Table of Contents
- Swipe Elite Pro Launched Challenges Xiaomi Redmi 4
- Swipe Elite Pro Challenges Redmi 4 in Sub 7K Price Range
- Quick Specs Comparison Table
- Swipe Elite 4G Goes on Sale for Rs. 3999
- Swipe Launches 3000 mAH battery Capacity Mobile Below 4K
- Swipe Konnect Power Launched for Rs. 4,999
- Swipe Elite max Launched in India for Rs. 10,999
- Swipe Virtue 2 Launched – Offers 2 GB RAM
Swipe Elite Pro Launched Challenges Xiaomi Redmi 4
Pune-based handset and tablets vendor, Swipe Technologies, announced their latest smartphone – Swipe Elite Pro.
The mobile comes with a price tag of Rs 6,999 and is available exclusively on Snapdeal. According to the company, Elite Pro offers smartphone users a premium smartphone at an affordable price.
The Elite Pro directly competes with Xiaomi Redmi 4 (16 GB) which also comes with a price tag of Rs 6,999. Swipe Elite Pro is available in a single color option, i.e., White.
Whereas, the Xiaomi Redmi 4 comes in two color options, i.e., Gold and Black.
Swipe Elite Pro Challenges Redmi 4 in Sub 7K Price Range
Swipe Elite Pro sports a 5 inch IPS LCD display with 720p resolution and 294 PPI. Similarly, Redmi 4 also flaunts 5-inch display with a resolution 720p. The Elite Pro comes with a poly-plastic body and a fingerprint scanner on the rear side.
The mobile weighs 165 grams and is 8.7 mm thick while Redmi 4 has 150 grams of weight and comes with 8.65 mm thickness.
Powering the phone is a 1.4 GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 425 Processor with 3 GB RAM. On the other hand, Redmi 4 draws power from Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 Octa-Core Processor (clocked at 1.4 GHz) and comes with 2 GB RAM.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 offers superior performance in comparison to the Snapdragon 425. We can expect the Redmi 4 to be about 20% faster in comparison to the Elite Pro.
Xiaomi Redmi 4
The Elite Pro has 1 GB Ram extra, but the Redmi 4 has better performance in comparison to the Elite 4 because of the faster SOC.
The Swipe mobile offers 32 GB internal storage that is expandable up to 64 GB via Micro-SD Card. Whereas, Redmi 4 only offers 16 GB internal memory, expandable to 128 GB using micro-sd card.
Swipe Elite Pro runs on the outdated Android 6.0 Marshmallow while Redmi 4 comes with the Android 7.0 Nougat update.
As far as Camera department is concerned, Swipe Elite Pro has a 13 MP Primary (rear) Camera with LED Flash, and for selfies, it has 8 MP Front Camera.
On the other hand, Xiaomi Redmi 4 has 13 MP rear Camera with LED Flash and 5 MP Front Shooter.
Connectivity options on Elite Pro and Redmi 4 include 4G, VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, etc. Swipe Elite Pro offers a 2500 mAh capacity battery. On the other hand, Xiaomi Redmi 4 packs 4100 mAh battery capacity which is significantly higher when compared to the Elite Pro.
Announcing Swipe Elite Pro, Mr. Shripal Gandhi, Founder, and CEO of Swipe Technologies said, “The ELITE PRO is a testament to Swipe’s determination to set new benchmarks for affordable smartphones category. The mightier, stronger and stylish Swipe ELITE Pro has a myriad of features that stand on our promise of delivering true quality at the real value of money.
Quick Specs Comparison Table
|Key Specs||Swipe Elite Pro||Xiaomi Redmi 4|
|Display||5 inch HD Display||5 inch HD Display|
|Processor||1.4 GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 425 Processor||1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 Octa-Core Processor|
|RAM||3 GB RAM||2 GB RAM|
|Internal Storage/Expandable Up to||32 GB/ 64 GB||16 GB/ 128 GB|
|Rear Camera/ Front Camera||13 MP/ 8 MP||13 MP/ 5 MP|
|Battery||2500 mAh||4100 mAh|
Overall the Swipe Elite PRO is an impressive 4G VOLTE mobile in subs 7K price range. However, the Redmi 4 scores higher when it comes to performance and battery life.
Swipe has previously launched the Swipe Elite 4G, an entry-level 4G smartphone with a price tag of Rs. 3,999.
Swipe Elite 4G Goes on Sale for Rs. 3999
Swipe Technologies, the homegrown player has launched yet another affordable 4G phone on Flipkart. The new Swipe Elite 4G is already available for purchase on Flipkart for just Rs. 3,999.
Swipe Technologies offer really cheap 4G smartphones and compete with the discount players like iVoomi and Intex in the hyper-competitive Indian market.
The new Swipe Elite 4G looks really plain and simple from the front side while at the back it comes with a square camera and visible antenna lines. The rear side looks somewhat like OnePlus 3T but not close in terms of finish.
Key Specifications for Swipe Elite 4G
The mobile comes with a decent 8 Megapixel rear camera with LED Flash and there is also a 5 Megapixel front selfie camera. It is unusual to find an 8 MP + 5 MP camera combination in a sub 4K price device.
Further, it boasts of a Quad Core Processor with a maximum clock speed of 1.3 GHz and comes with Mali 400 GPU. The mobile has essential 1 GB Ram to make sure it can work without much lag.
There is 8 GB of internal storage expandable up to 64 GB using the Micro-sd card slot. Thankfully, the Swipe Elite 4G comes with a dedicated micro-sd card slot, you can use 2 sim cards and a micro-sd card simultaneously on this phone.
Additionally, it also has a 5.0 Inch FWVGA Display with 854*480 pixels resolution which in turn results in 196 PPi which is not bad considering the price range.
The phone does not have any protective glass coating or 2.5D curved glass. Another low point is that it runs on the 2 years old Android Marshmallow 6.0 instead of the current Android Nougat which is now present on 13.5 % of Android phones globally.
The phone runs on the 2500 mAH capacity battery which is sufficient to run the device all day long.
Lastly, The Dual sim device comes with 4G LTE as well as VOLTE support. You can use the Swipe Elite 4G with JIO, Airtel, Idea, and Vodafone Sim card without any issues.
Key Specifications for Swipe Elite 4G
- 5-inch FWVGA Display (Resolution: 854*480 pixels).
- 196 PPi
- Quad Core Processor clocked at 1.3 GHz.
- Mali 400 GPU
- 4G VoLTE Dual SIM
- 8 GB Internal and 64 GB Expandable through Micro SD card.
- Battery capacity – 2500 mAh Battery.
- Android Marshmallow 6.0 OS
- RAM Capacity – 1 GB RAM.
- 8 MP with LED Flash + Front: 5 MP.
- Priced at Rs 3999.
- Available on Flipkart.
Swipe Launches 3000 mAH battery Capacity Mobile Below 4K
Swipe technologies the homegrown budget smartphone maker has been appreciated to make some of the cheapest smartphones with class leading specs. The Swipe Connect 5.1 also do the same, and this time in the battery life area.
Shripal Gandhi, Founder, and CEO, Swipe Technologies said, “Mostly, a low-cost phone is associated with low-end specs; however, with Konnect 5.1 we bring a ‘no-compromise’ fully loaded smartphone experience to the first time smartphone buyer. Konnect 5.1 is a faster, quicker and dynamic offering that the company has brought out for the Gen Z. It is a smartphone designed for the aspiring, demanding and connected the youth of India.”
The key highlight for the smartphone is the long battery life it offers with the massive 3000 mAH battery capacity in a Sub Rs. 4000 smartphone. The mobile offers 10 hours of Talktime and 220 hours of standby time.
Swipe Connect 5.1 comes with a 5-inch screen with FWVGA (854*480) resolution, the screen is a TFT display and offers a pixel density of 225.
The smartphone will be available for sale on Snapdeal starting 17 February 2016. The Swipe Connect 5.1 comes with a quad-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz and also comes with 1 GB Of Ram.
The Swipe Connect 5.1 comes with the dated Android Kitkat 4.4.2 operating system but Swipe promises that the smartphone will get updated to Android Lollipop 5.1 in future.
The smartphone comes with 8 GB of internal storage and has an option to expand the storage using a micro-sd card. The Swipe Connect 5.1 comes 4 GB of free space, and the remaining 4 GB is occupied by the OS and pre-installed Apps.
The Swipe Connect 5.1 comes with an eight mega Pixel camera at the rear, and there is a 3.2 Megapixel front-facing selfie camera.
The smartphone has a thickness of 9.8 mm which is a bit high, but considering the large battery size, we can accept that it weighs 156 grams. The smartphone offers 3G connectivity along with 2G and WIFI support for high-speed data.
There are many other good choices in the Sub 4k price range with smartphones like Infocus M260 offering good specs and features for Android users. In a related incident, an unknown newcomer mobile manufacturer launched the cheapest smartphone in India priced at a surprising low Rs. 251 known as the Freedom 251.
Swipe Konnect Power Launched for Rs. 4,999
There are tons of budget 4G Phones but the new Swipe Konnect Power bring some great specs for the price to the table.
The Budget Dual Sim mobile comes with 4G LTE and 4G VOLTE support. It is available for Rs. 4,999 and you can purchase it online. However, it is currently exclusive to Snapdeal but may launch on other e-commerce portals at a later date.
Top Features and Specs
For starters, the Konnect Power comes with a large 3000 mAH capacity battery, which is another highlight and is rarely found in budget phones at this price range.
Also, it boasts of 2 GB Ram, that is even less likely in sub 5K price as most mobiles offer 1 GB of RAM.
Further, the Konnect Power runs on the Android Marshmallow 6.0 which is now too old. We think Swipe should have bundled it with the Android Nougat 7.0 to make sure customers have best software experience.
Notably, it comes with a 5.0 inch HD display and there is 16 GB of internal storage expandable upto 32 GB using the Micro-sd card slot.
For imaging, it comes with a decent 8 Megapixel rear camera and there is even a 5 Megapixel front camera for clicking selfies.
Furthermore, it comes with a 1.5 GHz clocked Quad-Core Processor. However, the name for the processor is not shared by the brand. Also, it comes with standard connectivity options micro-USB, USB OTG, Bluetooth, and WIFI.
Overall for a shoestring price of 5K, it has plenty to offer and will rival the Xolo ERA 1X, iVoomi Me 1+ and ME5 and several other phones in the sub 5K price range.
Latest Budget Mobile from Swipe – Elite Sense 4G launch in India for Rs. 7499
Swipe Technologies, the home-grown mobile brand has launched another budget smartphone under Rs 8000 in India today. It is available exclusively on Flipkart at Rs. 7499 MRP.
For starters, it comes with a 5.0 Inch Display and even has a fingerprint scanner.
It comes with a poly-plastic build and will be available in silver and gold color options. The design looks refreshing with a small visor strip around the rear camera. Also, there is a square fingerprint scanner at the back of the device below the camera module.
Specs and Features
Notably, the design makes it have a comfortable grip with curved edges, easy to hold and use. At the front there are capacitive touch buttons for navigation.
Aforementioned, it comes a 5.0-inch inch display and has HD resolution (1280*720 pixels), offering 283 PPi.
Powering the phone is the mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 Quad-Core Processor, with a maximum clock speed of 1.4 GHz. Additionally, we have 3 GB of RAM to take care of multi-tasking and gaming. The device comes with 32 GB of internal storage expandable upto 128 GB using the micro-sd card.
For a smooth experience, it runs on the Android marshmallow 6.0 Operating system. Also, for imaging, it comes with a 13 Mega Pixel rear camera and even boasts of an 8 Megapixel front-facing selfie camera.
The mobile comes with 2500 mAH battery capacity that is sufficient to last all day on moderate usage.
Additionally, it offers connectivity options like 4G LTE as well as VOLTE to work with JIO and other telecom service providers.
The device has got a fingerprint scanner at the back for fast unlocking and additional security. Notably, it weighs 146 grams and has 8.7 mm thickness.
It is one of the cheapest mobiles to come with these features, especially the 32 GB storage and 13 MP + 8 MP camera combination.
The 3 GB RAM and presence of Snapdragon 425 also ensures that the users will get decent performance out of the device.
lastly, it competes with the Xiaomi Redmi 3S and Lenovo Vibe K5 in the Sub 8k price range.
The 6K to 8K smartphone price segment is quite competitive and Elite Sense offers great specs in this range.
Swipe Elite 3 Offers 2 GB RAM and 5 Inch HD Display
Swipe technologies are ruling the lower end of the spectrum for 4G Volte devices. They have launched today the new Swipe Elite 3 4G VOLTE.
The smartphone specs look promising for the price of Rs. 5499.
The Swipe Elite 3 4G is exclusive to Flipkart and will be available in Gold, Silver and Grey color options. The mobile comes with a good looking design with metallic edge frame and polycarbonate body.
It has a 5.0 inch IPS HD Display with 282 PPI. The Swipe Elite 3 4G VOLTE has 2 GB of Ram which is rare in sub 6000 price range. Powering the phone is a Quad-core processor ( Spreadtrum SC 9832) clocked at 1.3 GHz.
Notably, it comes with ample amount of storage 16 GB which can be further expanded to 32 GB using a micro SD card.
Also, it features an 8 Megapixel rear camera with Autofocus and Led Flash. There is also a 5 MP front-facing Selfie Camera.
On the negative side, the device is quite thick with 9.1 mm thickness and weighs 172 grams.
It has 2500 mAH capacity which is not too much considering the 4G network is a battery hog.
However, the low requirement processor and display can augment battery life.
The mobile as the name suggests comes with 4G LTE as well as VOLTE support and also has 3.5 mm jack and micro USB port.
Furthermore, it runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0 and comes with 12 regional languages support.
Overall the specs and design look great for the price though the device is a bit bulky. It can be a good 4G smartphone for the budget of Rs. 5000 to Rs 6000.
Swipe Elite max Launched in India for Rs. 10,999
Swipe technologies the homegrown tech company has launched a new smartphone to compete with the Chinese tyrants. The all-new, “Swipe Elite Max”, a budget smartphone priced aggressively at ₹10,999. The phone is exclusively available for purchase on Flipkart.
The phone looks elegant for the price. The metal band sandwiched between the glass front and back is always a desirable choice of material. The phone somewhat resembles a larger footprint of the Oneplus X.
The glass back finish is usually not found in the mid-range and budget smartphones but the Swipe Elite Max defies that norm.
It also sports a fingerprint sensor at the back, a must-have feature in today’s time. Surprisingly the phone sports stereo speakers at the bottom for enhanced music and gaming experience.
Furthermore, the Elite Max sports a 5.5 inch Full HD (1920*1080) IPS LCD display. The mobile runs on 1.4 GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm chipset (Snapdragon 430) coupled with 4 GB of RAM.
It is the cheapest 4 GB RAM smartphone available in India priced below Rs. 12,000 or $ 180.
Additionally, the phone features 32 GB of internal storage along with expand-ability option up to 64 GB through micro SD cards.
It runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0 with Indus OS skin on top. As far as the optics are concerned, the Elite Max flaunts a 13 MP rear camera with PDAF and a single LED flash. The front houses an 8 MP selfie camera.
Powering the phone is the decently sized 3000 mAh battery along with Quick charge. The company claims user can charge for 15min and get talk time up to 2 hrs.
It features connectivity options such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS and USB OTG.
The phone directly competes with Redmi Note 3, LeEco 2, Lenovo K6 Power, Coolpad Note 5, Moto G4, etc.
Key specifications Swipe Elite Max
- Screen- 5.5-inch FHD display, 401 PPI
- Processor- Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
- RAM- 4 GB
- Camera- 13 MP rear camera and 8MP front camera
- Storage- 32GB internal, up to 64GB external
- OS- Android Marshmallow 6.0
- VOLTE & 4G support
- Fingerprint scanner- Yes
- Thickness- 7.6mm
- Battery capacity- 3000mAh
- Price Rs. 10,999
Recently, Swipe released an entry-level smartphone, Swipe Elite Star priced at mere ₹3,333. The highlight feature for the Elite Star is support for 4G VOLTE and being compatible with the Reliance JIO network.
While a lot of smartphone manufacturers are launching 4G VOLTE smartphones banking on the growth of 4G data users. Users are still not getting a satisfactory experience out of 4G network especially from JIO. We hope that the services will improve until March 31st, the deadline date when JIO will start charging customers for the service.
Swipe Virtue 2 Launched – Offers 2 GB RAM
Swipe has released its new smartphone swipe virtue Priced at Rs 5999 and boasts of 2 GB RAM. The Californian based company entered the Indian market last year and soon it seems to have understood the Indian marketing strategy by releasing value for money products.
There are a lot of budget smartphones coming and the major action still is there in the 8 to 12K segment, Swipe has been focusing on below 8K segment. They some time back released the Swipe Elite 2 which is one of the cheapest 4G LTE mobiles in India.
The company’s latest release is the swipe virtue, which is a feature rich smartphone. The smartphone’s availability is exclusive to Snapdeal and its already available to purchase.
The smartphone comes with a 5-inch display with HD (1280*720 P) resolution. It is designed in a way to give a bezel-less look, but definitely, don’t go with the photographs released, it has bezels, the picture above is not as true as it should be.
The display doesn’t have any sort of protective glass like the Gorilla Glass 3 or Asahi Glass protection. The frames are made of metal and the volume rocker and power button are also metallic, rest of the smartphone is of poly-plastic material.
Swipe claims to have better tactile sense with these buttons and long life.
The device’s processor is unspecified but its a Quad-core Mediatek with 1.3 GHz clock speed. The smartphone comes with 2 GB RAM making it a good option to consider under the 6k range. There are very few smartphones priced below 6K and have 2 GB of Ram. Coolpad Dazen 1(Read review) is another such device.
Also, Read – Coolpad Dazen 1 Vs Swipe Elite
The Swipe Virtue runs on Android Lollipop and comes with a large internal storage of 16 GB out of which the user can have 12 GB of storage space accessible, rest is occupied by apps and OS.
There is also a micro SD slot is also given for further expansion upto 32 GB.
The rear camera is 8 MP with L.E.D flash and Auto – focus. Swipe also claims zero shutter lag while taking photos and a faster focus. The Front camera is 5 MP. Overall a decent set of cameras for the price.
Recently Xolo Launched the Xolo One HD Priced @ Rs. 4777. (Read Review) with 8 MP rear and 5 MP front camera with Flash support. Another excellent choice for people looking to buy a selfie camera mobile with a front flash.
The battery for the Swipe Virtue is 2500 mAh and it will give the full day back up. The battery backup is stated as 8 hours of talk-time and 250 hours of standby.
The connectivity options are nothing extraordinary. Allows 3G, wifi and Bluetooth 4.0. It, however, lacks 4G connectivity, which is available these days in a lot of mobiles, around this price range.
Key Specs of Swipe Virtue
- Screen: 5 inch HD (1280*720p)
- Processor: Quad-core MediaTek
- RAM: 2 GB
- OS: Android lollipop.
- Camera: 8 MP/ 5MP
- Storage: 16 GB and expandable.
- Battery: 2500 mAh
- Connectivity: 3G, wifi, Bluetooth 4.0
Overall a good deal for the price, if you a service center in the vicinity of your home.