Meizu Blue Charm E goes official: stylish, fast and super affordable

Meizu, one of the rising phone maker superstars of China, has just released its new affordable phone that offers incredible value for the money: the 5.5-inch Meizu Blue Charm E, or Meizu M3E.

A stylish thin metal phone, the Meizu M3E has the refined style and design of a much more expensive phone. Coming in five colors, including a great new blue option, it scores additional points for style. Running the custom Flyme interface on top of Android, the M3E is likely to inherit the smooth performance of its predecessors running the same skin, but also some of the minor troubles and inconsistencies in the UI.

Still, the advantages clearly outweigh the downsides here: at its sub-$200 price in China, you get a 5.5-inch phone with a 1080 x 1920-pixel IPS LCD display, all running on the Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10 platform, equipped with 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM. The Helio P10 here comes with two quad-core clusters of A53 CPU cores, one clocked higher for maximum performance, and the other running at lower frequencies for battery savings with less intense tasks.

The plentiful 32GB of internal storage also comes as a welcome improvement, especially given the fact that we're dealing with a very affordable phone. iPhones and Moto Gs of this world, take notice. You can also insert microSD cards to expand the provided storage.

There are two nice touches on the Meizu M3E that are worth a special mention since these features are usually reserved for more expensive devices. The first one is an mTouch fingerprint scanner that is fast and positioned in a convenient position right below the display, and the second one is mCharge that provides a 50% charge in just half an hour and a 90% recharge in a full hour. The phone charges via a USB-C port.

On the back sits a 13-megapixel camera with the Sony IMX258 sensor, a piece of tech commonly used in newer Chinese phones. It features phase-detection tech for faster auto focusing, and on top of the sensor is an f/2.2 lens.

The Meizu Blue Charm E price is set at $196 (1,300 yuan) in China. The release date for the Meizu M3E in China is set for August 14th for those who place a reservation today. Don't expect the Meizu M3E in the United States or in Europe in the near future. As most Meizu phones, the device will likely still be sold via third-party resellers on eBay or other venues, but those offers will come with no local warranty and will likely have a higher price tag than the official MSRP.

source: Meizu (translated)



1. dazed1

Posts: 806; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Redmi Note 3 Pro destroys it for same/lover price.

3. megaSUNNY

Posts: 88; Member since: Jun 26, 2012

Yeah, Redmi Note 3 will mostly nail it, especially at battery department. This phone has only 3100 mAh capacity.

5. dazed1

Posts: 806; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Im a strong believer that RN3P is the best phone ever made (to buy new) for the money especially now with the price being so good 150-180$ Even better then the G2 was when it was selling for 300$ Its insane, and the 650-652 cpu's are insanely good much better then the S820 overall (not for performance) but the phone is flying when you turn off memory optimization. I was also getting 9h sot, the display is quite good when you turn off automatic contrast, and put standard mode, the design is great, the screen to body ratio is also great, the scanner works great, it has great support and already had 6.0.1 and promised 7.0 what more can you ask? It just ruined all other asian budget phones, no one can touch it.

7. NFSHesham

Posts: 297; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

It may offer a great performance and battery , but unfortunately it fails in everything else , including the software ..

9. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

won't be long.. another phone will destroy it soon... and its Redmi Note 4, lol... (Redmi pro is kinda overpriced since its only slightly faster but almost twice the price of RN3P)

2. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

The more they stuck mediatek chips in the phone the less I am interested.

6. dazed1

Posts: 806; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

X20 is great, P10 is decent, but its not good enough for 200$ phone, Xiaomi like i said destroyed other manufacturers.

4. lakki369

Posts: 114; Member since: Apr 10, 2015

The white color on the front side kills the impression made by the gorgeous blue metal back.

8. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

Meizu Blue Charm is redundant.. since Meizu means blue charm..

10. tweetgadget

Posts: 72; Member since: Feb 05, 2014

Meizu becomes lame .. Get along with qualcom and you will be back to the game

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