Obi Hornbill S551

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4.4/5
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Key Specs See Full Specs
Android v4.4.2 (Kitkat)
  • Performance
  • Display
  • Camera
  • Battery
  • Available
  • 8 GB + 32 GB Expandable
  • Dual SIM
  • FM Radio

Obi Hornbill S551 details

Buy For
  • Excellent cameras
  • Robust configuration
  • Updated Android OS
  • Supports different gestures
Beware of
  • Average battery
  • Available in white only
Verdict

The Obi Hornbill S551 is a great dual SIM smartphone with an affordable price tag. It looks beautiful on the outside and features equal amount of power on the inside. It also allows you to access your favorite apps and important functions simply by making a gesture on the screen.

Large, light and powerful
Display, Design and Configuration

The Obi Hornbill S551 carries a 5.5-inch IPS LCD multi touch display with 720p resolution and a pixel density of 267ppi. It is housed in a slim (7.9mm) white coloured outfit which carries a textured finish and has a weight of just 145g.

For driving its processes, it has a 1.3GHz quad-core processor sitting on MediaTek MT6582 chipset. It is aided by a 1GB RAM and Mali 400 MP2 GPU to deliver smooth performance at everything. It runs on Android v4.4.2 KitKat OS.

Camera and Storage

The 13MP rear camera of the Obi Hornbill S551 flaunts features like Exmor R CMOS sensor, autofocus, HDR, LED flash, 4X digital zoom, geo-tagging, multi shot and face detection to produce realistic and razor sharp images and videos even in the dark. It is complemented by a 5MP front shooter. It sports an onboard memory of 8GB expandable up to 32GB.

Battery and Connectivity

The Obi Hornbill S551 is fuelled by a 2,200mAh Li-ion battery claiming to provide up to 8 hours of talktime and up to 200 hours of standby time over 2G. Connectivity wise, it supports 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS/A-GPS, USB port, Bluetooth v4.0 and Mobile hotspot.
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OVERALL RATING

4.4 /5 BASED ON 20 RATING(S)
OVERALL RATING
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    11
  • 4 stars
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  • 3 stars
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User Review Summary
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awesome camera (1)
awesome display (1)
awesome phone (6)
value for money (1)
heating issue (1)
features (2)
gaming (1)
touch sensitivity (1)
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did not meet the expectation
19 May 2015 By Siju Jose On flipkart.com

I have been using this phone since 9 days. the design of the phone is excellent. the camera and performance are really disappointing. it says the front cam is 5 MP, but the clarity is as bad as a VGA cam. It is really dark, works only afternoon in the sunlight. the rare cam has the clarity but only in the daylight. nn3rd day onwards, it started getting hanged. unable to receive calls, I get only a black screen when the call comes. nndownloaded a simple game Vector. but unable to play. nnMay be the problem is only with this particular product. thinking that requested for return and re-place it with a new phone of same.

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Happy with Hornbill
13 Jul 2016 By Pooja Sharma On 91mobiles.com

Its features are really good. But two things I like the most about this phone is sensitive touch and a very reasonable price.I will just say that don't go by the brand name. Even not so popular brands have awesome products, that can give tough competition to popular brands.

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Obi Hornbill S551 Specifications

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General
Brand Obi
Model Hornbill S551
Operating System Android v4.4.2 (Kitkat)
SIM Slot(s)
Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
Network 3G: Available, 2G: Available
Design
Height 156 mm Compare Size
Width 76.8 mm
Thickness 7.9 mm
Very Good
Thickness compared to
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7.9 mm
Average in group
8.8 mm
Best in this group
5.1 mm
Group: 7 - 11 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Weight 145 grams
Average
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145 grams
Average in group
145 grams
Best in this group
98 grams
Group: 7 - 11 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Colours White
Display
Good
Display compared to
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66%
Average in group
65%
Best in this group
90%
Group: 7 - 11 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Screen Size
5.5 inches (13.97 cm)
Screen Resolution
HD (720 x 1280 pixels)
Pixel Density
267 ppi
Good
Pixel Density compared to
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267 ppi
Average in group
294 ppi
Best in this group
441 ppi
Group: 7 - 11 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Display Type
IPS LCD
Touch Screen yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Screen to Body Ratio
69.56 %
Performance
Average
Performance compared to
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42%
Average in group
50%
Best in this group
85%
Group: 7 - 11 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Chipset MediaTek MT6582
Processor
Quad core, 1.3 GHz, Cortex A7
Below Average
Processor compared to
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This Device
Quad core, 1.3 GHz, Cortex A7, Chipset: Mediatek MT6582
Average in group
Quad core, 1.5 GHz, Cortex A7, Chipset: MediaTek MT6589T
Best in this group
Dual core, 2.5 GHz, Cortex A72 + Quad core, 2 GHz Cortex A53 + Quad core, 1.4 GHz Cortex A53, Chipset: MediaTek MT6797
Group: 7 - 11 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Graphics
Mali-400 MP2
RAM
1 GB
Good
RAM compared to
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1 GB
Average in group
1 GB
Best in this group
4 GB
Group: 7 - 11 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Storage
Very Good
Storage compared to
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This Device
87%
Average in group
87%
Best in this group
98%
Group: 7 - 11 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Internal Memory
8 GB
Average
Internal Memory compared to
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8 GB
Average in group
8 GB
Best in this group
32 GB
Group: 7 - 11 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Expandable Memory
yes Up to 32 GB
Camera
Very Good
Camera compared to
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83%
Average in group
71%
Best in this group
92%
Group: 7 - 11 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Main Camera
Resolution 13 MP Primary Camera
Very Good
Main Camera compared to
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13 MP
Average in group
8 MP
Best in this group
20.7 MP
Group: 7 - 11 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Sensor Exmor-R CMOS image sensor
Autofocus yes
Flash yes LED Flash
Image Resolution 4128 x 3096 Pixels
Shooting Modes High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Camera Features 4 x Digital Zoom, Face detection
Video Recording 1920x1080 fps
Front Camera
Resolution 5 MP Front Camera
Good
Front Camera compared to
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5 MP
Average in group
5 MP
Best in this group
13 MP
Group: 7 - 11 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Battery
Average
Battery compared to
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51%
Average in group
65%
Best in this group
99%
Group: 7 - 11 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Capacity
2200 mAh
Type Li-ion
TalkTime
Up to 8 Hours(2G)
Standby time
Up to 200 Hours(2G)
Network & Connectivity
Network Support
3G, 2G
SIM 1
3G Bands:
UMTS 2100 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
SIM 2
3G Bands:
UMTS 2100 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
Wi-Fi yes Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
Wi-Fi Features
Mobile Hotspot
Bluetooth
yes v4.0
GPS
yes with A-GPS
Multimedia
FM Radio
yes Recording option
Loudspeaker yes
Audio Jack 3.5 mm
Special Features
Other Sensors Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer
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