Ziox Mobiles which is a part of Sun Airvoice Pvt. Ltd. started its operations in 2015. The company has its headquarters in New Delhi. The company is gaining popularity at a very good pace. It has launched a new 4G enabled affordable handset for the Indian market. Dubbed as Ziox Astra Metal 4G, the phone is available at the price of Rs.5553/-. The phone comes with 21 regional language support which makes it even more desirable as India is moving towards digital revolution.
Features of Ziox Astra Metal 4G
The phone comes with 5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display with HD resolution at 1280 x 720 pixels. It gives the pixel density of 294 ppi and supports multi-touch as well.
Processor and memory
The Ziox Astra Metal 4G packs quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz. It comes with 1 GB RAM and 8 GB internal storage. You can expand the memory capacity up 32 GB by using a microSD card. It has to be noted that OS and pre-loaded apps consume around 3.5 GB of the internal storage capacity. You will have only 4.5 GB out of 8 GB for storing apps, games, media files and documents. Other than the microSD card, you can get additional space by using cloud storage like Google Drive and Dropbox.
As the phone belongs to the affordable budget phone category, you should not expect much on the camera front. Ziox Astra Metal 4G packs a 5MP rear and 2MP front camera. The rear camera comes with LED flash module which also acts as a light source in case emergency. It supports features like auto focus, HDR, and panorama. Both front and rear cameras can shoot videos at 720p, but the overall quality of the video is just okay.
On the communication front, the phone has Dual SIM support and can connect to 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE bands. Ziox Astra Metal 4G uses EDGE, GPRS and LTE networks for mobile Internet. You can use the phone as a hotspot for sharing mobile internet as well. The phone also has other connectivity options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. It uses microUSB 2.0 for wired connectivity and charging.
The Ziox Astra Metal 4G runs on Android 6.0 marshmallow. It comes with non-removable 3000 mAh battery which is good enough for 12-18 hours of talk time and 250 hours of standby time. It has multiple sensors like accelerometer, proximity, and compass for better user control. The phone packs 3.5mm audio jack with FM radio support.
After the launch of Reliance Jio in Sept 2016, the demand for 4G phones suddenly increased. Other telecom companies also reduced the price of 4G across India. As of now, there are many companies which are producing budget 4G phones in India. The Indian companies like Intex, Ziox, Micromax and Zen are competing with international players like Lenovo, Xiaomi, and Samsung. The price war between telecom companies over the price of 4G connectivity has ripple effects in the mobile industry as well. The new affordable phone by Ziox will definitely gain new customers for the company.