CREO Mark 1

price Rs. 13,999 onwards launch Apr, 2016
current magic score ?
77.2
verdict BUY
very good value-for-money
currently ranked
#18
of 146 phones in Rs. 10,000 - 15,000

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 9 expert review(s)

WHAT WE LIKED
  • Looks classy with an all-black glass front and back (Gorilla Glass 3), a grey aluminum frame, and rounded side buttons
  • Good build quality
  • Sharp, vivid display
  • Creo's Fuel OS skin on top of Android is the main highlight of the phone, and offers a number of thoughtful features over the basic Android interface - including Sense (all-phone search), Echo (answering machine), Retriever (security app), easy notification blocking, and a smarter SMS app with spam control
  • Even with these additional features the overall UI is simple and easy, and doesn't take long to get a hang of
  • The other USP of the device is the monthly software updates that will keep adding on new features, and improving existing ones, using a direct feedback loop with Creo's customers - so you might see the phone getting better with age
  • Decent camera performance with nice add-on features like Live images and 3D Photos/Selfies (although low light performance is lacking a bit)
  • Good call quality, with intelligent noise cancellation

WHAT WE DIDN'T
  • Bulky form factor, at 190 grams
  • The glossy front and back are fingerprint magnets
  • Performance is decent overall, but a step behind the well performing phones in this price range
  • Average battery life
  • The Fuel OS UI has some occasional bugs (which should hopefully sort out over time, with the regular updates)

9 expert review(s)


video review

source: @Gogi Rana
OS
Smartphone OSAndroid 5.1
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution1440x2560 pixels (~ 534 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • LCD
  • Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall Sensor
Processor/RAM
Processor1.95 GHz, Octa Core, MediaTek Helio X10
GPUPowerVR G6200
RAM3 GB
Memory
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3100 mAh
Dimensions
Weight190 gm
Thickness8.7 mm
Camera
Camera21.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • Phase Detection Auto-Focus
  • Dual Tone LED flash
  • 120 FPS Slo Mo in Full HD (1080p)
  • Advanced Noise Reduction
  • F2.0 lens
Secondary Camera8.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • 86 degrees of Field of View
  • Full HD Video Recording
  • F/2.0 lens
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • Sense (lets you find anything on your phone - buried settings, contacts, or downloaded files)
  • Retriever (automatically triggers alerts to your Email ID anytime a new SIM is inserted in phone)
  • Echo (answers your calls for you when you can't)
  • Messaging (sorts your messages into sensible categories)
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
brand rating
3.50/5
(Good)
average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand in the last 12 months
brand perception
Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
N/A
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys