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iVoomi i1: Premium features at budget price

February 19, 2018 15:09 IST

Who says smartphones with dual cameras and 18:9 ratio displays come only at premium prices?

Rediff.com's Ashish Narsale presents a first look at iVoomi i1, a Chinese phone that incorporates premium features for just ₹5,999.

Photograph: Courtesy ivoomiindia.com

Design

To be honest, iVoomi i1's design seems to be lifted straight from the Samsung Galaxy S8.

It has a 5.45-inch LCD display with 18:9 screen ratio, a full view display or what iVoomi likes to call the 'Absolute View'.

It has got thick bezels, but that is to be expected from an affordable phone like the iVoomi i1.

The phone is all plastic, built with a removable back cover to insert two SIMs and a micro SD.

A speaker grill at the bottom, a 3.5 mm audio jack and micro USB charging port at the top, completes the design scape for iVoomi i1.

Hardware

It runs the entry level 1.3 GHz Quad-Core MediaTek 6737 Processor, built just for undertaking standard tasks.

It has 2GB of RAM and 16 GB ROM for storage. The storage can be further extended using the micro SD card.

This phone even has a fingerprint sensor at the rear, just below the dual camera module.

Camera

At this price point, iVoomi has incorporated a dual rear camera setup at 13 MP + 2 MP and front camera at 8 MP.

The dual primary camera supports Bokeh, Portrait, HDR, Panorama and wide angle modes.

Photograph: Courtesy ivoomiindia.com

Battery

The iVoomi i1 comes with a 3000 mAh battery. The number suggests enough juice to run your phone all day long.

Software

It comes loaded with Android Nougat 7.0.

Verdict

It's an entry level phone with premium features like dual camera set up, finger print sensor, 16:9 screen ratio, etc. But keeping the price -- ₹5,999 -- in mind, it is best not to expect too much from this phone.

If you feel 2 GB RAM and 16 GB ROM is less for you, there is another variant available as iVoomi i1S that comes with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB of storage space for ₹7,499.

Ashish Narsale / Rediff.com