Swipe Elite Note

price Rs. 6,990 onwards | launch May, 2016
magic score ?
52.7
average value for money
our verdict: avoid
ranked
#154
of 487 phones in Rs. 5,000 - 10,000

PhoneCurry Editor's Note

summarizing opinion across 1 expert review

What We Liked

  • 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
  • Decent 5.5-inch IPS display with DragonTrail glass protection and good viewing angles (sunlight legibility could be better though)
  • 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
  • Good battery life - a full charge easily lasts a whole day
  • Good call quality
  • Good loudspeaker output
  • Comes with an IR transceiver, that can act as a universal remote

What We Didn't

  • 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)
  • Weak performance, with random lags, as well as occasional UI crashes
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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

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Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 5.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 267 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • 2.5D Curved Glass Display
  • Scratch Resistant (Asahi Dragontrail Glass)
  • ViDi Touch Display
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
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App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
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  • IR Blaster
  • USB On-The-Go
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