Meizu M3 Note launched – here are the specs and pricing details


meizu m3 note launch

Meizu have just wrapped up the launch of the Meizu M3 Note in Beijing, here are the specs they released for their latest budget phone.

There were plenty of rumours about the Meizu M3 Note and finally today we got the answers we were waiting for. So let’s start with the details that the rumours got right.

Well the Meizu M3 Note has become the first ‘M’ phone from Meizu that has a metal body, which makes the M3 Note a close competitor to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, the latest Lenovo phones and even Meizu’s own Meizu Metal phone.

The metal body has the same look as other current metal Meizu phones (MX5, Pro 5, Meizu Metal) but the body does appear much slimmer than previous phones and the volume and power buttons are now located in a groove on the side of the phone making them appear more flush to the body.

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Meizu have used a 13 mega-pixel camera on the rear of the Meizu M3 Note and have managed to keep the camera flush with the body even with the inclusion of a much larger 4100mAh built in battery.

meizu m3 note launch

A tray in the side of the Meizu M3 Note can accept either dual SIM cards or a single SIM and 128GB SD card. Network support is ‘full netcom’ meaning it will work on all Chinese networks. The phone also supports VOLTE.

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As seen on previous Meizu phones, the M3 Note will come in a dark grey with black face or gold colour with white face around the 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 display.

meizu m3 note launch

Below the display is Meizu’s Touch 2.1, a physical home button with integrated fingerprint scanner. Above the screen on the forehead of the phone is a 5 mega-pixel selfie camera.

meizu m3 note launch

The guts of the Meizu M3 Note include 3GB RAM + 32GB eMMC 5.1 memory if you opt for the high-end version or 2GB + 16GB for the entry-level version.

meizu m3 note launch

Both versions of the phone run an 8 core 1.8Ghz Helio P10 chipset with Mali T860 GPU.

Meizu M3 Note Specifications

meizu m3 note launch

  • 5.5-inch 2.5D display
  • mTouch 2.1 fingerprint scanner
  • Mediatek Helio P10 chipset
  • 3GB + 32GB or 2GB + 16GB
  • 4100mAh battery
  • All metal body
  • 13 mega-pixel main camera
  • 5 mega-pixel front

Pricing for the Meizu M3 Note is lower than leaked with the 2GB RAM model selling for only 799 Yuan and the 3GB RAM version costing just 999 Yuan (100 Yuan less than the Meizu Metal). The phone will be available in China from the 11th April.

So what do you think of Meizu’s latest smartphone?

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163 Comments

  1. Agant Renown
    April 6, 2016

    It’s great to see a bump on its battery, considering it uses helio p10. I hope it has good battery life. If that’s proven i might consider it to replace my current m2 note

    • realjjj
      April 6, 2016

      P10 is using TSMC 28HPC+, should lead in power vs other similar SoCs on a slightly lesser process.

      • Agant Renown
        April 6, 2016

        Yes sure 28nm is great enough. I wish to see mtk soc with 14nm process and great per core performance in the future, rather than using a million cores.

        • realjjj
          April 6, 2016

          Let me explain, there are many different versions for 28nm, Mediatek here is using HPC+, it’s a new version with some 15% better perf than HPC.
          As for 14nm, they announced the P20 on 16ff+ and that should be better than Samsung’s 14nm but it won’t be out all that soon. http://mediatek-helio.com/p20/
          Ofc if you want perf for cheap, look at SD650/652 and X20 based devices.

  2. realjjj
    April 6, 2016

    Too bad that they are stuck on the home button madness and that it’s the MT6755m not MT6755 but at least that helps further with battery life. The P10 should lead in battery life vs what Qualcomm has and older MTK SoCs, pairing it with that battery makes it a nice backup phone. It’s thin enough too at 8.2mm but tall at 153.6.
    All in all nothing to get excited about and the only surprise was the battery size.

    • balcobomber25
      April 6, 2016

      The home button is built into Flyme and works incredibly well. I wouldn’t want a Meizu phone without the home button. Without the excellent home button it is just another phone.

