After witnessing marquee events such as MWC 2016, the month of February gave us a peek into what the future might hold for smartphone consumers. We saw OEMs mustering every ounce of innovation to grab the average consumer’s attention. It was more about quality than quantity this month of the year and we are not complaining. Everything ranging from Huawei’s ‘no compromise’ smartphone to the self-proclaimed indestructible Moto X Force, came to Indian shores as well. If you missed out these delights we were treated with in the month of February, then we’ve got you covered.
Along with the LeEco Le Max came its younger brother – the LeEco Le 1s, which focussed on giving more for less. The smartphone features a 5.5-inch 1080p display powered by a MediaTek Helio X10 Octa-Core CPU backed up by 3GB of RAM along with 32GB storage. Coming to shooting prowess, the phone utilises a 13MP primary camera going along with the 8MP front-facing snapper which are capable of producing some decentcaptures. Fortunately for us, the phablet doesn’t stop there, as another highlight of the smartphone is the USB Type-C port with fast charging and a mirror-plated fingerprint sensor below the camera module.
The Intex Cloud Crystal 2.5D is an affordable smartphone featuring a 5-inch 720p IPS display, and powered by a 1GHz Quad-Core CPU which is coupled with an impressive 3GB of RAM. It comes with 16GB of expandable memory. For cameras, it sports a 8MP primary shooter along with a 2MP snapper. The device is fuelled by a 2,200mAh battery.
This wallet-friendly smartphone features a 5-inch 720p IPS LCD panel and is powered by a MediaTek MT6735P Quad-Core CPU with 2GB of RAM and 16GB expandable storage. Coming to the device’s shooting capabilities, it offers a 13MP rear camera sensor with a 5MP front-facing shooter. The main selling point of the phone is the massive 4,000 mAh battery pack, boasting over 600 hours of standby time.
This latest offering from the Chinese manufacturer is being touted as the ‘No-compromise’ device. The handset features a vibrant 5.5 inch 1080p IPS LCD display with the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 as the SoC of choice. The device comes packed with 16GB storage. As for the cameras, it packs a 13MP f/2.0 rear-facing sensor tied with a 5MP f/2.4 front-facing unit.
The Honor 5X ensures a long-lasting performance with its 3,000 mAh battery pack. All of this, in the end, is wrapped in a beautiful metal unibody design which includes a fingerprint sensor at the back.
This month witnessed the launch of yet another smartphone by Gionee dubbed the S6. The device features a 720p 5.5 inch AMOLED display with the MediaTek MT6753 Octa-Core CPU for brains. The Gionee S6 goes with 3GB of RAM married with 32GB of onboard storage. This mid-ranger from Gionee chooses a 13MP sensor as its rear-facing shooter which is paired with a 5MP front-facing camera. In terms of battery expectancy, the device scores rather well with its 3,150mAh battery, which is more than enough for all the specifications it provides.
Motorola decided to bring over another variant of their Moto X line to India, dubbed the Moto X Force (known as the Droid Turbo 2 in the US). The handset sports a shatterproof 5.4-inch AMOLED QHD screen, and is powered by the high-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC, aided by 3GB of RAM along with 32 / 64GB ROM options. The latest variant of the Moto X line utilises a 21MP rear-facing camera coupled with a 5MP front facing shooter. All of this is ultimately fuelled by a heavy 3,760mAh battery pack.
LeEco made quite an impression on us at the unveiling of their first smartphone dubbed the LeEco Le Max. The phablet boasts of some beastly specifications including a 6.33-inch QHD display, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC which is supported by a healthy 4GB of RAM along with 64GB of in-built memory. At the core, the LeEco Le Max holds an impressive 3,400mAh battery which is built to last. In terms of shooting prowess, the device comes packed with a 21MP rear-facing camera knitted with a 4 ‘Ultrapixel’ front facing shooter.