Kult Beyond In-Depth Review: A new smartphone from a new company
Kult recently launched the Kult Beyond in India which is exclusively available via Amazon India. The phone became the best seller on the e-commerce website as soon as it went on sale. The highlights of the smartphone are the presence of a fingerprint scanner at this price and the 13-megapixel camera sensors with dual tone LED flash at the rear as well as the front. The Kult Beyond comes with a price tag of Rs. 6,999 and here is our full review on the smartphone.
The Kult Beyond comes with some really impressive specifications considering its price point. The smartphone features a 5.2-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution 720×1280 pixels and a pixel density of 320dpi. The phone is powered by a MediaTek MT6735 SoC which is a quad-core processor clocked at 1.25GHz. Graphics on the smartphone are powered by Mali-T720 GPU. The Beyond comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage which is further expandable up to 32GB using a microSD card. The phone features three slots, two for micro Sim cards and one dedicated slot for a microSD card. Under the hood, there is a 3,000mAh battery powering up the internals. The Kult Beyond runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box.
On the optics front, the phone sports a 13-megapixel camera sensor at the back with a dual tone LED flash. Up front, the smartphone comes with a 13-megapixel front-facing camera with a dual tone selfie flash.
Kult has done a pretty great job when it comes to the design of the Beyond. The 2.5D curved screen on the front looks amazing. The placement of the camera sensors and the LED flash are also great. The removable back panel of the Kult Beyond is made out of metal which gives a premium feel when held in hand. It feels like Kult did not make any compromises with the design of the smartphone. Also, it is worth mentioning that the Beyond is available only in Black colour which looks fantastic with the design of the smartphone.
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The software on the Kult Beyond is very similar to stock Android with few tweaks and features added by the company. The bloatware on the smartphone was minimal and most of it was easily removable. The software also included some features for the fingerprint scanner which was really useful for single-handed usage. Some of the fingerprint functions include launch an app, take pictures, answer calls and much more.
The performance of the Kult Beyond was very similar to any sub Rs. 7000 smartphone in the market. It was able to handle most of the common applications like YouTube, WhatsApp, Facebook and much more. The phone did stutter while playing some heavy games which is quite obvious considering the price of the smartphone. However, the Beyond was easily able to play some games like Subway Surfers and Temple Run.
The battery life delivered by the 3,000mAh battery on the Kult beyond was quite impressive. The phone was easily able to last a full working day with medium to heavy usage. However, with minimal use, the phone was easily able to last up to two working days. During normal use, the phone’s temperatures were fine but while throwing some heavy tasks at it, the phone did tend to get a bit warm.
Kult Beyond comes with 13-megapixel camera sensors at the front and the rear. The image quality delivered from the rear camera of the smartphone is pretty decent for the price the consumer pays. The dual tone LED flash is really bright and effective while taking images under low lighting conditions. The front-facing camera on the Beyond is also a 13-megapixel camera and the shots taken under outdoor lighting conditions came out really well.
The Kult Beyond shows off a great design and has a good amount of specifications for the price a consumer pays. The smartphone is also made in India which does help in bringing down the price of the smartphone. Surprisingly for Rs. 6,999 the phone includes a metal back and a fingerprint scanner. The fingerprint sensor on the smartphone is fast and reliable. During our intensive review of the device, we noticed that the phone took a bit longer to unlock with the fingerprint when the screen is turned off. However, the scanning was fast enough when the screen was turned on first. To sum it up, this smartphone makes a lucrative deal for the price and those looking for a smartphone under Rs. 7,000 are highly suggested to look for this one. The impressive part is that the company managed to deliver 32GB of storage and 3GB of RAM under the Rs. 7000 price bracket. Kult is a new company which might be a deal breaker for some of the people but the company has managed to build up more than 750 service centres in India till date.