MEIIGOO M1 Review | Product Introduction
MEIIGOO M1 is a new Chinese flagship smartphone with an external back cover that resembles the iPhone 6 design. It’s available in three colors: Black, Grey, and Gold with a body made of metal. Powered by a MediaTek Helio P20 SoC, running under the latest Android 7.0 Nougat OS.
The MEIIGOO M1 features a 5.5-inch Full HD display and comes with built-in high capacity 4000mAh battery along with 6GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage (depending on model). For best user experience the company added a Gyroscope, Orientation, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Light ambient, and a fingerprint (Touch ID) Recognition sensor embedded inside the home button.
On the front of the MEIIGOO M1, you have an 8.0MP shooter for selfie photography and a pair of sensors located on the rear upper corner of the phone. One SOCELL (Main) sensor by Samsung, and right next to it a secondary 8.0 MP enhancement sensor.
MEIIGOO M1 Review | Black Edition
MEIIGOO M1 Review | Gold Edition
MEIIGOO M1 Review | Gray Edition
MEIIGOO M1 Review Focus:
- Product introduction.
- Products Highlights
- Package Content
- Build Quality & Appearance
- Hardware Platform
- Software, Display, Cameras, Speakers, Audio, Microphone, Navigation, Battery
- Pros & Cons
- Final Verdict
- MEIIGOO M1 Review Rating
MEIIGOO M1 Highlights:
- Brand: MEIIGOO
- Model: M1
- Color: Black, Gold, Gray
- Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat
- Chipset: MediaTek Helio P20 MT6757
- CPU: Octa-Core 4×2.39GHz Cortex-A53 + 4×1.6GHz Cortex-A53
- GPU: ARM Mali-T880 MP2, 900 MHz, 2-Cores
- Screen: 5.5 inch 2.5D Curved Glass Screen, FHD (1920 * 1080 pixels)
- Cameras: 13 MP & 8 MP PDAF Dual Main Cameras + 8 MP Front
- Memory & Storage: 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM, External Memory card up to 128GB
- Battery: Non-Removable 4,000 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 5V/2A Quick Charge
- I/O Interface: Type-C USB Port, 3.5 mm Headphone Jack
- Sensors: Fingerprint (Touch ID), Gyroscope Sensor, E-compass, Geomagnetic Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Light Sensor, Gravity Sensor.
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0
- Dual SIM: NANO SIM + NANO SIM / TF Card
- Network: GSM 850/900/1800 / 1900MHz, WCDMA 850/900/1700/1900/ 2100MHz, FDD-LTE B1 / B2 / B3 / B12 / B17 / B19 / B20, Supported 2G & 3G & 4G LTE Network.
MEIIGOO M1 Specifications:
|OS:||Android 7.0, Supports OTA Update|
|Style:||Touch Screen Phone|
|Processor Cores:||Octa-core, 64-bit|
|CPU:||MediaTeK Helio P20 (MTK6757)|
|GPU:||Mali-T880 MP2 600MHz|
|Color:||Grey, Gold, Black|
|Storage:||128GB Extendable, TF card not included|
|4G:||FDD-LTE Band 1 (2100MHz), Band 2 (1900MHz), Band 3 (1800MHz), Band 4 (1700MHz), Band 5 (850MHz), Band 7 (2600MHz), Band 8 (900MHz), Band 12 (700MHz), Band 17 (700MHz), Band 19 (850MHz), Band 20 (800MHz), TDD-LTE Band 38(2570-2620), Band 39(1880-1920), Band 40(2300-2400), Band 41(2555-2575)|
|3G:||WCDMA Band 1 (2100MHz), Band 2 (1900MHz), Band 4 (1700MHz), Band 5 (850MHz), Band 8 (900MHz)|
|2G:||GSM Band 2 (1900MHz), Band 3 (1800MHz), Band 5 (850MHz), Band 8 (900MHz)|
|Standby:||2 SIM 2 Standby|
|SIM Card:||Micro SIM Card, Nano SIM Card|
|Data Transfer:||LTE, HSPA+, HSPA, EDGE, GPRS|
|Screen Type:||FHD, In-cell, 3.0D Screen, G+F+F, Touch screen, Capacitive|
|Screen Resolution:||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Screen Lock:||Fingerprint Recognition|
|Color Gamut Value:||95% NTSC|
|Battery:||4000mAh, Built-in, 5V/2A Quick Charge|
|Unlocked:||Yes (without contract)|
|Back Camera:||Dual Camera 13MP + 8.0MP, Sony IMX214 + GC0310, f/2.2 + f/2.2, 79.8° + 68° Wide Angles|
|Front Camera:||8.0 MP, GC8024, f/2.2|
|Camera Functions:||HDR, Dual Tone LED Flash, Panorama, Continuous shot, Facial Beautification|
|Sensor:||Gyroscope Sensor, E-compass, Geomagnetic Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Light Sensor, Gravity Sensor|
|WiFi:||802.11b/g/n/ac, WiFi Hotspot|
|Ports:||1 x Micro SIM Card Slot, 1 x Nano SIM Card/TF Card Slot, USB Type-C, 3.5mm Audio Jack|
|Language:||English, Spanish, Italian, Russian, German, French, Hebrew, Hungarian, Greek, Portuguese, Afrikaans, Malay, Indonesian, Catalonian, Czech, Danish, Croatian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Dutch, Polish, Norwegian, Romanian, Romansh, Slovak, Slovenian, Finnish, Swedish, Vietnamese, Turkish, Bulgarian, Serbian, Ukrainian, Arabic, Persian, Hindi, Thai, Korean, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Filipino, Zulu, Bengali, Urdu, Burmese|
|Installed Apps:||Google Play Store, FM Radio, Gmail, Sound Recorder, Calculator, Clock, Calendar, etc.|
|Other Feature:||OTG, Notification Led Light, Reverse Charging, HotKnot, Smart Wake, Gesture Sensing, VPN, Scheduled Power On & Off|
|Video Resolution:||720P, 1080P|
|Video Format:||AVI, MP4, FLV, 3GP, MOV, ASF, RMVB, RM, MKV|
|Audio Format:||FLAC, APE, MKA, M4A, AAC, WAV, MP3, AMR, OGG, MIDI|
|Picture Format:||JPG, BMP, GIF, PNG|
NOTE: Right plug of adapter would be sent according to your shipping country.
MEIIGOO M1 Package
MEIIGOO M1 | Unboxing
MEIIGOO M1 | Other Accessories
MEIIGOO M1 | Package Content
Build Quality & Appearance
The MEIIGOO M1 phone has curved edges design and also very slim, which can easily slide into a small pocket. The device is built mostly from metal and partially from plastic materials weighing 185 gr. Also, I tried to find external design flaws and I didn’t find any which is a good thing. My personal feeling holding and carrying the phone was nothing but positive.
MEIIGOO M1 | Full view
MEIIGOO M1 | A Closer Look
Based on MediaTek Helio P20 SoC. The MEIIGOO M1 is equipped with the same amount of 6GB RAM with the same SoC as in the previously reviewed DOOGEE Mix phone running an octa-core (eight cores) processor. One cluster is composed of 4 operating at a maximum frequency up to 2.39 GHz, while the other remaining four cores operate at max frequency up to 1.6GHz. That being said, The Mali-T880 MP2 GPU in this device is ideal for high-end users and very capable of running high graphic games. Jumping into benchmark test results, AnTuTu score was very close to the Mix device that ranked 60176 with a score of 59874.
MEIIGOO M1 | AnTuTu Benchmark
MEIIGOO M1 | Geekbench Benchmark
After testing the phone with Geekbench 4 App the test results were in favor of the MEIIGOO M1 as shown in the photos below.
Geekbench | DOOGEE Mix vs MEIIGOO M1
The M1 came with a clean Android stock ROM with TinyDeal Mobile shopping App pre-installed. Few features worth mentioning related to both hardware and Android OS are the G-sensor and proximity sensors calibration function and Another feature not commonly available in all Chinese smartphones, which is the ‘LED Notification’ function that lets you get a visual notification when a Message was received via IM Apps, Email, SMS, when Charging, or getting notification upon unanswered calls and so forth.
MEIIGOO M1 | Android OS 7.0
M1 comes with a 5.5 inch 10 point Multi-Touch display. From my impression, the picture quality was sharp and very bright, even when I set the screen to a lower brightness level. The responsiveness of the screen upon touch was good, and if I would rank the screen quality it would get a score of 9 of 10.
- Speakers – Where relatively loud with good and clear sound.
- Microphone – The microphone performed very well, and was very sensitive picking up sounds across the room in a distance of few meters.
Although the M1 hardware based on MediaTek Helio P20 does support quick charging technology, the provided charger included in the package was a standard 5V -A2. According to my test, using the provided charger it took 1:38 until the 4000MAh battery was fully charged.
MEIIGOO M1 | Battery Charging Test
Battery Usage (screen-on time)
After using the phone for web browsing. Running few IM Apps, such as WeChat and Whats-app with only 15- 16% of battery usage remaining, just before the phone entered into low power usage mode I managed to get 7:30 of screen-on time.
Worked out of the box and tested with ‘GPS-Test’ App. According to my test result, the average satellites fix accuracy ranged between 2-3 meters.
All the needed must have sensors are included with the M1. You have the orientation, accelerometer, gyroscope, fingerprint, light, proximity and the most important one, the Magnetometer sensor that works in combination with the GPS and improves accuracy. very needed if you are planning on navigating with maps stored locally on the phone, without any internet connection. The manufacturer also included a simple Compass App that basically uses the Magnetometer sensor capability to identify magnetic fields.
The Rear Sony IMX214 13.0MP camera along with the secondary 8.0MP sensor produced very average quality photos and decent ones that did turn out ok were taken in optimal light conditions. In low light, the picture became grainy and blurred. At this point, I think a better optimization to the camera software is needed, and hopefully, the manufacturer will provide such update soon.
Indoors Photos (Rear Camera)
Outdoors Photos (Rear Camera)
MEIIGOO M1 is a very good phone. well designed, light and easy to carry. In terms of capabilities, it has high-end hardware specifications closer to the flagship device. You will be able to run high graphics demanding apps, including games. The rear camera didn’t produce amazing photos, but initially, I didn’t expect it to have a premium level camera. having said that, this phone has more cons than pros and I definitely recommend it.
Pros & Cons
- 6GB RAM
- Excellent GPS
- LED notification feature
- Good build quality & design
- High-Performance Hardware ( Good for playing Games).
- High-quality display
- Lightweight (185 gr)
- Rear camera produces average quality photos (Software update will be available soon).