India’s Real Cheapest Smartphone already delivered to customers – First Look of APlus Prime
Belagavi: Well, it’s finally happened. Ahmadabad-based APlus Technologies (Harvi Industries) has already started dispatching the real cheapest Smartphone of India APlus Prime at just Rs 768.
In the segment of cheapest Smartphone’s several companies have entered & already tested their luck but till now not a single company has delivered their promise, But APlus Prime has entered the market silently without making any hype unlike of other companies and even started delivering their Smartphone’s at Just Rs 768. APlus Prime has proved the Indian Proverb (Jo Garajte hai vo baraste nahi) “Those who thunder don’t pour”.
As per the company CEO Mr Abhinav R the company will be selling its Smartphone’s at no profit no loss basis. He, however, insisted that he plans to generate overall profit on bulk orders
The company claimed that it has 1 lakh APlus Prime units ready to ship. Users can get their hands on the real-budget Smartphone via first come first serve basis through their website www.aplusphones.com . Here’s our initial impressions of APlus Prime.
Design and Display
To start with, we are glad to see that the new and final version of the APlus Prime is nowhere close to what we saw back in month of May 2016. That cheap iPhone 5-like design has finally been waved goodbye to in favour of a much sleeker and unique build.
As you can see from the images, the APlus Prime now has a textured plastic back panel, comes in Pink and Black colour variants, has a different placement of rear camera, and features three navigation keys similar to what we see on a typical Android handset. Back Panel is removable and as a token of gift they are providing flip cover also along with handset to lucky customers.
It is compact, offers firm grip, is definitely slimmer. The micro-USB charging port and headphone jack stays on top, while the power button and the volume buttons sit on right and left side respectively. Above the display you have a speaker and a front-facing camera.
Performance and Camera
It might be too early to judge the smartphone’s overall performance and how it handles different apps over time. The APlus Prime is powered by an unspecified 1.3GHz quad-core processor, clubbed with 1GB RAM, which is appreciable given that there are handsets costing more than Rs 768 and feature a lower 512MB RAM.
Aplus Technologies CEO says that the smartphone includes pre-installed applications but did not specify which ones. We are pleased to see that the apps now have new icons instead of those iOS app copies on the prototype model. The Android 4.4.2 -based APlus Prime runs near stock OS.
Moving on to the storage, as mentioned previously, the smartphone houses 4GB inbuilt storage, which can be expanded via a micro SD card of up to 32GB. As for connectivity, it would support Wi-Fi, hotspot, Bluetooth, as well as 3G connectivity on SIM card.
The 5 MP rear camera has a decent user interface. Since it’s a 4.5 inch display, the camera menu looks above average. The resulting images under artificial light were good and would work for most of the users. There’s a 1.3MP front-facing camera as well.
Backed by a 1800mAh battery, the APlus Prime is expected to run for a day since it has no heavy- duty applications to run or push out more number of display pixels. However, this is just our prediction. Stay tuned for our full review, which will be out soon.
The APlus Prime looks impressive from any given angle based on its price tag. You can complain about several features inside the handset but its cost trumps everything. The smartphone would no doubt become successful upon its launch as they have not made any fake promises they have directly started delivering their smartphones which will build trust in the mind of customers unlike of other companies.
It seems APlus Prime is all set to stir the market. The smartphone will also come with one-year warranty period, did you heard Warranty? What else can person expect at this price?