Elephone M2 unboxing and hands on video

Elephone have sent over their most luxurious phone to date for us to review. Keep reading to watch the Elephone M2 unboxing and hands on video.

This past 12 months has seen phone maker design and develop phones that are more about looks and style than pure horsepower. Examples include the Oppo R7, Xiaomi Mi Note, OnePlus X, etc but it isn’t only the large brands that are making phones like this, Bluboo, Cubot, and even Elephone offer phones with a focus on design over hardware.

A few weeks ago we reviewed the Elephone M1, the most affordable phone of the current ‘M’ series, and now we have the chance to review the more upmarket model, the Elephone M2.

Right out of the box you can see the difference in build quality between the Elephone M1 and Elephone M1. It is obvious that the slightly more expensive M2 is made to higher tolerances, not only can you see the difference but you can feel it too.

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The Elephone M2 is made of a single chunk of alloy. The CNC machined body feels much sturdier than the M1, the body is firm and solid in the hand and all components fit amazingly well. This is probably the best made Elephone to date.

Standout features on the Elephone M2 include the 5.5-inch FHD 1920 x 1080 display, it looks really clear and is a very responsive panel, fingerprint scanner, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, 2600mAh battery, and the overall build quality.

Details that don’t quite make the mark so far are the dual external speakers, they sound cheap in comparison to the high-quality look of the device, the slightly inaccurate fingerprint scanner, and the slow camera focus speed.

Still the Elephone M2 isn’t an expensive phone, the standard RRP is $199.99, but we don’t imagine many people will spend that much as every Wednesday the phone can be purchased at only $149.99, and for that price the M2 is a solid phone.

Keep posted for our full Elephone M2 review coming next week.

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Next Update: Elephone M2 to get Flyme 4.5 on 30th November


  1. Young
    November 17, 2015

    Another rubbish from Elephone. Who in his right sense will buy this phone 199 USD.

    • Joel Adames
      November 17, 2015

      Andi seems really impressed by the build quality and design so i wouldn’t call it rubbish. then again most resellers have it about usd$150 so at that price point if camera is just ok, and audio is merely decent, is well spent money. IMHO.

      • Josef Izchaki
        November 18, 2015

        Totally agree, this is why i bought this phone. It’s getting it that seems to be a hard task I ‘m replacing an LG G3 with the M2 so here’s hoping.

  2. Joel Adames
    November 17, 2015

    Hi Andi… at some point it looks like the fingerprint reader will Awke+Unlock by only placing your finger on it without pushing it down. Can you try more and confirm?
    then also, is this one having 2 speakers for real and not just one sided mockup?

  3. Joel Adames
    November 17, 2015

    ((( I think that elephone is kicking and kicking trying to get something great going on, that button/app for reporting bugs and stuff is really somthing that IF, IF, IF!!! well implemented and paid attention to, could give them the much nedded back up for updates that they need. then they would only need to try and fix their times for releasing phones,,, as with the VOWNEY.

  4. Roberto Tomás
    November 17, 2015

    I think it is a MT6753 1.5Ghz

  5. MaxPower
    November 17, 2015

    did they really sell it for $149 on Wednesdays and $199 the rest of the week?
    What’s the logic behind it?

    Balcobomber to the rescue please?

    • Steve B
      November 20, 2015

      Seems the trend, I’ve picked up a couple of phones recently on 1 day repeated sales. Limited quantities, but also not that well advertised, so ignorance and marketing PR sells them the rest of the time. Probably just gets their numbers up and produces some word of mouth.

  6. Rezneck
    November 18, 2015

    For 150$ i think it’s really good value for the money 🙂

  7. Max
    November 18, 2015

    2600mah for 5,5″ FHD? ridiculous!

  8. Eric
    November 18, 2015

    Infocus M810 for $150 still much better

    • Josef Izchaki
      November 19, 2015

      You’re joking right? The infocus is a 2GB Ram 16 Rom with Android KitKat and is like a year old.

  9. Ana
    November 20, 2015

    Elephone M2 or Letv 1s? Wich one is better choice?

    • Josef Izchaki
      December 7, 2015

      I wonder if you decided? I am sitting for the past 3 hours to make a final decision and still didn’t, lol. I think i am leaning towards the M2 as there is Google play installed. No Chnese apps, and i like their solution for the app drawer with ELE ui. And there is a price difference as well. Lastly the reviews i have seen so far for the m2 are pretty good.

  10. Josef Izchaki
    November 25, 2015

    Andi how’s the battery life? When will you have the full review?

  11. Eric
    December 4, 2015

    Did anyone get their phone yet?

    • Josef Izchaki
      December 17, 2015

      Look up please.

  12. Asif
    December 7, 2015

    Hi, Anyone using M2, can you please share a downside of going for M2, as i am about to purchase one soon, or suggest an alternative (From the Chinese manufacturers) with the same specifications and budget.

    • Josef Izchaki
      December 17, 2015

      Just got the phone it replaced the Lg G3, and it is better in every way! It is so well built! The phone is fast and fluid to work with, battery lasts me the whole day and i use my phone a lot i’d say. I talk on the phone usually over 2 hours a day, use the alarm constatly, have reminders, email, whatsapp,hangouts,texting,browsing,google searches. The only i don’t do on the phone is play games or listen to music. But this is a very nice surprise for me as i read so many bad things about Elephone and this really put a huge checkmark for me next to their name. As of this moment it is more then likely my next phone will be an Elephone too.

      • Asif
        December 20, 2015

        Thanks Josef, already ordered, waiting for delivery 🙂

        • Josef Izchaki
          December 20, 2015