MySaga M2 is a quad core handset powered by MT6589T processor running android Jelly bean OS with 1GB RAM and 16GB storage. This handset comes with 5 inch IPS touch screen with full HD resolution.
The box pack includes the handset, battery of 2100 mAh capacity, power adapter, data cable, earphone, warranty card and user manual.
Design, Display and OS
The MySaga M2 weighs 147 grams with battery. The length is 140.01mm, thickness is 9.10mm and breadth is 70.87mm. The rear side is black color with matte finish, comfortable to hold and gives a premium feel (Very good build quality and finishing). The front side (body/touchscreen) is black color that gives it an elegant look when the handset is switched off – the touch buttons are hardly visible, unless they lighten up.
It is a dual SIM handset with dual standby mode. There is a micro SD card slot that can house an external card of up to 64GB capacity. The IPS screen is 5 inches and comes with a factory fitted screen guard. The screen resolution is FHD (1920×1080 pixels) with 16M colors. No issues with the touch, it’s smooth and responsive. Color reproduction and viewing angles are very good. There are Accelerometer, light, proximity, gyro and magnetic sensors. This handset runs on Android 4.2.1.
Memory and Storage
MySaga M2 comes with 1GB RAM and 16GB storage. On first boot free RAM is 466 MB, 3.89 GB free internal storage for apps and available phone storage is 9.78GB. OTG is not supported.
Inside the Hood, Performance and Benchmark
The M2 comes powered by MT6589T MediaTek quad core processor clocked at 1.5GHz coupled with PowerVR SGX 544MP GPU. The performance is good and smooth. Because of high screen resolution the FPS is low.
- Quadrant Benchmark : 4747.
- Antutu Benchmark : 15546.
- Vellamo Benchmark : HTML5 – 1577, Metal – 597.
- Nenamark2 : 34.0fps.
- Epic Citadel : 44.6fps (High Performance mode) and 14.6fps (Ultra High Quality mode).
- Multi Touch : 5 point Multi Touch.
13MP rear camera + 8MP front camera
The rear camera in fact is 18MP Auto Focus (interpolated) and front camera is 12MP Auto Focus (interpolated) and not 13MP / 8MP as mentioned on the box pack. The quality is the same it is just the file size and resolution. The still images long shot are okay, close-ups are good, video quality in full HD resolution is better. The rear camera is with LED support, it can record videos in 1080p resolution. You can check the sample images at the end of this review.
Gaming and Entertainment
The handset can easily play full HD videos (1080p) in hardware or software mode. I tried Dead Trigger game in high graphics mode along with Asphalt 7 and Modern Combat 4. All of the games worked well. These games were installed on external SD card. Do check the gaming video. The game play was smooth but with mild lag. If you install the games on internal storage the performance will be even better.
Loudspeaker sound is very loud and clear. In call sound is loud and clear. The earphone that came with the handset doesn’t seem to fit well, it’s loose and you get mono output. I tried Samsung earphone and the results were the same. I then tried a Nokia earphone that worked pretty well, sound experience via Nokia earphone was really good.
I did not find any issues with 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. GPS also worked pretty well, got the first lock within 35 seconds.
2100 mAh battery
On a full charge the battery should easily last for over a day with moderate usage. I played few high end games for 23 minutes and battery level dropped to 10%, temperature rose to 37 degree.
MySaga M2 Verdict
The handset competes with Gionee Elife E5 and iBerry Auxus Nuclea N1, though Gionee and iBerry has an advantage, they have service centers in India. It is a good buy considering the specs and performance, however do note that the handset is not available in India. If you are more worried about after sales and would prefer service centers in India, better avoid this.
Where to Buy?
The MySaga can be bought online, you order it and get it delivered in India. For more details you can check the PandaWill website for shipping, payments and warranty.
MySaga M2 available for $244.99 (use SAVE15 coupon code).
MySaga M1 available for $146.99 (use SAVE12 coupon code).
MySaga M1 is with 1GB RAM, 4GB storage and powered by MT6589 @ 1.2GHz. Screen is 4.5 inches with HD resolution.
They also offer free shipping, but it’s better to pay extra and use Express Shipping Method for safe and faster delivery.
MySaga M2 review and unboxing video
Sample 1080p video recording