Smartphones have become a rage these days. Hardly any day passes when you do not get to hear about any new launch and people getting crazy over it. Nowadays we see a lot of brands in the market which offer Smartphone and fit well within our budget. One such device which I recently came across is CENTRiC A1. CENTRiC is actually the brand name and A1 is the model which I had used. CENTRiC is a relatively new entrant in the smartphone market in India and as per my recent experience with the same, I have to say it packs a punch. CENTRiC A1 is a decent looking phone with great features not seen in most of the newly launched budget devices. I got some time to spend with the same and today I am here to let you all know about the same.
Great Build up and Design
CENTRiC A1 looks like any other Android phone initially but feels much better when you start using it. With a full metallic body, the phone combines a perfect balance between look and features. The device is quite thin at 7.8mm and endows subtle curves on the rear side offering you a great look and feel. The phone feels so easy to hold all because of the 2.5D curved glass which has been topped to the display on the front. At times, it does feel little slippery in your palm but you get used to it very soon. Same thing happened with me too.
This unibody smartphone is available in 3 attractive hues – White / Gold, Black / Grey and Gold. A real good thing I must say.
And not to forget, the embedded fingerprint scanner which is really fast, accurate and responsive. I didn’t find any problem with the same. It is incredibly fast.
Rich Multimedia Experience
As like any other smartphone, display has a major role to play with the multimedia experience. Believe me, CENTRiC A1 doesn’t disappoint here. With 5.5 inch IPS display screen, you enjoy a great viewing experience along with good sunlight legibility. Plus the dragontrail glass layer makes sure your display remains scratch resistant.
Add to it, the DTS sound support which delivers remarkable sound from integrated box speakers. The sound is so good to listen to and can be easily compared to what you experience in modern theatres.
Ideally, the killer combo of display and sound make CENTRiC A1 a standout device in the market.
Nothing gets me more excited than finding a phone with a great camera. CENTRiC A1 can be easily categorized under best budget camera phone. The 13 megapixel rear camera lets you capture impressive images and the same can be said for 8 MP front camera which lets you capture beautiful selfies even under low light conditions. Captured images can be easily enhanced using live-filters. Selfies can be beautified in a beauty mode which enhances image by smoothening the skin tone.
From my personal usage, I found selfies coming from A1 totally fantastic. I tried it out various filters and selfies in most of these looked quite good. I am sharing some images below.
Below is the slideshow of some sample images captured from CENTRiC A1 device:
Powerful Hardware Specs
CENTRiC A1 excels in almost everything and a lot can be attributed to fully fledged specs which are centered around powerful Snapdragon 430 SoC Processor and 3GBRAM. The Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.4 GHz ensures smooth functioning of apps. Plus the 32 GB of memory onboard makes sure you never run out of space again and if you need more space, you can easily expand your memory to 256 GB using a microSD card.
CENTRiC A1 supports 4G, VoLTE and ViLTE along with the usual options of Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS.
Fast Charging Battery
CENTRiC A1 has a support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 which gets your phone battery charged instantly whenever required. It charges really fast…believe me! The 3000mAH cell in the device delivers upto 240 hours of standby time and up to 15 hours of talk time. It is enough for a day usage which includes basic operations like calling, gaming and browsing internet. Also if your phone remains unused, the battery is conserved for longer usage. I am writing after personally experiencing it.
Well, considering the price 9999 CENTRiC A1 is ideally the best budget phone in the market today. If camera is not your top priority then CENTRiC A1 makes a very good purchase. You get some of the best features for very less. Anyone looking for a decent budget handset with powerful specs, CENTRiC A1 is the answer. Go for it!
Below is a final summary of the device with pros and cons-
- Full metallic body
- Vivid display
- Powerful DTS sound
- Fastest fingerprint scanner
- Fastest charging
Apart from the above pros and cons, there’s nothing much to ponder over. The device is truly outstanding. I would definitely recommend it to the budget phone buyers. Go for it !!