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New chip on the Android block

india Updated: May 14, 2013 01:27 IST
Waseem Gashroo
Waseem Gashroo
Hindustan Times
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For the present generation of mobile users, especially the youth, a feature-loaded smartphone has become more of a necessity than a luxury. Gionee’s Dream D1 promises a great user experience to all mobile-freaks.

A fast processor Dream D1, the dual sim, dual standby phone, running on Android 4.1 Jelly bean (similar to Micromax Canvas HD) in a 8.6 mm chassis, happens to be quite stylish. An addition to the league of pocket-friendly quad core phones, this one has fared quite well with a 1.3 GHz quad core CPU based on ARM cortex A7 architecture.

Its 1GB RAM and 4GB internal memory gives the user the freedom to download and use multiple applications at once, with ease. Good camera, great sound, the 8 MP auto focus, auto panorama (99 pictures in one click) rear camera with LED flash delivers well, especially in low light. Dream D1 also offers HD video recording and face detection technology, along with a front-facing 1MP camera.

However, the smartphone could have promised a better camera experience at a price of R17,999. The 2100 MAH battery gives an average backup. However, the in-built Digital Theatre System (DTS) Sound is certainly the saving grace, promising a great multimedia experience. The phone also boasts of coming-of-age OTA (Over the Air) function to allow faster software upgrades.

Available in graphite black colour, the handset comes bundled with a 16GB memory card. Further, the phone gives a run for the money to its peers because of the 4.65 inch Amoled display (similar to Samsung Galaxy SII), that explains its great screen clarity. Gionee, which happens to be a key market player in the Chinese mobile market, has pinned its hopes on the newly launched Dream D1 to establish its foothold in the Indian market.