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Celkon Millennia Octa 510 Review

The Background:

Celkon is the first company to introduce a windows smart phone below 5000 rupees and now it is in the news again for launching its first ever Octa-core processor smart phone.

The company’s popularity seems to be growing with the introduction of the Millennia series, which promises the users, an Android experience like never before at an affordable price. It launched the Millennia Octa 510 model in January 2015 priced at only 8999 INR. It is currently available on the store’s website and soon will be available in all retail and online stores. The phone has been making waves ever since as it’s the first ever Octa-core processor smart phone from the company.

Celkon Millennia Octa 510

Celkon Millennia Octa 510

Most of the features found in this phone are similar to the ones found in its predecessor Millennia Epic Q550 with the only few but huge differences including the price.

Millennia Octa 510 is cheaper and works on an Octa core processor while Epic Q550 has only a Quad core processor. The Octa 510 also has other great features in terms of secondary camera and weight. In spite of these features, Octa 510 will not be able to match the standards of its predecessor as it offers much more storage. The Octa core processor and 3.2 MP secondary camera seem to be the only saving grace.

The success of this smart phone will be a huge step for Celkon which is still battling out with competitors like Motorola, Karbonn and Micromax who also produce budget-friendly smart phones.

Celkon Millennia Octa 510 is a performance based phone which aims at providing the customers a fast android experience with additional features at an affordable price.

Celkon Millennia Octa 510 Design & look:

Celkon Millennia Octa 510 comes in a sleek body weighing only 136 grams. It is evidently compact and lightweight.

It has a white back cover with openings for Camera, LED light and speakers. The front has a black display screen with secondary camera and a proximity sensor. It is only available only in white color.

It comes with a removable battery, two slots for SIMs and one extra slot for a MicroSD card. A 3.5mm audio jack headphones are provided along with the phone

The Hardware Specifications:

The phone functions on a 2000 mAh Li-ion battery that can deliver a better standby time and can be charged using a micro USB charger cable. The 1.4GHz Octa core processor based on MediaTek MT6592M coupled with 1 GB RAM provides brilliant smooth performance. The graphics processing unit is based in Mali 400 to give the users a rich gaming experience on the 5 inch screen. The 5 inch capacitive LCD screen offers a good of 720×1280 pixels with 224 ppi with multi-touch features. The resolution is pretty good.

The 8GB internal storage is pretty disappointing as compared to its predecessor, which offers 16GB internal storage. The external storage is expandable up to 32 GB with the help of a MicroSD card.

It comes with an 8MP primary camera and a good 3.2 MP front camera. The front camera is ample for taking selfies on the go and great for having Skype conversations. It also has an additional feature which allows the users to take selfies with voice control. They have also put in equal efforts to improve the quality of the primary camera with features like dual LED flash lights. One can also record HD videos with playback options.

It is a dual SIM phone with two regular GSM SIM slots. While SIM1 supports 3G connectivity, the other lacks the feature. This is one disadvantage that exists in both Octa 510 and Epic Q550.

The software, Apps & OS:

It runs on the Android KitKat 4.4 version which supports all major applications like Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc. Celkon is a part of Android one project and hence the Android smart phones from Celkon do justice to the software by providing the users with the real android experience. The Google play store app that is pre-installed on all the android devices has a wide range of apps for one to choose from.

Java provides additional browser support as the browsers do not support flash. This can be a huge disadvantage as most of the videos and websites require flash support. Nevertheless, one can try downloading it.

The phone employs the much talked about HotKnot technology developed by MediaTek. This technology is the next level in the line of innovation as it allows two handsets to share information simply by holding both the handsets near one another. It is incorporated in the MT6592M chipset, making the buy more exciting.

It also has additional features like smart gesture technology, which allows the user to access apps with specific gestures that can be set according to the preferences, photo editor, document viewer, predictive text input etc.

All Mp3, Mp4, 3GP, eAAC, Wav files are supported by the media player. Basic connectivity features like WiFi, WiFi hotspot, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP are available.

Verdict:

The phone looks promising in terms of performance due to the 1.4 GHz Octa core processor and is definitely cheaper than most of the other smart phones offering the same specifications. The 3.2 MP front camera that gives a great selfie experience, HotKnot technology that lets you share all sorts of information with one touch, HD video recording, and light weight are other features that can be highlighted in accordance with the price and processor.

8 GB internal storage is one of the most disappointing features of this model others being, browser that does not support flash and 3G connectivity limited to one SIM.

Even though its predecessor is high-priced many buy it for the rich experience whether this model will live up to the standards of its predecessor, only time can tell!

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