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Meizu Pro 6 and m3 note battery life tests

We served you two Meizu reviews this week – the Pro 6 and m3 note. The first one brings 3D Press technology and apps plus a deca-core CPU while the mid-ranger m3 note tries to win you with premium design, powerful specs, and attractive price.

The Meizu Pro 6 steered the series on a different path, where the focus shifted from the big screen and flagship performance to a balanced experience with premium looks and 3D Press. You can learn more about how this package worked out in our review.

The Meizu m3 note was highlighted by its metal unibody, big screen and beefy battery at 4,100 mAh. Its Helio P10 chipset wasn’t known for its power efficiency, but for once – it wasn’t criticized for the lack of it, either.

On the other hand – the Helio X25 and its 10-core processor inside the Pro 6, combined with the mid-sized 2,500 mAh battery raised some concerns.

So, what happened on the battery tests. Some interesting scores indeed.

The Meizu Pro 6 posted an OK endurance at our 3G Talk Time test close to 15 hours while the Meizu m3 note topped the chart.

Talk time

Meizu m3 note
48:35h


Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 LTE
46:44h


Gionee Marathon M5
38:07h


Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro
33:20h


Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G
33:19h


Samsung Galaxy A9 (2016)
32:54h


Xiaomi Redmi 3
32:53h


Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus
31:40h


Oppo R7 Plus
30:46h


Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+
30:29h


OnePlus 2
30:29h


Motorola DROID Turbo
30:09h


Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE Dual SIM
29:46h


Microsoft Lumia 640 XL
29:46h


Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE
29:46h


Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Dual SIM
29:46h


Huawei Honor 5X
29:40h


vivo V3Max
28:47h


HTC One (M8) for Windows
28:34h


Samsung Galaxy Note5
28:34h


Nokia Lumia 1520
28:34h


Samsung Galaxy Note 4
28:31h


Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet LTE
28:25h


Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
28:23h


Asus Zenfone Max ZC550KL
27:47h


Huawei G8
27:44h


Samsung Galaxy S5
27:37h


Sony Xperia Z1
26:53h


Huawei Mate 8
26:45h


Samsung Galaxy S6 active
26:29h


Motorola Moto X Play
26:28h


Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016)
26:01h


Samsung P6800 Galaxy Tab 7.7
25:45h


LG G3
25:38h


LG G Pro 2
25:37h


LG G Flex
25:19h


Sony Xperia T2 Ultra
25:16h


LG G2
25:15h


Samsung Galaxy A7
25:12h


BlackBerry Passport
25:12h


Huawei Ascend Mate
25:12h


Samsung Galaxy A7 Duos
25:12h


Motorola Nexus 6
25:03h


Samsung Galaxy A8 Duos
25:02h


Samsung Galaxy A8
25:02h


alcatel Hero
25:02h


Oppo N1
25:01h


Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo
24:52h


Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
24:29h


Sony Xperia Z Ultra
24:23h


Oppo R7s
24:03h


Apple iPhone 6 Plus
23:49h


Xiaomi Mi 4s
23:25h


Motorola Moto X Force
23:22h


LG AKA
23:20h


Sony Xperia Z3
23:13h


Meizu PRO 5
23:10h


Microsoft Lumia 640 Dual SIM
23:09h


Microsoft Lumia 640 LTE
23:09h


Microsoft Lumia 640 LTE Dual SIM
23:09h


Oppo R7
22:58h


Samsung Galaxy S7
22:57h


Samsung P6200 Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus
22:42h


Motorola Moto E (2nd gen)
22:36h


Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (USA)
22:32h


Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)
22:23h


Motorola Moto X Style
22:23h


ZTE nubia Z9
22:20h


Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue
22:16h


Lenovo ZUK Z1
22:13h


Nokia Lumia 1020
22:13h


Sony Xperia Z2
22:13h


HTC One Max
22:13h


Nokia Lumia 1320
22:13h


Samsung Galaxy Core LTE
22:13h


Sony Xperia C3 Dual
22:11h


Meizu MX4 Pro
22:09h


Yota YotaPhone 2
22:09h


Samsung ATIV SE
22:05h


Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MediaTek)
22:02h


Xiaomi Redmi Note
21:41h


Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
21:39h


Motorola RAZR MAXX
21:18h


Oppo F1 Plus
21:07h


Xiaomi Mi 4i
21:02h


Meizu m2 note
20:55h


Huawei Nexus 6P
20:50h


LG Optimus G Pro E985
20:45h


HTC One M9
20:44h


Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
20:42h


HTC 10
20:42h


Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)
20:40h


Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
20:27h


Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX
20:24h


Asus Zenfone Selfie ZD551KL
20:22h


Motorola RAZR i XT890
20:07h


Huawei Ascend Mate7
20:06h


Samsung Galaxy A3 Duos
20:04h


Samsung Galaxy E7
20:04h


Samsung Galaxy A3
20:04h


Meizu Pro 6
14:44h

Later we ran our web browsing script and the Meizu Pro 6 failed to impress posting a subpar endurance of 7 and a half hours. The m3 note did way above average with its 11 hours and easily tops its competition right there.

