Around the beginning of this year, we saw a shift in the online smartphone market. That was about when major online exclusive smartphone makers started showing offline inclination and didn’t seem very inclined to compete at razor-thin margins.
Well, it looks like a lot of new players are stepping in to fill that void. Flipkart too brings in a new smartphone brand, Billion, that aims to offer competitive products for the masses at aggressive price points.
The first in the series is the Billion Capture+, a Snapdragon 625 powered phone that you can get for just 10,990 INR. But can the practical usage experience match its spotless spec-sheet? Let’s try and answer that in our Billion Capture Plus FAQ.
Billion Capture+ Advantages and Disadvantages
- Powerful chipset
- Stock Android Software
- Great battery backup
- Unlimited cloud storage
- Hybrid SIM slot
- Conventional design
- Camera needs improvement
Flipkart Billion Capture + Specifications
|Model||Billion Capture+ (3GB RAM)||Billion Capture+(4GB RAM)|
|Display||5.5-inch, 1080 X 1920 Full HD, Dragontrail glass||5.5-inch, 1080 X 1920 Full HD, Dragontrail glass|
|Processor||2.0GHz Snapdragon 625 octa-core Processor||2.0GHz Snapdragon 625 octa-core Processor|
|Internal Storage||32GB, expandable; Unlimited cloud storage||64GB, expandable;
Unlimited cloud storage
|Software||Android Nougat 7.0; Android Oreo update guaranteed||Android Nougat 7.0
Android Oreo update guaranteed
|Primary Camera||13MP +13MP with dual LED Flash||13MP +13MP with dual LED Flash|
|Battery||3500mAh battery, QuickCharge 3.0 charger bundled||3500mAh battery, QuickCharge 3.0 charger bundled|
|Others||4G VoLTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Fingerprint sensor and GPS||4G VoLTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Fingerprint sensor and GPS|
|Price||Rs. 10,999||Rs. 12,999|
Billion Capture+ Look and Feel
Question: How is the Billion Capture+ design?
Answer: The Billion Capture+ has a semi-metal body with rounded faux-metal side edges for comfortable grip. The metal used on the rear doesn’t have a premium finish and is a bit susceptible to smudges. On the front, you will find 2.5D glass, a regular 5.5-inch 16:9 full HD display with onscreen buttons.
The fingerprint sensor is present on the rear, the speaker grill and Type-C port are at the bottom and the audio jack is present up top. The power button and the volume rocker on the right edge give decent tactile feedback. Thanks to a high capacity battery within, it lies on the heavier side of the spectrum but is still convenient to wield.
Overall, the Capture+ is a sturdy and ergonomic phone with a rather conventional design, but that’s more than acceptable considering the aggressive price.
Question: How is the Billion Capture+ build quality?
Answer: The build quality feels solid, there are no major flexes or creaks in the body.
Question: Is Billion Capture+ Water resistant?
Answer: No, it’s not water or dust resistant.
Question: Does the Billion Capture+ comes with back cover and tempered glass?
Answer: No, a screen guard comes affixed to the display. Other than that, you will find a fast charger and a USB cable bundled in the box. No headphones.
Question: Does Billion Capture+ has capacitive navigation buttons below the display? Are they backlit?
Answer: The phone has onscreen navigation buttons.
Question: How is the Billion Capture+ display?
Answer: The Billion Capture+ has a full HD display with decent contrast, wide viewing angles, and fairly decent white balance. It is one of the better displays that you can get in its class.
Question: Does Billion Capture+ have the option to switch between color modes?
Answer – No. You can not switch between color modes.
Question: Does Billion Capture+ have a Bluelight filter?
Answer: No. It does not.
Question: Does the Billion Capture+ have the option for automatic brightness?
Answer: Like all other stock Android devices, the phone has adaptive brightness.
Question: Does the Billion Capture+ display has Gorilla glass protection?
Answer: Yes, the display is protected by scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass 3.
Billion Capture+ Performance and Storage
Question: How much internal storage space is free on Billion Capture+?
Answer: Out of 64GB, around 53GB storage is available at the user end. A 32GB storage variant is available as well.
Question: Does Billion Capture+ have a Hybrid dual SIM tray or a separate microSD card slot?
Answer: The SIM tray is hybrid, which means if you need to use two SIM cards, you’d be better off with the 64GB storage option. And if you don’t mind living on the cloud, the Billion Capture+ also comes with unlimited cloud storage (from smartron).
