Swipe Elite vs Dazen 1 from Coolpad Best 6K Smartphone

Swipe Elite is the new name in the budget smartphones arena. The smartphone is sold by the Indian startup Swipe which has been around for last 2-3 years. Swipe is not a large player like Micromax or Lava but they are growing and launching new smartphones with powerful hardware and attractive pricing.

To put things in the right perspective it is a growing brand who even have hired the Ex-Miss World and actress Priyanka Chopra to endorse the brand.

Swipe Elite vs Dazen 1

Swipe has been selling smartphones,  Tablets and wearable gadgets, it also creates Apps and has it’s own OS skin (freedom OS).

Swipe Elite vs Dazen 1

Recently they launched the Swipe Elite on Flipkart for a price tag of Rs. 5,999. It is an exclusive tie-up with the e-commerce company.

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On the other hand, we have Dazen 1 from the Chinese manufacturer Coolpad which was launched in Jun2 2015 in the Indian market and a got nifty response.

Coolpad Dazen 1 has been doing well in the Sub 6k range with some exceptional specs for the price. We did a detailed review for the Dazen 1 – you can read more on camera quality and other details here.

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Let’s have a Specs comparison of both the smartphones.

Key Technical Specs Coolpad Dazen 1

  • Processor – 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 410 Quad-Core processor
  • Screen Size –1280 x 720 pixels, 5.0 inches (~320 ppi pixel density)
  • Camera – 8 MP Primary Camera with Auto Focus, 5 MP Secondary Camera
  • RAM – 2 GB RAM
  • Storage – 8 GB expandable up to 32 GB via Micro SD card
  • OS Android KitKat 4.4.2 with Cool UI, upgradable to Android Lollipop
  • 4G LTE Connectivity – Yes
  • Battery Capacity – 2500 mah

Key Technical Specs – Swipe Elite

  • Processor – 1.2 GHz Quad-Core processor (unspecified)
  • Screen Size –1280 x 720 pixels, 5.0 inches (~320 ppi pixel density), 2.5D technology
  • Camera – 13 MP Primary Camera with Auto Focus, 8 MP Secondary Camera
  • RAM – 2 GB RAM
  • Storage – 16 GB expandable up to 32 GB via Micro SD card
  • OS – Android Lollipop 5.0 with Freedom OS
  • 4G LTE Connectivity – NO
  • Battery Capacity – 2500 mah

Design and Looks – What Specs can’t describe is how both smartphones look and feel. While the Dazen 1 has decent neat looks the Swipe Elite actually look much better with curved edges and more glass merging into the body seamlessly.  The Coolpad Dazen 1 weighs 145 grams and has a thickness of 9.3 mm.

Swipe Elite vs Dazen 1

Processor – The Coolpad Dazen 1 scores higher than the Swipe Elite on the Processor, with Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 64 Bit processor. The Swipe elite has not shared which processor they are using it could either the mediate, Spreadtrum or even the Qualcomm.

4G LTE – The Dazen 1 processor supports the 4G LTE data, while Swipe elite misses on the 4G LTE data connectivity though has 3G. Do you really care about 4G or plan to use that, must think through that.

RAM – Both the smartphones are tied up as far as the RAM is concerned ( 2GB). Both the mobiles are Dual Sim.

The Camera performance is near similar with both the smartphones despite a higher resolution camera on the Swipe elite. Selfies got a little edge with the Swipe elite 8 MP front camera.

The Storage is where Swipe elite rocks with 16 GB internal storage, unheard of in this price range.

Display both the smartphones have good HD display with 320 PPI, again a positive for this range.

OS – The Swipe Elite with the Android Lollipop scores here over the Dazen 1 with the Android KitKat.

Battery Capacity – Both have a similar 2500 mAH battery capacity and battery life from both the devices is almost similar.

Verdict – Swipe Elite vs Dazen 1 – Which is the Better Choice

Both smartphones are great and offer good value for money in the 6K segment.

Dazen 1 scores higher with 4G LTE, Snapdragon 410 processor while the Swipe Elite scores higher with the Camera,  Android Lollipop, and 16 GB of internal storage.

I would suggest Dazen 1 considering good processor and 4G LTE support, but in case, looks and higher storage matter to you more you can also buy the Swipe Elite.

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