The hype for mid-range smartphones is always at its peak. One device that struck the hearts of our readers is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X. With the Meizu M6 Note entering the arena, who’s offering do you think will come out on top? Find out here in this episode of specs comparison.
The Meizu M6 Note only recently entered the Philippine market, although it has already been around for a few months. It has a 5.5″ Full HD LTPS display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, a Snapdragon 625 processor, 16/32/64GB internal storage, 12MP + 5MP dual rear cameras with Quad-LED dual-tone flash, 16MP front camera, and 4,000mAh battery with quick charge technology.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X has been considered as a “God” phone by some and has been proven as one of the most popular mid-rangers today. It has a 5.5″ Full HD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, a Snapdragon 625 processor, 32GB internal storage, 13MP rear camera Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF) with dual-LED flash, 5MP front camera, and 4,100mAh battery with fast-charging.
Here are their detailed specs:
|Meizu M6 Note||Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X|
|5.5-inch Full HD LTPS display @ 1920 x 1080 pixels||5.5-inch Full HD display @ 1920 x 1080|
|2.5D Glass Protection||-|
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 2.0GHZ octa-core CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 2.0GHZ octa-core CPU|
|Adreno 506 GPU||Adreno 506 GPU|
|3GB/4GB RAM||3GB RAM|
|16/32/64GB internal storage||32GB internal storage|
|Expandable up to 128GB via microSD card||Expandable up to 256GB via microSD card|
|12MP f/1.9 Dual PD + 5MP f/2.0, Quad-LED Dual tone flash||13MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, dual-LED flash|
|16MP f/2.0 front camera||5MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture|
|4G LTE||4G LTE|
|Dual nano-SIM card||Dual SIM card (micro + nano)|
|GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS||GPS w/ a-GPS|
|Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n||Wi-Fi 802.11ac|
|Bluetooth 4.2||Bluetooth 4.2|
|Fingerprint scanner||Fingerprint scanner|
|Android 7.1.2 Nougat (w/ Flyme 6.0)||Android 6.0 Marshmallow w/ MIUI 8 (Global)|
|4000mAh battery (with quick charge)||4100mAh battery with fast-charging|
|154.6 x 75.2 x 8.35 mm||151 x 76 x 8.4 mm|
|173 g||175 g|
Here are their benchmark scores:
|Meizu M6 Note||Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X|
|Geekbench 4||842 (Single), 4,186 (Multi)||844 (Single), 2804 (Multi)|
|PC Mark||5,817 (Work 1.0)||5888 (Work 1.0)|
|3D Mark||454 (Sling Shot Extreme)||462 (Sling Shot Extreme)|
|Vellamo||2929 (Chrome), 2289 (Multicore), 1217 (Metal)||1,279 (Chrome), 1,384 (Metal), 2,257 (Multicore)|
Here are the advantages of each smartphone from each other.
Meizu M6 Note
+ 2.5D Glass
+ Rear Quad-LED dual tone flash
+ Higher front camera resolution
+ Android 7.1.2 Nougat out-of-the-box
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X
+ Higher expandable storage capacity
+ Pre-installed Google services applications
+ Lesser bugs encountered
Table of Contents
Both smartphones have the 2016 display standard which is a 5.5-inch screen size paired with a Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution. One difference, however, is that the M6 Note carries an LTPS LCD display while the Note 4X has an IPS LCD one. Comparing both display types, both have good color accuracy and viewing angles. The LTPS’s advantage is that it can provide higher picture resolution but will degrade faster over time. As for viewing experience, users will have to pick their preference as both are good and pleasant.
CPU AND GPU
This is somewhat self-explanatory as both smartphones have the same Snapdragon 625 CPU and Adreno 506 GPU. Based on the benchmark scores that we had, they are almost on par with each other. The SD 625 is a decent processor for mid-range smartphones as it gives a smooth and fast performance with an optimized battery management for long-lasting battery life. For gaming capabilities, the Adreno 506 can run light to moderate graphics games with ease.
This is where the two smartphones go on a different path. The M6 Note carries a dual camera setup with Quad-LED dual-tone flash and a higher front camera resolution. The Note 4X, on the other hand, has a slightly higher rear camera resolution with a dual-LED flash and a 5MP front camera. We have taken sample shots from both smartphones which readers can view in these links: (Meizu M6 Note and Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X)
Apart from having good performance and viewing experience, both smartphones also carry high capacities of batteries. The M6 Note has 4,000mAh with Quick Charge technology while the Note 4X has a 4,100mAh battery with Fast charging technology as well. Upon testing the former’s smartphone in our video loop test, it turns out that the device can last up to 18 hours and 36 minutes. We have not yet gotten back on the latter’s battery performance as it had problems when we did a review of the unit. However, based on an educated guess, the Note 4X should also have a result close to the M6 Note.
While it may seem that the M6 Note is having the upper hand with the Note 4X, during our review of the device, we encountered problems with it. There were no Google services applications like Google Play in our review unit, however, You can download the Google Play application via the device’s own app store. We cannot change wallpapers and themes as well on the device due to its current system version.
The Meizu M6 Note is priced at CNY1,299 (~Php9,986.37) (3GB RAM + 32GB ROM) while the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X is priced at Php6,699 (see price listing here).
We are hoping that the company will fix the issues that we encountered during our review with the M6 Note.
In any case, which smartphone do you want to have? Let us know your choice in the comments section below.