Meizu M6T First Impressions
Chinese phone brand Meizu announced its re-entry into the Indian market with the launch of three new smartphones — the Meizu M16th, the Meizu M6T, and the Meizu C9. The Meizu M6T, priced at Rs. 7,999, fits right into the sub-Rs. 10,000 price segment and faces stiff competition from the likes of the Xiaomi Redmi 6, Honor 7C, and Samsung Galaxy On7 Pro.
The Meizu M6T offers several features typical of phones in this segment, including dual rear cameras, an octa-core SoC, and a decently sized 3,300mAh battery. The phone will be sold in India on Amazon.in starting soon. With its minimalist design and decent internals, could the Meizu M6T be the game-changer for the Chinese phone manufacturer’s second innings in India? We got to spend some amount of time with the Meizu M6T at its launch event in New Delhi, and here are our first impressions.
Meizu M6T design and specifications
The Meizu M6T looks like any other smartphone in the budget segment. It has a fairly standard 18:9 HD+ display up front, and a plastic back panel with two rear cameras. The design seems like a safe bet for the company’s first smartphone launch in a long time. The Meizu M6T sports a 5.7-inch HD+ LCD panel with a resolution of 720×1440 pixels. In our brief time with it, the display appeared to be have decent brightness and contrast when observed under indoor lighting. There are no capacitive or physical buttons on the front, instead navigation is handled by onscreen keys. Above the screen are the 8-megapixel selfie camera, earpiece, and a couple of sensors.
The dual rear camera setup consists of a 13-megapixel primary sensor with an f/2.2 aperture, and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor for depth shots. Indoor shots turned out fine on the phone’s screen, but we were unable to test the Meizu M6T’s cameras outdoors. We will soon have a detailed analysis of this phone’s cameras in our full review . There is a fingerprint sensor below the rear cameras, which was fairly accurate and speedy in our brief initial tests.
The left of the device sports a SIM tray, and on the right are the lock/ power and volume buttons. The Meizu M6T has a Micro-USB port and a speaker grille on the bottom, and a 3.5mm headphone jack on top.
The Meizu M6T’s shell is made from polycarbonate and it feels smooth in the hand. This phone is fairly comfortable for one-handed usage, weighing in at 145 grams.