The US manufacturer InFocus recently launched its affordable Bingo 50+ smartphone in India towards the end of August 2016 with a release expected the following month.
The handset is said to be an enhancement over the company’s Bingo 50 released towards the end of the first quarter of the same year. Also known as the Bingo 50 Plus, the device has some better configuration than its counterpart smartphones in the same price range. Available in silver and gold color options, the InFocus Bingo 50+ is a good choice for those who want their handsets to flaunt metallic colors. Equipped with a hybrid SIM slot, you can use the device with either dual SIM or with a single SIM and a memory card to build up on the memory offered with the gadget.
Dimensions, Weight and Body Material
As the name implies, the InFocus Bingo 50 Plus is bigger and wider than the Bingo 50 with a size of 156 x 76.8 x 7.2 mm. Surprisingly, the Plus handset is the slimmer of the two devices with its lesser thickness. Also, the gadget sports a body made entirely of metal compared to polycarbonate or plastic found in its predecessor and peers of more or less the same price. While the metal option makes the smartphone slightly heavier than the earlier model and other handsets in its category, it definitely assures the users of a classy cum elegant look and sturdiness.
Screen Size and Display, Pixel Resolution and Density
The HD screen of the Bingo 50+ is almost at par with other devices in this range. However, it is a tad bigger than that of the Bingo and its counterparts. With an aspect ratio of 16:9, the handset has an IPS LCD screen with a size of 5.5 inches. Devices in this price range usually sport a 5-inch screen. The gadget exhibits a pixel resolution of 720 x 1280 and a pixel density of 267ppi. With assurance of wide viewing angles and decent quality display, thisInFocus offering is a good choice for browsing, viewing movies, gaming and reading.
Primary and Secondary Snappers
The Bingo 50 Plus does a good job with its 13MP autofocus primary snapper supporting LED flash as its rear camera.Images are displayed with a resolution of 4160 x 3120 while the full high definition recorded videos have a standard recording rate of 30 fps with 1920 x 1080 resolution.The impressive 8MP shooter on the front produces excellent selfies and video calls with 3264 x 2448 and 1280 x 720 image and video resolutions respectively. Like the primary camera, the secondary shutterbug also records full HD videos at 30 fps.
Hardware, Memory and Operating System
Undoubtedly, the manufacturer has optimized the InFocus Bingo 50+ with 3GB RAM for a smooth and seamless working experience. Depending on whether you use a second SIM or a memory card, you can vary the existing 16GB ROM of onboard storage. If you choose the second option, you can increase the given storage by a further 64GB. However, in the event of using a secondary SIM card, you will have to be prepared to satisfy yourself with the inbuilt 16GB.These are supplemented with an octa core processor that ticks at 1.3GHz and a Mali-T720 MP3 graphics processor.
While the handset is loaded right away with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, it also features the manufacturer’s customized InLife UI 2.0 customized skin loaded over the top of the operating system. The Marshmallow version of Android allows users to take advantage of the operating system’s newly introduced features and updates to some of the existing features.
Battery and Battery Life
The Bingo 50 Plus sports a non-removable battery that is once again the trend with most of the present day smartphones. The handsetis loaded witha 2,600 mAh Li-Po battery, which is more powerful than its predecessor. With full juice, the device can be accounted for providing 12 hours of talk time and 480 hours of standby time.
The InFocus Bingo50+ comes ready to support multiple connectivity options like Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot and direct, Bluetooth 4.1, microUSB 2.0, 4G VoLTE, USB OTG and headphones. It also allows for GPS and A-GPS tracking options that can be helpful while travelling.