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Meizu m3 note / Meizu Blue Charm Note3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 reviews of Meizu m3 note / Meizu Blue Charm Note3. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the camera and screen. The durability and battery also get good feedback, but there are some critical comments about the reliability. There are some mixed views about the price.

performance, battery, durability, screen, camera

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Meizu m3 note / Meizu Blue Charm Note3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Christian de Looper (digitaltrends.com)

Meizu M3 Note review

 

Meizu's M3 Note is sleek and cheap, but not as good as its competitors.

Although the Meizu M3 Note looks nice and the battery is great, the performance just isn’t really there, and the camera is mediocre. For the price, you can get a number of other more powerful smartphones that also take better pictures. It’s a tough...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Meizu m3 note review: To the metal

 

We guess many users have always looked forward to the Meizu Note lineup. The m1 note (also known as Blue Charm Note in China) started it all - it boasted a big screen and an overall great package for the price. The m2 note simply widened the LTE...

5.5" 1080p LTPS IPS LCD display of 403ppi ; Flyme OS 5 UI on top of Android Lollipop ; MediaTek Helio P10: octa-core Cortex-A53 processor (4x 1.8GHz + 4x 1.0GHz), Mali-T860MP2 GPU, 2GB or 3GB of RAM ; 13MP camera with two-tone LED flash, 1080p video...

Launches on Lollipop ; No FM radio or NFC ; No fast charging ; Weaker GPU than the one used in the m1 metal

May, 2016

Expert review by : Alex Hernandez (techaeris.com)

Meizu M3 Note Review: Lots of phone for the price

 

The Meizu M3 Note isn't a phone you'll hear much about in the States, but for our overseas readers, it's a solid and affordable choice.

Solid build quality for the price, nice design similar to the iPhone, decent camera and 1080p/403ppi display.

The only two cons I have are, no Android 6.0 and 4GLTE doesn't work well in the states, the latter is to be expected though.

The Meizu M3 Note probably isn’t for U.S. users, the lack of LTE compatibility would be an issue here. But for our overseas readers who are searching for an almost budget priced phone with strong midrange specs and performance. The Meizu M3 Note is a...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Luis D. (phonearena.com)

Meizu M3 Note Review

 

Unfamiliar to most of the world, Meizu is prominent in its homeland of China where local users have been welcoming the brand's MX, PRO, and M series of handsets. While the former are meant to be the best smartphones Meizu is capable of building, the M...

Nice design ; Fingerprint scanner ; Long battery life

Outdoor visibility could be better ; Inconsistent camera ; Below-average gaming performance

A functional smartphone, but hardly a low-cost miracle, the Meizu M3 Note does deliver a few pleasant surprises, but it doesn't evade all the flaws typical of phones in its price range. We are fond of its clean and sturdy metallic design, the fast...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Hadlee Simons (gearburn.com)

Meizu M3 Note review: is this the budget phone for m3?

 

The Chinese smartphone sector is still booming, with several major companies dominating proceedings. You've got Huawei, Xiaomi, Vivo and Oppo all duking it

The Meizu M3 Note offers a huge battery, intuitive UI and lush screen, but the subpar processor, lack of preinstalled Google Play Services and disappointing camera means you should look at other budget handsets for now. 7.5 out of 10

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Tim Schiesser (techspot)

Meizu m3 Note Review Tim Schiesser

 

The Meizu m3 Note is a 5.5-inch budget device with an attractive price tag of just $170, placing it in direct competition with the third-gen Moto G. There's a lot of quality in this device at its price, including a 1080p IPS LCD on the front, an...

Outstanding design for an entry-level handset. Great 5.5-inch 1080p display. Huge battery delivers excellent battery life without adding heft. Fingerprint scanner is a handy inclusion.

Mediocre cameras. RAM limitations lead to poor multi-tasking performance. Still running Android 5.1.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Bailey Stein (androidauthority.com)

Meizu m3 note review

 

Meizu has earned a reputation for great affordable user experiences but is its latest handset up to the task? Let's find out, in this our m3 note review.

