Launched: Meizu’s answer to the Mi Max, the M3 Max


Meizu M3 Max

Meizu M3 MaxMeizu have unveiled what we expected them to unveil — the Meizu M3 Max. The phone, as it’s name very bluntly suggests, is designed to go against the likes of the Mi Max.

The Meizu M3 Max is yet another phone with a large screen and a rathe subdued set of internals inside it. What you need to know before getting into the thick of things is that it’s powered by a MediaTek Helio P10 processor, and has 3GB of RAM. Take a look at the full specs below.

Meizu M3 Max

Meizu M3 Max Specifications

  • 6-inch 1920 x 1080p IPS display
  • MediaTek Helio P10 processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 64GB on-board storage (expandable by another 128GB)
  • 13 mega-pixel rear camera with PDAF (Sony IMX 258)
  • 5 mega-pixel front facing camera
  • 4100mAh battery
  • Dual hybrid SIM slot
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow powered Flyme OS 5.2
  • Physical Home button with fingerprint sensor
  • USB Type-C

As you can see from the specification set of the phone, there’s isn’t really anything special about this phone… but that’s been the trend with almost all ‘max’ phones, so you can’t really blame Meizu for it.

It is also surprising to note that there’s no 4GB RAM version of the device, which would’ve been a nice option to have. Anyway, where you do have a choice is the colors — it’ll go in Silver, Grey, Gold and Rose Gold, when it starts selling in China on the 13th of September for 1699 yuan or $254.

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34 Comments

  1. a
    September 5, 2016

    “The answer to Mi Max”
    Helio P10
    Nope

  2. SnowyCat
    September 5, 2016

    The Helio P10 is actually not bad..but really a step below the 650/652…why does Meizu just launch P10 phones? is that some kinad of deal with mediatek to sell x of p10?

    it just seems like they launche very month a different Meizu M3 Note

    • MattD
      September 5, 2016

      Mediatek is actually a share holder into meizu, so it’s not even a deal, just decisions from above!

  3. nganghanimtunla
    September 5, 2016

    helio p10 what a joke compared to snapdragon 650/652

  4. Morque
    September 5, 2016

    I don’t pay any penny for p10

  5. TheOracle
    September 5, 2016

    The first thing I look at with these 6″+ phones are their actual physical dimensions. So far no one has managed to surpass the screen to body ratio of the Mate 8.

    • Assefa Hanson
      September 5, 2016

      True 2 days ago I went to a Huawei store the first time I ever held a mate 8 I was super surprised to how small the bezels were online videos do no justice

  6. Simon
    September 5, 2016

    Wait for the Huawei Mate 9 🙂

  7. NextHype
    September 5, 2016

    When your company releases a P10 & Rose Gold phone in Q4 2016, you know you’ll have to fire a product manager. Hopefully.

  8. Nolan
    September 5, 2016

    Given that the SoC is Helio P10, these phones should be priced around the USD 119.99 mark, or possibly cheaper. I think the ideal price point would be USD 79.99.

    As for competing with the SnapDragon 65x fitted Mi Max etc., are they joking?
    Stupid MediaTek processors.

    • Twinkle
      September 5, 2016

      I will take a P10 phone only if it was less than 10 dollars. Anything more than that is a loss for me.

    • Ibrahim Bahakim
      September 5, 2016

      80USD.. Almost died laughing.. Don’t say that again. The laughing I did was very unhealthy.

      • Nolan
        September 5, 2016

        The “almost” part is so disappointing to hear. 🙁

        • Ibrahim Bahakim
          September 5, 2016

          Yep. I’d rather die than hearing some 80USD comments lol

        • Ibrahim Bahakim
          September 5, 2016

          Good try tho good try.

    • balcobomber25
      September 5, 2016

      Given that a phone is made up of dozens of components besides a SoC where did you come up with this price, besides your obvious MTK hatred?. The bill of materials is probably more than $79.99.

      I agree $250 is way to much for a phone like this but $79.99 is just hilarious. $149-199 is what it should have been priced at.

      • Banache
        September 5, 2016

        Hardly matters. What good is the rest of the spec sheet if the SoC is utter crap, and when SD 65.x phones are available for cheaper? (and even some SD 820 phones hovering around the $275 mark)? This phone has no remarkable feature, other than the extremely stupid price.

        Anyway, they’ll learn the hard way, as with most fuckups such as this.

