Videocon A55HD Review

| Published Date
31 - Jul - 2013
| Last Updated
01 - Oct - 2016
 
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Videocon A55HD
The A55HD brings good looks, decent build and a smooth touchscreen to the table. On the downside the camera is average, and the preloaded apps are nothing great. If looks are important to you, then consider the A55HD.

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Our Verdict

The Videocon A55HD falls in the category of your run-of-the-mill quad-core budget Android smartphone running on the MediaTek SoC. What the smartphone brings to the table are good looks, decent build and a smooth touchscreen. On the downside the performance of the camera is average. The preloaded apps are nothing to boast about. If looks are important to you, then you can consider the Videocon A55HD smartphone. If not, you have a plethora of budget quad-core smartphones to choose from in this price range.

PROS

  • Smooth interface
  • Good looks
  • Stock Android OS
  • Good performance
  • Real Racing 3 ran smoothly

CONS

  • Average camera
  • Slightly low audio while making calls

Videocon A55HD : Detailed Review

Videocon has entered the A55HD in the budget quad-core smartphone race. The specifications of the smartphone are something that we have seen on a large number of recent devices from other manufacturers. Is the Videocon A55HD just another quad-core smartphone waiting to be lost in the crowd, or does it bring features that will help it shine? We find out.

Design & Usability
The Videocon A55HD runs on Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean and there is no skin overlaying the OS. The touchscreen of the smartphone and the response is smooth.

The build of the smartphone is good. The front of the A55HD has the display with the three capacitive buttons below it. These buttons only light up once you touch them. The back of the A55HD has a plastic finish to it, very reminiscent of the Xolo Q1000. It is jet black which makes it look sexy but it is a fingerprint and dust magnet. The sides of the smartphone have a textured silver strip that adds to the design and not to the utility. The left side has the volume rocker and the top has the power button and the headphones jack along with the microUSB port. The design of the smartphone is slim and sexy even thought the form factor rests with the tried and tested.

Adding to the looks of the A55HD is its 5-inch IPS display. The display is vibrant and sharp. It performs great for watching videos and reading text. The viewing angles on the smartphone are wide as well.

Overall, the Videocon A55HD is just like the other budget 5-inch quad-core smartphones in its looks, design and usability. It does distinguish itself with a jet black look overall and this will help the device stand out from the crowd.

Features
The Videocon A55HD brings a feature set we are already familiar with, a 5-inch 720p display, a slim form factor, the 1.2GHz MediaTek MT6589 quad-core processor, and an 8MP camera. Just to make the picture clearer, here is a quick look at how the specifications compare with the competition.

ModelsVideocon A55HDXolo Q1000Spice Stellar Pinnacle ProMicromax Canvas HDLava Iris 504q
OSAndroid 4.2Android 4.2Android 4.2Android 4.2Android 4.2
Display size5-inch5-inch5.3-inch5-inch5-inch
Display typeIPS LCDIPS LCDIPS LCDIPS LCDIPS LCD
Display resolution1280x7201280x720960x5401280x7201280x720
Built-in storage4GB4GB16GB4GB4GB
Expandable storageup to 32GB via a microSD cardup to 32GB via a microSD cardup to 32GB via a microSD cardup to 32GB via a microSD cardup to 32GB via a microSD card
Processor1.2GHz quad-core1.2GHz quad-core1.2GHz quad-core1.2GHz quad-core1.2GHz quad-core
RAM1GB1GB1GB1GB1GB
Rear camera8MP8MP8MP8MP8MP
Front camera3.2MP1.2MP5MP2MP2MP
Dual-SIMYesYesYesYesYes
Battery2000mAh2100mAh2550mAh2000mAh2000mAh
PriceRs.13,499Rs.14,999Rs.14,990Rs.13,850Rs.13,499

As you can see from the table above, the specifications of the Videocon A55HD are at par with the competition. The Spice Stellar Pinnacle Pro is the one that stands out with the highest built-in storage and the biggest battery.

The Videocon A55HD comes preloaded with the V-Store and FunZone app. The V-Store app gives you access to a bunch of apps, some of which we have seen on the Google Play store as well. The apps are divided into categories such as hot, arcade and action, entertainment, chatting and social, tools, news and Job. In the past we have seen the likes of Micromax and more offer their own app store in addition to the Google Play store.

Funzone on the other hand gives users access to content such as cricket alerts, love guru, naughty jokes, astrology packs and more. The content of the funzone costs users Rs. 30 for 30 days or Rs. 3 per request.

Performance
For its price point, the Videocon A55HD brings the same specifications that the competition is offering. Here is a look at the benchmark scores to see of the raw performance is at par with what the competition has to offer.


From the benchmark scores it is clear that the performance of the Videocon A55HD is at par with the competition. There are some cases where it performs better and there are some scores where the competition outperforms the A55HD.

