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Updated On: 26th September 2018

Smartron tphone P

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Smartron tphone P runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The smartphone has a 5.2-inch HD display. It has a 13MP rear camera with a LED flash and a 5MP front-facing camera . The device is powered by a 1.4GHz octa-core Snapdragon 435 processor and 3GB RAM. It has 32GB internal storage which can further be expanded via a microSD card. Connectivity options include 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS and a microUSB 2.0 port. The device is powered by a Li-Ion 5,000mAh battery
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Key Specifications

  • 1.4 GHz processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage
  • 5000 mAh battery
  • 13 M.Pixels rear & 5 M.Pixels selfie
  • Dual SIM
  • Android OS, v7.1.1 (Nougat)
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Smartron tphone P Price in India

Smartron tphone P Price starts at Rs. 7,999. The lowest price of Smartron tphone P is at Flipkart. tphone P is not available in other online stores.

Smartron tphone P: Pros & Cons

6.5
out of 10
MSP SCORE
  • Good Stuff
  • Terrific build quality
  • 5000mAh battery
  • Great hardware specs
  • Gorilla Glass protection
  • Bad Stuff
  • Terribly unoptimised
  • Chronic lag and stuttering
  • Middling display
  • Poor touchscreen and typing responsiveness
  • Mediocre camera

Smartron t.phone P Review: Excellent Hardware, Poor Software Optimisation

by Nachiket Mhatre


 Smartron t.phone P Review

Having met one of the founders of Smartron, it’s amply evident that this is a company run by technology enthusiasts and not bean counters. That also explains why it made the mistake of skipping right past the budget segment and positioning its maiden smartphone in the upper mid-range segment replete with a generation old flagship processor. The Smartron t.phone clearly was a mistake, but the company then delivered with a lot more sensibly priced srt.phone. The Indian smartphone and IoT expert, however, is decidedly more grounded for its third mobile outing and is going straight for Xiaomi’s jugular.

Design and Build Quality

 Smartron t.phone P Front Design

Priced at ₹7999 the Smartron t.phone P competes directly with the wildly popular Redmi 4, albeit by offering similar hardware specifications as the Redmi 4 for a grand less, while also bumping up the battery capacity by almost as much at 5000mAh. On paper, the t.phone P sounds terrific, with a top-of-the-line Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor, 3GB RAM, and 32GB of internal storage that can be further expanded up to 128GB. Unlike the rather poorly built original t.phone, the third iteration has been put together quite well – that is, by the Chinese smartphone maker ZTE, who’s the manufacturing partner for Smartron. Not surprisingly, the ZTE Blade A6 shares its looks and most of its specs with the t.phone P.

This phone is solid enough to be used as a blunt weapon.

That’s also why Smartron’s budget phone also feels solidly built, with a metal back design replete with plastic bits at each end for antenna separation. With a sturdy aluminium frame and a heft of 160 grammes thanks to the 5000mAh battery, this phone is solid enough to be used as a blunt weapon. The large battery also ensures that the phone isn’t slim either, clocking in at a thickness of 8.9mm. Nevertheless, the tastefully rounded corners and the 5.2-inch display with 2.5D glass ensures that the phone nestles comfortable in your hand.

The rest of the design is pretty straightforward with a headphone jack at the top edge and speaker grilles symmetrically flanking a micro-USB port. The left edge houses a hybrid dual-SIM slot, with the opposite edge holding a volume rocker on top of a nicely textured power button. At the rear you’ll find a fingerprint scanner that isn’t nearly a fast as the competition, but it’s at least placed intuitively within reach, with the 13-megapixel camera and single LED flash modules situated at the top-left corner. The front has a 3-megapixel snapper and status LED on opposite sides of the top edge, with the bottom edge housing backlit capacitive buttons for Home, Back, and Recents functions.

Display

 Smartron t.phone P Screen Quality

To be brutally honest, the 5.2-inch LCD display sports a resolution of 720x1280 pixels and is pretty cheap even when you consider the t.phone P’s budget underpinnings. The LCD panel isn’t sufficiently bright, which leads to poor sunlight legibility. Viewing angles are narrow, with some serious colour and gamma shift evident even with minor deviation from the sweet spot. Colour saturation is equally mediocre. The Redmi 4’s display, for that matter, looks significantly better when viewed side-by-side with the t.phone P.

