InFocus is the newest entrant to the list of companies offering devices with 18:9 display. InFocus Vision 3 is the newest smartphone, which also happens to be the cheapest in India to feature an 18:9 aspect ratio display. The smartphone is priced at Rs 6,999, and will be available exclusively on Amazon India starting December 20.
InFocus Vision 3 seems to offer a lot for its budget price tag, and its biggest selling point is the new display and dual cameras. Here is how the Vision 3 from InFocus fares against similarly priced devices from the likes of Xiaomi and Micromax.
Pricing and availability
The InFocus Vision 3 is priced at Rs 6,999, and will be available in only one storage option. The handset comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage and will be available exclusively on Amazon India starting December 20. The handset will initially be available in gold color, but InFocus also plans to launch a black variant at a later stage.
The direct competitor to the InFocus Vision 3 will be the Redmi Y1 Lite from Xiaomi. The smartphone is also priced at Rs 6,999, and comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. The smartphone is available from mi.com as well as Amazon India via flash sale.
Micromax Canvas Infinity, on the other hand, is priced at Rs 9,999, and is available in only one storage option. It comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage and is also available from Amazon India. All the three smartphones are online-centric devices available from same retailer.
Display and design
InFocus Vision 3 features a modern design with metal unibody chassis and a display with support for 18:9 aspect ratio. The front is entirely dominated by the 5.7-inch display offering a resolution of 1440×720 pixels. There is a front-facing 8-megapixel selfie camera, proximity sensor and notification LED light. The back is home to dual rear camera setup with LED flash, fingerprint sensor, speaker and InFocus branding.
Micromax Canvas Infinity also has a similar design with the 5.7-inch HD+ display taking up the front of the device. However, it has single rear camera setup placed above the fingerprint sensor, and Micromax logo. The Canvas Infinity also sports a metal back and rear mounted speaker setup.
The Redmi Y1 Lite, on the other hand, seems to be falling behind in terms of design. The smartphone features a 5.5-inch HD display with 16:9 aspect ratio and its bezels are considerably bigger than InFocus Vision 3 and Micromax Canvas Infinity. It also features a single camera as opposed to dual camera found on Vision 3. Xiaomi will need to bring in its Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus to stay competitive at least in terms of design.
InFocus seems to be cutting corner by using a MediaTek MT6735 chipset while competing devices are using a Snapdragon chipset. The smartphone is significantly slower to boot and use of 2GB RAM and 16GB storage doesn’t help either.
Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite and Micromax Canvas Infinity, on the other hand, use a Snapdragon 425 and Canvas Infinity, in particular offers 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. All three devices run customized version of Android 7.0 Nougat. InFocus Vision 3 runs SmileUX based on Android 7.0 Nougat, while Redmi Y1 Lite runs MIUI 9 based on Nougat. The Canvas Infinity runs Android 7.1.2 Nougat with near-stock experience.
InFocus Vision 3 features dual rear camera setup with a 13-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. The Vision 3 gets a headstart over competition which uses a single rear camera setup. The primary 13-megapixel sensor captures adequate details in good lighting environment and also supports features like portrait mode, dualfie allowing users to capture pictures with both cameras simultaneously.
Both Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite and Micromax Canvas Infinity feature a single 13-megapixel rear camera, but lack the extra features that Vision 3 offers. The Canvas Infinity offers a better 16-megapixel selfie camera while Vision 3 and Redmi Y1 Lite offer an 8-megapixel and 5-megapixel selfie shooters respectively.
Battery and Connectivity
InFocus Vision 3 packs a massive 4,000mAh battery, which should easily last for two full days of normal use. The Redmi Y1 Lite and Canvas Infinity house a modest 3,000mAh battery which should last through a day of heavy use. All the three phones support connectivity options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 4G LTE and dual-SIM support.
|Features||InFocus Vision 3||Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite||Micromax Canvas Infinity|
|Display||5.7-inch HD+ IPS||5.5-inch HD IPS||5.7-inch HD+ IPS|
|Processor||MediaTek MT6735 quad-core||Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 octa-core||Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 octa-core|
|16GB (expandable)||32GB (expandable)|
|Rear Camera||13-megapixel + 5-megapixel||13-megapixel||13-megapixel|
|Connectivity||4G LTE, Dual-SIM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth||4G LTE, Dual-SIM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth||4G LTE, Dual-SIM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth|
|Android OS||Android 7.0 Nougat (upgradable)||Android 7.0 Nougat (upgradable)||Android 7.1 Nougat (upgradable)|
|Price||Rs 6,999||Rs 6,999||Rs 9,999|