    • Sere83
      April 6, 2016

      home button madness? The single home button for back and fprint scanner and home is the best idea to occur to androids clunky 3 button navigation in a long time. I miss it after using it on my m2 for a while, much more intuitive imho. Also fprint sensor makes more sense on front of device. Show me another new device in this price range that looks as good as this, is probably built as good as this and has a battery as big as this. Dont say redmi note 3 either, because the speaker position is garbage on that as is the camera. Meizu build is better too.

      • balcobomber25
        April 6, 2016

        The thing I love about Flyme is the home button setup. I never realized how convenient it was to have one button that controls all of Androids main functions.

    • Wandering Android
      April 7, 2016

      Only took me day to adapt and love how a single button design works. Now, it just annoys me when i switch between a meizu to 3 button/touch android device.

  3. Rob
    April 6, 2016

    This is basically a slightly less powerful metal in effect although you do get the option of an extra gig of ram, although to be fair I’ve not encountered a single issue with 2gb. The single home button takes some getting used to, but when using other phones I find myself touching the middle button to go back only to close the application! I actually like this setup but understand when your not used to it that it can seem off putting.

    • realjjj
      April 6, 2016

      The battery life should be much better than the Metal as the X10 is rather power hungry. And ofc the LTE gets an upgrade but no wifi ac here. The Metal is 999CNY so does cost a bit more and all around this one is better balanced.Ofc it’s not an easy sell vs the Note 3 Pro for anyone that needs the extra perf.

      • Rob
        April 6, 2016

        I don’t agree regarding battery life, I can’t easily get 2+ days with moderate use and 1.5 days with heavy use including gaming. I’ve found the x10 to be very efficient, I’m also sure part of that is down to the rom as it’s been well optimised.

        • realjjj
          April 6, 2016

          No matter what you are getting, the fact remains that the X10 is rather power hungry vs other A53 based SoCs and the P10 will do much better., the bigger battery pushing that further.
          For this one Meizu claims 16 days standby, 17h video playback, 32h GSM call.

          • Rob
            April 6, 2016

            That maybe so, but I would rather a slightly more power hungry (and more powerful) SoC that is well optimised than a more efficient one that isn’t. Ultimately actual battery life is much more important than theoretical battery life.

            • realjjj
              April 6, 2016

              They are advertising the battery life hard, chances are they did optimize.

        • balcobomber25
          April 6, 2016

          I agree about the X10 I get around 2 days with the MX5, has been one of the more power efficient phones I have used.

          • Rob
            April 6, 2016

            Trouble is he’s obsessed with ‘on paper specs’ as we all know with Chinese tech it doesn’t always materials when you get the actual device. Apart from the MT6592, I’ve found their SoC’s to be generally pretty good on battery life as long as the rom hasn’t been screwed up.

            • balcobomber25
              April 6, 2016

              I am willing to bet he has never even used half of the SoC’s he argues about.

            • Rob
              April 6, 2016

              I bet he doesn’t even own a Chinese phone. It’s a pet hate of mine on this site when someone will argue with you over a phone they have never used and one you actually own telling you how it really is!

            • balcobomber25
              April 6, 2016

              I got into an argument once about the MX5 with someone and the persons response to me was “read the reviews of it”. Just made me shake my head and laugh.

            • Guaire
              April 6, 2016

              On the paper, the Metal got nearly twice as efficient LCD screen type (comparison to other budget phones) just like the Note 3.

  4. Steven Fox
    April 6, 2016

    As I told you, actual P10 devices launching with better specs and build quality at a lower price than the Elephone P9000(still not widely available). So, those of you who want to experience Helio P10, best wait two weeks and get this device, even if it is the 2GB version.

    • balcobomber25
      April 6, 2016

      I will be experiencing the P10 with the Gionee S8, but I will be paying twice as much as this lol.

      • Nick
        April 6, 2016

        Hi Balco, which one is the best phone between Redmi Note 3 Pro and Meizu M3 Note? Thanks.

        • balcobomber25
          April 6, 2016

          I think it really comes down to the individual and their needs. Both should be good phones (we won’t know until the M3 Note is reviewed), the Redmi should be more powerful and will have better software support.

          • Nick
            April 7, 2016

            Alright Balco, then I will go for the Note 3 Pro. I do prefer the design of the Meizu M3 Note but like you said RN3Pro is more powerful and will have a better support.

