The Swipe Elite Power is the latest addition by the Indian brand in their Power series. The smartphone features a metallic body with massive 4,000mAh battery. The smartphone seems like a good device in terms of looks and given specifications. The Swipe Elite Power is priced at Rs 6,999. Let’s check out what all it offers to users, and if it’s price tag is worthy of that.
Design and Build
Swipe Elite Power is made up of full metallic body with curvy edges and corners. The design of the smartphone seems classic and minimal. The size of the smartphone seems a bit larger and makes it difficult to be used with a single hand. While the metal body makes it sturdy, it also a bit heavy to hold.
The rear panel consists of Elite written at the centre and camera at the top along with flash and the fingerprint sensor. The front panel has camera and sensors at the top and has on screen keys. The Power and Volume rocker keys are on the right side of the edge. MicroUSB port and 3.5mm audio jack are on the top. The SIM card tray is present on left side of the edge.
The design of the Elite Power is not the best and but with the full metal body, it can be considered as a solid smartphone under Rs 7K segment. Also, the curvy and smooth rear surface makes it look like a premium device.
Swipe Elite Power features a 5.5-inch display with 1,280 x 720 pixel resolution. The display seems a bit dark toned and loses its charm to impress. The sunlight readability is good but it cannot be seen clearly with different viewing angles.
Hardware and Software
Swipe Elite Power runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 quad-core processor clocked at 1.1GHz with 2GB of RAM. There is 16GB of inbuilt memory which can be further expandable up to 128GB via microSD card slot. The device gives around 1.2GB of free RAM out of 2GB and 11.5 GB of free space out of 16GB.
It runs on Stock Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. The UI is similar to other Android-powered handsets. It contains very less bloatware which is a good factor.
The touch response of the Swipe Elite Power is a bit slow, and the multitasking ability is average. The everyday usage of the device is also average. It can handle five to six apps simultaneously but if you go above, it starts hanging.
The gaming response is average. The high-end games like Asphalt 8 lags and hangs down the smartphone but one can run simple games like Candy Crush and Subway Surfers easily.
The Benchmark performance of the smartphone is below average. It scores 22087 in AnTuTu which is average comparing to the other smartphone in this segment. The GeekBench 3 result were 388 in Single-Core and 1002 in Multi-Core.
The Audio and Video quality is average and the connectivity feature works fine.
The Swipe Elite Power also supports OTG. It is a Dual-SIM phone with support for 4G VoLTE. There was no call drop or any kind of connectivity issue with it. The fingerprint sensor unlocks the system smoothly.
The 4,000mAh battery scores pretty well in our test. It lasts for 19 hours in our loop video test. The smartphone is able to give full day runtime with moderate usage. Minimal users can use the smartphone for almost two days. The battery power is impressive and can be considered as a prime factor to buy the Elite Power.
At the rear, the phone sports an 8-Megapixel camera with LED flash. The camera quality is average and has a lot of noise in it. The captured images have very less detail and colour saturation isn’t up to the mark either. The front camera is of 5-megapixels which shoots decent selfies, it also lacks the real tone colour reproduction, and thus the selfies seem odd.
Overall, the Swipe Elite Power is a decent smartphone with its specifications and performance. At a price point of Rs 7K, you are getting a metallic body, massive battery and a fingerprint scanner. While it’s a good device, we think the Redmi 3S offers more value for your money.