Camera

 Smartron t.phone P Camera

The device’s 13-megapixel camera doesn’t fare any better, but that hardly comes as a surprise as Smartron’s camera game has traditionally been weak. Despite the presence of phase-detection autofocus, the camera takes way too long to focus and acquire a shot. The worst part is that the entire shot is ruined if you jump the gun and tap the shutter button before the camera has taken its sweet time to attain focus. The white balance and exposure seem to be slightly off for daylight shots, which lead to artificial and inaccurate shots that tend to look overexposed.

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Things are a lot better indoors, though. The snaps are also devoid of much detail compared to its competition such as the Redmi 4. Night shots might not have sufficient detail, but the noise levels are kept competently low. However, it’s even harder for the phone to focus in low light, so you need steady hands to snap a blur-free photograph. The 5-megapixel front camera is par for the course for budget phones, which means its firmly lodged in the mediocre territory. However, the beauty modes, front LED flash, and wide selfie feature that stitches three snaps together come in handy to improve things by a bit.

Performance

 Smartron t.phone P Performance

Unfortunately, this is as good as the Smartron t.phone P gets and it’s all downhill from here. Despite four ARM Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.4GHz and another four at 1.1GHz, all backed by healthy 3GB of RAM, the real world performance of the t.phone P leaves a lot to be desired. Navigating through the UI was marred by stuttering animations and ample lag evident when switching between and launching apps. Mind you, this isn’t and indictment of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 chipset, because the exact same SoC goes through the UI and app in a buttery smooth fashion in the Xiaomi Redmi 4. This dismal performance showing is down to Smartron’s lack of software optimization, which is ironic since the phone’s UI is closer to stock Android with a few minor tweaks.

The real world performance of the t.phone P leaves a lot to be desired.

The synthetic benchmarks too confirm this performance gap, pegging the Smartron t.phone P’s single and multi-core performance at 475 and 1337 points, which is roughly half of the average scores recorded by the Xiaomi Redmi 4 equipped with the same Qualcomm chipset. The t.phone P also recorded a poor AnTuTu benchmark score of 38,570 points, which is a far cry from the Redmi 4’s 57,621 points. Heavy videogames such as Asphalt 8: Airborne and Modern Combat 5 were marred by low framerates, with demanding apps such as Facebook and Instagram too showing signs of excessive lag. In fact, the overall sluggishness being evident even while navigating the UI and through the touch response as well. We had found the same optimization issues despite the then flagship-grade specifications of the first t.phone, and history seems to have repeated itself with the t.phone P. We hope Smartron is able to fix these glaring issues through a future update.

Reception and call quality was another major bugbear with the Smartron, with both my Airtel and Vodafone connections frequently dropping calls and messing up call quality to the extent that it was quite difficult to hold a telephonic conversation. While, both carriers tend have some call quality issues all over Hyderabad, this cannot be blamed solely on Airtel or Vodafone since the problem was resolved the moment I switched to the Redmi 4 and OnePlus 5T. What’s more, the proximity sensor on the t.phone P doesn’t work as intended and keeps waking the display up even when its stuck your head during calls. This leads to inadvertent touchscreen inputs, which more often than not, puts the phone in the airplane mode.

Battery Life

 Smartron t.phone P Battery Life

The t.phone P’s massive 5000mAh battery is both a blessing and a curse. While it’s a monstrosity that can charge other devices connected to it through and USB OTG cable, the 10-watt bundled charger needs a whopping 90 minutes to charge the battery to 50 percent. It takes more than three hours to charge the battery completely. What’s more, even with mediocre usage, I could only eke out 8 hours of screen-on time spread over one and a half day, with moderate gaming and 4G usage bringing it down further.

We had better battery life expectations from the t.Phone P.

To put this into perspective, the Redmi 4 delivers better battery backup despite its 4100mAh battery and similar hardware specifications. The original Xiaomi Mi Max, on the other hand, could manage more than 10 hours of screen-on-time with is 4850mAh battery despite running a power-hungry chipset. Again, the t.phone P’s lack of optimization is the reason behind its poor battery performance.

