Kult, a new mobile phone brand, yesterday made a grand entry into the Indian handset in the best way possible – with the cheapest phone with 3 GB of RAM in India. Prior to this, the Intex Cloud Swift was the cheapest at Rs 8,499, but the Kult 10 has undercut that by Rs 500; it has a price tag of just Rs 7,999. Read on to see how these two battle it out.
The Intex Cloud Swift has very narrow bezels on right and left hand side of the screen and a very fine looking criss-cross pattern design on the rear. The phone seems to have a metal rim. The phone measures 144.5 x 72.5 x 8.9 mm, and weighs 140 grams.
The Kult 10 seems much like the Redmi devices. It has no metal rim; rather the back cover is slightly curved to cover its sides like you will see in Redmi devices which infact has been liked by many. But the highlight is that one of its models seem to have a textured finish while the other comes in attractive white colour. The Kult 10 weighs just 128 grams and measures 143 x 70.3 x 7.6 mm.
Both these phones are nice looking, but the slim and small package of the Kult 10 might appeal to many of you, over the criss-cross finished of the Intex Cloud Swift.
The Kult 10 has a 5 inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, and has Asahi Dragon Trail Glass for protection. The Intex Cloud Swift too has a 5 inch HD IPS display with the same HD resolution (720 x 1280 pixels) as well as Asahi Dragontrail Glass protection.
Processor & Memory
The Intex Cloud Swift has the MediaTek MT6735A, a 64-bit quad-core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz, with a ridiculous 3 GB of RAM. The internal storage stands at 16 GB to which you can add another 128 GB via a microSD card.
The Kult 10 too has a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor which also runs with 3 GB of RAM. The internal storage stands at 16 GB to which you can add another 128 GB via a microSD card.
It is likely that the Kult 10 runs the same MediaTek processor of the Intex, making this round a draw too.
Both these phones run on Android Lollipop (5.1), and have mild customisations on the UI. Kult has promised an upgrade to Android Marshmallow (though it has not mentioned any date).
The Kult 10 has a 2300 mAh battery, while the Intex Cloud Swift has a 2500 mAh battery. Since both the phones have the same display as well as processor, the Intex phone here has an edge over the Kult 10 for sure.
The Intex Cloud Swift has an 8 megapixel primary auto camera and a 5 megapixel selfie taker on the front.
The Kult 10 has a 13 megapixel primary camera with phase detection auto-focus, an aperture of f/2.2, HDR, panorama, anti-shake, burst shot, smile detection, smile and gesture capture, manual focus and exposure controls and, video recording at 1080p, and flash. In the front of the Kult 10 there is a 5 megapixel selfie taker too.
Spec for spec, the Kult 10 wins this round with ease; however we usually wait for a real world test to declare a winner.
The Kult 10 is a dual-SIM 4G phone with GPS (A-GPS), Bluetooth 4.0, and WiFi. However, the second SIM slot is a hybrid one, where you can either have a SIM or a microSD card.
The Intex Cloud Swift is also a dual-SIM 4G phone with GPS (A-GPS), Bluetooth, and WiFi.
The Kult 10, for Rs 500 less, offers the same screen, processor, RAM, storage, a better camera, and a guaranteed upgrade to Android M. The only plus point of the Intex Cloud Swift is the battery, that is 200 mAh larger, but in other areas the Kult 10 has similar or better features.