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Comio X1 Note

Colours:
Features:
  • Supports Indian bands
  • VoLTE
  • 32 GB + 128 GB Expandable
  • Dual SIM: Nano + Nano
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • USB OTG Support
  • FM Radio

Highlights from Expert Review

Pros
  • Beautiful mirror back finish
  • Big
  • bezel-less display
  • Android 8.0 Oreo OS
Cons
  • Average cameras
  • Average battery life
  • No fast charging

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Specifications

General
Launch DateMay 22, 2018 (Official)
BrandComio
ModelX1 Note
Operating SystemAndroid v8.0 (Oreo)
SIM Slot(s)Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
SIM SizeSIM1: Nano
Network4G: Available (supports Indian bands)
Fingerprint Sensoryes
Design
Height162.8 mm
Width76 mm
Thickness8.05 mm
ColoursRoyal Blue, Sunrise Gold
Display
Screen Size6 inches (15.24 cm)
Screen Resolution1080 x 2160 pixels
Aspect Ratio18:9
Bezel-less displayyes
Pixel Density402 ppi
Display TypeIPS LCD
Touch Screenyes
Screen to Body Ratio (calculated)75.09 %
Performance
ChipsetMediaTek MT8735
ProcessorQuad core, 1.45 GHz
GraphicsMali-T720 MP2
RAM3 GB
Storage
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memoryyes
User Available StorageUp to 25 GB
USB OTG Supportyes
Camera
Resolution8 MP Front Camera
Autofocusyes
Physical ApertureF2.4
Flashyes
Image Resolution4208 x 3120 Pixels
SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control
Shooting ModesContinuos Shooting
Camera FeaturesFixed Focus
Video Recording1280x720 @ 30 fps
Battery
Capacity2900 mAh
TypeLi-Polymer
User Replaceable
TalkTimeUp to 10 Hours(2G)
Standby timeUp to 500 Hours(2G)
Network & Connectivity
SIM SizeSIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano
Network Support4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
VoLTEyes
SIM 1
SIM 2
Wi-Fiyes
Wi-Fi FeaturesMobile Hotspot
Bluetoothyes
GPSyes
USB ConnectivityMass storage device, USB charging, microUSB 2.0
Multimedia
FM Radioyes
Loudspeakeryes
Audio Jack3.5 mm
Special Features
Fingerprint Sensoryes
Fingerprint Sensor PositionRear
Other SensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer
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Expert Review

Cameras:

In the camera department, the Comio X1 Note rocks a dual lens setup at the back - a 13 megapixel primary camera along with a 5 megapixel secondary camera. It clicks decent images in natural outdoor lighting and we get some amount of details in the pictures. The color saturation is a bit oversaturated and the photos. The colors are bright and vivid and look quite natural. Now coming to the low light environments, the photos have a lot of noise and lack details as well. The secondary lens is for clicking portrait images but it is quite average in quality. The focusing mechanism is not too fast in terms of speed but it is accurate most of the times. HDR photos look good and is the best mode for clicking landscape images. Macro shots offer some depth of field effect too. On the front, there is a 8 megapixel selfie camera and it clicks decent selfies. You can also use beauty mode and other filters to enhance your selfies.

The camera app of the Comio X1 Note comes with a very simple UI and thus you can use it easily. There are various shooting modes including a pro mode for mobile photography enthusiasts. Although, we would suggest you to use the Auto Mode as it is the most versatile mode. Both the front and rear cameras can shoot Full HD videos but the quality is average. Overall, the Comio X1 Note has a decent set of cameras but they could have been a lot better.

Conclusion:

The Comio X1 Note is a beautiful looking smartphone that comes with a mirror back finish. We get a big, bezel-less display, latest Android OS and good overall performance. However, the battery life is not up to the mark and there is no fast charging support. The cameras are also average at best. The phone also weighs a lot despite of coming with a 2900mAh battery. So if you can manage to keep aside the cons, then go ahead and purchase the Comio X1 Note. However, if you want to check out the competiton, do have a look at the Redmi Note 5, Honor 9 Lite and Moto G6 Play.

Performance:

In terms of performance, the Comio X1 Note is powered by a MediaTek MT8735 quad-core processor along with 3GB RAM. This is a mid-level chipset and it can handle most of the basic day-to-day tasks without any issues. Most of the popular apps and games load up fairly quickly but high-end apps and games lags a little bit. The 3GB RAM provides quite a good multitasking experience and you can easily perform intense multitasking by running more than seven or more apps simultaneously. There were no visible UI lags as well but occasionally there was some stuttering here and there. Now coming to gaming, you can play the normal 3D games without any lag but the high-end games will lag a bit and run at medium settings. The Comio X1 Note comes with 32GB of internal memory, out of which around 25GB of free space was available after first boot. You can increase it up to 128GB by adding a microSD card . The fingerprint sensor located on the back works accurately and is quite fast as well. Talking about connectivity, the X1 Note from the house of Comio supports Dual SIM (nano) and is of course 4G VoLTE enabled. Both the slots are 4G enabled but simultaneously only one slot can be used for 4G while the other will work on 3G. The 2900mAh battery (non-removable) under the hood provides a battery life of just one day with moderate usage and there is no fast charging support as well. So the battery life is very average but you can charge the battery quickly since the capacity is low.

