Spend Less and Get More With CENTRiC L3 Smartphone

Few days back, I had reviewed CENTRiC  A1 smartphone. We had seen how CENTRiC A1 excelled in each and every department making it ideally the best budget phone in the market today. Continuing with the review again, today I will be discussing about L3 smartphone, another exciting offering from CENTRiC.

Centric l3 android smartphone

CENTRiC L3 is a nice looking smartphone offering good specs for less. Having spent ample time with the handset, I can assure you that the phone feels pretty premium in your hands. I had the same feeling after using it for a week. Very difficult to tell if it was a budget device or an expensive handset. The difference was minimal.

Also, I love Android Nougat. It truly enhances your mobile user experience. I could experience it in L3. Also, I could find some brand specific apps like CENTRiC Store and CENTRiC Care. Top Doctors Online was another unique app I came across. Looked pretty useful to me.

CENTRiC L3 Apps 1
CENTRiC L3 Apps 2

Anyways, let’s delve deeper into the device and find out what separates it from the rest. As usual we will be discussing about the build quality, hardware specs, camera, etc.. So, here we go!

Premium build quality

As already stated in the previous paragraph, the phone feels very premium in your hands. You don’t actually find such quality with budget smartphone but CENTRiC  L3 has gone a step further with the build quality is which is well supported by metallic body with great slimness making the device a real treat for eyes. And at just 143g, the device feels so easy to hold and operate. Doesn’t feel bulky like branded competitor smartphones Nokia 2 or Moto C Plus which weighs more than 150gm.

The fingerprint scanner also works like charm. Unlike most fingerprint scanners which are located on the top rear side of the device, the fingerprint scanner in L3 is located on the front side of the device. It doesn’t make much difference other than knowing exactly where to put your finger to unlock the device.

Engaging multimedia experience

The 5 inch screen @ 294 PPI results in a very engaging multimedia experience. Even the sunlight legibility is very good in the device. What you badly miss in the device is DTS which stands for direct to sound. DTS technology produces remarkable sound as experienced in modern theatres. In L3, the sound quality is good enough to enjoy multimedia and related stuff.

FM radio and sound recorder works really well.  Gallery is another good addition to the device software. In L3, you can easily access your images in a gallery and edit them as you would want by applying filters and other image effects. I liked it!

Good Camera

Well, L3 camera lets you click good images which can be shared on social media, whatsapp and related places. The camera options are pretty much the same as seen in any smartphone. The 13 MP camera  in L3 offers a lot for a casual photographer like me. From normal images to panoramic images, the L3 camera lets you capture anything with ease and comfort. There are several scene modes from auto to candle light which makes it easier for you to shoot the type of image you need. Plus the predefined color effects lets you give artistic touch to your images before shoot.

If you are a selfie lover, you won’t be disappointed as the 5MP rear camera does a good job. The face beauty mode is another highlight of the camera software. Once activated, it makes beautifying your images easy and fast with options like wrinkle removal and whitening which can be easily edited under camera settings.

Coming to the video quality, the device lets you shoot 720p HD video which is quite ok. You can easily set the video quality under video settings depending upon your need.

Below are sample images and video shot from CENTRiC  L3 –

Good hardware configuration

Well, the CENTRiC  L3 specs is centered around Mediatek MT6737 Processor and 2GB RAM which works together to offer good hardware performance clocked at 1.3 GHz. The 16 GB of internal memory space may be enough always and so you get an option to increase memory upto 256 GB by using an external SD card. Great….Isn’t it? This looks better than other competitor smartphones like Nokia 2 or Moto C Plus where expandable memory is limited to max 128GB.

CENTRiC L3 supports 4G, VoLTE and ViLTE along with the usual options of Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS.

Good Battery life

The 3050 mAh, Li-ion Battery is enough to run your phone for a day on basic usage including gaming, playing music and web surfing. L3 doesn’t support fast charging so it takes some time to get it charged completely. The good thing is that you can charge the device using any serial usb charger without depending upon the original charger that ships with the device package. That really helps!

Comparison with competitor smartphones

Well, I thought of comparing L3 with different competitor brand smartphones in the market. I had compared L3 with Nokia 2, Moto C plus and another premium branded Smartphone Infocus Vision 3 which are available more or less at the same price. Below is my conclusion from the comparison made between the smartphones.

Weight Comparison

  • CENTRiC L3 – 143g
  • Motorola Moto C Plus – 162g
  • Nokia 2 – 150g
  • InFocus Vision 3 –  170g

L3 is around 11% lighter than Motorola Moto C Plus. Light weight devices are easier to hold without tiring your arms.

