It’s interesting to see how budget smartphones have evolved for the better. Many manufacturers are trying to push boundaries and walk that extra mile in order to earn a piece of the hyper-competitive Indian smartphone pie, and that’s driven the innovation in affordable price bracket to an all time high.

One such phone that we recently came across is the CENTRiC G1 – a unique and refreshing take on affordable phones that shall definitely appeal to the youth. Let’s elaborate why the CENTRiC G1 feels like one of the best smartphones that you can buy for under 10,000 INR.

CENTRiC G1 Design – Looks premium, feels durable

The G1 feels absolutely impressive in hands. The meticulous attention CENTRiC has paid to design details help the phone stand out. To start with, the back cover has premium Sandstone finish, something you’d expect only on phones that cost twice as much. The removable back gently tapers towards the edges thus facilitating a firm grip. It’s also one of the rare few phones out there that come with a removable battery and a dedicated MicroSD card slot.

The phone has beautifully rounded corners and a 2.5D Glass on the front that further add to its overall appeal. The speaker grill is present right next to the camera module and the tapered side edges ensure that the sound doesn’t get muffled, even when the phone is resting on its back.

The 5.5-inch display on the phone is lined by narrow bezels on all sides. It’s sharp, can get very bright for outdoor usage, and reproduces vibrant and punchy colors. All buttons and ports are readily accessible when you operate the phone with one hand.

All said and done, the CENTRiC G1 is a fabulous and attractive phone that doesn’t compromise on the basics. This is one phone that you could flaunt sans any scruples.

CENTRiC G1 Hardware and Software – Top Notch

And this beauty isn’t skin deep. The CENTRiC G1 Packs more than enough hardware to deliver a class leading experience. It houses a powerful 64-bit quad-core processor that’s capable of handling anything that you throw at it. Moreover, the 3GB RAM on the phone helps with smooth UI transition and gives assurance of durable performance in the long run.

The software on the handset retains stock simplicity while simultaneously adding power packed features like Turbo Download (that combines WiFi and Data speeds for fast downloads) and extensive gesture support.

The phone also packs a detailed 8MP rear and 5MP front camera and a massive 2900mAh battery that ensures that you won’t be scrambling for charging point in the middle of your day.

CENTRiC G1 Performance – A solid end user experience

So, yes, the hardware used on the phone is top notch, but what about the practical usage experience? Well, the day-to-day user experience further surpasses the specifications. Thanks to the well-optimized hardware and software, everything on the CENTRiC G1 flies by.

The intuitive software has all the options in the right places and works as efficiently as you’d expect it to. The rear camera can capture gorgeous images with astounding details and clarity in both broad daylight and low indoor lighting. The selfie camera too can capture vivid portraits even in tricky ambiance.

The battery on the phone can comfortably last for about 2 days with moderate usage. Even if your usage is heavy, you can easily make it across the one day mark. The audio output via loudspeakers and headphones is purely mesmerizing. We didn’t face any connectivity issue and the call quality and signal reception are excellent on the phone.

CENTRiC G1 Overview

The CENTRiC G1 checks all the right boxes and is a surprisingly complete package. The phone looks phenomenal, feels awesome in hands, is incredibly fast, can shoot crisp, detailed images, and has a battery that refuses to die. For affordable phones under 10,000 INR, this is as good as it gets.

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