Verdict

It’s not hard to see why it’s hard to recommend the Smartron t.phone P over the Redmi 4 3GB/32GB version, although the Smartron is cheaper by a grand at ₹7999. In fact, you can actually save a grand over the Smartron if you go for the cheaper 2GB/16GB variant of the Redmi 4 (₹6999), because it will still be faster. The lack of optimisation pretty much prevents the t.phone P from attaining its true potential, not only by rendering the performance sluggish, but by also reducing battery backup. Until Smartron manages to fix the optimisation gremlins through a future software update, it just doesn’t make sense to choose it over the vastly superior Xaiomi Redmi 4.

Smartron tphone P Details

Introduction and Camera
The Smartron tphone P is a budget smartphone that is targetted towards initial smartphone users. The device succeeds the Smartron tphone which was launched earlier. The handset also sports a rear-mounted fingerprint reader which is slotted below the camera lens. One of the most appealing features of the smartphone is that it comes with a big battery which is touted to last for two days even with heavy usage. Also, there is support for tcloud, tcare and tstore as well as tronX s assistive and predictive AI.
In terms of imaging, the device is equipped with a 13-megapixel rear and a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter which can be used for imaging, selfies, and videos even under dull conditions, thanks to the presence of an LED flash. Also, using the front-facing shooter, you can indulge in video calling.
Performance and Battery
Under the hood, the Smartron tphone P is armed with an octa-core Snapdragon 435 chipset which is clocked at 1.4GHz and is paired with 3GB of RAM to ensure smooth sailing. One can easily work on multiple apps simultaneously without affecting the performance of the smartphone. You can even play graphics-intensive games without experiencing any lags on the device.
The Smartron tphone P is fuelled by a giant 5,000mAh non-removable battery which the company claims can last for two days on a single charge.
Display and Storage
On top, the Smartron tphone P boasts a 5.2-inch HD IPS display which is decent and is ideal considering the price tag it comes with. Outdoor legibility is an issue under extreme sunlight but other than that the display fares well in indoor and outdoor conditions. Sadly, there is no Corning's Gorilla Glass protection to keep out scratches.
For installing apps and storing music, videos, images, etc. there is 32GB of onboard storage which you can expand further using a microSD card up to 128GB. But, to expand the storage, you have rely on the Hybrid SIM slot which means that you can either a SIM card or a microSD card.
Platform and Connectivity
The Smartron tphone P runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat and ships with all the regular connectivity options which include 4G with VoLTE support, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, and a microUSB 2.0 port.

Smartron tphone P Price in India

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Flipkart Smartron t.phone P (Black, 32 GB)(3 GB RAM) ₹7,999

Smartron Tphone P Specifications

Summary
Performance Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
Display
Storage 32GB
Camera 13 M.Pixels
Battery 5000 mAh
RAM 3GB

Display

Display Type IPS LCD
Resolution 720x1080 pixels
Pixel Density 296 pixels per inch (ppi)
Touchscreen type Capacitive
Color Reproduction 16M Colors
Screen to body percentage 71.4 %

Storage

RAM 3GB
Internal 32GB
Expandable MicroSD, 256GB

Software

Operating System Android OS, v7.1.1 (Nougat)

Camera

Selfie 5 M.Pixels
Rear 13 M.Pixels
Rear Camera Features Rear Flash
Selfie Camera Features No
Video 1080p@30fps

Battery

Type Li-Ion
Capacity 5000 mAh

Connectivity

GPS Yes
Bluetooth v4.1
Wi-Fi Yes with hotspot
USB MicroUSB 2.0
Voice Over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM Configuration Dual SIM
NFC Chipset No
Infrared No

Processor

Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
CPU 1.4 GHz
No of Cores 8 (Octa Core)

Sensors

Accelerometer Yes
Gyroscope No
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Sensors Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor

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How much time does it take to fully charge?
If it's in aeroplane mode, then it takes 20 to 30 minutes. Otherwise, it takes one and a half hour for a full charge.
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What is the weight of this mobile and is this a slim or ultra slim mobile?
Its weight is about 160 gms, and it is a sleek and slim phone.
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Does it support OTG?
Yes, it supports OTG and it has organised reverse charging.
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Yes, it supports OTG.
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Does it have a Gorilla Glass protection?
No, it doesn't have a gorilla glass protection.
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Does it support 4K videos?
No, it doesn't support 4K videos.
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