If you’re a regular Pricebaba Daily reader, you must be knowing how companies like Intex and Lava are introducing entry-level (sub-Rs 5K) phones these days. Intex alone has come up with half a dozen affordable handsets in the last few weeks. Frankly speaking, I just don’t understand companies’ logic behind offering phones with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory. Sure the price is one of the key factors involved in here, but it makes no sense for anyone to pay Rs 4K and get 512MB of RAM wherein shelling out a thousand bucks extra will get them around twice or sometimes even thrice the size of RAM and built-in storage.
Gone are the days when using “this entry-level smartphone is ideal for first-time Android users” was standard. Because the only target consumers back then were feature phone users, so they could shift to smartphones. But the kind of specs they get for making this shift are not considered “OK” or classic Indian “chalta hai” by today’s standards. Unfortunately, the kind of points I am making in this story means nothing to some handset makers like Swipe and Intex (read how annoying it was for me to review the Intex Aqua 4.0 4G).
Swipe, on the other hand, just launched its latest affordable Konnect Neo 4G smartphone at Rs 2,999. It, thankfully, comes with VoLTE. Hence if you have a Jio SIM, be assured that it will work seamlessly with this handset. Specs-wise, it has a 4-inch 480p display, 1.5GHz quad-core processor, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. For photography, it packs a 5-megapixel rear camera and 1.3-megapixel selfie camera. The phone packs 512MB RAM and 4GB internal memory, which isn’t worth talking about, to be honest.
The good part, however, it has a dedicated memory card slot for storage expandability up to 32GB, which is commendable. It packs a 2,000mAh battery in addition to the standard set of connectivity options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, Micro USB, and 3.5mm audio jack. The Swipe Konnect Neo 4G comes with black colour and goes on sale exclusively on Shopclues.
Specifications of the Swipe Konnect Neo 4G
|Memory||4GB (Expandable Up To 32GB)|
|Camera||5MP Rear / 1.3MP Front|
|Operating System||Android 6.0 Marshmallow|