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Moto G 2015 vs. Meizu M2 – Mid-Range Smartphones Are Awesome Too

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Well, not everybody has money to buy the latest flagships, but that doesn’t mean that mid-range smartphones are disappointing. In the past year, mid-range devices received better specs than most of the 2014 flagships and next year, the technology will advance so much that we’ll be amazed of the performance of the cheap devices. We’ll compare the Moto G third generation with the Meizu M2 and you’ll decide which one is worth buying.

Designs and Displays

The Moto G 2015 is water resistant and features a curved plastic back with diagonal lines, being similar to the Moto X Pure Edition, but it’s way smaller, measuring 142.1 x 72.4 x 11.6 mm and it weights 155grams. The back is also customizable, but only the color can be changed, not the material from which the shell it is made. The screen measures 5-inch, it’s an IPS LCD, but it has the same resolution as the previous model, 720 x 1280 pixels with 294 ppi.

The Meizu M2 has a simple design, featuring a plastic body which has a rectangular shape and curved edges, it weights 131 grams and its dimensions are 140.1 x 68.9 x 8.7 mm. The screen is identical, no matter if we’re referring to the size, technology or resolution.

Hardware

Don’t imagine that these hands support graphics-intensive games, but their processors are fast enough to run all kinds of applications. Motorola is a fan of Qualcomm and used its Snapdragon 410 processor, which houses a quad core processor clocked at 1.4GHz. Meizu, on the other hand, opted for a Mediatek MT6735 quad core processor which runs at 1.3GHz. Both devices have an internal memory of 32GB, but the Meizu M2 allows you to expand its capacity up to 128GB, while the Moto G has another variant of 8GB which supports expansion only up to 32GB. A big downside. Also, the Meizu M2 supports 2GB of RAM, while the Moto G paired the variant with a more generous internal memory with 2GB of RAM and the other variant supports 1GB of RAM.

Cameras

Both phones have cameras of 13MP and 5MP respectively, but the features are making the difference. And the Moto G is more feature-rich.

Batteries

We found more similarities, as the capacities of both phones’ batteries are very close. The Meizu M2 houses a slightly bigger battery of 2500mAh, but it’s not more efficient as the 2470mAh battery that powers up the Moto G.