Videocon A55HD quad-core Android 4.2 smartphone launched at Rs. 13,499

Videocon has launched a smartphone, the A55HD, with a quad-core processor running on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean for Rs. 13,499.

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Videocon A55HD quad-core Android 4.2 smartphone launched at Rs. 13,499

Videocon has added its smartphone to the budget quad-core smartphone market with the launch of the Videocon A55HD. The device boasts of a 5-inch display, runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and is priced at Rs. 13,499.

The A55HD shows off a 5-inch OGS capacitive touchscreen display with a 1280x720 pixel resolution. A 1.2GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1GBRAM and 4GB built-in storage powers it. The rear of the smartphone has an 8MP camera featuring Panorama Shot and up to 40 continuous shots in the burst mode. It also houses a 3.2MP front camera for video chatting. A 2000mAh battery powers the A55HD.

In terms of connectivity options, the smartphone has HSPA with up to 42Mbps, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n along with GPS/A-GPS. The A55HD also shows off a bunch of features such as ‘Flip To Silent’ and ‘Face Detection’. Bundled with the smartphone you get a protective pouch.

Mr. Khalid Zamir, Head Product Planning & Development, Videocon Mobile Phones Division commented on the launch, “The launch of Videocon A55HD heralds a new milestone, as with this device we bring to our customers best-in-class technological innovations, which we are offering at a compelling price. The A55HD brings the best of ‘high definition’ technology, processing speed, camera quality and many more features relevant to the upwardly mobile, technology savvy and brand-conscious user. For more than 27 years, it has been the Videocon Group’s unflinching commitment to democratizing technology for the ever-growing and increasingly-demanding Indian consumer, and it is in this very sprit that we are proud to launch the A55HD.”

We have seen quite a few smartphones launch that boasts of a quad-core processor such as the Spice Stellar Pinnacle Pro, Micromax Canvas HD, Xolo Q1000, and many more. To put things into perspective here is a quick specifications comparison between the Videocon A55HD and some other quad-core powered smartphones.

Models
Videocon A55HD
Xolo Q1000
Spice Stellar Pinnacle Pro
Micromax Canvas HD
Lava Iris 504q
OS
Android 4.2
Android 4.2
Android 4.2
Android 4.2
Android 4.2

Display size

5-inch
5-inch
5.3-inch
5-inch
5-inch

Display type

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
IPS LCD
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Display resolution (pixels)

1280x720
1280x720
960x540
1280x720
1280x720

Built-in storage

4GB
4GB
16GB
4GB
4GB

Expandable storage

up to 32GB via a microSD card
up to 32GB via a microSD card
up to 32GB via a microSD card
up to 32GB via a microSD card
up to 32GB via a microSD card
Processor
1.2GHz quad-core
1.2GHz quad-core
1.2GHz quad-core
1.2GHz quad-core
1.2GHz quad-core
RAM
1GB
1GB
1GB
1GB
1GB

Rear camera

8MP
8MP
8MP
8MP
8MP

Front camera

3.2MP
1.2MP
5MP
2MP
2MP
Dual-SIM
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Battery
2000mAh
2100mAh
2550mAh
2000mAh
2000mAh
Price
Rs. 13,499
Rs. 14,999
Rs. 14,990
Rs. 13,850
Rs. 13,499

From the above table it is clear that the specifications of the Videocon A55HD are homogenous when compared to the competition. Sure, the front facing camera has a higher resolution but we will comment on its quality once we have the smartphone in for review. Stay tuned as we will bring you an in-depth review of the smartphone as soon as we get our hands on it.



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