Chinese smartphone manufacturer Meizu has officially unveiled its M3 Note in China at its event today in Beijing. We have seen the previous M series phones like Meizu m1 Note and Meizu m2 Note doing quite well in the market. This time again Meizu has continued its reputation for delivering quality budget friendly phone which deliver outstanding value for money.

(UPDATE: Meizu m3 Note has been launched in India at INR 9,999 on May 11)

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Meizu M3 Note Pros

  • 3 GB RAM and octa-core processor
  • Primary camera shoots good quality pictures
  • 4K Video Recording
  • Huge battery
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • FHD display
  • Premium Build
  • Value for money

Meizu M3 Note Cons

  • Battery not user replaceable
  • Hybrid SIM slot
  • No NFC

Meizu M3 Note Specifications

Key SpecsMeizu M3 Note
Display5.5 inches LTPS display
Screen ResolutionFHD (1920 x 1080)
Operating SystemAndroid Lollipop 5.1
Processor 1.8 GHz Octa-Core
ChipsetMediatek Helio P10
Memory3 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 32 GB
Storage UpgradeYes
Primary Camera13 MP with LED flash
Video recording1080p@30fps
Secondary Camera5 MP with
Battery 4100 mAh
Fingerprint SensorYes
NFCNo
4G readyYes
SIM card typeDual-SIM Hybrid
WaterproofNo
Weight163 gms
Price INR 9,999

Question- How is Design and Build Quality?

Answer- The Meizu M3 Note comes with a 5.5 inch display that has super thin bezels and a great looking front. Despite of the 4100 mAh battery, this phone looks slim and the in-hand feel is amazing. The front has 2.5D curved glass which runs around the rounded sides and a curved back to give it a better hold. The back looks exactly like the Meizu MX5 and the material is also the same. The metal build makes it sturdy and surely a tough competitor for other phones in its range.

Question- Does the Meizu M3 Note Have Dual SIM Slots?

Answer- Yes, it has dual SIM slots, and the second SIM slot is hybrid.

Question- Does the Meizu M3 Note Have microSD Expansion option?

Answer- Yes, it has a hybrid SIM slot which allows you to put microSD card in the SIM 2 slot.

Question- What comes inside the box?

Answer- The box has Meizu M3 Note, SIM ejection tool, documentation, USB cable, 2 pin wall charger.

Question- Does Meizu M3 Note Have Display Glass Protection?

Answer- Yes, it comes with Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

Question- How is the Display of the Meizu M3 Note?

Answer- It comes with a 5.5 inch full HD (1080p) LTPS display with 403 ppi density. The display seems very impressive for the price it comes for. Display looks bright and crisp in normal lights as well as in outdoors. Viewing angles of the display are also fair.

Question- Does Meizu M3 Note Support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer- Yes, it supports adaptive brightness.

Question- Are navigation Buttons Backlit?

Answer- There are no navigation buttons available on this phone.

Question- Which OS Version, Type Runs on Phone?

Answer- It comes with the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with the Flyme OS on top.

Question- Is there any Finger Print Sensor, How Good or Bad It Is?

Answer- Yes, it has a fingerprint sensor baked in the home button and it works very fast.

Question- Is Fast Charging Supported in Meizu M3 Note?

Answer- We are not sure if it has fast charging feature or not.

Question- How Much Free Internal Storage is Available to User?

Answer- 8.4 GB is available out of 16 GB at user end.

Question- Can Apps be moved to SD card on Meizu M3 Note?

Answer- We are not sure about it but we will update this as soon as we receive the review unit.

Question- How Much Bloatware Apps are Pre-installed, Are They Removable?

Answer- It comes with very few bloatware apps from Meizu. You do not have an option to remove it.

Question- Does it have LED notification light?

Answer- Yes, it does have a LED notification light.

Question- Does it support USB OTG?

Answer- Yes, it supports USB OTG but it was unable to detect the OTG drive in our case.

Question- Does Meizu M3 Note offer theme options to choose from?

Answer- Yes, M3 Note offers a lot of online themes to choose.

Question- How loud is The Loudspeaker?

Answer- We could not test the loudspeaker quality of the m3 note.

Question- How is the Call quality?

Answer- The call quality is good, the voice was clear and the network reception was also great.

Question- How good is The Camera Quality of the Meizu M3 Note?

Answer- It has a 13 MP rear camera with PDAF and f/2.2 aperture, and the front camera is 5 MP shooter. Both the cameras perform good in natural light as well as well-lit artificial lights. The pictures showed good amount of details and colours but nothing very dissimilar from its competitors like Le 1s.

Question- Can we Play Full HD 1080p Videos on Meizu M3 Note?

Answer- Yes, it is capable of playing Full HD videos.

Question- How is Battery Backup on Meizu M3 Note?

Answer- Battery is the main highlight feature of this device, it packs a 4100 mAh battery under the hood. It can easily manage to run for more than 1 and a half day after moderate usage.

Question- What Color Variants are Available for Meizu M3 Note?

Answer– Silver, Grey and Gold variant of the M3 Note are available for purchase.

Question- Can we set the display colour temperature on Meizu M3 Note?

Answer- Yes, you can change display temperature.

Question- Is there any in-built power saver in the Meizu M3 Note?

Answer- Yes, it has different power saving modes to improve the battery efficiency.

Question- Which Sensors are available on Meizu M3 Note?

Answer- Onboard sensors include accelerometer, gyroscope, ambient light, and magnetometer.

Question- Does it have IR blaster?

Answer- No

Question- What is the Weight of Meizu M3 Note?

Answer- It weighs 163 grams.

Question- Does It Support Tap Wake up Commands?

Answer- No, it does not support tap to wake up command.

Question- Does It Support Voice Wake up Commands?

Answer- No, it does not support voice wake up commands.

Question- Does M3 Note support VoLTE?

Answer- Yes, it supports VoLTE. 

Question- What are the connectivity options in Meizu M3 Note?

Answer- The connectivity options include 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with BLE, and GPS/ A-GPS connectivity.

Question- What is the weight and dimensions of Meizu M3 Note?

Answer- It weighs in at 163 grams, measures 153.6×75.5×8.2mm.

Question- Does Meizu M3 Note Have Heating Issues?

Answer- We are not able to test the heating on this device till now.

Question- Can Meizu M3 Note be connected to a Bluetooth Headset?

Answer- Yes, it can be connected to a Bluetooth headset.

Question- Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing Supported?

Answer- Yes, you can create hotspot to share internet from this device.

Conclusion

The Meizu M3 Note is certainly one of the best choices among the smartphones of its segment with the MediaTek’s most known processor, fingerprint sensor, metal unibody and 3 GB RAM.