Earlier this month, InFocus M330 was launched in India. It is a good smartphone according to our vision, but it is priced around Rs. 10K INR. Doesn’t fit in your budget? Well, nothing to worry about as InFocus M2 is there. It is a smartphone with very good features and was launched in India last month. The handset is priced at Rs. 4,999. It is a good competitor to Micromax Canvas Spark which was also launched last month. Today, we have got InFocus M2 for review, and find out, whether this little angel is good for your next purchase or not.
History of smartphone manufacturer:
InFocus is neither a new nor a Chinese company. It is an American company which is known for it’s DLP, LCD projectors, LCD flat panel touchscreen, and also produces software for digital annotation and video calling. In 2013, InFocus began offering budget high-specification smartphones in Asia, including India. Their recent products in India are InFocus M2 and M330.
Design, Display, Touchscreen and Hardware:
[two_third]InFocus M2 is having a very nice and comfortable design which is having the damped or forced in circular edges at the four corners and we can see that the angular edges are quite nice, and there is no bezel kind of thing running around the phone, but the glass looks quite nice. Also, the design of this device is not similar to the other handsets around this price range as this device is not just like the other smartphones. So, at last a phone with an unique design is here.[/two_third]
” Phone Survived in Drop test
The InFocus M2 is having a nice graceful design and users are surely going to say that it is a good smartphone. The consumers are getting a little bored from the same designs so, it can be good for purchase in terms of design. No doubt, it is a good smartphone, but still the looks also matter in this race. It is quite easy to hold this phone in the hand, and also, the edges are not slippery so it’s not going to slip away from your hand. Also, it is not going to bend for sure.
The InFocus M2 comes with a 4.2-inch WXGA multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display, which is 1280 x 768 pixels in resolution, and it provides a pixel density of 355ppi and we are going to be honest with you, the screen is quite sharps and the text is crisp on this display. It is a JDI IPS display and gives you an aspect ratio of 5:3 and the estimated percentage of the screen area from the device’s front end is 57.85%. The device is actually having a high PPI and the screen resolution is also good as there are many smartphones present around 10K INR with low pixel density and 720p display.
“The Design Of This Phone Is Good, But Still It Has Grace
Yes! The display can be broken but the touchscreen and the inner part will be safe. We have done the drop test of this device, but we think that this phone is going to handle the petty amount of damage as well. This is not an LCD display, thus, it is good for this price range, and honestly the brightness level of this phone is quite good. Also, if you are familiar to Android then you know that the platform is battery sucker, so the lowest brightness level will make your battery survive more time. Watch the drop test to see it’s durability and endure capacity.
The InFocus M2 is 106.7 x 54.9 x 10.6mm in dimensions and this is not a slim device. It is a little thick, but it’s weight is low as compared to many smartphones. It weighs about 145g. The weight of this phone is also okay, and we felt it is kind of a light thing to hold in the hand or to place in the pocket. The phone feels solid, it feels solid in the hand. The device is having the comes with three standard capacitive touch buttons at the bottom end which are the settings button, the home button and the back button.
This high end smartphone is having all the required ports. There is also a noise cancellation port present on this device. Anyway, this phone is having an okay touch sensitivity as we faced a little difficulty with the response of touchscreen sometimes. This is the main con of this smartphone, but it’s not bad as we faced this problem a few times and not every time. Overall, this phone is quite good in the terms of hardware, design and display and you can see our ratings above and also hover on the other side to show your ratings.
OS, Messaging and Connectivity Features:
The InFocus M2 is running on the Android 4.4.2 KitKat wrapped under its proprietary UI. The company has not split any beans regarding its future software update. It is has a 3.4.67 Kernel version which is going to be useful for the developers. Anyway, if you know the rooting process, then you can surely root the phone to help yourselves immensely with many a things.
“The OS Is Fast, But We Doubt About The Android Lollipop Update.
On the software front, we did not find any kind of issue and as it is running on Android it is really good as you are going to get as many apps as you want to download from the Google Play Store. Android 4.4, KitKat improves on the speed and simplicity of Android 4.4 and includes all new features – Photo Sphere and a completely redesigned camera app, new Gesture Typing keyboard, Google Now with all new cards, and much more.
Everything in KitKat feels fast, fluid, and smooth. Moving between home screens and switching between apps is effortless, like turning the pages of a book. Android KitKat improves performance throughout the system, including faster orientation changes, quicker switching between recent apps, and smoother and more consistent rendering across the system through vsync and triple buffering.
KitKat has more reactive and uniform touch responses, and makes your Android device even more responsive by boosting your device’s CPU instantly when you touch the screen, and turns it down when you don’t need it to improve battery life.The clock has been totally redesigned with an all new look which includes both a digital and analog clock style. The world clock lets you check the time in different cities right from the Clock app or your lock screen. So, that is all about the Android KitKat and now, let’s move on towards the next thing which is the connectivity feature.
