MEIZU m2 Note 4G Dual Sim Smartphone, 5.5" 1920X1080 Screen, Octa-core, 2GB RAM 16GB ROM, 13MP/5MP Cameras £101.97 @ FocalPrice
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MEIZU m2 Note 4G Dual Sim Smartphone, 5.5" 1920X1080 Screen, Octa-core, 2GB RAM 16GB ROM, 13MP/5MP Cameras £101.97 @ FocalPrice

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Found 31st Aug 2015
Great price for a decent spec 5.5" Dual Sim phone. IGZO (SHARP) GFF fully laminated FHD screen, all for just over £100 delivered.

Octa-core 64bit MTK6753 1.3GHz processor
Flyme 4.5 based on Android 5.0 operating system
4G network for ultra fast downloading or uploading speed
5.5" SHARP IGZO and GFF full lamination tempered glass capacitive touch screen with 1920x1080 resolution
Supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/A-GPS and FM radio
Supports an external TF card up to 128GB
Powered by a 3100mAh high capacity battery

Brand & Model MEIZU m2 Note
Phone Style 4G smartphone
Phone Standard GSM, WCDMA
SIM Card Configuration Dual SIM card dual standby
SIM Card Type Nano SIM card
Network Support 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz,
4G: LTE FDD 1900/1800/2600MHZ
Operating System Flyme 4.5 (based on Android 5.0)
CPU 64bit MTK6753 octa core 1.3GHz CPU
Messaging SMS, MMS

No O2 4G, but does cover bands 1900/1800/2600MHZ.

Also it's either Dual Sim OR Single Sim + Memory card. Not all three.

Link (Would a Mod be kind enough to correct the non-working link please)

focalprice.com/MH1…GBP

173 Comments

Original Poster

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Great specs for the price! Heat added.

Good price indeed! Another to look out for would be the newly released Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 with slightly faster specs

1920x1080

Original Poster

A good plus for this phone seems to be that both Sim slots are 4G capable. On a lot of other dual sim 4G phones, only 1 slot is 4G, the other usually being 2G. Obviously only one 4G connection can be used at once, but it gives a little flexibility if you have 2 x 4G data connections and need to swap between them - not having to physically swap out the sims.

I've just given my son my old S2, but this would have been a great alternative for him...

oUkTuRkEyIII

1920x1080



​lol, I see what you're doing

Damn. Won't work on o2, is this dual sim active?

Heat added

So is this an android phone?

sw19church

So is this an android phone?



​yes

I have recently got this phone from Amazon and I must admit that it is very good. It tuns Android 5.1, but uses a skin called Flyme, which I like its minimalist feel. I also like the gesture feature.
I have been informed that the 4G only works with 3 and EE. I have 3 4G and the 4g is fine. It has a dual sim/sd card slot. You cannot have 2 sims and an sd card. You can only have 2 of the 3.
I have min mine a magnetic Kilkin flip case that wakes and unwakes the phone (was a bit concerned as it is not Gorilla glass. I think it is Dragontrail from their specs).
If you are looking for a budget phone, then I would really recommend this.

roadie

Damn. Won't work on o2, is this dual sim active?



It works on o2 just not for 4g.

I have the mini version (5") of this phone and I love it. Flyme is a lovely version of Android and the phone feels well made. The battery life is great and it's more than powerful enough to do what I want to do with it. The only negative of the mini version is the screen is 720p but at the price I paid it's not a problem. Obviously 1080p would be better but it's not a huge issue.

You can get the mini version for <£90 if you shop around.

One thing to note: At this price it's almost certainly the Chinese version of the phone. Meizu sell multiple vesions of their phones. There's 3 different ones for the Chinese market and one International phone. The international phone is the only one that comes with Google Play and services installed. Most sellers will install it for you and it's easy enough to do if they don't (look for Google Installer in the Meizu marketplace app).

