Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 VS Meizu M3 Note Design, Antutu, Camera, OS, Battery Review


Meizu this year has released many models in Meilan series, such as Meizu M3 Note, Meizu Pro 6 and Meizu M3, when Meizu announced Meizu M3 Note, we believe many users will remember Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, so they want us to compare which is better, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Meizu M3 Note.  They both have similar specs, price, and screen. So today we will compare them and then help you choose the right one.


As a smartphone below $200, Redmi Note 3 and Meizu M3 Note both has sleek and similar design. According to comparison, Meizu M3 Note has more sleek design around the four corners as the picture shows. And as for its dimensions, they have no much difference, Redmi Note 3 has 150*76mm, but Meizu M3 Note has 153.6×75.5 dimensions. The former one is wider and the latter is longer.


Meizu M3 Note (Left) and Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (Right)

Meanwhile, as for old users, Redmi Note 3 and Meizu M3 Note both use metal design, which have improved the product quality level and make them more outstanding. Both of them adopt three step design with big square metal material. In terms of back touch feeling, Meizu M3 Note will be more sleek, and it also has better beauty.


Meizu M3 Note (Left) and Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (Right)

Although they both use metal design, they don’t use CNC processing. But Meizu M3 Note use the T-type design like MX and Pro series to increase the beauty. In addition, in order to improve the holding comfortability, Redmi Note 3 and Meizu M3 Note both use curved design, natural back line, so they both have nice holding feel.


Meizu M3 Note UP and Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Down

Around the design about the interface port, Redmi Note 3 and Meizu M3 Note use the same design, volume and power button are at the right side. About the touch feeling of volume and power button, Redmi Note 3 is softer and more comfortable, and Meizu M3 Note is harder. We like Redmi Note 3 more in terms of its side buttons.


As for screen, Redmi Note 3 and Meizu M3 Note are both equipped with 5.5inch FHD screen with wide viewing angle and clear image. According to test, under the strong light condition, two smartphones show very clearly. But Meizu M3 Note has higher brightness than Xiaomi Redmi Note 3.


Fingerprint scanner difference

Although Redmi Note 3 and Meizu M3 Note both are android phone, they have big difference in design. Meizu M3 Note doesn’t have touch button under the screen or virtual button which is similar to IOS smartphone. This smartphone has its unique physical buttons with mTouch and mBack to support fingerprint and interaction function to make us operate better.




Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 uses Android touch button, function+home+back button which is more convenient. They both have nice touch feeling in these buttons. It will depend on users’ interest.


About fingerprint scanner, they both can support. But Redmi note 3 uses back fingerprint scanner, and Meizu M3 Note uses front one. Compared with APPLE, Samsung, and other brands, Meizu M3 Note is a little special.



With the popularity of smartphones, we care more about their camera. Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Meizu M3 Note both have 13MP rear camera and 5MP back camera with dual-tone LED flash and PDAF to improve the speed of taking pictures.


As for camera functions, both support manual, panoramic, beatification , HDR and other photographing modes, and support various filter effect. As for the sample difference, we can check the photos as follow.


Redmi note 3 sample


Meizu M3 Note sample

From this set of sample, two smartphones have much difference. Redmi Note 3 show more real color, Meizu M3 Note more colorful and brighter. As for details, they have no much difference.


Redmi Note 3 Close Scene


Meizu M3 Note Close Scene

In close scene, they both show the blur background, and item more stand out. As for the real experience, Meizu M3 Note is more suitable for catching the items, but Redmi Note 3 is not suitable for that.


Redmi note 3 vs Meizu M3 Note 100% Expand

Here are more samples of Redmi Note 3 and Meizu M3 Note. Although they both support HDR mode, they have difference in picture quality. In the dim light at night, Meizu M3 Note shows higher brightness, and more details. But Redmi Note 3 shows a little dimmer. Check as follow samples.


Redmi Note 3 HDR


Meizu M3 Note HDR

As for night samples, Redmi Note 4 shows brighter than Meizu M3 Note.


Redmi note 3


Meizu m3 note


So how about their performance? Redmi Note 3 is powered by Helio X10 octa core processor, PowerVR G6200 GPU, and Meizu M3 Note with Helio P10 Octa core with Mali T860 GPU.


As for internal storage, Redmi Note 3 has RAM 2GB ROM 16GB, RAM 3GB ROM 32GB version, same as Meizu M3 Note. Let’s check antutu test score, Redmi Note 3  has 44,723, but Meizu M3 Note has 45073, no big difference.



Redmi note 3 pro antutu test


Meizu M3 Note antutu test

But according to real experience, they both operate fluently to show the advantage of Octa core. But RAM 3GB Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 runs more fluently than Meizu M3 Note RAM 2GB. So we highly recommend Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro RAM 3GB.


As for battery, Redmi Note 3 has used 4,000mAh battery built in and Meizu M3 Note with 4,100mAh battery, which has been over other smartphones at the similar price. According to test, when play 3D ‘Rival Fire’ in 20 minutes, it consumes 5%, so does Meizu M3 Note.  Therefore, it can support about 2 days for light users.



Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 runs MIUI 7 based on Android5.0 OS of course, right now it can support updating to MIUI 8. Meizu M3 Note operates Flyme 5.1 OS based on Android5.1 OS. As you know, MIUI OS and Flyme OS are both most popular system until now. Therefore, you can choose according to your interest.






Therefore, according to comparison. Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 has much difference in design, camera, battery, some functions, price, etc. In terms of performance for games, you can choose Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, but in terms of design, Meizu M3 Note is more beautiful. Right now Chinavasion as one of most famous Electronic gadgets e-shop right now has made flash sale about Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro at $145.99. Of course, you can also check more new android phones on their site. So do you know which one you should make first choice?


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