Our Opinion

The Xiaomi Mi A1 (Android One) is a significantly better phone than the Infocus Vision 3, and is also slightly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Xiaomi Mi A1 (Android One)!

Infocus Vision 3  Xiaomi Mi A1 (Android One) 
Infocus Vision 3 Xiaomi Mi A1
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Excellence Score
20.6
38.4
Value for Money Score
69.7
74.3
Price ₹ 6,799 onwards ₹ 15,100 onwards
Launch Date (India) Dec, 2017 Sep, 2017
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 7.0 NougatLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 7.1 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.1 OreoExpected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.7 inches 5.5 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1440 pixels (~ 282 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Display Features 2.5D Curved Glass LTPS IPS LCD
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.3 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Octa Core
Processor Name MediaTek MT6735H Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
GPU Mali-T720 Adreno 506
RAM 2 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 13.0 MP 12.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features Dual Camera (13MP + 5MP), 13MP: F/2.0 Aperture, 5MP: 120-degree Wide-angle Lens; F/2.2 Aperture Dual Camera (12MP + 12MP), Wide-angle Cam.: 26mm Focal Length; F/2.2 Aperture; 1.25um Pixel Size, Telephoto Cam.: 50mm Focal Length; F/2.6 Aperture; 1.0um Pixel Size, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), 2x Optical Zoom, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama, Slow Motion Video
Secondary Camera 8.0 MP 5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.2 Aperture Beautify, Facial Recognition, Full HD Recording
Internal Memory 16 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 8.8 mm 7.3 mm
Weight 150 gm 165 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh 3080 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Yes
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features USB On-The-Go Fast Battery Charging; Dedicated 10v Amplifier; USB Type-C; WiFi Dual-band; WiFi Direct; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Looks good with a 'metal-finish on plastic' design that has become quite common on low to mid range phones recently
  • The rounded corners and edges give a good sense of grip
  • Decent fingerprint sensor
  • Minimal bezel, 18:9 display in this price range is quite an achievement, and adds to the trendy looks
  • Decent battery life - will last the work day
  • Very good, premium design, with top-notch metal construction
  • The overall form factor and weight remain quite ergonomic
  • Very good, balanced display - good responsiveness, brightness levels, and sunlight legibility
  • Runs clean, clutter-free and simple stock Android out of the box - and comes with the 'Android One series' update promise!
  • Strong, dependable performance, powered by a power-efficient Snapdragon 625 - running on stock Android eliminates some of the overheads on the processor and the phone presents a super smooth and lag free experience on general day-to-day things - it’s solid and will suffice for most except the most demanding of users
  • Good, solid dual-camera setup - Xiaomi’s stereo mode is its take on Apple’s “portrait mode”, and its task is to blur the background - the final effects are commendable most of the times - sometimes even better than much more expensive phones like the OnePlus 5 - making it easily the best dual camera system on a budget
  • Even in auto mode, the Mi A1 takes rich images with good levels of detail and colour saturation
  • There is also a very effective pro mode which even allows the user to individually choose between the wide angle camera and the telephoto lens - making for a very compelling camera package
  • Xiaomi also offers 2x optical zoom with this device - and the results are quite good
  • Video recording is decent too - it can shoot in 4k, and has time lapse and slow motion modes
  • The front 5-megapixel camera for selfies is decent too, though nothing exceptional
  • Good audio quality and volume via both headphones and the speaker
  • Good, dependable battery life - comfortably lasts a work day
  • Takes about 2 hours to charge fully - which is a decent charging speed
  • On the whole, if you are only concerned about performance and battery life, then the Redmi Note 4 may be a better choice, and if you care most about low light camera performance, then the Moto G5S Plus is at the top of the pack, but for an overall dependable phone with a dual camera setup, and stock Android experience, the Mi A1 is a brilliant choice
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Some design decisions are odd - first, it places the volume buttons on the left - and it takes a little time to get used to the new placement - additionally, the speaker grille on the bottom at the back of the phone definitely feels a bit weird, especially if you’re watching a video while the phone is resting on your palm or on a table - overall, the Vision 3 does attempt to bring a level of finesse into entry-level phones but falls short on the details
  • Average display quality - while the 18:9 display on the phone at this price point is exceptional, the actual quality of the display leaves a lot to be desired - it is low resolution, has low viewing angles and barely average sunlight visibility - colours on the Vision 3 also are a bit washed out
  • Average performance - the Mediatek processor is only good for basic use and the lower performance does become noticeable once you have more than five apps or about 20 Chrome tabs open - if you push the phone, the phone will tend to get warm and crash
  • Average camera - again while a dual camera setup in this price bracket is a rarity, the actual implementation leaves a lot to be desired - there is lack of detail around the edges, the colours are a bit washed out, and while both the front and the back cameras support portrait mode, the results are not really up to the mark with edges repeatedly being blurred over even when the face is clearly in view - there is also above-average noise in night time shots - overall, the Vision 3 is a pretty average camera phone at this price point, despite its dual camera arrangement
  • The battery too, while decent, performs below what you would expect out of a 4000 mAh phone - with average use, it just about lasts the work day
  • Slow charging speed
  • The phone ships only with a 16GB storage variant, which if you tend to install a lot of apps, will become a limiting factor (it also has a hybrid sim slot, which means you can either use dual sims or the memory card, but not both together)
  • On the whole, InFocus seems to have taken a checklist-like approach in building an entry-level phone - including as many high and mid-range features as possible without focussing on the actual performance quality - if you are looking for something that actually performs well, there are better phones out there (having said that the dual camera setup, and the minimal bezel display, are two features you would be hard pressed to find otherwise in the price bracket)
  • The performance is solid and dependable but not the absolute best in this price bracket - that status belongs to the likes of the Redmi Note 4
  • The camera is quite good in daylight conditions, but falls behind in low light prowess compared to say the Moto G5 Plus or Samsung Galaxy J7 Max - low light photos can sometimes be blurry and they take considerable time to process
  • Battery life is again strong, but not the best in this price bracket - that is again a position that's held by Xiaomi's Redmi Note 4
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