Meizu has launched its latest 4G smartphone, the Meizu m3s in India earlier this week. The Meizu m3s comes with a 5 inch HD IPS LCD display and is powered by an Octa core Mediatek processor. The device comes with 2 / 3 GB RAM and supports 4G LTE. The Meizu m3s has been priced at Rs. 7,999 and Rs. 9,299 respectively.
The Coolpad Mega was launched in India in August. The device comes with a 5.5 inch HD IPS LCD display and is powered by a Quad core Mediatek processor clubbed with 3 GB RAM. The Coolpad Mega has been priced at Rs. 6,999.
Meizu m3s vs Coolpad Mega Specifications
|Key Specs||Meizu m3s||Coolpad Mega|
|Display||5 inch IPS LCD||5.5 inch IPS LCD|
|Screen Resolution||720 X 1280 pixels||720 X 1280 pixels|
|Operating System||Android 5.1 Lollipop||Android 6.0 Marshmallow|
|Processor||Octa-core 1.5 GHz||1.0 GHz Quad core|
|Chipset||Mediatek MT6750||Mediatek MT6735P|
|Memory||2 / 3 GB||3 GB RAM|
|Inbuilt Storage||16 / 32 GB||16 GB|
|Storage Upgrade||Yes, up to 256 GB||Yes, up to 32 GB|
|Primary Camera||13 MP, f/2.2, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash||8 MP, f/2.2, autofocus, LED flash|
|Secondary Camera||5 MP||8 MP|
|Battery||3,020 mAh||2,500 mAh|
|SIM card type||Yes||Dual|
|Weight||138 grams||143 grams|
|Dimensions||141.9 x 69.9 x 8.3 mm||76.8x153x7.85mm|
|Price||2 GB - 7,999|
3 GB - 9,299
Design & Build
The Meizu m3s comes with a complete metal body except the top and bottom. The top and bottom are made of plastic for better antenna reception. The device is very light. It weighs 138 grams and is only 8.3 mm thick. It has a great grip and feels elegant to hold.
The Coolpad Mega is made out of plastic on the back but has metal on the sides. It feels solid to hold and the plastic back does not feel cheap. The Coolpad Mega is also very light and weighs 143 grams. It is very easy to hold as it is only 7.85 mm thick.
The Meizu m3s features a 5 inch HD IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. It comes with a pixel density of ~294 PPI.
The Coolpad Mega features a 5.5 inch HD IPS LCD display with a resolution of 720 X 1280 pixels. The device comes with a pixel density of ~267 ppi.
Hardware and Storage
The Meizu m3s is powered by a 1.5 GHz Octa core Mediatek MT6750 processor clubbed with Mali-T860MP2 GPU. The device is available in 2 / 3 GB RAM variants with 16 / 32 GB of internal storage. The storage on the device can be further expanded up to 256 GB via microSD card.
The Coolpad Mega is powered by a 1.0 GHz Quad core Mediatek MT6735P clubbed with Mali-T720MP2 GPU. The device comes with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. The internal storage on the device can be further expanded up to 32 GB via microSD card.
The Meizu m3s features a 13 MP primary camera with f/2.2 aperture, phase detection autofocus and dual-LED flash. The camera can record videos up to 1080p @ 30 FPS. The camera comes with features such as geo-tagging, touch focus and face detection. On the front, the device sports a 5 MP secondary camera with f/2.0 aperture.
The Coolpad Mega features an 8 MP primary camera with f/2.2 aperture, autofocus and LED flash. The camera can record videos up to 1080p @ 30 FPS. The camera comes with features such as geo-tagging, touch focus and face detection. On the front, the device sports an 8 MP secondary camera with f/2.2 aperture.
The Meizu m3s is powered by a 3,020 mAh battery and the Coolpad Mega is powered by a 2,500 mAh battery. Neither of the devices support Fast Charge. The Meizu m3s easily wins in the battery department as it comes with a higher capacity battery.
Pricing & Availability
The Meizu m3s is available in two storage variants, 2 GB and 3 GB. The 2 GB variant has been priced at Rs. 7,999 and the 3 GB variant has been priced at Rs. 9,299. The Meizu m3s will be sold exclusively by Snapdeal in Gold, Silver and Grey color options.
The Coolpad Mega has been priced at Rs. 6,999 and is being exclusively sold by Amazon India. The device is available in Royal Gold and Champagne Gold color options.
While the Coolpad Mega is priced at Rs. 6,999 only, the 2 GB variant of the Meizu m3s that is available for Rs. 7,999 seems like a better option as it comes with a better camera and a bigger battery. The only downside is that the device comes with 2 GB RAM compared to Coolpad Mega’s 3 GB RAM. The 3 GB variant of the Meizu m3s has been priced at Rs. 9,299 and the price difference makes it harder to compare this variant.