Once upon a time, there were only two choices for domestic online consumers to buy a thousand yuan machine. One was Meizu Charm Blue and one Xiaomi Redmi. As the main series of two brands, each generation of Charm Blue Note and Redmi Note models were once thousands. The best products that consumers can’t grab.
As the last product of Charm Blue Note series, Meizu m6 note is also highly sought after with its ultra-high cost performance and the strongest camera of thousands of dollars. It only surpassed 300,000 in Jingdong’s cumulative evaluation, which is very popular.
After Meizu reorganized the brand, no longer enthusiasm for Charm Blue, Charm Blue Note series naturally became the Meizu Note series, and the performance of the first Meizu Note series product – Meizu M8 Note did not reproduce the charm of Charm Blue Note. As of now, Meizu Note 8 Jingdong cumulative evaluation number is only 62,000, and the charm blue Note 6 is a thousand miles away, the Note series is in silence.
Of course, this has some relationship with the pricing positioning of Meizu X8, but in the end, it is still the result of the difference between the competitiveness of the charm blue Note 8 and its competitors, and the consequence is that Meizu’s traditional sphere of influence in the thousand yuan machine market has been affected. erosion.
This Meizu must also be well aware of this, we can see the real realism from the charm blue Note 9, even the excessive force of the traces, “recapture lost ground” has become a self-evident mission of Meizu M9 Notes.
Starting at 1398 yuan ($207.99), but with the domestic first Snapdragon 675, Samsung GM1 48 Megapixel main camera, 4000 mAh big battery, 18W fast charge head, front 20MP custom drip camera, all of these are Meizu M9 Note Contains passion and vitality.
Of course, today’s thousand-yuan market is a different day from the previous years. In the past, the blue sea has already become red and purple, and it has become an arena of blood and land. Can Meizu M9 Note reshape the charm blue Honor and grab back the thousand yuan phone market?
Design & Appearance
Meizu M9 Note’s box, pure white minimalist packaging, the front only has a blue background M9 Note words, people can not help but think of the “blue.
The front of Meizu M9 Note adopts the popular water drop screen design. The screen size is 6.2 inches, 3.1mm narrow frame, and the screen ratio is 89.23%. If there is no accident, the forehead “water drop” should be the smallest “water drop” in the thousand yuan machine. It is. Of course, this is also a hard work pays off, Meizu’s effort in this “water drop” is far beyond the level of a thousand yuan phone, Meizu 16 with the smallest front camera sensor, an extra cost of more than 8 Million yuan, only to customize a 3mm ultra narrow “water droplets”.
The “water drop” further reduces the foreign body sensation it brings, and it is easier to immerse it in the screen content when using it, which also directly improves the positive perception of Meizu M9 Note. The chin of Meizu M9 Note is also worthy of praise in the thousand yuan machine. At the top of Meizu M9 Note, there is only one noise canceling microphone. The bottom of Meizu M9 Note is 3.5mm headphone jack, microphone, Type-C interface, and speaker. On the right side of the phone are the power button and the Home button. On the right side of the phone, there is only one SIM card slot.
Meizu M9 Note supports dual Nano-SIM cards and does not support extended memory cards. The back of Meizu M9 Note. Meizu M9 Note’s frame and back are not made of glass, which makes it feel a little bad, easy to accumulate, lack of some quality. But thanks to this, its weight control is relatively good, only 169g, this weight is called clear current in the market, very suitable for one-handed operation. Meizu M9 Note’s back dual camera and rear fingerprint recognition. It is worth mentioning that Meizu M9 Note comes standard with an 18W fast charge, which is very affordable for users.
Hardware & Performance
If there is a chip that dominates in 2018, then it is undoubtedly the Snapdragon 660. Whether it is the 2000+ domestic flagship or the thousand-yuan god machine below 999, you can see the figure of the Snapdragon 660. To the chicken, you can brush Taobao smoothly. It is just like the predecessor snapdragon 625, leaving the name of “One Generation God U”.
But as described by Andy Beer’s Law: Software will eat up the performance of hardware in 18 months, the so-called “What Andy (pre-CEO) gives, Bill (former Microsoft CEO) takes away”, Snapdragon 660 Also entered the end of the product life, and the successor given by Qualcomm is Snapdragon 675.
In 2019, mobile phone manufacturers finally ushered in the large-scale shipment of the Snapdragon 675. Meizu M9 Note domestically launched the Xiaolong 675 processor, what is the difference between it and the Snapdragon 660?
