A few weeks back, Comio launched its mid-range smartphone dubbed as X1 Note in the Indian market at price tag of Rs. 9,999. This smartphone comes in Royal Blue and Sunrise Gold colors and is now available across online platforms as well as through retail stores across the country. At a price of Rs. 9,999, is Comio X1 Note a worthy contender? Let’s check it out.
Display, Design, and Hardware
The Comio X1 Note sports a 6-inch (2160 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 2.5D Curved Glass display. The display is bright, vibrant and the color reproduction is good to an extent. The viewing angles are good and the sunlight legibility is average as well.
Talking about the design, the Comio X1 joins the club of premium design smartphones. This device comes with a plasticky mirror finish on the back making it lightweight and has a curvy edge around the corner. It measures 8.05mm in thickness and weighs around 218 grams.
Talking about the placement, this smartphone has an 8MP front-facing camera, earpiece, LED flash and a bunch of sensors above the display. With this device, the company has opted for on-screen navigation instead of capacitive buttons.
Moving right, we have a dual SIM and MicroSD card slot and power button. Onto the left, we just have a volume rocker. The bottom of the device is busy with a speaker grille, primary microphone, and Micro USB port. Up top, we have a 3.5mm audio jack along with a secondary noise-canceling microphone.
It is a good thing that the smartphone features dedicated dual SIM and microSD slots arranged in a single tray.
Turning back, we have a dual camera setup consisting of a 13MP primary camera and 5MP secondary rear camera along with LED flash. The button on the sides are also made of metal and the feedback response is good and smooth.
Software and storage
The Comio X1 Note is shipped with Android 8.0 (Oreo) out of the box with March 2018 Android security patch. It comes pre-installed with Google Utility apps and a couple native apps. From the lock screen, users can access the camera, torch, calculator, Clock and voice recorder. It comes with a Miravision technology that enhances the picture quality. In addition to it, you also get App cloner, double tap screen, One-Handed mode and smart manager feature.
Out of 3GB RAM, the user gets around 1.7GB when default apps are running in the background and out of 32GB, the user gets around 25GB free. Moreover, you can also expand the storage option up to 128GB through MicroSD card slot.
The Comio X1 Note is powered by a Quad-Core MediaTek MT8735 processor clocked at 1.45GHz with Mali-T720 GPU. The performance was good without any major lags, having said that, we witnessed minor hiccups at times. Equipped with 3GB of RAM, it is more than enough to run several apps in the background.
The Comio X1 Note comes with 13MP rear camera with LED Flash, f/2.2 aperture and a 5MP secondary rear camera with f/2.4 aperture. The front side of the device is taken care of 8MP camera with f/2.4 aperture and LED flash for low light selfies as well.
In our usage, the Daylight shots are good, but it doesn’t focus properly to capture macro shots. HDR shots are decent. Low-light images have a lot of noise and came out blurry. Images with flash are good and the flash is not overpowering. The front camera is average. Check out the camera samples below
Fingerprint sensor and connectivity
It has a fingerprint sensor on the back that is easy to reach when holding the phone in single hand. Overall, you can add up to 5 fingerprints.
It is quick to unlock the phone in seconds but doesn’t detect if your fingers are wet.
The Comio X1 Note supports connectivity options including 4G VoLTE for Reliance Jio, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS. It also comes with a native dialer with an option to message and hide the dialer on the same page. This device has a dedicated FM radio as well. The call quality is good on both earpiece and loudspeaker as well.
The Comio X1 Note comes equipped with a 2900mAh battery and has no fast charging technology either. With casual or light usage, the battery can take you through a day, but if you are a heavy user, you need to have a power bank with you.
At a price of Rs. 9,999, the Comio X1 Note is a decent outing from the company under mid-range segment. Keeping the average camera and battery life, decent performance in mind, this X1 Note from Comio is just another smartphone in the sub 10k segment.
Photography by Srivatsan