Nowadays dual-camera setup has become one of the biggest USPs of smartphones. From high-end flagships to budget-oriented smartphones, dual-camera smartphones have become very popular.
Another smartphone vendor, Swipe has joined the league of dual-camera smartphones by launching their new low-end budget smartphone the Elite X.
The smartphone has been priced at Rs. 3,999 and currently is the cheapest dual-camera smartphone that you can get in the smartphone market. So, if you are planning to buy this smartphone then please continue reading as in this post we are going to give a look at the top 7 things to know about the Swipe Elite X.
So, here are the top 7 things to know about the Swipe Elite X:-
#7. Still running on Nougat
One of the cons of this device is that it’s still running on Android 7.0 Nougat, if Swipe would have launched the product with at least the latest version Nougat i.e. 7.1.2, then it would have been proper. And given the fact that it’s a low-budget smartphone, the Elite X won’t be getting any future updates.
#6. FWVGA display
In order to stand out from the crowd, Swipe launched the Elite X with dual-camera at an unimaginable price, but almost cut the phone’s spec in every other department. Smartphones around this price range come with a full HD display having an LCD screen. Sadly, with the Elite X, you don’t get an LCD screen nor an HD display.
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As mentioned, Swipe did a lot of cuts to make the smartphone available at such a low price. As a result of it, the device gets a Spreadtrum processor which nowadays isn’t seen anymore, almost all low-budget smartphones mostly features a MediaTek MT67 series quad-core chipset.
As far as RAM and ROM are concerned, you get 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of ROM. Out of 1 Gigs of RAM, you get around 300 MB of free space, so this isn’t smartphone which someone who does a quite a lot of multitasking would be considering.
#4. Good battery life
One of the good things about the Swipe Elite X is that the device comes with a 3000 mAh battery, and with an FWGA display, the device will easily be able to last 1-2 days. And the battery you get with this device is removable.
#3. Dedicated micro SD card slot
Now for those of you are planning to buy this device, you’ll be glad to know that the Elite X does come with a dedicated micro SD card slot, so along with two SIMs, you’ll also be able to use a micro SD card simultaneously.
#2. Not meant for multitasking
The device comes with the full-fledged version of Android 7.0 Nougat, if Swipe could have waited for a while and launch the smartphone with Android Go, then the hardware would have been decent for both multitasking and gaming. But’s that not the reality, with only 300 MB of free space doing heavy multitasking on this device is not going to possible.
#1. Dual-camera works?
Well the main USP of the device is the dual-camera, but the dual camera really doesn’t help, if you think that the camera takes pictures in portrait mode, then you are going to be disappointed. The rear camera fails to focus on objects in front of it, even though, there is some blurry effect but it’s been done via software.
Overall, the smartphone could have come with better specs, especially in terms of hardware. As of now, Swipe does need to fix the dual-camera issue ASAP. If you are planning to buy a basic smartphone with 4G under 4000 then you can consider buying this device. As far as the camera is concerned, the Elite X isn’t the best option to go with.
|Pros and Cons|
✘ Still running on Android 7.0
✔Dedicated micro SD slot
✘ Dual-camera bokeh effect doesn’t work
✔No future updates
|Device name||Elite X|
|Release Date||March 2018|
|Colors available in||Black, Silver, Gold|
|Screen Size||5.0 inch|
|O.S & Hardware|
|Custom UI||Stock Android|
|Processor||1.3 GHz Quadcore-core|
|Internal memory||8 GB|
|Expandable memory||64 GB|
|Primary Camera||8 + 2 MP|
|Resolution||3000 x 4000 pixels|
|Secondary Camera||5 MP|
|Video||720p recording at @30fps|
|Features||LED flash,panorama,touch-focus, front flash
|USB||micro USB v 2.0|
|Audio Jack||Yes,3.5 mm stereo audio jack|
|Capacity||3000 mAh (Li-lon)|
|Store & Price|
|Rs 3,999 Click here to buy|