      • Steven Fox
        April 7, 2016

        Why so much faith in Gionee? I don`t see a reason to pay as much, and I`ve heard terrible things about Gionee’s Amigo OS.

        • balcobomber25
          April 7, 2016

          Their OS is a weak point there is no getting around that. But everything else is usually spot on. They use high quality components in all of their devices (like displays and memory from Samsung). Their build quality is among the best I have ever used. But for me it always comes down to one thing, camera. Despite their OS the camera optimization is usually very good. They work directly with Omnivision for most of their flagships, although the S8 could be using Samsung Isocell’s.

          • Steven Fox
            April 8, 2016

            Omnivision don`t get that much attention, but their sensors are usually on par with Samsung and Sony, just when it comes to shutter speed they lag a little bit, but the quality is definitely there.
            I know their build quality is really good, good luck with the phone, hope you post a review somewhere, would love to watch/read it.

  5. Wandering Android
    April 6, 2016

    No IR blaster on this thing?

  6. ufg
    April 6, 2016

    Is it better to buy this or the original MX5 from last year, do you think?

    • realjjj
      April 6, 2016

      The MX5 is 1499CNY(87% more), at that price you are better off with a Mi Note or OnePlus One.

      • illystor
        April 6, 2016

        Inclined to agree. OnePlus One if you’re after the battery life, since it has always been reported to be quite good in that department, and Mi Note if imaging is more important to you. Mi Note’s camera setup still seems to be one of the best Xiaomi’s done.

        • Sere83
          April 6, 2016

          I got both. I use OPO as daily driver as I prefer cyanogen to MIUI which i feel is too heavy a skin, also feel the mi note is too big. Mi note build is amazing though and camera better than OPO. Cyanogen is a bit sucky on OPO, not as stable as they would have you believe but it is decent. Battery has got worse over time, but was amazing for a long time and is still good. Im kind of done with these 2 no though would like something new. I’m hoping meizu pro 6 mini comes soon.

      • ufg
        April 6, 2016

        Meizu MX5 is 249 USD at gizchina shop atm, which is quite a bit cheaper than Mi Note and OPO, and not a lot more expensive than M3 Note, which is why I’m comparing the two. MX5 is older and has a good camera and slightly better processor, M3 note is brand new and cheaper. (battery life is not a big concern of mine)

        • realjjj
          April 6, 2016

          Mi Note low end version is 1499CNY, OPO official pricing is 249$.
          You are the one that brought up the MX5 as a competitor for this device and no matter how confused you might be, that remains true.

          • Thang Cheong Pin
            April 6, 2016

            I’ve recently got a Mi Note Pro 64gb for USD289.99. It’s a steal to me. Mi Note 16gb is available at USD229.99 now.
            I’ve M2 Note too and it’s a nice device to me except that WhatsApp will delay coming in when the phone went into deep sleep. Meizu home button is very useful and convenient to me. I’m still trying to get use to the home button of Mi Note Pro now.
            Both my M2 Note and Mi Note Pro came with China rom and both have only English and Chinese languages. English language is all I need and thus I’ve no problem with China rom.

      • balcobomber25
        April 6, 2016

        MX5 is a better phone than OnePlus One.

  7. abhishek sharma
    April 6, 2016

    any news regarding availability in India?

  8. tauerman
    April 6, 2016

    Hm, pricing is weird.
    On flosmall I see the 32GB version for 249$ and on giztop they seel the 16GB for 249$.
    That is as expensive as the Redmi Note 3 Pro.
    So at those prices it would make more sense to get Xiaomi?!!

    • realjjj
      April 6, 2016

      The phone isn’t even for sale yet, hits retail on April 11. Those stores are just charging a huge premium before supply is sufficient.

      • tauerman
        April 6, 2016

        At that price you could also get the Zopo Speed 8 for slightly more (279$)

        • Sere83
          April 6, 2016

          only issue being zopo make garbage phones

          • balcobomber25
            April 6, 2016

            At one time they made good phones, hopefully the Speed 8 will be the start of them returning to that.

      • tauerman
        April 6, 2016

        You are correct flosmall correct the price down to 159$

    • balcobomber25
      April 6, 2016

      Those are prelaunch prices, they almost always change after the phone actually launches.

