Tambo, an Indian company, launched a series of affordable smartphones. Amongst them is the Tambo TA4, the cheap full view display phone. The phone costs only Rs 6999 and comes with a fingerprint scanner.
In this era, where every Smartphone maker is doing its best to push an 18:9 aspect ratio screen on their phone without caring for the cost, Tambo is trying to bring the feature to people on a budget. The phone has a 5.5 inch cheap full view display with a resolution of 640×1280 and an aspect ratio of 18:9. The phone also comes equipped with a quad-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1.25 GHz. Tambo TA also features 2GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage.
For graphic-mongers, it has the Mali-T720 MP2 GPU that can run most games smoothly. The Tambo TA4 also sports an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. It has the basic sensors : proximity, accelerometer and light. It also has a fingerprint scanner for bio-metric unlocking.
The Company CEO’s motto is “We aim to redefine technology in telephony, central to our inter-connected world, and lead the charge towards progress. We are here to do business differently, efficiently, driven by systems, and give maximum value to our customers, partners and people. The core of our business philosophy is transparency, humility, honesty and care.”. The phone seems to be the flag-bearer of the motto.
While the phone looks good enough on paper for Rs 6999, we have a hard time recommending it. The device has made too many sacrifices to be a cheap full view phone. For example, the Display resolution is really poor for a phone in 2018. The screen is not even proper HD (640p). Apart from that the phone has a really average processor. If you really want a phone with a full view design, and are glad to make these sacrifices, go for it. But if you want something much better for a similar price, check out the Xiaomi Redmi 5A . and the Xiaomi Redmi 4. If you still want that aspect ratio and are willing to spend just Rs 1000 more, we suggest the Xiaomi Redmi 5. The Tambo TA4 is a great experiment, but we do not see it to be worth it.