The 4G price war in the telecom industry have opened new doors of opportunities for the mobile manufacturers as well. It is a well-known fact that the number of users who can only spare up to Rs.3000 to Rs.4000 for a smartphone is very high in India. Also, before the price war begun, the prices of 4G packs were too high for this section to afford. Due to these two reasons, the number of affordable 4G handsets was very low.
Now, all the major players in affordable handset section including Intex, Swipe, Micromax, Lyf, and Zen, etc. are coming up with some amazing affordable 4G handsets. To take control of some market share, the Indian brand Swipe Mobile has introduced a new phone. The Swipe Elite Star has 4G and VoLTE capabilities, and the MRP of the phone is just Rs.3333/-.
Features of Swipe Elite Star
The phone features a 4-inch WVGA touchscreen display with SD screen resolution. It comes with 2-finger multi-touch support, and the screen resolution is 800 x 480 pixels.
Processor and memory
The phone comes with a quad-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz. The company has not provided any information on the chipset in the description of the phone on its website. Apart from that, the phone also packs 1 GB RAM and 8 GB internal storage. Around 3.5 GB is consumed by the OS and the apps. The user can utilize remaining space for documents, pictures, videos and other files. There is an option to increase the internal storage to 32 GB via microSD cards. You can also use cloud-based services of Google Drive and Dropbox if you need additional space.
The phone comes with 5 MP rear camera with LED flash module. It supports features like auto focus, faced detection, HDR, and panorama. The phone also packs 1.3 MP front camera for selfies and video chat. However, the quality of the front camera will be too low. You should not expect a lot from the front camera. Both the cameras can shoot video at 480p resolution.
As mentioned above, the main selling point of the camera is the 4G connectivity and VoLTE support. It can also connect to 2G and 3G network. You can use the phone as a hotspot for sharing internet connection as well. The phone comes with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS connectivity as well. It has 3.5mm audio jack with Radio support. The phone uses microUSB 2.0 port for wired connectivity and charging.
The phone runs on Android 6.0 marshmallow based Indus OS. The Indus OS is India’s own operating system with regional language support. It comes with features like Indus Swipe, Words and Matra prediction, Indus Reader, Indus Messaging, Auto Correction and Hybrid Keyboard. The phone packs 2000 mAh battery. It has Proximity and G-sensor sensors for better control. The phone also has Gestures Support as well. The dimensions of the handset are 125.5 x 64.6 x 10.6 mm.
At a price of just Rs.3333/- this phone comes with some interesting features. If someone is looking for an affordable phone which can support social media apps and can provide 4G support with VoLTE at an affordable price, this phone can be very useful.