Pros Many bells and whistles.
Cons Does require a little bit of technie skills. Because it's not iPod, hard to find accesories.
Summary I've had the M6 for 4 months and it's been just great. I use this every day on the commute to and from work. Plays many open music files types, avi's, displays pictures, voice record, fm radio w/ record, games, calculator, clock, stopwatch, calendar and awesome sound with eq. Not to mention the 2.4 inch screen.
Through reading the meizume forum have added many more tricks to my player. Support of Album art, custom fm station list, system icon, custom play list. Will support lyrics display, but then album art won't display (I think). Needless to say, for the price this blows away any other pmp. Happy Meizu owner.
Pros Size, look, feel, Processor Speed, No proprietary s/w or cables, drag n drop files, audio quality, radio/voice record
Cons Sliding menu selector is jumpy- should have had a sensitivity adjustment; needs customization of menu gui
Summary I've had it about 1 month now- I can't beleive how many features are packed into a stack of 5 credit cards. The sound quality and customization is excellent. The fact that there is no proprietary s/w required is better. Another person complained about not having any s/w, my answer to that: THAT is the point. When plugged into your computer, it's just another drive for storage. Pics, video, sound, etc.
The fact that its being supported by Meizu with f/w upgrades is even better, though I haven't tried any yet, since it's flying just fine. I just dumped about 4 cd's of wma's and mp3'S in it and they played beautifully. I want to buy an RCA to 3.5mm cable to plug into my home and office stereos soon. Also need to buy an Alpine interface cable for my car stereo head unit.
Everyone whom I've showed it to is amazed; last night it went around a bar for about 20 minutes. The finish and fit is impeccable and made of a hybrid Lexan by GE- I did tons of research before committing to it.
It's only 4 gb, but if I need more than 3 to 4 gb of audio or jpegs or short avi clips for my commute and occasional travels, I have bigger issues.
It does more than a Nano, costs less and is way more durable. Yes, Meizu copied the from factor of the Nano, but what's new. The Japanese proved to the American auto industry: you can do better; Meizu has shown apple the same with this device.
They have an 8gb device out, but they migrated the design closer to the Nano and in doing so gave up some screen size. Oh well.
The only h/w improvement they could do on this [besides a sensitivity control for the scroll pad] would be an add-on wireless headphone b/t module.
They do make some cool accessories for it, such as a silicone skin, an external AA battery module, a travel AC power plug.
This unit is going to be hard to top if all you want is a small, slick, nearly all media player.
I may buy another just to have as a backup if this one gets lost or crushed or someother accident ends it's life- Like a cell phone and a PC, it would be hard to be w/out it.
Pros Great Screen, Great Layout, Non-scratch surface, Price
Cons Navigation was tricky at first, No synch software, no playlists
Summary I just got my own Meizu in the mail yesterday, and I am so impressed with this tiny device! Using included software, I was able to encode my video for the Meizu (which saves in a format that takes up 2/3 less memory). I was also able to quickly copy my music and photos to the Meizu with no problems. This is, without a doubt, better than any iPod I've ever had or seen, and this little device makes me never want to see another terrible Apple product. It's sturdy, tiny, and very functional. The manual was a very nice inclusion, but the software included was lacking. There was no easy-synch software (like iTunes) that I was used to using. Also, the navigation was a bit tricky at first, and is very peculiar (and in some instances non-sensical and confusing). Its design is semi-original, but the marketing, packaging, etc. is a rip-off from the iPod. If Meizu gained its own destinctive style, fixed the software issue, and worked out its navigation, I'd give this MP3 player 9.5/10. For now, I give this MP3 player 8.5/10.Updated
After using the Meizu for 6 months, it just freakin fell apart. Touchpad goes nuts and controls itself, the player freezes all the time, and the headphones broke just a month ago. ***?
Pros Sound is just superb,FM radio has very good reception and its recording quality is equally best,videos are decently sharp and crystal clear,very light weight and can be kept in a pocket easily,battery life is good and a wall charger is fast charging.
Cons No accessories kike neck strap,pouch and hand strap.Silicon cover is provided.
Pros Album art. Uses either MTP or MSC, FM radio, Xvid video, Ogg, FLAC.
Cons Video lag, no dedicated volume buttons
Summary Correction to the Editor Review: New firmware allows album art to be displayed. Just put "album.jpg" in the folder with songs who's ID3 tags have album "album" with pixel size about 200x200.
I am a Linux user, and love the MSC connection. Drag and drop works great. The sound quality is excellent and the screen looks good too. I love that I can customize my background/font color/menu lists. Also, I can make playlists in .m3u format on my computer and transfer them to the Meizu. You can also make 3 on the go playlists and save them as playlist1, 2, and 3. You can edit the names once you connect to the computer.
The video was slightly tricky, you can only use 20fps and bitrates between 200 and 500 or the videos won't play. Using mencoder, I experienced some video lag once the video was on the player. I fixed this by adding the line "-delay -0.23" in my encoding preferences. It would also be nice to have dedicated volume buttons. The touch pad is easy if you're used to an iPod, but can be touch if you're used to more tactile buttons.
Overall this is an excellent player. The video lag problem may go away with future firmware upgrades. The sound quality blows away my girlfriend's ipod and my old Samsung YP-U1. I highly recommend this "iPod Killer."