A few weeks ago we got the rumor on the launch of a new Colors phone in the market and now we have found it. The rumored 2015 Colors Pearl phone is the new Pearl Black K3. This was unveiled in the Colors Tech Meet 2015. K3 is a new addition to the famous Pearl Black series of the company. This new handset has some interesting things to create a buzz. It can be considered as a good value phone due to the price and specs. The Colors Pearl Black K3 price in Nepal is Rs 20,995. It is much cheaper than we expected but likewise, the specs are also a bit different.
Before the launch, we expected this new Pearl Black to have octa-core processor and some very high-end hardware. It doesn’t fulfill everything but it surely brings a lot to the table. It is a phone at the Rs 20,000 mark and there are many interesting things. Lets first talk about the design first. Because no matter what anyone says, it matters and it looks amazing. The phone is available in white and black color options. The whole body is very light and covered by Asahi enhanced glass on both sides.
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The design is lovely and the phone is slim. Under the glamour, the phone packs up a quad-core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz paired with 3 GB of RAM. The amount of RAM is the most amazing part. Most budget-oriented phones don’t have such amount of memory. Colors is delivering such a big memory in a tight budget and it is great. There is other good hardware as well. We have listed them in the specs list below.
Colors Pearl Black K3 Specifications
- 5″ IPS LCD Screen with Asahi Dragontrail glass protection on top
- HD 720×1280 screen resolution
- MediaTek MT6735 SoC with 1.3 GHz quad core processor
- Mali-T720MP2 GPU
- 3 GB LPDDR3 RAM
- 32 GB Internal storage with 64 GB SD cards support
- 2350 mAh non-removable battery
- 13 MP back camera with f/2.2 aperture
- 8 MP f/2.2 front-facing selfie camera
- Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS
Colors Pearl Black K3 is a smartphone that comes with quad-core processor, 3GB RAM, and 32 GB storage in a price tag near to Rs 20,000. This is very interesting because no models in the market currently offer such specs. It also comes in a gorgeous package. The body is CNC crafted and has Asahi Dragontrail glass on both sides. The screen is standard 5 inches IPS LCD panel with 720p resolution. For the camera, there is a 13-megapixel primary shooter with f/2.2 aperture. At the front, there is an 8-megapixel camera with an aperture of f/2.2. Both cameras can record videos in full HD and also produce high-resolution images.
The new Colors K3 comes with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and the company said that Marshmallow may hit in nearly three months. Regular updates will flow via OTA. Another exciting thing is 32 GB internal space external SD card up to 64 GB. This is a very generous internal storage amount. There is a 2350 mAh battery powering up the phone. So users can enjoy the phone with all type of usage for about a whole day. Colors Pearl Black K3 supports 4G and 3G. So if the telecoms upgrade the network, the device is fully ready.
Impressions and Analysis
Colors has done a lot of trimming to make the phone available in this price range. Therefore everything is not up to expectation. Also, our expectation as a reviewer is always high because we want to see the best product. In the tech meet, we learned that the company wants to cover the whole Nepali market. Their aim is to provide smartphones to all type of people and gain coverage in the rural area. So it is easy to know that they will make phones with some jewelry attached but also make it affordable.
This is the exact situation here. We are seeing 4 cores processor, 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal memory which is great. But the camera wasn’t touching the expectation for tech reviewers even though the pixel counts are high. The 13 MP camera produces high-resolution images but details and sharpness were slightly off point. This might be improved in a future software update.
If the phone had an octa-core processor it would have totally made a match with the RAM. But still, we are satisfied with the processor and memory configuration. This is good enough for the price. We really liked the use of protective glass and metal body and give them a thumbs up on this. Anyways their work and goal are good. Also, we can’t ask to be the best at such price range as well.
Colors Pearl Black K3 is a very good phone for the price and it delivers everything. We just expect the camera to be a bit better only. Other than that, we recommend this phone. The company is also partnering with SastoDeal to sell this in the market. They are giving free JBL Bluetooth speaker with each purchase.