The 1000-yuan phones market is one of the densely populated niches. That’s why many manufacturers even don’t try to enter there. But those who want to win customers’ hearts should have at least one representative there. Recently, a few smartphone makers announced their own models for this market. Most of them came with a full-screen design and were priced almost identically. Among them, the most eye-catching ones are the Xiaomi Redmi 5, Meizu M6S, and 360 N6 Lite. So let’s find out which of these handsets meets your requirements most. Thus we are going to learn which 1000-yuan smartphone is the best?
Read: Xiaomi Redmi 5 Review
Read: Meizu M6S Review
Xiaomi Redmi 5 vs Meizu M6S vs 360 N6 Lite: Hardware
The Xiaomi Redmi 5 comes with a 5.7-inch full-screen with a resolution of HD+, Snapdragon 450 chip, 3+32GB or 2+16GB of memory combination, 3300mAh battery, and runs on MIUI9 based on Android 7.1. The starting price tag is 799 yuan ($125).
The Meizu M6S sports an identical display, Samsung’s first Exynos 7872 processor, 3+32/64GB of memory combination, 3000mAh battery, and runs on Flyme 6 based on Android 7.0. The starting price is 999 yuan ($156).
Finally, the 360 N6 Lite is packed with a 5.93-inch Full HD+ display, Snapdragon 630 chip, 4/6GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, 5030mAh battery, and runs on 360 3.0 based on Android 7.1. As you see, this handset comes with better features, but the pricing remains the same in comparison to the Meizu’s model.
GeekBench 4 benchmark shows the Meizu M6S is the best in terms of a single-core testing. But the Snapdragon 630 chip of the 360 N6 provides way better performance in a multi-core test.
Finally, as for read/write speed testing, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 outruns all of its competitors.
Xiaomi Redmi 5 vs Meizu M6S vs 360 N6 Lite: Appearance
As we know, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Meizu M6S are using a full-screen design with an 18:9 aspect ratio, while their rival, the 360 N6 Lite comes with a 16:9 screen. However, in terms of viewing performance, they are almost equal. Obviously, it depends on the price range.
When it comes to the back, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 uses a symmetrical design. The body is curved for a better grip. And though its housing is made of plastic, thanks to a number of various processes, it provides a feeling of metal-touch.The Meizu M6S uses a specific type of zircon sandblasting that provides a gorgeous look and touch feeling. The same can be said about the 360 N6 Lite, which comes with rounded edges.
The Xiaomi Redmi 5 and 360 N6 Lite using a rear-mounted fingerprint reader, while the Meizu M6S has moved it to the right side.
Xiaomi Redmi 5 vs Meizu M6S vs 360 N6 Lite: Camera
Though not many people are expecting much from cameras of 1000-yuan machines, it’s still interesting to know how these phones perform. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 comes with a 12MP rear camera using a 1.25?m large pixel area. The 360 N6 Lite is packed with a 13MP camera sensor using an aperture of f/2.0. And finally, the Meizu M6S stands out among those models with its 16MP camera.
All three models are equipped with different cameras. Therefore, the shooting experience and photos should differ a lot. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 and 360 N6 shoot almost identically, but the colors reproduced by the M6S look warmer. The same can be said about the bokeh effect. The Meizu M6S comes in with better blurring results.
When it comes to the contrast and saturation, the Meizu phone showcases the most natural colors. The 360 N6 Lite comes with rich colors. The Xiaomi Redmi is between these models.
In terms of selfies, the Meizu M6S’ photos are closer to reality due to an 8MP front camera. The 360 N6 captures selfies with more whitening effect. The Xiaomi Redmi 5’s photos look more vivid.
Well, after all those tests and comparisons, we have come to these conclusions. If you want to buy a wallet-friendly full0screen phone with a superior performance, the best choice is the Meizu M6S. If you want to get a large-battery smartphone with a few other good features to meet your daily tasks, the 360 N6 Lite is the best. Finally, if you tough on a budget but want a full-screen handset, most likely you won’t find anything better than the Xiaomi Redmi 5.