Meizu made its debut in India with the launch of M1 Note phablet, challenging its home rivals such as Xiaomi and Lenovo. In a previous article we compared Meizu's latest handset with Xiaomi's Mi 4i smartphone. Meizu also makes an impressive stand against Lenovo's latest S60 smartphone, which was launched in India on Monday.
If you are in the market looking for some worthy mid-range smartphones without putting a deep hole in your pockets, both Lenovo S60 and Meizu M1 Note are worth considering. In order to make your decision simpler, we bring a direct comparison of both handsets by their specs, features and price.
Meizu and Lenovo displays are almost similar with slight difference in the size. But Meizu gets ahead of Lenovo by packing a 5.5-inch Full HD display with 401ppi while Lenovo S60 features a 5-inch display with lower resolution of 1,280x720 pixels and 294ppi. Clearly, Meizu has more to offer than its competition in this category.
Both handsets are based on 64-bit chipsets. The Meizu handset is powered by an octa-core Cortex A53 MediaTek MT6752 processor while Lenovo S60 runs on 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC.
RAM and Storage
There is a tie between the two smartphones as both sport 2GB RAM, but Meizu is a step ahead once again with its 32GB internal space compared to Lenovo S60's 8GB ROM. Lenovo, however, offers microSD card expansion to add an additional 32GB storage, which is absent in the Meizu M1 Note.
Meizu M1 Note offer a 13mp rear facing camera with f/2.2 aperture and dual LED flash. There's an impressive 5mp sensor in the front to take selfies. The camera module is similar in the Lenovo S60, which is a 13mp primary shooter with LED flash and 5mp fixed-focus front snapper.
The battery in the Meizu M1 Note is considerably bigger than Lenovo S60. There is a 3,140mAh unit in the Meizu handset while Lenovo S60 packs a s2,150mAh battery, which the company claims to deliver up to 17 hours of talk-time.
There is no official word on the pricing of Meizu M1 Note, but reports have suggested that the handset will be priced somewhere close to ₹13,000. The handset is already listed on Amazon India store as an exclusive and the first sale will commence at 2pm on 20 May. Lenovo S60, however, is selling its handset at a discounted price of ₹12,999, which is ₹1,000 cheaper as per its official listing on the online store.
By comparing both handsets by their specs, Meizu M1 Note comes out as a better handset with bigger battery, better display and ample storage. Pricing is yet to be announced, but if the handset is priced similar to Lenovo S60, the verdict is quite clear.