Meizu m3 Note has Good combinationon of specifications and design, It has been been very successful in the Indian smartphone market, but they have some really good looking handsets under their portfolio. Take for instance, the new Meizu m3 Note which was announced at an event in New Delhi on 11 May. Now it isn’t flagship material, but on paper it sounds like a nice blend of design and specifications.
Design:m3 Note comes with a metal uni-body design, although Meizu’s inspirations from the iPhone are clearly visible. Nonetheless, it looks and feels great for something at just 10,000 bucks.The aluminium build gives it a premium finish and the overall design feels solid, yet similar to its predecessor, the m2 Note. At 8.2mm, it feels relatively sleek and fits well in the hand thanks to the curvy build at the back.Meizu does not offer traditional Android navigation keys so there is just a home button below the display which doubles as a fingerprint reader.
Display: Meizu has kept the same 5.5-inch full HD display which translates to 403 pixels per inch. It looks sharp and vibrant. We couldn’t test it under the bright sunlight, but it offered enough brightness, we assume it should work pretty decent even under the harsh sun. Colours look nice and thanks to the peppy looking UI, they seem to pop out. Even the response of the touchscreen seemed fluid and didn’t show any lags.
RAM & Storage:The smartphone rocks MediaTek’s new MT6755 Helio P10 chipset which has an octa-core processor with four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.8GHz and the other four at 1GHz. In terms of storage, there are two versions of the handset, a 16GB storage and 2GB RAM variant and a 32GB storage and 3GB RAM variant, however only the higher version has been made available with no confirmation of the 16GB ROM + 2GB RAM version.
Camera:The m3 Note features a 13MP rear camera with an f/2.2 aperture lens, phase detection autofocus system and a dual-tone LED flash. It sounds pretty much like the last year’s phone which had a fairly good camera. Probably the only area the camera doesn’t keep up is the video mode as you can only shoot 1080p videos rather than 4K.
Software: Meizu uses its own Android skin called Flyme UI, a highly customised layer on top of Android 5.1 Lollipop which looks very similar to iOS. You don’t get an app drawer just like other Chinese Android UIs, but the overall look is very different. In fact the new Flyme UI 5.0 is one of the most interesting Android skins that we have seen. Not only the icons and the notifications panel are different, but even the navigation is different since there is only one hardware key.