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|
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!
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.