InFocus M2 is not having a big screen, so you may not have expected this device to bring luxurious typing quality to it, but it is pretty okay. It is going to withstand on your expectations. If you are having small hands then will not find any trouble as it is a 4.2-inch display and it will be good for people with big hands to type in the landscape mode. So, if you are having small hands better use the portrait mode
The people after texting can’t say that they are facing any kind of finger pain issues. The keys are having good space between them and in the review video you can find a lot regarding texting.
This is a 3G only device and has connectivity features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB port and a 3.5mm headphone jack as well. It uses micro-SIM card and we have checked all the connectivity features, and no problems were found with the connectivity features. Overall, this phone was also quite good in the terms of OS and Connectivity. You can find our ratings above for this section too.
Camera and Processor & Performance:
The InFocus M2 comes with an 8-Megapixl AutoFocus camera with the single LED flash and it is capable of shooting HD videos as well. This device can shoot in a resolution of 1080p. Under 5K INR, there is no smartphone available with 1080p HD video shooting capability. The primary camera comes with a CMOS BSI sensor and takes image in 3264 x 2448 pixels. Also, it come with features like HDR, AF, Geo tagging, Digital Zoom, Panaroma, Touch Focus, Continuous shooting, ISO setting, Face Detection, White Balance setting, Blue filter glass and much more.
Focusing was slow on this device and sometimes we faced lag in automatic exposure detection. The final textures were okay, but not the best. But, the camera performed very well in low light conditions. We didn’t expect that from this camera, but it can take some great shots at night.
Anyway, moving ahead, on the front of this device there is also an 8-Megapixel camera present, which is quite useful as it has got the 3G support, so, you can make the video calls with it. On the other hand, you can use the front camera to set your hair style and see your beautiful face. Also, you can shoot FHD videos with it.A soft flash is also present on the front side of this device. We have deeply tested both these cameras and the rear camera is pretty good and the front camera is also okay. At this moment, we have no photos to share as we accidentally deleted the folder containing the pics, but we can assure you that it is good for photography. The video quality was also okay.
If you want to know more about the camera in detail, then do check out the Review video below, where everything is explained. This device is also packing a Quad-Core processor. The smartphone is using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, which was launched earlier this year. It is a true Quad-Core processor and we have done both benchmark test and gaming review video of this smartphone, but they were also in that folder. It comes with the Qualcomm Adreno 305GPU and you can check it’s score below.The handset is quite good for gaming. We have played games like Asphalt 8, Brother in Arms, Gun Battleship and many more. All these games worked well on this smartphone, but there was some lag during the movement. We should also keep the price tag in mind as the phone offers a lot of things under 5K INR.
We have also played a lot of Full HD videos on the smartphone, and the playback was quite good, there were a few hesitating moments, but overall, it was good. Multitasking was quite good and we do not think that the consumers are going to face day-to-day multitasking problems. The battery life of this device was quite good and it lasted for 7 hours and 33 minutes. Also, we saw a good thing, that the battery life was not decreasing uniformly. It was decreasing slowly, and that was a good sign.
InFocus M2 is not a bad phone as it will give you a good performance, and apart from that, we have also checked the call quality of this phone and we have found it satisfying, and the person on the other side was able to hear clearly. The internal storage of this device is 8GB and you can expand the external storage up to 64GB via a MicroSD card, and it is the only smartphone which supports that amount of expandable storage. The rest of the phones support, only up to 32GB of expandable storage. The handset comes with a nice ceramic matte finish, and you can take photos in high speed burst mode too. Also, the front camera supports upto 15 beauty effects. This device is also having many other features which includes playing various video and audio formats and much more.
There are two microphones for noise reduction and also, on removing the back panel you will be able to see dual-SIM card slots and a MicroSD card slot. The handset also comes with a non-removable battery. The display worked very well in the sunlight too.
The InFocus M2 is not a high end phone, but the company has tried to put their best efforts as the device is having very good features. Also, this phone is available in both White and Black colors. This device is priced at Rs. 4,999, and you can get it from Online retailers. It is one of the best smartphone present in India, under 5K INR at this moment. So, there you go that was all about the InFocus M2 Review and watch the complete review video below to know more. Also, check out the image gallery underneath. Thanks for reading our review. Please Hover Above to rate this smartphone. Also, you will need to buy a protective case as the smartphone can get dirty, and it picks up smudges and grease easily.
[signoff icon=”attention”]The InFocus M2 Review is totally genuine and we shared our views honestly. Thanks a lot to the folks over at InFocus for sending us the M2.[/signoff]