Review: Kult 10 Is Just Another Budget Smartphone

This budget phone has got the RAM but the battery life takes away from it.

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 Kult 10 Smartphone. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)

Kult’s an unconventional name for a phone brand so you’d expect unconventional products from the company. Turns out, it’s best to keep your expectations low.

Here’s another mobile brand looking to stake a claim in the Indian mobile space, which already has a gazillion other options available.

 Kult 10 Smartphone. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)
Kult 10 Smartphone. (Photo: The Quint)

Kult 10 is the company’s first offering in the country and it’s sensibly started proceedings with an affordable product. Brands like Motorola, Xiaomi, Lenovo and Asus are some of the names that Kult has to compete with, which is easier said than done.

Snapshot

Key Specifications: Kult 10

  • Display: 5-inch 1280x720 pixels
  • Operating System: Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • Processor: Quad-core MediaTek 1.3 GHz
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Rear Camera: 13MP
  • Front Camera: 5MP
  • Battery: 2350mAh
  • Price: Rs 7,999

What’s Good?

If you liked the OnePlus One’s sandstone finish, then the Kult 10 may be just the thing for you. The phone may be sized at 5-inches but weighing 128 grams, you’ll never feel its weight in your hands or pocket.

You won’t be complaining about the phone’s usability outdoors in sunlight either.

 Kult 10 smartphone. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)
Kult 10 smartphone. (Photo: The Quint)

It’s also the cheapest phone you can get with 3GB RAM right now. This may not matter a lot, but if you’re a heavy user – into gaming and multi-tasking – then Kult 10 will offer the assistance you crave.

The 13-megapixel camera at the back manages to click some decent pictures in broad daylight and the quick auto-focus is a big bonus as well.

 Kult 10 smartphone. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)
Kult 10 smartphone. (Photo: The Quint)

It also offers 4G connectivity and there’s an option to use two SIMs or one SIM and expand storage with the other, thanks to the hybrid slot available with the Kult 10.

What’s Bad?

If only they could have paired the 3GB RAM with a competent processor. The 1.3 GHz MediaTek processor isn’t the most reliable units available right now and that is where they seem to have cut corners to keep the phone affordable. The camera does click decent images but, overall, the pictures look saturated with colours looking unnatural.

 Kult 10 smartphone. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)
Kult 10 smartphone. (Photo: The Quint)

The 2,350mAh built-in battery suffers because of the uneven pairing of the RAM and processor. Ideally, one would expect a big-battery loaded phone to last for a day, however, the multi-tasking prowess takes away from the Kult 10’s life. You’ll have to charge the phone a couple of times in a day and that’s never a good thing.

Why Buy It?

Kult 10 offers pretty much everything on a budget but still misses out on a few features that are pivotal to the phone’s overall value these days. The 5-inch phone is light on weight, power-packed with hardware for multi-tasking performance but suffers battery issues.

Kult 10 Smartphone. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)
Kult 10 Smartphone. (Photo: The Quint)

For Rs 7,999, the Kult 10 is a fine debut that could find takers for its product value but make sure you’re not hooked to the phone for long or you’ll be charging multiple times in a day. Xiaomi, Motorola and Lenovo are others with phones at this price point and Kult 10 may just find it hard to break into those ranks.

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