Entry level phones are shocking us with unique design and features
Bangalore, July 29 2019: In every Indian Premier League season, there are a couple of young players that stun us beyond belief. Someone like Sarfaraz Khan redefined 20-over batting by investing a backward scoop that left the world's most reputed bowlers in awe. In the bowling department, someone like Rashid Khan began spinning the white ball in angles that were mathematically impossible. In the battlefield of smart phones, there are similar players who stun us with that one aspect, which we fall in love with.
Take for instance, the recently launched Realme 3i. While the limelight was hogged by the Realme X, the 3i solves one problem that been plaguing Indian audiences since eternity -- fingerprint smudges on the back of a phone. With the 3i, Realme has redefined smart phone design by providing a matte finish, smudge free, diamond-cut design pattern, that makes the device stylish, yet sturdy. At an asking price of Rs. 7999 (3 GB + 32 GB) and Rs. 9999 (4 GB + 64 GB), just this one feature is enough to woo us. Of course, for a device that's powered by the Helio P90 processor, a 3230 mAH, and a 13 MP + 2 MP, and 13 MP camera configuration, a 6.2 inches dewdrop screen, and AI face and fingerprint unlock, it is anyway an impressive buy. But the fact that it solves a design and functionality problem, by adding a style element which makes the phone's back flaunt-worthy, makes you want to procure this phone.
Another example is the Infinix Hot 7 Pro. Branded the first below-10K 6GB phone, the device comes with an AI quad camera and a 4000 mAh battery, that promises 2 days of battery life. At Rs. 9999, the Hot 7 Pro is for those who are obsessed with specs and need at least 6 + 64 GB of space. While most brands have stuck to 2,3,4 for 8 GB for RAM space, Infinix joins a cozy club of 6 GB players that seem to have found takers in India, thanks to our content consumption frenzy. With a 13 MP + 2 MP dual rear camera and front selfie camera, the phone comes with features such as AI scene detection, customized image enhancements besides night photography modes. Between the Realme 3i and the INfinix HOt 7 Pro, you have the choice of two entry devices, one that woos you with design, and the other with specs. Take your pick! VISHNU ANAND