Question: Does Billion Capture+ has USB OTG support?
Answer: Yes, USB OTG is supported.
Question: Does Billion Capture+ have a fingerprint sensor? How many fingerprints can you scan and store?
Answer: Yes, you can store up to 5 fingerprints on the rear-mounted fingerprint reader.
Question: Is the fingerprint sensor on Billion Capture+ fast and accurate? Is it always-on type?
Answer: It’s not very fast, but accuracy is good.
Question: How is the day-to-day or general performance? How is gaming performance of Billion Capture+?
Answer: The Billion Capture+ variant we are testing is powered by Snapdragon 625 processor paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. This is a powerful configuration for a phone that costs under 13K and is also the most you could expect at this price point.
The performance wasn’t a problem on the Billion Capture+. The high-end games that we tried ran fine.
Question: Does Billion Capture+ have heating issues?
Answer: No, we didn’t encounter any unnatural heating on the handset.
Question: Does Billion Capture+ support Google cardboard and other VR Apps? Does Billion Capture+ have gyroscope sensor?
Answer: Yes, the Gyroscope sensor is present. VR applications are supported on the phone.
Billion Capture+ Benchmark Scores:
|Geekbench single core, multi-core||826, 3880|
|3D Mark slingshot||465|
Question: How is the Billion Capture+ camera quality?
Answer: The Billion capture+ combines a monochrome and Color sensor for better details in images.
In daylight, we managed to capture some good quality shots from the Capture+ but the performance in low light isn’t much to write home about.
The portrait mode, used for adding bokeh effect, is a tad inconsistent too. We are still testing the camera on the Capture+ and will update you with our final verdict later.
Question: How is the selfie camera on Billion Capture+?
Answer: The 8MP selfie camera is an average performer too. Once again, you can shoot workable shots outdoors but don’t expect much out of the indoor performance.
Question: Can the Billion Capture+ shoot 4K videos?
Answer: Yes, you can record up to 4K videos. The default setting is 1080p.
Question: Can you record slow-motion videos on Billion Capture+?
Question: How is the software on the Billion Capture+?
Answer: Billion Capture+ is running Pure Android 7.1.2 Nougat software. Apart from the usual Google Apps, you will find some third party and Flipkart apps like Get Kotak, Ola Cabs, Myntra, etc, pre-installed on the phone.
The software is light and we didn’t encounter any UI lag in our initial time with the device.
Question: Does Billion Capture+ have one hand mode or gesture support?
Answer: No. Since the phone is running stock Android, You will have to rely on third-party apps for that.
Question: Can you run dual apps or two apps with the same account on Billion Capture+?
Answer: You can do that by adding multiple users.
Question: Will Billion Capture+ get Android 8.0 Oreo update?
Answer: Yes, the handset is guaranteed to get Android 8.0 Oreo update.
Question: What kind of SIM cards does Billion Capture+ support?
Answer: It supports nano-SIM card on both slots. The SIM slot is hybrid.
Question: Does Billion Capture+ support FM radio?
Answer: Yes, FM Radio is present on the phone.
Question: Does Billion Capture+ have IR blaster?
Answer: No, it does not.
Question: Does Billion Capture+ have LED Notification light?
Question: How is the call quality on Billion Capture+?
Answer: Call quality is good in our area.
Question: Does Billion Capture+ support Reliance Jio SIM cards?
Answer: Yes, Jio SIM cards work fine on first SIM.
Question: How is the Battery backup on Billion Capture+?
Answer: The 3500mAh battery on the phone can comfortably last for more than a day. Moderate users can get a one and half day mileage.
Question: Does Billion Capture+ support fast charging? Is fast charger bundled in the box?
Answer: Yes, fast charging is supported.
Question: What are the sensors present on Billion Capture+?
Answer: All major sensors like accelerometer, gravity, Ambient light, Proximity and Gyroscope are present on the phone. Magnetometer or compass sensor is not present though.
Question: How loud is the loudspeaker on Billion Capture+?
Answer: The loudspeaker is fairly loud. Audio quality is average.
Billion Capture+ Quick Review – Should you buy it?
The Billion capture+ has the required raw specs needed to draw attention. On the positive note, the phone is a capable performer, has a good quality display, a long-lasting battery and light software with guaranteed Android Oreo update. On the downside, the camera and design could have been better. We are still testing the Billion Capture+ and will update you on our final verdict soon.