Nubia M2: A brilliant Camera Phone
ZTE Corporation has come up with a new smartphone in the mid-range segment with the all new Nubia M2. The new Nubia is all about new design and specifications packed in an attractive metal casing. Nubia M2 is designed to meet the mobile photography requirements and focused more on cameras and an attractive design package.
Design and Display: Neat and Sleek
Nubia M2 sports a 5.5 Inches touchscreen display with 401 PPI Pixel Density. The phone has a metal casing and comes with smooth curved edges. The new Nubia is 7.0mm thick and is encased in a tough, diamond-cut metal frame. The smartphone has 2.5D screen's glass and has a crisp clear display. The camera console is placed at the top left and the stylish Nubia logo is engraved at the rear center of the phone.
The AMOLED display panel of the smartphone is protected by Gorrila Glass and the entire phone feels light and weighs only 168g. This 4G enabled smartphone has various sensors embedded in the housing that includes; Electronic compass, G-sensor, Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Gyro-sensor, and Hall sensor.
The rear camera on this phone is having Sony Dual 13 MP cameras with Dual-LED (dual tone) Flash and the secondary camera is 16 MP.
NeoVision system is provided in the camera and the M2's dual 13MP cameras take stunning shots rich in light, color, and detail, and is almost devoid of noise, even in low light.
The cameras are created to address the depth-of-field effect and take photos with sharpness in a blurred background. It also has beauty face effect in real time while taking selfies. The M2 has a monochrome sensor with full light penetration, and it almost doubles the amount of light in photos. This produces brighter, clearer night shots, together with the dual F2.2 aperture and a smarter noise reduction algorithm.
Processor: Enough for a Camera Phone
The Nubia M2 is a camera phone with all the essential features for a heavy mobile photography section, hence ZTE packs the phone with a Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 processor.
"The Qualcomm® Snapdragon 625 processor uses leading-edge 14 nm technology to power premium experiences in high-tier smartphones without draining the battery. With features like support for full HD (1080p), integrated X9 LTE, and Qualcomm® Adreno™ 506 PC-class graphics, the Snapdragon 625 is designed to provide fast connectivity, vibrant displays, and performance that's both powerful and efficient." reads the official page of Qualcomm.
The Snapdragon 625 can be seen in many budget smartphones, even though 625 is a good SoC. As the M2 concentrates more on the camera part, Nubia could have ditched a more powerful 650 SoC with the 625 to strip the cost. However, the M2 could perform well in all daily scenarios and could be seen in many smartphones under this price tag.
Internal Storage & Connectivity: Quite Good
M2 has an internal memory capacity of 64 GB and have 4 GB of RAM. The memory of the phone can be further expanded with a MicroSD card up to 256 GB and uses SIM slot no. 2.
The smartphone runs on Nubia UI 4.0 which is a customized skin made by ZTE based on Android. The smartphone is loaded with many camera applications which can control Multi Exposure; Light Painting; Electronic Aperture; Slow Shutter; Star Trail; SLO-MO; Time-Lapse; Video Maker; Trajectory; DNG; Clone; Macro Camera; PANO; Monochrome Camera 16 features. The smartphone packs a Non-removable Li-Po 3630 mAh battery and comes in two shades; Black Gold and Champagne Gold.
Price and availability:
There are many smartphones that have similar specs which come under the same price tag of the Nubia M2 like the Asus Zenfone 3 and Moto Z Play which have the same Snapdragon 625 SoC and can be seen as competitors. The Nubia M2 with all the stylish dual rear cameras and photography software will available exclusively on Amazon India and is priced at Rs. 22,999.
The new offering from Nubia is a good smartphone that packs decent specs and camera. While the price tag is considered, Nubia M2 offers almost similar feature with that of the smartphones currently available in the market. ZTE has done a good job in the camera section and made this an almost dedicated camera phone. The phone is integrated with noise reducing sensors and software. This new smartphone will amount to all the expectations of a prospective buyer as Nubia has turned all stone to make this a good mid-range smartphone.