Xiaomi Mi 5X and Meizu M6 Note are the most interesting midrange phones launched by Xiaomi and Meizu in the second half of 2017 (Mi A1 is just a variant of Mi 5X with Android One). Both these devices are considered “best buy” by many people, but it seems not easy to decide which has the best value for money. With this comparison we show you the advantages and the weak point of each model to let you decide which one to buy.
Xiaomi Mi 5X vs Meizu M6 Note: Design
The design of Xiaomi Mi 5X makes the one of Meizu M6 Note seem a bit outdated. Both have a full metal unibody design, but the first has those antenna bands positioned on the borders which makes it look like a flagship, almost. That is why we prefer Xiaomi Mi 5X.
Xiaomi Mi 5X vs Meizu M6 Note: Display
Very similar panels, we do not want to choose a winner because differences are minimal, so it is a draw. Both Xiaomi Mi 5X and Meizu M6 Note have a 5.5 inch display with the LTPS LCD technology and a Full HD resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. Well-balanced colors, wide viewing angles and high brightness.
Xiaomi Mi 5X vs Meizu M6 Note: Hardware
Xiaomi Mi 5X has an octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset running at a max frequency of 2 GHz, and Meizu M6 Note too as it is the first Meizu phone with a Qualcomm SoC. Mi 5X has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, while M6 Note is available in various configurations: 16/32 GB of storage and 3 GB of RAM or 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. Performances are similar, but we choose Xiaomi Mi 5X because MIUI 9 is optimized better and offers more interesting features. Also, note that it is already possible to install Android One on this phone thanks to a porting released some days ago.
Xiaomi Mi 5X vs Meizu M6 Note: Camera
Dual camera setups on both devices, and with the same resolution: 12 MP. These cameras are two of the best ones in their segment, there is not any doubt. In good light conditions, Meizu M6 Note wins with a higher detail and warmer colors, while Mi 5X outs more washed out colors. In low light conditions the situation reverts, as the M6 Note shots photos with a lot of noise, and its opponent does better. But at the end of the day, we choose Meizu M6 Note.
Xiaomi Mi 5X vs Meizu M6 Note: Battery
Well, Xiaomi Mi 5X is thinner, but its battery is much smaller than the one of its opponent. It has a 3080 mAh, while Meizu M6 Note has a whopping 4000 mAh battery. While Mi 5X can reach one day of intensive use, Meizu M6 Note wins since it can arrive at almost two days.
Xiaomi Mi 5X vs Meizu M6 Note: Price
We choose Xiaomi Mi 5X as the winner of the comparison as it is more convenient. It can be found at around 180 euros, while Meizu M6 Note can be bought starting from 170 euros, but it costs 170 euros only in its base variant with 2 GB of RAM.