Our Opinion

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 (3GB RAM, 32GB) is a significantly better phone than the Infocus Vision 3, and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Xiaomi Redmi 5 (3GB RAM, 32GB)!

Infocus Vision 3  Xiaomi Redmi 5 (3GB RAM, 32GB) 
Infocus Vision 3 Xiaomi Redmi 5
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Excellence Score
21.3
30.0
Value for Money Score
70.5
82.8
Price ₹ 6,999 onwards ₹ 8,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Dec, 2017 Mar, 2018
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 7.0 Nougat Android 7.1 Nougat
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.7 inches 5.7 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1440 pixels (~ 282 pixels per inch) 720x1440 pixels (~ 282 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Display Features 2.5D Curved Glass FullView Display, 2.5D Curved Glass, Night display, Reading mode, Color temperature adjustment, Standard mode
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.3 GHz 1.8 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Octa Core
Processor Name MediaTek MT6735H Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
GPU Mali-T720 Adreno 506
RAM 2 GB 3 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 (Full HD)
Other Camera Features Dual Camera (13MP + 5MP), 13MP: F/2.0 Aperture, 5MP: 120-degree Wide-angle Lens; F/2.2 Aperture F/2.2 Aperture, 1.25um Pixel Size, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), 1.25um large pixel, 5P lens, Low light enhancement, HDR, Panorama, Burst mode, Face recognition
Secondary Camera 8.0 MP 5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.2 Aperture Beautify 3.0, Selfie countdown, Face recognition, Selfie Light, Full HD Video Recording
Internal Memory 16 GB 32 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 Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 8.8 mm 7.7 mm
Weight 150 gm 157 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh 3300 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
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features USB On-The-Go WiFi Direct; WiFi Display; 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
  • Decent design and build, pretty much in the style that has been pioneered by Xiaomi
  • Nice, tall 5.7 inches 18:9 display with minimal bezels, and a pretty compact form factor
  • Fast fingerprint scanner
  • MIUI is one of the better Android UIs around
  • Very good performance, backed by the capable Snapdragon 450, that can be considered almost on par with the current-generation Snapdragon 600-series options - on the whole, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 matches up well with devices that usually cost a fair bit more - this is visible even in practical use of the phone - it’s smooth, easy to use and performs well in most situations
  • Decent (though not great) rear and front cameras - you will get decent shots in good light - brightness, composure and sharpness are all reasonable
  • Very good battery life - thanks to MIUI 9’s frugal power consumption and the capabilities of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC, you can expect to get well over a day of battery life on a single charge
  • On the whole, with very capable specifications at a very reasonable price, the Redmi 5 promises a lot for not much money, and it's main competition will likely come from its own, slightly more expensive cousins from the Redmi Note 5 series
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 display is nice but not quite as sharp as the one on the Redmi Note 5
  • While the bezels are slim, they are more than what you’d typically expect from a modern tall-screen phone
  • The cameras are decent in good light, but in low light and even relatively weaker lighting conditions, pictures definitely lose competence
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