If you are looking for a budget smartphone under ₹10,000, the Lenovo K3 Note seems a wise choice in many ways. But if you wish to look further and wouldn't mind waiting, Meizu has a phablet called M2 Note, which offers competitive specs at a lower price.
Although the Meizu M1 Note successor hasn't hit the Indian market yet, the phablet comes across as a great device to stand against the mighty Lenovo K3 Note.
In this article, we compare both phablets by their specs so you finally draw conclusion based on the same.
Lenovo K3 Note features a 5.5-inch Full HD screen with a pixel density of 401ppi. It is one of the very few handsets in the market to offer a Full HD resolution for its price. The Meizu M2 Note offers a similar display, measuring 5.5 inches and resolution set at 1080 x 1920 pixels with 403ppi. This is similar to the M1 Note, which sells for ₹11,999 in India.
The camera sensors in both the devices are similar, as Lenovo K3 Note and Meizu M2 Note feature 13-megapixel rear-facing snappers supported by LED flash and 5MP front shooters for selfies. You can choose any one of the two smartphones and care less about losing out on the quality of the images. The Lenovo handset boasts of different camera modes such as HDR, auto focus, face-detection, panorama and more, while Meizu takes pride with its five-element f/2.2 lens, blue glass IR filter and dual-LED flash.
The Lenovo K3 Note is powered by a 64-bit 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6572 processor, while the Meizu M2 Note comes with a Mediatek MT6753 processor, which is an upgrade from MediaTek MT7752m processor found on M1 Note.
RAM and Storage
Both smartphones feature 2GB RAM. The K3 Note features 16GB onboard memory while Meizu M2 Note gets double the space. While Lenovo K3 Note's expandable memory up to 32GB gets a bonus in comparison to Meizu M1 Note, the M2 Note makes up with its memory expandable up to 128GB, NDTV notes. M2 Note also gets a second variant with 16GB storage.
In terms of battery, the Meizu M2 Note surprisingly faces a downgrade from its M1 Note. The battery in the M2 Note is a 3,100mAh unit compared to M1 Note's 3,140mAh, which is mild. Despite this, the M2 Note beats Lenovo K3 Note, which packs a 3,000mAh battery.
Price and Availability
Lenovo K3 Note will go on sale for the first time in India exclusively through Flipkart on 8 July, for ₹9,999. If the Meizu M2 Note looks impressive, you may have to wait to get your hands on the device as currently it is only available in China. Sadly, Meizu hasn't shared details on the pricing and availability of the handset outside China. But going by its China pricing, the 16GB variant cost roughly translates to ₹8,250 and the 32GB model is expected to cost ₹10,300.