Here is another low budget smartphone the Swipe Sense with a finger print scanner. It is a dual SIM handset powered by 1.3GHz MediaTek quad core processor. Sense runs Android 4.4 out of the box and comes with a finger print scanner placed on the rear.
Contents : Swipe sense handset, screen guard, 2 x 2250 mAh battery, travel charger, data cable, user guide, warranty card and standard earphone.
Design and Display
Handset does look big with curvy sides. The back panel is with a matte finish and the top and bottom sides are with dotted textures that gives an elegant look to the handset. Weight with battery is 158 grams and dimensions are 78.25mm x 154.69mm x8.03mm.
Build quality is good. Power button is on the right, volume rockers on the left, audio jack (3.5mm) and micro USB port is placed on the top. There are dual SIM slots, a normal SIM 1 and a micro SIM 2.
Screen is 5.5 inches supporting qHD 960 x 540 pixels resolution. Touch is smooth, colour reproduction is good, viewing angles are not that good.
Apart from the common sensors i.e. accelerometer, light and proximity the Swipe Sense also comes with a magnetic sensor. There is LED notification and you can select from many colour options.
Memory and Storage
This Phablet comes with 1GB RAM and 8GB storage. Of the 8GB storage 5.26GB is allocated as phone storage plus you will get about 1.6GB space free for apps. On the first boot the available free RAM is about 529MB. Apps can be moved / installed on external storage and OTG is supported.
It is using MT6582 quad core chipset with Mali 400 MP GPU. Performance is lag free and here are the benchmark scores.
|Vellamo||Metal (755) Multi core (1189) Browser (1652)|
|Multi Touch||5 point|
Camera and entertainment
Swipe Sense can play FHD videos. The rear camera is 8MP with flash and front camera is 3MP. Native video calling is supported. Camera quality is okay, colour look a bit dull, close-ups are good but long shots were blurry. Do check the sample images and videos at the end of this review.
I did not find any issues when playing Asphalt 8 in the high visual quality mode and Modern Combat 5. Both the games got installed on the external storage.
Sound is good and no issues found with GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G. There is finger print scanner on the rear. You can setup up to 3 finger print. It will take time getting used to the finger print system (getting the perfect swipe).
This handset also supports gesture including off screen gestures. When off screen gestures are enabled you can draw characters on the screen to launch specific applications or double tap the screen to wake up the phone.
You get two 2250 mAh batteries and the battery backup us decent enough it will give 3 to 5 hours of moderate to heavy usage.
|Task||Time||Battery drop (%) (max temp)|
|Running Benchmark apps||35 minutes||12% (35)|
|FHD video playback (loop) with Wi-Fi on + full brightness||9 minutes||5% (36)|
|MC5 + Asphalt 8 GamePlay||24 minutes||9% (36)|
The Key highlight about the Swipe Sense is the 5.5 inch screen and finger print scanner on the rear. Rest of the specifications are good. The Sense is priced at approx Rs. 10,000 not a bad option with the finger print security.
Swipe Sense Image Gallery
Sample Images shot using the Sense handset
Front camera sample
Sample video shot using this handset