The Chinese versions also come with some Chinese apps that aren't the easiest to uninstall and do give you some Chinese notifications. Instructions on how to uninstall them here: geekify.tk/mei…ix/

The Chinese version is actually the best once you uninstall the apps as it gets far more updates than the international version.

Hot deal for me!

Edited by: "tappy" 31st Aug 2015

topss

A good plus for this phone seems to be that both Sim slots are 4G … A good plus for this phone seems to be that both Sim slots are 4G capable. On a lot of other dual sim 4G phones, only 1 slot is 4G, the other usually being 2G. Obviously only one 4G connection can be used at once, but it gives a little flexibility if you have 2 x 4G data connections and need to swap between them - not having to physically swap out the sims.



According to that GSMArena review sim 1 is 4G and sim 2 is 2G.

Original Poster

Redmanc18

According to that GSMArena review sim 1 is 4G and sim 2 is 2G.



Yes I noticed that, but I checked the official Meizu website and this is what they state:

"5 network types across 13 frequencies, dual-SIM with dual standby and dual 4G"

meizu.com/en/…tml


EDIT

hmmm I might have misunderstood what they mean. It could also read as dual 4G on one sim slot. ie switching between different 4G standards.

2nd EDIT

No, I was correct, both slots support 4G.

1. Both SIM1 and SIM2 support 4G networks. You can choose the data service mode in the Settings; one SIM will be 4G while the other SIM can only use GSM networks.

Edited by: "topss" 31st Aug 2015

Good price, but one thing to remember is there's no chance of a warranty

A bit cheaper from Gearbest's UK warehouse. No tax implications and 2-3 day delivery by Yodel (OK, you may find it eventually).

Rather get the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 for £118 over this....

Original Poster

wpj

A bit cheaper from Gearbest's UK warehouse. No tax implications and 2-3 … A bit cheaper from Gearbest's UK warehouse. No tax implications and 2-3 day delivery by Yodel (OK, you may find it eventually).



Their EU warehouse (is that same one?) shows as £104.98. I agree about the tax thing though. But never been a problem for me.
Edited by: "topss" 31st Aug 2015

Horrorwood

Rather get the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 for £118 over this....



​Same here just waiting till its widely awailabe.

pauldh

​lol, I see what you're doing



Lol, nice one xD

No hardware buttons either. Would annoy the tits off me.

Just bear in mind that returns under warranty can be a bit of a nightmare. I've been buying phones from China from years and Meizu seem to be one of the most reliable. However, watch out which seller you're buying from. Not all will fully cooperate and you can therefore find yourself paying over the odds, possibly waiting months for your phone to be returned and worst case scenario, never seeing your phone again.

Ironically the last phone I bought - from EtoTalk in July 2015 (ASUS ZenFone 2) developed a fault but Etotalk have done nothing but fob me off. I know that if I send the phone back to them it'll take months to sort and I may not necessarily be able to claim my money back from Paypal.

jaydeeuk1

No hardware buttons either. Would annoy the tits off me.



The solution for buttons is very elegant and I think it will be copied many times. There's one button that has two functions. You click it to do a 'home' action or tap it for 'back'. It works very well and you get used to it quick enough.

To access recent apps you just swipe up from the bottom of the screen. It makes the phone look a lot less cluttered.

topss

Their EU warehouse (is that same one?) shows as £104.98. I agree about … Their EU warehouse (is that same one?) shows as £104.98. I agree about the tax thing though. But never been a problem for me.



That's the price in pounds. Use the dollar amount and CCard conversion rather than PAYPAL. It usually comes in £2-3 chapter (a lot of people did this with the K3 Note, now about £99. This has better quality memory than most Chinese phones).

I'm looking for something to replace my G2 as the screen has broke and I have up to £250 what would you guys recommend? I'm not really knowledgable on these new brands.

PS Some of the phone prices are now cheaper (in dollars) from the UK(EU) warehouse than their Chinese warehouse!

kwasny2000

​Same here just waiting till its widely awailabe.



