Review of iVoomi i1

Less than a year has passed since iVoomi entered the budget smartphone market in India. The trend of thin edge displays is being liked by the users and keeping this in mind, iVOOMi has launched new smartphones with 18: 9 ratio. Keeping in mind the trend and wooing the customers, now even in the budget segment, companies are offering thin edge displays. The price of iVoomi i1 which was recently launched along with iVoomi i1s is just Rs 5,999. Smartphones like InFocus Vision 3 and Micromax Canvas Infinity are already available in the market to compete with the iVoomi i1.

Rs 5,999 ivoomi i1 In this you get 18: 9 display, fingerprint scanner and dual camera. The iVOOMi i1 impresses on paper, is this smartphone equally lively and great in terms of performance? We will answer this question for you.

iVoomi i1 Design

As soon as you take the phone in hand, your eyes will be on the 5.45-inch display which is equipped with 18: 9 ratio. The edges of the phone are thin and overall effort has been made to give a sleek design. Care has been taken to make the phone easy to hold. iVOOMi has placed the power and volume buttons on the right side of this smartphone, but the unnecessary distance between the two could have been avoided.

The iVoomi i1 has 2 micro SIM slots and a separate microSD card slot, for which you will have to remove the back cover. The cover is not so convenient that you can easily put it on and take it off. By removing the back cover, you will be able to see its 3000 mAh battery but there is no option to remove it. The phone has a 3.5mm jack and a micro-USB port is also given on the top. The phone’s mic and speaker are at the bottom. Only one of the two speakers at the bottom works. The second speaker is just a show.

As we mentioned earlier, the iVOOMi i1 sports a dual camera setup with an LED flash and a fingerprint scanner at the bottom. The camera protrudes slightly, due to which it remains slightly raised when you place the phone on a flat place. The camera has been given a metal cover from the side, which protects the lens in case of sudden phone fall. Talking about the look of the phone, it feels like a plastic body, from which we cannot say that we are getting a unique smartphone cheaply.

iVOOMi i1 Software and Specifications

The 5.45-inch screen has a resolution of 640×1280 pixels, which is quite low and the screen isn’t as crisp as we were expecting. Let us also tell you that other smartphones in this range are coming in better resolution than iVOOMi i1. MediaTek processor has been used in this, which you will find in most of the low-cost smartphones. The highest clock speed of the quad-core processor is 1.3 GHz. There is 2 GB RAM for Jugalbandi. Storage is 16 GB and you can use microSD card up to 128 GB if needed.

There are two cameras on the back of iVOOMi i1. One sensor is 13 megapixels and the other is 2 megapixels. For selfie lovers, there is an 8-megapixel camera on the front. Talking about connectivity, this smartphone supports 4G and VoLTE. Apart from this, you will also be able to use single-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and FM radio in this phone.

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While not making much changes, the company has kept it on Android Nougat only. iVooMi has added some colorful icons to the Settings app, which gives the phone a different look. In order not to slow down the processing, the phone has been connected with Dura Speed ​​software. With the help of the gesture control feature given in the phone, you will be able to change songs or radio channels inside the app by shaking hands.

Apart from this, as soon as you take the phone to the ear when a call comes, the phone will automatically wake up, as well as the call will be muted as soon as you move left and right. Also, you will be able to change the wallpaper with the 2-finger gesture feature, although according to us, these features are not of much use to the user, here it is your choice and preference.

In the smartphone, you have been given an option of Quick Touch, which you can use as a shortcut in the app or settings. You can also change the location of the icons displayed on the screen. To keep you busy in your spare time, iVooMe has provided games like Temple Paradise Dash and Cupcake Dreamland. Apart from this, you will get pre-installed apps like UC Browser, Xender, Flipkart, Google Duo and iVooMe Care Center in the smartphone.

iVOOMi i1 performance, camera and battery

Even though iVOOMi i1 uses decent hardware, the performance of the phone is not that good. We found that the phone’s performance wobbles in normal use, although it is not that much troublesome either. Running heavy apps and games causes the phone to freeze. Not only this, this phone is not at all suitable for fast-paced games like Shadow Fight 3. The loudspeaker is hidden when the phone is used in landscape mode, which could have been corrected.

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Viewing angles of the display are of average level. We found that most of the games and apps on the phone ran in fullscreen mode by default. The apps that have been updated for the 18: 9 aspect ratio did not face any problem. But the black stripe was clearly visible on the edges of some apps. The fingerprint scanner is fairly accurate but it takes a while for the fingerprint to be recognized and the phone to be unlocked.

Talking about the battery, the phone’s battery lasts a whole day with light use. In our HD video loop test, the battery died in 8 hours 12 minutes. The 5W charger that comes with the phone is also not very strong. It took us around 3 hours to fully charge the phone’s battery.

Coming back to the camera, iVooMe hasn’t done anything special. Modes like Panorama, Video, Photo and Bokeh are given. The speed of switching from one mode to another within the camera app is extremely slow. Auto scene detection is also there in this smartphone but it is very slow to use. Photos taken with the iVoomi i1’s primary camera are below average. The camera takes time to focus. The quality of landscape photos is also not good enough to be used anywhere. Macros shots are of much better quality as compared to landscape mode.

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In low light the camera responds and the pictures become blurry. The camera’s bokeh mode is also nothing special, it doesn’t seem completely capable of blurring the background. Apart from this, the HDR mode is also slow and the picture gets spoiled with the slightest hand movement. If you are taking selfies in decent light, then the quality of the camera is better. While the primary camera of the phone supports video up to 720 pixels, the front camera is capable of supporting footage up to 480 pixels only. Although the camera also has an image stabilizer, it is not effective enough to maintain the quality of the video.

Decision

This new 18: 9 screen smartphone from iVOOMi cannot be said to be the best smartphone in its range. Battery life is fine. Due to the display, the phone gets a different identity. But the performance is not that good. Weak camera and slow fingerprint sensor are its two major drawbacks. If you don’t want 18:9 aspect ratio, then for you Xiaomi Redmi 5A ,review) either tenor d ,review) can be good alternatives, in which you will get better hardware than iVOOMi i1. If you only want a phone with a thin edge display in this budget, then we suggest you wait.

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