Chinese smartphone manufacturers are coming a long way these days with their premium flagship smartphones offering some really high-end features. However, the major problem with most of the brands like Gionee, Xiaomi, Meizu and Oppo have been that they launch their devices only on their home-turf of China, that proves to be a big disappointment for global smartphone lovers.
Meizu has decided to break this ice and now the company has officially launched a online store for its global customers called as meizumart.com. On visiting the website, a slogan “Without Invitation” appears which we believe is used to mock the OnePlus One’s invitation. Last month we spotted a possible Meizu MX4 coming this August.
At the moment the store is offering the Meizu’s last year launch Meizu MX3 where it is priced for $399/16GB, $429/32GB and $469/64GB model and is available in two color variants of black and white.
Taking a dig into its specs, the Meizu MX3 sports a 5.1inch display with 1920x1080p display and 412ppi density. At its heart lies the octa-core Samsung Exynos 5410 processor (quad-core 1.6GHz Cortex A15 and quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex A7). The device offers a substantial 2GB RAM with PowerVR SGX544MP3 GPU support. As mentioned above, the device has three storage options of 16/32/64 GB. The Meixu MX3 runs on Flyme OS 3.0 which is a customized version of Android 4.2. it sports a 8MP rear camera with LED flash and autofocus and video recording at [email protected]
The device has quite a solid built as its body is of magnesium alloy and moreover, it even keep the device cool which sometimes can get heated during extreme battery use or charging. The Meizu MX3 comes with Wolfson Audio Chip with Dirac HD Audio Technology giving unmatched audio output results. The antenna is also powerful ensuring good reception even in low signal areas. The device offers an excellent battery life of 2400mAh Sony cell that oofers 429 hours of standby time and 10 hours of browsing on Wi-Fi.
A bit disappointment is that the device has 3G only and does not support LTE. Moreover, it works only on T-Mobile and AT&T networks. Additionally with Flyme OS users will not get Google services like Gmail, YouTube, Play Store, Maps etc. but you can still get them by tweaking the Meizu MX3 with a custom ROM.
Overall, the device seems to be pretty good and worth a buy.