Elephone M2 Review – Premium-Feeling Budget Smartphone

The Elephone M2 is made by a Chinese manufacturer and sports a metal unibody design. It is placed at a low price class but promotes a more premium feel. For its list of features, it comes with a fingerprint scanner, a 13-megapixel rear snapper, 2,600mAh battery, a 5.5-inch full HD display, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and a microSD card support. At this point, the phone does seem to be quite impressive. But there are some shortcomings that come with the unit, especially since it is placed in a budget-friendly price point.

Elephone M2 Review - Premium-Feeling Budget Smartphone

The Elephone M2 Puts it Into Direct Competition With Other Great Budget Android Handsets

The Elephone M2 comes with Android 5.1 OS installed right out of the box and it is powered by a MediaTek MT6753 1.3GHz octa-core chipset. Even though it has an impressive array of hardware, it is placed in a the low-end side of the market. This even puts it into direct competition with other known budget Android smartphones, like the Motorola Moto G.

Its unibody design is broken by two strips of plastic found on its back. These strips are not just there for design purposes as they help the internal antenna to function correctly. While still on those strips, the topmost strip has the 13-megapixel rear camera and LED flash. Speaking of that rear camera, it is the Sony-made MX214. That alone is pretty impressive for a budget-friendly camera.

This particular handset is of the dual-SIM variety, and the right edge of the M2 houses the Micro SIM card tray. In one of the trays, you can choose to insert a microSD card instead of another SIM card. The phone already comes with 32GB of internal storage, so for casual mobile phone users, the extra external storage may not be necessary.

For its display, it boasts an impressive LG-made panel. Said panel boasts an Full HD resolution of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels. Viewing angles are absolutely marvelous, and colors look very bright and punchy. This is very impressive even though the display is not an AMOLED screen.

Even though there is much good to say about this particular phone, the battery life can be a bit of a downer. It is not as good as you would hope it to be, but the other parts of the phone clearly make up for it.

Therefore, the Elephone M2 is a very impressive handset even though the battery life could be better. It is good-looking phone with plenty to marvel with regards to hardware and software. We may only wish that the battery could provide better enjoyment.


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