It can be seen that there are two biggest differences between the two, one is the CPU architecture, the Snapdragon 675 uses Qualcomm’s latest Kryo 460 architecture, and the same model as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Kryo400. The second is that the Snapdragon 675 uses the Samsung 11nm process and has a slight upgrade on the process.
So how much difference does the performance of the two have?
1, Lu Master/Antutu/GeekBench/GFXBench test
Master Lu: You can evaluate and compare the five core hardware of CPU, GPU, RAM, storage and display. It is more suitable for ordinary white users to understand mobile phone related information.
Antutu Introduction: The world’s number one mobile phone/tablet hardware performance evaluation tool can comprehensively examine the performance of all aspects of the device including the user experience, and visualize the ranking. Support multiple mainstream platforms, running points can be compared across platforms.
About GeekBench: A cross-platform CPU performance test tool that accurately reflects the single core and multi-core performance of the device CPU. The test load simulates real-life application design, and the results are more meaningful. It can also measure the performance of GPU graphics.
Introduction to GFXBench: Cross-platform, cross-API 3D benchmarking software that accurately reflects the graphics performance of the device GPU. Multiple test scenarios can fully examine the OpenGL ES graphics performance of the device and enable battery life testing.
Meizu M9 Note ran a high score of 220,000 points on Master Lu and ran a high score of 17.8 and 180,000 on Ann Bunny. Although it did not exceed 180,000, it was about 14 or so compared with Snapdragon 660. The rabbit race has been upgraded to a higher level.
So where is the Snapdragon 675 better than the 660?
The first part is the CPU part. From the GeekBench running point, the Snapdragon 675 single-core running score is 785 points higher than the Snapdragon 660, up 48%; and the multi-core running score is 180 points higher than the Snapdragon 660, increasing by 3%.
You can see that the CPU single-core running of the Snapdragon 675 is crushed by the Snapdragon 660. The strength of Qualcomm’s exclusive Kryo 460 CPU architecture + 2 A76 cores is evident.
Followed by the GPU part, from the GFXBench running points, the Snapdragon 675’s four test items in GFXBench are not much different than the Snapdragon 660.
From the CPU and GPU two running points comparison can clearly see that compared to the Snapdragon 660, the Snapdragon 675 is the CPU part, which is the most obvious impact on the daily use of the APP. Lifting can significantly reduce the stuttering phenomenon.
In addition, although the GPU is not much improved, the CPU is also a reliable plus item for mobile games. Tencent’s intention to propose multi-thread optimization technology to optimize game performance can be seen as the importance of CPU to the game.
Here I use the frame number test software KFMark, the large game “Glory of the King” and “Jesus Survival: Stimulate the Battlefield” to test the performance of the game frame number of Meizu M9 Note.
“Glory of the King”
Here I open the “Glory of the King”, set to super high quality, high resolution, open high frame number mode, multi-thread optimization, the specific frame number test results are as follows.
At present, the high frame rate mode of “Glory of the King” supports up to 60FPS. It can be seen that of mark measured the average FPS of the “Glory of the King” game as 59 frames, the average fluctuation of the frame number is 1.04 frames, and the Meizu M9 Note is basically full frame.
This is a screenshot of the game screen and the number of foreground frames. You can see that the number of frames is kept at around 60 frames.
“Jesus Survival: Stimulating the Battlefield”
Next is the “stimulus battlefield”, where I open the high-definition picture quality, high frame number, and conduct a single-person qualifying game to test. The frame number of test results are as follows:
At present, the highest number of frames in the “Stimulus Battlefield” is only 30FPS. It can be seen that during the game time, KFMark measured the average FPS of the “Stimulus Battlefield” game as 29 frames, and the average fluctuation of the frame number is 0.99 frames.
In other words, even under the pressure of the super-large mobile phone game “Stimulus Battlefield”, Meizu M9 Note still maintains a nearly full-frame game effect, but it is a pity that it is impossible to open 40FPS.
Introduction to PCMark: PCMark is a test software that considers the comprehensive performance of the whole machine. It can accurately reflect the processing performance of the daily use of the mobile phone, and multiple daily test scenarios, such as web browsing, video editing, document writing, photo editing, etc. Perform a battery life test.
It should be noted that PCMark’s running point is biased towards energy consumption, that is, the higher the power consumption and performance of the more balanced mobile phone score.
The PCMark running point of Meizu M9 Note ran 9340 points, which is roughly equivalent to the Snapdragon 845 processor in the leaderboard.
About Androbench: AndroBench is a benchmark application that measures the 4K random storage and storage performance of Android devices, including internal or external storage.
