The lower mid-range smartphone market is already buzzing with many interesting offerings, and joining them is the new Meizu m3 Note. The Chinese company debuted in India last year with the m1 Note and followed up with the m2 Note later that year. The m3 Note follows the same design language, but with beefed up internals.
The Meizu m3 Note continues to have the unibody metallic design and is powered by the 1.8GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor. There’s 3GB of RAM along with 32GB of internal storage to accompany the processor. The 5.5-inch display is a full HD offering with 2.5D screen. The phone runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with Meizu’s own FlymeOS on top of it. Thankfully it supports microSD card up to 128GB. Much like most other Meizu phones, the home button in the front doubles up as a fingerprint scanner and a back button as well.
The camera on m3 Note is a 13 Megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture along with Phase Detection Auto Focus and Dual LED flash. The front selfie camera is the usual 5 Megapixel one with f/2.0 aperture. The primary highlight of the phone is its 4,100 mAh battery which is amongst the biggest in its category.
The phone was launched last month in China for RMB 999. There was a 2GB RAM version launched for RMB 799 in China which isn’t coming to India yet. On the connectivity front, the smartphone offers 4G/LTE along with VoLTE, WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), micro-USB port, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS/A-GPS.
The MEIZU m3 note has been priced at Rs 9,999, and will be available exclusively on Amazon starting May 31st. It takes squarely on the likes of LeEco Le 1s Eco and Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 which have been doing quite well for themselves in this highly competitive smartphone segment in India. Stay tuned for our first impressions followed by a detailed review of Meizu m3 Note.