Games like Temple Run 2, Angry Birds Star Wars and Dead Trigger ran on the Videocon A55HD with ease. One game that we have constantly faced a problem with on the MediaTek MT6589 powered smartphones is that Real Racing 3 didn’t run on them. The game surprisingly ran on the Videocon A55HD. Now we tested the game on the smartphone on July 24th 2013 and the game received an update on July 16th and we aren’t sure if the update fixes the game for the MediaTek SoC.

The call quality of the Videocon A55HD was good. The audio was clear at both ends but there ere a few times when we felt that the volume at full was still a bit too soft.

The A55HD did well in our battery tests. It ran for five and a half hours while playing a test video. The brightness and volume on the smartphone was set at full. The video was an MP4 720p movie running on loop.

Camera Performance
The performance of the camera on the Videocon A55HD can be summarized as average. In well-lit indoor conditions, the images clicked are good. Finer details are lost however, when you view the image at 100%. In low-light conditions, the performance of the camera is bad. There is a lot of noise and loss of detail in the image. Like most cameras, in bright outdoor conditions, the performance is good – images manage to retain most of the details when blown up to 100%.


Bottom Line

The Videocon A55HD falls in the category of your run-of-the-mill quad-core budget Android smartphone running on the MediaTek MT6589 SoC. What the smartphone brings to the table are good looks, decent build and a smooth touchscreen. On the downside the performance of the camera is average. The preloaded apps are nothing to boast about. If looks are important to you, then you can consider the Videocon A55HD smartphone. If not, you have a plethora of budget quad-core smartphones to choose from in this price range.

Latest Forum discussions on Videocon A55HD

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    [B]MORE FROM here [url=http://www.mobileteleco.com/2011/02/videocon-zero-paise-per-minute-offer.html]Videocon Zero Paise per minute offer[/url][/B] [QUOTE]As many of u would have noticed Videocon from a few days airing ads bidding bye to 1 paise per second , and has now started promoting its Zero paise per second Thats surely great marketing...

    1. Pauldmps08/02/2011
      Good marketing to sell their overpriced & crappy phones. Now they're going to launch an Android 2.1 Eclair phone with resistive touchscreen for 12k+. Hence they need some marketing for it.
    2. Dalethomas111/02/2011
      I think that it is a very good plan but I also have plan of videocon ie if u recharge at rs 17 u can get it std and local per-mintue only 25 paise.
    3. Webgenius03/03/2011
      Marketing sells more than the actual product. I think it's very good marketing.
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  • Any user of videocon a55 hd?

    I want to download videocon phone pc suite. Where I can download it?

    1. Ankush2830/11/2013
      Lol there is nothing like official "PC suite" for your phone(and most androids) What exactly you want to do? want to share phone's internet? use PDAnet!
    2. Bssunilreddy01/12/2013
      [QUOTE=mayank107;2038684]I want to download videocon phone pc suite. Where I can download it?[/QUOTE] PC Suite is Nokia proprietary software for linking phones to PC via USB.
    3. Mayank10701/12/2013
      ^^ok, but I want drivers for the mobile. Where I can download it?
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  • Help to choose a videocon mobile

    I interested in Videocon mobiles. I have two doubts, please clear these: 1.) Videocon mobiles are good in: Battery Camera Internet Connectivity Dual Standby Service/Repair 2.) Which one is best: V1575 V1665 V1603 V1805 A15 3.) And more, Can I off the A-GPS / GPS on Videocon A15 model? :-?

    1. Nerevarine12/07/2013
      -_- get a low end nokia dude.. you wont regret it
  • Videocon d2h service

    I am using Videocon D2h since 2010 (the DVD one), and is really satisfied with their service, had their been any complaint and the service man used to come in 24hrs. at your doorstep, so i was satisfied.. But last week, just the day before holi (26th march), some problem arose in the card, due to which there's were just some horizontal lines...

    1. Kg11sgbg01/04/2013
      ^^a very assuring and good news for all of us,@ratul. If videocon is providing such best a.s.s, then I better go for it instead of my local cable(digital) ,[B]albeit [/B]after buying a LED TV only.
    2. Saswat2301/04/2013
      Oh! That's incredible service from Videocon.
  • Videocon ducati v6200 or nokia x2

    Hi! My Dad is working in videocon and i would get about 50% discount on Videocon phone. However I am equally inclined to nokia X2 due to its superb camera. Basically I want a multimedia phone with good camera and sound quality. I don't want 3G and even wifi isn't too significant for me. I avoid touchscreen, slider and flap as i deal with my...

    1. Kiddish08/02/2011
      Nokia X2 have the 5MP camera butclearity is not so good, and i think ducati have much batter camera compare to nokia X2.
    2. Pauldmps08/02/2011
      The camera quality of X2 is not that great but the user interface will be definitely better than Videocon. If camera is your main requirement, look no further than Sony Ericsson phones (Elm, Hazel, etc)
    3. Vishurocks08/02/2011
      Get nokia c5 for 7.2k. Or se k510i for 7k, if u want a better cam
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