Nubia M2 lite

price Rs. 13,999 onwards | launch May, 2017
magic score ?
55.8
average value for money
our verdict: avoid
ranked
#74
of 146 phones in Rs. 10,000 - 15,000

PhoneCurry Editor's Note

summarizing opinion across 3 expert reviews

What We Liked

  • Eye-catching, premium looks - continues Nubia’s tradition of a evolved design philosophy - the black and gold colour scheme is unique amongst a sea of similar looking smartphones
  • Its unibody metallic design feels better and more upmarket than most phones in this range - aesthetically, this is probably the best you can get in this price range
  • Nubia UI looks good - icons are colourful, but also sharp and modern
  • Decent battery life - on a regular day’s usage, the Nubia M2 Lite lasts for about a work day, hitting industry standards today

What We Didn't

  • Slippery and prone to falling - the body is slippery all around, even the sides, which makes the phone precarious in your hand
  • Combined with the fact that it’s larger than average, ergonomics really isn’t the M2 Lite’s strong suit here
  • Average 5.5 inch TFT HD display - with noticeably poor viewing angles
  • A lot of the apps preloaded on the phone ask for irrelevant permissions, which could be a privacy red-flag for some users
  • Sub-par performance - apps take longer than usual to load, and gaming frame rates are on the lower end - even regular apps like Facebook can sometimes often stutter while scrolling - benchmark scores are poor too
  • There’s also a heating issue -internal temperatures can rise to over 50 degrees at times, which isn’t ideal for any smartphone
  • Sub-par rear camera - noise levels are quite high, with grainy shadows when shooting outdoors, while low lights shots produce distinctly undersaturated colours - colours are slightly undersaturated in regular conditions too
  • Though the selfie camera is supposed to be its USP, and it does a decent job, it is nothing extraordinary - colours are a tad bleached, and exposure tends to be all over the place on most selfies

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Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 267 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • TFT
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
Sensors
  • G-sensor
  • Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.5 GHz, Octa Core, MediaTek MT6750
GPUMali-T860
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Dimensions
Weight164 gm
Thickness7.68 mm
Camera
Camera13.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • SONY Exmor RS CMOS Sensor
  • High-transparency Organic Glass Lens
  • 5P Motor Drive Lens
  • F/2.2 Aperture
  • Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF)
  • Contrast Autofocus
  • NeoVision 6.0
  • Smart Noise Reduction
Secondary Camera16.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • BSI CMOS Sensor
  • 5P Lens
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 79.8-degree Wide Angle Lens
  • Skin Retouching 2.0
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
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Dual SIMGSM+GSM
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  • Fast Battery Charging
  • NeoPower 2.5
  • WiFi Dual-band
  • USB On-The-Go
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
average brand rating
3.67/5
(Good)
average phonecurry internal rating for all phones launched by this brand in recent times
brand perception
Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Average
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys
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