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Technical specifications Meizu M8 Lite

  • 5.7-inch IPS TFT LCD screen with HD + resolution (1440 x 720 pixels),
  • Mediatek MT6739: 4 x ARM Cortex A53 1.3 GHz, PowerVR IMG8100 graphics,
  • 3 GB LPDDR3 RAM,
  • 32 GB of built-in memory,
  • microSD card slot,
  • Android 9 Pie with a manufacturer overlay,
  • dual SIM standby,
  • LTE
  • GPS, Glonass,
  • Bluetooth 4.2,
  • WiFi 802.11 b / g / n (2.4 GHz),
  • GPS
  • microUSB 2.0 port,
  • main camera: 13 Mpix with f / 2.2,
  • 5 Mpix webcam from f / 1.9,
  • 3200 mAh battery,
  • dimensions: 148 x 73 x 8.4 mm,
  • weight: 145 grams.

Price in official distribution: PLN 449.

Test equipment was lent by an x-com store Thanks! 🙂

Appearance, performance

Meizu M8 Lite looks like most budgeters. In this respect, the manufacturer did not try to stand out and I must admit that the live equipment looks quite nice. The frames around the screen are not too big, the black color version is elegant and all in all you can only complain slightly about the camera's protruding module.

The whole was made of plastic. It is not of the highest quality and I expected something better here. The quality of work deserves praise. The housing fits neatly, the power and volume buttons offer a pleasant jump, and the device sits comfortably in your hand. It is worth adding that they can be comfortably operated with one hand.

Meizu M8 Lite offers standard connectors in the form of microUSB 2.0 and 3.5 mm headphone. There is also a slot for two nanoSIM and microSD cards.

display

The panel has a 5.7-inch diameter. This size translates into really comfortable using the Internet, watching movies or playing. The screen has HD + resolution in 2: 1 format (1440 x 720 pixels). Image sharpness is not perfect, but at this price it can be considered sufficient.

Meizu M8 Lite boasts an IPS TFT LCD matrix. Unfortunately, the colors displayed by her are rather bland rather than saturated, and it's difficult to talk about covering the sRGB color palette, and there is black going to gray. For comfort we have wide viewing angles and exemplary sensitivity to touch. Automatic brightness control works well, but on a sunny day outside, a higher maximum brightness could be useful. The available one requires eye strain to read what is displayed.

Performance, operation

Meizu M8 Lite is equipped with the Mediatek MT6739 system. The four ARM Cortex A53 cores with a maximum clock frequency of 1.5 GHz and the PowerVR IMG8100 graphics and 3 GB RAM look like a typical low-end connection. Slowly, proposals with faster processors are already appearing in this price segment and I must admit that I was expecting something more efficient than Meizu.

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In games, the smartphone is doing well. When it comes to 2D titles, the equipment allows them to play smoothly, but in the case of the most demanding 3D ones, e.g. Asphalt 9, it is clearly not performing well and the whole gameplay is more like a slide show. Fortunately, the device has no problems with excessive heating at all.

Benchmarks:
Antutu: 57040
3D Mark
Sling Shot Extreme (OpenGL ES 3.1 / Vulkan): 88 / not supported

In everyday use Meizu M8 Lite works unevenly. For basic tasks, it allows stable operation, but after running a dozen or so cards in Chrome, the equipment begins to slow down and at such moments you can see that the Mediatek used does not work perfectly. For this reason, it is a proposal only for undemanding people who do not feel the need to use multitasking. This one does not look the worst thanks to 3 GB RAM, but the fluidity is hard to describe otherwise than as bad.

With 32 GB of built-in memory, we have about 23 left to use. This is not a lot, and the performance of the built-in memory alone is not impressive. Undoubtedly, this translates into the overall performance of the device. It is worth adding that if necessary we can give a microSD card.

AndroBench built-in memory test:
– sequential data reading – 163.86 MB / s,
– sequential data storage – 116.27 MB / s,
– random data reading – 17.76 MB / s,
– random data storage – 6.63 MB / s.

Software

Meizu M8 Lite works under the control of Android 9 Pie with Flyme OS. The overlay itself significantly interferes with the entire interface, which with its appearance constantly reminds you that it comes from China. Yes, Meizu is constantly developing its own software, but it still lacks a bit of the ideal. Certainly, there are no problems with translation into Polish or transparent settings. In addition, the device boasts a modest package of additional functions, which suits me privately. At least everything that works and can be useful.

Available functions in Meizu M8 Lite:

  • Easy mode
  • Color temperature,
  • Flyme Themes,
  • The ability to change the system navigation: three buttons, one mBack key or gestures,
  • Privacy mode.

Biometric safeguards

Meizu M8 Lite offers a fingerprint scanner on the back that works without reservations: quickly and correctly. In addition, the face recognition system has appeared, but it works only during the day, while at night it has a problem with proper operation.

Telecommunications facilities

The equipment has been equipped with basic modules. Certainly there is a lack of support for 5 GHz WiFi or NFC, but unfortunately these are frequent problems in this device segment. Those available, i.e. WiFi 2.4 GHz, GPS, LTE, Bluetooth, work without much reservation. Determining our location can take a long time, but then the device has no problems showing the location correctly. The quality of conversations is also not impressive. It is correct and in this price class we can find smartphones that work better for voice calls.

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Sound quality

The device boasts a single multimedia speaker. It can play quite loudly, but the sound coming out of it is flat and it is easy to cover the speaker, e.g. watching movies. The equipment looks better on headphones. Of course, you can't talk about beautiful sound here because the audio stays relatively flat.

The camera

Meizu M8 Lite has been equipped with a 13 Mpix main camera from f / 2.2 and a 5 Mpix front camera from f / 1.9. The application is very simple and basically we won't find too many functions here, even HDR, which is a big surprise. Oh, a typical budgetary.

Meizu M8 Lite offers low quality photos, both using the rear and front cameras. Photographs taken have pale colors and can take a long time to record. At least it's good that there are no problems sharpening the image from a short distance. Movies also look mediocre, although we can record them in Full HD.

Battery

3200 mAh and quite energy-saving components translate into good working times. With LTE and basic use of the phone, you can get a working time on the screen of about 4 hours, while with WiFi up to 5. This means that you can easily use it for one day away from the socket. Charging with a 5V / 2A charger takes about 115 minutes.

Summary

Meizu M8 Lite looks very interesting on paper, but in practice we will quickly notice its imperfections. Insufficient performance remains particularly problematic. The result is that the phone is only suitable for basic tasks and currently, in total, there is no way to compete with the direct rival, Redmi 7A, which is not only better, but also cheaper by 50 PLN. I have to admit I was disappointed in this model.

Alternatives to Meizu M8 Lite:

  • Alcatel 1S – a refined alternative,
  • Huawei Y5 2019 – stands out with a screen with small frames around,
  • Redmi 7A – a proposal for 50 zlotys that is better in every respect,

Advantages:

  • production quality,
  • comfortable housing
  • software,
  • fingerprint scanner.

Disadvantages:

  • only copes with the basic tasks,
  • poor performance
  • no support for 5 GHz WiFi,
  • no NFC,
  • photo quality.

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