DIMENSIONS 141 x 70.5 x 8.6mm
RAM 2GB RAM
STORAGE 16GB internal (expandable upto 256GB via SD card)
GPU Mali T720 MP2
PROCESSOR MediaTek MTK6737 Quad Core @ 1.3GHz
OS Android 7.0 Nougat
DISPLAY 5” IPS Oncell with 2.5D curved glass
RESOLUTION 1280×720 HD
CAMERAS 13MP rear, 5MP front
Centric from Priyanka Communications has been very active recently with a new phone launched from them almost monthly catering to various budgets. Centric L3 is an offering aiming at providing a high end experience at a cheap price point. The front looks very elegant with 2.5D curved glass protection on the screen but it would be better had the bezels been thinner. At least there is a fingerprint sensor at the bottom but not making it double as a navigator seems like a missed opportunity.
Towards the bottom you will find two speaker grilles but only one houses an audio driver. This is done for the sake of uniformity which might explain the positioning of the micro USB at the top alongside the 3.5mm audio jack. On the right is the volume rocker and ridged power button which also locks the phone. MediaTek’s MT6737 quad core processor paired with 2GB RAM can handle basic messaging and productivity apps without issues.
While internal storage is 16GB, the usable sum is around 11GB that can be expanded upto 256GB via microSD card. If you are a dual-SIM user then worry not because there are 2 dedicated slots for them. Coming to software, the device runs on near stock version of Android Nougat 7.1.1 with minimal pre-installed apps. This is appreciable because often users are left to deal with massive amount of bloatware right out of the box that hampers the experience. Useful features like split screen mode to use two apps at the same time, instant apps and quick switch are present.
Advanced number blocking and call screening grants complete control over unwanted or unknown numbers. Finally for amateur photographers, the 13MP rear camera with LED flash and 5MP selfie camera should work for everyday clicks. Centric L3 is a promising smartphone held back by certain decisions that stop it from reaching greatness.
We’re impressed The phone looks more expensive than it actually is
We’d improve Uneven build quality, Fingerprint sensor detection
The last word L3 is a value for money proposition