Nowadays it is very difficult to find a better Android smartphone in the market around Rs 5,000. Bingo 21 equipped with 2 GB RAM can be a good option at this price. The front camera and design, with colorful color combinations and plashes, make it feel that the phone is designed for the particular youth. Know from our review whether Bingo 21 passes or fails and it is worth buying according to the price and feature.
Look and design
With its shiny orange frame, Bingo 21 will grab your attention from all sides. The phone is made of plastic body but looks strong. The phone has a 4.5-inch (480×854) resolution FWVGA display that makes the phone pocket friendly. However, the low resolution of the screen can be easily seen. The screen's density is 216 PPI. The top of the screen has a 5-megapixel front camera with LED flash and a notification LED.
The power and volume buttons are on the left side of the phone and are very soft. The headphone jack and micro-USB connector are placed at the bottom of the phone.
The back of the phone can be detached. The battery is 2300 mAh. The straight vertical lines on the rear cover give the phone a good grip. Apart from this, there is an 8 megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a speaker at the bottom.
With the Bingo 21 you get a charger, cable, headset, and manual, although in our review unit we only got the headset. We think Infocus has done a good job on the design and finish of the phone with this price. The phone has not been forcefully introduced as a premium device and this is a good thing for the phone. According to your budget, the look of Bingo 21 is fine.
Specification and software
The phone has a Chinese semiconductor company's Spreadtrum quad-core Shark L (SC 9830) processor. Although this processor is not very well known, but in many smartphones with this price, you will find this chipset. The Bingo 21 is equipped with four ARM Cortex-A7 CPU cores running at 1.5 GHz. ARM has a Mali-400 for graphics. 2GB RAM and its benchmark number are excellent according to its price. The performance of the phone is good.
Talk about other specifications, you can increase 8 GB of storage up to 64 GB with the help of MicroSD card. The Bingo 21 is a dual-sim smartphone that also supports Band 40 for 4G. LTE works in both SIM slots. The phone comes with Wi-Fi B / G / N, Bluetooth 4.0, FM radio and GPS. In our attempt, the USB OTG provided in the phone did not work.
Talking about the software, the phone runs on Android 5.1, above which InLife UI 2.0 skin has been given. Infocus has given its tweaks like EZ Launcher which makes the phone easy for the new user. The user has the option of single and dual layered modes. To protect private data, an app named Safebox has also been given.
Bubble App is a fun app to add virtual bubble to pictures.
The phone's general app performance is good but Bingo 21 is not for multitasking at all. If you have opened many apps, then the phone becomes very slow and takes a lot of time on going back.
Despite 2 GB of RAM, only 460 MB of RAM is left for the user. Talk about storage, the user's work is only 4.6 GB. We did not see any problem in the call quality of the phone and the phone works smoothly even on 4G network.
The display can be seen in every light except direct sunlight. Infocus has also provided a bluelight filter in the phone and you can change the color temperature of the screen. Multimedia playback in the phone is also not bad and the phone handles 1080 pixel files easily. The loudspeaker works well during the alert but don't expect too much from it. The handset that comes with the phone is good for audio.
The Google Camera app has been given in Infocus Bingo 21 which is simple and also easy to operate. But the quality of both cameras is not good. No detail has been found in the landscape photos in daylight and the colors do not come true. The camera focuses quickly in daylight but does not work properly in low light. Pictures taken in indoor also did not look good.
Video recording quality also looked below average. The flash provided for the front camera is nothing more than a flashlight.
The best thing about Bingo 21 is its battery. During our video loop test, the battery supported us for 12 hours and 2 minutes. Even on common usage, the battery lasts more than a day on a single charge.
Although we do not expect too much from the initial-priced smartphone, but now it seems that the smartphone market has reached a stage where there is no need to compromise even at a low price. Infocus Bingo 21's size and form-factor are fine, but especially everything, including the display, is second-rate. You will also get smartphones equipped with excellent specifications with HD screens at this price. Xolo Ira X and Karbonn Titanium S205 are good options with good resolution display.
The Bingo 21 battery is good and some software also makes it good but a lot of things are bad in it. At this price you can get many other better phones in the market.