Round 1 – Nokia Lumia 520 vs Zen Ultrafone Amaze 701 FHD #Smartfone13

Hello readers! Welcome to the first round of Fonearena’s Best Budget Smartphone Competition. Fonearena is conducting one of a kind smartphone championship where you get to make your favorite smartphone win. This year we are conducting two championships – one for the flagships and one for the budget mid-range smartphones. Among the four interesting first round battles, we have the one between Nokia Lumia 520 and Zen Ultrafone Amaze 701 FHD right now.

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Best budget smartphones of 2013 Competition

The year 2013 has been great for the smartphone market, especially the Indian smartphone market. The year 2013 saw the rise of numerous Indian manufactures thanks to “open-source” Android operating system. Towards the end of 2012, only Karbonn and Micromax had established their grip in the mid-range smartphone segment with value for money smartphones. The year 2013 helped the Indian manufacturers expand their market share by offering Full HD display smartphones with Quad-core processors for affordable price points.

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Zen Ultrafone Amaze 701 FHD Photo Gallery

Zen Ultrafone Amaze 701 FHD is one among the Full HD phablets that has been launched in India. Zen Ultrafone Amaze 701 FHD is different from the other phones in terms of build quality as it borrows its looks from Google Nexus 4. The Zen Ultrafone Amaze 701 FHD is quite a looker as it has glass on the back and a pattern beneath it. The sides of the phone are different and it is curved. The curved sides of the phone make it quite easy to hold on to and feels very comfortable in the hand.

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Zen Ultrafone Amaze 701 FHD Camera Samples

The latest trend in the Indian mid-range phablet market is the inclusion of a Full HD 1080p display in the smartphones and rightly so, every manufacturer has come up or is coming up with a Full HD smartphone and one among them is Zen. Zen’s Ultrafone Amaze 701 FHD comes with a 5inch Full HD display and is powered by the new MediaTek MT6589T quad-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz, Power VR SGX544 GPU and is somewhat let down by just 1GB of RAM. However, it is equipped with a 13MP camera on the back which has become a mandatory for Indian manufacturers these days.

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Zen Ultrafone Amaze 701 FHD Benchmarks

Zen Ultraphone Amaze 701 FHD Benchmarks

Zen launched the Ultrafone Amaze 701 FHD, the company’s latest flagship smartphone last month. We already brought you the unboxing of the device, here we have the benchmarks. The phone has a 5.0-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) IPS display, powered by 1.5 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6589T processor with PowerVR SGX 544MP GPU and runs on Android 4.2.1 (Jelly Bean).  Let’s find out how this compete with other devices in range of synthetic benchmark tests when compared to other smartphones with a full HD display and a similar MT6589T including the Spice Pinnacle FHD Mi-525Gionee Elife E6Intex Aqua i7 and the recently launched Micromax Canvas Turbo.

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Zen Ultrafone Amaze 701 Full HD Unboxing

Zen announced its next gen full HD product, the Amaze 701 Full HD at a press conference yesterday. We’ve got our hands on the product and are well on our way to put it through its paces. However we do know that you guys love a good tease so here’s our unboxing and a quick intro to the device.  Continue reading “Zen Ultrafone Amaze 701 Full HD Unboxing”

Zen Ultrafone Amaze 701 FHD with 5-inch 1080p display launched for Rs. 17999

Zen Mobile has officially launched the Zen Ultrafone Amaze 701 FHD, the company’s latest flagship smartphone. It has a 5.0-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) IPS display based on one-glass solution (OGS) technology and Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection, powered by 1.5 GHz quad-core processor and runs on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean). It has a 13-megapixel auto focus rear camera with LED Flash, BSI 2 sensor and a 8-megapixel front-facing camera. It has a Magnesium Frame and dual SIM support with dual standby. Continue reading “Zen Ultrafone Amaze 701 FHD with 5-inch 1080p display launched for Rs. 17999”

Zen Ultrafone 701 FHD with 5-inch 1080p display now available for Rs. 17999

Zen Ultrafone 701 FHD

Zen launched the Ultrafone 701 HD, the company’s first smartphone with HD display back in April, now the Zen Ultrafone 701 FHD, the company’s latest flagship smartphone with 5-inch full HD display is now available from online retailer Snapdeal. It has a 5.0-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) IPS display based on one-glass solution (OGS) technology and Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection, powered by 1.5 GHz quad-core processor and runs on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean). It has a 13-megapixel auto focus rear camera with LED Flash and a 8-megapixel front-facing camera. Intex and Micromax launched their flagship smartphones with a full HD display recently. Continue reading “Zen Ultrafone 701 FHD with 5-inch 1080p display now available for Rs. 17999”

