The 5.5-inch review smartphone Elephone M2 model is positioned as a business class, and the cost is not expensive is $ 180. Moreover, the aggregate of such characteristics as the metal housing, the 8-core processor, 3 GB of RAM and a biometric sensor, he does claim to be the flagship in the arsenal of devices manufacturer. All the pros and cons of new products are later in the review.
Equipment: review smartphone Elephone M2
The review smartphone Elephone M2 packed in a box of thick black cardboard. In addition to a complete set of smartphone devices are also provided power adapter cable microUSB-USB, user guide, clip to extract SIM-cards and protective film on the screen. Case for the novelty company has not yet introduced, but I think this matter shortly.
The design and functional elements: review smartphone Elephone M2
Design without exaggeration – one of the strongest sides review smartphone Elephone M2 against competitors in the price range up to $ 200. In the body of the smartphone use glass and metal – a familiar “mixture” for the premium device, but for inexpensive unit from China is more of a pleasant surprise.
On which side do not look – a model of stylish and beautiful. Much credit for this polished granite, like Galaxy S6 and the iPhone 5. By the way, from the available colors is golden and black.
The back side is especially interesting because of two inserts of black glossy plastic, concealing radios, as is the case with the top still and LED-flash 13Mp camera with a lens.
At the top of the front left of the light sensor and proximity grille is the earpiece, LED-display and 5MP camera lens. Among the other elements of the front panel deserves special attention mechanical button “Home” with built-in fingerprint scanner. the Of the minuses last – a small area, respectively, without the proper skill to unlock the gadget on the first try, did not succeed in everything.
On either side of the button «Home» are located touches keys without light, but in the dark quite quickly get used to using them “to the touch.”
At the top end of the review smartphone Elephone M2 is equipped microphone noise reduction and 3.5mm audio out, and the lower port microUSB, plus two microphone multimedia speaker grilles.
Universal slot are allowing you to install the device in a microSIM, or a memory card MicroSD, put to right the edges, and control buttons on the left. Location last bit unusual, you will need some time to get used to. Above the keys themselves, by the way, as the designers have worked hard. For example, the power button to get the texture in the form of concentric circles.
Separately, I note the high quality of the assembly review smartphone Elephone M2 – all the elements look neat, well-adjusted to each other, nothing wobbles or creaks.
Due to the small thickness is 7.35 mm in hand review smartphone Elephone M2 it is convenient. But in view of the large 5.5-inch screen and the lack of regime here «One Hand», one-handed operation is very difficult.
Display: review smartphone Elephone M2
By the way, the display is a smartphone from LG. It has a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels and a pixel density of 400 dpi No image pixelation plus wide viewing angles – a definite plus inexpensive screen review smartphone Elephone M2.
I also note a good supply of brightness – in bright sunlight the display is readable. In addition to the manual settings and automatic backlight adjustment technology also provides better image quality MiraVision, allowing manually adjust the color temperature, sharpness, saturation, contrast, and so on.
The gadget supports up to 5 simultaneous touches and has good responsiveness. The manufacturer does not indicate the type and brand of safety glass used here, however, the oleophobic coating is present, and quite good.
Memory: review smartphone Elephone M2
For storage of personal content in the smartphone provides 32 GB of internal memory. However, if you donate a second Simcoe, it is possible to expand the volume of microSD-cards up to 128 GB. In turn, support for USB OTG specification is not provided.
The Hardware and Performance: review smartphone Elephone M2
As hardware platform for review smartphone Elephone M2 manufacturer chose a 64-bit 8-core MediaTek MT6753 processor clocked at 1.3 GHz and graphics Mali720, and 3 GB of RAM.
As part of the performance capabilities of “iron” test models for everyday use enough for the eyes, even for the most demanding games from Google Play and playback of high definition video. Well behaved and interface – no lag and slowdown was not observed.
Connectivity: review smartphone Elephone M2
Set wireless module on board the smartphone standard: Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n (2.4 GHz), Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS.
Among the distinctive features of the device can be identified technology fast wireless data transmission over short distances HotKnot – analogue now popular NFC, as well as the standard for wireless transmission of multimedia signal Miracast, which allows you to display an image from your phone to compatible displays for Wi-Fi.
The review smartphone Elephone M2 supports a network of 2G GSM (850/900/1800/1900), 3G WCDMA (850/900/2100) and LTE Cat4 (FDD-LTE: 800/1800/2100/2600 MHz).
Battery: review smartphone Elephone M2
Against the background of a productive “iron” and the big screen a non-removable battery capacity Elephone M2 2600 mAh looks quite modest.
One full charge of the battery of the gadget to playback HD-video from YouTube at the secondary level backlight lasts for 4-4.5 hours. Full HD video with disabled wireless modules will be played for 6.5 hours.
As for energy efficiency, available in a special mode that saves battery power by reducing performance, limit the use of vibration, geolocation, background data etc.
Speakers: review smartphone Elephone M2
The quality of the sound earpiece review smartphone Elephone M2 no complaints – good audibility of the interlocutor is not even in the quietest places.
Multimedia is located at the lower end, so that when the smartphone is on the table, the sound from the speaker is not suppressed. It sounds pretty good. The stock volume is good, sound is quite detailed, and only at high volume can be heard a little metallic overtone.
In the settings you can activate the system to improve sound for headphone surround sound, turn on the amplifier speaker volume and high-quality audio mode BT. When the headset is plugged is available as FM-radio.
Cameras: review smartphone Elephone M2
The review smartphone Elephone M2 has 5MP camera shoots video at 640×480 and has a lot of settings, such as the self-timer, the picture is a gesture mode of “pretty face”.
With its help, you can use Skype, as well as doing self. However, in the latter case, the pictures are mediocre.
The review smartphone Elephone M2 has the main 13Mp camera with Sony IMX214 sensor and aperture of f / 2.0 autofocus system, complemented by LED flash.
In the presence of a large number of options with which you can experiment, for example, continuous shooting, self-timer modes “Face Detection” and “smile” picture gesture.
Despite the excellent performance in low light the camera takes the basic medium. Photos of the day outdoors, as a rule, obtained an order of magnitude better.
OS: review smartphone Elephone M2
Elephone M2 has operating system Android 5.1 Lollipop.
The smartphone is not blocked by dozens of unnecessary applications, as often happens with gadgets from China – practically naked Android.
Among the most interesting program “chips” is marked by a smart lock feature Smart lock and control function gestures Smart wake. For example, the launch of a program on a smartphone is possible through the mark on its screen off certain letters.
Conclusions: review smartphone Elephone M2
Well, if you look at review smartphone Elephone M2 through the prism of its value at only $ 180, it’s certainly an interesting solution for the purchase of a stylish design, a metal fine collected body, great quality screen, Android 5.1 “out of the box” and “hardware” that enables you for the smooth operation and running of any even intensive games and applications.
Not without its flaws – not the most convenient fingerprint reader, a small battery capacity and the lack of backlight touch keys. Although, again, recently is rather, it is simply a necessary measure to save.