Updated on:Dec 05, 2016
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Worth every Penny
Overall User Rating (4.4 Out of 5 based on 1,531 ratings)
Overall: I got the phone two weeks after the Order date. Thanks to Flipkart's excuses of the Big Billion day and the huge logistics rush.nnI'd like to deep dive into the Con's first and the Pro's will follow:nnAlert: If # 4&6 of the Con's matter to you, don't buy this device. nnCon's:n1. Heats up a bit in normal usage @ times(I'd call this warm while most android users wouldn't)- The solution would be to Change the Power Saving Setting to Smart instead of Performance.n2. The Phone Seemed to lag a bit at the start, first two days. I don't face this issue anymore.n3. The battery did not last a 9 hrs with moderate usage after the first charge but I discovered that it lasts well over one day after 5-6 Charging Cyclesn4. The Back Panel feels a bit slippery- Needs some careful handling- I'd recommend a good Silicone cover.n5. I faced some issues with Whatsapp Notifications being displayed when Whatsapp is killed- Found a solution for this on XDA Developers.n6. The Model sold in India comes with a single SIM when compared to the one sold elsewhere (UK/Rest of the world) which comes with a dual Sim + NFC (Yes, No NFC is available and it isn't really necessary I feel)n7. There isn't an inbuilt equalizer in the Stock Music App yet the quality of the sound output is Amazing (This should have been in the Pros but I'm just setting the context for the best features to follow :-D)nnPros: (Best @ the Last)n1.Superior Build Quality- Feels premium, great design and the curved edges(like the one on iPhone 4s) make it look amazing. n2.The Screen is a killer- Makes an instant impression for itself. Flawless and appealing. Great Viewing Angles and good Visibility in Sunlight.n3.The Main 20 Mp Camera does an exceedingly good job and comes with a Sapphire Glass coating (IT is more Scratch resistant than a Gorilla Glass). Has great photo modes (Panorama, Good Food, Beautify to name a few..) and Video modes like Time LApse, Slow Motion, Normal with a lot off effects. The Aperture f2.0 lens help click great shots.n4. Comes with a Scratch guard installed- You needn't run to a shop to get it stuck and No bubbles whatsoever. Very Precisely stuck.n5. Voice Wakeup: Although not a very mature feature, helps place call, find the misplaced phone etc.n6. The UI looks flawless with no App Drawer. Zooming in on the screen brings up Hidden Apps where we can hide apps from the main screen. n7. The Selfie Camera: The best camera I have encountered on a device. Can be shot by simple tap on the scree/Volume button and touching the Finger print Sensor. n8. Gestures/Motions: Enable easier usage of the devices, Supports drawing letters to open Apps. Swipe up, Swipe down on the finger print sensor which acts as a soft touch input., double tap on screen and much more. n9. IR Blaster (The Remote Controller): Easy to configure. Supports most of my devices @ home. n10. Sound Output: Eventhough the speakers are only above average, the sound output from the device produces well refine bass that creates a great listening experience.n11. Customizable Function Key: One of the best features thats unavailable in a lot of premium phones. Lets open different apps/action for the three functions (Single Press, Double Press and Long Press)n12. The Killer Fingerprint sensor: The best Sensor by far on a phone. No need to press. A gentle touch on the sensor that is so ergonomically placed unlocks your phone. The Fingerprint sensor is quick. Go ahead and compare it with the iPhone's/Samsung's/One Plus 2's. Will win head on.nnMy Conclusion: If you have a budget of ~22k, go for this phone if convinced. You will be amazed by the Build quality, the Vibrant Gorilla Display, Front and Rear Cameras, the smart design and the Finger print sensor for this Price. A great Value for money.