Which brand is better Meizu or Xiaomi

Xiaomi or Meizu: which is better?

Recently, Xiaomi and Meizu are gaining popularity in the Russian market. The reasons are obvious: high quality equipment at low cost. Devices can be purchased both in our online shops and at foreign locations. Interestingly enough, smartphones in some Russian online shops cost the same or only slightly more than in foreign internet giants like Ali. Therefore, it often does not make sense to order from abroad. However, it all depends on the particular model.

As for the companies themselves. Both are Chinese and have made a name for themselves in just a few years. How could anyone have thought that some small Chinese companies could compete with world leaders? As it turned out, they can.

Companies are the main competitors in the market. The conclusion that can be drawn from this is by taking a good look at the smartphones - even if they don't copy each other, they are extremely similar in terms of features and cost. There are even funny moments: one company makes an inexpensive smartphone in a metal shell, and after a short time the second company does the same. But buyers from this competition are only better - there is plenty to choose from.

What's the main difference? In terms of properties, competing smartphones are usually similar in terms of performance despite the different hardware. The main difference is in appearance. For example, compare the popular 5.5-inch Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 and the Meizu M5 Note:

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio X20 (MT6797)
  • Battery capacity: 4100 mAh
  • Memory card support: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P10 (MT6755)
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Memory card support: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

As you can see, they are outwardly different, although the properties are roughly on the same level.

Or other popular devices - Meizu M5 and Xiaomi Redmi 4, which are satisfied with a 5-inch screen:

  • Screen diagonal: 5.2 inches
  • Screen resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6750
  • Battery capacity: 3070 mAh
  • Memory card support: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
  • Battery capacity: 4100 mAh
  • Memory card support: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

These devices fall into the budget class, they can be bought for only 10-12 thousand rubles, and this is after the well-known disaster with the exchange rate. Imagine how much smartphones would cost if the ruble didn't fall. We'll tell you - one and a half to two times cheaper. But even the specified 10-12 thousand rubles for such smartphones are extremely inexpensive and one of the most advantageous offers on the market. In addition, the manufacturer “complements” smartphones with options such as support for 4G networks, a fingerprint scanner, a metal screen, an excellent screen, good cameras, etc.

The second big difference is the firmware. Companies did not use the standard Android firmware, but offered their vision. Hence, Xiaomi uses the proprietary MIUI firmware, while Meizu uses Flyme, both of which are based on Android. Groschiki differ cardinally from each other. We don't know which one is better, it's a banal question of taste. We therefore recommend playing around with the device and seeing what you like better before buying it.

Some time ago Meizu stopped supporting languages ​​other than Chinese and English for its firmware, with the exception of the official ones. In other words, it is impossible to install official international firmware on "gray" devices that contain all languages ​​including Russian. Of course it is possible to flash again, but then you have to use "dancing with a tambourine" - the firmware process cannot be called easy for a normal person. Xiaomi is getting easier and simpler - there are no language restrictions. I went to the website, downloaded the global firmware and restarted the smartphone in 10 minutes. But this is Meizu's only minus, especially since if you buy an official device, the firmware is global (international) and you will not have any problems with languages.

So what should i choose? Both brands have done well, so we can't talk about which brand to choose specifically for you - the choice is yours. Both companies have great smartphones ..