  9. April 6, 2016

    I hope the gray version will be more darker than the previous model.

  10. April 6, 2016

    I thought the Meizu M2 Note was great, except for the display which was a fingerprint magnet. Let’s hope the M3 Note does not have this problem.

  11. Steve B
    April 6, 2016

    Great news on the final pricing, hopefully some resellers jumped the gun and will now adjust down accordingly.

  12. Hendrik
    April 6, 2016

    Been waiting for it a while, but would love to see a blue colored version of it as well.

  13. Agant Renown
    April 6, 2016

    It’s great to see a bump on its battery, considering it uses helio p10. I hope it has good battery life. If that’s proven i might consider it to replace my current m2 note

    • realjjj
      April 6, 2016

      P10 is using TSMC 28HPC+, should lead in power vs other similar SoCs on a slightly lesser process.

    • Agant Renown
      April 6, 2016

      Yes sure 28nm is great enough. I wish to see mtk soc with 14nm process and great per core performance in the future, rather than using a million cores.

    • realjjj
      April 6, 2016

      Let me explain, there are many different versions for 28nm, Mediatek here is using HPC+, it’s a new version with some 15% better perf than HPC.
      As for 14nm, they announced the P20 on 16ff+ and that should be better than Samsung’s 14nm but it won’t be out all that soon. http://mediatek-helio.com/p20/
      Ofc if you want perf for cheap, look at SD650/652 and X20 based devices, the X20 is rumored to only cost about 30$ and that might be true.

  14. realjjj
    April 6, 2016

    Too bad that they are stuck on the home button madness and that it’s the MT6755m not MT6755 but at least that helps further with battery life. The P10 should lead in battery life vs what Qualcomm has and older MTK SoCs, pairing it with that battery makes it a nice backup phone. It’s thin enough too at 8.2mm but tall at 153.6.
    All in all nothing to get excited about and the only surprise was the battery size.
    They listed it already on their site http://www.meizu.com/products/meilannote3/summary.html

    • balcobomber25
      April 6, 2016

      The home button is built into Flyme and works incredibly well. I wouldn’t want a Meizu phone without the home button. Without the excellent home button it is just another phone.

    • Sere83
      April 6, 2016

      home button madness? The single home button for back and fprint scanner and home is the best idea to occur to androids clunky 3 button navigation in a long time. I miss it after using it on my m2 for a while, much more intuitive imho. Also fprint sensor makes more sense on front of device. Show me another new device in this price range that looks as good as this, is probably built as good as this and has a battery as big as this. Dont say redmi note 3 either, because the speaker position is garbage on that as is the camera. Meizu build is better too.

    • balcobomber25
      April 7, 2016

      The thing I love about Flyme is the home button setup. I never realized how convenient it was to have one button that controls all of Androids main functions.

    • Wandering Android
      April 7, 2016

      Only took me day to adapt and love how a single button design works. Now, it just annoys me when i switch between a meizu to 3 button/touch android device.

  15. Rob
    April 6, 2016

    This is basically a slightly less powerful metal in effect although you do get the option of an extra gig of ram, although to be fair I’ve not encountered a single issue with 2gb. The single home button takes some getting used to, but when using other phones I find myself touching the middle button to go back only to close the application! I actually like this setup but understand when your not used to it that it can seem off putting.

    • realjjj
      April 6, 2016

      The battery life should be much better than the Metal as the X10 is rather power hungry. And ofc the LTE gets an upgrade but no wifi ac here. The Metal is 999CNY so does cost a bit more and all around this one is better balanced.Ofc it’s not an easy sell vs the Note 3 Pro for anyone that needs the extra perf.

    • Rob
      April 6, 2016

      I don’t agree regarding battery life, I can’t easily get 2+ days with moderate use and 1.5 days with heavy use including gaming. I’ve found the x10 to be very efficient, I’m also sure part of that is down to the rom as it’s been well optimised.

    • realjjj
      April 6, 2016

      No matter what you are getting, the fact remains that the X10 is rather power hungry vs other A53 based SoCs and the P10 will do much better., the bigger battery pushing that further.
      For this one Meizu claims 16 days standby, 17h video playback, 32h GSM call.

