Design & Build6.8
The Nubia M2 Lite comes with a slightly wider frame, unlike other Nubia smartphones that are sleek. While some of the nubia devices have plain back panel, the M2 Lite offers a combination of gold and black colour scheme which is a bit unique but glittery at the same time. The phone encased in matte-black metal unibody has golden accents running along the edges with nubia logo plated in gold on the back.
At the front, the phone has an instantly familiar capsule shaped home button with a red ring in it which is flanked by backlit red dots used for back and recent tabs. The home button on the Nubia M2 Lite is non-clickable and has an embedded fingerprint sensor. The volume rockers are placed on the left side of the device. The power button and SIM/microSD slot sit on the right side. At the bottom, the Nubia M2 Lite is incised with a 3.5mm headphone jack, microUSB port and single speaker grill. The rear camera is located on the top left corner above the antenna line with LED flash alongside.
Ergonomic wise, the device needs some improvement when it comes to grip as it tends to be quite slippery. We found a substantial amount of flex and the body somewhat gave the feeling that it is made of plastic rather than metal.
The phone indeed looks beautiful but is prone to accidents due to poor grip. While using it in a crowded place one hand usage became more difficult as the phone slipped out of our hand almost every time we tried to unlock and use the device. To conclude, the Nubia M2 Lite has very strong aesthetic appeal with metal unibody design and golden accents running along the edges, the phone metal body, however, doesn’t offer a premium feel and lacks good grip.