India based Comio has introduced two more smartphones into the very competitive budget smartphone segment dubbed as the S1 Lite and the C2 Lite. These smartphones are the toned down version of the Comio S1 and C2 which were launched last year. Let’s have a look at what these phones have to offer and how they differ from their predecessors.
Comio S1 Lite
This smartphone bears a decently sized 5-inch HD screen which has a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. This is an average display and most phones in this price range feature a similar screen. This offering does come layered with Corning Gorilla Glass protection so you can have some peace of mind as far as durability is concerned.
Speaking about its performance, the Comio S1 Lite is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. Although not a very powerful processor, the MT6737 can handle daily tasks with ease, provided heavy gaming isn’t a requirement for you. Multi-tasking shouldn’t be much of a hassle either but if you are someone who keeps more than 20 apps open in the background, it is likely to see some stutters every now and then.
In the camera department, the phone comes with two sets of cameras located on either side of the phone. The primary camera module located on the back comprises of a 13-megapixel sensor coupled with a dual-LED flash. Unfortunately, the rear camera is incapable of recording videos in Full HD and you will have to settle for 720p HD videos. On the front, the phone is integrated with a 5-megapixel wide angle lens that can help capture good selfies and even groupfies if that’s something you’d be interested in.
On the battery front, the phone packs in a 3050mAh battery unit that can last you through the day. This is largely owing to the fact that the battery has to power a mere HD processor and a low-power processor. Speaking of connectivity, the phone offers all the conventional solutions including 2G,3G, 4G with VoLTE, Bluetooth and WiFi. On the bottom, the phone features a microUSB port and a 3.5mm headphone jack. On the storage front, the phone ships with 32GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 128GB through a microSD card. Thankfully the SD card slot is a dedicated one, so you don’t have to choose between using the second SIM or expanding storage.
Comio C2 Lite
This is the cheaper sibling among the lot and is still a great contender in the budget smartphone segment. It comes with a similar 5-inch HD LCD display having a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Below the screen, the phone is also equipped with three capacitive keys for navigating through the interface. Being priced slightly lower, the company has cut corners when it comes to adding some extra protection to the screen, so you should be careful while using the phone.
On the performance side of things, the Comio C2 Lite features a quad-core MediaTek MT6737 SoC ticking at 1.3GHz. This is coupled together with a slightly lower 1.5GB of RAM. This may prove troublesome if you are someone who uses their phone for moderate to heavy multitasking.
In the optics department, the company has further trimmed it down. The rear-facing primary camera module comprises of an 8-megapixel sensor which is coupled with LED flash for slightly improved low-light photography. The selfie camera comprises of a 5-megapixel wide-angle sensor which is also coupled with a front-facing flash. This should ensure your face brightens up even in low light conditions.
Where the phone truly shines is in the battery department. It has a 3900mAh battery unit which can easily get you through a day, perhaps, even more, depending upon your usage. This is also largely due to the fact that it has a mere HD display and low-power processor to feed. Speaking of storage, it comes bundled with 16GB of internal memory which can be expanded up to 128GB through a microSD card slot. Fortunately, this phone also comes with a dedicated SD card slot so you can use two SIMs and expand storage simultaneously.
Here’s a quick spec comparison of both phones with their predecessors:
|Specifications||Comio S1||Comio S1 Lite||Comio C2||Comio C2 Lite|
|Display||5.2 inch||5 inch||5 inch||5 inch|
|Operating System||Android 7.0 Nougat||Android 7.0 Nougat||Android 7.0 Nougat||Android 7.0 Nougat|
|Price||Rs. 8,099||Rs. 7,499||Rs. 6,746||Rs. 5,999|
If you wish to compare these devices in greater detail, you can do so here as well.
That being said, after the launch of the Comio S1 Lite and the C2 Lite, the company has covered the budget smartphone segment very well. The devices, however, are still subject to tough competition from devices like the Redmi 5A, the Tenor D and even the Redmi Y1.