Priyanka Telecom under CENTRiC brand of mobiles has launched the new smartphone – CENTRiC L3 and it is priced aggressively at Rs. 6,749. The smartphone comes with decent specs and it is targeted towards the first-time Android user who needs a good smartphone at an affordable price. After spending considerable time with the device, sharing the review of the phone.
The CENTRiC L3 sports a glossy plastic chassis and it looks really attractive. The shiny back offers a premium feel and the curved edges add a perfect grip while holding the phone in hand. The company has provided a silicon back cover within the box. The phone has a smaller form factor with a 5-inch display and it is protected by 2.5D curved glass.
Above the display, there is a 5-megapixel front camera and beside to it, there is an earpiece & front LED notification light, proximity sensor.
Below the display, there is a physical home button which works as a fingerprint sensor and there are on-screen keys for navigation.
On the right side, you get volume rockers and power key which has patterned grip.
On the left side, there is nothing.
On the top side, there is 3.5mm audio port and micro USB port for charging the device & also has OTG support.
On the bottom side, there are two speaker units.
On the back side, there is a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and CENTRiC logo. The back panel is removable and once you open it you will find space for 2 SIM cards and a dedicated microSD card. The battery is non-removable.
The CENTRiC L3 features 5-inch (12.7 cm) HD IPS OnCell display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and has a pixel density of 320 ppi. To prevent it from scratches it has 2.5D curved glass protection. The display has 500 nits brightness and gives you clear clarity while you watch anything. The smartphone has good viewing angles and you can tweak the display experience from the settings. The Sunlight legibility is quite good and the display size offers a good gaming experience.
The CENTRiC L3 is powered by 1.3GHz Quad Core processor which is paired with Mali T720 MP2 GPU & 2GB of RAM. The processor on the smartphone works great and it can handle day to day tasks pretty easily. The gaming experience on CENTRiC L3 is quite good and you can play entry-level, mid-range or high-end games without any problem There are no heating issues or lag is observed while running multiple apps & other applications.
The CENTRiC L3 has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of RAM out of which only 10GB is available for the user. You can further expand the ROM up to 256GB via dedicated MicroSD card. The smartphone also comes with USB OTG support.
The CENTRiC L3 runs on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. The software is nearly stock Android and you will get few bloatware like CENTRiC care app, DuraSpeed, Top Doctors Online, Word, PowerPoint, and SwiftKey keyboard apps. If you look at all apps, all are basic apps that you need it. The DuraSpeed lets you boost the foreground app by restricting background apps and there are several gesture features too.
The CENTRiC L3 comes with 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and it offers better clarity with decent lighting conditions. Focusing on the device is quite good and the images taken came out really good with some great colors & saturation. The performance of rear-camera in low light conditions goes down and you can see little bit noisy. The camera app comes with features like HDR, Panorama, Face Beauty, Face Detection, Auto Scene Detection, Self Timer and Volume Button Capture.
The CENTRiC L3 comes with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for selfie & video-calling. The front camera works great and you can capture good selfies. Apart from this, the front-facing camera has beauty mode and there are various editing filters.
The video recording quality is average on this smartphone.
The speakers on the CENTRiC L3 are not much loud and still, you can hear it well. The inbox earphone helps you to enjoy music and watching movies. The earphones fit easily in ears and I don’t think that you have to spend on earphones separately.
Connectivity and Battery
The CENTRiC L3 comes with almost much-needed connectivity features that you can expect from a budget phone. The smartphone comes with connectivity features like 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, micro USB, and GPS. The smartphone comes with sensors like Accelerometer, Light and Proximity sensors. During our usage, I didn’t face any issue and it works perfectly well with Reliance Jio & Airtel network.
The CENTRiC L3 packs 3050mAh Li-Polymer battery and takes around 2 hours 20 minutes to charge the device from 0 to 100% using its default charger. If you are a power user, then you have to charge the device twice a day and the usage varies person to person.
At a price tag of Rs. 6,749, the CENTRiC L3 is a perfect device for the young looking to buy their first smartphone or planning to switch from a feature phone. The CENTRiC L3 has a pretty good display, battery, and operating system nearly stock Android.
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