Ringing Bells Freedom 251

price Rs. 251 onwards launch Feb, 2016
The bookings for this phone, via its official site, are currently closed.
current magic score ?
66.5
verdict BUY
good value-for-money
currently ranked
#15
of 684 phones in under Rs. 5,000

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 7 expert review(s)

WHAT WE LIKED
  • Decent build quality and design - certainly much better than what its price would indicate
  • Nice textured panel at the back
  • The compact 4-inch screen means that the phone slips into your hands or pocket pretty effortlessly
  • Pretty decent display given the price - although it has muted colors, narrow viewing angles, poor sunlight legibility, and a bit of a parallax effect
  • Largely stock Android interface with only the icons modified
  • Acceptable call quality
  • Decent cameras for the price
  • Good volume loudspeaker

WHAT WE DIDN'T
  • The hardware inside the phone and what Ringing Bells lists on the box doesn't seem to match - benchmarking apps indicate 512MB RAM, and a 1.9MP camera!
  • Slow, laggy performance - the phone will allow you to make calls, send messages, and do some basic browsing but that's about it - everything else will be a struggle
  • The default language is Hindi, which can be changed to English but it resets itself to Hindi after every reboot
  • The software itself is amateur and unrefined in places - for instance the phone gets spelled as "Freeddm" in Settings and other places
  • Average battery life - barely manages to last the day, and will often need to be charged twice a day
  • Additionally the battery used doesn't seem to be meant for the phone, and falls out when you open the back cover of the phone
  • Practically speaking, for most people, the phone can be a disposable device that one can buy in an emergency or something for the children to play with - but it will be difficult to recommend this as a primary device

7 expert review(s)


video review

source: @Digit
OS
Smartphone OSAndroid 5.1
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size4 inches
Screen Resolution480x800 pixels (~ 233 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS
Sensors
  • Gravity Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Light Sensor
Processor/RAM
Processor1.3 GHz, Quad Core
RAM1 GB
Memory
Internal Memory8 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 32 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity1450 mAh
Battery Standby100 hrs
Battery Talktime8.00 hrs
Camera
Camera3.2 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes
Secondary Camera0.3 MP
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes
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App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
FM RadioYes
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brand rating
4.00/5
(Very Good)
average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand in the last 12 months
brand perception
Poor
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
N/A
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys
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