Meizu MX3 press photo sees the light of day; phone tipped to offer 128GB of storage

Meizu MX3 press photo sees the light of day; phone tipped to offer 128GB of storage
Back in July (hard to believe that it was only a month ago), we told you about a handset called the the Meizu MX3. The phone is top-shelf all the way from the 13MP camera on back, to the Exynos 5 Octa SoC under the hood. The 5.1 inch screen carries resolution of 1080 x 1920 and where we were growing up, that was called FHD, Mister. And there is more to the MX3 that makes those reading about this bad boy yearn for it to escape to a major carrier. Android 4.2 is driving the phone and Meizu even has its own Flyme 3.0 UI, which is a modded Android 4.2 with capabilities for one-handed use.

What makes us eager to write about the Meizu M3 is not the new press photo of the device, although it does show some changes since we showed you the device last month. The flash, which was above the camera lens earlier, is now below the snapper. No, what gave us the impetus to mention the handset is a leaked image that shows the different versions of the phone starting with the 16GB model (and even here there is one 16GB version with NFC support and one model without) ranging to the 32GB model, the 64GB variant and the 128GB  Meizu MX3.

The 16GB variant is rumored to be priced at 1999 CNY which translates into $327 USD. But it might take more to impress your friends, so figure that the 128GB model of the Meizu M3 will run you the same as other flagship phones which means you might have to whip out six Benjamins to take the handset home with all of that native storage on board.

Meizu hasn't made this official yet, but the unveiling is said to be taking place soon. Even so, it's a shame that we might never see this model take flight from the China region.

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: RBman (translate),  gizChina  via AndroidAuthority



1. PootisMan

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

That's a lot of storage on a phone.

3. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

and a lot of lost data once the phone is lost or damaged.

8. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

That's what the cloud is for. I'd still take the 128 GB any day.

14. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

the cloud is nice but personally I want the ability backup physically.

19. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I wish all these China made phones come with atleast a decent build. Usually the innards are a beast but the outward feel doesn't match with the stuff inside... There are some exceptions but the image of the phone looks disappointing...the back seems to be shouting 'China' all over again.

12. GTR722

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

You mean like...Samsung ??

15. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I'm not a fan of Samsung, but trust me...even if Samsung uses glossy plastic, the design and aesthetics is far more superior.

17. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Made in China doesn't always mean being cheap, a lot of the stuff coming form there happens to be innovative/original improving though not quite there yet (EG: The ZTE Tegra 4 device/Ascend P6) but most importantly, a far cry form the KIRF days of early Meizu. Yes I will agree there are still many cheap looking knock offs that are downright nasty but there are a lot of quality original designs and materials in the non KIRF OEMs (How many of us on here knew Oppo just one year ago outside of china and dvd players) who just want to make a break and emerge as the next rising stars to challenge the established elite of HTC/Samsung/LG/Apple/Sony/Nokia etc.

20. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Meizu is better build quality than Samsung by far. THe main problem with these phones is they will never make it to the US because they don't have LTE and the bands to use 3g and 4g on GSM. The reason it is so cheap is because they take a reasonable price on their phone unlike most companies outside of china that charge 3-4x more than the phone cost to make.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

The back looks fugly. Love the CPU Exynos E5420 or E5410 maybe! Finally a device with no Snapdragon halfbaked A9-A15 SOCs!!!!!!! Pure A15 power! ™

5. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

All these articles about phones in China (Xiaomi Red Rice/MIUI phones, Meizu, etc.) Will any of these actually make in the States? It's very nice that these phones are much more affordable, but kind of useless information if they stay in their homeland territories.

6. imkyle

Posts: 1116; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

That is more storage than my old Laptop. If anyone needs that much storage for their phone, they need to step into some sunlight badly.

18. DukeX

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

If someone is buying a phone like this at this price then im sure they have a JOB. Don't know what you're getting at really.

7. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

It doesn't need an sd slot. ^^!!!

9. bwhiting

Posts: 188; Member since: Jun 15, 2013

If that phone can get carried over to us from a major carrier then it would work out very well. Might even give the main US carriers a competition and make them actually work a bit harder to make phones that give people a run for their money.

10. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

nice... 16GB dont cut it now a days... lowest should be 32GB or even 64GB..our phones are getting faster and screen is crazy HD now and apps are getting bigger to use for the screen. plus camera are 1080p 60pfs... im sure next year 4K video recording will be the thing. i would like to see micro 128GB+ SD cards or even more built in the phone..

11. SmartPhoneStream

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

Is this using the older Octa build, or the newer one

13. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

Thing looks like an unfinished iPhone. I can't even fill 16GB why on earth would i want 128. Talk about over kill!

16. lukasound

Posts: 152; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

I don't understand why the extra native storage is so expensive when SD cards are so much cheaper. Just seems like crazy profit margins.

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