InFocus M530 hands-on: Loaded with features for a price of Rs 10,999

InFocus entered the smartphone market in India earlier this year with the launch of its budget smartphone called M2 that flaunts dual 8MP cameras. The company has now launched another phone which boasts a similar dual camera setup offering 13-megapixel count each.

Called InFocus M530, this is the company's new smartphone that plays on the specification front by featuring a big display and octa-core chipset, apart from dual 13MP cameras, for a price of Rs. 10,999. But the question is whether the phone will be able to beat the competition and is worth its price?

Here we write about our hands-on experience with the IMFocus M530 smartphone to know more about its features and specifications.

InFocus M530 first impression!

Starting with the USP of the phone which is its camera, the front facing 13MP auto-focus camera on the phone comes with Sony Exmor lens and offers 80 degree wide angle viewing and F2.2 aperture. The company has also added an LED flash with the front camera, so that one can use the camera at night or in dimly lit areas.

InFocus M530 first impression!

The camera may sound very attractive with these features, but during our hands-on of the phone, we did not find it good enough to meet the company's claims. The shutter speed was slow and the picture quality was not very impressive.

InFocus M530 first impression!

However, this could be due to a fault in the unit we had, or other factors like ambient lighting conditions. We will give a final take on its performance when we will review the device. The 13MP rear camera with dual color LED flash, Sony Exmor lens, optical image stabilizer and F1.8 aperture did work pretty well.

InFocus M530 first impression!

The InFocus M530 phone has plastic chassis, with removable back panel, and scores average in the design department. It weighs slightly heavy and is quite thick at 9.1mm. It flaunts a 5.5-inch 720p display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, which looks nice for its resolution.

InFocus M530 first impression!

It runs on MediaTek octa-core chipset with quad-A17 2GHz + quad-A7 1.7GHz, and PowerVR 450mHz, which as per the company claims surpassed the Antutu test numbers of Samsung Galaxy S5 and Xiaomi Mi4. Well, we will only be able to comment on the performance bit once we review the phone for a longer period of time.

InFocus M530 first impression!

The chipset is coupled with 2GB of RAM. There also is a good 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded by up to 64GB on microSD card.

InFocus M530 first impression!

As far as software is concerned, it runs Android 4.4 Kitkat which is now a dated version. Other features include of a 3100mAh battery, connectivity options like support for 4G, dual-SIM, and other standard features.

InFocus M530 first impression!

Overall, with these features, the phone seems good for its price of Rs 10,999. But, it will certainly feel the heat from its competitors in the market.

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