Earlier this year, Ringing Bells started a trend for unknown companies to grab eyeballs by announcing ultra-cheap smartphone Freedom 251 at Rs 251. Next in the list was Docoss X1 launched for Rs 888. Later on, another company announced a phone called ChampOne C1 for just Rs 501. Now latest addition to the wagon list of cheap phones is the new Vobizen Wise 5 smartphone. As per their website, the phone is priced at Rs 3,499 but they are selling it at discounted price of Rs 499.
Vobizen Mobiles is a Coimbatore based company and Vobizen Wise 5 smartphone is being sold by its exclusive online seller Unikoid Electronics Ltd.
The company is taking orders via its website and promises to deliver the smartphone within 22-28 working days. The smartphone is available in Grey, Yellow, White colours.
Vobizen Wise 5 features a 5-inch display with a resolution of 854×480 pixels. It is armed with a 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek processor, which is clubbed with 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage which is expandable to up to 32GB via a micro SD card. The smartphone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system.
The Vobizen Wise 5 sports a 5-megapixel autofocus rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. Camera features include HDR , Panaroma Capture, Gesture Captures and Face Beauty.
The smartphone is backed up by a 2000 mAh Li-ion battery, which claims to offer up to 7 hours of talk-time and up to 270 hours of standby time. Further, the smartphone offers Dual SIM, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi (802.11b/g/n), a USB 2.0 port, NFC, GPS/ AGPS, FM Radio, 3.5 mm audio jack and Proximity Sensor.
A word of Caution
However, be cautious before ordering the phone as the company was never heard before. Moreover, the phone can be purchased only via the online channel and no cash on delivery option is available via the website. But at Rs 499, the phone definitely offers more than you could bargain for.
And of course, tell us your experience if you have already purchased the Vobizen Wise 5.