Meizu has been known for their great design and affordable price tag, the company has launched their latest budget segment smartphone, the Meizu m3s which is priced pretty competitively at Rs. 7,999 for the 2GB RAM and 16GB storage variant while the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 9,299. The device comes with a 5-inch LCD display with resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The device carries the same design concept of their earlier devices.
It is powered by a Octa-core MediaTek MT6750 processor clocking at 1.5GHz. It comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop OS out of the box with FlyMe OS 5.1 on top. The device sports a 13MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture having PDAF and dual-LED flash while the front camera is a 5MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture. It is powered by a 3020mAh battery, for the price tag it is one of the cheapest smartphones to come with a Fingerprint sensor located in the Home button below the display.
Specifications of Meizu m3s:
- Display: 5-inch HD display with 2.5D curved glass display having resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels
- Processor: Octa-Core MediaTek MT6750 processor with Mali T860 GPU
- RAM and Storage: 2GB LPDDR3 RAM with 16GB while the other option comes with 3GB LPDDR3 RAM with 32GB storage expandable up to 128GB with microSD
- Camera: 13MP rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, PDAF, f/2.2 aperture, 5P lens and a 5MP front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture, 4P lens
- OS: Android 5.1 (Lollipop) with FlyMe OS 5.1
- Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz/5GHz), Bluetooth 4.0, GPS / GLONASS
- Battery: 3020mAh
Meizu m3s FAQ and Doubts:
How is the display in Meizu m3s?
It comes with a 5-inch HD IPS LCD display having a pixel density of 294 ppi which makes it decent enough for the price range.
Is Adaptive Brightness present in Meizu m3s?
Yes, it comes with Adaptive Brightness option
Are the Home, back etc buttons Capacitive or On Screen?
It comes with on screen buttons at the bottom of the display
What are the dimensions of Meizu m3s?
141.9 x 69.9 x 8.3 mm
What is the Processor and how is the performance in Meizu m3s?
It is powered by an Octa core Mediatek MT6750 processor with clocking speed of 1.5GHz which is not the best SoC available in the price point.
What are the RAM and Storage options available in Meizu m3s?
It comes in two options – 2GB RAM and 16GB storage and 3GB RAM with 32GB storage having option to expand storage further
Does the Meizu m3s come with Fingerprint sensor and how fast is it?
It comes a Fingerprint sensor with mTouch 2.1 sensor in the Home button which is quite accurate and fast as well based on the initial use
Does the device come with USB OTG and NFC support?
It comes with USB OTG support but no NFC support
How is the camera in Meizu m3s?
It comes with a 13MP rear camera while a 5MP front facing camera which are good on paper and we will be trying to post a review after using it. It does not come with Optical Image Stabilization.
Does Meizu m3s support Relaince Jio 4G SIM?
Yes, it comes with4G LTE support and it supports Relaince Jio as well.
What are the competitors to Meizu m3s?
The main competitors are the Xiaomi Redmi 3s, Coolpad Note 3 etc
Pros of Meizu m3s:
- Elegant design
- Fingerprint sensor
- Good rear camera – 13MP with f/2.2 aperture
- Expandable storage
- 4G VoLTE support with Dual SIM
Cons of Meizu m3s:
- Mediatek MT6750 processor
- Old OS – Android 5.1 Lollipop
The Meizu m3s is a great device considering the price tag it is being sold at, it lets you down in two aspects, launched running on the two year old Android 5.1 Lollipop which makes it clear that there will not be any upgrades in the future (hope they do) and the performance of the MediaTek MT6750 processor is not up to the mark considering the competition.