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Meizu M2 Note VS Alcatel OneTouch Flash Plus

The smartphone battle continues to heat up especially in the sub-Php10K offering. Now we have new contender that was just recently released in the country – the Meizu M2 Note. Priced at under Php7K it has a 5.5-inch FHD display, and MediaTek octa-core CPU and Android Lollipop. Now we’re going to pit it against another popular smartphone in the same price range – the Alcatel OneTouch Flash Plus.

Meizu M2 NoteAlcatel OneTouch Flash Plus
5.5-inch Sharp IGZO IPS Full HD display5.5-inch IPS HD display
AGC Dragontrail/NEG T2X-1Asahi Dragontrail Glass
1.3GHz MediaTek MT6753 octa-core CPU1.5GHz MediaTek MT6752 octa-core CPU
Mali T720 MP3 GPUMali T760 MP2 GPU
16GB internal storage16GB internal storage
up to 128GB microSD cardup to 64GB microSD card
13MP rear camera, f/2.2, Samsung CMOS, dual-tone flash13MP rear camera, f/2.2, Sony IMX214, LED flash
5MP front camera, f/2.08MP front camera
Dual-SIM, Dual-LTEDual-SIM, Dual-LTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/nWiFi 802. 11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0
Flyme 4.5 (Android 5.1 Lollipop)Android 4.4. KitKat
3,100mAh non-removable battery3,500mAh non-removable
150.9 x 75.2 x 8.7mm152.3 x 76.4 x 8mm

Winning features

Meizu M2 Note:
• Higher resolution display
• Support for 128GB microSD cards
• Android Lollipop out of the box
• Dual-tone flash

Alcatel OneTouch Flash Plus:
• Higher CPU clock speed
• Higher front camera pixels
• Larger battery
• Slightly thinner and lighter
• Lower price
• Has a dedicated microSD card slot

Both smartphones are available at Lazada. See listings below:
Meizu M2 Note (16GB)
Alcatel OneTouch Flash Plus

For under Php7K, which phone are you going to get? The M2 Note or the Flash Plus? Share your thoughts in the comments field below.

You can read our review of the Alcatel OneTouch Flash Plus here.

ALSO READ: Top Ten Smartphones under Php10K (mid-2015)

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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40 Responses

  1. Name: says:

    I’ll be getting the m2 note. For me, they have implemented well the Android platform than the cartoonist look of os of the rival. Yet, it has better camera based on reviews, though it is a sim tray high breed, its still fine for me.

    • istingki says:

      wow high breed? hindi ba low breed? akala ko hybrid? LOL

    • badong says:

      wow high breed? LOLOLOL alam na this.

    • giogagz says:

      Ask ko po kung dual LTE po talaga ang M2 note as per sir yuga? Nabasa q kc sa NDTV na sim 1 ay LTE at ung sim 2 ay 2G lang.

    • tse says:

      Wag arte namali lng ng spelling dhil sa auto checker ng keyboard… Nbili ko na ung hybrid fone na m2 note d k pa rin alam kelan mainstallan ng google play game so di ko malaro ang coc ko dto… Pero mganda ang camera nya udeal s mga mahilig magpic for fb… Ok din maski s gabi…

  2. Kofty says:

    Already bought the m2 note… Why? It just looks sooo much nicer. The AFP looks like something from 3 years ago. It is ugly as hell.

  3. kontrabida says:

    I think m2 note is better in terms of design, camera, software, display, and OS updates. Kahit na medyo mas mabilis ung processing speed ng AFP, i think hindi naman ganoon kalaki ung difference sa performance.

  4. reader says:

    Do take note, Alcatel is not a true world phone. The phone supports only 2 bands for 3G. Meizu M2 Note supports 4 bands for 3G. So if you are a traveller, Meizu is a better choice

  5. Silvernaut says:

    I have both phones the m2 note was just delivered today and dare i say m2 is really better- the afp lags constantly i dont know why i have to keep closing apps and its front camera is ugly and stock launcher as well. The camera app is pangit as well walang manual mode compared sa m2.though i have to give it to afp for having free screen protector and has free good quality headset..

