InFocus Bingo 21 review: For selfie-obsessed youth

InFocus Bingo 21 review: For selfie-obsessed youth

Rating

4 out of 5
Design
4 out of 5
Performance
3.5 out of 5
Battery Backup
4 out of 5
Interface
3.5 out of 5
Value for Money

Total

3.8
3.8 out of 5

Overview

  • Release Date: February 05, 2016
  • Pros:

    Frontal camera with LED flash
    Dual-tone design
    4G LTE support
    User-friendly interface

  • Cons:

    Low resolution display
    Whole-plastic build
    Inferior battery performance

  • Conclusion:

    The InFocus Bingo 21 is a decent selfie smartphone if you don't want to spend much on a mid-range or high-end model. Moreover, it is fine to please the selfie-obsessed young audience in India.

Youngsters nowadays just love taking selfies at every moment. They take selfies using selfie sticks, make duck faces or fish faces to express emotions in most of their selfies and often use some third-party apps to beautify some of their existing selfies. But there is just one thing that supports all their selfies. It is a smartphone. Companies started making selfie-focused smartphones to fulfill the needs of today’s youth. While there were just a handful of mid-range selfie smartphones at the initial stage, some vendors recently brought their entry-level offerings to enhance your self-portraits. InFocus is among those vendors and disrupted the market with its M2 last year. For this year, the US-based company has brought the Bingo 21. It not just has a selfie camera but is touted to be “the perfect selfie phone” with the given hardware and software.

InFocus Bingo 21

InFocus Bingo 21

We started using the InFocus Bingo 21 following its launch in India to test how this could be the perfect one. So here begins our in-depth review.

What’s in the Box

The InFocus Bingo 21 is available with a price tag of Rs. 5,499. At this price, the smartphone comes bundled with an AC charger, headset and a USB data cable.

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InFocus Bingo 21 with in-box content

All the in-box content are justifying the price.

Design

InFocus has maintained the cost of the Bingo 21 by using a plastic build. However, the smartphone has two-color tone design to attract buyers, especially the youth in the country.

The front of the InFocus Bingo 21 has a display panel with on-screen keys and an InFocus branding. Above the touch-enabled display, there is an earpiece, secondary camera sensor and an LED flash. The front also has an LED notification light as well as an ambient light sensor and a proximity sensor that all are hidden under the jet-black panel.

On the left side, there is a power/lock key and a volume rocker, while the right side is completely bare with no controls or ports.

InFocus Bingo 21

InFocus Bingo 21 with power/lock key and volume rocker on left

The bottom side has a 3.5mm audio jack and a microUSB port. Similar to the right, the top side doesn’t have any ports.

InFocus Bingo 21

InFocus Bingo 21 with a 3.5mm jack and microUSB port on bottom

InFocus has provided a removable back cover on the Bingo 21 that has its brand and some lines to give a better grip. A primary camera sensor with an LED flash and a loudspeaker grill are visible on the back.

InFocus Bingo 21

InFocus Bingo 21 with a removable back cover

Once the back panel is removed, there is a removable battery pack as well as two SIM card slots and a microSD card slot.

InFocus Bingo 21

InFocus Bingo 21 with a removable battery, microSD card slot and two SIM card slots on back

The InFocus Bingo 21 comes in blue, white and orange color options. It weighs 152 grams and has 136.8mm height, 67mm width and 10.95mm thickness.

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