iVoomi goes for a budget bezel-less smartphone!

iVoomi i1 is the latest offering by the smartphone company in the budget segment. The smartphone has few of the ongoing trend specs like 18:9 Ratio Display and Dual Camera which can surely attract a lot of customers. The smartphone is priced just at 5999 INR which seems really good. The other specifications also seem decent but will it deliver the required usage to the users. Let’s check out in our review.

Design and Build:

From the design point of view, it has bar-shaped curved metallic uni-body with curved edges. iVoomi i1 seems to have sturdy build quality. The size is good but one can find it a bit heavy to hold and use. The rear panel has horizontally aligned the Dual camera with flash and fingerprint sensor following it. An iVoomi logo at the center and the rest part is clean. On the front, there are camera and sensors at the top. The bezels seem clean and the top surface is curved at the edges which gives it a good finish.

The Volume Rocker keys and the power buttons are on the right. The Aux and Micro USB port are on the top while the bottom panel has just two speaker grill. The rear panel is pop-able and one can find the non-removable 3000mAh battery. On the top, there is one micro SIM card on one side and a micro SIM + Micro SD card slot on the other side of the cameras. Overall the design section is good, durable but few may find it bit off (Old) from the current trend.

Display:

iVoomi I1 has 5.45-inch HD display with a pixel resolution of 640×1280 pixels and 18:9 screen ratio. The resolution is bit low so you won’t find the icons or other things crisp enough. The pixel density could be bit better but as the budget is tight it is good enough. The sunlight visibility is bit low and you can find it difficult to use it under direct sunlight.

Specifications:

iVoomi i1 is powered by quad-core processor MediaTek MT6737 SoC clocked at 1.3GHz which is quite common in entry-level smartphones. There is 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The storage can be expandable up to 128GB with the help of microSD card slot. It supports 4G VoLTE and has other connectivity options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1 and USB.

It runs on Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box. The UI seems clean and has very few customizations. There is very few additional bloatware like Amazon Shopping, iVoomi Care Center and a game Cupcake Dreamland. It has floating dock called Quick Touch which can help to scroll, swipe and toggle. It also offers few functions linked to the proximity sensors and a DuraSpeed is a software to enhance the speed.

Performance:

The provided SoC with the paired RAM in iVoomi could not help much. The performance of the smartphone is average and can slower if you multitask a lot. The touch response is good but apps take a lot of time to open up which can be frustrating. Switching apps in between heavy usage makes the smartphone to lag.

The fingerprint sensor works great at most of the times. The 4G VoLTE also works fine and we didn’t find any drop in the network. The audio and video quality is average and so is the gaming performance. The high-end games like Shadow Fight 3 lag a lot. The benchmark performance is good and comparable to the devices with similar specs. It scores 29202 in AnTuTu and in Geekbench it scores 532 in Single Core and 1524 in Multi-Core.

Camera:

iVoomi i1 offer 13MP + 2MP dual rear camera which shoots descent images in the daylight. The captured images have a good amount of colour saturation but the in-depth details seem missing. The low light performance is average as there is a lot of noise. The camera app has few modes like panorama, Video, and Bokeh which can be helpful. On the front, it has an 8MP camera which captured descent selfies with good skin tone but the details could be better. Overall the Dual Camera could not help much and the camera performance is average.

Battery:

iVoomi i1 is backed by 3000mAh battery which offers almost 9+ hours of battery life with moderate usage. The battery life is good comparing with the provided features in the smartphone. Minimal users will get a battery life of one full day. The only problem is the provided 5W charger is very slow and it takes more than 3 hours to fully charge.

Gizmo Verdict:

With the given price tag, it has attractive features like Dual Camera and 18:9 Full View Display. But the average performance could be a backfire. Still, the users who want an average device at the budget price point, you can go for it but there are better options available on the market like Xiaomi Redmi 4 or 10.or.