Meizu Mini Player M6 8GB Review

June 26, 2007 at 7:37 pm 5 comments

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Specs
Manufacture: Meizu
Official Site http://www.meizu.com/
Official English Site http://en.meizu.com/
US Distributer http://www.jtcelectronics.biz
Capacity: 2GB & 4GB flash player, 8GB
Reviewed by K.C. Kim

This player does it all! Plays video, FM Radio, MP3, WMA, WMA DRM, FLAC, and so much more. Huge 2.4″ Crystal Clear LCD! It does more than an iPod nano, for much less money.

Features/Specifications

# SP Version
# Supports DRM10 and Microsoft MTP
# 2.4″ 260K-color QVGA (320×240) large and vibrant TFT-LCD screen.
# User-defined EQ, adjustable bass boost Hi-Fi treble & bass compensation system
# Various EQ modes Including: Normal, Rock, Jazz, Classic, POP, Bass, Disco, User1, User2, User3
# Unique design and Super Mini Aluminum alloy body
# High speed USB2.0 interface.
# High capacity USB flash storage for mobile disk.
# Clock setting.
# Screen Saver Settings
# Super FM stereo radio function, supports auto searching tune channels and channels management as well as FM Recording (with 30 preset channels)
# Built-in Microphone supports high quality recording, up to 9 hours of recording time
# Calculator function,
# Stopwatch function and Game function
# Headphone supported (3.5mm)
# Dynamic graphics menu.
# Human user operating interface.
# Supports various music formats, MP3, WMA, WAV, OGG, etc.
# Movie playback supports AVI format.
# Dynamic Playlist supported.
# Synchronized Song Lyric Showing.
# TXT View Photo album + Slide show: BMP, JPG, GIF formats
# Long playback time Built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery, plays up to 20 hours (The playing time may be shortened if visualization is used.)
# Innovative power supply design, reducing interferences and noise.
# Precise electronic components coupled with 8 layers PCB ensure the clearness of sound quality.
# Enhanced Integrated Navigator,
# Jog lamp ON time control
# Play/Pause, Stop/Power OFF, Recording Next Track/Previous Track Fast Forward/Fast Rewind, Scroll speed.
# Infinite Loop Resume function.
# Auto Power OFF.
# Hold function
# Value-added Service, Software Upgradeable. Free driver. USB connector
# SN Ratio: >90dB
# Frequency range: 20Hz~20kHz
# Weight: 55g
# Compact size: Approx. 79mm*48.2mm*10mm(H*W*T)
# Product info display (Software version, Memory Usage)
# Windows98 SE/ME/2000/XP, Mac and Linux OS
# One year Manufacturer warranty

Package Includes:

# Meizu MiniPlayer
# Earbud Style Headphones
# Carrying Pouch
# Lanyard
# Cleaning Cloth
# USB Cable
# Software CD
# Users Manual
# Warranty Registration Card

Intro: I was one the first people to review the Meizu M6 right when it launch when people thought it was vaporware or some kind of Ipod clone. Well things have changed over time. And now the Meizu M6 is one of the most highly regarded flash based players on the market. Since my last review of the 2gb model a lot has changed in terms of hardware as well as software and capacity. Here I will outline these changes in my review of the Meizu Miniplayer M6 8GB SP Edition.

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Accessories – Included with Meizu Mini Player is user manual, earphones, usb cable, lanyard, cleaning cloth, installation cd, strap, and carrying pouch. Optional accessories include Crystal case, Green Crystal case, Meizu Brand Silicone Case, PC Case Silicone Case for miniPlayer, and USB AC Travel Wall Charger.

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Design: Everyone says that the Meizu M6 looks like a cross between an Ipod nano/Ipod video. And I don’t think that’s a bad thing. Apple makes great products and Meizu themselves have a reputation for quality.

The Meizu M6 comes in your choice of white or black. I chose black because that is my favorite and I reviewed a white M6 beforehand.

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The front of the player is dominated by the 2.4 inch screen. With navigation touch strip on the right side. On the top of the unit it will have On/Play/Stop button. To the right hand side you will see the earphone port, microphone, clasp for lanyard, and the usb socket. Finally on the bottom you will see a lock/hold button.

Screen – The screen has changed from using Toshiba displays(TP) to Samsung displays(SP). The change was to reduce the price of player which it did. But an added plus was that the SP version has a brighter screen.

Battery – Battery life was very good at around 20hrs under normal use and about 6 hours for video.

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GUI/Interface/Navigation – The GUI on the device is very well polished after several firmware revisions. However the touch strip is still super sensitive and requires getting used to.

File transfer – When the Meizu M6 is connected with a USB 2.0 cable, the player shows up as a mass storage device so you can simply drag and drop files. Starting with the 2.00x firmware series MTP is also supported.

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Audio – The M6 shines in terms of being a digital audio player. Sound was excellent on this little player providing crystal clear sound with ample amounts of bass. The M6 can playback MP3, OGG, WMA, WMA DRM, WAV, and Flac. Its good that the M6 supports most standard formats and the open source OGG and Flac support are a nice added bonus for those who want the very best in audio quality. The latest firmware supports a much requested feature Album Art.

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Video – A major advantage the Miniplayer has over the Nano is that it supports video. Whiles its not top notch the M6 can playback Xvid encoded videos that are up to 384 bitrate at 20fps. Overall I say its good enough to watch animated shorts or music videos on. Now with 8gb of space you can store even more videos than before.

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Photos – The Meizu M6 supports three formats BMP, JPG, GIF. Photo browsing is displayed as thumbnails. You click one and browse through them. Photos can also be used for the background image.

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FM Radio – FM Radio has not changed. And still is weak compared to other players. But this is a nice added bonus and having this feature is better than not having it at all.

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Games and tools – Included are two games Hua Rong Dao and Boxman. Other features include a calendar, stopwatch, and calculator.

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Conclusion: Meizu has revised the hardware as well as continuing to update the firmware at the requests of it’s user to make the Meizu M6 superior to anything else on the market. The striking design, capacity, size, functions, and GUI/navigation makes this the flash player to purchase if you want all the best features. Now with 8GB of flash storage there is no better time to get the Meizu Miniplayer M6!

Rating 9.8 out of 10

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Superevil  |  June 29, 2007 at 6:34 pm

    Well that settles that. I found my birthday present.

    Reply
  • 2. threenine  |  July 30, 2007 at 1:38 am

    Please help me decide between the M3 and the M6. I drive a lot and use my mp3 player, so need one that is easier to use in just one hand. The M3 looks easier for that….HOWEVER, I do like to look at photos on the road so I like the bigger screen of the M6.

    Does anybody have any opinions on this?

    Reply
  • 3. nzomatrix  |  July 30, 2007 at 2:58 am

    You can’t go wrong with either one. But for one hand navigation get the Meizu M3 Music Card.

    Reply
  • 4. ify  |  August 31, 2007 at 4:15 pm

    send me the price please

    Reply
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