Detel, a home-grown brand known for affordable feature phones, recently launched the Detel Dezire D1 with live FM alarm feature at Rs 1,099. Apart from being a feature phone, the phone also doubles up as an extension of smartphone. It pairs up with any smartphone using the in-build Bluetooth dialler feature, therefore redirects phone calls, messages and music playback from smartphone to feature phone. This feature, in particular, helps users to save their smartphone’s battery without compromising on the basic utilities.
As for the features, the phone sports a 2.8-inch LCD screen, dual-SIM slot, SOS call function, blacklist, wireless FM with live FM alarm and a sound recorder. The Live FM alarm feature allows phone to play FM radio automatically, instead of ringtone, as an alarm. Other features include calculator, e-book reader and the power saving mode.
Business Standard reviewed the Detel D1 Dezire Specification on several parameters to test its overall performance. Here are the observations:
The phone is powered by a 1,500 mAh battery with power saving mode, which allows prolonged battery life. The phone keeps working for about a week without charging, when kept for attending just call and messages.
The Bluetooth dialler is one of the key features of the phone. It allows smartphone users to use this phone as an extension to their smartphones, therefore helps them save their smartphone battery. The music playback via the paired Bluetooth is not bad with earphones but the loudspeaker output is low.