    • Rob
      April 6, 2016

      That maybe so, but I would rather a slightly more power hungry (and more powerful) SoC that is well optimised than a more efficient one that isn’t. Ultimately actual battery life is much more important than theoretical battery life.

    • realjjj
      April 6, 2016

      They are advertising the battery life hard, chances are they did optimize. The P10 is not only lower clocks , it also has a process advantage, the X10 is on 28HPM while the P10 is on HPC+.

    • balcobomber25
      April 6, 2016

      I agree about the X10 I get around 2 days with the MX5, has been one of the more power efficient phones I have used.

    • Rob
      April 6, 2016

      Trouble is he’s obsessed with ‘on paper specs’ as we all know with Chinese tech it doesn’t always materials when you get the actual device. Apart from the MT6592, I’ve found their SoC’s to be generally pretty good on battery life as long as the rom hasn’t been screwed up.

    • balcobomber25
      April 6, 2016

      I am willing to bet he has never even used half of the SoC’s he argues about.

    • Rob
      April 6, 2016

      I bet he doesn’t even own a Chinese phone. It’s a pet hate of mine on this site when someone will argue with you over a phone they have never used and one you actually own telling you how it really is!

    • balcobomber25
      April 6, 2016

      I got into an argument once about the MX5 with someone and the persons response to me was “read the reviews of it”. Just made me shake my head and laugh.

    • Guaire
      April 6, 2016

      On the paper, the Metal got nearly twice as efficient LCD screen type (comparison to other budget phones) just like the Note 3.

  16. tauerman
    April 6, 2016

    Seeing that the black border in the display is really small, I can choose thee white version over the black one https://translate.google.de/translate?hl=de&sl=zh-CN&tl=de&u=http%3A%2F%2Fbbs.meizu.cn%2Fthread-5927980-1-1.html

  17. Steven Fox
    April 6, 2016

    As I told you, actual P10 devices launching with better specs and build quality at a lower price than the Elephone P9000(still not widely available). So, those of you who want to experience Helio P10, best wait two weeks and get this device, even if it is the 2GB version.

    • balcobomber25
      April 6, 2016

      I will be experiencing the P10 with the Gionee S8, but I will be paying twice as much as this lol.

    • Guest
      April 6, 2016

      Hi Balco, which one is the best phone between Redmi Note 3 Pro and Meizu M3 Note? Thanks.

    • balcobomber25
      April 6, 2016

      I think it really comes down to the individual and their needs. Both should be good phones (we won’t know until the M3 Note is reviewed), the Redmi should be more powerful and will have better software support.

    • Guest
      April 7, 2016

      Alright Balco, then I will go for the Note 3 Pro. I do prefer the design of the Meizu M3 Note but like you said RN3Pro is more powerful and will have a better support.

    • Steven Fox
      April 7, 2016

      Why so much faith in Gionee? I don`t see a reason to pay as much, and I`ve heard terrible things about Gionee’s Amigo OS.

    • balcobomber25
      April 7, 2016

      Their OS is a weak point there is no getting around that. But everything else is usually spot on. They use high quality components in all of their devices (like displays and memory from Samsung). Their build quality is among the best I have ever used. But for me it always comes down to one thing, camera. Despite their OS the camera optimization is usually very good. They work directly with Omnivision for most of their flagships, although the S8 could be using Samsung Isocell’s.

    • Steven Fox
      April 8, 2016

      Omnivision don`t get that much attention, but their sensors are usually on par with Samsung and Sony, just when it comes to shutter speed they lag a little bit, but the quality is definitely there.
      I know their build quality is really good, good luck with the phone, hope you post a review somewhere, would love to watch/read it.

  18. Wandering Android
    April 6, 2016

    No IR blaster on this thing?

  19. ufg
    April 6, 2016

    Is it better to buy this or the original MX5 from last year, do you think?

    • realjjj
      April 6, 2016

      The MX5 is 1499CNY(87% more), at that price you are better off with a Mi Note or OnePlus One.

    • illystor
      April 6, 2016

      Inclined to agree. OnePlus One if you’re after the battery life, since it has always been reported to be quite good in that department, and Mi Note if imaging is more important to you. Mi Note’s camera setup still seems to be one of the best Xiaomi’s done.

