The budget smartphone segment in India has shown high potential for growth. Indian smartphone manufacturers like Mircomax and Karbonn were among the first to create the segment.
Last year, Motorola and Xiaomi tasted overnight success by launching their budget smartphones in the market. Later, brands like Lenovo and Huawei made the game more complex by offering decent specifications at throwaway prices. Now, InFocus, a US-based smartphone company has debuted in the Indian budget smartphone segment by launching its budget smartphone M2.
We received the Android handset on Monday and after a couple of hours hands-on, here's our first impression about the device.
1/ 9 The M2 looks quite identical to the 1st generation Moto G, similar in size and thickness. The M2 never looks like a under-₹5,000 device. It features a 4.2-inch display with a resolution of 768x1280 pixels at a pixel density rate of 355ppi. The display looks sharp with rich colour reproduction but a bit difficult to read under direct sunlight. IBTimes India Featuring a curvy matte plastic back, the M2 feels nice in hand and comfortable to hold. Though the rear panel is removable, the 2210 mAh battery is non-removable, hence you need to keep a power bank handy if you want marathon battery life. IBTimes India The all-black device features the power button at the left. The square aluminium finish power button has given M2 a decent look. IBTimes India The M2 feature the volume rocker button at left side, with a finish similar to the power button. The micro USB port and 3.5mm audio out port sit at the bottom and the top. IBTimes India The Infocus M2 sports a 8MP camera at the back with an LED flash at the top of it. The camera has a silver glossy outer ring just like Moto G 1st generation has. IBTimes India Surprisingly, the Infocus M2 boasts a 8MP front camera with a front LED flash. The flash has a white plastic cover which acts as a diffuser and provides ample light for clicking selfies even if it is dark. IBTimes India For its price, M2 offers a quad core processor, 1GB RAM and 8GB storage, runs on Android Kitkat 4.4.2 with an overlaid interface and feels nice to use. We haven't played any game or used any artificial benchmark suite, hence we can't say anything now about the performance. IBTimes India Unlike most of the under Rs. 8,000 smartphones (for whom 2MP front camera has become a standard), the M2 features a 8MP camera with an impressive snapping capability. We tested the camera in the evening without flash and found it focuses quick and produces apt colours and saturation. IBTimes India The Rear sensor is quite big and hence impressive with the result images. The result images features great colour balance. The result images do not have any tint, unlike cameras in most of the budget devices. IBTimes India