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Nubia M2 Play : Highlights, Specifications & Features

Posted on the 08 September 2017 by Jyoti Arora @Jy0tiAr0ra
Nubia Play Highlights, Specifications Features Nubia M2 Play : Highlights, Specifications & Features

The Chinese smartphone manufacturer Nubia recently launched M2 Play in India. It is a very budget-friendly smartphone bearing a decent specifications set.

Despite having launched several well-priced smartphones with good specifications set in India, Nubia hasn't yet been successful in breaking through the competition from the likes of companies like Lenovo, Gionee, MI and Micromax. With the competitively priced M2 Play, Nubia is hoping to make its mark in the highly competitive budget-price smartphone segment.

Is Nubia M2 Play good enough to survive the competition? Let's find out:

Nubia M2 Highlights

Key Specifications:

M2 Play is equipped with Octa-core 64 bit Qualcomm® 435 processor with ARM® big.LITTLE™ technology. It has 3GB RAM + 32 GB ROM. The storage is expandable using microSD card up to 128GB. The phone is powered by 3000 mAh lithium battery. It is a dualSIM device with 4G and VoLTE capability. M3 Play runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with nubia UI 5.0 user interface.

Camera Quality:

M2 Play comes with standard package of 13 MP rear and 5 MP front camera. The primary camera with Sony CMOS lens, flash, f2.2 aperture is capable of clicking 1080P resolution pictures at 30 fps. Nubia claims the camera is aided with intelligent noise reduction technology for better pictures in low light. It has 0.1s Hybrid Focus capability. There is no flash for the front camera, making night selfies difficult.

Camera features include Clone Camera 2.0, Macro Camera 2.0 and DNG Camera 2.0, rear camera Beauty mode, HDR 4.0 and anti-shake functions.

Feel and Looks:

The M2 Play comes with a 5.5inch HD, 2.5D glass display with 1280*720 resolution. It has a metal body that has a double diamond edge-cut frame. At 7.9mm, Nubia M2 Play can boast of being one of the slimmest device in its category. It lacks Gorilla Glass protection. The smooth texture and metal finish of the phone gives it a decent look.


  • The Fingerprint Scanner is at the front and can unlock the device in .15 seconds.
  • It is equipped with DTS Surround Sound for a better audio experience.
  • Nubia M2 Play has Neo Power 2.5 technology that helps in battery optimization. This provides over 100 optimization options and smart sensing which allows applications to receive "just enough" resources. This technology adds to the device a multi-dimensional application management, multi-scenario background app technology and multi-level smart temperature control.
  • Two accounts: M2 Play allows creating two accounts in popular apps like WhatsApp and Facebook.
  • Multi-Window: As the device runs on Android Nougat, it comes with the Nougat features like the split-screen feature that allows running two apps simultaneously. As a shortcut, Nubia M2 Play users can access this feature by swiping up from the bottom of the screen.
  • Long Screenshot: This feature helps users in capturing screenshots while scrolling down the screen. This helps in capturing screenshots of long articles, for example. Users can also free draw on the image or cover sensitive content with a mosaic blur.
  • Free Snapshot: The Free Snapshot adds creativity to images. It includes freehand drawing on the images.
  • Screen Recording: Record video of the operations performed on screen and transform it into video clips.

Price And Availability:

The Nubia M2 PLAY is aggressively priced at INR 8,999. It is available exclusively on Amazon. It has specifications and features to provide a decent performance and user experience. However, the device faces a tough competition. It will be interesting to see how it fares against the likes of Lenovo K8. The user review of the phone and the quality of after sale services will play a significant role too in determining its performance in the market.

Specification of Nubia M2 PLAY:

  • Display: 5.5 inches HD 1280*720
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, MSM8940, Octa Core, 64bits (4xA53 1.4GHz + 4xA53 1.1GHz)
  • OS: nubia UI 5.0, Android 7.0 Nougat
  • RAM: 3GB, LPDDR3 921MHz
  • ROM: 32 GB, eMMC 5.1, expandable using MicroSD, up to 128GB
  • Battery: 3000mAh, Li-ion Polymer, Non-Removable
  • Rear Camera: 13MP, 2.2 Aperture, AF, 1080P@30fps Video
  • Front Camera: 5MP, FF, 84 degree angle, 2.4 Aperture
  • Rear flash: yes
  • Front flash: no
  • Focus: AF and FF
  • Connectivity: 4G , Wi-Fi , Bluetooth
  • SIM: nano+nano/SD
  • Sensors: Fingerprint , gravity , light
  • Languages: Multi-language support
  • Price: INR 8,999

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