After Google made the huge announcement that its Android One was heading to Bangladesh, and Symphony was the company bringing it to the local market, thousands of people went online researching what’s called Symphony Roar A50. This is the first Android One smartphone from a local brand, and it is a good one.
Shortly thereafter, another device hit the market with a similar name but different model number, Symphony Roar V25. Many people got the impression that it too was an Android One smartphone as it’s called “Roar”. But we made sure that it isn’t. Symphony Roar V25 is just another budget Android phone that Symphony has launched at the right time.
Symphony Roar V25
Priced at BDT 5,190, about BDT 3,000 less than the Android One phone, Symphony Roar V25 has some less-than-surprising specifications under the hood. It packs a 1 GHz dual-core processor with 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal storage with microSD expansion slot, 5 MP camera and 0.3 MP front camera.
The phone has a 4-inch TFT display at 800 x 480 pixels resolution. It also has a small 1400 mAh capacity battery. It has dual SIM card slots like most other Symphony smartphones, 3G network capability, 3.5mm headphone jack, GPS and a few sensors that you would expect in a budget phone including Accelerometer for sensing tilts and G-sensor.
All in all, Symphony Roar V25 doesn’t feel like a phone that should cost onwards of BDT 5,000. For about BDT 3,500 – 4,000, the phone’s price would be justifiable. Still, given that Symphony is one of the largest phone manufacturers in the country, it may still sell given that it runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat.