Hello dear Meizu community,
I really consider to purchase a Meizu M2, cause currently it costs 100-120 € (with coupons etc) from an EU warehouse and I read some great reviews about performance and camera in this price range. But I have a few concerns, maybe you can help me.
But first let me tell you for what I need the phone apart from phoning:
Multistasking, f. e. music or a video playing in the background, internt+whatsapp at the same time (that would be the hardcore-mode which I will probably never experienced cause music/video playing would be off, for that I have my laptop)
Video playing for at least 5-6 hours because of travels. Or reading e-books for that time.
light/normal use: whatsapp, twitter, facebook, tumblr, 888poker and maybe some fitness apps.
I just have @home wi-fi at that will not change in the near future, so most of the time I will use my laptop for that kind of stuff. But when I watch a series I would like to livetweet with my phone. This can happen 2 times a week.
Checking important random stuff for a few minutes (amount of my bankaccount, travel arangements) in the internet in case I am to lazy to get to my laptop/or when I am not in the same room like my laptop.
fitness apps (running with phone and listening to music), but it’s 5 inch big so probably not a good idea. Any experience in that? Not a needed need, can use my mp3 player instead.
making avarage/good pictures with friends and family to remember the moment.
no gaming, when I want to play a good game, I will use my laptop!
To sum up: On normal days I will use the phone for maybe 1 hour top. On series/fitness days 2 hours and on traveldays 6+ hours (but this will not happen very often, maybe once all 2 months)
Important to me is:
Battery, battery, battery, camera… oh and update support.
I read a lot of reviews but when it came to the battery part they just got lazy.
So dear Meizu M2 user, did you do a video playing test with 100% battery. How long will it last? Any experience?
Do you have to recharge it everyday, cause I dont want that. All 2 days would be acceptable in normal use. 3-4 days would be perfect.
It comes with a non-removable battery from Sony. Is it really a Sony one? And is the quality still so good like in the beginng? Do you know a site where you can purchase a new battery. I know it’s non removable but apparently you can change non.removable too with some skills.
I would like to use it for at least 2 years, so updates would be nice to avoid something like “stage fright”. Will the product still be supported?
I know there are a lot of phones out there which are in the same price area (or even lower) and have a great batterylifespan, but from companies which will probably dont support the device in the future, so I would like to buy a phone from major players like Xiaomi, Meizu, Oppo, Lenovo. And I learnt when a phone is cheap and has a good battery, it has a really crappy camera. And a camera was the reason for me to buy a smartphone in the first place, well and whatsapp. All my friends using it. :(
My other option would be a Xiaomi Redme Note 2, but I would have to pay at least 50 € or more when it comes from a EU warehouse. Apparently there a different versions, like Prime and so. Dont know the difference yet. But I think Prime is harder to get on in a EU warehouse and also expenisiver. And it has 5.5 inch, further I read that the battery life isnt that great either even with MIUI7. But at least it has a removable one. But when I have to spend +50 €, I would like to prefer a phone with an amazing batterylifespan (+removable) and updates support! Camera should be avarage/good. And recharging all 3 or 4 days or more. Maybe you know something like that! :)
I actually wanted to spend around 100 € for a phone. I am a really poor person! :D Would be my first smartphone in general. So I am really fixed on a good battery. I am used to charge my current phone all 10+ days. :D
EDIT: Is there any protection glas for the Meizu M2 avaiable? I tend to drop my electronical things! :D