SMARTRON T.PHONE P
Affordable phone with a mammoth battery
A budget phone with a mammoth battery
Smartron has been in the smartphone business for a few years now but when you compare their lineup with its competitors, it’s pretty lean. It’s their third smartphone and instead of targeting the lower-end of the mid-range market that Smartron targeted all these years, they’re going where the most action is - the sub-10k segment. But is it good enough to threaten Xiaomi’s dominance in the segment? Let’s find out.
As odd as the name might sound, the t.phone P checks all the boxes when it comes to getting the right design and hardware mix. The metal body at the back gives the phone a premium look and feel along with a 2.5D glass on the front. Overall, we wouldn’t say the design as revolutionary but is certainly good for a phone in this price range.
When it comes to performance, the phone is powered by a Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor and 3GB RAM and during our use, we found it good enough for everyday use. It’s not blazingly fast but fast enough to use the device for email, web surfing, videos, social media, etc. The t.phone P has a 5.2-inch HD (720p) IPS display that offers decent viewing angles and legibility under direct sunlight. The fingerprint scanner works well.
Camera-wise, the phone features a 13MP camera at the back and 5MP camera on the front and let’s just say, t.phone P’s camera is not its strongest suit. However, Smartron has added few enhancements to the camera app like beautify mode, wide selfie, multi-exposure and even a front-facing flash for selfies.
Speaking of the strongest suit, the t.phone P has a 5000mAh battery and in our test, we managed to get up to 2 days of use, which can easily go over two days if one uses sparingly. There’s also OTG Reverse Charge support that allows charging other USB devices with the right cable. In terms of charging, it took us about 2.5-3 hours for a full juice up to 100 percent.
The phone runs on Smartron’s tronX platform based on Android 7 Nougat. While the overall experience is similar to stock Android, the phone comes with pre-loaded apps like t.cloud (gives 1000GB of cloud storage for free), t.care and t. store.
The t.phone P’s camera could have been better but the optimised performance of the phone makes up for it along with the humongous two-day battery.
PRICE`7,999 URL smartron.com DIMENSIONS 148.3x72.2x8.9mm WEIGHT
160g DISPLAY 5.2-inch HD IPS Display
(1280x720) CPU Snapdragon 435 octacore RAM 3GB STORAGE 32GB + 1000GB cloud storage OS Android Nougat CAMERA
13MP (Rear), 5MP (Front) MICROSD SLOT Yes DUAL-SIM Yes with VoLTE support BATTERY 5000mAh FINGERPRINT SCANNER Yes