    • par says:

      sir, hows d available RAM of M2 note?iv read n d net dat its only 600-700 available remaining RAM out of 2G..thnks

  6. Evolved Hydralisk says:

    I really don’t get these ” versus ” articles here in Yugatech. Simply listing their specifications alongside each other, and pointing out obvious “winning features” doesn’t really bring much to the table. This is lazy writing. Pitting them against each other with actual tests would be much preferable, don’t you think?

  7. glenn says:

    Yugatech, pwde nyo bah e VS. ang M1 note at M2 note. PLEASE???

  8. Manny says:

    Ang daming pakawala ng Meizu dito. Hindi kasi kumita sa flash sale. Paki correct na lang YugaTech.. Kaya din ng Flash Plus ang 128gb MicroSD. Yun M2 Note, either dual Sim lang or expandable. Hindi pwede pareho. Ang Antutu ng Flash plus nasa 40,000. Ang Meizu 30k lang, pang 2 years old na phone.

    • Jackpot says:

      Nasaktan si flashy manny. Yun na pinagmamalaki ng swanget na “plash plash” mo, antutu score? Sabagay, pag nalaman ng mga chics yun siguradong SCORE! LOL! Mas optimized and software ng M2 note kaya hindi pansin ang difference. Anong susunod mong bala, masmanipis ang AFP mo? Mga lakwents hahaha

    • Generic says:

      Yung camera quality ng AFP, pang 2 year old phone din.

    • Manny says:

      Haha. Optimized pala. Kaya pala 600 MB na lang Available Ram kahit walang nakabukas na app. At nagha-hang na pag marami ka na nabuksan na app.

    • Jackpot says:

      Wow may masabi lang, kahit imbento, haha! Wala na, sira na credibility mo mag comment dahil puro ka imbento, wala ka namang M2. O sya, sayang lang ora ko sa mga gunggong na tulad mo. Rakenroltudawuuurld

    • Manny says:

      @Jackpot, sa mga tulad mong walang kwentang tao huwag ka masyado masaktan kung flop yun gadget mo. Facts lang ang pinag uusapan dito, wala akong magagawa kung masyado mo mahal M2 mo. Actually, naaawa ako sa iyo. Ang babaw mo. Jologs.

  9. unknown says:

    “Meizu M2 Note VS Alcatel OneTouch Flash Plus”
    How about Cherry mobile Flare X .. who is the best among the rest?

  10. bern says:

    My plan was to get AFP last July 21 and I was close to get through but unfortunately I missed out because it was sold out fast. I was frustrated and decided to wait for future AFP sale.

    Unfamiliar with M2 note and have read that it would be rolled out on July 22 on Lazada. Out of curiosity I googled its spec and found out it is almost same with AFP yet with higher screen resolution made from Sharp IGZO display which vaunted by many reviews as advanced.

    I was still hesitant to buy because its price is higher but lazada has convinced me when they offered me with 12% discount thru its mobile app. I ordered right away and I got mine for P6,240 COD yesterday.

    I’m now a happy camper.

  11. inis says:

    m2 note s the better between the two in looks and performance, problem is the m2 note uses one of the sims tray as sd card slot, which u have to prioritize storage of course, but for most pinoys, dual sim is important, i would not compromise, i want both, expandable storage and dual sim, which explains why AFP would sell better for pinoys than the m2 note

  12. Red. says:

    Pano ka po nakukuha ng 12% discount sa lazada?

    Ganun pa rin ba tong bagong mediatek hirap sumagap ng 4g compared sa snapdragon or nag improve na po ba?

    • bern says:

      upon check out thru its mobile app there is an option to enter promo code, these discount/voucher codes are usually being flashed on. If I remembered correctly the code that I had applied was EFLLESS12.

  13. archie says:

    Camera at battery ng meizu. Kahit mas malaki ang battery ng alcatel, mas optimized naman ang sa meizu. At dahil may Novotech distributor, mas madali itong mabibili itong mabibili compared sa flash sales.


  14. unknown says:

    bakit walang headset na kasama pag bumili ng meizu m2?

