All of us who belong to the middle-class category always want to buy the product that is cheaper and that consists of the variety of qualities/features in it. As far as the smartphones are concerned, it seems that a few Indian companies have started a trend of attracting prospective buyers with ridiculously cheap smartphones. The trend began with the Freedom 251, an Android smartphone priced at just Rs. 250. Now another unknown manufacturer, Docoss, has announced the X1, an ultra-cheap smartphone priced at just Rs. 888.
Here, we present you some of the reasons why it is wise to stay away from such cheap gadgets.
The devices might have poor build quality
It is true that you won’t be getting an all-metal body at such low prices, but even then the build quality of these cheap smartphones is restrained to be less than acceptable.
They are most likely ‘frauds’
Even though prices are extremely low, it’s impossible to manufacture a smartphone at such a low price. It’s more than likely that these ultra-cheap smartphones are just a tactic by fraudsters to rip buyers off. Even if it’s an amount as low as Rs. 888, what’s the point in wasting your money on a product that just sound typical fraud.
Getting timely updates is not just essential for a smooth and trouble-free user experience; it also ensures that you get critical security patches and other relevant features. But with these unknown manufacturers and their cheap smartphones, you will have the knowledge of everything happening but forget about getting even a single update on your device.
Lack of after-sales service
Given the low prices that smartphones like Freedom 251 and Docoss X1 are being offered, it’s almost a certainty that they’ll run into hardware and software issues sooner or later. And with no after-sales service network, you’ll just end up with an expensive brick.