Meizu revealed all the details about its new Meizu E3 smartphone, which we knowingly called the “stepbrother” of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5. The models are very similar in characteristics, but the first one looks even better. The company also released a limited version of the Meizu E3 J-20 Edition, which is dedicated to the fifth-generation Chinese fighter Chengdu J-20.
Appearance and display
The smartphone received a pleasant exterior design of an all-metal case with dimensions of 156.8 x 75 x 7.6 mm and a weight of 160 grams. On the back there is a dual camera with a vertical arrangement and a flash, antenna elements are from above and below. The fingerprint scanner, as in the Meizu M6S, was moved to the side. The rest of the case looks quite thin and stylish.
The Meizu E3 display received a high-quality IPS-matrix 403 ppi with a size of 5.99 inches and a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. On the sides of the frame are minimal, small indents from above and below. At the top there is a front camera and a speaker with an approach-lighting indicator.
Performance and OS
The Meizu E3 is powered by the Snapdragon 636 chip, which is used in Redmi Note 5. The processor runs on 8 1.8 GHz cores with Andreno 509 graphics and shows performance at 120,000 points according to AnTuTu tests.
Together with the chip, 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of total memory are used. A 64 GB drive with the same RAM size is also available. For autonomy, a 3340 mAh battery with a fast charge of 20 W is responsible for 30 minutes. the battery is charged at 53%. They promise at least 6 hours of online video or 86 hours of conversation.
The operating system uses Android 7.1.1 with the proprietary Flyme 7 shell, which includes the OneMind AI self-learning system and Game Mode 2.0. Among the features of the OS should be noted the proprietary "chip" Meizu - Super mBack circle that supports gesture control.
A feature of the Chinese smartphone are its cameras. The main 12 megapixel + 20 megapixel ( Sony IMX362 + Sony IMX350) promises excellent quality photos and videos. The first sensor received an f / 1.9 aperture, 1.4 μm pixel size and 1.8x optical zoom, and the second f / 2.6 aperture and 2.5x digital zoom. Both are protected by sapphire crystal.
An 8 megapixel front camera with f / 2.0 aperture and ArcSoft algorithm, which improves the skin color of the user in self-shots. The sensor also works as a Face Unlock.
Regarding the price of Meizu E3, the smartphone is available in two versions. The amount of memory 664 GB will cost $ 285, and a larger drive 6128 GB will cost $ 315. Available in blue, gold and black. Sales of new items will start today from the Meizu brand store. Partners TMall , JD, Suning and other Chinese sellers will begin to realize the new product on March 26-31.
What is the difference between Meizu E3 J-20 Edition?
The limited version of Meizu E3 J-20 is a smartphone completely analogous in characteristics, only with a special thematic case, and the corresponding OS design including additional applications. The price is naturally more expensive and will be $ 395.