As with the recent presentation of the Meizu M3e, once the announcement of the company leaves a strange aftertaste, and one important question dangling in the air: for whom this device and why?
It remains for me except to repeat his idea from the first look at Meizu M3e – company, until recently considered to be the producer of one device per year, it began to form a full lineup, and that is why it now seems as if Meizu machine churns out one after the other. And they really dies, but, for the most part, to occupy those niches, which is not represented. Niche PHABLET – such.
Xiaomi Mi Max with screen 6.44 “, Huawei Mate 8 (6”), Lenovo VIBE Z2 Pro (6 “), the old man, but still. Each of these companies – Meizu competitor in the domestic market, namely, guided him some Chinese brands in the first place, and Meizu – one of them. Therefore, the appearance PHABLET was a matter of time, and that this moment has come.
It’s simple – remember the Meizu M3e and visually enlarge it, get the Meizu M3 Max. Design, hull shape, the location of all the elements, the realization of plastic inserts for wiring antennas – in all new Meizu M3 Max is a copy M3e. Workmanship is good, the device on the move can not be called the budget, picking up: here an honest body of metal, plastic, at least (two thin lines), accurate processing, no scratches, play the keys, and so on. In fact, M3 Max, as M3e, M3 Note and M3s mini, refers to a line Meilan budget smartphone Meizu.
The device can hardly be called a compact, it uses a screen with a diagonal of 6 ”, and dimensions are built around it. Yes, the thickness of the frames on the left and right of the screen is small, but the body is still a smartphone. Use the machine with one hand will be the owners of large limbs, the rest will have to get used, or sometimes have recourse to the second hand. Weight within reason, can not say that Meizu M3 Max too heavy.
On the basic controls Meizu M3 Max is no different from M3e. Buttons power and volume right tray under two nanosim-card (or SIM-card and memory card) to the left, the microUSB-jack, microphone, speaker grille and 3.5 mm mini-jack at the bottom. Top – optional microphone (squelch).
Below the screen is a mechanical key with inscribed in the mTouch touch her bed, and a fingerprint scanner. Button convenient and today there are already all current smartphones Meizu, from M3s mini to the MX6.
The device uses a screen with a diagonal of 6” and a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels IPS-based matrix. Display with maximum viewing angles, brightness and good margin close to natural colors.
According juiciness and brightness of the image does not reach the display in the Meizu MX6 or Pro 6, but a good screen for an inexpensive smartphone. There is a “eye protection” mode, where the screen is working in warm colors, as well as the ability to manually adjust the color temperature. Oleophobic coating is excellent, there are no complaints.
The smartphone is built on a platform Helio P10 from MediaTek. It is also used in the M3 Note and M3e. This is not a top-end chip, but FullHD-permit – a perfectly acceptable option. Graphics Mali-T860. The smartphone 3 GB of RAM and 64 GB internal. There is a slot for microSD memory card, combined with a second slot for nanoSIM-card. I repeat the idea, which has already voiced in relation to M3e – I like that the company is moving away from the creation of various modifications, 2/16 GB 3/32 GB and so on. One version of each smartphone on the amount of RAM and built-in memory – the best option. Less mess, more transparent and understandable for the common range of users. In the case of the Meizu M3 Max is 3/64 GB.
Both cameras as the main and front, the characteristics have not undergone almost no changes compared to the cameras in M3 Note. It has changed except that the sensor. Accordingly, the picture quality of the new Meizu M3 Max a cursory acquaintance about the same that was found in M3 Note and M3e. I will not describe the individual features, still in front of us low-cost smart phone, just look at the examples of the photos and vote for yourself.
As with all the other devices on the Meizu, there is a full manual shooting mode (this is good), and the fact that the interface is still not able to rotate in landscape orientation (this is bad).
The device supports dual-band Wi-Fi and VoLTE technology. In 4G networks, the smartphone runs on all common for Russian bands, except Band 20. Bluetooth version 4.1 with support for profile LE (Low Energy).
Battery capacity in Meizu M3 Max – 4100 mAh, that is the same as in M3 Note. On the one hand, it is a good amount, on the other – in the main competitors, Xiaomi Mi Max, and even more capacity, 4850 mAh. As the device will show itself in time of work, I do not know, wait for the review of the Novel White!
The device supports fast charging (MediaTek PumpExpress technology).
In China Meizu M3 Max will cost 1700 yuan.
As Meizu M3e, the new device is created in the first place to extend the range of the company, the Meizu tends to occupy the niches that have not previously been presented, and for the company, demonstrating a steady growth in China, in the main to itself the market (as well as in Russia, India and the other key, but is minor in terms of markets) is a logical step. Another question that fans of Meizu and familiar with the brand people expect from him a very different – another breakthrough improvements in the audio portion of the motion in the direction of improving the camera (MX6 is only the first step towards positive change). A couple of years ago, Meizu was accepted blame for the inertia alleged the company produced a couple of machines a year and absolutely not “scratched” on the users that these models did not fit, but would like something from the “Maze”. Now the situation is exactly the reverse: Meizu expanding lineup, there are budget smartphones in the metal (M3s mini and M3 Note) and glass (U10 and the U20), a compact flagship (Pro 6) and the unit with a focus on the camera (MX6), there PHABLET (M3 Max) and the device is in the middle price range (M3e), and, as it turns out, for the users, this is too much and confusing.
It is obvious that the new Meizu M3 Max – a niche device, it will not do the accent. This it can be fun? Fans of devices with large screens, metal, with capacious battery. If you need urgent and relatively inexpensive PHABLET display 6 ”, then the choice, as it turns out, quite small: Xiaomi Mi Max, Meizu M3 Max, Asus Zenfone 2 Laser, Sony Xperia C5 Ultra Dual, Samsung Galaxy A9 and old smartphones or the expensive flagship (Huawei Mate 8).