  15. Ako Lang says:

    Sana may comparison din with meizu m2 note with xiaomi 4i

  16. Giogagz says:

    Guys sa nakabili ng meizu m2 note confirm ko lang po kung dual LTE ang meizu m2 note. I have meizu m1 note pero sim 1 lang ang LTE at ang sim 2 ay GSM or 2G only. Thanks sa sasagot.

    @sir yuga confirm ko kung dual LTE ba talaga si meizu m2 note. Thanks.

  17. Badong says:

    Here are my thoughts. Isipin mo nlang kung ano importante sayo. Yes ang afp mas mataas benchmarks, but di actually yun importante in real life. Mataas na battery at hd screen, kaya tatagal talaga. Pangit lng design ng afp at os.

    Ang meizu full hd tas dragontrail glass pa. Matagal din ang battery kase lower clockspeed at newer processor plus 3000+mah battery pa. Maganda pa design at os.

    Personally, id prefer m2 note because of my media consumption na pangmatagalan. Kung puro ka gaming, mag afp ka sguro. Or better yet antayin mo flare x.

  18. Ice says:

    i think it’s best to buy Lenovo A7000. Combination of great performance and design. Bakit? for me ito ang 2nd in display and design next to M2 Note tapos pareho lang sila ng specs ng AFP. Me Dolby Atmos pa, with free screen protector and case at pwede syng mabili in physical stores.

  19. alpotz says:

    available pa ba to ngayon sa lazada..bka e2 nlng kukunin ko…di ako mka avail ng afp ehhh….lge nauubosan
    my service center din ba sila?

  20. badong says:

    Ill do you guys a favor and tell you guys the truth. I have both flare x and m2 note. flare x’s performance is flawless. Its on par with high end phones. m2 note is also nice. not as fast but gets the job done. I really like m2 note. its simple and light and nice looking. But flyme is full of bugs. its fuckin frustratin. I am using both phones, while I love using m2 note, its flare x that gets most of the jobs done.

  21. powerVR says:

    m2 note does’nt have fm radio….sayang!!!!! bye m2! hello zenfone 2!

  22. itMARK says:

    May Meizu M2 Note ako, ang masasabi ko lang ay maganda ang design ng M2 compared sa AFP. Single button lang ang makikita mo sa kanya at un ung home button na kasama na rin ang back function sa button na un(tap to back function at press to home function). Malinaw na malinaw ang screen niya kahit hindi ka nakafull brightness. Kelangan lang ng screen pro o TG kasi sa pagkakaalam ko wala siyang protection tulad ng gorilla glass o dragon tail, madulas din ang back cover sa likod kaya need ng case. Maganda ang front cam nya kahit 5mp lang siya, malinaw na malinaw kapag sa well lit environment(kasi wala naman flash front e). Rear cam? Mas maganda kasi dual tone flash sya kaya kahit sa poor lit environment ay malinaw pa rin. Sa gaming performance ay ok din sya kasi natry ko asphalt 8, real racing 3, ea sports ufc, chaos rings 3, real steel, at Tekken 6(PPSSPP) ay lahat smooth. Matakaw daw sa RAM? Malaki pa ang tira nya, at para san ang size ng RAM mo kung di ito magagamit? OS nya ay Flyme, android 5.1, smooth ang interface nya at mabilis ang response time nya sa mga swipe, touch, etc..

    Ang bug nya ay ung google play games, pero may solution na sa fb group ng m2. May mga software bugs pa pero pero di naman major problems, sa update baka mawala na un at pwede din mag install ng ibang firmware version kung hndi ka makpaghintay sa official updates na nasa fb group din ng m2.

    Note: Wag nyo po ibase lahat sa antutu ang desisyon nyo sa pagpili ng bibilhing smartphone. Pwedeng mataas nga sa score, tapos pagdating sa real world ay hindi siya optimized.

  23. chie says:

    ive ordered now m2 note sa lazada ,still confirming pa.. as i read your comments, parang ok naman sya ..compared sa nagustuhan kong zte blade a711 (google it) . i do hope magandahan ako sa phone lalo na pinaghirapan ko yung pera na yun makabili lang ng ganitong mid-end phone.

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