Seeing as I work with an Android news site, it’s kind of obvious that I love mobile devices. The one thing that always wins me over is the fact the Android is an open operating system. It’s because of this openness that we get such amazing features and devices. It is the place to be if you want to chose your device and make it truly your own. With all these options it is hard to find one mobile device that can truly stand out, I mean we get new flagship devices every six months now so it is hard to keep track of all of them, some aren’t even that deserving of the term. Thankfully I found one device that stood out among the rest at CES this year and that device is the Meizu MX3.

Meizu MX3 Hands-On
This device is beautifully designed and has a very sleek/slim profile to it, it’s the first phone I have actually liked that was smaller than my Note 3. The looks are only one side of this incredible device. What good are looks if it doesn’t have the power under the hood to perform. Well let me tell you, the Meizu MX3 is worth the money, but don’t take my word for I’ll let the specs below do the talking.

Meizu MX5 Spec Layout
Meizu MX3 Hands-On

As you can see, this is a more than capable device. The thing I love most is the 8-core processor, don’t know why but I just like saying my phone has an 8-core processor. The other thing I really love is the internal storage capacity they are offering, being in the US, the norm (Android wise) for internal memory options usually stops at 32 GB, if you get a phone that supports Micro SD you can bump that up another 64 if you wanted to but that’s really where it ends. Meizu chose to give you more, they offer 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB models for the MX3. They also have a 128GB option but that is for the MX3 TD, still 128GB is pretty freaking sweet and it’s a great option to have.

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I’m on the fence about the OS though, the Meizu MX3 is running Flyme 3.0, which is based off Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Why does this matter you may ask, well you see out of the box I am not a big fan of it. My problem is that it looks a bit to much like the iPhone UI, which I don’t really care for. Thankfully all I had to do was download Nova Launcher and I was back to the great Android UI I love. However keep in mind that this is a ‘First Look’, so I’m not really giving any in-depth thoughts on it yet, I’ll have to dig into Flyme a bit more, but for now I can say it’s a pretty interesting take on the Android OS.

Meizu MX3 Hands-On

From my short time with the device I can tell you I am impressed. It definitely takes something pretty special to make me reconsider my Note 3 as my daily device. I will be doing a full and thorough review on this great device in the coming weeks so make sure to check back here when it goes out. Also if there are any questions you want me to answer let me know in the comments below so I can address them in my review as well. Oh, before I forget, I have included a link below if you’re interested in learning more about the Meizu MX3, thanks for reading.

Meizu MX3