Photography Focused Meizu E3 Takes on Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

Meizu has announced a new mid-range E3 smartphone, which comes with some of the high-end features found in the company’s flagship offerings. It is available in China for now, though international availability is anyone’s guess.

Design and Display

Meizu E3 Front and Back Design

The display at the front is a 6” 2:1 IPS LCD, with 85% coverage of NTSC color gamut.


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E3’s design is metal-based and largely simple and straightforward. It is available in Black, Gold & Blue, and comes with a side-mounted finger-print scanner.

Internals and Storage

Under the hood, you get the new Snapdragon 636 processor with eight Kryo cores, 6 GB RAM, and either 64 or 128 GB storage, expandable via a microSD card slot.

The OS running on it is Android Nougat with Flyme OS, with support for a few AI features and game mode.

Connectivity options include VoLTE, BL 5.0, Wi-Fi ac and USB-C.

Camera(s)

On the back of the E3 is a dual-camera setup with 12 MP and 20 MP Sony lenses, both of which are protected by sapphire glass. The cameras are accompanied by a true-tone flash with 2.5X lossless zoom and 1.8X optical zoom.

The front camera comes with an 8 MP lens, which supports facial unlock and beautifying filters.

Battery and Price

Meizu E3 is powered by a modest 3360 mAh battery, supporting 20W fast-charging.

Pricing is set at $285 for the base model, or $315 for the 128 GB version. Overall the E3 appears to be a compelling offering from Meizu, compared with the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro or Huawei Mate 10 Lite.

Meizu E3 Specifications

  • CPU: 64-bit Octa-core Kryo 260
  • GPU: Adreno 509
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
  • OS: Android 7.1.2 Nougat with Flyme OS 7.0
  • Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
  • Display:
    • 5.99” 18:9 IPS LCD with FHD+ (2160 x 1080) resolution
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 6 GB
    • Internal: 64/128 GB
    • Card slot: yes, by 128 GB.
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 12 MP f/1.9 + 20 MP Sony f/2.6, 2.5X lossless zoom, 1.8X optical zoom, dual-tone flash
    • Secondary: 8 MP, f/2.0
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C, Wi-Fi ac, VoLTE, GPS
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Battery: 3360 mAh; 20W fast-charging
  • Price: $285 (64 GB), $315 (128 GB)


      • Mi demand is increasing day by day and they’re out of stock in flash sales within minutes so I don’t know why you hate xiaomi but I now like Mi more then samsung shit which just gives nothing in hefty price

      • lol no, this is LOADS better than RN5 Pro and i don’t mind the price tag…

        Xiaomi were supposed to put a Type-C port, a 3.0 controller and an ACTUAL dual cam setup on the Redmi Note 5, but they chose to be misers and favored rapacity.

        Meizu takes the win in this one, even if it is not apparent to the majority of consumers

        • Can you show me just the one who actually provides 1080 Full HD, 18:9 screen, 4000 mAh battery with 2.0 quick charge, snapdragon 625 processor in 20k? Meizu crap is not launched yet in Pakistan so if it comes with the price of 40k then take it I will be happy with my note 5

          • you can happily shove up the RN5

            SD 625 is AN OVERUSED SoC ! it was heavily criticized by experts as being Xiaomi’s go to option last year, THEY NEVER OFFERED ANY VARIETY LAST YEAR ! ALL MIDRANGE PHONES WERE SD 625 !

            you’re just blind like the others. GO compare and read the difference in specs ! the RN5 PRO will cost around 30k anyway .. and yes, Meizu will be costlier BUT in the same price segment (mid-range) and will offer BETTER FEATURES , which you’re too blind to see. (type c, TRUE dual cam )

            if you knew what you were talking about, you would have not made such a stupid comment anyway. WHERE does it state that the RN5 will cost 20k ?! and WHERE does it state that meizu will cost 40 k. that’s just moronic. I think you’re confusing redmi 5 with redmi NOTE 5 anyway … which underlines a serious lack of knowledge

            I’d rather not waste my time here.

            • Okay then buy it but I am happy with my redmi because everytime I post ad of Xiaomi on OLX I am bombarded with lots of calls and messages because people know the value of xiaomi I like apple,samsung,sony,nokia,HTC,Oneplus and Xiaomi every other brand is pathetic with its worthless specs You better stay with your crappy Meizu and I will be happy with my Xiaomi Take care :)

              • you are as mediocre as every other Pakistani

                stay crappy as usual, no use in showing anything good to blind sheep !

                • I thought that was your last comment as you said I will not waste my time here anymore! How much Meizu gives you for all this non-sense?

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