The M3 Max redeems its title with its very large 6.0? 1080P IPS display. This display isn't too impressive, but definitely does the work. It is pretty bright for indoor use, provides fairly accurate colour manipulation, and is very good for what the phone is designed for: press. It might be better in certain areas like sunlight readability or watching angles, but it's important to remember the phone's price. This is clearly placed in low-to-midrange territory, therefore it could be a bit unreasonable to expect something like a Quad HD AMOLED panel.
On a slightly different note, the telephone's front glass appeared to collect fingerprints more readily than other phones that I've recently examined. This is very much a minor issue, but it may be something that you would like to bear in mind. Regrettably, the M3 Max's Mediatek Helio P10 delivers unsatisfactory performance. Although the processor is octa-core, it's one of Mediatek's lowest-end chips, offering functionality very similar to that which was found in 2012.
This isn't just reflected in standard scores, but also in real-world functionality; the telephone lags and is general lethargic quite often. By way of example, in our testing, the phone will occasionally refuse to wake from sleep for anywhere from ten to thirty seconds; this occurred about once every day. While we could forgive just a lot of slow execution at this price point, the Meizu M3 Max surpasses what we would consider acceptable. Also, while 3 GB of RAM is nice to view, FlyMe's memory management can feel a bit aggressive at times. This is very minor though in comparison.
For the GPU, we're taking a look at a Mali-T860, that offers mediocre gaming performance. It won't outdo phones like the Xiaomi Mi Max, however, it will not function well enough for many high-end games. Just don't be surprised to find marginally slower load times and a couple more overall hiccups than some comparably priced offerings.
Similar to most Chinese smartphones, the M3 Max presents dual SIM service for as many as two individual mobile phone lines. Even though the phone supports around 4G LTE in official markets, it may not work properly in others. This might be a major drawback if you're planning on importing the device or traveling internationally.
For storage, the M3 Max provides 64 GB on board, which we're very pleased to see. If this isn't sufficient, you may even substitute one SIM card to get a microSD card, up to 128 GB. This is always a great option to get, particularly in a telephone intended for media consumption. For wireless connectivity, then the M3 Max supports Bluetooth 4.1 and 802.11n Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi array is weaker than similar apparatus, which might be because of the phone's shortage of 802.11ac support. This could be an issue in the event you presently have Wi-Fi range issues in your household.