RAM Comparison

  • CENTRiC L3 – 2GB
  • Motorola Moto C Plus –  2GB
  • Nokia 2 – 1GB
  • InFocus Vision 3 – 2GB

L3 has around 100% more RAM than Nokia 2. More RAM means more applications can run at the same time, which makes the device faster.

Camera Resolution Comparsion

  • CENTRiC L3 – 13MP
  • Motorola Moto C Plus – 8MP
  • Nokia 2 – 8MP
  • InFocus Vision 3 – 13MP

L3 has around 62% more megapixels (MP) than Motorola Moto C Plus. More resolution generally means better picture quality, though it’s not always necessary.

Front Camera Flash Comparison

  • CENTRiC L3 – Yes
  • Motorola Moto C Plus – Yes
  • Nokia 2 – No
  • InFocus Vision 3 – No

Having a front camera flash allows you to take selfies in low light.

Storage Comparison

  • CENTRiC L3 – 16 GB
  • Motorola Moto C Plus – 16 GB
  • Nokia 2 – 8GB
  • InFocus Vision 3 – 16 GB

L3 has around 100% more inbuilt memory than Nokia 2. More memory allows you to store more songs, videos, photos and install more applications.

Removable Battery Comparison

  • CENTRiC L3 – Yes
  • Motorola Moto C Plus – Yes
  • Nokia 2 – No
  • InFocus Vision 3 – No

Having a removable battery is always a good option. You can always replace the degraded battery with a new battery.

Fingerprint Sensor Comparison

  • CENTRiC L3 – Yes
  • Motorola Moto C Plus – No
  • Nokia 2 – No
  • InFocus Vision 3 – Yes

Fingerprint sensor support allows you to quickly unlock your device using your fingerprint.

Well my comparison puts CENTRiC L3 on top against its competitors. There are hits and misses but a very few which shouldn’t bother you much.

Below is complete specifications of L3

SIM Card & SD CardDual SIM Dual Standby + / MicroSD Card Support (upto 256 GB Support)
2G NetworkGSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G NetworkWCDMA 900/2100 MHz
LTE NetworkFDD Band 3 (1800 MHz), FDD Band 5 (850 MHz), TDD Band 40 (2300 MHz)
TypeHD (1280*720) IPS Oncell 2.5D curved glass
Size5” (12.7cm)
DesignSlim and Elegant look
Dimension (mm) (H x W x D)141*70.5*8.6 mm
Back Case MaterialPremium Plastic & Glossy Finish
4G LTEHD Voice Call, VoLTE, ViLTE
WLAN802.11 b/g/n
USBMicro USB 2.0 with OTG support
Cloud PrintYes
Primary13MP Auto Focus with LED Flash
FeaturesHDR, Panorama, Face Beauty, Face Detection, Auto Scene Detection, Self Timer, ISO, Exposure, White Balance Adjustment, Anti-flicker, Anti-shake, GPS location info, colour filters, volume button capture
Secondary5MP Front Camera
Video720p Video Recording & Video playback
OSAndroid 7.0 Nougat
CPUMT 6737 1.3GHz Cortex A53 Quad Core 64Bit Processor
GPUMali T720MP
Memory CardUpto 256GB Micro SDXC with dedicated slot
Preinstalled AppsCENTRiC  care, CENTRiC  Store, Excel, Power point, Swiftkey keyboard, Top doctors online, Word
BrowserAndroid default Browser + Chrome Browser
Multi-MediaAudio player, Gallery
Audio Codec supportACC, AMR, MIDI, MP2, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA, FLAC
VideoFull HD Playback
Video Codec supportAVI, Mpeg2, Webm @ 1080p
Audio Jack3.5mm
SIM CardMicro SIM + Micro SIM (Hot swappable)
SensorTriaxial Accelerometer Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Light Sensor, Fingerprint sensor
OthersGesture Control, Double Tap to Wake, Quick Camera Launch, Hotkot, Emergency call
Capacity3050mAh Removable Li-Polymer Battery
Standby Time80 Hours (4G SIM)
Talk Time11 Hours (4G), 23 Hrs (2G)
SARHead – 0.469 W/kg, Body – 1.120 W/kg
Weight143 g
ColourQuartz Grey and Raisin Black

Well, priced at just Rs. 6749/-, CENTRiC  L3 leaves almost everyone behind the competition in the budget segment. It is perhaps the cheapest 4G phone in the market coming from a reputed brand. There is no reason why you shouldn’t purchase it if you are extremely tight in your budget. With Android Nougat and good phone color options like Quartz grey and Raisin black, the phone is sure to delight everyone. I am pretty happy with the pricing and performance both.

Now, it’s your turn. Go for it!

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