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The big­gest chal­lenge one faces with the An­droid smart­phones to­day is the av­er­age bat­tery life that hardly lasts a day be­tween charges. Salora, with its first An­droid of­fer­ing Power Maxx Z1, has packed in a huge 3200 mAh bat­tery to ad­dress this is­sue and find a USP.

Usu­ally, huge bat­ter­ies and sleek smart­phones don’t go hand-in-hand. But Salora has man­aged to make the Power Maxx Z1 look good de­spite its ex­tra large bat­tery. The all-black de­sign has a brushed metal fin­ish around the dis­play with a tex­tured back. The 4.5inch touch dis­play has a 960 x 540 pixel res­o­lu­tion with rich colours and ex­cel­lent view­ing an­gles.

The Z1 comes with a 1GHz dual-core pro­ces­sor. While it was okay while brows­ing the web, check­ing emails and down­load­ing apps, the de­vice slowed down when mul­ti­ple apps were run­ning in the back­ground. It han­dled ba­sic gam­ing with ease but is not meant for heavy graphic games.

There is a 8MP rear cam­era, but it is noth­ing to write home about. The re­sults lacked bright­ness and was de­void of. How­ever, the sound out­put was loud and im­pres­sive. The bat­tery, which can last more than two days with con­stant web con­nec­tiv­ity and call­ing, is un­doubt­edly the best fea­ture of this phone.

—BY NIDHI SINGAL

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