Meizu M6T Takes On The Redmi 5 With Dual Cameras

Meizu has announced its latest release for the budget segment, the Meizu M6T powered by a Mediatek chipset and dual cameras at the back. The phone is meant to take on the super cheap smartphones that retail for less than 1000 Yuan (~$150) which means the 6T will compete with a couple of popular Xiaomi phones in this segment. Despite its sub-1000 Yuan placement, the phone isn’t all about budget hardware. There are a few features that makes it stand apart from the competition and let’s take a look at them in detail down below.

The Meizu M6T is powered by the MediaTek MT6750 chipset. Personally, I would have preferred something like the SD450 on board, similar to the Xiaomi Redmi 5 but it should still be good enough for powering a budget device. There are three storage variants available: 3+32GB, 4+32GB, and 4+64GB. Further, the back is polycarbonate and looks pretty premium for a low-end device. The dual cameras are arranged vertically at the center with the flash above and the fingerprint sensor below. I believe this is the first time Meizu has decided to go with a rear placed fingerprint sensor. Overall, the M6T is a good looking budget phone and personally, I would prefer it over Redmi 5’s back design. You get three color options, black, champagne gold, and a red one too!

The display is pretty big at 5.7-inches and there’s a decent HD+ 1440 x 720p resolution too, so it conforms to the recent 18:9 display trend. But what makes the Meizu M6T really special among its peers is the presence of a dual camera setup at the back. The setup is just basic with a 13MP + 2MP IMX278 RGBW setup, said to be good for bokeh portraits. The front features an 8MP f/2.0 shooter with ArcSoft beauty algorithms. Overall, the M6T boasts a better camera setup than the Redmi 5.

Another highlight of the Meizu M6T is the presence of the Super mBack button. Its not really a physical button, but this one button can take care of all of your navigation needs. First seen on the Meizu M6S, now it’s present on almost all of the company’s recent phones. Inside, the phone has a 3300mAh battery with 5V 1.5A charging, which isn’t exactly fast charge, but decent enough for a budget device. Other features include infrared sensor, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi n, and support for TDD-LTE B34/B38/B39/B40/B41, and FDD-LTE B1/B3/B8.

For a starting price of 799 Yuan ($125), the Meizu M6T looks like a winner. If you want better variants, you’ll have to shell out 999 Yuan ($155) for 4GB + 32GB and 1099 Yuan ($171) for 4GB + 64GB variants respectively. Note that the storages are expandable up to 128GB via MicroSD.