The Best HD Smartphone in Minimum Price
27 Apr 2014
Reviewed On: flipkart.com
Overall: I have been using this phone for more than 2 weeks. First of all many thanks to Zen for offering this awesome budget smartphone to the smartphone lovers with all the latest specs you wanna have in your smartphone. nnZen Ultrafone 701HD has slight edge over its closest competitor, another popular Indian branded HD smartphone that stormed Indian market in 2013. I guess you understand which one I'm talking about. Zen Ultrafone 701HD not only cost 3-4k less than the other phone I mentioned above but also have a 3.2MP front camera which is just 2MP on the other phone and Ultrafone comes with some good quality free accessories including the flipcover and an extra rear panel within the box, which also not available with the other phone.nLet's get to the pros and cons one by one.nnPros:nn1> CPU: 1.2 GHz Quadcore MediaTech 6589 Processor, which is one of the best in recent times.nn2> GPU: PowerVR SGX 544, which can handle any graphic intensive games and supports 1080P(Full HD) video playback.nn3> RAM: 1GB, which makes the phone fast and it never hangs because it always has enough free RAM left so you can run many apps at a time. Internal memory is 4GB, in which .98GB is used for apps installation and 1.72GB is available as phone storage. External storage is expandable upto 32GB.nn4> The phone comes with an Apk Installer and also have "Preferred Install Location" option available, so you can install the apps and games directly to the sd card.n[P.S: the 4th point I mentioned above is an important one because in many smartphone including the high end ones don't have this option available and being unaware of that some users choose those phones which leave them stranded with limited internal memory and they can't install the large games or apps due to lack of space.]nn5> 5" IPS screen with HD(1280*720p) resolution and 16.7M color depth.nn6> Camera: both the front(3.2MP) and rear(8MP) camera is pretty good quality. 8MP rear camera comes with Autofocus and BSI Sensor.nn7> This phone can handle all the graphic intensive games like N.O.V.A 3, Asphalt 8 etc. due to its good hardware configuration. So it's another USP of this phone which might attract the highend gamers.nn8> The phone comes with good quality noise cancellation earphone, a premium quality flipcover and an extra white rear panel within the box. So after installing the flip cover you still have 2 spare rear panels.nn9> 3G+2G SIM slot, Wifi Hotspot tethering and a high speed internet surfing.nnCons:nn1> Speaker is not loud at all and sound quality could have been better. But you can't really complain for what you are getting in this price range.nnConclusion: If you are looking for an Indian branded decent quality budget HD smartphone, this is the best one. Let me tell you if you are eyeing for other popular Indian branded smartphones with an extra 3-4k, then it's not worth it. Because all the Indian brands are providing more or less the same hardware configuration and when it comes to after sales service, this is another area where Indian brands don't differ at all. So if you are concerned about the after sales service I'll recommend you to go for the non-Indian high end brands. But if you are not too nosy and prefer specs over brands, then you will love this phone.
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