Web browsing

Gionee Marathon M5
30:51h


Asus Zenfone Max ZC550KL
20:22h


Huawei Mate 8
17:05h


Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G
16:41h


Sony Xperia E4
16:40h


Samsung Galaxy S6 active
16:25h


Xiaomi Redmi 3
15:11h


Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet LTE
15:05h


Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
14:52h


Sony Xperia Z5
14:35h


Meizu MX4
14:06h


Huawei Ascend Mate7
13:53h


Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
13:32h


Huawei P8
13:32h


Samsung Galaxy A9 (2016)
13:26h


Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
13:14h


HTC Butterfly 2
13:11h


Meizu m1 note
13:05h


Huawei Honor 6
12:59h


Apple iPhone SE
12:55h


Meizu PRO 5
12:51h


Xiaomi Mi 5
12:50h


Sony Xperia C
12:45h


Motorola Moto E (2nd gen)
12:42h


Nokia Lumia 1520
12:40h


Acer Liquid X2
12:39h


Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
12:37h


HTC One (M8) for Windows
12:31h


HTC Desire 700 dual sim
12:30h


HTC One (M8)
12:29h


Apple iPhone 6s
12:27h


Samsung Galaxy A8
12:18h


Samsung Galaxy A8 Duos
12:18h


ZTE nubia Z9
12:18h


Sony Xperia T2 Ultra
12:17h


Sony Xperia Z3
12:03h


Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016)
11:55h


Nokia XL
11:54h


Motorola Moto X Play
11:52h


Apple iPhone 6s Plus
11:51h


Sony Xperia Z3+
11:51h


HTC Desire 816
11:48h


Sony Xperia C3 Dual
11:47h


LG G2
11:42h


Samsung Galaxy A5 Duos
11:36h


Samsung Galaxy A5
11:36h


Meizu m3 note
11:33h


Meizu m1 metal
11:33h


Sony Xperia E4g
11:32h


Sony Xperia Z2
11:32h


Motorola DROID Turbo
11:31h


Sony Xperia E1
11:30h


Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
11:20h


Sony Xperia ZR
11:20h


HTC One Max
11:20h


HTC Butterfly S
11:07h


Asus PadFone X
11:07h


LG G2 mini
11:02h


Samsung Galaxy Note 4
11:01h


Nokia Lumia 1320
10:58h


Samsung Galaxy S6 edge
10:56h


Samsung Galaxy S6
10:56h


HTC Desire 510
10:53h


Microsoft Lumia 532
10:52h


Microsoft Lumia 532 Dual SIM
10:52h


Motorola Moto G 4G
10:52h


Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
10:50h


Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)
10:50h


Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Dual SIM
10:50h


Lenovo ZUK Z1
10:46h


Samsung Galaxy Note5
10:43h


Oppo R7 Plus
10:39h


Huawei Honor 7
10:38h


LG AKA
10:38h


Nokia Lumia 830
10:36h


vivo V3Max
10:31h


Apple iPhone 6
10:29h


Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+
10:25h


Meizu MX4 Pro
10:24h


Microsoft Lumia 640 LTE Dual SIM
10:23h


Microsoft Lumia 640 LTE
10:23h


Microsoft Lumia 640 Dual SIM
10:23h


Nokia Lumia 630
10:18h


Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Dual SIM
10:14h


Microsoft Lumia 640 XL
10:14h


Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE
10:14h


Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE Dual SIM
10:14h


Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MediaTek)
10:12h


BlackBerry Passport
10:12h


Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (USA)
10:09h


BlackBerry Q5
10:04h


HTC One (E8)
10:02h


HTC Desire Eye
10:02h


Nokia Lumia 635
10:00h


Huawei G8
10:00h


Huawei Honor 5X
10:00h


Apple iPhone 5s
9:58h


HTC One
9:58h


Apple iPhone 5
9:56h


Meizu m2 note
9:54h


Meizu Pro 6
7:36h

Finally, both phones did well on the looped video playback – the Pro 6 lasted 10 hours before its battery hit the 10% mark while the m3 note managed to run for 11 hours.

