Meizu MX3 Philippines Price, Full Specs, Unboxing, Flyme 3.0 Demo

Like what I shared in my blog post last Saturday - June 16, 2014, Chinese electronics company Meizu Technology Co., Ltd. is already set to enter the Philippines via Novo7Tech and their smartphones will be up for purchase locally sometime within September 2014.

Meizu MX3, Meizu MX3 Philippines

The first smartphone model that the Guandong-based electronics giant will be bringing here - exclusively through Novo7Tech - is their 2013 flagship release, the Meizu MX3.

Meizu MX3, Meizu MX3 Philippines

"Mark, we'll do our best to offer top caliber Meizu handsets to Pinoys at prices they can afford. This one, for example, is going to have an official suggested retail price of less than Php 13,000," Mr. Adrian Lim, Novo7Tech's IT Director, told me while handing me the first Meizu MX3 unit that they were able to secure in their headquarters in Manila.

Meizu MX3, Meizu MX3 Philippines

As soon as I held the smartphone, I was instantly impressed by how solid and premium it feels in the hand. "I like the tapered sides; It makes the MX3 look thinner than it actually is. Also, Sir Adrian, the stainless steel accent running down the sides makes the phone look elegant and gives it an air of durability. And the plastic back plate feels as if it's ceramic," I said as I was playing with the cool device.

Meizu MX3, Meizu MX3 Philippines

In terms of features, the MX3 sports a 5.1 inch 1080 x 1800 pixels IPS-NEO OGS screen (by Japan Display Inc.) underneath scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass 3 touchscreen, an 8 MegaPixel autofocus camera with LED flash and Sony Lens, a 2 MegaPixel front cam with wide-angle lens, Full HD video recorder, NFC and USB On-The-Go support, and a non-removable 2,400 mAh Li-Ion battery pack.

Meizu MX3, Meizu MX3 Philippines

Under the hood, the smartphone runs its Android 4.2 Jelly Bean based Flyme OS with an Exynos 5 Octa 5410 chipset, handles multitasking with 2 GB of RAM, and has 16 GB of non-expandable internal storage. "We'll also release a 32GB version," shared Sir Adrian.

Alright! Let's do a quick unboxing!

Meizu MX3, Meizu MX3 Philippines
Meizu MX3 comes with this rather big and bulky packaging made of white carton.

Meizu MX3, Meizu MX3 Philippines
The CE Marking at the bottom of the box is proof that Meizu MX3 complies with European product directives and essential requirements in terms of health, safety and environmental protection.

Meizu MX3, Meizu MX3 Philippines
Lifting the cover, I was greeted by the travel charger with 2 round prongs and this booklet showing me the key features and selling points of the handset.

Meizu MX3, Meizu MX3 Philippines
I found the presentation - replete with nice photos - quite cute so I read the whole thing.

Meizu MX3, Meizu MX3 Philippines
A hole on the last page of the booklet serving as tray for the Meizu MX3. Now, let's check out the other stuff inside the package.

Meizu MX3, Meizu MX3 Philippines
The User Manual and Safe Guide bundle

Meizu MX3, Meizu MX3 Philippines
The "pick", which you'll need to pull out and pry open the plastic back plate of the phone.

Meizu MX3, Meizu MX3 Philippines
The microUSB to USB cable for connecting the MX3 to your computer and also, for charging it.

Meizu MX3, Meizu MX3 Philippines
I think the retail package for Pinas will include a travel charger with two-rounded prongs -- so you'd need an adapter with two flat prongs to be able to plug it to our electrical outlets.

That's it? No earphones? Well, yeah. I think Meizu didn't include one to keep the price of the product down. If you ask me, though, I think they should have made the box smaller and less ornate and used the savings on the packaging to add a pair of headphones -- even if it's just a generic type.

Exclusive Flyme 3.0 Demo! You Need To Watch It To Join The Giveaway!

Meizu MX3, Meizu MX3 Philippines

"As you can see, Mark, the handset looks great. But, for me, the coolest thing about any smartphone by Meizu is its Flyme OS. Basically, Flyme is a skin or experience for Android - like TouchWiz by Samsung - that's unique to Meizu handsets. And what's special about it is that it's very simple and easy to use but it's also very intuitive and feature-packed," shared Sir Adrian.

Watch Sir Adrian give me an exclusive and extensive demo of the many cool features of the Chinese company's Flyme user interface after unboxing Meizu MX3:

Meizu MX3, Meizu MX3 Philippines
Of course, we didn't forget to do our unforgiving scratch test! I mean, it's already a TechPinas-Novo7Tech Tradition -- but this time, we went a level higher and did it using a Damascus Blade!

TP Friends, we are now finalizing the mechanics of our Meizu MX3 giveaway. While waiting for us to launch the promo, kindly take time to watch the video - if you haven't, that is - and familiarize yourself with the flagship smartphone's complete technical specifications.

Update: You can now join our Meizu MX3 Giveaway.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name Meizu MX3
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category High End (Flagship Release)
Dimensions139 x 71.9 x 9.1 mm
Weight 143 grams
Available Colors Black Front Bezel, White, Green, other color options
Operating System Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Display 5.1 inches (~412 ppi pixel density), 1080 x 1800 pixels, JDI OGS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Processor Quad Core 1.6 GHz ARM Cortex A15 + Quad Core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex A7 CPU, PowerVR SGX544MP3 GPU, Exynos 5 Octa 5410 chipset
Internal Storage 16 GB (32 GB option), non-expandable
Camera Main: 8 MegaPixel, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, 1.4 ┬Ám pixel size, Geo-tagging, smile detection, WDR
Front: 2 MegaPixel
Video Capture Main: Full HD 1080p 30 frames per second
Front: Full HD 1080p 30 frames per second
Audio and Video Playback MP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC, MP4, H.263, H.264
Ports microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-The-Go support, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, 3G HSPA+
GPS Yes, with GLONASS and A-GPS
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity Gyroscope
Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 2100
SIM Card Type microSIM
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 2,400 mAh battery
Uptime Standby: 429 Hours
Talk Time: 14 Hours
Music Play: 40 Hours
Value-Added Features Flyme 3.0 UI
Announcement China: September 2013
Availability Philippines: September 2014
Price TP Guesstimate: Php 11,000 to Php 13,000