Cheap but lack processing power, benchmark does reflect real life usage. I've change to exynos & snapdragon powered phones & tablet ever since. crappy mediatek cores, go for intel instead if you are on a budget phone.
Anonymous, 10 Oct 2016It is cheaper. Actually, it is the one and only cheapest and powerful chipsets you can get. Ot... moreI know what you mean but like Abhay964 said, there is nothing available for that phone. No drivers, no proper source, no nothing. Thus nothing custom, which in turn means that the life of the phone is over the moment the producer doesn't wanna support it. Anyway, I would refrain from buying it. I like the Redmi Note 4, but I would not buy it because of the SoC.
Meizu is yet to embrace the revolutionary new "USB C" port (almost all other cell ph makers have started). Curious if this ph does have it?
Anonymous, 10 Oct 2016It is cheaper. Actually, it is the one and only cheapest and powerful chipsets you can get. Ot... moreThe RedMi Note 3 with Snapdragon 650 is up for grabs around USD 150 in India. A SoC as powerful as 2015 flagships phones for $150, and less powerful Snapdragon SoCs for even lower price. So, why would anyone go for MediaTek again?
MTK chipset, no roms, no kernels to play with...no buy. If i wanted a basic phone i would've bought an iPhone.
If i buy an Android, i want to play with it, flashing all kinds of roms, mods etc
AnonD-221755, 10 Oct 2016Why anyone would voluntarily buy a device with a MediaTek chip is beyond me.It is cheaper. Actually, it is the one and only cheapest and powerful chipsets you can get. Other than Snapdragon, Exynos, Kirin and Apple's. All of those expensive but powerful than Mediatek. Any cheaper than Mediatek you would get a Spreadtrum or any unknown brands that is way way low quality.
Why anyone would voluntarily buy a device with a MediaTek chip is beyond me.
Yujikon, 10 Oct 2016They would've to pay for those extra bands and europe & the usa are not their market yet s... moreBecause they sell them officially in Europe. And for much higher price than in China.
regs, 10 Oct 2016And keep ignoring LTE standards. Only chinese LTE bands...They would've to pay for those extra bands and europe & the usa are not their market yet so why would they?
What is happening to Meizu? They keep downgrading their devices.