Infocus is a brand which is not yet registered in minds of many Indian people but is still making huge inroads. But Infocus M2 changed the way people looked at entry level smartphone companies. And now, InFocus is back with a bang with it’s new device, InFocus M530 with a stunning 13 MP front and back camera as well. The camera is proving to be the selling point for M530. Read on our InFocus M530 review as we discuss its specifications and other features in detail!
Table of Contents
InFocus M530 review: Design and Display.
The Infocus M530 comes with a customary rectangular body rounded up at corners with a metallic rim which has a brushed metal finish. Though it doesn’t look as good as the metallic finish on the Xiaomi MI 4 or the Yuphoria but it’s still OK. The dimensions of the device are 157.00 x 77.00 x 9.1 mm & weighs 176 grams, which is a little bulky from other budget smartphones available in the market. The phone has 5.5 inch IPS LCD 720p Screen (267 ppi pixel density). M53O is protected with Gorilla Glass 3 which has anti reflective coating. The display has good viewing angles and vibrant colors can be seen in display. A unique feature of design is that the back panel of M530 doesn’t allow fingerprints and smudges but it gets dirty easily over time, especially if you have the white phone. Also, capacitive touch buttons are backlit. Shortcut buttons are also available on the screen like double tap for wake up and sliding up for flash. An LED light blinks for notifications and the top most corner of the device. The phone is available in three colours; black, white and blue.
You can watch our initial impressions and hands on video of this device below in case you don’t have the time to read the rest of the post:
Infocus M530 review: Inside the hood.
The Infocus M53O comes with a dual-sim (micro) and runs on Android 4.4.2. Kitkat. The Smartphone is powered by an Octacore Media Tek MT6585 processor; four 2GHz Cortex-A17 cores + four 1.7GHz Cortex-A7 cores with a 2GB RAM. M530 comes with an inbuilt storage of 16 GB which is expandable upto 64 GB via micro-SD card. It is also possible to install apps directly on SD card and remove it later. The battery available in the phone is removable and replaceable as well and has a size of 3100 mAh. So it lasts easily through the day but takes a long time to charge fully!
Infocus M530 review: Camera.
Camera is the main selling point of this device, And why not, not a lot of devices have 13 MP as a front camera, with Auto Focus and LED flash. So yes, a lot of devices don’t have this! The back camera is also 13 MP with dual tone LED flash. The picture quality is good with back camera. The back camera has optical image stabilization also. But then the problem comes while focusing. Meaning that the camera has a single point of focus only. If you try and capture the area around focused object, it might turn out to be blurred. Also, the camera might not work as per your wishes while clicking pictures in low light. The front camera clicks good selfies with a wide angle, which is perfect for groupfies also. The picture quality with front camera is decent, but not as good as main camera as you can still some of the detail being missed out.
The performance of this phone surprised us by a good measure. With an average amount of gaming and usage via calls and music and clicking pictures, the battery of the phone lasts pretty well, at least for 20-24 hrs. Also, there is no such lag in performance while multitasking with the phone. While playing games also, the phone runs pretty smoothly and hardly hangs or shows lag in performance, The Antutu gave us shocking results, when the score surpassed scores of even Meizu MX 4 and it came on top of the benchmark with a score of 49k+.
Overall the phone is a decent purchase when it comes to buying a sub category budgeted smart phone. But then the look of the phone will not give you as much premium feel as you might want to. Also, the headphones are not of a good quality. So keep a backup of good phones because you might have to bid goodbye to the original ones due to early wear and tear. Also, one can also check out better smart phones like Xolo black or the Xiaomi MI 4i in this category as well.
Connectivity and miscellaneous
The greatest con of this device was call clarity and reception.
We used the Infocus M530 for a week as our daily driver and had almost 5-6 instances of dropped calls. Many a times the person from the other end was not at all audible and sometimes they reported that we were not. This is one of the major let downs of a seemingly perfect smartphone!
Here’s our full review video for the Infocus M530 smartphone with everything tested in great detail!
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