Zen Ultrafone 502 with 4.5-inch qHD display, Android 4.2 now available for Rs. 7299

Zen Ultrafone 502

Zen launched the Ultrafone 501 earlier this year, now its successor, the Ultrafone 502 is available in India from online retailer Snapdeal. It comes with a with a 4.5-inch (960 x 540 pixels) capacitive touch screen IPS display, powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and runs on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) It has a 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. It has dual SIM support with dual standby, similar to other Zen smartphones and packs a 1700 mAh battery. Continue reading “Zen Ultrafone 502 with 4.5-inch qHD display, Android 4.2 now available for Rs. 7299”

Zen Ultrafone 701 HD Review

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The Zen Ultrafone 701 HD is one of the many mid range 5 inch devices that have been flooding the Indian smartphone scene. If you take a look at some of our recent reviews, you’ll know what we are talking about. With almost identical specs, it is pretty hard even for the manufacturers to differentiate within their ecosystem. So, they try to differentiate with price or with features. In this case it’s the price and some more. At Rs. 11,999 is the cheapest 5 inch 720p device really worth its dough? Lets find out.

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Zen Ultrafone 701 HD Benchmarks

Zen Ultrafone 701 HD Benchmarks

Zen launched the Ultrafone 701 HD back in April at a price tag of Rs. 11,999. We brough you the unboxing of the device earlier this week. Here we have the benchmarks of the device.  It has 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display. It is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6589 Cortex A7 CPU clocked at 1.2 GHz with PowerVR SGX544 GPU. Most of the phones in the Indian market have the similar MediaTek chip. Let’s see how it performs when compared to other other smartphones in the similar price range.

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Zen ultrafone 701 HD Unboxing

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The Zen Ultrafone 701 HD is yet another entrant into the already crowded “5 inch 720p screen, quad core processor” market that has been flooded with a lot of phones this year. However, with a price tag of Rs. 11,999 this seems to be the cheapest of the lot in that range. Equipped with very similar specs to that of the various other smartphones in this price range, the device has landed in our office for testing. So, as a ritualistic start to the way of things, we start with the unboxing of the device, to see what’s special inside the box. Here’s the video –

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Zen Ultrafone 501 and Ultrafone 303 with 4-inch display coming soon

Zen Ultrafone 501

Zen Mobiles has announced that the Ultrafone 501 and the Ultrafone 303 new Android smartphones would launch later this month. The company launched the Ultrafone 701 HD with 5-inch HD display, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor last month. The Ultrafone 501 is a mid-range phone with a 4-inch (960 x 540 pixels) capacitive touch screen IPS display, powered by a 1 GHz dual-core processor and Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). The Ultrafone 303 has a 4-inch (800 x 480 pixels) capacitive touch screen IPS display, powered by a 1 GHz single-core processor and runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Both these phones come with dual SIM support with dual standby. Continue reading “Zen Ultrafone 501 and Ultrafone 303 with 4-inch display coming soon”

Zen Ultrafone 701 HD with 5-inch HD display, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, Android 4.2 launched for Rs. 11999


Zen Mobile has launched the Zen Ultrafone 701 HD, the company’s latest flagship Android smartphone in India. Pre-bookings for the phone started earlier this month.  It has a 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display, powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6589 processor and runs on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean). It packs a a 8MP auto focus camera with LED Flash, BSI sensor, full HD video recording, Panorama Shot, and Burst shot with upto 99 shots on the go. It has a 3.2 MP front-facing camera and comes with dual SIM support with dual Standby. This is the company’s first high-end smartphone sin the Ultrafone category, and it is aimed at smart and tech savvy youth. Continue reading “Zen Ultrafone 701 HD with 5-inch HD display, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, Android 4.2 launched for Rs. 11999”

Zen Ultrafone 701 HD with 5-inch HD display, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, Android 4.2 coming soon

Zen Ultrafone 701 HD

Zen Mobiles is all set to release their flagship Android smartphone, Zen Ultrafone 701 HD this month. It has a It has a 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display, powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6589 processor and runs on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean). It has a 8MP rear camera with LED Flash, BSI sensor,  and a 3.2MP front-facing camera. Most of the specifications are similar to the Micromax A116 Canvas HD. The company launched the Ultraphone U4, a budget Android smartphone earlier this year. Continue reading “Zen Ultrafone 701 HD with 5-inch HD display, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, Android 4.2 coming soon”