        • sere83
          September 6, 2016

          Couldnt agree more, wild misjudgment of the market plus take the X20 based xiaomi redmi 4, just launched and costing well under $200. As well as 650/652 and 820 devices they are even competing against their own older phones like the MX5. Just madness…

        • balcobomber25
          September 6, 2016

          The SoC isn’t utter crap, for most people it will handle everything they ever need without issues. The price is utter crap, the P10 is a good chip.

  9. Rob
    September 5, 2016

    “As you can see from the specification set of the phone, there’s isn’t really anything special about this phone… but that’s been the trend with almost all ‘max’ phones, so you can’t really blame Meizu for it”.

    Can’t we?? Sick of all the below average specced 6″ phones, Meizu couldn’ve made this stand out by putting above average specs and they would’ve had the market to themselves, as it is this will just get lost in the sea of 6″ phones mediocracy. At the very least they should’ve put the x20/25 and straight away it would’ve stood out, instead we get the ultra shitty P10. Meizu really have lost their way this year which is such a shame, as an owner of one of their handsets I think their software and build quality is superb.

    • Assefa Hanson
      September 5, 2016

      I’m not gonna lie the p10 is really bad the only “high” end max phone I can think of is the zenfone 3 ultra but it’s pricy good gamers sound and build quality

      And there is the 360 q5 and q5 plus

    • sere83
      September 5, 2016

      Couldn’t agree more. Huge fail. I think the Mediatek investment is really starting to impact badly on the company as I feel like maybe the are trying to hit CPU shipment quotas or something because this device is just not competitive. While companies like xiaomi are using Mediatek cpu’s to provide cheaper alternatives to some of their qualcomm powered devices, meizu are attempting to compete on price against these powerful snapdragon devices with less powerful meditek cpu’s like the P10.

      I’ll be very surprised if this does not start to impact badly on them in the long run as Chinese consumers in particular are very spec conscious. What is also insane is that for the same price of this device or less you can obviously get snapdragon 650/652 devices like the Mi max but also even snapdragon 820 based devices likes Zuk Z2 or LeEco Le Max as well as a host of helio X10 and X20 devices that also beat out the lack lustre Helio p10. I mean they are even competing against themselves with a devices like the MX5 or MX5e.

      Just seems like a very very odd strategy. This device is also showing no distinguishing features, no nice camera features/additions, no software improvements etc etc, just a sub par spec (especially for a large device) and a high price tag. What is also interesting is how quickly Meizu has had to drop the prices of its devices after launch like the MX6 and pro 6 to compete in the price war.

      Whats most frustrating is how close meizu are in my mind to building near perfect smartphones. Flyme is for me one of the best skins available, one button navigation is amazing and their build and design is second to none. They simply look better than most stuff out there. But these pricing/CPU issues and their seeming inability to improve their cameras in all categories to match the market leaders is hurting them. Not to mention their loss of focus as they keep spamming the market with too many new hardware releases in quick succession rather than focusing on refining their hardware and software.

  10. Muhammad Yasir
    September 5, 2016

    who’s the asshat calling the shots on prices for such UTTERLY DIP SHIT PHONES ?!

    • Krisby
      September 5, 2016

      100% agree – phones such as these don’t deserve a pricing.
      These P10 phones should be given for free along with other purchases, like a pack of beer or some fancy champagne…….

      $255? Meizu can suck a fart out of my arse….

      • Muhammad Yasir
        September 5, 2016

        that last bit is stomach churning tho …

        • Krisby
          September 5, 2016

          Really? I forgot the critical part though – out of my arse,…. just after I’ve taken a fresh dump….

          • Muhammad Yasir
            September 5, 2016

            wtf

  11. James
    September 5, 2016

    Dear lord, a P10 phone for 255 bucks. Is Meizu losing it completely?

  12. Aeonia
    September 5, 2016

    Still stuck in the past Meizu…Moving forward. Nothing to see here

  13. Andy
    September 5, 2016

    Pls anyone tell me p10 = snapdragon 625? Or below or above sd625

  14. Andy
    September 5, 2016

    Pls anyone telle p10 = snapdragon ??

  15. Andy
    September 5, 2016

    Pls anyone tell me p10 = snapdragon ??

  16. Mendoza
    September 5, 2016

    Did I read this right? Helio P10 phone for over 250 dollars + some reseller markup?
    @Yash Gard: Typo?

  17. Zeca-BR
    September 5, 2016

    MediaTek??? No.