Meizu MX3 Launch Full specifications and details!

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The Meizu MX3 launch is in full swing. We’ll add all the latest news from the launch event in Beijing here as it happens!

The MX3 has been uncovered and it is unsurprisingly much like the previous MX2, but Meizu have managed to surprise us a few times with what they have done with the new phone!

Meizu MX3 design

First off is the new design. It is larger than the MX2 measuring in at 66.1 x 110.2mm but at 9.1mm it is 21% thinner than the MX2. While we are doing comparisons the battery in the MX3 is 35% larger than the MX2 and the screen is 20% bigger. If we compare that to the iPhone 5 then the MX3 offers 64% screen!

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As usual the Meizu have but a lot in to the design of the MX3 and the whole first part of the MX3 launch was taken up with statistics as to why they chose to design the phone they way they have.

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Meizu MX3 display

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Moving on to the display the panel on the MX3 is a 5.1-inch unit with an aspect ratio of 15:9 (as we reported before the launch) and a pixel density of 415PPI! Leaks were correct as the display is manufactured by Sharp and JDI, and uses similar technology that Sony, Hitachi and Toshiba are currently using.

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Meizu MX3 Performance

Again our sources were right on the money with the processor and the MX3 does in fact use the Octa-core Exynos 5 processor from Samsung with 2GB DDR3 RAM.

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In addition to the powerful Octa-core CPU, Meizu have worked on improving the battery live of the MX3 and have added some interesting features including 5G WIFI which can save up to %50 power, PSE screen refresh and a Sensor Hub, which helps the phone work on the Little side of the CPU rather.

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According to Meizu’s calculations this all adds up to 14 hours of 3G, 12 hours of 2G, 9 hours of 3G web browsing, 10 hours of WIFI web browsing, 7 hours of 1080 video, 40 hours of music of 393 hours of standby time from the small 2400mAh Sony battery!

Meizu MX3 camera

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Just before the launch of the MX3 we heard news that the MX3 wouldn’t have a 13 mega-pixel camera but instead an 8 mega-pixel unit. This has turned out to be surprisingly true!

Meizu are stating that the 8 mega-pixel sensor with F2.0 Aperture on the MX2 can absorb more light and is capable of capturing images 21% faster than before.

As for the sensor it is a third generation Sony back illuminated 8 mega-pixel sensor which also allows for a faster burst mode!

Meizu MX3 other details

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Meizu started as a MP3 manufacture and they have continued to follow their audio roots with each and every phone they have launched to date. The MX3 is no different and features a Wolfson audio processor for better headphone performance.

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The MX3 also supports Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, intelligent dual band WIFI and NFC.

Flyme 3.0

Although Meizu have always made great hardware their phones have always been let down by their often buggy Flyme ROM.

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The latest version of Flyme promises to end this and builds upon features which were first launched with the MX2.

The Smart Bar returns as Smartbar 2.0, a feature I actually really like. It is basically a virtual menu bar which disappears when not in use to increase the useable screen size.

Flyme 3.0 now offers sliding menus, plus a way of using apps over apps which can be seen here with a calculator application running over the keyboard.

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We could go on about the changes in Flyme 3.0 but there are so many we should really leave room for an article of it’s own!

Meizu MX3 pricing!

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Meizu have launched 7 versions of the Meizu MX3 in total. 4 phones will be available on China Mobiles TD-SCDAMA a 16GB/32GB/64GB/128GB with pricing starting at $408 rising to $653, while China Unicom users can choose between a 16/32/64GB versions priced at $441 for the base model rising to $539 for the flagship option.

We’ll have more Meizu MX3 news at it is available!

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Abbie is a self confessed Chinese phone addict! After cutting her teeth on the Meizu M9 she hasn't been able to keep away from Chinese phones keeping her ear to the ground especially for the latest Shanzhai and clone news!

  • Stan

    Would the MX3 work with GSM? i mean, would it work in europe as well? or just and only china, the phone is awesome! i want!

    • http://www.gizchina.com Andi

      It should if you get the China Unicom version of the phone.

      • Stan

        Thanks for the feedback. But china unicom won’t have the 128 GB version, is that right?… :(

        • Stan

          btw, would you have any idea where i could get the “real” phone that works overhere, from a reliable seller that ships also to europe/switzerland?

          • Simon

            liaow.com

            They sell genuine Meizu

  • joe

    Wow expensive, I just bought an Oppo Find 5 on ebay for three hundred bucks.

    • Marius

      Could you give me the link to this ? I find it a bit hard to believe.

  • Adi

    OMG! Andi tell me those pics are edited! :O

  • yoavst

    is Exynos 5 Octa 5410 or 5 octa 5420?

  • daede

    i can’t understand how big it is.. the article says only display size, i’ like to know also the phone size! i normally put the whole phone in my pocket not only the display :) :)

  • Louisclub

    impressive. especially the F2.0 lens. i don’t know if any of you tried the already big aperture on the Xiaomi Mi2s camera, it has a F2.2 lens. its very good in low light compared with my galaxy s3 (using the same app). now with a f2.0 lens? i wish i had to change my phone, so i could justify the few thousands RMB.

    also, what aspect ratio is that?! 15:9 really? might be useful for emails and web browsing, not so useful for video.

  • Doron

    I was meizu mx2 Its was wonderful phone
    Its like good this phone

  • olivier

    I’m not impressed, too iphonish look …

    • Simon

      Thats the whole point of Meizu. They are original iPhone clone makers.

