Meizu has officially announced its new flagship device, the Meizu MX3. The interesting thing about this new smartphone is that it is being powered by the Samsung Exynos 5 chipset. The device might not be able to compete against high-end flagships like the Galaxy S4 or HTC One, but it is definitely worth checking out.
The Meizu MX3 might not have been a smartphone on your wish list, but there are a lot of interesting features that will make you want the device. To start with, the Meizu MX3 has a 5.1-inch touchscreen display with a screen resolution of 1800 x 1080 pixels, which might be a problem for many consumers. We wonder why Meizu came up with a resolution like that? Wouldn’t it be easier for the company to just increase the screen size upwards a bit, like the way Apple did with the iPhone 5 and ensure that its new flagship would have a standard display?
Well, that’s not going to change now, so let’s check out the smartphone in detail. As mentioned earlier, the MX3 has the Exynos 5 chipset and is powered by a Cortex A15 1.6GHz quad-core processor and a Cortex A7 1.2GHz quad-core processor and has 2GB of RAM. It also has an 8MP primary camera made by Sony and a 2MP front facing camera. The primary shooter comes with Fujitsu’s ISP that enables capture speeds up to 20fps. It is also equipped with a f/2.0 lens and has zero-delay image stabilization.
Another segment where the Meizu MX3 is similar to the Galaxy s4 is that it provides large internal storage options. The device is available in 16,32, 64 and even 128GB of internal storage. The 128GB version has been priced at CNY3,999 (almost $650) and is only available in China as of now. There is no official information about whether the device will be available in international markets or not.
The Meizu MX3 runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box and has a 2400mAh battery, which might not exactly be enough for long time use. The company claims that the smartphone will last up to 9 hours on 3G browsing, 10 hours on Wi-Fi or 7 hours on 1080p video playback. If these numbers sound impressing to you, then you should check out the MX3 first hand.
The MX3 weighs about 143 grams (slightly heavier than the Galaxy S4) and its dimensions are 139 x 71.9 x 9.1 mm. Please note that we are not trying to directly compare this device with the Galaxy S4 (we will be doing that later), right now we are simply using the S4 as reference because both these smartphones have an identical chipset.