The Chinese manufacturers are constantly releasing their offerings in the Indian smartphone market in order to grab the market share significantly. Going on the same lines, Gionee has announced the CTRL V4S smartphone in India for a price of Rs 9,999. The handset comes with all the necessary aspects that are included in the similarly priced devices and here is a quick review of the handset.

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Camera and Internal Storage

There is an 8 MP auto focus rear shooter on the Gionee CTRL 4S smartphone and it is supplemented with LED flash to render a good low light performance. Also onboard is a 2 MP sensor that can facilitate in video conferencing and clicking self portrait shots. Such imaging aspects are available in many smartphones in this price bracket making this device an average on in terms of photography.

The 8 GB of internal storage is acceptable as the manufacturers gradually moving to this enhanced storage capacity instead of using 4 GB on their devices. Furthermore, there is support for expandable storage support up to 32 GB with the help of a micro SD card.

Processor and Battery

The Gionee CTRL V4S houses a quad-core processor of unspecified chipset clocked at 1.3 GHz. This processor is assisted by 1 GB of RAM to provide smooth multi-tasking.  These hardware specifications should suffice in delivering moderate levels of performance that would be expected by the basic users.

Battery capacity is a paltry 1,800 mAh which sounds inadequate to keep the handset powered up for long hours as the battery life is a crucial factor in smartphones.

Display and Features

The display in the Gionee smartphone is standard measuring 4.5 inches and it carries a FWVGA resolution of 854×480 pixels. There is not much to boast about the sharpness based on these attributes of the screen. Moreover, in this price bracket, there are devices with better screens making this device a weak contender.

The phone runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat operating system and includes Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, micro USB, 3G, GPS and dual SIM functionality for connectivity. Also, it comes with the Hotknot feature that lets two devices to exchange photos and videos instantly as long as the screens are put together. In addition, the Gionee CTRL V4S has a slim 7.8mm body owing to the ION plating and laser craving process.

Comparison

With the aforementioned specifications and pricing, the Gionee CTRL V4S will enter into a competition with the Android One smatphones, Lava Iris X1, Asus Zenfone 4.5, Karbonn Titanium S5 Ultra and others.

Key Specs

Model Gionee CTRL V4S
Display 4.5 inch, FWVGA
Processor 1.3 GHz Quad Core
RAM 1 GB
Internal Storage 8 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB
OS Android 4.4 KitKat
Camera 8 MP/ 2 MP
Battery 1,800 mAh
Price Rs 9,999

What we Like

  • 8 GB internal storage
  • Quad Core Chipset with 1 GB RAM

What we Dislike

  • Average battery capacity
  • Not a competitive price

Price and Conclusion

For the specifications that the Gionee CTRL V4S packs, it seems to carry a heftier price tag of Rs 9,999. The handset features basic traits for its pricing as compared to its competitors. We say this, as even the entry-level smartphones in the market arrive with Corning Gorilla Glass protection, superior camera aspects and long lasting batteries. If you are looking for a low cost smartphone with great specifications, there are several other alternatives in the market.

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Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.

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