Celkon Mobiles is one of the leading consumer mobile handset brands in India. They have a wide range of products from smartphones and feature phones to Tablet PC’s. They have dedicated research and design team which leads the innovations in their products. The Celkon Transformer Plus, one of their latest offerings, is a feature phone which belongs to the new breed still managing to hang on in a market moving towards smartphones.
The Celkon Transformer Plus has an ace in hand when it comes to its USP. It packs a massive 3,000mAh battery and supports reverse charging. The phone works on 2G networks. It features a big display and it is a handsome looking device. The Celkon Transformer Plus is available at a price of Rs. 1,370/- in online stores. Let us take a detailed review of this device.
The Celkon Transformer Plus is a beautiful device with a golden finish and black accents. The back panel has subtle designer stripes running horizontally across. The top and bottom of the back panel are smooth and glossy. There is Celkon branding at the bottom of the back panel. The camera is embedded in a black horizontal stripe which runs across the back panel. It is accompanied by a LED flash.
The speaker grill is also embedded in the same black stripe. The speaker grill is made up of a series of horizontal slits arranged in a geometrical pattern. The black stripe protrudes slightly from the phone. The top and the bottom edges of the phone are shaped like arcs and the side edges are straight. This gives the phone a unique look. On the front side is the big 2.4” display which displays well-saturated colours and is amply bright. There is an earpiece above the display. Below the display is the two action buttons, the call receive and calls end buttons, the four-way navigation key, and the OK button.
The OK button is big and square-shaped. The four-way navigation button is a ring which surrounds the OK key. This is pretty much a standard layout for these two buttons. And lastly, there’s the alpha-numeric keypad which also features Devnagri characters along with English alphabets. The keys are distributed across four horizontal pill-shaped stripes. Each stripe has 3 buttons on it. This gives the keys a very attractive look. There is no front camera.
The Celkon Transformer Plus sports a 2.4” display which outputs at a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels giving it a pixel density of 167 PPI. The display is quite pixel dense and bright. Colours are well saturated and details are suitably rendered. The relatively big 2.4” display is easily viewable outdoors, even in direct sunlight, without putting too much strain on the eyes.
The primary camera on the Celkon Transformer Plus is a 1.3-megapixel shooter which shoots images at 640 x 480 pixels resolution. It is supported by a LED flash. The pictures shot under ideal lighting conditions turn out bright and well-lit.
Photos clicked in low-light situations do not fare so well. They turn out dark and full of noise. It feels that this phone has a camera because it needs to have one. This phone is strictly ok for any casual photos. Overall, the camera quality is not that impressive.
The Celkon Transformer Plus is a feature phone and as such is not hindered by big touch-screen display or any other processor-intensive processes. This phone runs on a proprietary OS and it is fast! The phone zips through day-to-day usage. This phone is made for calling and it does that quite well.
This phone packs in a huge 3000mAh battery which powers the phone for a really long time. And to top everything else, it also supports reverse charging. The users can charge any of their other devices by connecting to this phone. This phone also supports microSD card up to 16GB. It also has FM radio.
INSIDE THE BOX:
· Celkon Transformer Plus Handset
· Warranty Card
ü Relatively big 2.4” pixel-dense screen.
ü Huge 3000 mAh removable Li-Ion battery.
ü Dedicated memory expansion slot.
ü FM radio.
ü Reverse charging.
û Limited phone book
The Celkon Transformer Plus is aimed at people wanting a device to be used for calling without any of the extra frills attached with a smartphone. With a huge 3,000mAh battery, this phone ticks all the right boxes for such people.
With its reliability, the Celkon Transformer Plus is a calling companion many people are on the lookout for. For its price and features, this phone gives an excellent value for the buyer’s money.
· Performance: 3 Stars.
· Value for Money: 3 Stars.