In the third quarter of 2016, Meizu launched the latest addition to their M series. The M series is a mid-range segment series, and new phone Meizu in this series can be considered as another version of M3 Note. Both the models share quite a few similarities with each other. They use the same MediaTek Helio P10 chipset, along with the same octa-core (4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.0 GHz Cortex-A53) processor. They even have the same GPU Mali T860MP2. And that’s just on the inside, on the outside, they have the same 5.5 inch Full HD display and same cameras. They have the same length, but there is a slight difference in their width and thickness. Meizu M3E cannot be considered to be the successor of Meizu M3 Note because M3E has a smaller battery. As a matter of fact, M3E is a mini version of M3 Note, with everything remaining same, except the battery and thickness. Meizu M3E is equipped with a 13 megapixel, f/2.2 aperture, rear camera. It is capable of recording video at 1080p. It is supported by a dual LED flash beside it. Also, the front camera looks good. It is a 5-megapixel selfie snapper. No compromises have been made with the RAM in this model either, as we get 3 GB of it in this device. Let us have a look at it and try to find out what else Meizu M3E has different and what else it has to offer –
Meizu M3 Note was known for its sleek and classy design. It is known that there are many similarities between the M3 Note and M3E. Following the same train of thoughts, the design is also same. The design of M3 Note was elegant, and the same was followed in M3E too. The phone has curved edges and feels great on the palm. The phone is built on the same alloy chassis- a single piece of metal. On the back, there is the primary camera on the top which is equipped with dual LED flash just below it. The camera doesn’t bulge out at all and therefore there are no worries of scratches on the lens. The speaker is at the bottom of the camera on the back. At the front, there is a home key at the centre. It doesn’t have any capacitive buttons around it. The home key has a fingerprint sensor equipped. On top, there is a 5-megapixel front camera on the right side of the earpiece. On the other side of the earpiece, there are sensors. On the left side, we have slot/tray for dual SIM cards. On the right, there is a volume rocker, and just below it, there is the power key. At the bottom, there is the microUSB slot. On the top, there’s the 3.5 mm audio jack, which has a secondary mic beside it. The screen is a 5.5 inch Full HD display, with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
The Meizu M3E runs on MediaTek MT6755 Helio P10 chipset, with an octa-core processor (4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.0 GHz Cortex-A53). It comes with Mali T860MP2 GPU and 3 GB of RAM. There is 32 GB of internal storage available. The phone also has a memory card slot which accepts microSD cards with capacity up to 256 GB.
Meizu M3E has a 13-megapixel primary camera on its back with an aperture of f/2.2. It is phase detection autofocus enabled. It has dual LED flash beside it which helps in taking photos and record videos in low lighting conditions. The primary camera has a 1/3 inch sensor. The secondary camera is a 5-megapixel selfie shooter. The camera app has several features like Geo -tagging, touch focus, face detection. Overall the camera app seems good and but the picture quality of rear cam needs improvement.
The battery is one of the negative aspects of this phone. It features only 3100 mAh LI-ion removable battery, which is quite low for a phone of this size with such specs. It is a dual sim phone that accepts Nano SIM. Other connectivity options it offers are Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual band, hotspot; Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, LE; GPS, with A-GPS. It also has a microUSB v2.0 port.