freedom 251 smartphone

The news which is in the controversy from the last few months has finally come to an end. The Noida-based company, Ringing Bell is all set to launch the world’s cheapest smartphone Freedom 251 on July 7. This time, the company has introduced the final version of its Freedom 251 smartphone, its earlier version that we had seen was a prototype unit which was given to the media.

And yes,we all are right that the manufacturing cost of Freedom 251 is not Rs 251, this is the price available for users, as the company’s CEO Mohit Goel himself accepted that organization will lose cash on each handset it offers. He, however, said, in any case, plans to compensate loss on bulk orders.

Ringing Bells appears to be good to go. The company asserted that it has 2 lakh Freedom 251 units prepared to deliver. The users can get their hands on the ultra-budget smartphone by means of a lucky draw process. The company’s general administrator, Anmol Goel told TOI that they will allot about 10,000 units for every state.

In spite of the fact that we are a week from the official launch of Freedom 251, the company gave us an early access to the handset. Here are some impressions of the world’s cheapest smartphone.

Design and Display

To begin with, we are happy to see that the new and last form of the Freedom 251 is no place near what we saw back in February. That cheap iPhone 5-like design has at long last been waved farewell to for a much sleeker and interesting build.

As you can see from the pictures, the Freedom 251 now has a textured plastic back panel, comes in White and Black color variants, has a different arrangement of back camera, and features three navigation keys like what we see on an ordinary Android handset.

All we know for the present is that the back panel is removable. In any case, peeping inside was not permitted.

It is compact, offers firm grip, is definitely slimmer yet of almost the same structure as its prototype model. The micro USB charging port and earphone jack remain to stay on top, while the power button and the volume catch placed on right and left side individually. On the top of the display, you have found a speaker and a front-facing camera.

The loudspeaker too has moved from the base to the lower panel. It is as noisy as any of the well performing Android handsets out there. The “Freedom 251” branding can be conspicuously seen simply over the speaker grille.

The Freedom 251 smartphone features a 4-inch qHD display with 960×540 resolution pixel, which gives a great pixel density. Since it is a Rs 251 smartphone, users would scarcely consider the screen viewing angles. Bezels around the display are wider than most Android handsets.

freedom 251 display

Performance and Camera

In a confined time with the Freedom 251, it ran a couple applications on the handset. Despite the fact that it flew crosswise over the greater part of them without the slightest glitch, it may be too soon to judge the smartphone’s overall performance and how it handles distinctive applications after some time. The Freedom 251 is fueled by an unspecified 1.3GHz quad-core processor, coupled with 1GB RAM, which is quite impressing given that there are handsets costing more than Rs 251 and feature a lower 512MB RAM.

Ringing Bells CEO says that the smartphone incorporates pre-installed applications yet did not determine which ones. We are satisfied to see that the applications now have new symbols rather than those iOS application duplicates on the model. The Android 5.1 Lollipop-based Freedom 251 keeps running near-stock OS and even has a sound customization segment, which we were not expecting at all.

Moving ahead to the storage section, as stated earlier, the smartphone houses 8GB inbuilt storage, which can be extended up to 32GB through a microSD card of up to 32GB. As for the connectivity, it would bolster Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and in addition 3G availability on both the SIM cards.

On the photography section, it is loaded with 3.2MP back camera has a decent user interface. Since it’s a 4-inch display, the camera menu seems jumbled. The subsequent pictures under the artificial light were just about normal and would work for most of the users. There’s a 0.3MP front-facing camera too.

It is backed by a 1450mAh battery, the Freedom 251 is relied upon to keep running for a day since it has no heavy-duty applications to run or push out a number of display pixels.

freedom 251 camera

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The Ringing Bells Freedom 251 looks great from any given point taking into account its price tag. You can complain about a few features inside the handset yet its cost trumps everything. The smartphone would undoubtedly get to be effective upon its dispatch as the company guarantees that more than 7.5 crore users shared their interests back in February.

Despite the fact that Ringing Bells experienced a harsh climate around then, it appears to be good to go to blend the business sector. Authorities say that the company officials have more than 500 service centers as of now up across the nation. The smartphone will likewise accompany one-year guarantee period with no replacement service.

freedom 251

The company’s other upcoming smartphones Ringing Bells Elegance and Ringing Bells Elegant would, in any case, touch the market base with a one-year guarantee, of which the first month will replacement guarantee ensure if there should arise an occurrence of software or hardware arrangement from the organization’s side. The four feature phones will likewise have a one-year warranty, which includes first 180 days of replacement assurance.