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At a time when shipping 32GB of storage in a phone, or even a tablet, typically passes as the larger option, Chinese manufacturer Meizu has dared to ship a phone that comes with four times the space. The Meizu MX3 is now available with up to 128GB of internal memory, and it manages to cost less than the Chinese equivalent of $700. It's just a shame this device isn't available stateside - or anywhere outside of China, for that matter. The MX3 only runs on China Mobile's network.

MX3

We've already detailed the MX3 before. It comes with a quirky 5.1-inch 1800 by 1080 display, which equates to an aspect ratio of 15:9. Though its cheapest incarnation, the 16GB model, costs just over $400, the handset packs high-end internals such as an Exynos 5 Octa chip and 2GB of RAM.

If you do want to run the device somewhere outside of China, it can run on any GSM 2G network. That's an option, albeit not a very good one. For now, most of us will just have to wait for other manufacturers to up their game.

Via: Engadget

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. He now lives in the City of Bridges, adjusting to the presence of actual snow. His phone of choice is the HTC One.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

    It's a step in the right direction though. My wallet is ready.

    • Thomas

      My body is ready

  • h4rr4r

    128GB for real, or drive makers 128GB? With their imposter 1000byte = 1KB, instead of 1024B as the FSM intended.

    • Lucas Laws

      To be fair, the FSM bastardized an international prefix. Kilo means 1000 and shouldn't have exceptions. That said, it will always be Kilobyte to me and not this new fangled Kibibyte.

      • Julio M

        Side note: kilobit is kb and kilobyte is KB.

        • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

          Thanks!

        • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

          Actually... it depends on who you ask.
          Sometimes KB == 1000 bytes; but KiB always == 1024 bytes.

        • MindFever

          Hm...i always write kbit for kilobits and kb for kilobytes.

  • RarestName

    Oh look, the infamous 15:9 aspect ratio.

    • hyperbolic

      True story.

    • didibus

      Might work better for Chinese characters?

  • Dan

    I won't be happy with anything less than 256GB. I must always have access to an off-line copy of the Library of Congress.

    • Justin Swanson

      I'm more of a 512GB minimum sorta guy. Allow I'll only be content when I get 1TB. I'd really like that Petabyte Phone, I'll call it PP for short.

      • Jesus

        The first guy was funny. You're just repeating his joke. Go home.

        • Jason Brown

          lol!

        • Ricardo Silva

          Sorry, Jesus... but haven't you died for our sins? You're back? Why? And how?

          • Jesus

            Well im back niggaz

          • smeddy

            Jesus that would make my life if you came back and said that

    • antifud

      But your offline copy will be out of date, you need to have a backup!

  • Mufasa

    So.. No usb, This will have a SATA3

    • trappa

      no wonder it can support 512GB SSD

  • Michael Pahl

    "is it an iPhone"

  • Carlos

    been ages waiting for THIS to ditch my Ipod

    • Dennious

      Soo you still have an ipod... Whats?¿

      • Carlos

        Yep, still rocking those 120GB all day & night. Hope the actual 8 & 16 Gb phones arrive to 64 & 128 versions soon...

  • http://jack.ev.tl/ Jack Clarke

    Finally something that would fit my music library...

  • A.M

    WOW it wold take forever to use up all that space

    • enoch861

      Forever? I know a few people that could fill it up completely in less than 2 hours (assuming thats how long it would take to load up 250 gb of data assuming the other 6gb is reserved for system data).

      • A.M

        I mean the common user I can fill that up quickly the whole Martin series 44g The Boondocks g? A lot of movies then a descent amount of emulator ROMS then high end Android games then some apks & music I had 16g filled that up so now I have 64g mini SD card haven't even used 10gs of it yet

        • Noone Cares

          What did you have for breakfast?

  • Bluewall

    Awesome, I would love to have that much space. Beside this " Exynos 5 Octa chip" lolnope.jpg

  • Joris Griffioen

    Why does Apple sue Samsung when this is around? Seriously it's like a copy set to 140%!

    • ShahinTr

      The money & the threat, this is not international nor is it competition to them. Apple will sue anything that resembles the tiniest of details of their products, provided that they're a threat and have loads of monies. :D

    • lusky3

      Different copyright laws in China. This device has also never been sold on US soil. They can't really do anything.

    • Jesus

      Because this brand, whatever it is, is no threat.

  • Cheeseball

    "Exynos 5 Octa"

    Lost interest right there.

    • MindFever

      LoL... Indeed

  • Duckie1217

    I'm moving to China just as soon as I have the Chinese equivalent of a little less than $700, a passport, any necessary vaccinations, and a plane ticket.

    • Guest

      Hey gas mask, don't forget the gas mask.

      • Duckie1217

        It'll be worth it for all of that extra storage. Gonna get my Rosetta Stone on.

  • Gary Graf

    Surprising it took this long

  • Igor Mishin

    I had the first Meizu Mx model and I cant tell that Meizu makes really good phones. I'm ready to trow away my note 2 for this MX3.I hope Meizu will make the international model asap

  • http://jamieellis.co.cc/ Jamie Ellis

    Samsung, HTC, Google etc - take notice!!

