Meizu has just unveiled its latest smartphone, the m3 note, in Beijing. Packed with some capable hardware along with a very reasonable price tag, the m3 note is basically Meizu’s answer to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3.
The most standout hardware of the m3 note is definitely its metal construction: a markedly different material choice over its predecessor, the m2 note. Interestingly, powering the device is a MediaTek Helio P10 processor; while it’s not exactly as powerful as the Redmi Note 3’s Snapdragon 650 processor, it will be interesting to see how it performs in real life usage.
Other specifications of the m3 note include a 5.5-inch 1080p LTPS display, 2GB or 3GB of RAM, two choices of storage size (16GB and 32GB), a microSD card slot which supports cards up to 128GB, and a fingerprint sensor integrated into the home button. In the camera department, the m3 note has a 13MP rear camera that is complemented with a 5MP front-facing shooter. But what makes the m3 note a particularly interesting smartphone is its huge 4,100mAh battery. In comparison, the Redmi Note 3 has a slightly smaller 4,050mAh cell.
As for retail price, the Meizu m3 note has a very competitive price tag of 799 Chinese yuan (about RM485) for the 16GB/2GB model. The 32GB/3GB model, on the other hand, is slightly more costly at 999 yuan (approximately RM605). Needless to say, these retail prices are excellent for a smartphone with such hardware.
We were told by a Meizu representative that the Meizu m3 note will be available in Malaysia by the end of April 2016. Ultimately, its local pricing will determine how well-received it will be among Malaysians.