Updated on 2018-01-26 by Shivam Setia
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InFocus, a USA based smartphone manufacturer, that has been under the radar for quite some time has launched a budget delight named InFocus Vision 3 in December 2017. The smartphone has a robust metal enclosure and looks really sturdy in the hand. It aims at users who want the 2017 bezel-free looks at a minimal price.
The Vision 3 features a large, 5.7-inch, edge to edge display at an aspect ratio of 18:9 and an HD+ resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels, making a pixel density of 282 PPI. The display is not out of the league from other budget offerings and delivers good colours and crispness. The 2.5D curved glass on top of the screen, which is also scratch resistant adds to overall looks of the device.
At its heart, the Vision 3 is rocked by a MediaTek MTK6737H SoC, backed by 2GB of RAM, which again competes for edge to edge with other budget offerings like the Redmi series from Xiaomi and others. The MediaTek SoC is not the best of the lot and suffers occasional stutters and lags, which are quite common in the price range when put to decent workloads. The Snapdragons would have been a better choice but that isn’t the case here. The device is not intended to delight power users but offers fair value to users, who don’t push the smartphones to limits and are restricted to usual workloads.
Let us tell you upfront, the Vision 3 is not made for gaming and gets considerably warm. You can play light games but after a few minutes the smartphone starts rattling with the body warming up and stutters here and there. Also, multitasking is not super smooth on this one, though it seems enough 2GB RAM for a modern day Android isn’t. Considering the price, we are not in a position to complain. You get 16GB of onboard storage, which is expandable via MicroSD to up to 128GB, which you would definitely require.
Coming to cameras, the cameras are weak and suffer in challenging situations. For numbers, there’s a 13MP, f/2.0 sensor at the back along with a secondary telephoto 5MP, f/2.2 sensor, on paper its a legit dual camera setup, which will amaze most of the customers but the performance that this one demonstrates doesn’t match up to dual-camera expectations you’d be having. You do have portrait effect and shallow depth of field effect, owing to that secondary telephoto sensor but the quality isn’t great. In the price range, the quality is still not that bad but we expect a lot more with a smartphone boasting a dual-camera setup.
On the front side of the camera, you have a 8MP sensor that is a decent performer and InFocus claims that it uses AI to take the best shots, allowing a range of beauty modes and also the bokeh effect, we commend the efforts of InFocus with the Vision 3.
The Vision 3 also introduces InFocus’ custom ROM, based on Android 7.0 Nougat, called SmileUX. InFocus is not promising the Oreo update, actually we would have been surprised if it did, but the silver lining is that the Vision 3 will get the November security patch.
The InFocus Vision 3 carries a big 4000mAH juice pack, which is more than enough for a day and will carry on to next day too. InFocus claims the battery life to be 2 days and more, we are skeptical. Also, the fingerprint scanner is disappointing with a sluggish performance. Overall the smartphone is a quality offering in the low budget segment and gives the likes of Xiaomi a run for their money.
Despite a big battery and display, the device does not feel heavy and is easy to hold.
That beautiful and trendsetter 2017 edge to edge display along with dual-camera setup, the InFocus Vision 3 brings all that the flagships were about in 2017, at a price tag of just Rs. 6999. Its a great value for money, though if you are all into performance, Vision 3 will not satisfy your needs. InFocus Vision 3 is available to buy, right now on Amazon.
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InFocus Vision 3 is one of the first smartphone to offer dual camera setup in this price range. Though the specs looks good, in terms of usage, it is not the best. Only if you are looking for a good looking phone with satisfactory performance and limited usage, you may buy it.