Mlais M4 Note: A Fashionable Mid-Ranger

Smartphones with large displays are often believed to be inadequate for ladies, but if you're a geek girl, you know how much of a difference it makes. Mlais M4 Note sports a 5.5" display and a lot of good specs for great performance all day long. Mlais is one of the newest names in the Chinese smartphone market, and as many other manufacturers from this country, it wants to prove that great performance doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. Their latest phablet, simply called M4 Note, is the perfect example of that. On top of its specs, the M4 also has a great design, fact that makes it the perfect companion for all sorts of activities. Staying up-to-date is very important in the modern world, and Mlais is fully aware of this. It equipped the M4 Note with Android 5.0 Lollipop, and considering that the phone is running on Mediatek's 64-bit MT6732 chipset, an ideal environment for modern apps got created this way. The chipset includes a quad-core CPU clocked at 1.5Ghz and a Mali760 MP2 GPU. Both of these are paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, which means that there's plenty of memory for installing apps and for running them simultaneously. The 5.5" IPS display has good viewing angles and contrast, facts that make it ideal for browsing, watching video clips and even gaming. While some may think that the HD resolution is a downside, I beg to differ. The 267ppi density is good enough to make pixels indistinguishable, and the 1280x720 resolution is more forgiving on the 2400mAh battery than FHD or QuadHD. Mlais has included a 13MP rear camera and an 8MP front-facing camera for capturing memories in all sorts of situations and lighting conditions. Should the internal memory prove insufficient for the great number of pictures, you're free to extend it using a microSD card of up to 64GB. In terms of connectivity, the M4 Note has GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and most importantly, 4G FDD-LTE in the following frequencies: 800/1800/2100/2600MHz. At a maximum speed of 150Mbps, it's way easier now to stream video content or browse feature-full websites. Using screen gestures is much easier than pressing the Home or Power button, going through the home screen or the app drawer, and launching the app you're interested in. To simplify use, Mlais enabled this feature in the M4 Note, and besides the existing gestures, users can easily create their own. One of the most important aspects of the M4 Note remains its fashionable design. To obtain the stainless steel frame this phablet is equipped with, steel has to undergo 40 steps and 193 processes. The result is a great looking device that is also very durable, and there's little more one could ask from a modern smartphone. Mlais M4 comes with a MSRP of $159.99, but it can currently be bought for much less than that. For example, you can get it for $129.99 on GearBest if you apply the coupon code M4 at checkout. If it's extreme performance you're looking for, the manufacturer has better smartphones in its portfolio, in the form of the M52 Note, for example, and promises to launch more excellent devices in the near future. Be social! Follow GadgetHer on Facebook and Twitter, and read more related stories about IKEA's QI wireless-charging furniture, or the Hello Kitty Beats by Dr. Dre.