    • ufg
      April 6, 2016

      Meizu MX5 is 249 USD at gizchina shop atm, which is quite a bit cheaper than Mi Note and OPO, and not a lot more expensive than M3 Note, which is why I’m comparing the two. MX5 is older and has a good camera and slightly better processor, M3 note is brand new and cheaper. (battery life is not a big concern of mine)

    • realjjj
      April 6, 2016

      Mi Note low end version is 1499CNY, OPO official pricing is 249$.
      You are the one that brought up the MX5 as a competitor for this device and no matter how confused you might be, that remains true.

    • balcobomber25
      April 6, 2016

      MX5 is a better phone than OnePlus One and can be found for as low as $209 online.

    • Sere83
      April 6, 2016

      I got both. I use OPO as daily driver as I prefer cyanogen to MIUI which i feel is too heavy a skin, also feel the mi note is too big. Mi note build is amazing though and camera better than OPO. Cyanogen is a bit sucky on OPO, not as stable as they would have you believe but it is decent. Battery has got worse over time, but was amazing for a long time and is still good. Im kind of done with these 2 no though would like something new. I’m hoping meizu pro 6 mini comes soon.

    • Thang Cheong Pin
      April 6, 2016

      I’ve recently got a Mi Note Pro 64gb for USD289.99. It’s a steal to me. Mi Note 16gb is available at USD229.99 now.
      I’ve M2 Note too and it’s a nice device to me except that WhatsApp will delay coming in when the phone went into deep sleep. Meizu home button is very useful and convenient to me. I’m still trying to get use to the home button of Mi Note Pro now.
      Both my M2 Note and Mi Note Pro came with China rom and both have only English and Chinese languages. English language is all I need and thus I’ve no problem with China rom.

  20. Nilzie
    April 6, 2016

    Only downside of meizu phones meizu makes some kind of differential between chinese and international models. you can force an install with adb of the international rom, but this has to be done every time you want to update the phone.

    • balcobomber25
      April 6, 2016

      Depends on which language you need you can just use the A rom which has no issues with updates.

      • Josef
        April 6, 2016

        So, does the A rom have English installed? Thanks.

        • balcobomber25
          April 6, 2016

          Yes the A rom is their generic ROM but it is just English and Chinese.

          • Nilzie
            April 6, 2016

            Im guessing it has their own app store, lacks gapps, has a few china only services installed that cant be removed without root. like chinese/non global miui

            • balcobomber25
              April 6, 2016

              It does come preloaded with the Meizu Store but you can also get the Playstore.

            • Nilzie
              April 7, 2016

              I can live with that but an annoyance I found on miui was that all the playstore links would automatically open in xiaomis app store rather than google play. There is no way to change default app store like there is for browser etc.

            • balcobomber25
              April 7, 2016

              Meizu doesn’t have that problem. The only annoyance I run into is with updates, i’ll get notifications from both stores.

  21. tauerman
    April 6, 2016

    Hm, pricing is weird.
    On flosmall I see the 32GB version for 249$ and on giztop they seel the 16GB for 249$.
    That is as expensive as the Redmi Note 3 Pro.
    So at those prices it would make more sense to get Xiaomi?!!

    • realjjj
      April 6, 2016

      The phone isn’t even for sale yet, hits retail on April 11. Those stores are just charging a huge premium before supply is sufficient.

    • tauerman
      April 6, 2016

      At that price you could also get the Zopo Speed 8 for slightly more (279$)

    • tauerman
      April 6, 2016

      You are correct flosmall correct the price down to 159$

    • balcobomber25
      April 6, 2016

      Those are prelaunch prices, they almost always change after the phone actually launches.

    • Sere83
      April 6, 2016

      only issue being zopo make garbage phones

    • balcobomber25
      April 7, 2016

      At one time they made good phones, hopefully the Speed 8 will be the start of them returning to that.

  22. Harith_Humam
    April 6, 2016

    I hope the gray version will be more darker than the previous model.

    • tauerman
      April 6, 2016

      I may have to disappoint you. It is brighter than on the MX5.
      EDIT: Ok, after looking around it seems the video showed the white version which has a brighter silver back. The black version has a darker silver than this.

