Why old Indian smartphone brands are not able to deliver a quality and benchmarks like newly born American brand Infocus? This has been an unanswered question for me after reviewing the Infocus M350. Today, I present an Indian designed smartphone that is not only promised in fact delivers in much better way day-to-day usages.
Brand : The Salora is a well-known Indian consumer electronics brand has a nationwide service center chain. According to information mention on the official website, it offers services in 127 major cities via 170 service centers.
Salora Customer Care: Mobile No: 9582710400; Toll Free No: 1800 110 400; Email ID: [email protected]
The Arya Z3: After going through all pros and cons, I can make an initial judgement – the Arya Z3 is a good attempt from a newly born Indian smartphone brand. At a price of 7000 rupees, the Z3 has a crystal clear display, lag-free performance, does well with HD games, extremely loud main audio and much better camera.
Dear Salora team, continue with innovation for a better smartphone ahead. You are on right track and your phone is much better than some of flag bearer in the market.
Poor Customer Support
Some of Arya Z2 buyers have blamed the brand for charging extra, despite the phone is in the warranty period. A few buyers have reported evidence of poor hardware after one or two months of usages. Moreover, there is also report of losing fence or unresponsive touch just because of a minor fall.
We have collected these reports primary from Amazon India, which is the official e-retailer for the Arya Z3. The Gadgets Shiksha does not confirm these allegations. Since this website is predominated with user’s voice, we are consideration these allegations as negative feedback for the brand. If all this is true – it is a serious question mark on the brand’s priority in terms of customer service and support.
Magic Box: Arya Z3, USB cable, 1Amp charger, and a Poor quality earphone
We request of buying of better quality earphones in order to enjoy ambient-noise-less music. Salora is not Apple or Xiaomi, so it should add a nice flip-cover in order make the sales box a smoky attraction.
Built and Design : This is a regular form factor craft that comes with a regular finish still manages to improve from the predecessor the Arya Z2. Around the built has a nice metallic type silver colour plastic band than covers all sides. Although the craft is plastic made, it does feel sturdy and compact in the hand. Buttons positioned on both sides have metal cap requires easy force to activate.
- Left- Volume rocker
- Right- Power Key
- Top – UBS port and Audio 3.5 mm port
The back-panel is flimsy in nature has nice texture and matt finish, shelters primary camera and a wide-length speaker grill.
Dual SIM: The first SIM port supports regular SIM size whereas the second port requires micro SIM. A microSD card port is made alongside SIM ports for memory expansion.
Battery – (Extra point for power saving features)
I do not know why Salora is going slow? 2200 mAh battery is not according to the current market standard. 2500 mAh battery should have been better choice for the end user. The phone does better in regular usages, but activating 3G or gaming sucks battery life much faster than expected.
Power saving Features:-
- Long: Activating this option will make the phone to disable all regular features except call and messaging.
- Lower: Power saving feature will be activated once the battery fuel reaches low at user’s defined level.
- Screen: In this setting, display colour tone will be lowered and adjusted to very basic in order to save battery juice fuel longer.
Main Speaker: This phone is very good for multimedia entertainment. I have already mentioned buying of a new earphone set for better in-ear music experience. Thanks to a big speaker driver, the Arya Z3 delivers extremely loud audio output. Also, it does fair in balancing of bass, mids, and treble thanks to high frequency range.
UI and Operating System: Salora pushes for Android Kitkat 4.4.2 yet promise to bring Android Lollipop update pretty soon. Some minor customization in the UI takes away stock Android tag. The user interface is neat has very few important preinstalled apps. I own a big compliment to Salora for making the Z3 totally bloatware-free.
Keypad: With the Z3, I am sure, you will enjoy typing and engaging in a long chat conversation with Whatsapp and Facebook friends. Keys are bit bigger than what we have seen in a regular Android phones. Also, suggestion, prediction and spelling mistake correction features are presented for fast typing.
Preinstalled Apps: Google products, power saving management and some essential applications. Thank you Salora for making this phone a bloatware-free champ.
Memory : Most of the devices in 7000 rupees price band comes with 2GB RAM. Nevertheless, the Z3 offers 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory and 32GB SD card support. Approx 5.85 GB on-board storage and 450 MB RAM remains free after the first boot.
Call and Network
Once again I forced to say that the Z3 packs little old specifications that called sub-standard now.
- Bluetooth and UBS Tethering
- Video Calling
- Clear audio on 1G, 2G and 3G band
- Not good in terms of mobile data download
Main Camera : I am really impressed. In fact, the camera perfection is most surprising feature of this phone. It does really good photography in light, in low light and certainly in flashlight. I am sure user will praise the camera outcome. Colors are accurate, detailing is perfect, micro details are well-covered in output snaps. Yes, 1080P recording can be done, but in reality the quality in reality will be only High Definition.
My good words in favor of camera do not mean the main camera is cons-free. In fact, my first attempt to record video had given me a noisy output. Actually the 8MP camera lacks image sensor, which indeed helps for better capture of the object even in shaky hold. User needs sturdy hand to hold the Z3 in balance until recording is on. Regular users like me with shaky hand struggle a bit in record clear HD video that bears noticeable noise mostly.
Selfie Shooter : This is one good selfie shooter does much well than any Micromax smartphones.
Display: The 5 inches fully laminated screen is a fairly warm offers accurate colour and decent viewing angles. Thanks to OGS (One Glass Solution) IPS panel everything look crisp and clear gets better help from HD resolution mounted over fantastic 294 PPI.
- Screen Cast – Telecast the display over wireless enabled TV.
- Auto brightness for screen light adjustment according to ambient around you.
Processor: Even though the CPU architecture does not assemble the latest chipset and graphic processor, The Z3 manages to deliver heart-winning smooth performance. In fact, the HD gaming including Asphalt 8, Modern combat, dead Trigger and others rich graphic games get played very easily without lag or frame drop. I can assure reader for good gamming and smooth multitasking performance from the Z3. AnTuTU Score is 28296
Final Words and Verdict
The official retailer the Amazon India hosts many negative comments in terms of the brand’s service center behavior. We as a platform with rich information on gadget always stood behind the customers.
I am in favor of this smartphone. There is no significant lacking in hardware, software and performance for a fair criticism. Yes, some of the specifications are sub-standard at a price of 7000 rupees. Those planning to buy an all-rounder phone with much better specification in 7000 rupees should consider the Infocus M350. Buying the Arya Z3 is not a bad idea, but you can get much better choice in the same price. Read also 5 Latest Smartphones with Strong Battery Backup.
|Magic Box||Handset, Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Cable|
|SIM||Dual, GSM, 3G+2G|
|Processor||Octa core, 1.4 GHz, MediaTek MT6592|
|Memory||1GB RAM, 8GB Memory, 32GB SD card Support|
|Screen||5 inches, HD, 720×1280 Pixels, IPS LCD, 294 PPI|
|Camera||8MP[P], 2MP[F], LED Flash, ZOOM, FHD Recording|
|Battery||2200 mAh, Li-ion|
|Connectivity||BT 4.0, USB 2.0, FM, 1G, 2G, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS|
|Body||154 gram[W], 8 mm[Th]|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Light, Proximity sensor|