MEIZU M3S (3GB RAM, 32GB)

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price Rs. 8,999 onwards launch Oct, 2016
current magic score ?
83.7
verdict BUY
very good value-for-money
currently ranked
#4
of 516 phones in Rs. 5,000 - 10,000

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 3 expert review(s)

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
  • Impressive 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 well in outdoor sunny conditions, and colours in close-up shots look good and sharp
  • Good battery life - lasts the whole day when used as a primary phone

WHAT WE DIDN'T
  • 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

3 expert review(s)


video review

source: @Techniqued
OS
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
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
More
  • WiFi Dual-band
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
brand rating
4.00/5
(Very Good)
average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand in the last 12 months
brand perception
Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
ok
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys