InFocus M2 Review: Affordable, Not Cheap

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InFocus M2
InFocus M2

Image Courtesy: InFocus

Now, you would be wondering that why we have such a weird title, “Affordable but not cheap”? It’s because this phone is affordable but it isn’t like something we get under this price segment, it is more fulfilling and promising than the other phones under this price segment. So saying this, let’s roll for the review.

Design

The material used on the M2 is plastic. It comes in both black and white back panel. It has the volume buttons on the left and the power button on the right, which both are very responsive. It also has a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top with a charging port at the bottom. On the front it has the front camera and an LED flash and on the back it has an LED flash, the rear camera and the speaker grill. It isn’t much complex design, simple and clean yet, elegant.

Display

It has a 4.2″ 1280×768p LTPS LCD display with 16.7M colors and 355ppi. The display is vivid and the colors are also vibrant and talking about the viewing angles, they are also pretty good. The bad thing is that it isn’t protected with any kind of special glass like Corning Gorilla etc.

Camera

It has a 8MP camera with LED flash on both the front and the back, it’s a pretty good camera, it is a bit slow while focusing but hey, it’s just a Rs. 5000 phone so, overall, I will say no issues with the camera.

Software

It runs Android 4.4.2 based InLife UI 2.0 which is a homegrown UI by the company itself, it isn’t very good and really requires a lot of hard work to make the UI better and bug free. And yeah, as I stated back in the InFocus M330 review, it also doesn’t have the app drawer from the first boot, you have to configure it to get the app drawer, there is a “One Layer” option in the preferences, you have to make it “Two Layer” to get the app drawer.

Storage

It has 8GB of storage which can expanded up to 64GB with a microSD card for you to store all your stuff in it.

Performance

It has a MediaTek MT6582 Quad-Core processor clocked at 1.3GHz paired with 1GB of RAM and a Mali-400 GPU clocked at 500MHz which isn’t really for the hardcore gamers but for everyday use it’s pretty good but it might lag and be unresponsive often but again, it’s just a Rs. 5000 phone and you’re getting more then that you’re paying.

Connectivity

It has 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/AGPS etc. for effortless connectivity but still, it’s not really a future-proof phone as it lacks 4G.

Sensors

It has Ambient light, proximity, G-sensor, Gyroscope sensors.

SIM & It’s Types

It is a Dual-SIM phone which both support all bands up to 3G and are micro-SIM slots.

Battery

It has a 2010mAh Li-Ion Polymer unremovable battery which won’t give you much of a juice for all day but still, it can work for like 3-5 hours in normal usage and only 1-2 hours in processes like gaming etc.

The Good

  • Good performance.
  • Good camera.
  • Value for money.

The Bad

  • Average battery life.
  •  Bad UI and not the latest version of Android.
  • Not totally future-proof, lacks 4G.
Design7
Camera8
Software6
Performance8
Value For Money7
This is a device you'd like to buy. As we said above in the title: Affordable, not cheap.
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