Videocon will soon launch its second Android phone, Videocon V7400. The phone is priced at Rs. 12, 995. Videocon V7400 joins Videocon Zeus phone which was released last year. Zeus has impressed with its features and is released at a price of Rs. 12900, but now retails at Rs. 10999. A price drop on v7400 is only expected as Videocon seems to be a little out of touch with the market and reality.
V7400 has a 2.8 inch resistive touch screen with 320×240 pixels, 3.2 megapixel camera, 3G enabled, has WiFi, Bluetooth and FM radio. The memory is expandable to 16 GB. The phone provides a talk time of 4.5 hours.
V7400 has pre-installed wireless tethering making it your wireless hotspot in the pocket. This is the only phone I have seen so far which comes with the tethering option in-built. Not a big deal, given the fact that any phone can be turned in to a hotspot with a little tinkering. The fact that Videocon has decided to install this on the phone itself should be commended for some progressive thinking.
Coming back to the price and the facts, Videocon V7400 at a price of Rs. 12995 with its outdated Android version and a resistive touch screen doesn’t make any sense to me. The phone got an extra radio when compared with Micromax A60. I am not going to blow up 6K for a lousy radio. The tethering part, it’s good but I can figure it out anyway. So what are the big bucks really for? I have no idea.
Videocon V7400 has some uncanny resemblance with Micromax A60. I presume they haven’t recycled the ZTE Penguin or one of the ZTE phones. Who knows.
There are much better phones in the market for much lower price which provide some great value for money. Samsung Galaxy Pop is one such phone which we have recently reviewed. LG Optimus One is a good phone in the same price range. Videocon V7400 can use a price drop or can comfortably skip the launch. I am just saying.