Videocon Krypton 3 Review: Decent But Not As Good As A Value Smartphone

Known for its TV, washing machine and other home appliances, Videocon came into the line of mobiles in 2009.

Videocon Krypton 3 Review: Decent But Not As Good As Value Smartphone

Till now, the company didn't achieve any breakthrough in the smartphone arena. With their hopes high, the Mumbai-based tech consumer goods manufacturer has recently launched Krypton 3 smartphone in India under budget segment.

Videocon Krypton 3 Review: Decent But Not As Good As Value Smartphone

The Krypton 3 comes with decent specs including a 5-inch display, quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, 13MP/5MP camera package, Android 6.0 Marshmallow and a 3,000mAh battery.

Videocon Krypton 3 Review: Decent But Not As Good As Value Smartphone

But at a price of Rs. 8,800, these specs look average, as the market is filled with strong offerings from Chinese handset makers at a lower price, which includes Redmi 3s, Coolpad Note 3 Lite and these are all-metal phones we're talking about.

Form factor

In terms of button placements, Krypton 3 has three capacitive buttons on the front, power button, and volume rocker on the right, USB port at the bottom and 3.5mm audio jack port on top.

Videocon Krypton 3 Review: Decent But Not As Good As Value Smartphone

On the whole, Videocon Krypton 3 is good to hold, but a plastic built at this price point, ain't going to do any good. In terms of the display, the Krypton 3 sports a 5-inch display with 1280 x 720p resolution. The display of this device is decent with good viewing angle and average sunlight readability. While the saturation level is up to the mark, the fingerprint magnet might be patchy at times, but functional at the end of the day.

Quad core power

The Krypton 3 is powered by a 1.3 GHz MediaTek Quad Core Processor clubbed with 2GB RAM under the hood. As we used it for the brief period of time, we didn't find any lag and it was able to handle the tasks thrown at including the preloaded games --Asphalt and Spiderman!

Decent camera under 10K

In terms of camera, Krypton 3 flaunts a 13MP rear camera with dual tone flash and 5MP selfie camera.

Videocon Krypton 3 Review: Decent But Not As Good As Value Smartphone

The camera UI is pretty much neat and simple with some of the usual features -- HDR, Panorama, Gesture shot and more.

Videocon Krypton 3 Review: Decent But Not As Good As Value Smartphone

Moving on to the performance, the 13MP camera clicks are above average under the ordinary lighting conditions and bit noisy during the low light. Moreover, the 5MP front camera covers a wide range of subject giving us the crisp and decent selfie.

Camera samples

Videocon Krypton 3 Review: Decent But Not As Good As Value Smartphone

Videocon Krypton 3 Review: Decent But Not As Good As Value Smartphone

Videocon Krypton 3 Review: Decent But Not As Good As Value Smartphone

Videocon Krypton 3 Review: Decent But Not As Good As Value Smartphone

Videocon Krypton 3 Review: Decent But Not As Good As Value Smartphone

Android Marshmallow, without too much bloatware

Further, the Videocon Krypton 3 is shipped with Android 6.0 Marshmallow with two UI's. The first UI (Launcher1) remain same as the stock Android while the second interface (Launcher 3) is plain stock Android UI. The interface is smooth and works well without too much bloatware.

Battery lasts for a day

Videocon Krypton 3 Review: Decent But Not As Good As Value Smartphone

The Krypton 3 is powered by a 3000mAh battery without any fast charging technology. When we used, it lasted for one full day on casual usage. Also, it took around 1 and half hours of my time for charging as well.

Final Verdict - There are better options in the market

Videocon Krypton 3 Review: Decent But Not As Good As Value Smartphone

Overall, the Videocon Krypton 3 is an average outing that doesn't have any standout features. Even though the performance is decent for ordinary usage, the lack of fingerprint sensor and metal body might not impress many. At this price point, Xiaomi offers a Redmi 3s, Redmi Note 3 that offers the better package at the same price.

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