Meizu MX3 launched, world’s cheapest 8-core phone

Meizu have finally launched the Meizu MX3 and it becomes the world’s cheapest 8-core Android phone on the market!

Meizu launched the MX3 last evening at the Beijing Watercube. There were a few surprises such as the 8 mega-pixel F2.0 rear camera, but overall most of the major specification details were the same as rumours had reported.

meizu mx3 hands on

The MX3 has a 5.1-inch display with a resolution of 1800 x 1080, which gives the phone a unique aspect ratio of 15:9 and a pixel density of 415ppi. Even with the large display Meizu have kept bezels to just 2.9mm keeping the width of the phone down to just 66.1mm (dimensions of the Meizu MX3 are 139 x 66.1 x 9.1mm).

meizu mx3 hands on

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The MX3 is first non Samsung phone to launch with the Samsung Exynos 5 octa-core processor made up of 4 x A7 and 4 x A15 processors. This set up allows the phone to switch from the slower processor to the larger when it is needed then back again which improves energy efficiency and battery life. there is also 2GB RAM, 2MB of L2 cache and a 2400mAh Sony battery built-in to the phone.

meizu mx3 hands on

Meizu have various models of the Meizu MX3 available, the cheapest being the 16GB option for 2499 Yuan ($408), a quick Google search shows us that a comparable Samsung Galaxy S4 costs £549.99 in the UK at Argos ($855)! Making the MX3 the most affordable 8-core phone on the market today! There are also a 32GB, 64GB and flagship 128G8 versions available.

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  1. KennyG
    September 2, 2013

    Waiting on you guys to do a unboxing and test 🙂

  2. FTP
    September 2, 2013

    Would the price situation be same as Xiaomi Phones.
    Phones are cheap only in china if you want buy those internationally it cost a lot.. In case the phones prices are less there is a high chance those are clones, sold as real one. I had ordered a Xiaomi M2A but i got a CLONE and had to ship it back. In the process i lost time and money.

    So for MX3 assuming the NFC Version of phone cost 450 USD then for international buyers would need to spend around 600 USD and atleast here in India because of economy (USD INR), Samsung S4 would be at-least 10% Cheaper then MX3..

    • September 3, 2013

      From online store/dealer/seller you had bought M2A and for wt price?

      I’m also in market for a phone, and these Chinese phones tempts me but when I the stories like yours I again pull back my leg and thinks abt DESI phones like Micromax,Spice,Xolo, etc.. Of course those are also re-branded Chinese phones but at least have business in India.

      I was all most zeroed on Neo n003 but after Andis full review I’m not satisfied with it. I’m again confused now.

  3. yogi
    September 2, 2013

    I feel sorry for my indian friends with rupee falling low.
    I hv lot of gizmo crazy frnds there.

  4. LinuxMint
    September 3, 2013

    “Samsung Exynos 5 octa-core processor made up of 4 A7 and 5 A15 processors”
    Really? 5 A15s?
    Both, the first Exynos 5410 with Cluster Migration only and its refined Global Task Scheduling successor 5420 have four A7 and A15 cores each.
    So, what kind of Exynos is being used in Meizu’s MX3?

    • LinuxMint
      September 3, 2013

      Forgot to ask: is global 5-band UMTS aka W-CDMA supported?
      And what about LTE? At this price level, 7+ band LTE support also is expected.

    • September 3, 2013

      That would be 9 wouldn’t …. fixed

  5. Airyl
    September 3, 2013

    You know what Meizu? This is the first time I’ve ever said this to you, but SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY! (Unless Xiaomi steals the show, but I prefer the Meizu design WAY more than the Lumia style Xiaomi leaked a while ago.)