Swipe Elite Note 

price₹ 5,499 onwards

launchMay, 2016

14.5

excellence score

53.7

value for money score

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Design

  • Very good build quality with a magnesium alloy body
  • The removable rear panel has a soft sandpaper finish - this gives the phone a stylish look, and also provides a good grip
  • Feels a little bulky to carry around, when compared to phablets like Le 1s or Redmi Note 3 (both of which have full metal unibody designs)

Display

  • Decent 5.5-inch IPS display with DragonTrail glass protection and good viewing angles (sunlight legibility could be better though)

Software

  • Weak performance, with random lags, as well as occasional UI crashes
  • The UI is bloatware-ridden - comes preloaded with 10 different junk apps and none of them can be uninstalled - not only does this hamper the phone's usage, it also ruins the overall user experience

Camera

  • Decent primary camera - manages to take photos with good details and low noise in daylight as well as indoors - though colours are slightly washed out
  • Below average front camera - there is a lot of visible noise in all selfies and it also suffers from lots of shutter lag
  • Average video recording quality - suffers from lack of detail, as well as random visible artifacts

Audio

  • Good call quality
  • Good loudspeaker output

Battery

  • Good battery life - a full charge easily lasts a whole day

More

  • Comes with an IR transceiver, that can act as a universal remote
  • Tends to overheat quickly (within 10 minutes of gaming, it pops up a `battery is overheated' error and suggests that you shut down the phone)

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Swipe Elite Note Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 5.0 Lollipop
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 267 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • 2.5D Curved Glass Display
  • ViDi Touch Display
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Asahi Dragontrail Glass
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Light Sensor
  • G-Sensor
Processor/RAM
Processor1.3 GHz, Quad Core, MediaTek MT6735
GPUMali-T720
RAM3 GB
Memory
Internal Memory16 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 32 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Battery Standby432 hrs
Battery Talktime14.00 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)12.00 hrs
Dimensions
Weight194 gm
Thickness8.4 mm
Camera
Camera13.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • Sony Sensor
  • F/3.2 Aperture
Secondary Camera5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • 88 Degree Wide Angle Lens
  • F/2.8 Aperture
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
More
  • IR Blaster
  • USB On-The-Go

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