Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 vs Meizu M3E vs 360 N4S Design, Antutu, Camera, Battery Review

In this year’s smartphone market, there are more and more nice budget smartphones with full competition than last year. We would like to choose three popular smartphones, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Meizu M3E and 360 N4S, which have similar specs and price. Therefore, when you face these choices, which one will your best choice? Just follow us to compare them in details.



In design, their designs can be divided into two types, Redmi Note 4 is more similar to Meizu M3E in release date and design. 360 N4S is a little different due to the earlier announcement.  But they all use all metal body, due to different craftsmanship, they show different metal style. First, Meizu M3E and Xiaomi MI MAX uses the classic CNC processing, metal unibody, which look more stereo and more visual impact, but the touching feel is not so sleek although they both have processed curved design.



But 360 n4s uses pressure casting and part CNC craftsmanship,  compared with all CNC processing, this kind of craftsmanship can reduce the cost, but it will be better holding feel than other two with all metal design.



So three smartphones have its own features, in general, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 and Meizu M3E have more metal feeling, but 360 N4S has better holding feeling.


Three smartphones have big difference in the front design, such as the buttons under the screen, 360 N4S and Redmi Note 4 both uses virtual home buttons, only Meizu M3E uses physical home button with fingerprint scanner, other twos takes fingerprint scanner on its back.


In addition, three smartphones have very similar placement in function such MicroUSB port, 3.5mm earphone jack.

In conclusion, three smartphones have its own advantages with metal body design to enjoy higher quality at lower price. In terms of price, Redmi Note 4 has more advantage.


In performance, they have reached high-end level. 360 N4S uses Helio X20, Meizu M3E with Helio P10 and Redmi Note 4 uses Helio X20 Deca core processor, in terms of processor, Helio X20 will perform better.


Helio P10: Octa core 64bit processor, 28nm processing HPM with better efficiency, 1.8Ghz, which can keep the large games running fluently. GPU is Mali-T860 to ensure the image quality.


Helio X20 uses 20nm processing which improved 1.2 times speed than 28nm HPM. The download speed is faster than 4G, in overall performance, Helio X20 has improved up to 80% than Helio X10.


Redmi note 4 antutu


Redmi note 4 antutu


Redmi note 4 antutu


Redmi note 4 antutu


360 N4S Antutu


360 N4S Antutu


360 N4S Antutu


360 N4S Antutu


Meizu M3E Antutu



Meizu M3E Antutu


Meizu M3E Antutu


Meizu M3E Antutu

Thanks to super performance,  Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 and Meizu M3E has better performance. In antutu, Helio X20 has 80,000 points around. But Helio P10 is worse, and its score is half of Helio X20 processor.


In battery life, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is built in 4,100mAh battery, not supporting quick charge, so its thickness has 8.35mm, 175g weight, Meizu M3E has 3,100mAh big batter, which can support up to 10 hours battery life. Meanwhile, Meizu M3E can support 9V/2A 18W Quick charge, it can charge 50% in half hour, 90% in one hour. And Meizu M3E has mCharge quick charge technology which can adjust the charging state according to its own temperature, battery voltage, using environment that is safer and faster.

360 n4s has a great advantage in battery life with 5,000mAh big battery. And it has controlled the thickness very well, meanwhile, it is powered by Helio X20 processor which keep very balance in power consumption and performance.

Therefore, in battery life, 360 N4S belongs to the leading status, Redmi note 4 and Meizu M3E has similar battery life.



Redmi Note 4 battery rank


360 N4S battery rank



Meizu M3E battery rank


In dual camera, Redmi Note 4 uses 13MP back camera and 5MP front camera, 5P lens, f/2.0 aperture, dual-tone LED flashlight, PDAF, it owns dark quality enhanced technology, HDR adjustment and panoramic mode,  continuous shooting mode, facial recognition function, real-time filter pictures. It supports 1080/720 p video shooting, 30 FPS and 720 p in slow motion video, 120 FPS.

Meizu M3E main camera uses 13MP Sony IMX258 sensor, PDAF, 1080P video recording, focusing speed fast to 0.2 second, f/2.2 aperture, 5P lens, equipped with blue glass filter with dual-tone LED flash light.

360 N4S comes with 16MP rear camera, F/2.0 aperture, PDAF, focusing speed fast to 0.1 second, dual tone LED flash light. It has 8MP front camera, F/2.0 aperture, front moonlight, which can show much softer, natural, clear image. It can also support FotoNation smart beatuification 4.0.

According to hardware performance, 360 N4S has the highest one, Meizu M3E and Redmi Note 4 are same. So let’s check the real photos as follow.




360 N4S sample


Meizu M3E sample


Redmi Note 4 sample


360 N4S Sample


Meizu M3E Sample


Redmi Note 4 Sample


360 N4S Sample


Meizu M3E Sample


Redmi Note 4 Sample



360 N4S Sample


Meizu M3E Sample


Redmi Note 4 Sample

In micro distance and color restoring, Meizu M3E is more attractive, 360 N4S and Redmi Note 4 are more natural.


360 N4S Sample


Meizu M3E Sample


Redmi Note 4 Sample

In indoor samples, Redmi Note 4 and 360 N4S has better white balance.


They all are the most excellent smartphones with metal body, high performance, and nice battery life. But if we have to compare them together, 360 N4S and Meizu M3E are more superior in all of aspects, but Redmi Note 4 can keep balance between performance and price. Right now you can enjoy coupon code: Note4MIU for Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 16GB SLIVER at $153.99.

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Gearbest–Redmi Note 4  coupon code: Note4MIU at $153.99     Meizu M3E
Efox– Redmi note 4 at €149.99   Meizu M3E at €219.99
Chinavasion–Redmi Note 4 Pro at $226.46 

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