Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 quickly became the favourite choice for budget smartphone shoppers in India. The handset is available only through flash sales once a week and is drawing a lot of attention and criticism for limited supply. Xiaomi isn't alone in the race as InFocus, the U.S.-based tech company, launched a new budget smartphone Bingo 50 this week.
InFocus Bingo 50 is also a premium budget device that sells cheaper than the Redmi Note 3, but at the cost of some toned down specs. While the 16GB variant of the Redmi Note 3 sells for Rs 9,999, InFocus Bingo 50 is priced at Rs 7,499. Here's a comparison of both smartphones to see if the compromises are worth the saving.
Design and display
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 features metal uni-body with a 5.5-inch Full HD display and 401ppi. The handset's screen has a wide viewing angle with 178 degrees and equipped with Sunlight display technology and Night mode.
InFocus uses Sandstone material for the rear side, which has rounded design for a comfortable grip. The handset is 3.5mm thin on its edges, which are curved with metallic casing on the sides. The handset boasts a 5-inch HD display.
Clearly, the Redmi Note 3's design and display is much superior to the Bingo 50.
Camera and battery
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 sports 16-megapixel primary camera with PDAF, dual-ISP and dual tone flash. On the front side of the device, there is a 5MP snapper complete with 36 smart beauty profiles.
InFocus Bingo 50 has an 8-megapixel front and rear camera with f/2.2 aperture lens. While the Redmi Note takes the lead in primary camera, the front camera in the Bingo 50 is much better than what its rival offers. Selfie lovers would have better results on the Bingo 50.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 has a massive 4050mAh battery, while InFocus Bingo 50 packs a 2500mAh unit. Clearly, the Redmi Note 3 could last longer than its rival.
Processor, RAM and storage
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is powered by a 64-bit class based Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 Hexa-core (ARM Cortex A72 dual-core + ARM Cortex A53 quad-core) processor, which is backed by 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. Xiaomi offers a 3GB RAM and 32GB storage model as well, but it costs extra.
InFocus Bingo 50 is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor, 3GB RAM and has 16GB expandable storage.
The RAM space is higher in the Bingo 50, which translates for better multi-tasking. The Redmi Note 3's hexa-core could have an advantage of Bingo 50's quad-core processor.
InFocus Bingo 50 is limited on extra offerings, but it runs the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow with InLife UI 2.0 out-of-the-box. Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, on the other hand, offers a fingerprint scanner, which makes unlocking easy with a single tap on the sensor.
Both smartphones are sold through flash sales. The Redmi Note 3 will be available next on March 23 on Amazon India and Mi.com/in. InFocus Bingo 50 would go on sale for the first time in India March 21 exclusively on Snapdeal. Registrations for both sales are mandatory.