iVOOMi Innelo 1 

price₹ 5,249 onwards

launchSep, 2018

13.3

excellence score

48.8

value for money score

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2-Minute Review

Let's cut through the noise, and get to the crux of it. 3 Expert Reviews analysed and summarised by the PhoneCurry Editorial Team, in a short and sweet 2-minute review.

Design

  • Fairly slim, and light
  • The texture given to the plastic makes this phone look a bit cheap
  • The buttons placed on either side of the phone feel flimsy and there's a lot of play in the power button
  • The rear fingerprint sensor is accurate, but on the slow side
  • Face recognition is even slower - it doesn't work in low light, and at times, even under good light, it will fail to detect your face

Display

  • Fairly bright, 5.85-inch HD+ display
  • The auto-brightness setting isn't very accurate though, and indoors, you will often find the brightness to be a little higher than necessary
  • There's also a pretty wide notch on the top, due to which certain elements like the battery percentage are only visible when you pull down the notification shade
  • The Innelo 1 also has noticeably thick borders on all sides of the display, and a pretty large chin

Software

  • The custom SmartMe UI is pretty basic, and not as feature-rich as the competition
  • It also comes with a lot of preloaded third-party apps that can't be uninstalled, such as Amazon, NewsPoint and Gaana - even trial games are treated as system apps and can't be removed

Performance

  • Very mediocre performance, based on a weak MediaTek MT6737H quad-core CPU (similar to the now very old Snapdragon 410), and 2GB of RAM
  • There are lags when switch between apps, and at times even simple things like typing can feel laggy if you have many apps open in the background

Camera

  • Average rear 13-megapixel camera - colours are muted and details aren't very good - macro shots lack good sharpness and clarity - and there's no portrait shooting mode
  • Low light performance is even worse - focusing speeds dip drastically and it takes a good couple of seconds to lock focus - details are soft and there's there is visible noise and grain in dark regions of the photos
  • The front 5-megapixel camera is average too - capturing soft images under good light, and slightly grainy ones in low light
  • Video recording is mediocre too, with no stabilisation, and low framerate that varies depending on the available light - you are often left with blurry and unusable footage

Audio

  • Shockingly, there isn't any 3.5mm headphone socket on the phone - the Innelo 1 ships with a headset that has a Micro-USB plug - something you wouldn't have seen ship with any smartphone in recent memory - there isn't any Micro-USB-to-3.5mm dongle in the box either and the ones that are available online don't come cheap
  • Additionally, the bundled headset sounds terrible

Connectivity

  • The phone lacks a compass, which means you can't tell the direction you're facing in Google Maps

Memory

  • The 16GB of storage is pretty limiting too - you get roughly 8GB free for apps and other files, and that fills up quickly if you download bigger apps, like games - luckily there is an option to format a microSD card as part of the internal storage - but that will have lower read speeds, further degrading performance

Battery

  • Battery life is quite weak too - the 3000mAh battery struggles to last till night, with heavy usage

Verdict

  • The Innelo 1 is pretty hard to recommend at its price point - you would be much better off looking at the likes of Asus ZenFone Max M1 or even the Xiaomi Redmi 6A

Expert Reviews

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  1. iVoomi has completely missed the mark here...we recommend giving the Innelo 1 a miss
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. There are issues in almost every aspect of the phone
    economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
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iVOOMi Innelo 1 Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 8.1 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.86 inches
Screen Resolution720x1520 pixels (~ 287 pixels per inch)
Display TypeIPS LCD
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
NotchYes
Display Features
  • IPS LCD
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.3 GHz, Quad Core, MediaTek MT6737Ranked #102 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUMali-T720 MP2
RAM2 GB
Memory
Internal Memory16 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Dimensions
Weight155 gm
Thickness9 mm
Camera
Primary Camera13MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Secondary Camera5MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • 1.4um Pixel Size
  • 4P Lens
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes

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