Meizu M2 Note – is it a flagship or a mid-ranger?
The Meizu M2 Note is one of the many new mid rangers entering the international market coming from Chinese manufacturers. Xiaomi is continuing its journey with the Xiaomi Mi4i, Lenovo launched the Lenovo K3 Note and Meizu launches the Meizu M2 Note, a great example of a cheap, yet feature-filled phone. The mid-ranger costs only $160 on Everbuying, but at a first look, you could mistake this phone for a flagship, which it is not. But it’s not very far from being a rather impressive new release. The Meizu M2 Note boasts with great specs but supports everything with a lower-end processor and average camera, which are a few of the reasons for which the phone is more mid-range than flagship material.
If you quickly scroll through the Meizu M2 Note specs, you might be surprised at a few of the thins that you see and think that you’re reading a much too cheap flagship specs sheet. But if you look closely, you will notice why the Meizu M2 Note is a mid-ranger and not a flagship. First off, trade-offs. Many smartphone manufacturers do this: engineer a phone with great performance, but invest less in display quality and design or whatever combination would suit the buyers best. In our case, the Meizu M2 Note struggles with the camera, and a bit with performance. Although exemplary for a mid-range smartphone, it’s these things that keep it from qualifying as a flagship.
The Meizu M2 Note comes with a huge 5.5-inch display, with an FHD resolution of 1920*1080, which is pretty nice for the price. The display of the device is certainly not sub-par, but I wouldn’t call it above average either. It does what it has to perfectly, and for those of you who don’t want or need to use their smartphones for virtual reality or augmented reality, or even 3D, it could be a great fit. The design of the device is striking, although not premium. The Meizu M2 Note does have a metal frame, but the rest is standard polycarbonate housing. Nonetheless, it has thin bezels on all sides and it’s a very thin, lightweight smartphone.
My favorite features of the Meizu M2 Note are its design and its color palette: fresh and fit for Summer, as you would say. The home button doesn’t fit right well into that equation and it’s the kind of clicky some people find annoying, but other than that, the Meizu M2 Note stays classy weighing in at 149 grams and measuring 15.9*7.52*0.87 cm. That’s an adequate footprint though, seeing as, on the inside, there’s a pretty big 3100 mAh battery. Although more would have been even better, I’m glad to say the Meizu M2 Note battery life is rather refreshing. It does manage to get through three days of light use on occasion, but I would say for moderate users it would be around the two-day mark more often.
Under the hood is where the Meizu M2 Note loses a bit of its hold on you. Although still more than average for a mid-range phone, the Meizu M2 Note is powered by a MTK6735 octa core CPU, backed by a Mali T720 GPU, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB expandable internal storage. Now while that does sound really good on a mid-ranger, and so does Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box and 4G LTE, performance is what will sometimes suffer with the Meizu M2 Note. Although for a moderate smartphone user, occupied more with the social networking and gaming aspect of smartphone ownership, it would hold out ok, when it comes to power users who do business networking, graphics intensive gaming, editing, streaming and such, the Meizu M2 Note has little chances of keeping up with the pace for long periods of time.
The camera, on the other hand, is rather decent. There’s a 13 MP camera on the rear and a 5 MP camera on the rear. Although if compared to the Xiaomi Mi4i camera, the Meizu M2 Note camera loses, it’s a decent camera with autofocus and LED light that can handle Instagram photos well. As with any smartphone, there will be issues in low light and with moving subjects, but video recording is surprisingly good, despite the lack of optical image stabilization, Overall, the Meizu M2 Note is a very well balanced phone, but it does have to stay in the mid-range department because of its performance.
The Meizu M2 Note is a swell mid-ranger, with a slim and sleek design that will appeal to many iOS fans even. Its design is well thought out and its bezelless appearance certainly pulls you in a few feet. For the $160 price, the Meizu M2 Note is undoubtedly a good investment. Whether it will hold out as a daily driver will fully depend on usage patterns and upkeep. Any takers?
Elon Musk is buying Twitter
It appears like billionaire Elon Musk will purchase Twitter after all (via TechCrunch). It appears Musk has run out of options after making an offer to the social network and then attempting to withdraw that offer. The share price of $54.20 that Musk originally proposed has been set.
The sale was set on an unalterable trajectory when Musk informed the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of his intention to purchase.
