Specs Comparison: Xiaomi RedMi 2 vs Meizu M1

Specs Comparison: Xiaomi RedMi 2 vs Meizu M1

Slowly, a handful of Chinese brands have emerged and are offering tempting handsets that offer great value for your money. The two contenders from our usual specs match-up both hail from China and are poised to appeal to the budget market with their recent launches. We pit Xiaomi‘s Redmi 2 against the freshly-announced Meizu M1, with both having the same price point. See how these contenders fare in this toe-to-toe comparison.

The Xiaomi RedMi 2 featured here is the initial release and not the recently-introduced variant with 2GB RAM and 16GB of storage.


Xiaomi RedMi 2Meizu M1
4.7-inch HD IPS OGS display (1280 x 720)5-inch HD display (1280 x 768)
AGC Dragontrail GlassCorning Gorilla Glass 3
64-bit 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor1.5GHz MediaTek MT6732 quad-core processor
Adreno 306 GPUMali-T760 MP2 GPU
8GB internal storage8GB internal storage
with expansion slot up to 64GB via microSDwith expansion slot up to 128GB via microSD
8MP rear camera with LED flash13MP rear camera with LED flash
2MP front camera5MP front camera
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/nWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0
USB OTGnot supported
2,200mAh battery2,610mAh battery
Android 4.4 KitKatAndroid 4.4 KitKat with Flyme 4 OS
134 x 67.2 x 9.2mm140.2 x 72.1 x 8.9mm
132 grams128 grams
CNY699 (approx. Php4,900)CNY699 (approx. Php4,900)

RedMi 2’s Advantage:

  • Higher pixel count
  • Better processing internals

M1’s Advantage:

  • Bigger display
  • Expansion slot up to 128GB
  • 13MP rear camera
  • 5MP front camera
  • 2610mAh battery
  • Thinner
  • Lighter

Equal in:

  • RAM
  • Internal storage
  • Price

The Meizu M1 proved to have more advantage over the Xiaomi RedMi 2 on paper, although the latter runs on better processing internals both in the CPU and GPU department. Both priced in China at CNY 699 or around Php5K, which would you spend your hard-earned cash on if given the choice?

Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

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11 Responses

  1. cris says:

    bakit dun sa unang post nyo eh 2GB ang ram ng redmi 2 at 16gb ang storage?


  2. dontet says:

    Redmi 2 is dual sim and has 2gb version… Game over!

    • gummie09 says:

      Actually, Redmi 2 was initially released with 1GB RAM but complaints arise so they pulled them and announced new stocks with bumped specs.

  3. derp says:

    phone for jejemons.

    • Macki says:

      Dinamay mo pa tong mga china phone sa mga bulok at mas mukhang pang jejemon mong myphone, cherry mobile na phone.

    • Joanni says:

      Jejemon is a description of a characteristic and not buying power! You can be owning an iphone6 and still be a jejemon with your words. Im pretty sure also, that having some lame thought of an items’ amount being described as a “jejemon” would count you as a jejemon ~ having that kind of perception and all ;p

    • Aron says:

      @Joanni, you girl deserve a potato! High five! :D
      @derp, you need to grow up. Seriously.

  4. Aron says:

    @Joanni, you girl deserve a potato! High five! :D
    @derp, you need to grow up. Seriously.

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