Software & UI6.4
Nubia M2 Lite runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Nubia UI 4.0 skin layered on top of it. Just like any other Chinese smartphone, the Nubia M2 Lite doesn’t come with an app drawer. The home screens are filled with apps as they are downloaded and installed, making the whole experience a little cluttered.
However, the Nubia M2 Lite is loaded with software features that are not offered even in certain premium smartphones. The split screen, for instance, enables you to run two apps simultaneously on one screen. To activate this mode, you will have to go to Settings click on the Feature option and then slide in the Screen split-up mode. The split-screen mode starts by swiping up from the bottom of the display and creates two desktop layouts. This mode takes a while to get used to, however, working on two different apps is smooth than what we had expected. Moving on, the Nubia OS also offers the ‘traditional’ edge features where a user can input gestures along the edges of the screen. With gestures, one can adjust the screen brightness by swiping on the edge of the screen, swipe from the edge ‘repeatedly’ to clear background apps etc.
There is a ‘Supersnap’ mode in the Quick app toggle which gives you the option to choose the type of screenshots you want to take, like a long scrollable screenshot, multi-shape screenshot (heart, circular, splash and more), a standard screenshot and a screen recording mode. The long scrollable screenshot works out well and you can even add graffiti to it. Apart from this, the UI offers touch gestures to lock the screen, take a screenshot or wake up the screen when it is turned off. Surprisingly, the UI on the Nubia M2 Lite doesn’t come with built-in theme engine. Although, there are few customization options, like tweaking the backlit capacitive buttons, the absence of themes might be a letdown for those who like to see different skins on their devices.