In the current trend, all the budget device makers are jumping into the bandwagon of launching Android 4.4 KitKat based smartphones. While such handsets were being announced for a minimum pricing of Rs 5,000 or above, Hyderabad based Celkon came up with an impressive device dubbed Campus A35K for Rs 2,999. Not resting on its laurels, the vendor has come up with another offering dubbed Celkom Millennium Power Q3000 priced at Rs 8,999. Let us take a look at the quick review of this smartphone:
Camera and Internal Storage
The Celkon Millennium Power Q3000 arrives with an acceptable camera performance possessing an 8 MP main camera sensor that is teamed up with LED flash for better low-light photography. This camera is paired with a pretty basic 1.3 MP front-facing shooter that can make video calls and click selfies. This camera sounds decent enough in this price range and sounds average on paper.
The smartphone bundles 4 GB of internal storage capacity that can be expanded externally up to 32 GB by means of a micro SD card. The inclusion of 8 GB of storage would have made the Celkon phone a better offerings as there are only a few devices with such storage options in this price bracket.
Processor and Battery
The Celkon smartphone employs a 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582M processor coupled with Mali 400 graphics engine. A 1 GB of RAM joins the processor in delivering superior multi-tasking capabilities. This combination of raw hardware makes the device capable of executing instructions faster and thereby renders faster performance.
The battery on the smartphone is an impressive 3,000 mAh unit that should be capable of pumping in a decent backup enabling the handset to last for a day. Moreover, such a huge battery adds more sense to its name and makes it one of the few smartphones available in the market with best battery life.
Display and Features
The Millennium Power Q3000 comes with a 5 inch display packing a FWVGA screen resolution of 854×480 pixels. This is one segment where Celkon has compromised to lower the price of the device as the other offerings in this price range arrive with better resolution. Hence, this smartphone could be little pixelated with not much clarity though it will be suitable for basic tasks.
As mentioned above, the device is fueled by Android 4.4 KitKat operating system and it packs connectivity aspects such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G and GPS.
The smartphone will be a tough challenger Micromax Canvas Power A96, Lenovo IdeaPhone P770, Xolo Q3000 and Gionee M2.
|Model||Celkon Millennium Power Q3000|
|Display||5 inch, FWVGA|
|Processor||1.3 GHz Quad Core MediaTek MT6582M|
|Internal Storage||4 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB|
|OS||Android 4.4 KitKat|
|Camera||8 MP/ 1.3 MP|
What we Like
- Android 4.4 KitKat operating system
- Good battery
What we Dislike
- Only 4 GB of internal storage
Price and Conclusion
The Celkon Millennium Power Q3000 appears to be a decent smartphone with the incorporation of impressive specifications. The handset takes the advantage of boasting a 3,000 mAh battery making it a powerful smartphone in the sub Rs 10,000 price bracket. On the whole, this smartphone from Celkon’s stable could be addressing the demands of price conscious consumers who are looking for some superior battery life.