We can safely say that if you’re a big fan of cheap smartphones, your money isn’t safe, however little of it you have. Sure, you could go for a BLU phone or strain the value knuckles with a Lenovo Blade. And then, there’s the Meizu m3, a $90 phone with the specs of a $200 phone in the States.
Well, the company decided to add an extra letter and a few extra dollars to the price tag. So what does the Meizu m3s strive to bring?
A sandblasted metallic body and a home button with 0.2-second fingerprint recognition. That’s pretty much it.
The five-inch HD display under the 2.5D curved glass fabrication is there as it was on the regular m3, as is the MediaTek MT6750 chipset, the 13-megapixel snapper and the 5-megapixel selfie shooter and most everything else inside the phone. Actually, the battery goes up 5 percent in capacity to 3,020mAh.
Colors go from silver to gray and gold to rose gold. But it’s the memory that makes the price, as is the case most often — it’s ¥699 or $109 for a m3s with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage and ¥899 or $140 for a 3/32 split.
We’re talking an extra $20 to eschew polycarbonate and add a convenience security feature. Not bad.