Meizu M3

Meizu M3 is the latest in a range of affordable smartphones from the Chinese company. It comes at the same sub-$100 price as its predecessor, the M2. Meizu has thrown in some upgrades and made the M3 a really interesting option in the entry level. A 5 inch HD display and an octa-core processor, not to forget a fingerprint sensor – this is not something you can expect in a sub-$100 smartphone. However, the Meizu M3 has it all and then some. In this post, we take a look at the pros, cons and answers to most frequently asked questions from our readers.

Meizu M3

Meizu M3 Pros

  • 3 GB RAM and octa-core processor
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Primary camera shoots good quality pictures
  • microSD card/ dual-SIM support
  • Value for money

Meizu M3 Cons

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

Meizu M3 Specifications

Key SpecsMeizu M3
Display5 inches IPS LCD display
Screen ResolutionHD (1280 x 720)
Operating SystemAndroid Lollipop 5.1
Processor 1.5 GHz Octa-Core
ChipsetMediatek MT6750
Memory2 GB/ 3 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 16/32 GB
Storage UpgradeYes
Primary Camera13 MP with dual-LED flash
Video recording1080p@30fps
Secondary Camera5 MP
Battery 2870 mAh
Fingerprint SensorYes
NFCNo
4G readyYes
SIM card typeDual-SIM
WaterproofNo
Weight132 gms
Price 2GB/ 16 GB- CNY 599
3GB/ 32 GB- CNY 799

Question- How is Design and Build Quality?

Answer- The Meizu M3 comes in a polycarbonate body that should make the phone very durable. The design is minimal and branding is decent. The color options include Gray, White, Blue, Pink, Gold so there’s an option for everyone.

Question- Does the Meizu M3 Have Dual SIM Slots?

Answer- Yes, it has dual SIM slots.

Question- Does the Meizu M3 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, SIM ejection tool, documentation, USB cable, 2 pin wall charger.

Question- Does Meizu M3 Have Display Glass Protection?

Answer- Yes, it comes with Schott Xensation cover glass.

Question- How is the Display of the Meizu M3?

Answer- It comes with a 5 inch HD (720p) IPS LCD display with 294 ppi density.

Question- Does Meizu M3 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 ?

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?

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- No, it does not support USB OTG.

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

Answer- Yes, M3 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.

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

Answer- Yes, you can play Full HD 1080p videos on the phone but the display will be restricted only up to HD.

Question- How is Battery Backup on Meizu M3?

Answer- It is too early right now to comment on the battery life of the Meizu M3. Once we are done with our review of the phone, we will update this post with the information.

Question- What Color Variants are Available for Meizu M3?

Answer– Gray, White, Blue, Pink, Gold variant of the M3 are available for purchase.

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

Answer- Yes, you can change display temperature.

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

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

Question- Which Sensors are available on Meizu M3?

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

Question- Does it have IR blaster?

Answer- No

Question- What is the Weight of Meizu M3?

Answer- It weighs 132 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 support VoLTE?

Answer- No information about VoLTE support is available till now.

Question- What are the connectivity options in Meizu M3?

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

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

Answer- It weighs in at 132 grams, measures 141.5×69.5×8.3mm.

Question- Does Meizu M3 Have Heating Issues?

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

Question- Can Meizu M3 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

At just CNY 599 ($92), the Meizu M3 looks like a fantastic option. Fingerprint sensor, a decent HD display, polycarbonate body and a pair of very well specced cameras make the phone a really good option. We look forward to getting our hands on this phone and we can’t wait to tell you what we think about it.

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Rounak is techie by heart and journalist by profession. He is responsible to take care of editing job at Gadgets To Use. Driven by curiosity and a thirst to learn new things in life, he is always intrigued by the things we can do with a gadget in our hands. A stock Android and Nexus fan, he also enjoys cricket and reading in his free time.