The US based smartphone manufacturer, Infocus had entered the smartphone market in India by launching the Infocus M2 which got a good response in the budget segment which no other devices could replicate. Infocus has launched two smartphones recently, Bingo 50 and Bingo 10 running on Android Marshmallow OS to attract the budget segment users with the latest Android OS.
The Infocus Bingo 50 is the successor to the Infocus M350 with some upgrades in build quality etc without any big changes in the overall design and form of the device. The Infocus Bingo 50 is priced at Rs, 7,499 and comes with the trademark Sandstone Grey back panel similar to the one in OnePlus 2 along with a Leather back finish.
Design and Display:
The InFocus Bingo 50 takes its design clues from the InFocus M350 but has a change in the back panel which sports a Sandstone back panel along with another faux leather variant. I used the Sandstone variant which is not to my liking. It has a decent design which is pretty good to look at and feels comfortable in hand as well thanks to the curved back panel.
The device sports the camera on the rear in the middle with LED flash beside it and the microphone above the camera, the speaker is located on the bottom of the back panel with three round holes representing it. The volume rockers are positioned on the left side and the power button is located on the right side of the device. The front of the device decent with huge upper and lower borders of the phone along with big bezels on the sides as well. The three function buttons are located at the bottom of the display which makes the bezels look even big. The 8MP front camera can be seen with the huge sensor in the front beside the ear piece.
The 5-inch HD display is decent with good viewing angles and is visible even in direct sunlight. It has decent contrast and good color reproduction. It gives decent viewing experience.
The device is powered by a quad-core 1.3GHz Mediatek MT6735 SoC with Mali T720 GPU. It comes with 3GB of RAM out of which 1.6GB was free on first boot along with 16GB internal storage space having 10GB free space. For regular usage, the device works just great without much problems. Playing games on the device was a great experience as well even high-end games were playable but not as smooth as any other high-end device could handle. Daily functions like browsing, watching videos on Youtube, use of apps regularly like WhatsApp, Facebook etc was pretty smooth without any problem. There was not much problem with heating for the duration I have used it, the device heats up a bit on gaming but on regular usage it is manageable.
The Overall performance of the device is quite impressive without much lag. The 3GB of RAM supports the SoC quite well and the games etc get installed on internal storage and handle quite well.
The Infocus Bingo 50 comes with an 8MP rear and front cameras with the rear camera sporting an LED flash. The camera was quite a surprise, the focusing and color reproduction are very impressive for a device in this price range. The background is blurred quite effectively. Photos captured under low light are good as well without much noise. images under artificial lighting was decent and the Flash gave good lighting as well. The rear camera is capable of Full HD video recording.
The front camera is quite impressive as well with Autofocus and gives similar results as the rear camera which is quite good for a device in this price range. for a device in this price range, the camera set up is quite impressive.
Camera Samples to be added soon.
Operating System and UI:
The InFocus Bingo 50 comes with Android Marshmallow OS out of the box with Infocus Inlife UI on top of it. On first glance at the OS the themes and icon packs take away the elegance from the Marshmallow OS and installing an icon pack and themes would be the first thing I would suggest. Providing Marshmallow 6.0 OS out of the box in this price range is quite impressive and we cannot ask for more from InFocus but if they would have kept it more stock it would have been great.
Benchmark Score for Bingo 50:
- Geekbench3: Single Core – 614 nad Multi-core – 1835
- AnTuTu 64-bit – 31649
- Quadrant Standard – 9934
- Nenamark – 60 fps
Pros of Infocus Bingo 50:
- Great front and rear cameras
- Android Marshmallow OS out of the box
- Performance is good
Cons of Infocus Bingo 10:
- The Sandstone back (personal opinion)
- InLife UI needs improvement
- Huge bezels on top and bottom of display
- Great for the price
The InFocus Bingo 50 comes with impressive features for the Rs. 7,499 price tag. With 3GB of RAM, front and back 8MP cameras, Android Marshmallow OS. The device looks and feels good in the hand, if you liked the Sandstone back of the OnePlus One, you will love this as well. The UI needs a bit of refinement, but you can install icon packs and themes to suit your needs. The device is great value for money and if compared with the Coolpad Note 3 the only thing missing is a fingerprint sensor.