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Docoss X1: 5 reasons you shouldn't fall for the Rs 888 3G Android smartphone

Yet another company is trying to sell the cheapest Android smartphone in India. But here are 5 reasons why you shouldn't fall for the Docoss X1 smartphone.

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After the Freedom 251, there’s a new contender vying for the tag of the cheapest smartphone in India. Jaipur-based Docoss Multimedia Private Limited has launched the Docoss X1, and the talking point of the 3G-enabled smartphone is its Rs 888 price tag. With a sub-Rs 1,000 pricing, the company is trying to attract consumers from remote corners of the country who can’t really afford a smartphone. Noble though it may seem, we give you five reasons why you shouldn’t fall for the cheap trick. Also Read - World's cheapest smartphone 'Freedom 251' maker Mohit Goel arrested by Delhi police

Also Read - Ringing Bells Freedom 251 headlines again, MD claims can still deliver phones by early 2018

The company: Docoss Multimedia Private Limited isn’t a household name, and in fact this is the first time any of us is hearing about it. A little digging around revealed that the company is based out of Jaipur, and it likes to call itself a ‘smartphone seller’. There’s currently no other product in its portfolio, and the X1 smartphone is being sold with the tagline — ‘Subsay Susta Bhee Subsay Acha Bhee . Also Read - Freedom 251 maker resurfaces, still upbeat on delivering handsets

The website: For an unknown company, its website is what will make or break first impressions, and needless to say, Docoss spectacularly fails in this aspect. The website only has the homepage working and the rest of the links don’t work. If you scroll down and click on About us, the browser throws up Error 522, which means the host is offline.

Customer care: Trying to seem genuine, the Docoss website lists a bunch of customer care numbers. It is a good move to have a customer care center to answer various questions of curious buyers. But unfortunately, none of the numbers worked. We tried all the numbers at different times, but each of them were unavailable. We wonder if there is actually a customer care or if the company has just listed a bunch of random phone numbers.

The phone: It’s not just the company, but the phone itself that is quite suspicious. Despite boasting 3G support, the rest of the specs are ancient making the “smartphone” barely useful. It features a 4-inch display, dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 4GB internal storage. It also comes with 2-megapixel rear camera, VGA selfie camera, 1,300mAh battery, dual-SIM card slots, and it runs on Android KitKat 4.4.

Too good to be true: After the entire Freedom 251 ‘scam’, this is yet another scenario that seems too good to be true. Besides the price tag and the phone, the whole thing isn’t much different from what Ringing Bells did. Promising to deliver an ultra-affordable smartphone will no doubt attract a lot of people. But the real test will be if it actually manages to deliver a smartphone to those who have ordered for one.

Even if Docoss is offering cash on delivery options for people booking the Docoss X1, we would strongly advise caution. Providing details like name, address and phone number to an unknown entity is not the wisest of things to do. It would be better to wait and watch if Docoss actually manages to deliver a smartphone to anyone post May 2.

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  • Published Date: April 27, 2016 6:29 PM IST


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