Was quite impressed with the launch PB held on Friday afternoon. My Nexus 5 is two years old this month and since it's been having some technical niggles, I've been shopping for a replacement. But due to a rigorous saving plan we have this year, my options are limited, the M3 pretty fits the bill. As I wasn't fortunate to win one of the 5 M3's that were given away, I availed of the generous voucher they offered and bought one on Saturday afternoon.
First thoughts? I can't say I'm a great fan of Flyme. But 5+ years of Android may be the cause of that. I've overcome much of the concern for the moment by installing the Google Launcher. I'd like to see Marshmallow running on it all the same.
Concerns of call quality mentioned above can be allayed. In the rural blocks of Karaka, where voice on my 2Degrees SIM has always struggled, the M3 was clearer than my N5. No improvement on Data, sad to say, but has never been an option out there. Serves me right for 2Degrees.
Primary issue I have experienced is transfer of data etc. In the past I've successfully used Helium and/or Titanium. The former installs happily, but fails to register with the desktop app. The latter requires the unit to be rooted, but even when I've followed all steps to register phone number etc, trying to access the root privilege as described above, I get a persistent "Error accessing server" and am unable to continue*.
Connecting to a Hyundai Bluetooth speaker today was troublesome today too. The rep said it's straightforward, use the NFC......yeah right...
EDIT: * http://forum.flymeos.com/thread-4879-1-1.html