In the month of September 2018, BLU announced the Grand M2 2018 smartphone. Please note: This should not be confused with BLU Grand M2. The display is nice and so is the design but users are complaining about the storage and connectivity issues. There are those who believe that it is too expensive for the performance it delivers.
Simply put, if you’re the type that wants above-par experience with your smartphone, BLU Grand M2 2018 is not for you. So, let’s take a look at full specifications of Grand M2 2018 and see what in it is desirable and undesirable.
Design and Display of BLU Grand M2 2018
Body dimensions for BLU Grand M2 2018 is 144.9 x 72.1 x 9.4 mm. It weighs 160 grams. The display type is IPS LCD capacitive touch screen of 16 million colors. Screen size is 5.2 inches with 71.4 screen to body ratio. The resolution found in the display is 720 x 1280 pixels, having 16:9 ratio and 282 ppi density.
All the afore-mentioned tells us not to expect much from this BLU product. However, it is multi-touch capable and comes in black, blue, and gold colors.
Camera department in this device is also minimal. There is the 8 MP single main camera to the rear. It comes with LED flash capabilities. The video performance is 1080p@30fps. For the single front or selfie camera, there is 5 MP which is also accompanied by LED flash feature.
BLU Grand M2 2018 Hardware and Software
BLU Grand M2 2018 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition. The primary chipset in operation here is MediaTek MT6580 (28 nm). Accordingly, the CPU is Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7. This should have been double but there’s no need because the makeup of this Grand M2 2018 does not require much stress.
For the GPU department, there is the Mali-400MP2 which enables smooth graphic works.
There is internal memory 1GB of RAM. You would hate this if you are a die-hard apps, music, movies, and games downloader. However, there are two variants when it comes to the internal storage. One is 8GB, while the other is 16GB. The user can increase space with microSD card up to 64GB.
Network and Connectivity in Grand M2 2018
This is another depressing area for owners of the BLU product. There’s no provision for 4G internet network. They get 2G GSM and 3G HSPA. These come with other normal provisions such as Wi-Fi, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, A-GPS, FM radio, microUSB 2.0. No NFC whatsoever. But comes with all the commons expected in a smartphone.
A non-removable Li-Po 2600 mAh battery provides backup for the device all day without needing any charging. Accordingly, there is stand-by time of up to 725 hours in 2G, and 625 hours in 3G. Talk time is up to 22 hours in 2G, and up to 16 hours in 3G. These seem okay.
Price and Availability
The price of Grand M2 2018 is AED 297 for those living in UAE. Elsewhere, it sells for 124 USD. For availability, the device was announced was announced in September and released in October 2018 and is already being shipped in some countries.
Will You Use It?
I guess it depends. If you know what type of stuffs you will be doing with your smartphone that should tell you what to buy. the predominant negative issues in this product is the space problem, and the network without 4G.