Last year’s M2 was a solid entry level smartphone that did way more than its 599 yuan (about Php4.3k) price tag would indicate. Recently though, it’s gotten a refresh in the form of the Meizu M3 and while a few important specs have gotten a bump, it still manages to retain the same affordable price tag.
The Meizu M3 sports a similar 5 inch HD IPS display, albeit encased in a slightly thinner frame. The MT6735 chipset has been replaced by the more powerful MT6750, which also comes with the improved Mali 860 GPU. The battery has also been bumped up from a feeble 2,500mAh up to 2,870mAh.
The rest of the specs remain mostly the same from the M2. You get a 13mp/5mp camera configuration and a choice between the 2GB/16GB and 3GB/32GB models. No news yet on local pricing yet since it’s just been announced, but hopefully Meizu won’t stray too far away from its 599 yuan (Php4.3k) and 799 yuan (Php5.8k) international SRP for the 2GB/16GB and 3GB/32GB respectively.
Meizu M3 Specs
- 5″ HD IPS display (720 x 1280 resolution, 294ppi) with curved 2.5D glass, protected by SCHOTT Xensation Cover Glass
- 64-bit 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6750 octa-core processor
- Mali 860 MP2 GPU
- Android 5.1 Lollipop
- 2GB/16GB or 3GB/32GB RAM and ROM variants
- 13mp autofocus rear-facing camera with phase detection and dual-tone LED flash
- 5mp front camera
- 4G/LTE, dual SIM (2x nano SIM, 2nd slot doubles as microSD slot)
- WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS
- 2,870mAh battery
- Price: 599 yuan (2GB/16GB model) and 799 yuan (3GB/32GB)