Detel D1 Gold review: Feature-rich budget phone with good battery life

Detel D1 gold
Detel, a home-grown feature phone and mobile phone accessories brand, recently launched the Detel D1 Gold for Rs 1,099. The feature phone has a 2.4-inch LCD screen, dual-SIM slot, SOS call function, blacklist, and an auto call recorder. The dual SIM phone has a microSD card slot too that supports storage chips of up to 16GB capacity.

The phone supports five of the Indian regional languages, apart from Hindi and English. As the name suggests, the phone is available in only one colour -- Gold. 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 call and messages.

The Detel D1 Gold can save up to 500 contacts and 100 SMS. It comes with 16GB of internal storage, which is expandable via a microSD slot. The phone has good accessibiliity features such as a calculator, e-book reader and games like Tetris and Snake.


Though, the phone design does not go well with its name, it has ample features that makes it a good proposition in affordable feature phone segment. The phone offers good on-battery time and network reception. The phone is durable and has a distinct looks. However, it looks like a cloned version of Chinese feature phones, so it might not catch fancy of someone looking for a Nokia or Samsung device. Overall, if looks are not much of a concern, the phone is worth every penny.

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