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Meizu E3 Specs and Price

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One of the smartphones rumoured to be coming with the new MediaTek P60 is the new Meizu E3 and unfortunately does not come with the said chipset but rather goes for a Qualcomm SoC. The Meizu E3 is a mid-range smartphone and has some quite interesting offering and design. The smartphone sure sits at top of the pile with some top of the shelf mid-range specs. Follow me as we find out if the price tag is worth what the smartphone brings to the table.

Meizu E3 Key Specs and Features

  • 5.99-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 2160 X 1080 pixels (403 ppi)
  • Octa-core Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 CPU with 6GB RAM
  • 64GB/128GB built-in storage, up to 256GB with a memory card
  • Dual 12MP + 20MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint sensor (right-side)
  • 3, 360mAh non removable Li-ion battery

Meizu E3

Design and Display

Discussing the Meizu E3 build, the smartphone newly introduced style of building a smartphone – modern design. Featuring a metallic unibody, the smartphone has trimmed bezels and the narrow 18:9 aspect ratio. Thankfully, the smartphone features a 3.5mm audio jack and a nice clean design. This is one of the smartphone that proves that a USB Type-C and audio jack don’t have to be mutually exclusive. The rear panel has the dual camera at the top left corner, one over the other, and with the flash beneath both cameras.

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On to the display, the smartphone is nothing short of impressive at least for a midrange smartphone, aa it ships with a Full HD+ display. With the 18:9 aspect ratio, the 5.99-inch is easier to handle, aided by the minimal bezels around it. The LCD screen has 2160 X 1080 pixels and a pixel density of 403 ppi with no word on any protective glass.

Battery and Camera

This is not a power juggernaut but it does well for itself with a battery capacity a little above the average line. Harnessing power from a 3, 360mAh Li-ion battery, the smartphone should carry you through the day comfortably on normal usage. Also available is fast charge which gives you less time of charging before full charge.

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As for optics, there’s the dual rear camera and a single selfie camera making it three cameras on the Meizu E3. On the rear, there is a 12MP camera combined with a 20MP camera and an 8MP sensor up front for selfies. While this seems like a fair arrangement, you could also get this from a number of other mid-range smartphones.

Hardware and Software

Making its way into the top tier of the mid-range sector, there has to be an ideal hardware in there. The Meizu E3 does justice to this, with a Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 having 8 cores and a maximum clockspeed of 1.8GHz. In addition, an Adreno 506 GPU is employed for sorting out graphics on the smartphone.

The good run continues with a 6GB RAM on board and a 64GB internal storage, as well as a beefier model with 128GB storage space. Storage expansion limit is placed at 256GB with a memory card and also runs Android 7.1 Nougat with a Flyme 7.0 skin on top.

Pricing and Availability

The smartphone is available for sale in various online stores for about 103  000 naira for the 64GB variant and 114, 000 naira for the 128GB variant depending on the deal.

Meizu E3 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Meizu E3:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 7.1.2 Nougat
  • Processor: Octa-core Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636
  • GPU: Adreno 509
  • Memory: 6GB
  • Colours: Black Stone, Moonlight Silver, Champagne Gold
  • Dimension: 156.8 x 75 x 7.6 mm
  • Weight: 160g
  • SIM Type: Nano sim
  • SIM Count: Single/Dual sim

Display

  • Display: 5.99-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 X 2160 pixels (403 ppi)
  • Screen Protection:

Camera

  • Rear Camera: Dual 12MP + 20MP camera, [email protected]
  • Rear Camera Features: Phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Front Camera: 8MP camera, 1080p [email protected]

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 64GB/128GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 256GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X:
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO:
  • 4G LTE: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: 5.76/42.2Mbps
  • CDMA EVDO:
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v5.0 with A2DP, LE, aptX HD
  • NFC:
  • Infrared Blaster:
  • USB Port: USB Type-C 2.0

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:

Entertainment

  • Music Player: MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player
  • Video Player: Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer:
  • SpO2:
  • Pedometer:
  • Heart Rate Monitor:
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (right-side)
  • Iris Scanner:
  • Face Unlock:
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant:
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control:

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging:
  • Built-in Mobile Payment:
  • Water Resistant:
  • Dust Resistant:
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes/li>
  • Document Editor: Yes

Battery

  • Battery: 3, 360mAh removable Li-ion battery
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging: Yes
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Meizu E3 Specs and Price was written by Odunayo Ezekiel. The article was last modified: May 30th, 2018

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