Meizu MX3 lands in France, but plenty of questions remain

Meizu had their French announcement yesterday (launch isn’t quite the word), but very important questions remain.

At an event in Paris, Meizu announced that they would be offering the Meizu MX3 in France with prices ranging from 449 to 549 Euros off contract and depending on which memory option you go for. Compared to the prices here in China that is a huge jump, the 16GB MX3 costs just 235 Euros here in China!

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Not only is the price way higher than we, and many Meizu fans would have hoped but the MX3 misses the most important feature a premium smartphone (and that’s the market Meizu are after) must have. Where as similar phones from LG, Apple and Sony have 4G LTE the MX3 doesn’t. Why didn’t they wait and launch the MX4 instead?

Although ‘officially’ available in France, Meizu have not mentioned who they have partnered with to sell their octacore phone. We know that shops and online stores will offer the MX3 but when and which ones we haven’t a clue. What we do know is that Meizu have not teamed up with a French carrier.

So as excited as we are about Meizu entering Europe, we would hardly call this a launch.

As for which countries are next, Italy sounds likely with Spain coming afterwards.

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  1. Xiaolu
    March 6, 2014

    MX4 is need to keep the hype up!

    Ubuntu version would be great too… though quite early yet. A full convergence device coming from Meizu and powered by Ubuntu could really shock the market (someone said “MX5”?) but at the very least will have to wait until April 2015 (with the Ubuntu 15.04 release).

    Hope my phone lasts until then (need to save money, it won’t be that cheap).

  2. Joholn
    March 7, 2014

    Someone in France is being greedy, what a surprise. Rest of Europe will follow, best to buy from Chna.

  3. Ibiskus
    March 7, 2014

    I’m french and I will never buy the mx3 at this price. I prefer buying in china. And if I really want to buy a chinese phone there we have the brand wiko that import phones in our country. They have gond design.

    • PeterPan
      March 7, 2014

      How come you can write English lol.

      • Ibiskus
        March 8, 2014


  4. John
    March 9, 2014

    A list price like that allows them to set an intermediate actual retail price and still claim to be a good discount.