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Smartron srt.phone has been launched in India at Rs 12,999 by the Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar backed IoT startup and it is all set to take on the ever so competitive mid-budget segment. Smartron srt.phone will go against the likes of Moto G, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 and Lenovo Z2 plus.
Last year, we witnessed the launch of t.phone from Smartron that was one of the best offerings of that time but it’s price tag never clicked with the buyers, despite the backing of Sachin Tendulkar branding. This time, with the srt.phone, where srt stands for Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, Smartron has played out aggressively big and the device doesn’t look anything less than a benchmark, considering the competition.
Is Smartron srt.phone the best there is just like Sachin Tendulkar? Let’s see.
Smartron srt.phone Specifications
- 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080) fullHD IPS LCD display with 2.5D curved glass, 401 ppi and Gorilla Glass 3 protection
- 1.8GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 SoC coupled with Adreno 510 GPU
- 4GB RAM, 32GB (Rs 12,999 ) and 64GB (Rs. 13,999) Internal Storage, unlimited storage with tronX platform.
- Android 7.1.1 Nougat with tronX suite of apps on top
- 13MP rear camera with PDAF, dual-LED flash and f/2.0 aperture
- 5MP front camera with wide-angle lens and f/2.2 aperture
- Fingerprint sensor on the rear panel
- 3000mAh battery with quick charge 2.0 support
- 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth, Micro-USB port, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, FM Radio, 3.5mm audio jack, GPS with A-GPS navigation support and USB type-C port.
- Colors: Black and Gray with an orange tint, coupled with separate special edition back covers with separate costs.
What’s Good in Smartron srt.phone
- 1.8GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 SoC coupled with Adreno 510 GPU, 4GB of RAM and unlimited external cloud storage is one of the best performance packages, you can ask for, in this category.
- Performance is optimal on Smartron srt.phone and what makes this device a performer is the fact that it handles gaming and multitasking with ease.
- The 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080) fullHD IPS LCD display is bright, offers good color balance and great outdoor visibility.
- Although the 13MP camera is not the best among the competition, it does the job for your social media profiles.
- Android 7.1.1 Nougat is a welcomed feature in this category.
- Smartron srt.phone comes with a removable back panel with a host of special edition back covers.
What’s Not So Good in Smartron srt.phone
- Smartron srt.phone doesn’t come with a uni-metal body and it may take some time to digest this.
- The 5MP front camera is not that great rather it’s just a gimmick, so do not expect much out of it. This clearly shows that the IoT startup has focused on making Smartron srt.phone a performance oriented smartphone rather than a camera centric one.
- Although users have an option of unlimited cloud storage, an additional microSD support could have been better.
- 3000mAh battery with quick charge 2.0 support just manages to provide juice for a day. But if you are a heavy user, you might end up using the charger twice in a single day.
The Smartron srt.phone is a performance oriented smartphone and is for those who are looking for a near stock android experience. Performance and good user experience go side by side in this smartphone. However, Camera is not the strongest point of Smartron srt.phone but it does the job.
Consumers looking for a great performer should have Smartron srt.phone on their list but those looking for selfie experience, should look somewhere else.
And, as for Sachin Tendulkar Fans, this is the closest thing you can buy that is inspired by the ‘God of Cricket’ himself.