Flipkart is making headlines with launch of their first “Made in India” smartphone, Billion Capture+ in India. The newly announced phone is seemingly doing great as Flipkart reported to have sold all the units of the Billion Capture+ within the first 24 hours.
The Billion Capture+ is reasonably priced and comes with a lot of features such metallic design, dual cameras, fast charging and stock Android. But does the phone have enough firepower to challenge the other entrants in the crowded segment?
Another seemingly new entrant in the budget smartphone segment is the Tenor G from the Chinese company. The device is offering better specifications than Billion Capture+ at a similar price range. Let’s take a quick look at what both the devices have to offer.
Design and Display
Like many phones in its price range, both the Flipkart Billion Capture+ and Tenor G have similar design and build. The Billion Capture+ comes with a conventional metallic design that feels pleasant to hold. Tenor G too comes with a metallic unibody for a premium look and feel. Both devices feature fingerprint sensors and dual cameras on the rear.
Talking about the display, the Billion Capture+ sports a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display with a PPI of 401 pixels per inch. The 10.or G too sports a similar display of 5.5-inch 2.5D curved display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The display of both smartphones is on at par with budget devices.
The Billion Capture+ as the name suggests offers great camera capabilities. The smartphone comes with dual rear cameras, a 13MP primary + 13MP monochrome sensor accompanied by a dual tone flash. The front selfie clicker comes with an 8MP sensor.
The Tenor G is also a dual camera smartphone featuring two 13MP sensors with a f/2.0 lens, dual-tone LED flash, facial recognition, HDR and panorama. The front camera is equipped with an impressive 16MP shooter, a f/2.0 aperture lens and LED flash. While the dual cameras are apparently similar for both devices, Tenor G’s selfie clicker is a better spec one.
As for the battery, the Flipkart Billion+ is powered by a 3500mAh non-removable battery. The smartphone comes with USB Type-C quick charging, that allows 7 hours of battery life with just 15 minutes of charging. Flipkart has promised the device can last 2 days long.
The Tenor G on other hand packs more juice as it is powered by a 4000mAh battery. With a single charge, the device easily lasts for 30 hours. On a downside, the phone lacks quick charging and as such, it takes two and half hours to fully charge the battery. Clearly, the Billion+ is a winner in the fast charging department, but the Tenor G offers more battery life.
The Billion Capture+ is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor coupled with 3GB or 4GB of RAM. The phone packs 32GB/64GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. The Tenor G is fuelled with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor clocked at 2.3GHz along with 3GB/4GB of RAM. In terms of storage, the device offers similar options of 32GB and 64GB. Clearly, the Tenor G packs more power under the hood.
Both the Billion Capture+ and Tenor G phones come preloaded with Android Nougat 7.1.2 and with a promise of Android Oreo update by year end. Flipkart has promised that no bloatware will plague the device. However, Tenor G comes loaded with bloatware from Amazon and you get apps such as Amazon Shopping, Prime Video, and Kindle. With Amazon being Tenor’s exclusive partner in India, the device cannot get rid of these apps.
The ‘Billion Capture+ is offered in two variants. The cheaper version with 3 GB RAM and 32GB storage is priced at Rs. 10,999, whereas the higher variant 4GB RAM and 64GB storage go for Rs. 12,999.
The Tenor G comes in two memory variants - the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant priced at Rs. 10,999, and the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant, priced at Rs. 12,999. With two colour options - Go Grey and Beyond Black, the device is available solely on Amazon.
Both Flipkart Billion Capture+ and Tenor G have a similar design, build and features. With the devices being in the budget segment, the value for money is what matters to the end user. Though it might not be as loaded with specs as the Tenor G, the Billion Capture+ has much more to give to the budget smartphone buyer.
Flipkart has a lot to offer for those interested to buy a budget smartphone. There is the option of No Cost EMI, Buy Back Guarantee and discounts on card purchases which ultimately makes the device cheaper than its counterpart.
However, we've personally used the Tenor G smartphone and it faired well in our review period. For now, we suggest you go with the Tenor G as it offers a slightly better design, better processor, and a bigger battery.