In 2016 we have seen so many brands coming up under smartphone category. Most of the brand was working with tier 3 and tier 4 cities in India, but after getting good success in the market they are coming up with some amazing products which can surely give competition to already a well-established brand in the Market.
Today we are having another brand product with us; which is CENTRiC L3. As of now, the device was available in the offline market only but a few days back they came up with an online program where they have started selling this online on their own website at the very affordable pricing of Rs. 6,749.
The device got decent specs at this price and surely going to give competition to Redmi 5A and some other brand in the market.
So, let us see how this is going to work and what all it comes with.
CENTRiC L3 Specification
|Android 7.1.1 (Android Nougat)
|5-inch HD Display; 2.5D Curve Glass
1280 X 720 pixels
MicroSD up to 256GB
Single LED flash
- CENTRiC L3
- USB Cable
- Charging Brick
- In-Ear EarPhones
Design & Built
Now starting with the Design and the built of CENTRiC L3, the phone houses in a glossy plastic chassis and no metal is being used in it. This is what we can expect according to the pricing of the device. The design seems to be inspired by other products available in the market. CENTRiC L3 also has a curve on the edges to add a perfect the grip while holding it in hand. They have given a 2.5D curved glass on its 5″ Display panel which adds extra protection as well as looks to the phone.
So, Starting with the top side here we get a 5-megapixel shooter beside it we get an earpiece and a Front LED notification light which works well.
Coming little bit down we get a 5-inch HD Display which gives you the resolution of 1280 X 720. The front is covered with 2.5D curved glass.
Surfing the phone down we get back on-screen navigation keys which we can swipe according to our usage by going into the setting panel. Below that we also get a home button which actually works as a fingerprint sensor. We get a basic fingerprint not very fast not very slow. it took me a second to unlock a device just like previous generation iPhones. The button which we get is actually non-pressable.
Coming to the lower downside of the phone we get dual speaker grill our of which left is having the primary MIC in it whereas the right one is having an actual speaker in it which is quite loud in the outdoor situation. Rest nothing is being placed on the downside of the phone.
Turing the phone to another side at the top we get 3.5mm Audio jack and a Micro USB charging port which support OTG but no fast charging.
Coming to the right side of the phone we get volume rockers and power lock key which has a patterned grip on it so that while using on regular basis you can bifurcate between volume rockers and power lock key. At the left side, we get nothing.
Coming to the back side of the phone we get a 13-megapixel shooter, besides it, a single tone LED flash and below that a CENTRiC Logo. The back panel is completely made out of glossy plastic which also attracts lots of fingerprints. But to avoid that you always get a high-quality case within the package from CENTRiC Mobiles.
The best thing is that we get a dedicated micro SD card slot by opening the back panel. We can add a Micro SD card up to 256GB. Besides the SD card slot, we also get dual sim Support. Rest battery is still non-removable. But if you have some knowledge you can easily remove the battery.
CENTRiC L3 comes with a 5-inch HD with a resolution of 1280 x 720 and pixel density of 320ppi. The Display colors are on the crispy side, and blacks are proper which means while watching movies and playing games the experience which you will get is going to be decent. The Sunlight legibility of CENTRiC L3 is quite good. Overall the screen for movies and games and daily use is nice with this price bracket. You won’t be getting more strain on your eyes while using or reading books on the Phone.
Viewing Angle is good and you won’t be getting any chance to complain about it. While watching movies from odd angle won’t affect you in any way.
The phone comes with Meditek Mt6737 processor which features a 2GB Ram. We get 16gb internal storage our of which we get about 10GB free to use. You can also expand it to up-to 256GB because of the phone support a dedicated MicroSD card slot.
We get Antutu Score of 29090 and certain other scores are ok. With this screen size and average selfie, they have also given nominal sensors which are required by any normal person.
Coming to the gaming part, we can play almost all games but at very low setting. In my use, we can play Asphalt 8 but at low setting. Mali T-720 GPU actually support the processor a lot. I have also not seen any heating issue while long gaming in DELHI, INDIA Temperature.
CENTRiC L3 comes up with 13 MP rear Camera which comes out quite good with this price range. The rear camera seems to be even better than what we get in Xiaomi Redmi 4. We get better clarity and better bokeh with this price. Focusing on the device is good with the rear camera. The images came out really good with some great colors and saturation. Rest, I have already posted some camera shots downside. Coming to the Low light images, it comes up with a little bit noisy.
Coming to the front part here we get a 5-megapixel large sensor for selfies with a front LED flash in it. I would say taking selfies in good light will be decent but in low light, I would say Nah.
Rest, we have a different option in the camera app which we can use and fiddle up with to get better shots.
CENTRiC L3 out of the box is loaded with Android 7.1.1 which is Android Nougat as of now and we have no info about when they are going to roll out Android Oreo on this device. The software seems to be stock and almost no bloatware in it. Some basics applications like Word and Excel is present in the device which can be further used in daily use for basic office work. The best thing is the Stock android which we are getting. Many of the users will surely be going to love the clean UI which they are offering at this price.
Coming to battery part of the phone which is its 3050 mAh Battery which works really well. It took me approx 1 hour 50 minutes to charge from 0 to 100% using its default charger. Battery usage of the device is good. It will easily go to last you more than a day because of good software optimization.
Coming to the battery performance, on high usage, it will easily last you for a day and on normal usage, it will easily slightly more than a day. Rest, battery usage varies from person to person and their usage.
Overall I think for the normal and basic user this can be a choice.
- Above average Camera
- Stock Android
- Very Handy
- Affordable pricing
- Processor can be bit above to get into more competition
- Front camera is average
- No IR Blaster