Meizu M9 Note is equipped with a 4000 mAh battery. What is its battery life? Here I use Bilibili animation to play videos online and “Stimulus Battlefield” to test its battery life.
Online video testing
I use the Bilibili client to play online barrage video, 20% volume, 50% brightness, and start playing online for 60 minutes from 100% power.
After 60 minutes, Meizu M9 Note mobile phone has a remaining battery capacity of 89% and consumes 11% of power.
I used the “Stimulus Battlefield” again to test the battery life, still 50% brightness, starting from 89% power, the game 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes of the game, Meizu M9 Note has 80% of the remaining power and consumes 9% of its power.
In other words, Meizu M9 Note watch video life is nearly 11% of 1 hour power loss, conversion can watch video for more than 9 hours in a row; while playing a large game like “stimulus battlefield”, Meizu M9 Note’s battery life performance is Lose 18% in 1 hour, you can eat chicken for more than 5 hours in a row.
9 hours of video life, 5 hours of chicken life, such endurance performance is enough to meet the full life of medium and heavy users.
As a thousand yuan machine, Meizu M9 Note comes standard with an 18W fast charge, very conscience, under the 18W fast charge blessing, Meizu M9 Note charging speed is quite brilliant.
Link WiFi, no card, interest screen charging.
Here, starting from 7%, the screen is charged with a screen, and 40 minutes is charged with 49% of the power. The performance is excellent, and the time is 100 minutes full, exceeding the average level of the thousand yuan phone.
Meizu M9 Note’s rear camera is equipped with a very popular 48 Megapixel camera this year – Samsung GM1, the module has 48MP ultra-high pixels, 1/2-inch large photosensitive area, through pixel four-in-one technology, The 12MP photos that output 1.6μm large pixels take advantage of the outsole sensor.
At present, there are two 48 Megapixel sensors on the market, Samsung GM1, and Sony IMX586. The difference between the two is detailed in the Red Rice Note 7 evaluation before the fast technology, so I won’t go into details here. Let’s see the proofs directly.
There are many disadvantages to the imaging of 48 Megapixels, so many manufacturers buried the 48 Megapixel function deeper, Meizu is no exception, Meizu M9 Note’s 48 million pixel function needs to open the professional mode, manually open in the top function bar. Here I use the default mode to compare the same scene sample with the 48MP modes.
This is the file size of two proofs, which can be seen very intuitively. The sample size in the 48MP mode is about 4 times that of the default mode. This extra MB is the amount of information.
This is the contrast of the two proofs after partial enlargement, it can be clearly seen that the part in the right 48 Megapixel mode is more clear, and the resolving power is suppressed.
First of all, the conclusion is that the nighttime level of Meizu M9 Note is not quite like the level of a thousand yuan machine. Its night scene performance greatly exceeds the author’s expectation. The brightness of the night proofs has exceeded the sensitivity range of the human eye in many cases. The direct performance is that the night scene is very bright, but because of this adjustment, the white balance of the night scene is slightly distorted, and the contrast is insufficient in some scenes. The above scene is an extremely dark environment. Except for the backlit signboard, the rest of the place is almost dark. You can see that after opening the super night scene mode, the background of doors and windows, buildings, etc., and many details of the dark parts are changed from invisible to invisible. As you can see, the effect is quite obvious.
The processor has eight cores. It is common to use APP without a card. The battery can be used in one day. The appearance can be seen on the line. The photo scan code is OK. The price is cheap. The thousand yuan machine must be accompanied by compromises and defects here or there.
As for the performance, the strength of the Snapdragon 675 is obvious to all, Play Games 30 frames full frame, due to the setting cannot test the maximum number of frames of 40 frames, but for now, it does bear the slogan of eating chicken does not card. The traditional strengths of the Note series, such as battery life and charging, do not need to be rumored. Heavy use of the day without stress, standard 18W fast charge is also a compliment.
Taking pictures is one of the biggest surprises brought by Meizu M9 Note. The 48 Megapixel resolution is perfect. The super night scene mode makes the limit dark light no longer a night shot taboo. It is stable during the day and bright at night. It has exceeded the thousand yuan machine. The average photo level.
In general, Meizu Note 9 is a standard thousand yuan bucket machine, the performance of the camera life without a shortboard, and the starting price of 1398 yuan ($207.99) is beyond the expectations of people, we can vaguely see the same year in Meizu M9 Note The shadow of the Note series, in short, if you are trying to start a thousand yuan machine that is good enough and cost-effective, then Meizu M9 Note is indeed the only choice for this price.