A few months back Meizu launched their new budget smartphone to competes with already available budget devices from Xiaomi, the Xiaomi Redmi 3S and Redmi 3S Prime. Meizu M3s out of the box runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with the skin of Flyme OS 5.1 which i already like because of its some unique feature which are now being copied by other brands also. The device fits up in a full premium metal body along with the added 2.5D glass on top of HD IPS LCD panel.
Meizu M3s is going to available in two different variants 2 GB and 16 GB variants and 3 GB with 32GB variant. The base model which is 2GB and 16 GB is going to cost you about Rs. 7,999 whereas the 3 GB / 32 GB version is available at Rs. 9,299.
Must Watch – Meizu M3S 360 Degree View
So, let see how Meizu M3s is going to perform in the real world against its competitors in the market.
Meizu M3s Specs
|Display||5.0 inch IPS LCD|
|Processor||Octa Core 1.5 GHz, Mediatek MT6750|
|Software||Android Marshmallow 5.1 (Soon Updated)|
|Secondary Camera||5MP selfie camera|
|Others||4G LTE with VoLTE already updated, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, USB OTG, 3.5mm audio jack, Hybrid SIM tray|
|Price||7,999 INR/ 9,299 INR|
Design & Built
Apart even with this price Meizu M3s looks quite premium in hand and no compromise is there in the built quality which we can expect with the brand. It is having a beautiful premium looking silver color metal body which surely adds up a class. The device measures 8.3 mm thickness in it, and make the phone fairly thin and makes it really very easy to handle using single hand. You won’t going to find any issue while using the phone from single hand.
Must Watch – Meizu M3S 360 Degree View
Starting with the design part of the phone: Starting with the front part of the phone at the top you will get earpiece beside it a Selfie shooter of 5MP and side that you will get different sensors and a LED notification Light.
Below that you will get a 5″ HD IPS display which is covered with a premium 2.5D curved glass on it, which can never expect any other brand to add in this price segment.
Sliding the phone little bit down, you will get a Single Button which acts a miracle to the technology. I am saying this because that single button is having a really fast fingerprint sensor in it. It also act as a Home button which we can also press (not like other moto Devices.) and this is not enough using this button we can go back also just by single tapping the button we don’t need to press the button for that just a simple single tap on it, and still one thing i haved added is that you can also use that same button as a power lock button, just by long pressing that home button for about Seconds. All these features are recently being copied by other brands like Moto G5, Oppo and various others. I would say this technology is really new to the world.
Now coming to the down portion of the phone you will get Dual Speaker grill out of which only right one is having the actual speaker and the left one is having the primary MIC in it. Between them houses the Micro USB port which do not support fast charging. I think with this price we cannot expect that much from a brand.
Coming to the portion, there we get a 3.5mm Audio jack and nothing else.
Coming to the right side of the phone you will get Volume rockers and power lock keys which works perfectly with no flaws in it.
Turning the phone around to the left side you will get a Hybrid SIM tray SLot which means you can add dual sims over there at once or you can add single sim or Micro SD card that too upto 128GB.
Coming to the back panel of the phone you will get a 13MP camera below that a dual Tone LED flash and below that a MEIZU branding. Nothing much which we need to explain over here.
Meizu M3s comes up with a 5-inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 and pixel density of 294 ppi. The colors are quite good and decent enough which we can expect from this price range phone. They are more towards natural side.
The Sunlight legibility of Meizu M3s is quite good, and auto-brightness works perfectly, so i have no complaints regarding the display and its colors. Viewing Angle are good too while watching movies or playing games from odd angle won’t affect you in any way. When we compare the same with Redmi 3S and Redmi 3s prime they are almost same, i won’t be able to find any difference between them.
Coming to the performance part the phone is loaded with MediaTek MT6750 which work quite well and handle this device with very easy. We can say that we get more processing power than when we compare it with Snapdragon 430 on the Redmi 3S. We get Mali T860 GPU which is reasonable fast and powerful to run the HD games. The Flyme OS 5.1 which is their own skin work pretty well with it because i think meizu is the only company as of now who works on there UI pretty hard even any other brand adds up any new feature meizu is already having those features from way past in their phones. The device performed pretty well, and i never experienced any significant lag whatsoever i have been using on it.
You will get fair job in multitasking and gaming. While playing high end games like 2 brothers or batman you might notice lags occasional. I won’t recommend this device to the high end user. This device is meant for a moderate user, with moderate gaming, not meant for aggressive gaming. The best part is that despite of having metal build it only get warm on continuous gaming, it won’t heat up a lot.
In meizu m3s we are getting a 13 MP primary camera which shoots decent images, which we can expect from the phone with this price range. The the lens is equipped with PDAF (Phase Detection Autofocus), f/2.2 aperture size and dual tone LED flash. Meizu M3s can only record Full HD (1080 x 1920) videos that too up to 30 fps.
Coming to the front part it lies a standard 5 MP selfie shooter, which as per my videos also captures decent images, but low light shoots are not as good like we get on Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime.
The Meizu M3s comes with a battery of 3020mAh, which is quite good but here xiaomi is offering 4100mAh battery unit on their Redmi 3S. When we test the battery in real world it give quite good battery backup. If we have a normal usage then on Meziu m3s we are going to get the battery life of about 1 day approx and when we compare it on normal usage at redmi 3s we are going to get the battery life of about 1.5days.
It took me 1 hour 10 minutes to charge from 0-57%, still on my usage it will going to be with me.
As per my views, I really like the device. The best part is the software, built and handy-ness. Even on the heavy usage device won’t heats up like other metal body phones do.UI is well optimized, screen quality is well balanced. One thing i again forgot to mention is that insane fingerprint sensor and home button which i have explained earlier in this article. It has some amazing features.
- Well Built
- Decent Performance
- Good Display
- UI Well Optimized
- Great FIngerPrint
- Camera is average
- Battery life can be increased