Octa core devices seem to be the new quad core units as every company is jumping on to the octa core wagon. With each consequent launch, the average price for an octa core device sees a drop. The latest octa core device which has just hit the market to make a mark is the iBerry Auxus Nuclea X which has been launched for Rs 12,990. It puts the device bang in the quad core territory and make it worth the consideration.
The iBerry Auxus Nuclea X comes with a set of specifications that will surely make the other octa cores look overpriced in terms of value for money. Let us what the iBerry Nuclea X is offering:
Camera and Internal Storage
The iBerry Auxus Nuclea X has been bestowed upon with a 13MP snapper at the rear with a LED flash just like its competitors and comes across shining with a front 8MP camera. Yes, it won’t have the picture quality of a high end 13MP snapper like the one found in the S4 but will get the job done perfectly for a budget device. The front snapper complements its equally well.
The internal storage capacity of the smartphone stands at 8GB out of which we expect about 6GB to be user accessible. It can be expanded further with the help of a microSD card by another 64GB and we have no complaints whatsoever in this regard from it.
Display and Features
The iBerry Auxus Nuclea X comes with an IPS display unit with a size of 5 inches and a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Quad core devices in this price range offer the same screen and do pretty well, and this one is still an octa core unit for the same price. It ain’t a full HD unit but then again doesn’t cost too high either. Plus, the IPS display accounts for good viewing angles.
It runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and the hopes of it getting upgraded in future are pretty bleak with Android 4.3 being the best that we can expect. It gets FM Radio too.
Processor and Battery
A 1.7 GHz Octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor with Mali 450-MP4 GPU is what you get as the heart of the iBerry Auxus Nuclea X and the unit is a pretty capable performer. Also, the iBerry Auxus Nuclea X is the cheapest device to get this processor. A 1GB RAM is present to give you a fluidic experience.
Providing the iBerry Auxus Nuclea X the juice to run is a 2,800 mAh battery which we think is pretty good for a device in this price range and the same will easily last a day on moderate usage.
Looks and Connectivity
The iBerry Auxus Nuclea X has rounded off edges and a decent build quality for a mid range device, though we don’t expect it sustain more than a couple of light falls. It has slim bezels and fits into the hands perfectly. You might want to protect the protruding rear camera unit a bit.
iBerry has ensured that you are connected at all times by putting in 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth and GPS in the device. It misses out on NFC for connectivity but it isn’t like the competition has it either.
This phone will compete against phones like Canvas Knight A350, Intex Aqua Octa, Karbonn Titanium Octane Plus and Karbonn Titanium Octane. iBerry has provided with octa core chipset at a low cost without making many compromises, at least on paper and this does gives it an edge over other competitors.
|Model||iBerry Auxus Nuclea X|
|Display||5 Inch , 720p HD|
|Processor||1.7 GHz Octa Core|
|Internal Storage||8 GB, Extedable|
|OS||Android 4.2 Jelly Bean|
|Camera||13 MP/ 5 MP|
It has been launched at Rs 12,990 which puts it bang in the Moto G territory and it undercuts the pricing of its competitor Octa core devices. The only thing it misses out on is the latest software version but on the whole, it is a pretty capable device.