Flipkart launched their first mobile phone (smartphone) – the Billion Brand, handset model name is Capture+. This Billion Capture+ handset comes with a good price tag and using dual cameras on the back. Here is the Billion Capture+ review that will give you a good idea how the handset performs.
Smartron is the company that Flipkart has partnered with and it is Smartron that has designed this handset and will be manufacturing it in India. The handset performance is good, it is using well known Snapdragon 625 octa core processor. Performance is smooth, no lags and dual cameras on the back was the key highlight.
Dual camera was the USP and its performance is pretty disappointing. Check the camera section for more details. Leave the camera and rest of the hardware did really well.
Billion Capture+ features, specifications
Inside the box (unboxing the Billion Capture+) : Handset, user manual, SIM Tray ejector PIN, data cable (USB to USB Type C) and travel charger fast charger 12V/1.5A
SAR Value : 0.261 (head) and 1.030 body
Body : Its using a metal body, build and finishing is good. Easy to use and comfortable to hold.
SIM Type : Nano + Nano/ Micro SD
Weight and Thickness : 176 grams, 8.5 mm thick
Screen : 5.5 inches, 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution, viewing angles, touch response and color reproduction are good, 2.5D curved glass and dragontrail glass protection
Connectivity : 4G, VoLTE (work on both SIM), WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth
Sensors : Accelerometer, Proximity, light, gyro sensor, hall, step
Security and Extra : Finger Print sensor
LED Notification : Yes
OTG : Yes supported
RAM : 3GB (about 1.7GB free on first boot)
ROM : 32GB (about 22GB free on first boot)
OS : Android Nougat 7.1.2 (stock)
Billion Capture+ Performance
CPU : Snapdragon 625 64 bit octa core 2.0GHz
GPU : Adreno 506
Heating : Low
Max Battery Temperature : 35 degrees
Hardware is well know, performance was smooth and unit hardly heated up. Even games played really well.
Billion Capture+ Benchmark
Antutu : 63754 /13196
NenaMark3 : 59.4 fps (3-3)
Multi Touch : 10 points
Disk Speed : 202 MB/s read and 84 MB/s write
Billion Capture+ Gaming Review
I played Asphalt 8 in high quality mode and it did well, no issues as such, game play was smooth and lag free. Handset also did not heat up.
Billion Capture+ Camera Review
Rear Camera : 13MP (RGB) + 13MP (Monochrome), auto focus, Samsung sensor, dual tone LED flash, f/2.0 aperture
Front Camera : 8MP, f/2.0 aperture
Video Recording : 4K resolution
The camera app is too basic (stock), seems incomplete, there is pro mode but no options on the screen you need to hit the settings icon to get the manual setting options. To use dual cameras you need to select the portrait mode.
But before going to the dual camera mode, the camera in the normal mode is not that good, color looks weird, unnatural, and overall quality is average, not really good in low light.
Now when using the dual camera mode the bokeh looks good, but the edges are smudged, plus the color looks unnatural. Moreover it takes time to process images in portrait mode and at times you get weird bokeh effects check the sample images or check the video review.
This handset can shoot 4K videos. Do check the sample 4K in video review.
Camera Rating : 3.5 out of 5 (average)
Billion Capture+ camera samples
Download Original Image files (right click and save) (do not use it for commercial purpose, without permission of gogi.in).
Sound was loud and clear, no other issues. Reliance Jio SIM worked. The finger print sensor on the back is decently fast.
Billion Capture+ Battery Review
Battery capacity : 3500 mAh (Non-removable)
Charging Time : Charge – 1 hour 30 minutes (2% to 100%) using the charger provided
Battery Life : 6 to 8 hours non-stop (moderate to heavy)
Daily usage battery life : One day to one and a half days, depending on your usage
Battery Test Results
Battery Temp at idle : 31 degrees
Running Benchmark app : 8 minutes / 2% / 32 degrees
Asphalt 8 game play : 17 minutes / 4% / 35 degrees
4K video playback with full brightness (WiFi /4G on) : 11 minutes / 3% / 34 degrees
The USP was the dual camera and the performance / quality was disappointing. I bought the 3GB version from Flipkart for Rs. 10,499. So if you are looking for a decent dual camera smartphone avoid the Billion Capture+.