Centric L3 review – MediaTek quad core powered, good handset decent performance

Centric launched the L3 handset in India for a price tag of Rs. 6,479. This is MediaTek quad core powered and packed with a 3050 mAh battery. So how good is this handset, check this Centric L3 review to know more.

The build and finishing is very good, the Centric L3 is using a plastic body with glossy back panel that gives a premium feel. This is MediaTek quad core powered and running Android Nougat out of the box, also packed with 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM.

This is a decent handset for the price, not for gaming users, also the camera quality is average. The battery life is pretty good. Handset is compact, easy to carry and features a 5 inch screen with 2.5D curved glass and 720p resolution.

Centric L3 review

Centric L3 features, specifications

Inside the box (Unboxing the Centric L3) : Handset, user manual, warranty card, data cable (USB to micro USB), earphone and travel charger 5V/1.5A
SAR : 0.469 head and 1.12 body W/kg
Body : Plastic body, but with glossy metallic finishing / look, easy to carry, light weight.
SIM Type : Micro SIM + Micro SIM + micro SD card (256GB max). Triple slots
Screen  :  5 inch screen with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution, with 2.5D curved glass. Color reproduction, viewing angles and touch response is good enough
Connectivity :  4G, VoLTE, WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth
Sensors : Accelerometer, Proximity, Light sensor
Security and Extra : Finger Print sensor on the front, decent speed
LED Notification : Yes
OTG : Yes
RAM : 2GB (about 1.3GB free on average)
ROM : 16GB (about 11 GB free on first boot)
OS : Android 7

Centric L3 display

Centric L3 Performance

CPU :  MediaTek MT6737 quad core @ 1.25GHz
GPU :  Mali T720
Heating : Medium
Max Battery Temperature : 39 degrees

For normal operations the performance was good, but this handset is not for gaming users.

Centric L3 Benchmark

Antutu : 29338 / 2359
NenaMark3 :  60.0fps (2-4)
Multi Touch : 5 points

Centric L3 back panel

Centric L3 Gaming Review

I played Asphalt 8 in high quality mode it lagged, the game was playable in Medium quality mode but not that smooth. In you play the game in very low quality it will be smooth.  Check the video to see how the game played.

Centric L3 Camera Review

Rear Camera : 13MP, LED flash
Front Camera : 5MP
Video Recording : HD resolution

Camera quality is average, outdoor shots in good light conditions look good but the night shots are not that great. Selfie quality is good enough. This handset can shoot 720p videos.

Camera Rating : 3.5 out of 5

Centric L3 camera samples

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Other features

Sound is very loud and clear. Reliance Jio SIM worked. Finger Print sensor on the front is decently fast.

Centric L3  Battery Review

Battery capacity : 3050 mAh (Non-removable)
Charging Time : Charge – 2 hours 30 minutes, using the charger provided
Battery Life : 4 to 8 hours non-stop (moderate to heavy)
Daily usage battery life : One to One and a Half days of battery life

Battery Test Results

Battery Temp at idle : 30 degrees
Running Benchmark app :
 10 minutes / 2% / 34 degrees
Asphalt 8 game play : 32 minutes / 12% / 39 degrees
HD video playback with full brightness (WiFi /4G on) :  22 minutes / 6% / 36 degrees

Verdict

A good handset with decent performance. The price is also pretty good but there are other handsets available in the market with Snapdragon chipset that is slightly better and priced around the same.

Rating : 3.8 out of 5

Centric L3 is available for Rs. 6,749.

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