A tried and tested way for affordable phones to stand out and turn heads is to offer high-end features and trends at an unprecedented price point. Embracing the strategy and running with it, Infocus has ousted the Vision 3, an ultra-affordable phone that boasts of a full vision display, dual cameras, portrait mode, dual selfies and even incoming Face Unlock.
But has Infocus indeed managed to drag all these features from one end of the spectrum to the other without any compromises? Let’s try and answer that in our Infocus Vision 3 Review.
Key Specifications of Infocus Vision 3:
|Model||Infocus Vision 3|
|Display||5.7-inch HD+ full view ONCELL IPS display|
|Processors||1.3 GHz Quad Core MediaTek MT6737 processor|
|Camera||13 + 5 MP rear and 8 MP front cameras|
|Software||Android 7.0 Nougat based Smile UX|
|Dual SIM||Yes, Hybrid Dual SIM|
Design and Build
The most prominent design trait is the full-vision fascia. The use of 18:9 display surrounded by minimal bezel does make the phone stand out and even comfortable to operate. Infocus is cutting some corners when it comes to the materials used. The phone is entirely made of plastic (with metal finish), but that’s an acceptable trade-off in this budget.
On the rear, you will find dual cameras, faux antenna bands (to give it a metal phone look), and a fingerprint sensor. The phone has rounded edges that make it easier to grip. Overall, the Infocus Vision 3 tries to mimic a premium full metal phone and the end result, if not outright impressive but is very acceptable for the price.
The handset has a 5.7-inch HD+ display with fairly pleasant colors and contrast. The touch response is good and the outdoor visibility is average. The display is not super sharp, but the resolution certainly isn’t a deal breaker either. Overall, the display quality is pretty convincing for the price.
The Infocus Vision 3 has two rear cameras. The primary 13MP sensor has f/2.0 lens and the secondary 5MP shooter has a wide-angle lens. We managed to shoot detailed images with a reasonable dynamic range in good outdoor lighting, but indoors the camera struggles with locking focus and with metering.
The wide-angle camera performance is nothing to write home about either. Together the two sensors can also capture bokeh or portrait shots, but again the quality left us wanting for more.
The camera software provides a limited manual mode and also a dualfie feature that’s similar to Nokia Bothie. The front 8MP selfie camera is a decent performer and also benefits from a portrait mode that isn’t very consistent. Overall all, the Camera app and hardware are feature loaded but the end result is a tad underwhelming.
Performance and Software
The performance is one area where the Infocus Vision 3 falters. The handset employs MediaTek MT6737 quad-core chipset paired with 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage. You can further add MicroSD storage but the slot used is hybrid and thus you will have to choose between additional storage and dual SIM on the Vision 3.
Day-to-day usage was smooth with light and moderate usage, but heavy users might face issues after the first few months of usage. The software used on the phone is Android Nougat based Smile UX. Instead of cramming features for the sale of it, In focus has tried to include things that most of us could use and ask for. There are navigation gestures, Twin app support, option to re-order navigation buttons, and quite a few other features baked in the UI.
The fingerprint sensor is accurate but it’s not very fast. The audio output from the phone is pretty average. We didn’t face any call quality issue in our area.
Battery, Price, and Verdict
The 4000mAh battery housed inside can easily last for one and a half day of moderate usage. If you are a basic user, you might get an even better mileage. Fast charging isn’t supported and Vision 3 takes a little less than 3.5 hours to charge from 0 to 100 percent.
Perhaps its biggest strength is its aggressive price of Rs. 6,999. For the price, the Vision 3 has all the basics covered but at the same time, we do think that Infocus should have focused on polishing a selected few features rather than trying to include every feature in the book. The Vision 3 is worth considering if you are looking for a low-cost phone with a full view display and good battery life.