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Smart NaMo Saffron 1 Quick Review, Price and Comparison

Update: 5/11/2011 The RAM capacity is 1 GB on 16 GB Version and 2 GB on 32 GB version

Smart NaMo series of smartphones has been in news for quite some time now. Few weeks back company made Smart NaMo Phablet (Quick Review) or Smart NaMo Saffron 2 official. Finally the first smartphones in this series have been listed on online retail site Snapdeal for pre order. Let’s take a look at what Smart NaMo 1 has to offer.


Camera and Internal Storage

Smart NaMo 1 sports a 13 MP primary camera with auto focus. The 13 MP camera is most that turbo MediaTek processor MT6589T can support. A front camera of 5 MP is also present for video calling. This camera combination is the best we have seen so far in products from Domestic manufacturers.

The Internal Storage of this smartphone is also quite impressive at 32 GB. You can further extend it to 64 GB using a microSD card. This storage will be sufficient enough for most users.

Processor and Battery

The Processor in this smartphone is MT6589T turbo processor from MediaTek. This quad core processor has each core clocked at a frequency of 1.5 GHz. The operating frequency Of PowerVR SGX544 MP GPU is also slightly higher than mt6589 SoC. This processor is coupled with 2 GB RAM and thus will ensure smooth lag free performance even with graphic intensive gaming.

The battery capacity is 3150 mAh. This battery will be taxed by a quad core processor and a full HD display. Same battery in Saffron 2 will give you talk time of around 2 -3 hrs. With the reduction in Display size by 1.5 Inch, the backup is bound to perform better in this smartphone. The exact talk time has not yet been specified.

Display and Features

The smartphone features a 5 Inch IPS LCD Display with 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolutions. This will give you a high clarity display with 441 pixels per inch similar to Samsung Galaxy S4. The IPS screen will ensure wider viewing angles. The Display is further protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2.

On the software front this phone features Android 4.2 Jelly bean operating system. The operating system is upgradeable. This phone also features Dual SIM functionality

Looks and Connectivity

The looks of Smart NaMo Saffron 1 are quite conventional. Though not many pictures are available yet to say something with certainty, but the bezel appears quite thin and metallic strip running about the edges make the device more premium.

The connectivity features include Bluetooth with A2DP, WiFi, GPRS, 3G, USB , 3.5 mm audio jack and GPS.


Smart NaMo Saffron 1 will compete with other Turbo processor devices in the same price range like Intex Aqua i7, Zopo ZP 990, Wammy Passion Z plus and iOcean X7 turbo. Saffron 1 has an edge over all of these devices as far as hardware specifications are concerned. Intex Aqua I7 comes with similar specifications but it has a significantly smaller 2000 mAh battery.

Key Specifications

Model Smart NaMo Saffron 1
Processor 1.5 GHz Quad core
Display 5 Inch, Full HD
Internal Storage 16 GB / 32 GB
O.S. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Camera 13 MP/ 5 MP
Battery 3150 mAh
Price 18,000/ 23,000 INR


Smart NaMo Saffron 1 looks pretty amazing on paper. The 16 GB version has been priced at 18,000 INR an d the 32 GB version has been priced at 23,000 INR. The availability has been under speculations so far but the pre-orders have now started and we can expect the device to be available soon enough. This phone will suffice for moderate to advanced usage and will give you good value for money

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