Hyve Pryme Reviews
A new Delhi-based mobility start-up, Hyve Mobility launched its first smartphone in 2016. The aim of the company is to offer differentiating technologies and best after-sales services to its customers. The company launched its third smartphone, Pryme, in collaboration with Taiwanese semiconductor company, MediaTek. The smartphone is expected to launch in November 2016. The smartphone comes with a 5.7-inch full-HD display having a resolution of 1080 X 1920 pixels. The handset is powered by MediaTek’s Helio X20 SoC processor. The smartphone offers pure Android experience.
Most of the handsets present in India do not run pure Android. They come with a customised version having UI skins wrapped over the Android OS. This makes the OS heavier, further leading to slowing down of processor speed and occupying a large amount of available RAM. The handset that offers a pure Android offers a faster browsing experience. Since the device is coming with a pure Android 6.0 marshmallow, it is expected to be faster and having more optimised browsing performance. It would have few backend updates and security concerns in comparison to the customised OS versions present in the market. Lesser unwanted software would also result in conservation of battery and thus it would last longer.
The device has a rear camera of 13MP with f/2 aperture and dual flash. It would have other features like HDR photography, panorama view, gesture snaps, etc. Due to these features, the camera would even perform better in low light conditions. The front camera for the device is 8MP offering higher resolution selfies. It does not provide front flash. The selfies taken in low light are also good. The colour saturation for the device still needs improvement.
The device has a metal unibody design. The device is available in champagne colour. The handset has a solid grip, so it feels good when taken in hand. The smartphone is 8.5mm thin with a 5.7-inch IPD capacitive display. The device has a full HD resolution and a 2.5D arc glass covering on top. With the navigation buttons at the bottom of the device, the screen available for usage is just 5.5 inch.
The smartphone comes with a 4GB RAM. As per the standard benchmark tests, it is believed that 73% RAM is available due to the pure Android OS. This means that nearly 3 GB RAM would be available. It is expected to be a good experience when it comes to the regular multitasking or even the routine gaming. The handset would have a 32GB internal memory. The handset would have a battery capacity of 3,500 mAh. The pure Android is expected to help in saving battery which means this may work in favour of the buyers.
The device is powered with the 2.3GHz MediaTek Helio X20 SoC which features Tri-Cluster CPU architecture and ten processing cores that would work well during multitasking with apps. The Tri-cluster technology is meant to help users by allowing the smartphones to multitask efficiently by shifting the workload from one cluster of cores to another. This would further result in extreme computing performance and saving battery.
Other features on this processor would include ClearMotion for smooth video playback, BluLight Defender to reduce the strain on the eye during night, Miravision for enjoying an enhanced display experience and Dynamic contrast for on the fly video enhancements.
Some other features have been added to the handset for security purpose. You can assign five numbers to 5 different fingerprint scans. These numbers can then be used for the emergency purpose or quick dialling even when the handset is locked. The feature is called as Touch2Call; it reduced the steps required for dialling a number, and you can directly call by fingerprint.
The memory slot supports the ex-FAT file system for Micro SD card usage across all the platforms; It can support up to 200GB external storage. The device comes with a USB-C with a fast charge which means it would take 30-40 minutes to charge the device completely. The smartphone offers dual-SIM 3G/4G with PAN India coverage with VoLTE which is now the standard for smartphones. There is an IR Blaster on the top of the device which can be used for remote controlling devices with a 3rd party app available on Google Play Store.
The device comes with a two-year standard warranty covering accidental protection. Free pickup and drop facilities are provided across India. The handset would be available on Amazon for Rs. 17,999 with pre-registrations starting from 20th November 2016.