Before this filing, Musk and Twitter were en route to court. Musk first proposed buying Twitter and afterwards attempted to pull out of the arrangement. His justification for doing so was that he thought 20% of Twitter users might be bots. Musk did not provide any proof to back up this assertion. Twitter, on the other hand, asserted that a maximum of 5% of its users were bots, which is still a significant percentage but not nearly as bad as Musk alleges.
Twitter has the right to sue Musk due to the original conditions of the agreement in an effort to have him complete the transaction. Musk had planned to go to court and attempt to avoid the situation up until this morning. But now that we have this SEC filing, something must have changed. Additionally, Musk had previously offered $54.20 per share before the legal saga got off. It’s a stunning turn of events that portrays Twitter as the winner of this conflict.
Twitter’s stock price soared after the news, as one might anticipate. As of the time this story was published, it was trading at $51.88, a significant increase from $43.84 yesterday.
Best chargers and accessories deal available right now
Gadgets are indubitably a part of our lives. We surround ourselves with them. We read the news on them, keep in touch with their help, listen to music, play games, watch videos and even complete work on them. Over the past few years, new technologies have risen and the accessories have changed a lot too. This is why, we often find ourselves in the situation that we need a second charger but the old one doesnțt fit the new gadget or we would like to charge our devices wirelessly, so we need to purchase new accessories. There is a great accessories deal available right now, thankfully.
Whether you need a charger or just some adapters, you will definitely find what you are looking for at CHOETECH. The company offers crazy price cuts on a great number of products, ranging from adapters, through USB Type C cables, wall chargers, phone holders and phone mounts, phone rings, wireless chargers, wireless audio adapters, car chargers, all the way to power banks. On some products, like the PD-1CA USB Type C Male to USB 3.0 Type A Female Adapter, you can save 88% of their original retail price. Given the fact that the normal price is not too high to start with, it might not impress everyone, but if you are a retailer this accessories deal can make a serious change in your business.
Also, you can save 90% on the H71-C81 Universal Dashboard 360 Rotation Phone Holder. Again, if you are a retailer, this is one of the best deals that could come your way. Even if you are not, but your family members or friends would like one of these items, you can become your favorite person by giving them such a phone holder as a gift. Basically, whether you are a retailer or not, you can benefit from the promotion offered on gadgets and accessories. Of course, you will probably not give USB cables as gifts to anyone, but a nice wireless charging charger pad or a fast wireless charger with a cooling fan will definitely impress anyone who loves their gadgets.
The items are compatible not only with Android devices but also with Apple smartphones and tablets. So everyone will find what they need at CHOETECH. While the promotional prices are just insane, even the normal retail prices of the products are reasonable. In case you don’t need anything right this instance, you could still check out the accessories deal, as you just might find something you would like to have.
Top 5 Cyber Monday gaming console deals
With Cyber Monday slowly and surely creeping on the horizon. A lot of people are looking for an excellent guide for their holiday expenses. GeekReply offers the best 5 deals you can get for Gaming Consoles during Cyber Monday. As price drops happen almost everywhere with major retailers like Gamestop, Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and Amazon competing for the best deal. It’s important to get some help to get the best possible offers available.
Best Xbox One Cyber Monday Deals:
More than ever, a lot of customers will be happy knowing that the Xbox One and Xbox One S consoles are getting the most discounted. However, we also are seeing a great offering from a very unlikely place for the Xbox One X.
AMAZON – Xbox One S 1TB Console – Battlefield V Bundle (Heading)
The Xbox One S is an incredible gaming console. The portability of it might be the biggest attraction for a lot of users. While it definitely isn’t capable of offering native 4K gaming and limiting itself to just upscaling. It literally also offers the best 1080p performance for most games. The addition of HDR is also a big plus as well.
This bundle comes with the game Battlefield V and a 1TB Storage Drive. While there aren’t many positives about the game bundled with the system. It definitely is a great deal that allows you to save up to $70 USD. Alternatively, the Minecraft version of this bundle can actually save you up to $100 USD if you really want to go for the extreme savings.
We feel like this is a better pick for the Xbox One S as the game is a current-gen game where you can see the results on screen more unlike the Minecraft counterpart. However, it’s mostly a matter of which bundle suits your tastes better.
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