Swipe, the Indian manufacturer for budget Android smartphones has launched its new budget phone i.e. the Swipe Elite Sense. The smartphones is aimed at the budget segment and is geared up with good set of specifications.

It looks like a metallic design at the back, but it’s not. The back of the phone is made of plastic material which has a brushed look and made better to make it look a metallic design. Yet, the Swipe Elite Sense looks solid and premium. Lets unbox the device and reveal all its specifications.

The smartphone comes in a typical black Swipe box, which has phone’s image at the front and specifications at the back. All the corners of the box is black except there is certification details at the left side.

Swipe Elite Sense Specifications

Key SpecsSwipe Elite Sense
Display5 inch IPS LCD Display
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 425
Processor 1.4GHz quad-core
GPUAdreno 308
Memory3GB
Inbuilt Storage 32GB
microSD cardYes, upto 256GB
Primary Camera13 MP
Secondary Camera5 MP
Fingerprint SensorYes
Dual SIMNano-SIM
4G VoLTEYes
Other featuresBluetooth, FM Radio
Battery 2500 mAh
Dimensions143.40 x 71.80 x 8.70 mm
Weight146 g
Price 7,499

Swipe Elite Sense Unboxing

Box Contents

  • Handset
  • Charger with Micro USB Cable
  • Warranty Card and User Manual
  • SIM Extractor Tool

Swipe Elite Sense Physical Overview

The build of the phone is solid and looks premium. You can say it feels elegant in hand. With the dimensions of 143.40 x 71.80 x 8.70, the smartphone fits well in hand and is good for single hand usage. Again, it looks like it comes with a metallic back but it is made of plastic which has a brushed look. It has been made better to make it look like a metallic design.

Let’s look at the device from all the angles.

The front of the phone features an earpiece and either side of the ear piece; you will find the proximity sensor, ambient light sensor and the front camera.

The bottom of the phone features home button and three on-screen navigation keys.

Turning the phone around, you can see camera with minimal camera protrusion. Just besides the camera, you can see LED flash. Just below the camera and flashlight, you can see fingerprint sensor.

At the bottom of the back you can see the certifications details and manufacturing licensing detail along with speaker mesh. Speaker mesh is divided by the back panel, but there is only one speaker under it.

On the left side of the phone, you will find the volume rocker and the power button. The volume and power buttons make no clicking sound and there is recognition texture on the power button.

On the right it has the hybrid SIM slot.

On the top edge, there is 3.5 mm headphones jack.

On the bottom edge, you can see a charging port along with primary mic.

Display

The Swipe Elite Sense comes with 5 inches IPS display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. Phone’s screen is quite bright and satisfactory in indoor situation, but as soon as you step out in the direct sunlight, the automatic brightness doesn’t seem to work that well.

Camera Overview

The Swipe Elite Sense comes with a 13MP camera at the back and an 8 MP camera at the front. We took all three light conditions; Daylight, Artificial light, Low light as the testing platform for camera performances. The camera worked really well in all the three conditions but what was exception, was the daylight performance.

In daylight, the camera was able to get hold of the lights and surroundings. Focus speed was good. Image processing didn’t delay and was smooth and fast. The low light images carry noise, but are okay for the phone of this price range. Artificial light performance is equal to the daylight performance and was good enough to be appreciated. However, the camera is appreciable only because of its quality at this price range.

Below are some camera samples for proper understanding.

Camera Samples

HDR

Daylight Samples

Artificial light Samples

Low light Samples

Gaming Performance

Swipe Elite Sense comes with 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor with Adreno 308 and 3 GB of RAM. I tested the gaming performance of the Swipe Elite Sense by playing Modern Combat 5 for 15 minutes.

The gaming experience on the device was not good as there was extreme lagging whenever there was heavy action. Phone started to get warm at the very first minute. Lagging made the gaming experience slow and hence was not a good one.

Benchmark scores

Benchmark AppBenchmark Scores
Quadrant Standard 13093
Geekbench3Single-Core - 539
Multi-Core - 1247
AnTuTu (64-bit)31826

Conclusion

Swipe Elite Sense is a decent phone with all that you need from a mobile phone. The looks and build of the phone are satisfying, while the cameras on the back are pretty impressive. Featuring a quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor and 3GB RAM, the phone is quite smooth in real life. We found it to be a decent performer overall.

The 2500 mAh battery might seem to be a little on the lower side, but it lasted a decent amount of time too. Swipe Elite Sense is priced at 7,499 and comes in Champagne Gold and Space grey color options.

In this price range, you can also consider the Xiaomi Redmi 3S, although it does come with 2GB RAM at Rs. 6999.