Review: Infocus Vision 3 is the best smartphone for the price?

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Infocus Vision 3 is the latest smartphone from Infocus and comes with attractive features like bezel-less display, Dual camera and large battery for the great price. Currently, the market is flooded with bezel-less Full View displays and now we have the latest smartphone from Infocus but for budget segment.

Before we start the review here is the quick specs of the Infocus Vision 3.

  • 5.7 inches HD+ display covered with 2.5D curved Glass
  • MediaTek Quad Core MT6735H SoC with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage which can be expanded via micro SD card
  • Dual rear cameras with 13MP and 5MP with video recording up to 1080p, Bokeh effect and Dual LED Flash.
  • 8MP selfie camera with Portrait mode and soft flash.
  • 4000 mAh battery, Dual SIM 4G LTE with VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, and Wifi.
  • Android N with Smile UX on top.

Unboxing:

We had got the review unit of the Infocus Vision 3 so not sure the same contents will be included in the retail package.The box content includes micro USB charging cable, 1.5 Amps charger, SIM removal pin, and smartphone itself.

Built:

Infocus Vision 3 is completely built out of metal and is super light in weight even if it carries a huge 4000 mAh battery in it.Though it has the 5.7-inch screen it feels compact to hold and one can easily operate it on a single hand if you owned a 5.5 inches screen size smartphone.

Display:

Infocus Vision 3 sports 5.7 inches Full View HD+ Display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. The display is having good viewing angles and also comes with Auto Brightness sensor which works flawlessly.

There is slight color fading when viewed from extreme angles. Apart from this, there are no other problems with the display but it has huge black bezels which might spoil the bezel-less display but we can’t complain as it is a budget smartphone and many of the smartphones under this price range do have the black borders surrounding the display.It also comes with pinch to zoom feature on YouTube where you can watch the videos with 18:9 settings.

Sound Quality:

Infocus Vision 3 just have a single speaker at the back of the device and is loud enough but due to odd placement sometimes it might block the sound but major of the smartphones under this price segment does come with the single speaker and are placed similarly to Infocus Vision 3.

Cameras:

The main highlight of this Infocus Vision 3 is the rear Dual cameras. It is having a 13MP+5MP Dual camera at the back and camera performs well under good lighting condition.It also comes with Portrait mode where one can adjust the amount for Bokeh effect and take the picture.It also has Pro mode where one can set the ISO, Saturation, contrast, and EV levels.

The pictures shot on the rear cameras with Portrait mode turns out to great but we cannot compare with other devices as it is again a budget segment most of the time it gets the job done.Under low lighting conditions, the camera struggles and might get blurry shots if you don’t focus on the object properly.But once it focuses you can get good images under low lighting condition.Indoor shots are also okay but not great and if you zoom out the images it loses the picture quality.The Dual camera feature most of the time doesn’t work as expected but it works perfectly under daylight and struggles under low-light and indoor lighting. The plus point is that it focuses the object really quick and takes the snaps quickly. Here are some sample images shot using the rear-facing Dual camera.

Pictures taken from selfie camera are great and also has dedicated Portrait mode where one can blur the background and it works most of the time but not perfect sometimes it might even blur some part of the face.It also comes with soft flash as seen on iPhone 6S and above.For the most part, the selfie camera is great in this price range.Here are some images shot using selfie camera.It also comes with additional PIP mode where one can take pictures from both front and rear camera at one time similar to Nokia Bothie.

Portrait Mode On

Overall we can tell cameras aren’t bad but considering the price what it sells for we just can’t complain.

Performance:

As this device is powered by MediaTek MT6735H Quad-core CPU and is coupled with just 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage makes the device performance slightly weak considering it sport 5.7 inches HD+ display.At times we can notice some minor UI lags when lots of apps are running in the background but not always. As it comes with custom UI with Smile UX on top I didn’t face any issues but if you run many apps in the background you can easily notice the UI lag especially under heavy gaming like Asphalt 8.

As it comes with Smile UX on top apps do open up quickly at times and it also keeps up to 3-4 apps under memory and loads them without reloading.I didn’t face any heating issues on this phone considering the fact it uses MediaTek chip but yes while playing heavy games like Asphalt 8 the back of the device gets slightly hot.

