Our Opinion

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

Infocus Vision 3  Xiaomi Redmi 5A (3GB RAM, 32GB) 
Infocus Vision 3 Xiaomi Redmi 5A
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Excellence Score
21.3
23.9
Value for Money Score
70.5
77.0
Price ₹ 6,999 onwards ₹ 6,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Dec, 2017 Dec, 2017
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 7.0 Nougat Android 7.0 Nougat
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.7 inches 5 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1440 pixels (~ 282 pixels per inch) 720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display
Display Features 2.5D Curved Glass IPS LCD
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.3 GHz 1.4 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Quad Core
Processor Name MediaTek MT6735H Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
GPU Mali-T720 Adreno 308
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 13.0 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, 5P Lens, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face/Smile Detection, HDR, Panorama, Burst mode
Secondary Camera 8.0 MP 5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.2 Aperture F/2.0 Aperture, Face Recognition, Selfie Countdown
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
Thickness 8.8 mm 8.35 mm
Weight 150 gm 137 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh 3000 mAh
Battery Standby N/A 192 hrs
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 Video Playback Time: 7 hrs, Gaming Time: 6 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Features USB On-The-Go 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
  • Good looks with a solid build, plastic unibody design, and a compact feel
  • The gentle curves at the edges are a nice upgrade over the Redmi 4A which was more square-ish
  • Additionally, the company has taken user feedback and gone with a non-hybrid SIM tray design - there are separate slots for a microSD card and both SIMs, therefore not forcing users to have to forego one or the other
  • Good display for the price
  • MIUI continues to be one of the more well designed Android UIs - it's clean, efficient and has a number of useful add-on apps like Mi Drop, Mi Security (lets you set passcodes on individual apps, set up dual apps or a second space on the device, block SMS senders and more), and Mi Remote
  • Decent performance in daily use
  • Acceptable cameras given the price point - take good shots in good light, and single-tone LED flash at the back will help you get a little more visibility in low light conditions
  • Decent battery life - with the low power usage of the Snapdragon 425 and the frugal HD screen, you can easily get a full day’s use out of the smartphone before needing to charge
  • Overall it's a decent upgrade over the Redmi 4A, and the small changes will help in keeping the phone current - and offer very good value to users looking for a nice entry-level smartphone
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)
  • Performance is only good for basic use - you will of course need better specs (and a more expensive phone) if you intend to use heavy apps, or play a lot of games
  • Camera quality is basic too - again as would be expected at this price point
  • No fast charging support
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