What do you think should be in a sub-$100 phone? (That’s approximately less than Php4,570 in today’s exchange). If it were up to the newly announced Meizu m2 smartphone, it should be a quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 13-megapixel main camera and then some.
That processor is the MediaTek MT6735, which uses Cortex-A53 cores and ARMv8-A 64-bit architecture. As for RAM, we don’t see the 2GB amount often in budget phones—if we’re not mistaken, only the Cubix Cube comes close. The same goes true for the camera: the Meizu m2 features a powerful 13-megapixel shooter with 5-element lens and f/2.2 aperture.
Meizu m2 Specs
- Android 5.1 Lollipop (Flyme 4.5 OS)
- 5-inch IPS LCD (720×1280 HD), ~294ppi
- 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor
- Mali-T720 MP2 GPU
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage
- microSD support up to 128GB
- 13-megapixel main camera, with autofocus and LED flash
- 5-megapixel front camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Dual SIM with dual standby
- 3G HSPA+, 4G LTE
- Bluetooth 4.0
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
- Dimensions: 140.1 x 68.9 x 8.7mm
- Weight: 131g
- 2500mAh battery
Features that further make the Meizu m2 a great bargain are its 5-inch 720p display, 4G LTE connectivity (for both SIM slots) and 2500mAh battery, the last of which delivers up to 12 hours on Wi-Fi use and 10 hours on HD video playback.
The official price of the Meizu m2 in China is 599 Yuan (~$96). No word on Philippine price yet, but considering the price of the M2 Note we can expect the Meizu m2 to sell for around Php5,500 locally.