I also played Asphalt 8 on this Infocus Vision 3 under high graphics settings it played well but we can notice some minor frame drops at times and levels like Tokyo doesn’t play well and faces some lags at times due to heavy graphics but most of the time you can play the game so try keeping the setting Low or medium and play the game it works fine and I was shocked to see that it played the game very well as I thought it is a MediaTek devcie and might face huge lags but for my suprise it didn’t face major lags but some minor frame drops and we can ignore it considering the fact that it is budget smartphone.I also played Subway Surfers which worked fine and I didn’t face any lag during the gameplay.

So it is good for a simple daily task like Facebook, WhatsApp, browsing and some light gaming.The Infocus Vision 3 is not for heavy users but for basic users who need the device for calling, messaging and watching videos as Infocus touted it as Media consumption device.You can play heavy games but you might face some lags here and there which are easily noticeable.

It is also having rear-mounted fingerprint scanner which works most of the times but sometimes we need to insert the password.It is fast and responsive and it doesn’t work with wet fingers so better wipe your fingers properly and use it.

Lack of storage is one more problem where the user can’t install many apps on this device but there is an option to add microSD card slot but again it is Hybrid Slot so if you need both the SIM plus microSD card then this might be an issue for you.

Battery:

As it comes with huge 4000mAh battery as expected the battery life is great and will easily last for 1 and half day on a single charge.As per my usage like messaging, calls, Facebook, Twitter, all day on wifi and 4G LTE, A-GPS on, taking lots of pictures, watching videos and gaming for a while it lasted me for a day. The Infocus Vision 3 basically have screen on-time ranging between 5 and half hours to 6 and half hours depending on how you use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The sad part is the charging time, it took nearly 4 hours to charge the device from 2% to 100% with a supplied charger which is just a 1.5 Amps charger.Anyway, it gave me a great battery life and if you are looking for a device with 18:9 display and great battery life then Infocus Vision 3 is for you.

Software:

Infocus Vision 3 is still running on Android 7.0 but with Nov 2017 security patch. We are not sure about whether the Infocus Vision 3 will get any future Android OS or security updates. It is having a custom skin on top with new Smile UX.It also has some basic Android N features like Quick reply and Multi-window support which works flawlessly.

The Smile UX is similar to any other Chinese smartphones UI which doesn’t have app drawer and all apps are right on the home screen. It does have support for themes similar to MIUI theme app and also comes with a limited number of themes and wallpaper for now.

The feature of this UI includes dedicated Screen recording feature which I liked the most and using it you can even record the gameplay and share it on YouTube. Other features include some actions like three fingers swipe for taking screenshots, turn over to reject calls, silent on pickup and press power button twice to launch the camera.It also comes with App Twins functionality but is limited to some apps but you can install apps like Parallel space from Google Play Store. It even has S-Boost which boost up your device by cleaning some cache files.The camera app UI is exactly similar to iPhone Camera UI and works perfectly.

Benchmarks and Sensors:

The Infocus Vision 3 scored 33788 on Antutu Benchmarks which is normal for a device with such specs. The Infocus Vision 3 comes with just three sensors with Proximity, Light, and Accelerometer. There is no Gyroscope sensor on this smartphone.

Conclusion:

Infocus Vision 3 is a great budget smartphone for the price it offers a great battery life, Full View display, and average performance.The Infocus Vision 3 is a great budget smartphone if someone who is looking for FullView display under a tight budget of Rs., but is not for medium to heavy users.Overall a good budget smartphone under the budget smartphone segment.

Pros:

  • Great Battery life.
  • Good selfie camera.
  • Speaker is loud but not great.
  • LED Notification Light
  • Great earpiece with great Network coverage.
  • Above average Dual cameras
  • FullView Display

Cons

  • Slow charging time
  • Average Performance
  • Just a single variant with 2GB RAM and lower 16GB storage space.
  • Below Average low-light photography.
  • Lack of Gyroscope sensor.

Hope this review helps you in deciding whether to buy or not?

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