The American phone maker InFocus has launched a new device called “ InFocus Epic 1 “. First smartphone in the new Epic series from the manufacturer.
InFocus has mostly been associated with affordable smartphones under Rs. 10,000 price range. This is the first smartphone in India to use Media Tek’s Deca-core Helio X20 SoC with Tri-Cluster CPU architecture at Rs. 12,999.
Look and Feel
InFocus Epic 1 build quality is quite impressive and handy despite the 5.5-inch screen.
It has a stylish full metal unibody chassis. It feels very solid and premium in hands. The device has a very impressive curved back with refined edges for most comfortable grip. A luxurious brushed metal finish.
Above the display, you’ll find the circular earpiece, 8MP front-facing camera, and the ambient light sensor.
On the back, you will find the camera module and a secondary Mic. Right next to it, there is a LED flash. The fingerprint sensor rests below the LED flash.
The bottom of the phone doesn’t have any physical button and comes with on-screen navigation buttons. On the top, the device houses the 3.5mm audio jack and an IR sensor.
The left side device houses the SIM card slot and on the right, you will find the volume rockers and the power button. On the bottom, the USB Type-C port and the speakers are present.
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The phone comes with 5.5 inches LTPS display at 1920 x 1080 pixels and you get a pixel density of ~401 PPI with Corning Gorilla Glass Protection. We found that the InFocus Epic 1 brightness is sufficient enough with very good viewing angles on the outdoors.
The key feature of the InFocus Epic 1 is the Media Tek Helio X20 chipset which houses a 10-core processor and 3GB RAM. It ensure that multi-tasking is a lag-free affair. The multi-tasking was fast and there was no lag on the regular usage.
The gaming on the InFocus 1 was smooth and I enjoyed playing it. There was no lagging even while playing some high-end games with high graphics.
In terms of imaging, this is one of the very few smartphones that comes with a 16MP camera and phase detection autofocus in this price range. The advanced camera module with user-friendly controls letting you creates sharp and beautiful photos even in low-light environments.
The object tracking and dynamic autofocus ensure your object is in focus all the time even if it is on the move. This feature along with Dynamic Auto Focus can help take sharp and clear pictures of even moving objects.
The camera interface looks similar to the interface we used on KitKat OS-based devices, which looks that old. It comes with a Picture in Picture mode which uses the front and the rear camera on one tap.
On the front, you get an 8 MP camera with f/1.and the 82 Degrees Wide View Angle Front Camera ensures all your friends can make it to your selfies.
Connectivity and Storage
The device offers 32GB of storage on board out of which 8.5GB is reserved for the Operating System and you can expand it using a microSD card slot to up to 128GB.
The InFocus Epic 1 supports Cat 6 LTE, VoLTE and has a dual 4G SIM slot, with dual standby. This device comes with Hybrid SIM slot, which means you can either use two SIM cards or one SIM card and a Micro-SD card.
Other connectivity features include Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS.
User Interface (UI)
The InFocus Epic 1 runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with InLife 2 UI skin on top. The UI is smooth and comes with lots of inbuilt features. The phones come with a lot of bloatware on the phone and sadly you can’t uninstall some of the system apps.
The Epic 1 houses a 3000mAh non-removable battery. The device comes with Fast charging feature which could charge your phone from 0-100% in just 2.30 hours as per our test.
The battery lasted for a whole day on a minimal usage without any issue. With WiFi or 4G ON and heavy usage, the battery is okay.
Battery life is a very personal thing. My usage patterns may be completely different than yours, so consider that before you take any of discussion.
Undoubtedly InFocus Epic 1 will be the best midrange smartphone with all best features one can look for at a very competitive pricing.