MEIZU M3S (3GB RAM, 32GB)

1 variations 
price Rs. 9,299 onwards | launch Oct, 2016
magic score ?
70.4
good value for money
our verdict: buy
ranked
#14
of 479 phones in Rs. 5,000 - 10,000

PhoneCurry Editor's Note

summarizing opinion across 3 expert reviews

What We Liked

  • Classy design - one of the few budget smartphones that come with a full metal exterior
  • The matte finish, the rounded edges and light form-factor (138g) also make the M3s quite handy
  • Good display, at par with its top competitor - the Redmi 3s Prime - legibility under bright light is good and so is visibility from odd angles
  • Front facing fingerprint sensor is easy to set-up and quite accurate
  • Meizu's FlymeOS interface on top of Android is simple and relatively clutter-free
  • Decent performance - can handle most tasks and games comfortably and without heating issues
  • Rear camera works decently well in outdoor sunny conditions, and colours in close-up shots look good
  • Good battery life - lasts the whole day when used as a primary phone

What We Didn't

  • Doesn’t have hardware or capacitive keys for navigation, forcing you to rely on just the home button by means of swipes and presses - this can take some time getting used to if you are more coming from a more standard Android phone
  • The camera's low-light shots and indoor shots look noisy and washed out
  • The phone is good on the whole, but the Redmi 3S Prime has an edge over it, with a more powerful processor, bigger battery, and newer Android

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Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 5.1
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • Full Lamination
  • 2.5D Curved Glass Display
Sensors
  • Gravity Sensor
  • Infrared Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Ambient Light Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.5 GHz, Octa Core, MediaTek MT6750
GPUMali-T860
RAM3 GB
Memory
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3020 mAh
Dimensions
Weight138 gm
Thickness8.3 mm
Camera
Camera13.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • Dual LED (Dual tone) Flash
  • F/2.2 Aperture
  • 5-element Lens
  • Burst mode
  • Panorama mode
  • PDAF
Secondary Camera5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 4-element Lens
  • FotoNation 2.0
  • Face AE (Face tracking)
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
CompassYes
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Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
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  • WiFi Dual-band
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