Priced at Rs 251, Ringing Bells Freedom 251 is India s — actually world’s — cheapest smartphone. While the ultra low price tag is definitely the main highlight of the device, it has also gained attention for its specifications, which are very close Rs 3,000-Rs 4,000 smartphones available in the market right now. We have already done a brief hands on with the smartphone, and explored its design and features. You can also check out the benchmark scores of the smartphone to get an idea about performance of the smartphone. Now, we explore the camera features of the Freedom 251. Also Read - World's cheapest smartphone 'Freedom 251' maker Mohit Goel arrested by Delhi policeAlso Read - Ringing Bells Freedom 251 headlines again, MD claims can still deliver phones by early 2018
Despite the low cost, the Freedom 251 comes with a 5-megapixel rear camera and a VGA front facing camera. The camera comes with features such as timer, flash and HDR mode. You can also click panoramas from the Freedom 251. For videos, the rear and front camera shoot at 480p resolution. The camera also supports slow-motion.
If you go into advanced settings, you can change the picture quality mode from Super fine, Fine and Normal. The settings hide several customization features such as setting the White Balance, Focus Mode (Auto and macro), Color effects such as Mono and Sepia among others. You can toggle between face detection and smile shutter for clicking photos. Other things you can customize are the ISO, Contrast, Saturation and Brightness. Slow motion for videos is also available under the Settings.
We briefly used the Freedom 251 camera and took a few outdoor and indoor shots. As expected the camera is very average, and performs better in full light conditions. On auto mode, which I believe most of users will be using, the smartphone delivers washed out colors. Contrast and color ratio are average, and quite expected from this low-end smartphone. Though VGA, I liked the front facing camera, which performs quite decently in full light conditions.
Stay tuned for our detailed review to explore more about the Freedom 251, meanwhile check out these camera samples from the device: