Meizu m3s: Metallic variant of Meizu m3 for Rs. 7,990

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Great budget smartphone models are synonymous which Chinese brands. The market is full of great budget smartphones that offer stunning style, good built quality, good specs and cool features and also manage to cost amazingly affordable to top it all. And it is also undeniable, that when it comes to highly attractively priced, quality smartphone models, no global company can actually beat the Chinese makers. After all, made in China stuff are known for their incredulous cheap prices, which includes smartphones. However, unlike many other infamous Chinese products, the Chinese budget smartphones don’t come with cheap quality; well not any more. The market is really overflowing with innumerable Chinese budget smartphones, and to this cutthroat market Meizu adds its own new smartphone model. Named as the Meizu m3s, the new low cost smartphone model is available for sale in the international markets including the neighboring nation of Nepal, but it is yet to hit the Indian mobile market.

Considering the fact that India is a huge smartphone market and is a hotbed for all the quality Chinese devices, the new Meizu m3s that is marketed for its all metal superior design, is expected to launch in this country really soon. So, wondering what makes the new Meizu m3s different than the tons of other smartphone models that are already available in the India market for sale? Let’s find out by taking a look at what all the Meizu m3s comes packed with to pose as an enticing option for the prospective buyers.

Design & Display

To start with, the new Meizu m3s looks really cool and premium with its all metal built and really attractive color choices. The highlight of this smartphone is its all metal construction as against its predecessor the m3. As per the Chinese company, the m3s has been built using a 360-degree sandblasting technology in order to achieve its alluring delicate texture that is luxuriously soft to touch. While this definitely makes the device premium looking, it also offers a nice feeling and good grip. The new sleek and stylish smartphone model weighs just about 138 grams and has a thickness of 8.3 mm. It comes in four attractive color choices of Gold, Rose Gold, Silver, and Grey, which also add to its premium looks.

The device comes packed with a 5 inch IPS LCD display with 2.5D curved glass with HD screen resolution and pixel density of 294 ppi. The display is bright, crisp clear and vibrant with good viewing angles to offer a good overall smartphone experience to the users.

Configuration & OS

The Meizu m3s gets packed with MediaTek MT6750 Octa-core (8 Cortex-A53 CPU cores) chipset that has been clocked at the speed of 1.5 GHz. To handle the graphics needs there’s an ARM Mali T860 GPU. The processor is backed by a good 2 GB of RAM. All these mean that there will be no compromise on the performance front despite the budget category of the smartphone.

The Meizu m3s runs on the dated Android v5.1 Lollipop Operating System that is topped with the Flyme 5.1 skin.

Camera & Storage

The new smartphone also packs in some good camera specs under its great looking metal armor. The device boasts of a good 13 MP primary camera that is place at its rear, featuring f/2.2 aperture along with phase detection autofocus as well as dual-tone LED flash to offer quality, detailed images even in lowlight conditions. The primary shooter utilizes a 5 element lens. The device also takes care of the requirements of the selfie aficionados with a 5 MP secondary front facing snapper that gets an f/2.0 aperture and utilizes a 4 element lens to offer great selfies and quality video chat sessions. the front camera on the other hand uses a 4 element lens.

The new Meizu m3s comes with 16 GB of internal storage space along with the flexibility of expanding the memory to a massive 128 GB with the help of a microSD card, as the device features a hybrid SIM slot which can be either utilized for a second SIM card or a microSD card to increase the memory.

Connectivity & Battery

The new smartphone model offers all the standard modern connectivity options to the users in order to offer a great smartphone usage experience. The connectivity options include dual SIM support, 4G, 3G, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi with hotspot and microUSB 2.0.

The m3s draws its juice from non-removable li-polymer 3,020 mAh battery pack which offers good backup to keep the device running all through the day and more with regular usage.


Apart from the attractive metal construction, another highlight of the new Meizu m3s is its fingerprint sensor. The device offers the added security as well as convenience of the fingerprint sensor at its amazing price point. Moreover, this fingerprint scanner also comes with better efficiency with improved accuracy owing to its newly designed fingerprint recognition algorithm, which makes the sensor unlock the device in a mere 0.2 second. The device also offers the added convenience of other sensors apart from the fingerprint sensor, these include proximity sensor, light sensors and accelerometer.


The Meizu m3s is certainly a great new smartphone model to go for in the budget smartphone category. Although it is yet to hit the Indian market, considering its price in other markets it is expected to cost at around Rs. 7,990. Thus, the Meizu m3s definitely packs in all the right ingredients to become a success at an attractive sub-8K pricing slab. Simply put, the Meizu m3s is actually the metal version of the capable Meizu m3 model, as it has very similar specifications and features. However, the superior metal built with the attractive sandblasted soft touch texture makes a lot of difference. Moreover, the smartphone model also adds the security and convenience of a fingerprint sensor which adds to its value for money proposition even further. Its premium design, good specs and cameras definitely make it an overall worthy buy in its own class.

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