me not to be excited about this amazing phablet as it dons features reminiscent of best-selling flagship release. But what I'm most thrilled about is Meizu M1 Note's very affordable price tag -- making it more accessible to a lot of consumers, including students and yuppies who aren't quite ready yet to spend more than Php 10,000 on a great smartphone.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name Meizu m1 note
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category Entry Level
Dimensions150.7 x 75.2 x 8.9 mm
Weight 145 grams
Available Colors Blue, Yellow, Green, White, Pink
Operating System Android 4.4.4 KitKat with Flyme OS 4.1
Display 5.5 inches (~403 ppi pixel density), 1080 x 1920 pixels, IGZO (Sharp), capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, Gorilla Glass 3
Processor Octa Core 1.7 GHz ARM Cortex A53 CPU, Mali-T760 GPU, MediaTek MT6752 chipset
Internal Storage 16 and 32 GB options, non-expandable
Camera Main: 13 MegaPixels, 4208 x 3120 pixels, autofocus, Dual Tone LED flash, Samsung Lens, 4x digital zoom, 300° panoramic lens, Blue glass IR filter, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, 5-element lens, F/2.2, 30 photos per second
Front: 5 MegaPixels, OV5670 camera, 4-element lens, F/2.0, 69° wide angle lens, FotoNation smart selfie enhancement, Face AE light boost technology
Video Capture Full HD 1080p 30 frames per second for main camera, HD for front camera (TBC)
Audio and Video Playback MP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC, MP4, H.264
Ports microUSB v2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, 3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, HSPA+; LTE
GPS Yes, with GLONASS and A-GPS
FM Radio Yes
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Gyroscope
SIM Card Type Dual microSIM
Battery Non-removable 3,140 mAh battery
Uptime 60 Hours of Music Play, 40 Hours of Talk Time
Value-Added Features Flyme OS, Top-notch design and specs for an affordable price
Announcement December 2014
Availability January 2015
Price Official: $160 before taxes and subsidies
Price Guesstimate (Philippines): Php 8,000 to Php 9,000

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