5.1-inch Meizu MX3 now official, comes with 128GB of storage, Exynos 5410 Octa and 2GB of RAM
The Meizu MX3 that we first told you about over a month ago has just gotten its veil officially lifted, and there's no mistaking that the Chinese company's new flagship was designed to impress. One of the few contenders for the first-128GB-smartphone-to-market title, the Meizu MX3 has the whole package both in terms of hardware and software.
Make no mistake -- the Meizu MX3's 128GB option is far from the only strong selling point – the company's flagship flaunts some (still) impressive internals at an appealing price point. To put this into perspective, the 5.1-incher features a rather odd 1800x1080 415ppi IPS display and is powered by the same Exynos 5410 Octa SoC that is present with the i9500 version of the Samsung Galaxy S4. Do keep in mind that although the Exynos 5410 does feature eight cores, the chipset can only make use of four of those at any one time – the chipset switches between the two sets of four 1.6GHz Cortex-A15/1.2GHz Cortex-A7 cores depending on the workload. Helping with graphic endeavors, we have a tri-core PowerVR SGX544 MP3 GPU taking the rains, alongside 2GB of RAM. For all the computing muscle the MX3 brings, it may leave some of the trigger-happy photography nuts among you disappointed – the rumored 13MP shooter at the back has been replaced by a more conservative 8MP Sony sensor and a 2MP front shooter. It's not all bad though – the sapphire glass-protected lens at the back features an f/2.0 aperture, along with a Fujitsu ISP on the software side. Powering the entire show? A 2400 mAh Sony-made battery on the hardware side, with Meizu's Flyme 3.0 custom flavored Android 4.2 making sense of it all.
Taking a step away from the usual check list, Meizu has also snugged a Wolfson audio chip, which offers a range of goodies like ambient noise cancellation and audio amplifiers, among others. Another notable internal is a patented antenna tech which the company touts is vastly superior to the one found on the iPhone 5, for example, providing a significantly improved reception. Speaking of antennas, the MX3 will, fortunately, work for western markets too – the device will also come in a WCDMA version.
It's worth noting that the device has undergone some cosmetic changes at the rear since we last saw the device, and now features a LED flash above the camera lens as opposed to under it. It's also slightly thicker than expected, at 139.9x71.9x9.1mm and 5.04 oz. (143g). Release date has been slated for sometime mid September, with pricing ranging from CNY2,499 (around $410) for the 16GB model, all the way up to CNY3,999 (or about $650) for the spacious 128GB version.
Meizu MX3 press photos and camera samples
1. pwnarena (Posts: 907; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)
poor meizu. you are now samsung's guinea pig. if the octa processor does well with you, they will use them for their devices and suddenly stop supplying to you once their demand picks up.
5. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)
Samsung's guinea pig?
Nice word buddy, but you don't know anything about it.
6. Jason2k13 (Posts: 643; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)
umm samsung does use it for their devices? thats why S4 and note 3 have it, and since samsung will make money off meizu, they will never stop supplying to them. Companies are in it for profit.
15. joey_sfb (Posts: 2933; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
If they supply Apple with chip even after being sued by them i don't think they will ever want to stop making money from its competitors.
Besides, the Samsung components has their own CEO that different person from the mobile phone unit. And saying the meizu is a guinea pig is putting meizu down rather than Samsung because meizu is a big brand in China. They do have a lot of fans as well, i visited a few of the concept stores when i was in Beijing.
16. Shatter (Posts: 2027; Member since: 29 May 2013)
This is not the first meizu phone using an exynos.
20. rihel_95 (Posts: 217; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)
i was rather thinking that the 128gb chip used, is manufactured by which company?
3. Tazer2365 (Posts: 44; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)
Looks like a huge iPhone with an Android software.
8. apple4never (Posts: 948; Member since: 08 May 2013)
thats exactly what we want in an iphone no ?
10. xtian1103 (Posts: 358; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
bigger screen with ios on it is what i actually want
21. takeja (Posts: 35; Member since: 16 Aug 2013)
Do you need a crippled OS? Than iPhone is your choice where you are not able even copy a file or choose your default app
A limited and very very dumb device for limited .... users.....
22. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)
What an unbelievably judgmental and narrow minded comment from a self absorbed and arrogant user.
24. takeja (Posts: 35; Member since: 16 Aug 2013)
When you are not able to face the written facts than you write such an empty comment like this ;)
13. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)
looks like an iphone ripoff.. its a good thing its not Samsung or you'll get screwed..
17. Shatter (Posts: 2027; Member since: 29 May 2013)
MIUI is an IOS copy but it has much more customization than any other (not custom) android ui.
7. scumbledEGG (unregistered)
Samsung planned this, they help meizu render the iphone6 out in the hands of apple! haha
14. yasir-921 (Posts: 79; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)
Meizu has substiantially copied the iPhone!
18. joey_sfb (Posts: 2933; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
get over it. apple had copied, is copying and will copy again.
19. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3012; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Jaw dropped reading the specs and it slowly went up to make a frown when i saw the battery capacity. 2400mAh is fine for a 720p device running quad core processors but this is just unbelievable!
23. gazmatic (Posts: 625; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
now THIS is a phone
THIS is the only phone i wouldnt think twice about spending $700 on
if it came with vanilla android it would be even better
25. night_elf (Posts: 38; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)
This is a good move from Samsung, i bet that Microsoft regrets not supporting the Exynos with their Windows Mobile.