Meizu’s Blue Charm range has always given us the best specs at a relatively affordable price tag. The company just unveiled the brand new Meizu M3E mid-ranger today and its comes with pretty decent specs for its price.
The design is a bit different than previous generation Meizu models as it comes with a single metal unibody design with nano injection molding process and anodic oxidization. It looks much more premium now, but the two antenna lines on the top and the bottom are still visible. The phone will be available in five color options — Moonlight Silver, Sky Gray, Champagne Gold, Rose Gold, and Glacier Blue. Yes, blue is indeed the new exotic color added for the M3E. The measurements are as follows: 153.6 x 75.8 x 7.9mm. The phone weighs 172 grams, which to be honest is a bit heavy for its segment.
The Meizu M3E is powered by the octa-core Helio P10 processor, that powers many mid-rangers in the market today like the OPPO R9. Inside, there will be 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable internal storage. You get a 5.5-inch 1080p IPS display which translates into a pixel density of 403 ppi with a contrast ratio of 1000:1 and 450 nit brightness.
As for the camera, the Meizu M3E comes with the Sony IMX258 13MP sensor at the back with 0.2 sec PDAF fast focus. The setup features f/2.2 aperture lens, dual tone LED flash and 5P lens. Now, to remind you, this is the same primary camera sensor used on the Redmi Pro. But the Pro comes with an additional 5MP Samsung depth sensor at the back. Up front, you get a 5MP f/2.0 aperture camera with FotoNation 2.0 for great selfies.
Like with most other Meizu models released recently, the Meizu M3E comes with the mBack button up front which also features a fingerprint sensor. The sensor reportedly unlocks the device in just 0.2 seconds. Inside, the phone features a 3100mAh battery with 18W fast charging tech. The company claims that the phone charges up to 50% in just 30 minutes of charging. In just 60 minutes, the phone will be charged up to 90%.
As for connectivity, the phone comes with Bluetooth 4.1 with support for BLE, 5GHz Wi-Fi n, dual SIM dual standby, entire network support in China, Infrared sensor, VoLTE and GPS.
Unfortunately, like the Meizu Metal, the new Meizu M3E is also running on Flyme based on YunOS. And like we saw earlier, the company confirmed that M3E can interact with cloud-connected cars.
Now, coming to the pricing, it’s cheaper than we expected. The Meizu M3E is priced at 1299 Yuan ($195) which is pretty decent. The phone will go on sale on August 14 at the company’s official website and Lynx store.
So, which one would you pick, the slightly cheaper Meizu M3E or the Redmi Pro with dual cameras?