Meizu M5s Nfc Yes Or No
Last summer, Meizu released the budget smartphone M3s, which turned out to be very popular due to its good features, a compact metal case and an attractive price tag. It was logical to wait for the continuation. First, the company released the Meizu M5 plastic budgetary, and more recently, the metal M5s was announced. The company decided not to invent something radically new and the smartphone looks like a smaller version of the 5.5-inch Meizu M5 Note with more modest characteristics.
What is it?
Meizu M5s is an Android smartphone with a 5.2-inch HD display, an octa-core 64-bit MediaTek processor, a metal body and a fingerprint scanner.
How is he interesting?
In the current line of budget employees, the company decided to slightly increase the screen, the diagonal is now 5.2 inches, the resolution remains the same: 1280×720. The fingerprint scanner is still under the screen, the body remains metal, but the shape has slightly changed compared to the Meizu M3s. The RAM is now 3 GB, even in the base model, but, no matter how strange it may look, the processor in the new budget is more modest. The Meizu M5s is equipped with an eight-core MediaTek MT6753 (instead of the MediaTek MT6750), we will dwell on this point in more detail in the corresponding section. The main camera in the smartphone is 13 megapixels, with phase detection autofocus and a dual LED flash. The battery has a capacity of 3000 mAh, supports fast charging.
What does it look like?
The front panel of the smartphone looks exactly the same as any other current Meizu smartphone and there is nothing wrong with that. The front panel is covered with a protective glass with rounded edges 2.5D. Glass type not specified, most likely DragonTrail. The frames on the sides are relatively small (especially considering the belonging to affordable solutions):
Under the screen is the traditional Meizu mechanical mTouch button with a metal frame. She is a little drowned. Its functionality is familiar: in addition to the fingerprint scanner, it is responsible for moving back one level when touched and returns to the home screen when pressed:
Above the screen is a speaker grid, front camera, light sensor, proximity sensor and notification LED. The location has changed slightly compared to the M3s, although this does not affect the work in any way:
Differences from its predecessor are already visible by looking on the verge of a smartphone. The body shape itself has become less rounded, more pronounced angles have appeared. On the bottom there is the same set: MicroUSB connector, on the sides of which there are two screws and symmetrical oblong holes of three on each side. As you might guess, an external speaker and a conversational microphone are placed under them. The upper and lower ends are still made of painted plastic for normal antenna operation:
On the left side there is a tray for SIM-cards and MicroSD:
The tray is hybrid, you can install either two nano-format SIM cards or one plus MicroSD:
A standard headphone jack is located on the top of the smartphone:
The paired volume buttons and the power button are on the right side. They are located in a small general recess, as in all recent Meizu models:
Almost the entire back is made of metal, the logo, camera and dual LED flash are located in the usual places for the company. Above and below are plastic inserts. They are painted in a color close to the case, but the minimum difference is still visible:
In top models, plastic inserts are implemented with thin neat strips between the metal ends and the main part of the body. In budget models (and Meizu M5s in particular), there is still a small but tangible recess between plastic and metal:
There are no cardinal innovations, but it seems that the company is gradually trying to work to improve ergonomics. According to personal impressions, Meizu M5s is better in the hand than M3s. At the same time, the length of the M5s is significantly longer, the width is only 2.6 mm.
How good is the screen?
The diagonal of the screen increased to 5.2 inches, while the resolution remained the same: 1280×720, respectively, the pixel density became slightly less: 282 ppi. With my sad eyesight, it was not possible to examine individual pixels. An IPS matrix is used using GFF full lamination technology without air gap. The rest of the claimed characteristics are similar to Meizu M3s: maximum brightness of 380 cd / m2 and contrast ratio of 1000: 1. There is an oleophobic coating, it is better in quality than its predecessor. It is difficult to draw any final conclusions: I had engineering samples on the review. M3s. early without any identification marks on the case and its screen is slightly “greened”, which is not in the sample M5s. To the screen of substantial claims “approximately” No, the colors, the margin of brightness and viewing angles are at a good level, especially considering the belonging to the budget segment, we will study in more detail with the help of a colorimeter:
The maximum brightness is sufficient to ensure that the information remains readable in the bright summer sun, there is no problem with this.
For those who want to know more
The results of measurements using a colorimeter showed that the actual characteristics of the smartphone screen almost correspond to the declared ones: maximum brightness: 384.419 cd / m2, black field brightness 0.413 cd / m2, contrast ratio. 931: 1. The indicators are better than the predecessor (especially with regard to contrast). The screen is not calibrated in the best way, you can slightly adjust the utility:
As you can see in the graphs below, there is a significant overabundance of blue and a commensurate lack of red, resulting in a cold picture. Thermal temperature. about 9450K with a standard of 6500K:
Comparison with competitors:
What about performance, autonomy?
Meizu is sometimes pretty weird about choosing “gland” with the release of new smartphones. Meizu M2 Note was equipped with a weaker processor than the M1 Note. The story repeats itself and the Meizu M5s has MediaTek MT6753 installed at 1.3 GHz, which (despite having a higher serial number) has more modest performance than MediaTek MT6750 in M3s and plastic M5. In this case, it is not fatal, but very strange. There is a suspicion that the company was trying to reduce the cost of production or reduce the energy consumption of a smartphone (or both). In any case, with this screen resolution, the shell works smoothly and the smartphone “pulled” GTA: Vice City, MKX and NFS: No Limits:
All the same Flyme standard operating modes are Energy Saving, Balanced and Productive (in the new version of Flyme 6 this will be organized in a slightly different way):
The smartphone is available in versions with 16 or 32 GB of internal memory, operative in any case 3 GB, it is possible to install MicroSD instead of one of the SIM cards. Immediately when choosing, it’s worth considering the fact that the Flyme 5 shell does not support transferring applications to the card using regular methods (in the 4th there was such an opportunity, the 6th so far I did not have in my hands, I can not say anything about this), so that if there are a lot of applications and games, then you should take the 32 GB option.
Let’s go back to the insides of the smartphone. GPS module works without problems, satellites “catches” quickly:
For those who want to know more
I already wrote above, M3s and M5 work on MediaTek MT6750 with eight cores in two clusters: 4xARM Cortex-A53 at 1.5 GHz and 4xARM Cortex-A53 1.0 GHz and ARM Mali-T860 graphics. In the new Meizu M5s, MediaTek MT6753 is installed with a similar core configuration, but reduced to 1.3 GHz maximum clock speed and a more modest Mali-T720 accelerator, so that the performance in games and synthetic tests will be lower than that of its predecessor. RAM. 3 GB, LPDDR3 is used. We had a test sample with Daily firmware on our review, which does not allow us to install most benchmarks using regular methods, so we failed to thoroughly evaluate the performance: