Swipe technologies the home grown 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.
Glass back finish is usually not found on 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 talktime upto 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 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 specially from JIO. We hope that the services will improve till March 31st, the deadline date when JIO will start charging customers for the service.
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