Infocus Vision 3 Hands-on Review

Recently, Infocus has launched their budget-range killer smartphone named as Infocus Vision 3 which is burning off the stages. The reason is quite obvious, its price section. Vision 3 is priced at Rs.6999/- with 4000 mAH Battery and Quad-core Processor. Really, I'm impressed with this smartphone as this would be the first smartphone in my best knowledge to have 18:9 aspect ratio with thin bezels in budget-range smartphone section. What more amusing thing is its camera which can outperform any other smartphone very easily at this price section. Infocus also launched their previous smartphones with Dual Rear and front cameras a couple of months ago, named as Infocus Turbo 5 Plus and Infocus Snap 4. But right now, we will only be talking about this smartphone and it's pros and cons. I used this smartphone for about 3 days and I'm pretty sure that I have used it throughly to review this. So, let's not waste any time and get back to the review.

 

 

Infocus Vision 3 key specifications

  • 5.7 inches HD+ display
  • 2.5D Curved Glass Display
  • 18:9 aspect ratio with Thin bezels
  • Android v7.0 Nougat with Smile UX Skin
  • 1.3 GHz Quad-Core MediaTek MT6737H Processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB Internal Storage (expandable upto 128 GB)
  • Dual SIM (Nano SIM, Hybrid Slot)
  • 13 MP+5 MP Dual Rear Camera
  • 8 MP Front Camera
  • 4000 mAH Battery

 

Design

The design of Infocus Vision 3 looks very difficult from the traditional Infocus smartphones. We have seen some of their recent smartphones like Turbo 5 Plus and Snap 4 but neither of them had 18:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D Curved display. Vision 3 has very thin bezels and 2.5D Curved Display which makes it more interesting and look better. Also, it has 18:9 aspect ratio which is a plus point and normally we don't see in any budget segment smartphones.

The positioning of Volume buttons and Power button is typically same as other smartphones. Although, the quality of the buttons are not so good as they make a sound of 'click' while we press them, but who would see this when you consider its price section. It also has 3.5mm headphone jack for microphones and USB Type B 2.0 with OTG support. 

At the rear, it also has fingerprint sensor. Normally, we do not see this feature more frequently in smartphones, but yes it is available in Infocus Vision 3. So, Vision 3 has fingerprint sensor which works absolutey fine. I tried almost 10-20 times and the accuracy was remarkable 100%

 

 

Display

Infocus Vision features a 5.7 inches IPS LCD Capactive Touchscreen which is fairly a multitouch screen. It features HD+ display which has resolution of 720x1440 pixels (--282ppi pixel density). Also, one more feature that we don't often see in budget-ranged smartphones is 2.5D Curved display which is there in Vision 3.

However, if you talk about the adapative brightness, it was just okay and not so good. I tested the smartphone in heavy sunlight conditions and the display was not so visible. Even in midnight, the lowest brightness was very bright. So, Infocus did not do their homework there but apart from this, they were excellent in giving great display. There are not such major issues in Display as such so I consider it as a good display

 

 

Camera

When you are buying a budget-range smartphone, the camera is the main highlight as this is the main hardware of the smartphone. The camera hardware of Infocus Vision 3 is not new and improvised as it has same 13 MP Rear camera and 5 MP Front camera. Let us now talk about the image quality in various conditions tested

Rear Camera

Day Light Conditions: In daylight conditions or sunlight, the camera is really impressive as it is capable of clicking some wonderful portraits and remarkable shots. Don't judge too early as it has also got a Portrait Mode in Rear Camera, however the image quality in portrait mode is not very impressive though I would consider it as a plus point.

Artificial Light/ Low Light Conditions: Under Low light, I'm sorry to say but Infocus Vision 3 fails badly. You get too much noise and the camera hardly differentiates between the colors. Sometimes you get less saturated colors while sometimes you get over saturated colors. The fluctuation of noise is also there. So, I won't recommend you this smartphone if you love night photography.

Front Camera

Infocus has added a feature to their camera software as Dualfie, which is exactly same as Bothie feature in Nokia smartphones. Using this feature, you can feature yourself from both the ends of camera. Talking about the performance of front camera, the performance is not just great. There are a few modes, including HDR, Bokeh, Panorama, tucked under the camera settings. But still, the image quality is not so impressive. But I can't complain about camera regarding its price segment is very low.

 

 

Performance

Infocus Vision 3 has 1.3 GHz Quad-core where all the 4 cores work at 1.3GHz specified by MediaTek MT6737H paired with 2 GB RAM. If you are looking for a smartphone with better game performance under the same price segment, I won't recommend you this smartphone as the RAM factor might come into play. Also, this MediaTek processor is not made for heavy gaming so it may result in lagging, glitches and even heating problems. But if you like some light games, then Vision 3 is capable to do so.

I played many games out there like Temple Run and it worked absolutely fine. We also noticed the phone heating up quite a bit when processing heavy tasks. The user interface is pretty smooth — a custom skin dubbed as Smile UX on top of Android 7 is featured here. Apart from this, Infocus Vision 3 has 16GB Internal Storage out of which only 8.7 GB is available for use. You may feel this as a negative point when you come to know that there is a Hybrid Slot where either you could insert two SIM Cards or One SIM card+ microSD Card.

 

Battery

Infocus Vision 3 is paired with 4000 mAH Li-ion non removable battery which is capable of providing you till 8 hours of on-screen time. This battery can easily last upto 2 working days if used sensibly. Although, the processor in this smartphone is not so battery efficient, so I'm not sure whether it will work out. When I used this smartphone, the battery lasted about 1.5 days where I continously used Internet and other apps as well. So, you will never feel short of battery. The device takes around three to four hours for a complete top-up, which is decent for a phone of this calibre.

 

 

Pros and Cons

Pros

  1. 18:9 aspect ratio with 2.5D Curved Display
  2. 4000 mAH Battery
  3. DualFie feature
  4. Fingerprint Scanner
  5. 13 MP+ 5MP Dual Rear Cameras

Cons

  1. Front Camera
  2. 16GB Internal Storage (with Hybrid Slot)
  3. 2 GB RAM

 

Conclusion

The Infocus Vision 3 is a well-built smartphone keeping the current trend in mind. If you’re looking for a pocket-friendly smartphone with the demands of a larger display, dual camera setup and a large battery, the Vision 3 could make it to the top of your list. Infocus claims that the phone is specifically built to target budget smartphone seekers who require basic needs such as longer battery life, larger displays and a decent aesthetics. The phone is intended for casual daily tasks such as multimedia, web surfing, messaging and emails. Priced at Rs 6,999, the Infocus Vision 3 sports a great value for money. However, if performance is your need, then there are smartphones from various brands that can suit your demands. 

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