Creo Mark 1 was launched in India in April this year by a new Banglore based company, Creo. The device has the company’s own Fuel OS that is based on Android 5.1 Lollipop, which receives OTA updates every month. Creo mark 1 has a 5.5 inch Quad HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection on the front and the back. The phone is priced at Rs. 19,999 and it is currently available on the Company’s website. Let us take a look at the Unboxing and Quick review of the phone.

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CREO Mark 1 Specifications

Key SpecsCREO Mark 1
Display5.5 inches IPS
Screen ResolutionQHD (2560 x 1440)
Operating SystemAndroid Lollipop 5.1
Processor 1.95 GHz Octa-Core
ChipsetMediatek Helio X10
Memory3 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 32 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, upto 128 GB via microSD
Primary Camera21 MP with LED flash
Video recording4K
Secondary Camera8 MP
Battery 3100 mAh
Fingerprint SensorNo
NFCNo
4G readyYes
SIM card typeDual SIM
WaterproofNo
Price INR 19,999

Unboxing

CREO Mark 1 comes packed in a very elegant looking box with the logo of the company in the center and the name of phone at the bottom. The box is black in color with nicely matched light and dark areas. The box is a little big but can be handled with one hand.

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Box Contents

Inside the box, it contains the following contents:

  • Handset
  • User manual
  • USB cable
  • Charger
  • SIM ejector tool

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Physical Overview

Even though its the first phone from the company, but still the phone looks very beautiful. It has a premium black body with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection on the front and the back and matte finish bar on the sides, on which you can engrave your name or any quote etc. The phone comes with a 5.5 inch display and 3100 mAh battery but it is heavier than the normal 5.5 inch phone. It weighs around 190 grams and it is also a bit thicker than normal.

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Basically if you like to feel the heaviness of the phone while holding it, if you like tough build than this one is for you. The Body carved out of a tough aircraft grade aluminium and magnesium alloy and Gorilla glass protection on the front and the back is as tough as it can get.

Let us take a look at the phone from different angles.

Front Top features a loudspeaker grill, Proximity and Ambient light Sensors and front camera.

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At the bottom there are 3 navigation keys

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On the right side there are three button, the above two for volume adjustment and the power key on the bottom.

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On the left there is a SIM and microSD tray

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On the top there is a 3.5mm audio jack

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On the bottom edge there is a Micro USB port and speaker grill

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Display

Creo Mark 1 features a 5.5 inch LTPS LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It has a screen resolution of 1440×2560 pixels (Quad HD) and pixel density of 534 ppi. As mentioned above, the display comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection on the top. Due to high pixel density the display quality is very good. It gives nice details and the viewing angles are also very good. Being a big display, it may hinder one handed usage but still you are getting more than you lose.

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Camera Overview

The Creo Mark 1 is equipped with a 21 MP camera with IMX230 sensor, Dual tone LED flash, phase detection Autofocus, F 2.0 aperture and advanced noise reduction. It supports 4K Video Recording @30FPS and slow motion (@120fps) video recording in Full HD resolution.

On the front it has a 8MP shooter with F2.0 aperture and a wide 86 degrees of Field of View. It supports Full HD video recording @30fps.

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Gaming Performance

Creo Mark 1 has a decent MediaTek Helio X10 processor which is considered to be a decent processor when paired with 3GB of RAM. I was expecting a really good performance when I first used this phone but when I used it for gaming, I found that the gaming performance is just about average. We have seen better phones at lesser prices but still you cannot call it bad either.

I played Dead Trigger 2 and Modern Combat 5 on this phone and the initial performance was good during both the phones but as I proceeded there were tiny frame-drops and glitches in the Modern Combat 5 specially. Heating was not an issue and battery drop was only 18% in 45 minutes.

Benchmark Scores

Benchmark AppBenchmark Scores
AnTuTu (64-bit)36436
Quadrant Standard 10129
Geekbench3Single-Core- 580
Multi-Core- 1331

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Conclusion

Creo Mark 1 has a premium build, good display size, brilliant display quality, gorilla glass protection, fast processor, monthly OTA updates, enough RAM and storage, very good camera, good connectivity options, all the sensors needed and a nice battery. On the downside, the gorilla glass on the front and back will attract a lot of fingerprints, battery is a little less for such heavy phone, no dedicated microSD slot and, lastly, a big phone with such weight will be difficult to handle. Overall, the phone is good but it is priced a bit higher.