Performance Tests: InnJoo i1s versus Moto G, Honor 3C, and L90

Innjoo i1s on box

The InnJoo i1s arrived MOBILITY earlier today, and right after setting it up, I ran the usual benchmark tests to see how it stacks up against the devices it is trying to disrupt in the market. The specs of the i1s pit it against devices like the Motorola Moto G, Huawei Honor 3C and my favourite in that class, the LG L90 D410. All the devices the i1s is up against cost N35,000 and above in the market here. At N14,000, does the InnJoo i1s skimp on performance? Have a look:

InnJoo i1s Motorola Moto G Huawei Honor 3C LG L90 Dual D410
Display: 5.0 inches, 196 PPI. Display: 4.5 inches, 325 PPI. Gorilla 3 Display: 5.0 inches, 293 PPI. Display: 4.7 inches. 234 PPI. Gorilla 2
1.3 GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 1.2 GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 1.3 GHz quad-core Mediatek 1.2 GHz quad-core Cortex-A7
1 GB RAM 1 GB RAM 2 GB RAM 1 GB RAM
Android 4.4 Kitkat Android 4.4.2 Kitkat Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Android 4.4.2 Kitkat with Optimus 3 UI
5 megapixel camera with LED flash 5 megapixel camera with LED flash 8 megapixel camera with LED flash 8 megapixel camera with LED flash
8 GB internal storage + MicroSD 8/16 GB internal storage. No external 8 GB internal storage + MicroSD 8 GB internal storage + MicroSD
1,900 mAh battery 2,070 mAh battery 2,600 mAh battery 2,540 mAh battery
AnTuTu Benchmark: 17,998 AnTuTu Benchmark: 17,214 AnTuTu Benchmark: 17,027 AnTuTu Benchmark: 14,602
Quadrant Benchmark: 8,619 Quadrant Benchmark: 8,505 Quadrant Benchmark: 5,887 Quadrant Benchmark: 8,275
N14,000 N50,000 N45,000 N35,000

Answer: Apparently not. For both Quadrant and AnTuTu, the higher the scores, the better the performance. The InnJoo actually manges to edge out all the others in both tests. In the few hours I have used it, I haven’t noticed any performance issues that suggest the above scores are misleading. Remember that I have used all three of the Moto G, Honor 3C and D410. The i1s feels like it is right up there with them in smoothness.

From the raw specs, the i1s appears to be weaker than the rest of the bunch in the areas of display (resolution and protection), and battery capacity. Of course, I will have more information about actual battery performance after I have used the device for a while. But even if those are its areas of compromise, that wouldn’t be too bad. Usually, a lower cost means that some compromises exist somewhere.

But as far as performance is concerned, I must say that the Innjoo i1s isn’t half bad for a N14,000 smartphone. Not bad at all. Wait! What am I saying? It is absolutely fabulous!

18 comments

  1. My my my….. It is fabulous. The price point is super impressive. I’m wondering if there is a catch somewhere. Perhaps it has a bomb installed within it and the manufacturer can detonate it after it is widely adopted. Lol

    @eyebeekay even Apple should be worried. The current trend will see flagship killer specs (hello one plus) at budget/mid range price. It will invariably bite into Apple’s shares. No?

  2. Mister mob, Pls post screen shots from the phone. Homescreen,the multi-touch is how many fingers? Still waiting for the battery reviews…

  3. Bros abeg give us the full battery review on 100% brightness,bluetooth & wifi on,3G browsing on & apps updating in background & most imortantly play videos or games
    Also confirm if it gat USB OTG.Very important to me.Thanks a great deal.

  4. Innjoo iS? Those guys shouldn’t have made the screen that big if they had to give us a crappy density as 194! Who the hell would enjoys that kind of view? Please, they should keep their thing. But they are fine in other levels, sha. I’m still not buying though. . . Until they give me a PPi that’s much bigger and better; not just a “big-for-nothing” 5′ inches screen!

  5. I’ve picked up the Innjoo i1x and I’ve noticed two issues. The internal memory is 1GB, which is too small and I can’t figure out why the phone keeps vibrating constantly even when it’s idle.

  6. Please I want to get a new device and I’ve been contemplating on these three phones….. Gionee P4, Infinix zero and injoo i2… Please inbox me through my email……

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