Well, we know what you’re thinking! This is the Honor 8 phone from Huawei. Wrong, this is the M3X; a new mid-range Android smartphone from the Chinese company Meizu. This newly unveiled Meizu M3X can be mistaken for an Honor 8, luckily the former only comes with a single rear camera, unlike the dual rear camera Honor 8.Away from the similarity and who copied who debate, let’s leave that for another day and check out the phone’s features and hardware specs. The Meizu M3X features an aluminum metal frame combined with double-sided 2.5D curved shiny glass, and a 5.5-inch 1080p TDDI Full HD screen with Full Incell technology, which allows the device to have a thinner form factor. The M3X actually measures 153.8 x 76 x 7.4mm and weighs 165 grams.
Powering the Meizu M3X is the MediaTek Helio P20 Octa-core processor alongside ARM Mali-T880 GPU for graphics, 3GB/4GB LPDDR4X of RAM and a 3,200mAh built-in battery. In the camera area, there is a 12-Megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX386 lens, PDAF, and flash, and also a 5-Megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture for both cameras.
The phone is also equipped with Meizu’s mTouch 360° fingerprint reader, built-in USB Type-C connector that delivers fast charge time and data transfer, dual band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS. The device comes in glossy colours; White, Blue, Gold and Black with 32GB and 64GB storage configuration for ¥1,699 ($246 – £197 – €232) and ¥1,999 ($290 – £232 – €273) respectively.