Meizu, who alleged that Xiaomi copied its design, unveiled its third flagship product, MX 3, just before the launch of Xiaomi 3.

On the hardware side, MX 3 has a bigger screen – 5.1 inch, with eight core ARM Cortex-A15 MPCore processor, and 2400mAh Sony battery. Both camera and music player are updated. NFC is available. Meizu claims a new design allows for better ventilation so that generate less heat — heat is a major issue with its previous model.

When it comes to software, the third version of Flyme, a custom Android ROM by Meizu, integrates third-party services to its customized features, such as the WeChat and Weibo integration that enables sending text messages directly to WeChat or Weibo contacts.

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Tracey Xiang

Tracey Xiang is Beijing, China-based tech writer. Reach her at traceyxiang@gmail.com