Meizu is a vendor of electronic devices from China that has been established for 15 years since its establishment in March 2003.

You could say Meizu itself is one of Xiaomi's rivals in terms of creating attractive specs, but it has an affordable price and a modified ROM of its own.

Now Meizu has brought a new smartphone that challenges the Xiaomi Redmi 5A on the Indonesian market, the Meizu M6. In addition to hardware specifications, Meizu also provides a low price on this smartphone to match the Redmi 5A.

Well, a few weeks ago I had the opportunity to test the Meizu M6 used in everyday activities. For this reason, for Gadgets who are curious about the advantages, disadvantages, and various features of the M6, you can see the review article as follows:

Attractive design


Although priced at a cheap price, Meizu is able to display an attractive and sturdy design on this M6. Even the rear body looks made of metal, even though the material is polycarbonate or platinum.

If I look in plain view, the design of the Meizu M6 is better than the Redmi 5A. Especially with the presence of the physical home button on the front that can be easily reached by users.

But it turns out the physical navigation buttons, home, and recent are in the form of virtues on the screen so that it is easily accessible when in low light or dark conditions. On the right side there are volume and power buttons arranged vertically, making it easier for me to be able to do a combination of screenshots quickly using only one hand.

While on the left there is a SIM Tray as a place to store SIM cards and microSD cards. You could say the slot that is owned by SIM Tray is hybrid so I have to have a combination of two SIM cards without microSD or one SIM card with microSD.

Switching on the bottom there is a microUSB 2.0 port and speaker. Furthermore, at the top there is a 3.5mm audio jack port. This Meizu M6 uses a single camera combination on the front and rear.

Camera


Regarding photography, you could say Meizu has tried hard to present a camera on the M6 ​​that can produce good quality photos considering the affordable price. You could say this smartphone camera can compete with Xiaomi Redmi 5A.

Meizu pinned a 13 MP main camera with f / 2.2 aperture and Detecton Autofocus Phase on the M6 ​​so that it can produce good photos with fast enough focus locking. To assist in taking photos in low light conditions, dual-tone LED flash has also been presented just below the main camera.

When using the main camera, the Meizu M6 camera default application will feature several features ranging from photo, beauty, video, slow motion, pro, time-lapse, panorama, scan, HDR, and GIF to make users create.

Furthermore, the front camera of this smartphone has an 8 MP resolution with an f / 2.0 aperture that is enhanced by the beauty, photo and video modes that can accommodate selfies or video calls quite well. For that, for Gadgets who are curious about the quality, you can see the results of the photo as follows:

Fingerprint sensor


You could say the Meizu M6 is superior to the Xiaomi Redmi 5A at an affordable price because it has a fingerprint sensor pinned on the physical home button on the front. Besides being able to detect fingerprints quickly, Meizu M6 also allows users to register 5 different fingerprints at once.

Not only to unlock the smartphone, the Meizu M6 home physical button can also be used to receive phone calls only in one tap or to authorize digital payments safely.

HD + Flyme OS screen


The Meizu M6 itself is equipped with a 5.2-inch HD resolution (1,280 x 720 pixels) and IPS technology. With the presence of this technology allows me to still be able to see images on the screen up to a 178 degree slope angle.

Like Xiaomi's MIUI, Meizu has also pinned its own modified ROM named Flyme OS 6.2 based on the Nougat 7.0 Android operating system complete with features, such as dual split multi-tasking that allows two applications to run on one screen at a time.

In plain view, the interface of Flyme OS itself is almost similar to the colorful MIUI 9. Besides that, I can also replace it with a variety of themes that can be downloaded on the Theme application. In addition, there is also Easy Mode which is very useful for parents or elderly because it will present a simple display with large icons so that users can easily access the application.

Battery Life


In addition to performance and features, of course many are curious about the battery life capabilities of this Meizu M6. At first glance, Meizu itself pinned a 3,070 mAh battery on this one smartphone.

To try out the battery endurance, I use Meizu M6 in daily activities ranging from chat, SMS, telephone, social media, listening to music, watching videos, playing games, and browsing the internet.

The result I managed to get the Meizu M6 can survive on average for 6 hours 30 minutes when used in daily activities ranging from 100 percent to a critical point of 15 percent. For the record, I use one SIM card that is active on the 4G-LTE network so that the results will be different when using two SIM cards.

Performance


The runway of the Meizu M6 is entrusted to the MediaTek MT6750 Octa-core with a combination of Quad-core Cortex-A53 speed of 1.5 GHz + Quad-core Cortex-A53 with 1 GHz speed complete with GPU Mali-T860MP2.

To compensate for the capabilities of the chipset, Meizu has also presented 2 GB RAM and 16 GB of internal storage that can be added microSD up to 256 GB. On paper, this hardware specification is indeed interesting.

To prove its performance, I did a test by using it in running applications multitasking and playing some games that could be popular now.

As long as RAM is still left over, running applications multitasking on the Meizu M6 still feels smooth. Although sometimes the lag is still a little felt. Meanwhile, I tested the toughness of this smartphone with several games like Mobile Legends and Arena of Valor still running smoothly.

But the gadget should do graphic settings from these two games to medium or low quality in order to make it run smoothly. Unfortunately, this Meizu M6 cannot install PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) games from the Google Play Store so that Gadgets can search for the APK of this game on the internet.

I myself tried to play the PUBG game on the Meizu M6 and the results were broken when the graphics were set to medium quality. For that, the gadget can adjust the quality of the PUBG to low to make it more smooth.

Not only testing games and applications, I also benchmarked using the Geekbench application. The result is that the Meizu M6 managed to get a Geekbench score that reached 604 points for single-core testing and 2,519 points for multi-core testing.

Of course the multi-core score of the Meizu M6 is higher than the Xiaomi Redmi 5A which gets 1,877 points. You could say, Meizu M6 is superior compared to Xiaomi Redmi 5A in terms of performance.

Conclusion

Even though the product will have a normal price of Rp. 1,199,000, the Meizu M6 itself is priced at Rp. 999,000 at the start of its sales to date in Indonesia. This is also similar to the Xiaomi Redmi 5A which was originally priced at Rp. 999,000, but thanks to its scarcity that made the price soared to above Rp. 1,199,000.

With that cheap price, Meizu M6 can be the smartphone choice considering the presence of fingerprint sensors, attractive designs, and reliable performance. Unfortunately the SIM and microSD card slot is still a hybrid smartphone so users can only use 1 SIM card when using a microSD card too.