Smartphone Meizu M3X. What kind of beast is this Helio P20?

This is Meizu M3X.
Specifications:
Communication: 2 nanoSIM
Display: 5.5 ”2.5D, 1920 × 1080 pixels (FullHD, 403 ppi), brightness 450 cd / m2, contrast ratio 1000: 1
Processor: MediaTek Helio P20, 64 bit 8 cores (ARM Cortex A53, 4x2.3 GHz + 4x1.6 GHz)
Graphics: Mali T880
RAM: 3 GB / 4 GB LPDDR4
Internal memory: 32 GB / 64 GB
Camera: 12 megapixel, f / 2.0, 6 lenses, phase detection autofocus, two-tone flash
5 MP, f / 2.0, wide-angle shooting, Face AE light boost technology, support for FotoNation 2.0 smart selfie algorithm, AcrSoft
Interfaces: dual-band Wi-Fi (a / b / g / n; 2.4 / 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.1 LE, 3.5 mm headphone jack, USB Type C with OTG support, USB-HOST
Fingerprint scanner mTouch 2.1, recognition in 0.2 seconds, support for 5 fingers, 360 degrees of scanning
Navigation: GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Digital Compass
Battery: 3200 mAh with fast charge support.
Dimensions: 153.8 x 76 x 7.4 mm, weight 165 g
Body colors: black, white, gold, blue
The product was ordered on December 25, 2016 and received only the next year on January 17
Parcel path



I did not photograph the package itself, if someone is interested in looking at the unpacking, you can watch the video unpacking
Video unpacking


And so let's start with the box.
The box is made of white, thick textured cardboard, pleasant to the touch.
Almost nothing is said about the characteristics on the box.
Box


Opening the box we see the standard MEIZU kit:
- Flyme clip
- Waste paper
- Charger (output current 5.9 volts, 2 amperes)
- USB Type-C cable
Also, the seller put a protective film and a silicone case. Of course, all the “best” quality. I don’t even want to take such “quality” pictures.
Equipment


Let's move on to the smartphone itself
Housing
The case is made very high quality, a tray for SIM cards, buttons, everything is verified perfectly.
An interesting feature of the case is the composite glass, which shimmers beautifully in the light. It's hard to convey in the photo, but it looks very cool.

Let's go through the elements of the body
On the front panel are:
White LED indicator of missed events, front camera, earpiece, sensors, mTouch button with fingerprint scanner.

From the left side:
Tray for 2 nano SIM cards. Memory cards are not supported.

On the right side:
Power button and volume swing.

From the bottom side:
Jack 3.5 mm, main microphone, USB Type-C and main speaker.

From the upper side:
Second microphone for noise reduction

The screen has an oleophobic coating, the finger is excellentSlides across the screen, combined with rounded glass, the effect is super. 10 simultaneous keystrokes supported. The screen is excellent, I liked it. Although the maximum brightness I would like more. But the minimum brightness is excellent, it’s very comfortable to look at the screen at night. At the corners, the picture is also visible well. Nothing is distorted, does not fade, is not inverted.
A photo


The fingerprint scanner
The scanner works accurately, it works almost always, naturally if the hands are dry and not dirty, but not super fast in speed, it is the same as in the Meizu m5 note.
CPU
This is the most interesting thing in this smartphone in my opinion.
I must say I liked it, it has sufficient performance, the phone works smartly, has good energy efficiency, it is practically not subject to throttling and heating.
In everyday tasks, the phone does not heat up at all,if you load with heavy games it becomes warm. Asphalt 8 runs at high graphics settings with a good frame rate, tanks at medium graphics settings with disabled shadows give 40-60 fps. In general, this is probably the first MTK processor that really surprised me.
Benchmark Results


Sound
The main speaker pleased, compared to the same Meizu M5 note, in the M3X it may be a little quieter, but the quality is much better.
The speaker is excellent, the interlocutor is heard well.
I also liked the sound in the headphones, the sound is clear, surround, bass, the maximum volume is also enough.
Additional Information


Battery
The battery also pleased, the phone from 0 to 100% is charged in an hour and a half.
At maximum load, this is a running EpicCitedel on Ultra graphics settings, maximum screen brightness, all wireless modules are turned on, the phone lasted 4 hours in this mode, this is the same result as the MEizu m5 note, which has a 4000 battery. The battery is high-quality, the discharge schedule is smooth, without drops and breaks . In 10 minutes of playing Tanks, the phone was discharged by only 4%, an excellent result!
Additional Information


Cameras
The cameras are normal, nothing more. In daylight, good pictures are obtained, in poor not so good. The only thing that pleased was the autofocus in the video and manual settings, such as shutter speed up to 20 seconds and manual focus.
Sample photos and videos yadi.sk/d/mxSbFGK63A4ZBm
Communication and GPS
The phone supports 1,3,7 band. Communication keeps excellent. I have no problems with 4G (MTS operator, Saransk) The phone finds the location in a few seconds.
For those who like to listen more than read


Conclusion:
The smartphone is very pleasant in appearance, it lies well in the hand, the new processor showed itself on the good side. Of the minuses, purely for me, I would point out the camera, it just takes off normally, I would like it better.