Monday, February 7, 2011

Do Not Buy - sticker

It’s no secret that we slapped a “Do Not Buy” sticker onto Micromax’s Andro. There was no question in our minds, that an Android smartphone with a QVGA resistive display, without a physical QWERTY keyboard was simply useless to fully experience the depth of the Android Operating System. So imagine our surprise to read (on AndroidOS.in) of Videocon’s latest Android attempt – the V7400, which is the exact same phone as the Micromax Andro; technically, both these phones are clones of a Huawei low-end Android phone. Full specification, and a picture of the actual phone follow after the break.

Videocon V7400

Specifications:

  • Operating System – Android 2.1 (Eclair)
  • Connectivity – 3G, Wi-Fi, A-GPS and Bluetooth
  • QVGA – 240x320 resistive touchscreen (no multi-touch)
  • 3.2 MP camera
  • 1150 mAh Li-ion battery (rated : 4.5 hours of talk time)
  • Up to 16 GB microSD cards supported
  • A 3.5 mm headset jack/port, and an FM radio round out the specs
  • The phone is accompanied by an offer of talk time minutes for 1 year, on a Videocon network : 30 minutes of local calls to any network daily for free, and unlimited minutes to Videocon numbers for free

The real issue with this phone for us, is not even the QVGA resistive touchscreen – but the price. When Micromax is selling exactly the same phone for a little over Rs. 6,000/- why would you want to shell out double of that to Videocon? If anyone has any reasons to do so, please let us know in the comments below.

Videocon website:

V7400 product page

Talk time offer for Videocon phones

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