My experience with this device.
03 Mar 2013
Reviewed On: flipkart.com
Overall: Below are the points that I can summarize after about 10 days of usage:-nn- The built quality is very nice, although the power/lock-unlock button is placed above the volume rocker and is very close to it. This makes it a bit uncomfortable to use. And speaking of looks, it looks like a mixture of S3 and HTC. Looks very premium!! Built quality and looks- 9/10nn- The recent apps screen doesnt have a "close all" button.nn- The battery performance is very good! The 2100mah battery performs as it should. The standby time is outstanding. A whole day with around 15 minutes of talking on phone and doing nothing else consumed 18% of battery. Charging is a bit slow, though. Battery- 9/10nn- The Antutu benchmark score came out to be 5810. Which was okay..nn- The phone is a smooth performer. As I have purchased this device for my dad, it will not be used for heavy gaming or other heavy tasks, but, the phone gives an overall buttery-smooth performance, Courtesy, Android 4.1.1, Jelly Bean! Nova launcher enhances the experience further... UI- 9/10nn- Speaking of the display, I dont think that it is an IPS panel, as the viewing angles are average. The display has nothing great to write about. The color reproduction is average too. But, the light sensor works great and adjusts the display brightness as soon as the light conditions change. Text is pretty much readable too. Thats why, I will give a 7.5 out of 10 to display as it is not bad at all.nn- Speaker also is on the quieter side. You will often find yourself setting the volume to maximum in certain speaker-dependent apps. Its a 6/10nn- The camera is a decent performer. It captures usable 8mp snaps in daylight. It can record 720p videos and can also take images while recording videos. Indoor images and videos dont turn up quite good as the amount of noise that creeps in is high. Camera- 7.5/10nn- Speaking of in-ear sound, the device is capable of delivering quality sound in headphones, but forget about quality when you are listening to music in the shipped pair of headphones. They are of a cheap quality and are good only for making voice calls. I'll still give a 8 on 10 to sound as the music sounded great on my samsung headphones.nn- There is no wi-fi direct support in the device, although bluetooth and wi-fi tethering is supported.nn- A few goodies like vibrating when the other person has picked up a call, and in-built call recording makes it a good deal, considering the price point.nn- On a final note, I would say that this phone has nothing wrong. For a price of around 9k, its a great buy, as you get to experience a lag-free Jelly Bean performance with this Celkon!nnCheck out my video review- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClAsrL_nTbM
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