The Nubia M2 Lite runs a 64-bit MT6750 processor paired with Mali-T860 GPU. The device packs 4GB of RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage which can be further expanded up to 128GB using microSD card.
During our review process, the Nubia M2 Lite delivered decent performance. Starting off with the gaming test, the phone although didn’t produce crisp texture, but it didn’t lag or stutter while playing heavy, graphic intensive games either. While playing Asphalt Airborne: 8 there weren’t any occasional lags or frame drops. Moving on to the other heavy game, Modern Combat 5, the phone delivered a similar experience. The octa-core CPU along with the GPU could render good graphics with almost negligible lag. The phone, however, tends to heat up real fast near the rear camera module during the 30-minutes game runtime.
In our benchmark test, the Nubia M2 Lite could manage to score an average 41065 points on AnTuTu benchmark. In the Geekbench test, we got a score of 611 points in single-core score and 2521 points in multi-core score. While importing DNG RAW files onto the device it could handle importing, loading and editing the images quite well. Even though we thought that the rendering would take time on the phone given its mid-tier processor, the Nubia M2 Lite managed to tweak transitions smoothly in both photo editing tools- Snapseed and Adobe Lightroom. It took a few extra seconds to apply the changes and export the RAW images into JPEG format and save it to the phone’s gallery.
Coming to the multi-browsing test, we didn’t have much to complain about in this area either. While browsing across several tabs in Chrome, it didn’t stumble. Scrolling through social media apps, switching between heavy and light applications, opening the camera app, making a video call, all these tasks could run quite smooth in the Nubia M2 Lite.
Overall, the performance in the Nubia M2 Lite is quite decent. Given the price bracket, of course, there are better options with certain devices that might perform faster than this smartphone. However, the Nubia M2 Lite won’t disappoint you if you happen to be a moderate user who likes to play games, check their social feeds, shoot and edit images or stream music and videos. For hard-core gamers, the phone won’t qualify their expectation as the graphic render is not that crisp and sometimes it becomes annoying due to heat build-up, which is more than usual even while playing for just half an hour.