Videocon has added a budget smartphone to its portfolio that boasts of a quad-core processor combined with 1GB of RAM. The Videocon A55HD comes preloaded with the V-Store and FunZone app. The V-Store app gives you access to a bunch of apps, some of which we have seen on the Google Play store. The apps are divided into categories such as hot, arcade and action, entertainment, chatting and social, tools, news and Job. Funzone, on the other hand, gives users access to content such as cricket alerts, love guru, naughty jokes, astrology packs and more. The content of the funzone will cost users Rs 30 for 30 days or Rs 3 per request.
The large HD display of the smartphone is good for playing games on the go. Games such as Temple Run 2, Angry Birds Star Wars and Dead Trigger runs on the smartphone with ease. Real Racing, a game that is difficult to use on other budget smartphones as it is graphically heavy can be operated easily on the A55HD. The call quality of the Videocon A55HD is good. The audio is clear at both ends but there are a few times when we feel the volume at maximum is still a bit soft from the earpiece. Watching videos on the 5-inch 720p display is a treat. The display has good viewing angles along with some good colour reproduction.
The build of the smartphone is good too, at par with what the competition has to offer if not better, and the overall package looks quite good. The rear of the smartphone is plastic but it feels sturdy. The sides have a textured finish to it giving it a premium feel. The smartphone also boasts of dual-SIM capabilities.
The battery life of the A55HD is good. With a bit of gaming, quite a bit of calls and texting and some social networking, the smartphone has the ability to last through the day.
The performance of the camera on the phone is average. In a well-lit indoor condition, the images clicked are good. If the images have a lot of detail, the details are lost when you view the image at 100 per cent. In low-lit conditions, the performance of the camera is bad. There is a lot of noise and loss of detail in the image. The interface of the camera is simple and easy to use. You have access to shoot in HDR as well as a bunch of scene modes. If you are in the market to pick up a sub 15k smartphone, you can consider picking up the Videocon A55HD.
>> Smooth interface
>> Good looks
>> Stock Android OS
>> Good performance
>>Real Racing 3 ran smoothly
>> Average camera
>> Slightly low audio while making calls
Processor: Quad-core 1.2GHz
RAM: 1GB RAM
Display: 5.0-inch IPS LCD display (1280 x 720 pixels)
OS: Android 4.2
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Camera: 8.0MP rear camera and 3.2MP video call camera
In-built memory: 4GB (expandable upto 32GB via MicroSD Card)
Price: Rs 13,499