I bought mine from here:

aliexpress.com/sto…tml

shuwaz

Just bear in mind that returns under warranty can be a bit of a … Just bear in mind that returns under warranty can be a bit of a nightmare. I've been buying phones from China from years and Meizu seem to be one of the most reliable. However, watch out which seller you're buying from. Not all will fully cooperate and you can therefore find yourself paying over the odds, possibly waiting months for your phone to be returned and worst case scenario, never seeing your phone again.Ironically the last phone I bought - from EtoTalk in July 2015 (ASUS ZenFone 2) developed a fault but Etotalk have done nothing but fob me off. I know that if I send the phone back to them it'll take months to sort and I may not necessarily be able to claim my money back from Paypal.



​I've had huge problems with Etotalk too when it comes to after care. I'd avoid them if at all possible.

fergee

I'm looking for something to replace my G2 as the screen has broke and I … I'm looking for something to replace my G2 as the screen has broke and I have up to £250 what would you guys recommend? I'm not really knowledgable on these new brands.


What about a G3?

Horrorwood

I bought mine from … I bought mine from here:http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Original-XIAOMI-REDMI-NOTE-2-FDD-4G-LTE-Mobile-phone-MTK-X10-2-0Ghz-Octa-Core/1153179_32419958823.html



​let me know how quickly it will arrive, would prefer one from eu warehouse plus this are first examples so hard to ali is not the best in case of return s

wpj

That's the price in pounds. Use the dollar amount and CCard conversion … That's the price in pounds. Use the dollar amount and CCard conversion rather than PAYPAL. It usually comes in £2-3 chapter (a lot of people did this with the K3 Note, now about £99. This has better quality memory than most Chinese phones).



I ordered a K3 Note from GearBest in early Jul from their "UK Warehouse" (2-5 day delivery, no customs tax). It was dispatched, reached a depot 30mins away, but never delivered. I contacted GearBest many times and was continually told it was "in transit" - even 2 days ago they are still saying this!

After 2 weeks delay, I got the shipper to phone the courier. The courier admitted the phone looked like it had arrived at their depot, but they couldn't find it! Therefore they couldn't possibly deliver it. I told GearBest this, and they told me the phone was - you guessed it - in transit.GearBest, had they really had a "UK Warehouse", they could have sent a replacement weeks ago, but they didn't.

Thankfully I paid via PayPal. The non-supply of the phone I paid for has escalated from a "dispute" to a "claim" and I look forward to receiving a refund from PayPal very soon. Rather than trying to save a miserly 2% of the phone price and not using PayPal, I would use Pay{al EVERY TIME.

Zillah

What about a G3?



I have looked at the G3 but is it the best under £250

great spec, hot

Heat added... Such a good price for what you get!

The payment is still though PAYPAL with their protection, it's just that the conversion rate is better though the credit card conversion rate.

It seems that you have been very unlucky with Gearbest. Many on the K3 thread have had no problems with them. I ordered from the HK warehouse just before the UK one opened and had it within 10 days (OK, it was dumped on the step by Yodel but that's another matter).

Like many of these companies they take orders without stock. I suspect your problems arose because stock went for the India launch. A lot of people on the Aussie Whirlpool forum also had delivery problems from them at about that time as well.

Indeed, have just ordered a Vibe Shot from a different supplier who had previously been very good. Their website said 981 in stock but, after a week there was no movement even though I had paid for express shipping. They fobbed me off several time going round what I had asked. Eventually, as I went to cancel they offered a different colour (don't know why they could have done that sooner). Anyway, it's on its way with the correct colour as we took so long arguing. It's taking longer than the regular post now.

If you are worried about the China thing the M2 is on Amazon for around £139

kwasny2000

​let me know how quickly it will arrive, would prefer one from eu w … ​let me know how quickly it will arrive, would prefer one from eu warehouse plus this are first examples so hard to ali is not the best in case of return s



It took 5 days. They send it to someone in the UK and then on to you. No risk of import tax etc
Edited by: "Horrorwood" 31st Aug 2015
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