Meizu M3 Note, the 1,000 Yuan device got a lot of praises. So did Meizu Pro 6 but the commends were not as exciting. It certainly has many highlights such as ultra narrow bezels, 3D Press touch, excellent build quality, deca-core Helio X25 SoC etc, but on the other hand its carries a relatively small battery of 2560mAh, no LPDDR4 memory and no UFS storage along with almost the same camera sensor as last year and the high price of 2500 Yuan reduced the excitement.
Speaking of the camera, the sensor has been fully customized by Meizu to reduce its thickness by 14% in order to fit in the thin body without being too much raised.
The sensor has not changed from last year’s Pro 5 (Sony Exmor RS IMX230), a 21.1MP , six lens, F /2.2 sensor but it is now combined with a 10 LED ring shaped True-Tone flash module, phase-detection focusing time is reduced to 0.07 seconds, the laser autofocus increased 400% (up to 2 meters).
Meizu also developed its own image algorithms (the mostly important part of a camera apart from the sensor) to optimize the color saturation, white balance, glare control and other stuff in order to achieve the best result.
The front shooter also remained at 5MP, five-piece lens F/2.0 aperture, but pixel size increased to 1.4 microns , 56% bigger than previous generations. Meizu upgraded the image processing engine and FotoNation 2.0 intelligent beauty algorithm refactoring the internal circuit and also moved the lens in the middle of the top.
At the presentation, Meizu showed off some photos taken with the device and later on posted some more on its official site and Weibo account that look impressive. What do you think?