Swipe Konnect Power review – iVooMi Me5 is better

Swipe Mobile launched this low cost VoLTE smartphone called the Konnect Power. Here is the Swipe Konnect Power review, this will help you know if the handset is worth the price. This handset is powered by Spreadtrum quad core processor.

The specs are good but there is one more handset in the market the iVooMi Me5 that also comes with similar specs / same hardware and is cheaper. Plus the Swipe konnect Power is running Marshmallow 6.0 where as the Me5 is running Nougat.

Since this handset is powered by Spreadtrum chipset, performance is okay for general usage but not for gaming use. Heat up is also under control. The handset supports VoLTE and battery life is decent enough.

Swipe Konnect Power review

Swipe Konnect Power features, specifications

Inside the box (unboxing the Swipe Konnect Power) :  Handset, data cable (USB to micro USB), travel charger 5V/1A, user guide, 3000 mAh battery, warranty card and a screen guard
Body : Build is good, finishing is also good, body is made of plastic and the back panel can be removed
SIM Type : Micro SIM + Micro SIM + Micro SD card slot
Weight and Dimensions : 152g, 9.4mm
Screen  :  5 inches, 1280 x 720 pixels resolution, viewing angles, touch response and color reproduction are okay
Connectivity :  4G, VoLTE (work on both SIM), WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth
Sensors : Accelerometer – only one sensor, basic like light and proximity sensor is missing
LED Notification : No
OTG : Yes supported
RAM : 2GB (about 640MB free on first boot)
ROM : 16GB (about 11GB free on first boot)
Micro SD : Yes 64GB MAX
OS : Android Marshmallow 6.0

Swipe Konnect Power back panel

Swipe Konnect Power Performance

CPU :  Spreadtrum 9832  Quad Core 1.2 GHz
GPU :  Mali 400 GPU
Heating : Medium
Max Battery Temperature : 38 degrees

Performance is okay, but when running heavy apps / playing high end games the handset lags. For general usage it is good enough.

Swipe Konnect Power quality

Swipe Konnect Power Benchmark

Antutu : 26100 / 840
NenaMark3 :  60fps
Multi Touch : 2 points

Swipe Konnect Power Gaming Review

The chipset is not powerful, though you can play high end games in low quality mode. I tried Asphalt 8 game, high mode it lags, medium mode playable and low mode it does much better.

Swipe Konnect Power dual SIM slot

Swipe Konnect Power Camera  Review

Rear Camera : 8MP, flash
Front Camera : 5MP
Video Recording : HD resolution

The Konnect Power camera quality is no good, below average. Check the samples to get an idea. Handset can shoot 720p videos that is also not so good.

Camera Rating : 2.5 out of 5

Swipe Konnect Power camera samples

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Other features

Sound was loud and I did not find any issues with Networks.

Swipe Konnect Power Battery Review

Battery capacity : 3000mAh (removable)
Charging Time : Charge – 3 hours 20 minutes using the charger provided
Battery Life : 5 to 6 hours non-stop (moderate to heavy)
Daily usage battery life : One to One and a Half days of mixed usage

Swipe Konnect Power 3000 mAh battery

Battery Test Results

Battery Temp at idle : 22 degrees
Running Benchmark app :
 14 minutes / 4% / 29 degrees
Asphalt 8  game play : 33 minutes / 11% / 38 degrees
HD video playback with full brightness (WiFi /4G on) :  48 minutes / 13% / 31 degrees

Verdict

The Swipe Konnect Power hardware is similar to iVooMi Me5. In fact iVooMi Me5 is better cause it comes with extra sensors  that are missing on Konnect Power and Me5 is running Nougat, plus Me5 is cheaper.

Rating : 2.8 out of 5

Swipe Konnect Power price in India is Rs. 4,999.

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