Expert Review of Celkon C52
Even though the season of smartphones never stops, so the news is always filled with the flagship devices from the big guns but side by side there is another battle field that has another battle going on. For a economy that is not at its best and still on the recovery phase, not everyone is in a position to afford the best and the latest and subsequently the most expensive. Therefore for those, there is always the Android-less option that can deliver utility more than style. Celkon C52 is one certainly one device that falls in that category that has a 2.4-inch screen, which works at a modest resolution of 240 by 320 pixels. The device has a nice, clean and sober look with what looks like a metallic finish keypad at the lower part of the device. It is pretty light too with just 72 grams and that too including the battery. The device has a length of 118.1mm, a breadth of 50.5mm and a height of 12.7mm. Pixel density is actually pretty decent for a screen size that is so small with 167ppi. The device is in tune with dual-SIM facility, which means two SIM cards can be accommodated at the same time in a active state. So calls can be answered on both the numbers with much ease and comfort.
Internal memory is minimal which means there is minimum assistance for keeping a large collection of data. But that does not mean there is no solution to it as a microSD card slot is facilitated for broadening the external memory of Celkon C52 up to 8GB, which should provide ample space to accomplish the task. The 1.3 megapixels primary camera is attached to the back of the device that functions fine apart from taking a second or too longer to capture images after the button is pressed. Internet connectivity is limited with GPRS being the only means as there is no default browser or Wi-Fi. Data connectivity on the whole apart from GPRS include the USB and Bluetooth facility. Celkon C52 is bolstered by the standard lithium-ion battery of 1,000mAh but that does not exactly bolster the talk time with a average 4 hours although standby time is fantastic with up to 400 hours. Multimedia features offered by the device comprise of the music player and the video player that takes care of the entertainment part whereas the FM radio is wireless and can also be used to record from the desired radio stations. The device is available in two colors of white and red.
User Interface and UI functionality
Celkon C52 features a 2.4-inch screen that is aided by a resolution of 240 by 320 pixels along with a pixel density of 167ppi. The TFT screen has a alphanumeric keypad below it for interaction with the device. A 3.5mm jack, a microSD card slot, a USB port and a camera are all the external elements of the device.
Music player works well with the earphones as compared to the loudspeakers whose sound starts to detoriate on increasing the volume. Celkon C52 has a video player for watching videos while the FM radio for hearing the latest radio stations is also facilitated.
Pictures and Video quality
Celkon C52 offers a 1.3 megapixels primary camera for snapping photographs at a resolution of 1280 by 1024 pixels. Pictures produced are good indoors but not that great outside. Also while after pressing the button, the image might not get captured till a few seconds longer which may ruin the shot.
Celkon C52 uses the GPRS for accessing the web but apart from that there is absolutely no assistance. So using the Internet is difficult with little speed to bank on so downloading of data is ruled out.
Internal and External Memory
Internal memory is pretty much good for nothing so the user cannot store anything beyond 300 phonebook entries and a few call records and SMS-es. For a larger collection of data that may include songs, games, images and videos, a microSD card slot is provided, which can elongate the external memory of the device up to 8GB.
Applications and Gaming
Celkon C52 features a few games and apps but nothing to get too excited about. The quality of games is mediocre and downloading more is out of question with such a weak Internet facility.
Celkon C52 is reinforiced by the standard lithium-ion battery of 1,000mAh, which generates a talk time of up to 4 hours apart from a standby time of up to 400 hours. The talk time is disappointing but standby time is brilliant and would also let the user get a better music play time.
GPRS, USB port and the Bluetooth facilities basically rounds up the data connectivity features of the device offered by Celkon C52 where the last two are important tools for exchanging data with foreign devices either through the USB cable or wirelessly.
Celkon C52 when compared LG A190 has a bigger screen with the former featuring a 2.4-inch display and the latter 1.52 inches. There is also a significant difference in the pixel density with Celkon C52 being backed by 167ppi as compared to 119ppi offered by LG A190. Celkon C52 has a 1.3 megapixels primary camera while the LG A190 has no camera. Both the device support the dual-SIM facility while Celkon C52 has a better battery strength but not much with 1000mAh for the former as compared to LG A190's 950mAh. Strangely, the talk time and standby time is more with LG A190. The talk time offered by LG A190 is up to 9 hours as compared to 4 hours by Celkon C52 whereas the standby time is also up to 730 hours with the former as compared to the 400 hours from the latter.