Meizu M3 Note Review- Pros and Cons

Meizu has recently launched its new budget Android smartphone in Indian market- M3 Note. With good specification list it also features impressive design and build quality. Priced at Rs.9,999, it is available exclusively via falsh sales. In this, we will have a quick Meizu M3 Note review based on its pros and cons.

Meizu M3 Note

Meizu M3 Note is the first device to sport all metal design from the M series smartphones of Meizu. From the initial impression, it looks like it is inspired by the iPhone 6 design.  It has all metal rear cover with curved edges which gives good in hand experience. Antenna cutouts are covered in plastic with chromium finish. Overall in terms of design and build quality, M3 Note is very impressive. It measures 153.6×75.5×8.2mm and weighs 163 grams.

Meizu M3 Note has 5.5 inch full HD display of 1080×1920 pixels resolution with 2.5D curved glass design.  It has Dinorex T2X-1 scratch/shock resistant glass protection. The viewing angles, colour reproduction and brightness are good.  As screen is reflective, the sunlight legibility is average. One more good thing about the display panel is it hardly catches fingerprint smudges.

Meizu M3 Note features 13MP primary camera with Dual LED flash. It does take overall good images in good lighting conditions. The low light performance is just average. There is also a 5MP front facing camera, which takes decent selfies.

Meizu M3 Note is powered by 1.8GHz MediaTek Helio P10 processor with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Unfortunately, we have received Chinese variant of  Meizu M3 Note Review unit which has only 2GB of RAM.  Also as it was a Chinese variant, we didn’t had Google play store access. Hence we were not able to do any gaming tests. The regular performance was good. It runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with Flyme OS. The physical home button which also works as fingerprint scanner. It is responsive. But at times, it misses to recognise.

Meizu M3 Note houses 4100 mAh battery and includes connectivity options like 4G, LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and NFC. The battery lasted for more than a day and half without any gaming.

Meizu M3 Note Review: Based on the time spent with the device, here are the  quick summary of this review. It rates high on design and build quality, decent battery life and decent camera. Coming to downsides, Fingerprint responsiveness is not good. Also camera performance on low light is just average.

Meizu M3 Note Review- Advantages and Disadvantages

Pros of Meizu M3 Note

  • Impressive design and build quality.
  • Fingerprint smudges free display panel.
  • Decent battery life.
  • Affordable price tag.
  • Good call quality and signal reception.

Cons of Meizu M3 Note

  • Fingerprint scanner accuracy is not good.
  • Flyme OS takes time to learn.
  • Single button navigation is bit tricky.

Meizu M3 Note FAQ and Tips

What types of SIM card M3 Note accepts?

It has hybrid sim card slot. Hence, you can use 2 nano sim cards or 1 nano sim card with microSD card.

How to take screenshot on Meizu M3 Note?

For taking screenshot on M3 note, you need to press and hold volume down and power button simultaneously.  The screenshot will be captured. The taken screenshot will be saved in the gallery folder.

Video guide on Meizu M3 Note screenshot capture method

Does Meizu M3 Note has any gesture controls?

Yes. It has some gesture controls such as double tap to unlock the device, swipe horizontally to switch tracks etc.


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