Meizu M3S is affordable smartphone launched by the company. It offers all metallic body with the same design like M2. As the same Xiaomi series it also comes in two variants one with 2GB RAM/ 16GB ROM another with 3GB RAM/32GB ROM at a price tag of 7999 INR and 9299 INR. We got the 2GB RAM variant for our review. Lets check out the if the phone really stands out in the 10k list.
What it offers?
The smartphone offers 5-inch 720p HD display. Under the hood there is an octa-core Mediatek MT6750 processor. Along with the 16 GB ROM it cam expand the memory up to 256GB. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow based its custom Flyme OS. The rear camera is of 13-megapixel with PDAF and Flash. The front camera is of 5MP. It is backed by 3020 mAh battery. It offers Dual-SIM compatibility with 4G VoLTE connectivity. Other connectivity options are Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS.
What are the good and bad ?
The metallic unibody is a plus point for the smartphone as most of the phone under 10k segment offers plastic body. The design is similar as the M2 but is good with respect to the price point. The fingerprint sensor is provided on the home button and works fine.
The processor is not the best in the class but works absolutely fine. The RAM is able to do good multitasking. The benchmark performance of the smartphone is not the best but acceptable. It scores 38769 and 2137 in AnTuTu and Geekbench.
The display quality of the smartphone is not the best but acceptable. Instead of Gorilla Glass Protection it uses Asahi Glass for the shatter proofing. The display can be seen under different viewing angles and under direct sunlight.
Th Flyme OS is a Lollipop based Os which does not seems very user friendly and attractive to use. The UI does not has lots of bloatware. The Flyme OS is a backdrop as most of the devices has Marshmallow. There is no upgradation promised by the company.
The home screen keys are missing here, instead of that one single home button is given for all the work. Similar like the iOS device which is irritating. The gaming performance is not the best, it runs simple games like subway surfer with ease but lags with the Asphalt 8.
The Battery performance of the smartphone is good and offers a full day usage with moderate usage. It doesn’t offers quick charge but takes less time to full charge than usual phone with similar battery capacity.
The camera performance is not the best but acceptable. The 13-MP camera shoots images but has a bit low colour production. The focusing is a bit slow but the details are well captured. The front camera works fine and shoots descent selfies. The low light performance is not up to the mark and noise in it.
The smartphone support 4G LTE on both the SIM slots and works fine. There was no call drop or network issue with it. The Audio and Video performance is also good but the speaker performance is bit low.
The smartphone is a good competitor in the 10k segment. The specifications and performance aren’t the best but as the Redmi seems unavailable for most of the time, it became a good substitute for the users to buy.