Celkon may not be a brand that immediately comes to mind when you think of getting a new smartphone. While the company is slowly and gradually making inroads, it's still not a brand that everyone is familiar with.
Having present pre-dominantly in South India, Celkon now plans pan-India presence, targeting important markets like Delhi-NCR, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
Their latest phone - Celkon Millennia Epic, is aimed at urban centers. In fact, they are trying to compete with big-ticket handset makers. At a price of Rs. 10,499, the Millennia Epic packs in decent hardware internals.
We finally managed to catch up with the Millennia Epic, the latest mid-end Android smartphone from Celkon, and it appears to be quite impressive. We dropped at the demo center to check out the new device.
Celkon Millennia Epic: Form Factor, Design, Display and Operating System
The Millennia Epic is huge, but has a solid design. At 152mm tall, 76mm wide and 7.9mm thick it easily dwarfs a couple of well known handsets in the same class.
It's well-built and comes with a big screen and lots of added features. We found the phone really lightweight (143g), but the build quality could be decent enough.
The device has a unibody design, which means you cannot remove the back cover. Nevertheless, the handset seemed to have an above average design.
The Millennia Epic comes with a large 5.5-inh IPS touchscreen which can be useful if you're very much into multimedia content. However, it's not a Full High-Definition (HD) screen with a lower resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.
Brightness, colors and contrast leave a very good first impression, and we barely noticed any major flaw.
We obviously need more time with the device to judge the screen.
The newly launched handset runs Android 4.4 (KitKat) out-of-the box. The makers haven't touched the stock user interface (UI), however, you'll definitely see a couple of added apps ( AskMe, Mobogenie, GGames, Celkon Care and many more) to make the experience better.