Ringing Bells Freedom 251

price N/A | launch Feb, 2016

PhoneCurry Editor's Note

summarizing opinion across 7 expert reviews

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

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Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 5.1
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size4 inches
Screen Resolution480x800 pixels (~ 233 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS
  • Gravity Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Light Sensor
Processor1.3 GHz, Quad Core
Internal Memory8 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 32 GB
Battery Capacity1450 mAh
Battery Standby100 hrs
Battery Talktime8.00 hrs
Camera3.2 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes
Secondary Camera0.3 MP
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
App StoreGoogle Play Store
FM RadioYes
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