Sharp and assertive design ; Solid build quality ; Good display ; Expandable storage ; Fast and accurate fingerprint reader ; Excellent battery life ; Good software experience ; Very affordable

Few improvements compared to predecessors ; Ships with outdated version of Android ; Lack of U.S. availability ; Limited global 4G LTE support ; Poor gaming performance ; Mediocre call quality

Although the m3 note has a premium design, excellent battery life, and a good software experience, it offers few improvements over its predecessors. With the exception of its new design and fingerprint reader, the m3 note is largely more of the same....

Jul, 2016

Expert review by (androidcentral.com)

Meizu m3 note review: Could've been better

 

After decent budget packages, the m1 note and m2 note, the m3 note from Meizu is quite an aberration from the predecessors, and aims to pack in solid internals in a stylish chassis. There are a few highlights like design and build quality with extended...

Design and build quality ; Flyme OS with mTouch ; Battery life

Average camera performance ; No FM radio ; Android Lollipop

There are very few notable omissions in the Meizu m3 note. There's no fast charging and Android Lollipop in 2016 hurts, and there are several misses here and there. Yet, the m3 note looks like a well-rounded package and at first glance, impresses a lot...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Marie Brewis (techadvisor.co.uk)

Meizu M3 Note review

 

We've been looking forward to testing a Meizu phone for a while and, although the M3 Note is impressive for the money, it's not a patch on the similar Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. We weight up the pros and cons of the Meizu M3 Note, and put it head to head...

The Meizu M3 Note is a great phone, with outstanding battery life and a nice metal unibody design, but it isn’t a patch on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, which is faster and comes with a better camera, more up-to-date software and, importantly, a cheaper...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by (indianexpress.com)

Meizu m3 note #ExpressReview: Great design, lacklustre experience

 

So, is Meizu m3 note the best smartphone under Rs 10,000? Let's find out in our review.

May, 2016
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Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:4100
Battery performance:4100
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Cautivo, Li-ion.

Call Management

Auto-redialing:Y / Yes
Call blocking: Yes
Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Vibrating alert:Y / Yes
Voice commands:Y / Yes
Voice dialing:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in flash:Y / Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera aperture number:2.2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Video recording:Y / Yes
Zoom capability: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black, Grey / Gold, White / Grey / Silver, White
Fingerprint reader:Y / Yes
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Display brightness:450
Display Diagonal:5.5
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS / LCD / LTPS
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:403
Screen shape:Curved / Flat
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:2 / 3

Messaging

E-mail:Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, APE, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MKA, OGG / AAC, AMR, APE, FLAC, M4A, MKA, OGG / AAC, AMR, APE, FLAC, MIDI, MKA, OGG / AAC,AMR,APE,FLAC,M4A,MIDI,MKA,OGG
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP, GIF, MJPEG, PNG / BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG
Speakers:Mono
Video compression format:3GP, AVI, FLV, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG / 3GP, AVI, FLV, MKV, MP4, MPEG
Video formats supported:3GP,AVI,FLV,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPEG / 3GP,AVI,FLV,MKV,MP4,MPEG

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Barometer: Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:800,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:TD-SCDMA,WCDMA / WCDMA
4G:Y
4G bands supported:1800,1900,2100,2300,2600 / 1800,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE / TD-LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 196850.4
Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 95
Operating relative humidity range:0 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):-10 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):-10 - 40
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:0 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 70
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 70

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:Micro-USB

Performance

Graphics:Mali T860
Graphics adapter:Mali T860
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Charging connector:N
Docking connector: No
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Lightning connector:N
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N
TV out:N
TV-out: No
USB connector type:Micro-USB
USB port:Y

Processor

64-bit computing:Y / Yes
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1
Processor:Helio P10
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Mediatek
Processor frequency:1.8
Processor model:Helio P10

Software

Operating system installed:Android / Flyme OS
Operating system version:5.0 / 5.1
Platform:Android

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:2 / 2048 / 3 / 3072
Internal RAM clock speed:933
Internal RAM type:LPDDR3
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32
Maximum memory card size:128
RAM capacity:2 / 3
RAM clock speed:933
RAM type:LPDDR3

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.323
Height:6.05 / 6.06
Weight:5.75 / 5.86
Width:2.97