    32GB should be "starter" in 2013!

    Particular Google and HTC which seem to despise the storage medium Micro SD!

    I love an Nexus/GPE device but it needs Micro SD and Samsung however they carry some bloat they also got worthy additions not elsewhere such as Battery %, Multi Window and S-Note with integrated S-Pen!

    • shonangreg

      Yeah, 32GB works fine for me to have a few videos queued to play -- and for Dropbox and photos. For a more permanent collection of music, a micro-SD card is the only thing that works for me. I even bought a second phone just because it could accept 64GB SDXC cards (and has a built-in FM transmitter*). When I realized I could use it as my primary phone, I found its 32GB of onboard memory allowed me to keep everything in the phone's memory except for my music collection. So, I'd rather have good micro-SD card support than I would anything beyond 32GB in the phone.

      * The phone is the waterproof 5-inch Fujitsu Arrows X (F-02E). For the moment, a SIM card is needed for the FM transmitter to work. I haven't tested it to see if an inactive SIM or a non-docomo SIM studies the SIM requirement.

    • Mantas

      HTC already offers 64 GB, and 32 is starter. That's already enough for most users. I bet their next flagship will be with an 128 GB option.

    • Ricardo Silva

      You guys understand jack. Don't you see how simple the whole concept is? Apple, Google & Microsoft put a few GB on the phone and then let the users pay for the cloud, if they need more.

      Nokia kind of ruined Microsoft's scheme by putting an SD slot on most models. Perhaps that's why Microsoft is buying it... so they can remove the SD slots altogether.

      If this trend keeps up, I'll probably get a Jolla. (FU Apple, Google & Microsoft.)

  • GraveUypo

    better than any shit we get on this side of the world.

  • TheFirstUniverseKing

    I'd actually be willing to give up on removable storage if more phones had 128GB built in. I wouldn't have the convenience of moving all my data from one phone to another with ease, but that's a sacrifice I'd be okay making.

    You hear that manufacturers who hate removable storage? Make phones with 128GB of storage!

    • A Black UI is the best UI

      Then they can't profit off cloud storage and high costing data plans if they do that

      • TheFirstUniverseKing

        Only Google and the carriers will care about that. I don't see why that would matter to most OEM manufacturers. I guess there is the possibility that carriers won't stock devices with 128GB, but we'll see.

    • smeddy

      Ditto. Poor HTC have lost a ton of sales from me for this point alone (along with removable batteries). 128gb - and not at some stupidly inflated price - would stop my complaints.

      • Mantas

        Yes, a "ton of sales from you"

        • smeddy

          Well, let's call it three. Three over five years. That's money that went to Samsung instead, and looking at many comments on many articles over the years, I'm not the only one.

          • Mantas

            Umm. HTC ditched SD cards less than two years ago. And the price is the same as Samsung.

          • smeddy

            Well jeez, do I need to give my life history? The HD2 was a fantastic phone, bridging me from WM6.5 to early Android. It came with expandable memory and removable battery, and HTC won my love for life. The Desire HD was more of the same, and another great phone. But from then on, they had this frustrating trick of always leaving one spec underperforming. This is from memory, but if I recall, the Sensation had expandable memory, but was crippled by low RAM. So were the Sensation variants. Then the Sensation XL came out, fixing the memory issues, but depriving us of microSD. And it went on from there.
            Without meaning to mix up the arguments, HTC always screwed up one key spec in otherwise great phones. And when they finally got their act together (HTC One), by then they were entrenched in the 'slimmer is better' race to the bottom, and removed features which for me (and this is only my opinion) were dealbreakers.
            I truly love their designs, and respect them as a great, smaller company. But they truly never came out with a top-range phone until last year, and since then it's been their marketing that has been a disaster.

          • Mantas

            That's fair. I loved my Sensation though.

          • smeddy

            Yeh, I loved it too, and recommended at least one other person buy it. I would have got one myself, but the HD2 kept ticking along with perfect Android updates :)

  • Steven Cannan

    No??? The iPhone was the first with 128gb..

    • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

      They make iPads with 128 but I don't think iPhones yet. Someone screenshot me wrong here?

      • Steven Cannan

        Wow...I was wrong I'm sorry I lied to you lol

  • Jeff

    I have a 3 year old ipod w/ 160 go, why is it so hard to do this on a phone?

    • A Black UI is the best UI

      They want to you to use cloud services so they limit the storage so they can profit off you.

    • Matt

      Because the old ipods use a disk type storage (like a bunch of small CDs) where phones use a solid state storage (a small chip). The disk being the cheaper and the solid state beibg the most durable... ever drop an ipod clasic?

    • James Zhangya

      Maybe you can have a try this MYSAGA Phone: http://bit.ly/1fG9mYF

  • Dominick White

    i have to say i like the look of that manufacture skin

  • A Black UI is the best UI

    Its sad that by the time this is available for us in the est it would cost over $1000 because these companies want to rip you off.

  • Catherine Odare

    Thanks

    • Catherine Odare

      No Thanks bye

  • prashant

    chinese are going crazy..well they already are but they are going more crazy now.