The smart phone war is intensifying by the day. We are being bombarded by one smartphone after other. Each one of them defying the overall race being set by others. In this intense smartphone war another player has come up with a cheap value for money offering under the range of 10k. So today we have the Infocus M330 smartphone here with us at Inspire2rise for a full review and test session. We will try to push this device to the maximum and tell you about how it fared against the others in the same price range. We will also compare the viability of buying this device and whether it’s a true value for money option or not!
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Infocus M330 review: Full smartphone specifications.
|Processor||1.7 GHz, MediaTek MT6592|
|Display Size||5.5 inch, 267 ppi, 16M colours|
|Display Resolution||1280 x 720pixels, 16M colours|
|Dimensions (in mm)||153.40 x 78.10 x 9.30|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||3100, non removable|
|Storage||16 GB internal, expandable upto 64 GB using MicroSD card|
|Primary Camera||13 Mega pixels with Flash|
|Secondary Camera||8 Mega pixels|
|OS||Android 4.2.2 with InLine custom Skin by Infocus|
|Connectivity||WiFi, Bluetooth v4.0, 3g dual sim (regular type)|
Infocus M330 detailed review
InFocus M330 Camera.
The back camera of the Infocus M330 is decent for a 13 Megapixel camera but still the low light shots weren’t that good. In bright sunny conditions and daylight the pictures were good enough and some of the Macro shots came out real good with HDR turned on. The camera may not be the best in class but for the price for which this device retails, it’s more than good. The front secondary camera is good enough as features like automatic shot on Smile detection and other small things make the front camera output quality really great.
We clicked a few selfies from the front cam and they came out real good. The only times when the camera failed us was in dimly lit conditions. Other than that it’s a solid camera packed into this budget device.
Here are some sample shot previews taken from the camera, the one shot that we took of a Moth at night under a Fluorescent light is something that you must see. Do watch our video review to get a better idea about the camera on this device.
Performance of the M330, gaming performance.
Gaming on the M330 was decent and we were able to run graphic intensive heavy games like Asphalt 8 Airborne, Real racing 3 and other hack and slash games like Blood and Glory. The frame rates were good enough but the device suffers from the same problem that many other devices in this price range have and that is the problem of device heating on extended bouts of gaming. When we played Asphalt 8 for over 30 mins the heating was significant, though it can be ignored if you are a real gamer. But in normal cases it would be an issue for most people. So do not buy this device if you can’t handle the occasional heat up during extended periods of gaming.
Display and design of Infocus M330.
The display of this device is 5.5 inches with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels and a pixel density of 267 ppi. The colours were bright but at points felt over saturated and this was also maybe because of the custom InLife skin used by InFocus which had popping colours. But most people prefer to have punchy colours on their devices, so all in all it shouldn’t be much of an issue.
The design of the device is decent. But the somewhat faux metallic finish on the edges kills the overall look of the device as it doesn’t feel premium. The back plastic is of decent quality but still the quality could have been much better. The device is OK in terms of looks but you can’t compare it with other beautifully designed phones in and around the 10 price range.
Battery life, operating system and other features
The battery life was good for the device as the low density display didn’t take up much battery life despite the big screen size. The battery easily lasted one day plus on low to average usage. Extreme gaming saw the battery life go away after 6-7 hours while we kept changing the games just to get an idea of real world gaming sessions. With 3g on and moderate browsing, gaming throughout the day the battery was around 15-20% by the end of night when we started with hundred percent in the morning (6 AM).
The phone comes with Android 4.2.2 KitKat and it seems uncertain that it would ever receive an update. The other salient features include double tap to wake up, and many other on screen gestures to make for an overall good mobile computing experience. The default skin is without an app drawer and that can be an issue for many but still it all boils down to how you like your device and you can always customize your device using a launcher like Google now launcher.
Overall verdict for the Infocus M330
This phone is an overall solid buy for the price tag of INR 9,999 and only the build quality and display resolution of this device is something that you won’t like. Apart from the few shortcomings that this device has, it works good and is a decent performer.
A very limited edition black model of this device has also been launched, which you can buy exclusively from Snapdeal here.
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