Overall, the Comio X1 Note is a decent all-rounder but the battery life is average.

Introduction:

Chinese ODM Topwise Communication entered the Indian market under the brand name Comio back in September 2017 with the launch of three budget smartphones. After that the company had launched a couple of smartphones as well. Now in May 2018, Comio had launched the X1 Note, which comes with a modern design. It is not entirely bezel-less but the side bezels are extremely thin, although it has a chin, both at the top and bottom. The phone also gets dual rear cameras, which is a common feature in most budget smartphones now. Anyway let us find out in our Comio X1 Note review if it is worth the money or you should ignore it. However, do check out the specifications of the mobile below.

The Comio X1 Note runs on Android 8.0 Oreo OS and is powered by a MediaTek MT8735 quad-core processor and 3GB RAM. The phone boasts of a 6-inch Full HD+ display and packs in a 2900mAh battery under its hood. There is 32GB of internal memory onboard but you can also expand it further up to 128GB. We get a fingerprint sensor at the back. In the camera department, there are dual rear lenses - a 13 megapixel primary sensor and a 5 megapixel secondary sensor at the back along with a 8 megapixel selfie shooter. The X1 Note has 4G VoLTE connectivity along with Dual SIM support. Other options include 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS. In the sensors department, we get an accelerometer, proximity and ambient light sensor.

Audio & Video:

The machine drilled speaker holes of the Comio X1 Note are present on the right bottom. The loudspeaker quality is good and the sound is loud as well. There is no audio distortion even at the highest volume level. We get Google Play Music as the native music app and it has all the necessary features, thus you do not have to download any third-party app. However, you can download any music streaming app of your preferred choice to stream music online.

Now coming to the video watching experience on the Comio X1 Note, you can play both Full HD and 4K videos without facing any problem. We get a bundled earphone with the phone but it is very average in quality and hence you should purchase a good pair of earphones. Overall, the Comio X1 Note offers a good audio and video experience.

Software & Ui:

The Comio X1 Note runs on Android 8.0 Oreo OS out of the box. It is the latest OS from the house of Google but the X1 Note might not get any major OS update in the future since most budget smartphones do not get updates. Although, we would be happy to be proven wrong by Comio. Talking about features, it more or less feels like stock Android and has similar functionality. We can customize the interface a bit according to our preference. We found it to be mostly fluid and smooth in general day-to-day activities but there were slight frame drops here and there. The X1 Note comes with some pre-installed apps (bloatware) but you can easily delete them and save up on some storage. In case you are not satisfied with the look and feel of the interface, then just download any third-party theme of your choice.

Overall, the Comio X1 Note comes with the latest Android OS and it is very stable and fluid.

Design & Display:

The Comio X1 Note is made up of metal and glass, which feels premium in hands. The build quality is very good. Although, it comes with a 6-inch 18:9 display, the phone is not completely bezel-less. We get slight chin on both top and bottom but the side bezels are almost absent. The phone is not very compact and is quite tall, so you have to use both hands most of the times in order to use the phone. The phone is not the slimmest (8.05mm) and is very heavy (218 grams), so you have to get used to the weight and width of the phone. The edges are slightly rounded and it gives a very solid grip. The back panel has a mirror finish and thus it is a fingerprint magnet.

Starting with the front side first, there is a 6-inch display along with the selfie camera, LED flash, LED notification, couple of sensors and earpiece on top. It comes with on-screen buttons for navigation and hence there are no capacitive buttons below the display. At the bottom, we have the microUSB port along with the primary microphone and loudspeaker while the 3.5mm headphone jack and secondary microphone are located at the top. The SIM and microSD slot along with the power/lock button are on the right while the left side houses the volume rocker. Turning towards the back, we have the rear cameras on the top middle along with the LED flash in a circular enclosure. The fingerprint sensor is seen below the cameras and the Comio branding sits in the middle. The back cover is non-removable but a 2900mAh battery (non-removable) sits underneath it. Overall, the Comio X1 Note has a beautiful mirror finish look at the back along with decent specifications.

The Comio X1 Note features a 6-inch IPS display, which has a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels (Full HD+). It is a modern, bezel-less display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The display is quite big but comes with good viewing angles. The colors look very sharp and vivid. We get good brightness and contrast levels as well. The images, texts and videos look very crisp. It is tailor-made for high-end gaming and high-definition video streaming. The display has good sunlight legibility as well and since it has an ambient light sensor, the brightness gets adjusted automatically according to the lighting conditions. There is no branded glass protection on top of the screen but you do not have to worry about scratches from daily wear and tear as we get a 2.5D curved glass protection. However, do use a protective case to specially protect the display from any drop.

The touch response of the Comio X1 Note is very smooth and lag-free due to the fluid OS and 2.5D curved glass display. Overall, the Comio X1 Note has a big, modern display that is ideal for content consumption and gaming.

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