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Meizu M3 Note Versus Xiaomi Redmi 4a: Which Is Better?

By Cameron , Nov 13, 2016 03:34 PM EST
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Meizu M3 Note (Photo : Android Authority/YouTube)

When the Meizu M3 Note was first released last April, it was welcomed with open arms because of its specs and features, specifically its price. It was really praised for having a decent price during that time.

The Meizu M3 Note

According to Wired, if you're looking for a decent phone, the Meizu M3 Note is your go-to gadget. This may be true, but did have you ever heard about the Xiaomi Redmi 4a? If not, let's compare it to the Meizu M3 Note. (Further details of the Xiaomi Redmi 4a can be found here at GSM Arena)

Network. The Meizu Note M3 sports GSM, HSPA, and CTE. With Xiaomi Redmi 4a, it has five, GSM, CDMA, HSPA, EVDO, and LTE. Xiaomi Redmi 4a wins here.

Body Dimensions and weight. For Meizu, its 153.6 x 75.5 x 8.2 mm and 163 grams. While Redmi is 139 x 70.4 x 8.5 mm and 131.5 grams. The size of the phone depends on the user. However, when it comes to weight, no one likes to carry around heavy things. This win goes to Redmi.

Display Type, size, and resolution. For Meizu, LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 5.5 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels. While for Redmi, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 5.0 inches 720 x 1280 pixels. To most people who loves playing mobile games, bigger screen and good colors plays an important role, making this review depend on the user's preference. This is a draw.

Platform OS, Chipset, CPU, and GPU. For Meizu, Android OS, v5.1 (lollipop), Mediatek MT 6755 Helio P10, Octa-core (4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.0 GHz Cortex-A53), Mali-T860MP2. While for the Redmi, Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow), Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425, Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53, Adreno 308. Just with the fact that Redmi is running in Marshmallow says it all. Redmi wins.

Memory. For Meizu, 16 GB, 2 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM. For Redmi, 16 GB, 2 GB RAM. Meizu wins here.

Camera. For Meizu, the rear camera is 13 MP, f/2.2, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, and the front camera is 5 MP, f/2.0, 1080p. For Redmi, the rear camera is 13 MP, f/2.2, autofocus, LED flash, and the front camera is 5 MP, f/2.2. They are quite tied because each has its own strengths. This is a draw.

Features (sensors and others). Meizu has Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player, MP4/H.264 player, Document editor, Photo/video editor. For Redmi, Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player, MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player, Photo/video editor, Document viewer. For this, Meizu is just a step up from Redmi which makes it the winner.

Battery. Meizu sports a Non-removable 4100 mAh battery. On the other hand, Redmi sports a Non-removable Li-Ion 3120 mAh battery. Meizu wins again here.

Price. For Meizu, it cost around $170. For Redmi, it only cost for $74!

Final verdict

Now that you know some of the specs and features between the Meizu M3 Note and Xiaomi Redmi 4a, it is clear that Xiaomi Redmi 4a is the best bet in terms of money. However, there is a durability issue. Not to insult Chinese gadgets, but in terms of durability, it is well-known that Chinese gadgets tend to have a short lifespan, especially when not properly used or overused.

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