Video playback

Gionee Marathon M5
26:24h


Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
20:08h


LG G Flex
19:57h


Samsung Galaxy A9 (2016)
18:36h


Oppo R7 Plus
18:04h


Samsung Galaxy S6 active
18:03h


Meizu PRO 5
18:02h


Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G
18:01h


Samsung Galaxy Note 4
17:52h


Xiaomi Redmi 3
17:50h


Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (USA)
16:54h


Motorola RAZR MAXX
16:35h


Samsung Galaxy J7
16:22h


Asus Zenfone Max ZC550KL
15:40h


Motorola Moto X Force
15:07h


Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
15:03h


Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet LTE
14:58h


Samsung Galaxy E7
14:57h


Samsung Galaxy S7
14:50h


Apple iPhone SE
14:17h


Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX
14:17h


Lenovo ZUK Z1
14:14h


Oppo R7s
14:05h


Huawei Ascend Mate7
14:04h


Apple iPhone 6s Plus
13:57h


Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+
13:53h


Xiaomi Mi 5
13:52h


Samsung Galaxy Note5
13:51h


Motorola DROID Turbo
13:41h


Samsung Galaxy Note 3
13:32h


Nokia Lumia 1020
13:12h


Sony Xperia T2 Ultra
13:12h


Samsung I9190 Galaxy S4 mini
13:12h


HTC One Max
13:11h


Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016)
13:08h


Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
13:04h


Motorola Moto E (2nd gen)
13:04h


Sony Xperia C
12:53h


Acer Liquid Jade Primo
12:53h


Samsung Galaxy Premier I9260
12:51h


Huawei Honor 6
12:51h


Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
12:51h


Samsung Galaxy A8
12:45h


Samsung Galaxy A8 Duos
12:45h


Acer Liquid X2
12:42h


Meizu MX4 Pro
12:41h


Huawei Mate 8
12:34h


Nokia Lumia 1520
12:31h


Samsung I9505 Galaxy S4
12:30h


BlackBerry Q5
12:28h


Sony Xperia C3 Dual
12:22h


Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)
12:21h


Huawei Ascend Mate
12:18h


Sony Xperia Z2
12:16h


Oppo F1 Plus
12:13h


Samsung Galaxy S6
12:12h


Samsung Galaxy S6 edge
12:12h


Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 LTE
12:10h


Motorola Moto X Play
12:06h


LG AKA
11:54h


Sony Xperia Z3
11:47h


Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo
11:38h


Samsung P6800 Galaxy Tab 7.7
11:37h


Asus Zenfone Selfie ZD551KL
11:32h


Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4
11:29h


Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100
11:27h


Huawei Mate S
11:26h


OnePlus One
11:23h


Meizu m3 note
11:18h


HTC One (E8)
11:16h


HTC One (M8) for Windows
11:15h


Apple iPhone 6 Plus
11:15h


BlackBerry Q10
11:15h


Samsung Galaxy S5
11:15h


Oppo N1
11:15h


Meizu m1 note
11:09h


Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
11:02h


Asus PadFone X
11:01h


Xiaomi Mi 4c
10:47h


BlackBerry Passport
10:46h


Apple iPhone 6s
10:46h


vivo X5Max
10:44h


vivo X5Pro
10:41h


Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
10:41h


Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
10:38h


Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Dual SIM
10:38h


Samsung Galaxy J2
10:35h


LG G Flex2
10:35h


Xiaomi Mi 4s
10:35h


HTC Desire Eye
10:35h


HTC Desire 816
10:34h


Apple iPhone 5s
10:31h


HTC Butterfly 2
10:26h


LG G2 mini
10:23h


LG G5 SE
10:21h


LG G5
10:21h


Nokia Lumia 735
10:20h


Huawei G8
10:20h


Apple iPhone 5
10:12h


HTC One (M8)
10:11h


Meizu Pro 6
9:57h

Of course, the standby endurance is heavily participating in the final rating and the Pro 6 did average on both the single-SIM and dual-SIM standby. The m3 note, on the other hand, aced those two trials.

The Meizu Pro 6 rating of 57 hours isn’t too bad – it means you can use the Pro 6 for two full days and then some if you are to make an hour of 3G talks, web browsing and video playback each day. Putting a second SIM card drops the rating down to 54 hours. But then again the new MediaTek Helio X25 is far from an energy efficient hardware, just like the rest of the MT chipsets we’ve met so far.

Meizu Pro 6

The Meizu m3 note and its great scores on the individual tests scored an overall endurance rating of 93 hours. That means you can use the m3 note for just shy of 4 full days if you are to make an hour each of 3G talks, web browsing and video playback a day. Putting a second SIM card drops the rating down to 92 hours.

Meizu m3 note

The battery testing procedure is described in detail in case you’re interested in the nitty-gritties. You can also check out our complete battery test table, where you can see how all of the smartphones we’ve tested will compare under your own typical use.