    • Airyl

      How does it look iPhone-ish? The home button?

      • Simon

        Airyl the original Meizu MX was branded an iPhone clone (I think their idea was to make people think, that the iPhone wasnt the best smartphone around at that time.) We know that to be true anyway !!

        • Airyl

          Yes, I do know that. I just feel that the MX3 doesn’t look much more iPhone-ish than a Samsung S4, apart from the home button, of course.

          • Simon

            I totally agree with you there.

        • http://www.gizchina.com Andi

          Yes, Meizu were blasted by the media for the Meizu M8 as it did look a lot like the iPhone. In reality though the M8 was actually an amazing piece of design and development, probably on par with the first iPhone.

  • Jobayer

    Gotta wait for Mi3

    • louis450

      I am waiting for MI3,too.I favor a series products of xiaomi.

  • https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nazir/129553720567082 Nazir

    Another dud will not have a patch update to support this great shit Android.

    In Poland, they do not want to sell at all to sell in any store

    • Dropskz

      heheh Nazir trolls everywhere xD

  • Simon

    A side by side comparison should be good.

  • vincenzo

    Does this phone have Android 4.3 with Bluetooth Low Energy enabled??
    thanks

  • Airyl

    The question now is, will Andi be upgrading to this, the Xiaomi Mi3 or the Oppo N1?

    • totzi11

      I vote for Xiaomi!! No doubt!

      PD: Meizu in few time… bankruptcy

      • Simon

        Meizu is a very popular brand with rich russians, don’t count on it.

    • Simon

      Will Xiaomi Mi3 be slightly cheaper also. The countdown begins.

    • http://www.gizchina.com Andi

      Remember at the start of the year I had the same choice. Xiaomi Mi2, Meizu MX2 or Oppo Find 5. Xiaomi won then and I’m pretty sure they will this time round, but I am still going to check the others out too.

      • Airyl

        Hopefully another poll is in the planning process. :D

  • anony

    How about SD card support?

  • Harald

    It’s the phone of the Meizu

  • Simon

    If there is a 128 GB version, who needs microSD !

    • Airyl

      People who buy the 16GB version. :P

    • anony

      People who don’t want to shell $300 for overpriced storage. Or people who have many 64GB SD card around.

      But mimicking you; “If there’s a phone with external storage around (with better spec to booth) who needs MX3?”

      • Airyl

        People who want the cheapest Samsung Octa core phone in the world. :D

        • anony

          Octa Core is just a gimmick and marketing talk, even S600 is better.

          First hand experience.

  • helm10101

    Too expensive, I thought chinese phones were meant to be at an affordable price, not higher than some other well known brands that have better specs and less bugs..

    • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwpHu3p8sioyqMrfrMpxm4A CPO

      Name some. Besides the Nexus 4, we already know about that one. As far as I know, the MX3 is the most powerful phone out right now too. Idk what’s better the exynos 8 core or the snapdragon 800, but there’s only one 800 phone right now I think anyways.

    • Louisclub

      other well know brand that have better specs? i know some may have dual sim.. but a 8cores 128G 1080p with a f2.0 camera, i didnt see that anywhere with the latest samsung apple and htc

    • Airyl

      This phone is specificationally similar to the Galaxy S4. An unlocked Galaxy S4 with 64GB storage is $890. The Meizu, which uses the same chipset, costs $539 for the 64GB version. The main differences between the 2 are that the Meizu will have better build quality, a lower MP but higher aperture camera, Flyme OS, no expandable memory, a more premium design, and a 15:9 display ratio as opposed to the S4’s 16:9 ratio. Don’t think it’s that expensive considering your getting a phone marketed as better than the S4.

  • Stef

    Another phablet… What’s the point of so many features if one can hardly use the phone one handed. There are some people who like phablets (phones bigger than 130×65), let them but also release flagships for us regular folk.

    I came to the Chinese phone market ’cause it is/was size sensitive, but with the latest onslaught of humongous phones I’d have to revert back to the west (maybe motorolla).

    • Airyl

      I can use them one handed, and I’m pretty sure I’m regular folk. It just takes a bit of time to adjust, that’s all. :)

  • Allanitomwesh

    DDR3 Ram,this phone is actually well priced I’d say,fast for sure if it is exynos 5420.

  • louis450

    yes,i also think its screen is so large,never the less MEIZU 3 have a marvelous design.It is a flagship mobile phone than others.oh i have a small question about where i buy could let me be reassuring?

  • Carlos Paixao

    I was hopping more from Meizu.

    *5.1 inch is good but 139mm doesnt. Xperia ZQ has 5.0 display within131mm body.

    *bezels higher than 2.5mm are big for nowadays.

    Now I’ll wait 1 year for MX4, maybe and stick with my current device.

    • Airyl

      The ZQ is 9.8mm thick with a slightly smaller battery, so it makes sense the phone isn’t as tall as the MX3. The 0.1 inch larger screen may also slightly contribute to the size.

  • Trowbridge40

    @Helm10101 how cheap do you want it to be the cheapest version figures out at a little over £250 the only phone only phone that I know with quad core specs in the Europe at least is the Nexus 4 but every other phone is £500 and more coupled with the fact that you would have to pay duty and its coming from the other side of the world unless you can find someone company who pay that. Its cheap remember we have a tax system.