ITEL WISH A41

PCQuest - - CYBER MEDIA LABS - — Ashok Pandey ashokp@cy­ber­me­dia.co.in

itel mo­bile is con­tin­u­ously bring­ing bud­get de­vices in the In­dian mar­ket and its new ad­di­tion is itel Wish A41. It is a 4G VoLTE-en­abled smart­phone comes in three beau­ti­ful col­ors - Cham­pagne, Calx, and Rose Gold.

Build qual­ity: The phone is built with a solid plas­tic with tex­ture fin­ish at the back. I re­ceived the rose gold color for re­view, it looks and feels good while hold­ing in hands. It holds a 5-inch screen with large bezels on the top and bot­tom.

The vol­ume rocker and power but­tons are placed on the right side. Mi­croUSB is on the bot­tom panel and on the top, you can ac­cess 3.5mm jack. The phone has one ad­di­tional but­ton, placed at the back, which may make you be con­fused be­ing a fin­ger­print sen­sor, but it’s not. It is ad­di­tional ‘Smart Key’ that lets you click images, hang calls, ac­ti­vate torch and more.

Screen and Cam­era: Wish 41 boasts a 5-inch screen with a 480X854p res­o­lu­tion which is no longer in fash­ion. Even iVoomi Me1 plus has HD screen. It not only dis­ap­points with res­o­lu­tion also view­ing an­gles are not wide, thus you can en­joy the movie or game from a par­tic­u­lar an­gle. For­get about shar­ing the screen when watch­ing videos or play­ing games.

Itel Wish A41 hosts a 5 MP cam­era at the back and 2 MP cam­era at the front. The phone has LED flash at both ends front and back, en­abling users to click images in low-light con­di­tions as well. Us­ing the rear cam­era you can cap­ture ac­cept­able qual­ity images in day­light. It clicks images with good color and con­trast, but grains can be seen. Con­sid­er­ing the price, I can say it’s good to cap­ture to share on so­cial chan­nels but not more than that. The LED and HDR mode helps you to cap­ture de­cent qual­ity images, but slow shut­ter speed strug­gles.

The front cam­era is fine for self­ies and video calls, do not ex­pect more. Again LED flash to en­hance the qual­ity of low­light self­ies.

Per­for­mance: The smart­phone has the medi­ocre hard­ware, mak­ing it ca­pa­ble of han­dling light apps and games. But if you are try­ing to stuff the phone stor­age with loads of apps, it may lead to hang. While us­ing the de­vice for a few weeks, I added sev­eral apps in it. While play­ing sub­way surfer kind of games, there was no per­for­mance is­sue, but when I opened more than 4 apps si­mul­ta­ne­ously, lag in the per­for­mance was there. So, for­get about mul­ti­task­ing and heavy games.

Bat­tery: The phone is backed by a 2400 mAh bat­tery that can last for 8 to 12 hours de­pend­ing on your us­age, with me it lasted for 8+ hours while play­ing games, watch­ing videos, net surf­ing etc. In our video loop test, it lasted for 4 hours and 54 min­utes, while watch­ing the movie over wifi with full bright­ness and vol­ume.

Bot­tom­line: If you are fea­ture phone user and want to up­grade then it is one of the op­tions, but bet­ter op­tions at the sim­i­lar price points are avail­able. You can con­sider iVoomi Me1 plus over it, hav­ing bet­ter fea­tures and per­for­mance.

KEY SPECS: 5-inch FWVGA dis­play (480x854 pix­els), An­droid 6.0 Marsh­mal­low, 1.3 GHz Quad core pro­ces­sor, 8GB ROM stor­age (ex­pand­able by up to 32 GB ); 1GB RAM, 5MP rear cam­era with Auto Fo­cus, Flash, 2MP front cam­era with flash, Wi-Fi, 3G/4G/2G, GPS, Blue­tooth, 2,400mAh PROS: Build qual­ity, smart key CONS: Screen, cam­era, av­er­age per­for­mance

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