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[Infocus M430] Infocus Bingo 21 review

   

After the launch of M680 smartphone last December, InFocus is now back in the market with InFocus Bingo 21. The smartphone has been introduced in the super budget segment at around 5.5K INR pricing. Let’s have a sneak peek into what this budget smartphone has in store for us.

Design and Display:

The first thing that stands out in Bingo 21 is the quirky and bright colours that this device has! The device has bright coloured trim along the sides and the ring of the same colour at the camera lens. The right side of the device is completely blank, without any buttons. The left-hand side consists of volume buttons and a round power button. We would have liked if power button would have been shifted to the other side or the volume rockers, as most of the times when we wanted to use the power button, we ended up using volume up button. Also, the size of the power button is tiny. It will take time to get used to it. Also, at the end you will have to get used to it because the device doesn’t have double tap to wake feature. There’s a micro USB port and 3.5 mm jack at the bottom of the device. The back side of the device has vertical lines at the back for a good grip. The size of the device is small which makes it easier to use.

Bingo 21 comes with a 4.5-inch display with a resolution of 854×480 pixels and a pixel density of 218 PPI. The display gives average viewing angles but we would have loved some crispiness there. Though the display provided is at par with other phones available in this segment. A blue light filter is also present under display settings so that user can adjust brightness and contrast options of the screen to suit the eyes. Though no gorilla glass protection has been given on Bingo 21, but we haven’t received any scratch on the device till now. Though you might end up removing fingerprints from the display after each use.

Software and Performance:

Bingo 21 is powered by 1.5 GHz Quad Core processor (Shark L SC 9830) and has 2 GB of RAM. The device runs on a custom InLife UI on top of Android 5.1 lollipop but misses out on multi-use support. The interface has custom icons for pre-installed apps while the ones that are additionally installed have their own. The overall performance of the device is good keeping in mind the specs and price at which the device is available. The only issues that we faced were heating of the device while playing games and battery backup.

Camera:

Bingo 21 comes packed with 8 MP primary camera and a 5 MP front camera. The overall performance of the cameras is average and especially poor indoors. It’s like when you are trying to click a picture indoors; the camera gets lost and is not able to decide what it is supposed to click.

Though outside, the camera performs better in proper light and shows good colours. We were also expecting Full HD recording but were disappointed. Even the devices with Android One that cost less have the feature.

Battery:

Bingo 21 comes with a 2300 mAh removable battery. The device lasts for about 8-10 hours with normal to heavy usage which is not good. There is a power saver mode which can help people with restoring battery when required.

Verdict:

For the price for which the Bingo 21 retails it’s a decent pick and anyone can go on and use it as their first budget Android smartphone. Though the phone is far from perfect but still it does manage to get a lot done in the minuscule budget that it has.

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Written by Aditya Nath Jha

Aditya Nath Jha is an Engineer from New Delhi, India. His areas of interest include Gadgets, WordPress, speed optimization & latest technology.
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