Infocus Bingo 21 review – Spreadtrum quad core powered

Infocus has launched a new handset called the Infocus Bingo 21 with 4G LTE support. This is a dual SIM handset that houses the Spreadtrum quad core and sports a 4.5 inch screen with FWVGA resolution. Bingo 21 is priced at ₹5,499.

Unboxing

Inside the box you will find the handset, removable battery of 2300 mAh capacity, user manual, warranty card, data cable and travel charger.

Design

On the first look the Infocus Bingo 21 will definitely grab attention. It has got a beautiful design, unique and eye catchy. Body is made of plastic and using two colour combination. This handset is available in White, Orange and Blue colour options. Back panel is black coloured with (line) textures.

Infocus Bingo 21 review and unboxing

Power button, volume rocker is placed on the left side and micro USB port, audio jack is at the bottom. Bingo 21 weight is 155 grams with battery and dimensions are 67.04 x 136.66 x 11.05 (mm).

Infocus Bingo 21 design and build

This is a dual SIM handset –there are 2 SIM slots and a micro SD card. You need two micro SIM’s. SIM slot 1 supports 4G/3G/2G and SIM slot 2 supports 2G network only.

Infocus Bingo 21 dual micro SIM slots

There is LED notification and 3 sensors – light, proximity and accelerometer.

Display

Bingo 21 sports a 4.5 inch screen with FWVGA – 854 x 480 pixels resolution. Colour reproduction is good, there is blue light filter, viewing angles are okay and touch is smooth and responsive.

Infocus Bingo 21 4.5 inch screen with FWVGA resolution

Memory, Storage and OS

This smartphones comes with 2GB RAM and 8GB storage. On the first boot you will get 1.3GB free RAM and around 4.6GB free space. OTG is not supported, but you can change the preferred install location to external SD card.

InLife UI over android 5.1 Lollipop runs out of the box.

Performance

Bingo 21 is powered by Spreadtrum SC9830 quad core chipset, cortex A7 32 bit clocked at 1.5GHz coupled with Mali 400 MP GPU. No issues as such with the overall performance. Heat-up is under control but when playing heavy games the battery temperature could reach up to 42 degrees.

Benchmark

  • Quadrant – 6242
  • Antutu (32 bit) – 1st time 24746, 2nd time 24872
  • Nenamark 2 – 58.2fps
  • Internal storage Speed – Read (61MB/s), Write (19MB/s)
  • Multi Touch – 5 Point.

Gaming

I tried Asphalt 8, though the game seemed playable, there was some issue. The graphics specially the background were missing, I got the same result in every mode (very low to high) (check video review). I then tried real racing 3 game that played really well, game was smooth and I did not found any issues related to the graphics.

Camera

There is an 8MP AF camera on the rear with LED flash and it can shoot 720p videos. Front camera is a 5MP shooter that also comes with front LED flash. Though this smartphone can record 720p videos it can easily play FHD videos.

Infocus Bingo 21 8MP camera

Camera quality is okay, picture appeared washed out, probably Infocus might fixed that with software updates. Check the Sample below.

Rear Camera Sample

Front Camera Sample

720p video sample

Others

Sound is loud and clear, no issues with network performance. In-call sound was also pretty good. 4G, WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth worked well.

Battery

The 2300 mAh removable battery does a good job, you can expect 3 to 6 hours of continuous moderate to heavy usage.

Infocus Bingo 21 2300 mAh battery

Battery Performance

  • Running Benchmark app – 15 minutes / battery % dropped by 5 / battery temp = 38 degrees.
  • Played Real Racing 3 – for 12 minutes / battery dropped by 6% / battery temp = 42 degrees.
  • Watched FHD video with full brightness (WiFi /4G on) – for 29 minutes / battery dropped by 8% / battery temp was 35 degrees.
  • Handset charging (wall charge) 2 hours 58 minutes from 26% to 100% using 5V / 2A charger. Estimated charge time from 0% to 100% – under 3 hours 30 minutes.

Verdict

The Infocus Bingo 21 is a smart looking handset, that surely will turn heads. It however is Spreadtrum quad core powered that does a decent job, screen size / resolution is also low but colour reproduction is good. Camera is okay (can be improved). Battery backup is pretty good.

Infocus Bingo 21 is available for ₹5,499 on Snapdeal.

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