Recently, Meizu released the new smartphone, Meizu M5 Note which claims the king of budget 200usd smartphones. Previously, when Xiaomi released Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, and also claims the same slogan. So who is the king of budge 200usd smartphones? yesterday we have compared Meizu M5 Note with Xiaomi Redmi 4 smartphone, we will compare Meizu M5 Note and Redmi Note 4 smartphone to let you know which one is more worthwhile to catch?
According to specs comparison, Redmi Note 4 and Meizu M5 Note have the similar price, but different in processor, battery, OS, color, etc. But in screen, storage, camera, and network they have no big difference.
Meizu M5 Note lower version RAM 3GB ROM 16GB sells at 899 yuan, Meizu M5 Note standard version RAM 3GB ROM 32GB at 999 yuan, Meizu M5 Note Advanced version RAM 4GB ROM 64GB at 1499 yuan, Redmi Note 4 also has three version, Redmi Note 4 Standard version RAM 2GB ROM 16GB at 899 yuan, Standard version RAM 3GB ROM 32GB at 999 yuan, Advanced version RAM 3GB ROM 64GB at 1199 yuan. According to versions comparison, Meizu M5 Note low version has same price as Redmi Note 4 standard version, Meizu M5 Note Advanced version is expensive more. So we will compared Redmi Note 4 RAM 3GB ROM 32GB and Meizu M5 Note RAM 3GB ROM 32GB from the following aspects, design, performance, camera, battery, etc.
In design, Meizu M5 Note and Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 both use all metal body and similar dimensions, they are different in thickness, color, design elements, etc.
Meizu smartphone designs more mature, continuing the design of Meizu M3E with CNC all metal design, 2.5D curved screen on the front, the port on the screen uses symmetrical design, the bottom uses the classic mBack Home button to support fingerprint scanner.
Redmi Note 4 also comes with 2.5D curved glass design, and the ports also in symmetrical design, but there is not fingerprint scanner on the home button, it uses the traditional three virtual button, the front design is not as ripe as Meizu M5 Note.
In the back, Meizu M5 Note uses all metal back cover, the antenna part uses the most common Nano-injection molding process, adding CNC cutting and matte processing,it has added a high gloss semi-circular line in the mid-frame, it has sky grey, Champagne golden, Sapphire blue and moonlight silver. So the design looks very amazing.
Redmi Note 4 uses the similar 9 series CNC diamond cutting all metal back cover, nano-injection molding process, the fingerprint scanner is located on the back, it has grey, silver white and golden color with nice grip feeling and visual effect.
Therefore, in terms of appearance, Meizu M5 Note looks more ripe than Redmi Note 4, the main advantage is the classic fingerprint scanner on the Home button, and it has beautiful semi-circular line and thinner body, more various colors. Meizu M5 Note wins Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 in appearance.
Screen and Performance
Meizu M5 Note and Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 both have 5.5 inch 1080P screen, 450nit screen brightness, 403ppi, but as for contrast, Meizu M5 Note has 1500: 1, but Redmi Note 4 only has 1000:1, in terms of screen specification, Meizu smartphone has a little more advantages than Xiaomi Redmi note 4.
In performance, the processor decides the good and bad of a smartphone, Redmi Note 4 is equipped with Helio X20 Deca core processor, the performance is better than Meizu M5 Note with Helio P10 Octa core processor, so let’s test them by Antutu score.
Meizu M5 Note standard version RAM 3GB ROM 32GB with Helio P10 Octa core processor has got 47,375 points.
Redmi Note 4 RAM 3GB ROM 32GB with Helio X20 Deca core processor has got 84,934 points.
In theory, the higher the antutu score is, the stronger overall performance of the phone is, Redmi Note 4 has beaten Meizu M5 Note in performance.
Here are samples of Meizu M5 Note camera below.
As for camera, Redmi Note 4 and Meizu M5 Note both have front 5MP camera and 13MP back camera, the main camera of Redmi Note 4 adopts Samsung sensor, but Meizu M5 Note uses Sony IMX258 sensor, so in terms of real test of camera, Meizu M5 Note has better user experience than Redmi Note 4 in camera, but not big difference.
Here are photos about XIaomi Redmi note 4 as follow:
Meizu M5 Note is built in 4,000mAh battery, supporting 18W big power rate quick charge, but Redmi Note 4 is built in 4,100mAh battery to support 5V/2A (10W). In terms of battery capacity, Redmi Note 4 has better advantage, but due to the processor, Helio X20 larger power consumption than Helio P10, in real battery life, Meizu M5 Note is more excellent.
As for quick charge, Xiaomi budget smartphones can support 5V/2A quick charge, but Meizu M5 Note equipped with mCharge to support 9V/2A quick charge, equipped with 24W quick charge, but in quick charge aspect, Meizu M5 Note is more powerful than Redmi Note 4.
Redmi Note 4 runs MIUI 8 OS, but Meizu M5 Note runs Flyme 6.0 OS which are both most famous Chinese ROMs, they have their own advantages, just up to your interest and experience.
Meizu M5 Note has its advantages in more beautiful design, battery life, and quick charge, screen, camera, etc, but Redmi Note 4 is more powerful in hardware. In general, Meizu M5 Note performs a little more competitive this time. But if you like playing games and have high needs for performance, Redmi Note 4 is a good choice, otherwise, you can try Meizu M5 Note.