By: Meenu Rana, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi
Last updated : Friday, November 04, 2016 - 10:50
Vobizen Wise 5 is priced at Rs 499, while on the other hand Freedom 251 has a price tag of Rs 251.
Recently Vobizen Mobiles launched Vobizen Wise 5 smartphone priced at Rs 499. The smartphone comes with some decent specifications and is bound to be compared to the now notorious ultra-cheap smartphone Freedom 251 at which was launched at Rs 251 earlier this year.
Since we have the full spec sheet for both the phones, for what it's worth, let's check out which of them looks better on paper. On price, while the Vobizen is almost twice as high as the Freedom 251, let's face it, as under Rs 500, both these phones seek a connect with the same buyer, so the comparison makes eminent sense.
Design and Display
Vobizen Wise 5 features a 5-inch display with 854 x 480 pixels resolution while the Ringing Bell Freedom 251 features a 5 inch (480 X 800 pixels) qHD IPS display. So if you want a big screen phone you should go for Vobizen Wise 5 and it offers better display resolution as well. For people with small hands, Ringing Bell Freedom 251 would be an ideal choice as it has a smaller screen size.
Processor & Storage
Both the smartphones are powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor. Also, both Vobizen Wise 5 and Freedom 251 have 1 GB RAM, 8GB internal storage as well as a 32 GB expandable storage slot.
So in the memory department, there is not much difference in storage options. And same is the case for processor part, both the smartphones offer same performance at same clock speed.
The Vobizen Wise 5 sports a 5-megapixel autofocus rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. Camera features include HDR , Panorama Capture, Gesture Captures and Face Beauty. On the other hand, the Ringing Bell Freedom 251 offers a 3.2-megapixel rear camera with LED Flash and a VGA front camera. Here, the Ringing Bell Freedom 251 is a big disappointment for selfie lovers as it has only a VGA front camera. So if you are looking for a smartphone with high camera resolution, you should go for Vobizen Wise 5.
Operating system wise also, Vobizen Wise 5 emerges as the winner as it runs on the latest Android Marshmallow 6.0 operating system while Freedom 251 is based on an older Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system.
In the battery department also, things get easy for Vobizen Wise 5. The Vobizen Wise 5 has a 2000 mAh Li-Polymer battery which claims to offer talk time of up to 7 hours and up to 270 hours of standby time. While Freedom 251 comes with 1450 mAh battery with talk time of up to 8 hours and up to 100 hours of standby time. So obviously Vobizen Wise 5 is a better option in this segment.
Both Vobizen Wise 5 and Freedom 251 offers same connectivity features like 2G/3G, GPRS/EDGE, WiFi, GPS/AGPS, Bluetooth, micro USB port, FM radio and 3.5 mm audio jack. But one feature where Freedom 251 is outclassed by the Vobizen Wise 5 is the inclusion of NFC at this price point. So if NFC is not an important feature you are looking for, you can go for Freedom 251. Otherwise, Vobizen Wise 5 offers better connectivity options.
In terms of specification, Vobizen Wise 5 looks much better than the Freedom 251. With a bigger battery, latest Android version, high-resolution camera and a better screen, Vobizen Wise 5 looks much better on paper.
Vobizen Wise 5 may be twice as costly than the Freedom 251 but it beats the Freedom 251 hands down on several counts and is thus worth the extra bucks. So if you have to choose between the two, go ahead with Vobizen Wise 5.