Celkon is a known name in the affordable mobile phones market. It is one of the leading mobile brands in India. Celkon Mobiles have a vast array of products from smartphones and feature phones to tablet PCs, they make it all. Celkon has their own research and design teams which lead the innovation in their products. The Celkon Spark Plus is a feature phone and it comes with some innovative and common-sense features like the triple-LED torchlight.
It is a rare breed of mobile phones which is still hanging around despite the advent of 3G in India. It offers full value to the users whose primary use of the phone is for calling purposes. It features dual SIMs and comes with an excellent battery life. The Celkon Spark Plus is available at a price of Rs. 1,300/- in online stores.
The Celkon Spark Plus is a simple device. It sports a black matte finish all over except for the chin. The chin is finished in glossy red and it provides a beautiful contrast to the matte black. The removable back panel gives access to the battery, the dual SIMs, and the microSD card slot. The back carries the Celkon branding toward the bottom of the panel.
The 1.3-megapixel camera sits in a rounded square cut-out and is flanked by the loudspeaker grill. The grill is made of the horizontal slits stacked above each other. The red accent gives the device a sleek and youthful look. Over at the front sits the 2.4” display with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels. The earpiece sits above the display. Below the display is the two action buttons, the call receives and calls end buttons, the four-way navigation key and the OK button.
The OK button is big and it is finished in the glossy red paint which makes it stand out in the black surroundings. The alpha-numeric keypad also features Devnagri characters along with the English alphabets. The keys are easy to press and have a very good tactile feel. Typing is a smooth experience on this keypad. There are three LEDs on the top edge of the display which acts as a very bright flashlight!
The Celkon Spark Plus sports a 2.4” display which has the resolution of 240 x 320 pixels which gives it a pixel density of 167 PPI. The display is colourful and bright. Colours are well saturated and details are smoothly rendered. The 2.4” display is sufficiently bright and can be easily viewed outdoors in direct sunlight.
The primary camera on the Celkon Spark Plus is a 1.3-megapixel camera which shoots images at 1280 x 1024 pixels. It can also shoot videos. The photos clicked in daylight under ideal lighting conditions come out clear and well-lit.
This camera does not have flash. Photos clicked in low-light or even at evening time do not come out so well. They are dark and full of noise. This camera is strictly ok for some casual spur-of-the-moment shooting. All-in-all the camera quality is not the selling point of this phone.
The Celkon Spark Plus is a feature phone made for calling. It is a device which features high on the list of people whose primary use of the phone is making phone calls. It has excellent call quality. It has no smart features like Wi-Fi, video-calling. It does not even support 3G. But they are not required on a phone that has a 2.8” screen and no touch support.
The phone zips through everyday usage without any lags. The Celkon Spark Plus packs in a big 1800mAh battery which lasts through the entire day’s usage. The phone also supports wireless FM radio. The phone has 32MB RAM and 32MB built-in storage which can be increased to 16GB via the microSD card slot. It deserves appreciation for its functionality.
INSIDE THE BOX:
· Celkon Spark Plus Handset
· Warranty Card
ü Big 2.8” pixel-dense screen.
ü 1800 mAh removable Li-Ion battery.
ü Dedicated memory expansion slot.
ü Wireless FM radio.
ü Triple LED torchlight.
û Primary camera does not have flash,
û Limited phone book
The Celkon Spark Plus has one purpose and that is calling. It does its job quite well. With a big 1800mAh battery, it keeps the phone going for a couple of days. Additional features like the triple-LED torch and the wireless radio add to the utility of the device. The Celkon Spark Plus is a well-built reliable phone, which at its price point offers good value for the buyer’s money.
· Performance: 3 Stars.
· Value for Money: 4 Stars.