InFocus M330 review: To let you shift your focus

InFocus M330 review: To let you shift your focus

Rating

4.5 out of 5
Design
4 out of 5
Performance
4 out of 5
Battery backup
4 out of 5
Interface
3.5 out of 5
Value for Money

Total

4
4 out of 5

Overview

  • Pros:

    Decent design
    Vivid display
    Splendid performance
    Built-in NFC support
    Fair enough battery power

  • Cons:

    4G LTE support absent
    Inferior auto-focusing on rear camera
    Dated Android version
    Heats-up a bit

  • Conclusion:

    The InFocus M330 has all the things that one demands in an affordable smartphone today. However, its competitors have more features and some popular branding to easily persuade buyers.

Introduction

When it comes to the affordable range of smartphones, each new company tries to do its best to grab some market share. However, there are still a handful of smartphone vendors available in the market that are offering the best experience under affordable segment. US-based InFocus entered India with launching its entry-level InFocus M2 and has recently launched the InFocus M330 in the Indian market to compete against those handful of smartphone vendors. The new smartphone comes almost at the same price at which we already seen some of the powerful smartphones such as Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G and Yu Yureka. But the company claims that it has something different. We started using the InFocus M330 a couple of days before its launch in the country to test its performance on our benchmarks. So here begins our in-depth review.

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InFocus M330

What’s in the Box

Similar to its competitors, the InFocus M330 does not come in a box full of goodies. The box itself is quite sober and simple to easily make customers judge its price. Moreover, it has InFocus branding on top and all the similar design aspects that we previously noticed on its even cheaper model.

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InFocus M330 with in-box content

Opening the box shows the InFocus M330 unit and some related content, including a microUSB-to-USB data cable, AC charger, headset and a quick start guide. The quality of in-box content justifies the price of the smartphone.

Although we were hoping for at least a screen protector inside the box, it has not been included to maintain the cost of the smartphone.

Watch InFocus M330 unboxing video:

Design

InFocus tries to compete against market leaders with using a high-grade plastic material for designing the InFocus M330. Furthermore, there is a silver, brushed metal finish and matte plastic presence to persuade buyers.

The front of the InFocus M330 shows a large-size display panel with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection on top. There are three touch-sensitive keys below the display and an earpiece, ambient and proximity sensors and an RGB LED notification light are available on its top.

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InFocus M330 with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection on front

On the left side, the InFocus M330 has a volume rocker with metal finish.

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InFocus M330 with a volume rocker on left

The right side has a power/lock key with the same finish that also available on the volume rocker on the left.

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InFocus M330 with power/lock key on right

The top of the Infocus M330 has a 3.5mm jack for extending its audio support.

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InFocus M330 with a 3.5mm jack on top

On the bottom, there is a microUSB port and a primary microphone.

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InFocus M330 with microUSB port and primary microphone on bottom

The rear side of the InFocus M330 has a matte-finished plastic rear cover in white color. The cover has InFocus logo and a room for the loudspeaker grill. The rear cover additionally has an NFC chip to let users easily share content using the built-in NFC connectivity. Besides, there is a primary camera sensor along with an LED flash and a secondary microphone are available on the rear.

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InFocus M330 with matte finish rear cover

As the rear side of the InFocus M330 has a removable cover, it hides a battery compartment and has two SIM card slots and a microSD card slot.

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InFocus M330 with dual-SIM card slots and a microSD card slot on rear

Overall, the design of the InFocus M330 is as impressive as of any other affordable Android smartphones in the market. Each and every material that the company used on the designing front just makes the smartphone an attractive piece under Rs. 10,000 price bracket.

The InFocus M330 has 78.1mm height, 153.4mm width and 9.3mm thickness on the part of its dimensions. In addition, it weighs 167 grams with its removable battery pack.

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  • Ishwar

    Really a detailed review on the InFocus M330.. Thanks!

    • Thank you for your comment Ishwar.

  • prasanna

    Fantastic review