Videocon A55 HD was never expected form a company which is not so well known for smartphones to come up with a high end smartphone at the right affordable price but Videocon has done it this time by launching A55 HD which has a 5 Inch HD display with OGS and all other hardware and performance you would expect in a high end smartphone including the build quality, in this review we will tell you how and why we say this.
Videocon A55 HD Quick Specs
Display Size: 5 inch IPS LCD capacitive touch scree with OGS Display at 720 x 1280 HD resolution
Processor: 1.2 GHz Quad Core MediaTek Mt6589
RAM: 1 Gb
Software Version: Android 4.2.1 (Jelly Bean) OS
Camera: 8 MP AF camera.
Secondary Camera: 3.2 MP front-facing camera FF [Fixed Focus]
Internal Storage: 4 GB with 1.76 Gb user available
External Storage: Expandable up to 64GB
Battery: 2000 mAh battery Lithium Ion
Connectivity: 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, aGPS, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
The box has handset with 2000 battery, Universal USB Charger, Micro USB to USB 2.0 cable, Leather handset Pouch or carry case, user manual, standard headphones, screen guard pre installed.
Build Quality, Design and Form Factor
The build of Videocon A55 HD is really nice, it comes in shiny black which really feels really classic and has really good design with curved back cover, but the back cover is glossy in nature so it will attract fingerprints very easily. The design seems to be inspired from HTC Butterfly but it still it really feels unique and great to hold in hand and really feels like a premium phone. The form factor of the phone is good because of the curved back and feels little big but its not heavy in terms of weight to hold and you will get used to the size of the device in some days of usage.
Display, Memory and Battery Backup
The display is quite good and sharp in colors, the viewing angles of the display are good from right and left as we tested while playing a HD video on the device, it can play HD videos at 720p and 1080p without any issues or audio video lag. The in built memory of the device is 4 Gb internal out of which 1.76 GB and you have support for expanding the memory with SD card and you can also install apps on the SD card and you can also move apps from phone memory to SD card for supported movable applications. The battery backup is around 1 day like any other smartphone but with extensive usage it will be little less than one day.
Software, Benchmarks and Gaming
The software UI is almost stock android we did not face any customizations but there are some new apps like V store which is app store by videocon and Funzone which is another app for alerts, you have 5 home screens which you cannot increase or decrease. The Benchmark scores are given below.
- Quadrant Standard Edition: 3978
- Antutu Benchmark: 13146
- Nenamark2: 35.7 fps
- Multi Touch: 5 point
The camera performance is quite good in daylight but in indoors you will see certain amount of softness in the photos, it can record Full HD 1080p video at 30fps from back camera
Sound, Video and Navigation
The sound quality of this phone is good from the loudspeaker and through the earphones and the loudspeaker is quite loud as well. Most of the popular video formats are supported. You can use the device for navigation as well with the help of assisted GPS on the device but you need to enable the specific settings for the same, see more in our video review below.
Videocon A55 HD Photo Gallery
Videocon A55 HD Full In Depth Review + Unboxing [Video]
Conclusion and Price
Videocon A55 HD comes for a price of Rs. 13499 INR and its worth the price as per the hardware, design and build quality you get.The only drawback for this phone from us would be slippery glossy back cover and little bit thicker than the equally powerful Lava Iris 504q which we have reviewed earlier.
Note: we are also coming up with a full comparison of Lava Iris 504q and Videocon A55 HD here on this blog and please leave a comment at the end of this post if you have any questions, thanks.