Thursday, August 11, 2011

Meizu M3 Music Card 4GB Review


Reviewed by K.C. Kim

Don't let the size fool you, the Music Card is packed full of features that most players can only dream about.

What's In The Box:
• Meizu M3 Music Card
• USB Cable
• Software CD
• Users Manual (English)
• Earbud style headphones (PT850)
• FREE Silicone Case
• Unique and Compact Design with High Portability
• Super Slim Body, Only 7mm Thick. TFT-LCD1.5 Inch 176*132 (RGB)
• Graphic and Dynamic GUI; Humanized Sliding-Touch Keypads
• Professional Sound Effects, Various and Adjustable EQ modes
• Including: User adjustable POP, Classical, Rock, Jazz, Live, Bass Booster, User.
• High Speed USB2.0 Ultra Fast Data Transfer
• High Capacity USB Flash Storage for Removable Disk
• Plays Up to 23 Hours (Based on our company's test)
• Movie Player(AVI video files), Game, Calculator, Calendar and Stopwatch
• FM Radio with FM EQ and FM Recording Reservation
• Real-time Clock and Alarm Setting
• Photo Album + Slide Show: JPG, BMP, GIF Formats
• Music library, playlist Setting, Easier and Faster to search music
• Built-in Microphone Supports High Quality Recording
• Synchronized Song Lyrics display and ID3 supported
• Folder Management, Text reader (TXT)
• Multiple Language Supported
• Resume Function
• Power saving function: Auto Power OFF and sleep timer
• Hold key Function
• Firmware upgradable

Intro: Music lover’s rejoice the Music Card has arrived. A dap that features music first. This is one of the thinnest, smallest players I’ve seen, yet packs in tons of features. Comparisons with the Ipod nano are bound to happen. But I have to say after reading this review. You will know which will end up on top.

Design: The Meizu M3 has a glossy black front with similar touch strip to the Creative Vision along with a 1.5” screen. On the back you will find a mirror finish that is a tad prone to scratching. One of the first things you will notice is just how thin it is at a mere 7mm Thick. Overall the design is top notch.

Firmware: Meizu is one of the few company’s that constantly tries to improve it’s players through firmware updates adding new features and fixing current problems.

GUI: The interface is identical to the Meizu M6. Simple scroll with the touch strip. The lack of buttons at times makes for mistakes. It is often difficult what button does what. Also the touch strip is super sensitive so you may end up click on something you didn't want to. Overall the interface is good but has room for improvement.

Battery life: Battery is rated around 20hrs

Video: While not a feature that is promoted as a feature. Videos can be played back on the device through the browser. Considering the screen size. I would say it’s a nice added bonus that the Nano does not have. But not something that would be used much. The player supports AVI video files and requires conversion.

Audio: Lossless fans can take heart that the Meizu M3 supports lossless WMA, OGG, and flac support. As well as popular mp3 and wma support. The audio quality of the player superb even surpassing the first Ipod nano.

Pictures: Photos are displayed in a thumbnails which you can click on to make full screen.

FM Radio: Unlike the Meizu M6 the Meizu M3 radio perform much better. The FM tuner was found to be clear and reception to be very good.

Additional features: A handy calendar and voice recording.

Conclusion: The Meizu M3 Music Card is an excellent alternative to the Ipod Nano. It offers less features than the Meizu M6 but focuses more on Music and easy portability at an excellent price. With the 8GB model you can have your entire music collection with you when your on the go. I highly recommend this player and everyone going out getting it now.

8.9 out of 10

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Also available 8GB model here

Related reviews: Meizu Mini Player M6 8GB Review here

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