Chinese smartphone brand Comio debuted in the Indian market with three smartphones – Comio P1, Comio S1 and Comio C1. Comio C1 is the cheapest priced at Rs 5,999. The device is now available through both online and offline channels. COMIO is targeting to play in the Rs 6,000-12,000 price bracket, which they feel is a “sweet spot” accounting for 35-40 percent of the smartphone market in volume terms.To give more value added proposition to consumers, Comio also offering some good package with every phone, like the smartphones are to come with a 30 days replacement scheme included in a year of warranty with additional 100 days extra warranty on screen. Also, the company will be offering a buy back offer and an upgrade offer that can be used to avail 40 percent discount within the brand. Notably, the upgrade offer will be applicable only within one year of purchase for Comio smartphone owners. Also they are providing 6 months manufacturer warranty for in-box accessories. Also offering additional data benefits to Reliance Jio subscribers. Comio smartphone buyers can recharge their Jio account for Rs 309 or above, and avail 5GB of additional data.
Specs and Looks:
The Comio C1 comes with a 5-inch HD (720p) IPS display, and is powered by a 64-bit quad-core SoC. 32GB internal memory expandable up to 128GB , 1GB RAM, Android v7.0 Nougat operating system with 1.3GHz 64 bit quad core processor, 8 MP Rear Camera with auto focus, Flash , 4 P Lens, F 2.0 aperture. 5 MP Front Camera with Flash , 4 P Lens.
Comio C1 Comes with 9.3mm slim body with metal frame; powerful speaker for music; Preloaded with special security features – anti virus, anit theft, and intruder selfie.Its backed with a .2200mAH lithium-Ion battery , 2 SIM hybrid slots – nano SIM / MicroSD card .
It comes in Mellow Gold and Space Black color options.
The first thing that we liked about this device is its build quality, it has a completly metallic unibody design, which not many brands are offering in this price segment.
The texture of this device is also very good. We have used this device for few days and it performes day to day task with and ease, without any lags thats to its 64 bit quad core processor. Both camera performance is moderate not too great or too bad, and not much of a great result in the low light conditions, but in this price tag we guess its satisfying. Device is not loaded with plethora of pre bundled apps, but some good useful one, like the Freezer and Clone Application. The Freezer app allows you to as many applications as you wish without the worry of space constraints whereas the Clone app makes sure that all that data from your device is backed up at all times. The Clone app also allows for ease of transfer of data from one handset to another. The best thing that COMIO added to its smartphone range is its valuable anti-theft feature which is preloaded in all handsets. So in case of any suspicious activity, SIM based alerts are shared with the registered mobile number. One of the interesting feaure of Anti-theft is the image click seek, wherein when someone tries to unlock the device by trying to break the pattern or PIN, the device will automatically take the image of the unauthorized person. Other options include the lock and unlock feature, shutdown blocker, data back up, and SIM related functions.
Verdict: Under 6k Comio C1 is a good value for money phone, and we feel it is a right step in right direction for brand Comio.