The Celkon OCTA510 that has been launched on Monday comes with an impressive spec sheet for its pricing. The handset is the first octa core device to come from the stable of Celkon and it packs in the necessary aspects that are part of similar low cost octa core smartphones that have been launched in the segment. Celkon seems to have understood the consumers’ mindset interested in affordable yet decently specced smartphones and has come up with this one. Let’s take a look at a quick review of the octa core handset below:

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Camera and Internal Storage

While there are several smartphones in the same price bracket with 13 MP sensors and selfie focused front facers, the Celkon OCTA510 comes with a standard imaging department. Well, the handset flaunts an 8 MP primary snapper at its back that is accompanied with dual LED flash for exceptional low light performance and a 3.2 MP front facing selfie shooter for video conferencing. Though these aspects sound pretty standard, the dual LED flash is quite appealing for the price the device asks.

In terms of storage, the Celkon OCTA510 packs in the usual 8 GB of native storage space of which we expect at least 6 GB to be available for users. Anyways, there is a micro SD card slot onboard the handset facilitating expandable storage in case of necessity to store multimedia content and other files.

Processor and Battery

The exact chipset used in the Celkon smartphone remains unspecified, but it is an octa core SoC running at 1.4 GHz clock speed. Perhaps, it could be the MediaTek MT6592 chipset that is included in most of the affordable octa core devices. Complementing this processor is 1 GB of RAM that can render swift multitasking expected from an entry level smartphone.

There is a 2,000 mAh battery operating under the hood of the Celkon smartphone. The exact duration of backup that this standard battery can deliver is yet to be disclosed, but we expect it to pump in an average life to the octa core device.

Display and Features

The Celkon OCTA510 boasts of a spacious 5 inch display that carries a HD screen resolution of 1280×720 pixels. This combination results in an average pixel density of 294 pixels per inch that should make the screen usable as far as all the basic functionalities are concerned. Moreover, it is an IPS panel and hence, it will render decent viewing angles making the screen viewable from different angles.

The Celkon OCTA510 is fueled by Android 4.4 KitKat and it is packed with connectivity aspects such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G, GPS and dual SIM functionality.

Comparison

The Celkon OCTA510 will definitely fall into a direct rivalry with the other similar low cost octa core smartphones such as Xolo Omega 5.0, Wickedleak Wammy Neo Youth and iBerry Auxus Aura A1 that are also priced in the sub Rs 10,000 price bracket and are equipped with octa core processors under their hood.

Key Specs

Model Celkon OCTA510
Display 5 inch, HD
Processor 1.4 GHz Octa Core
RAM 1 GB
Internal Storage 8 GB, Expandable
OS Android 4.4 KitKat
Camera 8 MP/ 2 MP
Battery 2,000 mAh
Price Rs 8,990

What we Like

  • Reasonable pricing

What we Don’t Like

  • Moderate Battery Capacity

Price and Comparison

The Celkon OCTA510 is a good value for money offering as it passes with decent specs for its pricing of Rs 8,990. Definitely, the octa core smartphone appears decent enough on paper. But, the handset is available exclusively via eBay and this could be an issue for the potential buyers looking out to use the device before purchasing. Also, there could be concerns regarding after sales services. Otherwise, the Celkon offering could be a great entry level smartphone for the price conscious buyers.