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Meizu takes on OnePlus with new online shop that sells the MX3 smartphone "without invitation"

0. phoneArena 08 May 2014, 20:39 posted on

The MX3 is now sold by Meizu internationally for prices starting at $399. Meizu is shipping the handset for free around the world...

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posted on 08 May 2014, 20:44 1

1. AstronautJones (Posts: 268; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


Looks like a Galaxy rip off. No style OR substance

posted on 08 May 2014, 22:13 3

9. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 703; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


more like iphone 3gs

posted on 08 May 2014, 20:49 2

2. tricky (Posts: 19; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


Not only are the specs off, the 64GB variant is $150 more. So pretty much fail.

posted on 08 May 2014, 21:02 2

3. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3291; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


It seems everyone is aware of the epic OnePlus marketing failure. I feel bad for the OnePlus designers and engineers who obviously worked very hard, only to be betrayed by the gimmicks and stupidity of the OnePlus marketing team.

Kudos to Meizu for doing things better and thinking of customers first. I'm sure Meizu's phones will get better and unlike OnePlus, people will actually be able to buy them.

posted on 08 May 2014, 21:44

7. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1242; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


I don't think it's that. I just don't think they can make enough to meet initial demand. I can see the 64gig version selling all year long if it was available.

posted on 08 May 2014, 22:43 1

10. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3291; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


When a company can't meet demand, usually the put in place a pre-order system, so you can pay and then get a phone when manufacturing catches up. It works and people are used to it.

OnePlus put in a place some sort of social networking hunger games to win an invite instead of pre-orders. Had people smashing phones which beyond being wasteful is also potentially harmful if a battery explodes. And this was after months and months of hype. All that hype and no phones unless you want to play games.

I am going to get the OnePlus 64GB phone for $350, no doubt about it. But I would have been much happier with a pre-order system than OnePlus marketing gimmicks. If Vivo puts Cyanogen on their new Xshot phone, I'll also get one of those. These top spec, good value, Chinese phones open the world of good Android phones back up to people who don't want to or can't afford to spend $650-700+ on a 16GB phone (i.e. Samsung, HTC, etc.) often with some sub-par specs (4MP camera for example).

posted on 09 May 2014, 03:45

17. Ashoaib (Posts: 2279; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


True, I totally agree with you... chinese phones has really opened up an opportunity for comsumers to have good specs in less amount... I am less inclined towards famous manufacturers since I have seen great options churning out of China

posted on 08 May 2014, 21:04 4

4. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 407; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)


Well let's see, I can wait a little less than a month and pay $350 for a 64gb phone. Or buy a phone with the same amount of storage, a smaller, lower resolution display, (not to mention the aspect ratio, 5:3???? Are you kidding me?), lower resolution camera, smaller battery, more dated processor, less RAM, and what looks like a heavil y skinned version of android. All for an extra $146?

I think I'd wait this one out.

posted on 08 May 2014, 21:43

5. Calm_down_mon (Posts: 35; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


You have an invite ?

I don't , but I will probably still wait for the 1+1 when it becomes available for everybody

posted on 09 May 2014, 05:11

19. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 407; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)


General availability is late May early June.

posted on 08 May 2014, 21:44

6. fireblade (Posts: 708; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


I don't care with those all strangeness. The spec with cheap price is killing me.

posted on 08 May 2014, 22:08 2

8. networkdood (Posts: 6274; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


And, I doubt Meizu's devices run on 4G networks in the U.S. as the OnePlus One device does...

posted on 08 May 2014, 23:12

11. Forsaken77 (Posts: 548; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


I would never go out of my way to buy a Chinese product. In fact, I go out of my way NOT to buy Chinese products. They have no respect for anyone else's right to property as they rip off everything and repackage it as their own, and they generally have the worst quality products in the world.

posted on 09 May 2014, 01:34 2

13. boosook (Posts: 1029; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Worst quality products? Which phone do you have? All phones are made in China, including the iphone (only LG manufactures in Corea and the moto X is assembled in the US). So is the iphone a good quality product or not?

posted on 09 May 2014, 01:44 2

14. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3291; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


"They have no respect for anyone else's right to property as they rip off everything and repackage it as their own..."

You mean like Apple and Microsoft have done for decades?

posted on 09 May 2014, 03:55

18. Ashoaib (Posts: 2279; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Ok Forsaken77, dont go out for chinese but I am going out to buy the best specs in the best price... I spent twice my hard earn cash on the name of property, innovation and over hyped or I was an if0ol, Whatever, I am not going to do that again and will simply buy chinese

posted on 09 May 2014, 00:49

12. Cicero (Posts: 403; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


Buy a S4 or One or T with better specs and price now.

posted on 09 May 2014, 02:19 1

15. lampshade_cn (Posts: 6; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


What's "T"?

posted on 09 May 2014, 03:31

16. lampshade_cn (Posts: 6; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


oh guys,I have to tell you that MX3 sold ¥1799/1999/2399yuan in China,that's about $299,I bought a 32GB several days ago,but the whole white edition had sold out for two months.

posted on 09 May 2014, 07:21

20. AfterShock (Posts: 2812; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


I sure like how market is changing.
It's finally opening up where we can skip over carriers for a phone purchase and just use them as the dumb pipes they are.
Over priced hardware will pass like a fad, in time.

posted on 09 May 2014, 10:27

21. isprobi (Posts: 204; Member since: 30 May 2011)


The One Plus One looks like a great phone if anyone can ever actually buty it. But the truth is the only people that will buy it are phone fans like the people here. Average customers will still go to the carrier store and buy what they can afford. So ultimately they will probably fail. As for this Meizu deal nobody that really knows what is good hardware now will want this.

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