Thursday, August 11, 2011

Meizu M6 SL Version Review


Reviewed by K.C. Kim
4GB $99.99 8GB $139.99

New and updated version of the very popular M6 miniPlayer line. This slimmer version with its new higher angle-viewing screen is sure to make the audiophile in your family one happy listener.

All players are set to English as the menu language

PT-850b Earbuds
USB Cable
Driver/Software Disc
Users Manual¹
Meizu OEM Silicone Case (Free)

¹ Please note that Meizu has not published an English Users Manual for the SL. Until they do, we will include an SP Users Manual for functional reference only. The primary difference between the SP and SL functionality is the ON/OFF button formerly on the SP has been replaced by holding down the Enter button on the SL.

Intro: The Meizu M6 is probably the most popular Chinese premium player released. It featured top-notch design and features. And Meizu thought why mess with a good thing. That is the reason they released the updated Meizu M6 SL version. While at first glance the SL looks identical to the original version. There are a few improvements to make this the best Meizu player yet.

Design: The first thing you will notice is the thinner profile. The SL is only 7.3mm thick while the previous model was 10mm. Another noticeable enhancement is that the screen has better viewing angle, which made it easier to photograph than the previous version. Finally one of the best improvements is the brushed back. The previous mirror metal finish simply scratched to easily and with the new-brushed back it doesn’t. I have both the SL and Microsoft Zune80 with brushed metal back and neither has a scratch on it after a good amount of use.

Features: The SL comes in 2GB, 4GB and 8GB versions in black or white color. It is simple to upgrade and downgrade firmware. The SL has many of the same features as the original M6 with the ability to play AVI (Xvid) video up to 20fps, audio support for MP3, WMA, WMALosless, APE, FLAC using the audio chip Wolfson WM8987, and picture viewing of JPG, BMP, GIF. Other features include MTP mode, MSC mode, voice recording, fm radio, two games, calendar, stopwatch, TXT, and calculator. Battery life is about 3-4hrs video and 24-26hrs of audio on it’s 690mAh built in rechargeable Li-On battery.

Conclusion: With a new player released every month in China you may wonder if Meizu is still the best DAP around. Well I say for the money there is nothing better than the Meizu M6 SL. It pretty much does everything well. And uses premium quality parts you won’t find in any other Chinese MP4 players. And the design is only second to the market leader Apple.

9.9 out of 10

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