    • tauerman
      April 6, 2016

      So here is a screenshot of the white/silver on the left and the black/gunmetal version on the right. Looks quite interesting:

    • Harith_Humam
      April 7, 2016

      I really want it in stealth grey colour like Model 3.

    • Harith_Humam
      April 7, 2016

      Model 3

    • tauerman
      April 7, 2016

      I don’t think that it is that dark.

    • tauerman
      April 7, 2016

      Nice color indeed:

  23. Agil Sulistyo
    April 6, 2016

    This think very acceptable price than oppo f1 plus… Same processor with helio p10, maybe oppo selling it for who do not about specifications of smartphone.. Just know the slogan ” selfie expert” yes expert for the price.. good job meizu.

  24. Moose
    April 6, 2016

    I thought the Meizu M2 Note was great, except for the display which was a fingerprint magnet. Let’s hope the M3 Note does not have this problem.

  25. Steve B
    April 6, 2016

    Great news on the final pricing, hopefully some resellers jumped the gun and will now adjust down accordingly.

  26. Hendrik
    April 6, 2016

    Been waiting for it a while, but would love to see a blue colored version of it as well.

  27. AbdulB1
    April 6, 2016

    Waiting for it…

  28. Kekro
    April 6, 2016

    As Meizu gadgets notification delays, I will delay forever for Meizu phones. M1 note made me mad. So, no, thanks!

    • balcobomber25
      April 6, 2016

      I haven’t had any issues with notifications on the MX5.

  29. tauerman
    April 6, 2016

    Seeing that the black border in the display is really small, I can choose thee white version over the black one https://translate.google.de/translate?hl=de&sl=zh-CN&tl=de&u=http%3A%2F%2Fbbs.meizu.cn%2Fthread-5927980-1-1.html

  30. Nilzie
    April 6, 2016

    Only downside of meizu phones meizu makes some kind of differential between chinese and international models. you can force an install with adb of the international rom, but this has to be done every time you want to update the phone.

    • balcobomber25
      April 6, 2016

      Depends on which language you need you can just use the A rom which has no issues with updates.

    • Josef
      April 6, 2016

      So, does the A rom have English installed? Thanks.

    • balcobomber25
      April 6, 2016

      Yes the A rom is their generic ROM but it is just English and Chinese.

    • Nilzie
      April 6, 2016

      Im guessing it has their own app store, lacks gapps, has a few china only services installed that cant be removed without root. like chinese/non global miui

    • balcobomber25
      April 6, 2016

      It does come preloaded with the Meizu Store but you can also get the Playstore.

    • Nilzie
      April 7, 2016

      I can live with that but an annoyance I found on miui was that all the playstore links would automatically open in xiaomis app store rather than google play. There is no way to change default app store like there is for browser etc.

    • balcobomber25
      April 7, 2016

      Meizu doesn’t have that problem. The only annoyance I run into is with updates, i’ll get notifications from both stores.

  31. Muhammad Yasir
    April 6, 2016

    Price is good !
    but where is SD card slot ?

    • Yussuf Sulaimanov
      April 6, 2016

      He told you that there is hybrid slot and you can expand the storage up to 128gb

      • Muhammad Yasir
        April 6, 2016

        k den

  32. Agil Sulistyo
    April 6, 2016

    This think very acceptable price than oppo f1 plus… Same processor with helio p10, maybe oppo selling it for who do not about specifications of smartphone.. Just know the slogan ” selfie expert” yes expert for the price.. good job meizu.

  33. Omer
    April 6, 2016

    Looking at the specs and some pics on gsmarena now.. 163 grams: Not exactly lightweight, but could have been worse for a 4100mAh phone. Top and bottom bezels are a bit too big for my taste. There’s pictures of one with black front with dark grey back: That one looks awesome.

  34. 3llawi
    April 6, 2016

    Whaaat Helio p10?

    Sorry Not interesting

    • balcobomber25
      April 6, 2016

      What are you expecting for a $120 phone?

      • Boompaneth
        April 6, 2016

        He’s expecting Snapdragon 820 priced at US$ 99.00

        • balcobomber25
          April 7, 2016

          Seems like it, people have some serious high expectations with new phone releases.

