Hyve mobility is well known for its Storm and Buzz smartphones launched back in early last year. The home grown mobile maker has made huge this time with the latest Hyve Pryme smartphone. It is a tough task to compete with Chinese offerings particularly in mid-range segment. Now this smartphone does provide you reasons to buy. But, what’s so unique in it to choose it over other mid-range smartphones in the market? Do check out in out Hyve Pryme review.
The Hyve Pryme sports simple looks with big display with prominent forehead and jaw length. The design is great with 2.5D Arc Glass Curved Display on the top of display. On the front panel, you get a camera along with earpiece and sensors beside it. Bottom chin is empty and does not pack any capacitive buttons. The only flaw u find in the design is, the waste bezel length at the bottom chin.
On the left edge, you’ll get a hybrid Dual-SIM tray which incorporates both SIM and microSD card. The power button and volume rocker keys are on the right edge. You’ll find two grilles at the bottom, but only the right one houses the speaker. A headphones jack and the IR blaster are adjusted on the top edge.
The rear panel houses camera sensor and the dual-tone LED flash. A fingerprint sensor is also positioned just below the camera sensor. Over all, Hyve Pryme is pretty big phone which measures 154.80 x 79.90 x 8.35mm in dimensions.
The Hyve Pryme features a 5.7-inch full-HD display with 1080p display resolution. The display is great with decent viewing angles and good visibility in direct sunlight. The gamut also provides great color reproduction to watch movies and play games. The color tone is quite neutral and looks natural without any artificial effects.
You may observe a slight lag in the touch action response. The only situation you face this problem is when type fast. The delay is much higher if you compare it to any other ideal device. However, you don’t find any major issue with this for regular use.
Hyve Pryme Performance:
Hyve Pryme is one of the few devices in India which packs a MediaTek Helio X20 SoC chipset. The device is powered by a deca-core processor clocked at 1.8 Ghz. Hyve Pryme is pretty fast at performing all the app we throw at it. Loading times are quick and other apps like Facebook, WhatsApp, and Gmail are works well. Multitasking is smooth on the device even while more than 12 apps are open.
The fingerprint sensor positioned on the rear side of the device works well. It unlocks the phone quickly and functions quite accurately too. You won’t complaint about any basic functionality with the Hyve Pryme. Just avoid comparing the phone to other regular offerings. The only area where the smartphone disappoints you is gaming. If you are a heavy gamer, the Hyve Pryme is not the one for you. You fail to enjoy games like Injustice and Asphalt 8 as frame drops occur while game play.
Coming to software department, the device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Hyve Pryme offers you a near-stock Android experience which is a good choice. You don’t find any bloat ware and the user interface is quite easy to use. You’ll observe a change in the settings menu and you’ll find turbo download and flip cover options. The flip cover locks the device when it is on. Another interesting feature is Turbo Download, which downloads large files faster. However, this works only with the files of more than 20MB.
The Hyve Pryme sports a 13-megapixel primary camera with f/2.2 aperture uses Samsung sensor. Image quality is quite good, color reproduction is great and properties are clear. You can add filters to the images took from the sensor. The only thing you have to do is to install a third party camera app from play store. I am not sure you may like the stock Android camera app.
Detailing of the image is a bit low and you don’t find it up to the mark when u put it on computer screen. The low light performance on the camera is good if you consider the Hyve Pryme price is below 20k. But the smartphone is one of the best low light performers under 20K price range. Few noise and loss in details persists, but is manageable as the colors are good. The primary camera also enables video recording up to 1080p.
Discussing the front camera, 8MP shooter with f/2.4 aperture using Sony sensor is accompanied by an LED flash. You’ll surely enjoy the slefies and video calls with the sensor. The front facing camera doesn’t disappoint you with its performance.
Taking about the battery in Hyve Pryme review, a 3500mAh battery backs the device. The provided battery is good considering the whole of Hyve Pryme specs. The battery lasts for 7 hours and 11 minutes on a heavy usage which is not a brush off thing.
The battery reaches about 20 percent at the end of the day on a moderate usage. If you use the phone for basic phone calls, emails, social networking, youtube and some gaming, is easily lasts for a more than a day. It takes a couple of hours to attain 100 percent battery from 0. Hyve claims the phone has USB Type-C port which supports fast charging, but you don’t get any fast charger with it.
- Smooth performance
- Good camera color reproduction
- Impressive battery life
- Frame drops while gaming
- Camera app functionality
- lacks fast charger
As of our Hyve Pryme review, the device offers great functions with big form factor and simple looks. This is the right pick for you if you really love the large display phones and consumes multimedia. Other Hyve Pryme specs impress you if you are looking for a device for basic use. The deca-core processor offers a fast and great smartphone experience. Though it offers decent camera and battery life, it is not the best. However, there are lot more offering in the same price segment where you don’t need to compromise.