By Jayanta Ghosh
Low at cost, high on security
Konnect ME is the 4th device in the series from Swipe; the earlier ones being Konnect 4, Konnect 4E and Konnect 5.0. Swipe Konnect Me smartphone is power-packed with all the latest features along with a good design. This phone is targeted towards budget and first time smartphone buyers. With this phone, Swipe wants to give good value for money product to its buyers with good build, security and features.
It has a 4.5-inch display with 480×854 pixels resolution. Powered by 1.3 GHz dual-core processor with 1 GB of RAM, it has 8GB of built-in storage expandable up to 32GB via microSD card. The smartphone has a 5MP rear camera with LED flash and a 1.3MP front camera. To give you better flexibility, the Konnect ME is loaded with dual SIM support (with 3G) feature. And it runs on Android 4.4.2.
Compared to its price, Konnect ME has a good build quality. The back cover is with matte finish. Volume rockers are placed on the left and power and volume rocker keys on the same sides which is a little difficult to adjust as there is no gap. The 5 inches IPS screen is responsive; it gives you seamless multitasking and smooth operating experience. The pre-loaded SuperSecure feature on Konnect ME allows a dynamic time-based password for screen lock that changes every minute, with diversified password customization which is one of the USPs of this device. Konnect ME offers you the pre-loaded, GPS-enabled SuperSocial feature. Track the whereabouts of anyone at all using the SuperSocial feature. Receive real-time updates about their locations, with custom notifications as well. Create your circle of loved ones and man their safety and security virtually now. This feature also doubles up as an e-map to give you directions to your favorite locations. The 5 MP rear camera with flash and the 1.3 MP front camera will give you a satisfying performance. The only thing that we didn’t like about this device is its battery life. Though everyone these days uses a battery backup, you can get only 16-17 hrs of battery life in day to day use. So don’t try loaded games with this.
Pros: Budget device, good feature, builds
Cons: Battery life
- 11.43 cm (4.5) IPS Display
- 1.3 GHz Dual Core
- 1 GB RAM & 8 GB ROM
- 5 MP Rear and 1.3 MP Front Camera
- 2450 mAh Li-ion Battery
- Android 4.4.2 KitKat
- Enhanced Phone Security
- Create your own Circles and track their location
- Group Sharing up to 5 devices at a time
- 1 Year Brand Warranty