|SIM Support||Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Phone Dimensions||6.05 x 2.97 x 0.32 in|
|Phone Weight||163 g|
|Operating System||Android 5.1 (Lollipop)|
|Screen Size||5.5 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels|
|Screen Type||LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Screen Protection||Dinorex T2X-1 scratch/shock resistant glass|
|Internal Memory||32 GB|
|RAM||3 GB RAM or 16 GB 2 GB RAM|
|Card Slot||microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)|
|Processor||Octa-core (4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.0 GHz Cortex-A53)|
|Type||Non-removable 4100 mAh battery|
|Front Camera||5 MP|
|Front Video Recording||1080p@30fps|
|Back Flash Light||Yes|
|Back Camera||13 MP|
|Back Video Recording||1080p@30fps|
Note smartphones basically refer to large devices with their displays being the major attraction. With Samsung being the first to introduce them through their Note series, other manufacturers such as Meizu have obliged to get a hold on them and release their very own Note devices. The Meizu M3 Note is one of those babies that’ve landed in our country with a launch price of 19,500 rupees.
We’ve gotten our hands on one of Meizu’s devices, the MX6, and we’ve really liked what we saw there both in terms of its build materials and the specs it had to offer. The same can be said of the M3 Note that features a similar all metal build albeit with thicker dimensions that comprise of an 8.2mm width and 162g weight. That was somewhat expected of the M3 Note as Note smartphones do tend to compromise on dimensions in return for bigger and better specifications (though not always true).
The M3 Note features, as promised, a large 5.5 inches LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 480ppi pixel density. This translates to a whopping 1080p HD resolution. We’ve previously iterated our love for 5.5 inches 1080p display many times and we’ll do it again for the M3 Note. These two characteristics simply go very well together that result in excellent graphics for whoever uses it.
We’re sorry to keep you waiting this long to get a taste of the M3 Note’s cameras. They were busy preparing themselves for their audition which is finally here. We’ll start with the primary sensor first; what we have here is a 13 megapixel camera sensor with phase detection autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, HDR, panorama etc. While the latter features are all customary, phase detection autofocus is something to take notice off as it plays a significant role in producing excellent photos and videos.
The selfie camera features a rather underpowered 5 megapixel sensor that will probably stretch itself to its bare bones to come-up with excellent camera results. Meizu should’ve used a bigger sensor here without any doubts whatsoever.
The M3 Note sees some good amount of processing power mostly because of its octa-core processor with an additional 2 gigs of RAM. That’s some power but we do expect you to see some very occasional lag atop the built-in Android… Lollipop? That’s confusing as to why Meizu chose such an old Android version for the smartphone. Its internal storage stands at 16 gigs with an external memory card-slot also in attendance to spare your blushes once you run out of the 10.1 gigs user available internal storage.
A fingerprint scanner, three different colour schemes and a large 4100 mAh battery with plenty of fuel rounds-off this affordable Meizu release.