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Meizu M6s: 5.7-inch smartphone with side fingerprint sensor, Fullview display, Exynos 7872, and 16MP-8MP camera

With Meizu M6s just being released last January 19th, there was huge response to the placement of the fingerprint sensor at the side which introduced a host of new features as well.

It was just a four months ago when the M6 first hit the market. It proved to be an instant hit with its low pricing but packed with a whole lot of goodies.

Here’s the lowdown of the M6 as per below:

  • 5.2-inch HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 720 x 1280 pixels or ~282 ppi pixel density
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Mediatek MT6750 chipset, Octa-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 processor and 2GB/3GB RAM
  • 13MP primary camera with f/2.2 aperture, phase detection autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • 8MP secondary camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • 16GB/32GB internal storage + microSD slot up to 256GB maximum
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3070 mAh battery with Fast battery charging
  • Android Nougat 7.0
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • September 2017 release date
  • $699 Chinese Yuan or ~$105 USD for 16GB storage + 2GB RAM model & $899 Chinese Yuan or ~$135 USD for 32GB storage + 3GB RAM

The M6 does provide great value for money with a very affordable price starting from just USD 105. Decent 5.2-inch IPS screen, decently fast octa-core processor and a good 13MP-8MP camera combination.

Now it is time to take a closer look at the M6s and see how much of an improvement that you can expect out of it.

Full specs can be found as per below:

  • 5.7-inch HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio or ~282 ppi density
  • Fullview display
  • Front glass, aluminium body
  • Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
  • Exynos 7872 chipset, Hexa-core (4x1.6 GHz Cortex-A53 & 2x2.0 GHz Cortex-A73) processor, Mali-G71 MP3 graphics and 3GB RAM
  • 16MP primary camera with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus and dual-LED dual-tone flash
  • 8MP secondary camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • 32GB/64GB internal storage + microSD slot up to 256GB maximum
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
  • Android Nougat 7.0
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • January 19th release date
  • $155 USD for 16GB internal storage and $185 USD for 32GB internal storage

Firstly, you will notice how the M6s have up the ante with a large 5.7-inch IPS screen with Fullview display, although there’s only a High Definition resolution on it. The rounded corners match the curves of the metal body and exude a lot of confidence on this smartphone.

The M6s is designed with a side fingerprint sensor, and this new position allows you to unlock your device while keeping the device in your hand in your natural holding position. Just touch the sensor, and it will unlock within 0.2 seconds. 

Perhaps taking a leaf from Apple’s devices, introducing the [halo] button on the M6s. Simply touch to go back one step, or press to go home. As you're used to from mBack, long-pressing will turn the display off, while swiping over the navigation bar brings you a new and quicker way to switch between applications. How familiar is that to Apple?

Under the hood of the M6s will also see the debut of Samsung Exynos 7872 chipset with the high-performance Cortex-A73 hexa-core processor that is built on an advanced 14nm FinFET LPP process. With 3GB RAM of memory, it sure results in a good mid-range performance.

Camera-wise, the 16MP-8MP camera setup sure is good enough for your daily use. The smartphone combines a 16-megapixel sensor and the ISP of the Samsung Exynos 7872, offering high-quality photos. The Samsung CMOS features an ƒ/2.0 aperture and a customized 5P lens. As for the 8MP selfie camera, it also uses Samsung CMOS, bringing you finer and more natural-looking selfies. When beauty mode is enabled, the M6s can automatically identify the complexion and shape of the subject's face and beautify it in real-time. Now all your selfies will look amazingly excellent, with minimal effort on your part.

With an option to go for either 32GB or 64GB, you are assured of enough storage space for all your needs. Then there’s also the expansion slot that can quickly add 256GB of space.

Regarding battery, the 3000 mAh battery comes with smart AI engine that automatically allocates memory and optimizes its power consumption to perform more efficiently.

But it comes as a disappointment to note that the M6s is still running on the dated Android Nougat 7.0 operating system. When new releases are equipped with the latest Oreo 8.0, it still begs the question of why it isn’t shipped with the latest OS.

Conclusion:

Meizu M6s is a huge upgrade from its predecessor by bringing with it a large 5.7-inch IPS screen with an exquisite metal body with all the right curves. Perhaps the biggest highlight is the fingerprint sensor at its side and the introduction of the [halo] button which makes for a new way of interaction. Promising a good mid-range performance and good 16MP-8MP camera combination, there’s great value to be found on this smartphone.

Meizu M6s had just been released last January 17th for approximately USD 155 for 16GB storage and USD 185 for 32GB storage. Plenty of colours for you to choose from: Black, Silver, Gold and Blue.

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