Meizu is one of those Chinese manufacturers which releases one of the hottest budget devices of the year and it seems that the Meizu M3 Note is no exception. It has great looks, decent specs and it does not cost a fortune. Learn more in our unboxing and first impressions article.
Thanks to Giztop for sending Meizu M3 Note for a review!
Meizu M3 Note: UNBOXING
The phone comes with the USB charger, SIM ejector pin and some documentation.
Meizu M3 Note: DESIGN and FIRST IMPRESSIONS
Once I first picked the phone up it was obvious that the device looks the iPhone 6s Plus. It is made of metal (except for the top and bottom parts for antennas) and the build quality is top-notch.
In fact, it is better made than the Meizu MX5 I have reviewed quite a while ago.
We have a 5.5″ 1080p display and the first impressions about it are nothing but positive. It is sharp and crisp but it is a great panel overall.
We have a 5MP shooter along with a notification LED on the top.
On the bottom there is only a physical home button, which has a lot of features. First, it doubles as a fingerprint scanner and it is easy to setup, fast and accurate. However, it does not work straight from the standby mode, meaning that you have to wake the screen up with a click of a home or power button.
A really cool feature that I love about most of the Meizu phones is that the home button supports a simple tap function, e.g. you can simply tap it and it acts as a back button.
As for optics, we have a 13MP shooter with f/2.2 aperture and PDAF. Just below the camera you can find a dual-tone dual LED flash.
The phone’s thickness measures at 8.2mm but in the hand it actually feels a bit slimmer. We have the buttons on the right, which have a good tactile feedback and neither of them rattle or wobble.
Meizu decided to stick with the regular micro USB port.
Overall, my first impressions are positive. I really like the design and great build quality, the display is nice to look at the UI seems to be performing fast.
Stay tuned to Gizmochina for a full review as we need more time testing out all the features like camera, gaming performance, battery life and so on.