Unlike other Android phones, the Meizu M2 sports a single navigation button below its display . Tapping this button once lets you go back a step while pressing it returns you to the home screen. This might take some time getting used to, especially for a seasoned Android user. However, the customizations are minimal and the user interface is very intuitive: The M2 comes with basic gesture control to wake up the device from standby and a floating “smart touch“ button that lets you launch the notification bar, go to the home screen and switch between tasks in a jiffy.

The handset is lightweight, feels sturdy , sports a unibody design and fits comfortably in the palm of the hand or in the shirt pocket.Its cameras, which come with HDR and basic photo filter options, are capable of shooting pictures with a fair amount of detail and balanced colours. That said, macro photography is not its strong point: results tend to be rather soft and out of focus.

High-definition videos and 3D games like Asphalt 8 are handled without any hiccups. Transferring or watching content off a USB OTG drive is also smooth. Also, the M2 does a good job with music playback. Audio sounds better than the InFocus Bingo 50 and on a par with the Coolpad Note 3 Lite.

Overall, this device is responsive and you can expect to get about a day’s worth of work done on a full battery .

SPECS: 5-inch (1280x720px) laminated display | 1.3GHz MT6735 quad-core PRICE Rs.6,999 processor | 2GB RAM | 16GB storage, microSD | 13MP (LED flash), 5MP cameras | Dual SIM | 2500mAh battery RATING 610