Swipe is trying to make itself known with its Konnect range of smartphones and Konnect 3 is the latest smartphone to join the range. The Konnect range already features a lot of smartphones that are placed at various price points and the Konnect 3 has been introduced at a price point that makes a competitor in the entry-level smartphone segment. But the segment is already riddled with a lot of smartphones that have come before the Konnect 3 and make a lot of purchase sense. Does the Konnect 3 make all those offerings look pale in its wake?
The Swipe Konnect 3 runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and sports the ability to run two SIM cards at the same time. There is no information available on whether Swipe will make available the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for Konnect 3 or not, forget about the smartphone getting the Android 5.0 Lollipop update. Another important part to mention here is that Swipe Konnect 3 does not come with 3G network capabilities and that is sure to hurt its chances in the entry-level segment. The Konnect 3 sports a 1GHz quad-core processor under its plastic body and it has been paired with 256MB RAM. The Swipe Konnect 3 comes with a screen that measures 3.5 inches across and it puts out display resolution of 320x480 pixels. The Konnect 3 sports a 2-megapixel camera on its back but misses out a front snapper due to which, it would be wise for the photography enthusiasts to stay away from this smartphone. There is 512MB internal storage space available on the Swipe Konnect 3 and it can be expanded further up to 32GB with the use of a microSD card. A 1250mAh capacity battery powers the Konnect 3 and while no performance ratings are available for the same, we think it should last for close to 4 hours of usage on a single full charge.
The Konnect 3 repeats the same mistakes as Intex did with its entry-level offerings. The absence of a front camera and, more importantly, 3G capabilities is sure to hit its chances a lot harder than usual. Add to the list of misses the low RAM figure, small screen, small battery, low internal storage space and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and you get the entire picture.