          • Sere83
            April 7, 2016

            Agreed. Hardware looks great for the price but sadly from what I have seen on youtube and elsewhere the camera on this looks like complete garbage. Quite disappointed in meizu really, not like the cant optimize cameras, even an older cheaper sensor could provide decent enough optics to give good photos at the price point. Seems like that is where they have cut corners.

  35. AbdulB1
    April 6, 2016

    Waiting for it…

  36. Guest
    April 6, 2016

    As Meizu gadgets notification delays, I will delay forever for Meizu phones. M1 note made me mad. So, no, thanks!

    • balcobomber25
      April 7, 2016

      I haven’t had any issues with notifications on the MX5.

  37. Guest
    April 6, 2016

    Price is good !
    but where is SD card slot ?

    • Guest
      April 6, 2016

      He told you that there is hybrid slot and you can expand the storage up to 128gb

    • Guest
      April 6, 2016

      k den

  38. Omer
    April 6, 2016

    Looking at the specs and some pics on gsmarena now.. 163 grams: Not exactly lightweight, but could have been worse for a 4100mAh phone. Top and bottom bezels are a bit too big for my taste. There’s pictures of one with black front with dark grey back: That one looks sweet

  39. 3llawi
    April 6, 2016

    Whaaat Helio p10?

    Sorry Not interesting

    • balcobomber25
      April 7, 2016

      What are you expecting for a $120 phone?

    • Boompaneth
      April 7, 2016

      He’s expecting Snapdragon 820 priced at US$ 99.00

    • balcobomber25
      April 7, 2016

      Seems like it, people have some serious high expectations with new phone releases.

    • Sere83
      April 7, 2016

      Agreed. Hardware looks great for the price but sadly from what I have seen on youtube and elsewhere the camera on this looks like complete garbage. Quite disappointed in meizu really, not like they don’t know how to optimize cameras, even an older cheaper sensor could provide decent enough optics to give good photos at the price point. Seems like that is where they have cut corners.

  40. Ivo001
    April 7, 2016

    I see 2 groups of drill holes on the bottom. Has this phone got single or double speakers?

    I’m looking for a metal phone with front or bottom mounted speakers, and preferably dual speakers. Got plenty of time left before i get something, but the Lenovo Vibe X3 and LeTv 1S are still on my shortlist.

  41. Ivo001
    April 7, 2016

    I see 2 groups of drill holes on the bottom. Has this phone got single or double speakers?

    I’m looking for a metal phone with front or bottom mounted speakers, and preferably dual speakers. Got plenty of time left before i get something, but the Lenovo Vibe X3 and LeTv 1S are still on my shortlist.

  42. lstar4real
    April 8, 2016

    Great!!! Been waiting for something like this from Meizu… I will love to switch from my xiaomi note 2 to this note 3……Can someone please confirm sim type….is it? 1micro sim / Nanosim& SD card slot or The 2 sims slot is Micro?

  43. lstar4real
    April 8, 2016

    Great!!! Been waiting for something like this from Meizu… I will love to switch from my xiaomi note 2 to this note 3……Can someone please confirm sim type….is it? 1micro sim / Nanosim& SD card slot or The 2 sims slot is Micro?

  44. vijay sud
    April 13, 2016

    Meizu would be well advised to strike into Indian market with a competitively priced M3 Note in 3and 2GB version @ INR 9999 and 8999 and atleast 50k units per week..they could beat Redmi Note 3, which is so scant, that most Indians are becoming wary of Xiaomi Flash sales with just few thousand Redmi Note 3 on offer.

  45. vijay sud
    April 13, 2016

    Meizu would be well advised to strike into Indian market with a competitively priced M3 Note in 3and 2GB version @ INR 9999 and 8999 and atleast 50k units per week..they could beat Redmi Note 3, which is so scant, that most Indians are becoming wary of Xiaomi Flash sales with just few thousand Redmi Note 3 on offer.

  46. agunrunner
    April 16, 2016

    I see gear best is trying to charge $298 for it

  47. agunrunner
    April 17, 2016

    I see gear best is trying to charge $298 for it