Meizu recently announced its flagship phone the Meizu MX3 in China at the Beijing National Aquatics Center. Though this phone will not be launched in the western countries it has caused a stir in the headlines, and that’s quite obvious with the specs it has to offer.
The first thing you notice when you look at the phone is the massive 5.1 screen with a resolution of 1800 x 1080 pixels giving a ratio of 15:9. Under the hood the Meizu MX3 is powered by a Exynos 5 Octa Processor which is also found in some of Galaxy S4’s. Adding that to the 2GB of RAM with a SGX544MP3 graphics card and a high end Wolfson audio chip the phone gets a 5 star for the Performance.
As for the camera, rather than joining the 13-megapixel hype, Meizu's opted for Sony's third-generation 8-megapixel sensor, along with a fast f/2.0 lens (with second-gen sapphire glass), zero-delay image stabilization and a Fujitsu ISP that helps enable capture speed of up to 20fps. Sadly, the front-facing imager has a resolution of just 2-megapixels, which is dwarfed by many other Chinese options.
While the connectivity options include NFC, dual band WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS, the 2400 mAh battery promises to deliver upto 9 hours of 3G browsing, 10 on Wi-Fi or 7 hours of 1080p video playback.
The Flyme OS 3.0 skin is a very heavily customized skin on an unknown version of Android. It combines a physical home button with a set of contextual virtual keys that change depending on the app. It’s a pretty cool method, but maybe purely on screen keys would be better.
Meizu MX3 Specifications Roundup
|Screen size||5.1 Inches|
|Resolution||1800 x 1080 pixels|
|Processor:||Exynos 5 Octa processor|
|Camera||8 megapixel (rear) 2 megpixel (front)|
|Connectivity||NFC, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS|
With a price tag of $410 for the 16GB variant and $650 for the whopping 128GB this phone is going to give the Galaxy S4 and even the Apples iPhone 5s a tough competition.