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InFocus M808 Review

InFocus M808 Looks Pretty Good

The InFocus M808 is the first smartphone in its price range to boast of a full-metal unibody design. That’s right. It’s not metal restricted to the sides, or buttons. It is metal throughout

Surprisingly, InFocus has managed the dimensions well on this one. Even though it is made of metal, the M808 is as thick and weighs as much as the Lenovo K3 Note. It’s as thick as the Xiaomi Mi 4i which is another slim phone.

Display:



The M808 comes with a 5.2-inch FullHD IPS display with a 1920×1080 pixels resolution and 424ppi pixel density. It is among the select few phones in its price range to come with a FullHD display, something which instantly puts it in the ‘desirable’ league.

The M808 offers excellent viewing angles. Moreover, the phone offers a good output in outdoor environment and maintains decent viewing angles as well, so that reading text and watching videos is not a strain.  The screen is also not prone to attracting fingerprints and smudges, which helps improve sunlight legibility.Software:

The M808 runs Android 5.1 Lollipop-based InLife UI.

The app switcher has also been fine-tuned a bit to include a task manager and kill-all feature to the otherwise traditional card-based view for opened apps. The task manager is useful to have as it gives you instant access to all your opened apps (even system apps that are otherwise not shown in the app switcher) along with the memory (RAM) they are eating up at that moment. In this way you can instantly free up space hogged by unnecessary apps.

Performance:

The M808 is powered by a 1.3 GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processor coupled with Mali-T720MP2 GPU and 2GB RAM. For a phone that costs Rs.12999 these are pretty standard specs, nothing out of the ordinary but you can’t say it’s under-powered. Heck the Moto G (Gen 3) works just fine even with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor.

The M808 comes with 16GB of internal storage of which 10.40GB is available for use. The device supports expandable storage of up to 128GB via micro-SD card.

Camera:


The M808 sports a 13-megapixel camera on the rear with autofocus and LED flash, along with a 5-megapixel camera on the front. While Android phones — at this price — struggled in camera department earlier, this is not the case anymore. The Xiaomi Mi 4i and the Moto G (Gen 3) have good cameras, so you can’t really say that a good Android camera phone has to be expensive, not anymore.

Unfortunately, the M808 has a mediocre camera, which clicks passable photos in outdoor well-lit situations. Now, most of the camera phones out there manage this sort of performance. And so does the M808, which frankly speaking isn’t a rear feat. Photos clicked in outdoor environment pack in enough detail but there are metering issues. There’s a genuine lack in brightness, so that images come out dull and less appealing.

To sum it up, the camera may be the weakest link of the InFocus M808.The rear cam can shoot FullHD videos (1080p) at 30fps(Frames per second). Again, focus is way off in these videos and noise is quite abundant, so it’s nothing really special to talk about.

Software:
Android Lollipop 5.1
The M808 runs Android 5.1 Lollipop-based InLife UI. The skinning is on the heavier side here.The pull-down notification panel has been re-tuned a bit, but still carries Lollipop’s signature one finger swipe down for quick settings (and notifications) and a two finger swipe down for more options. Icons have been made bolder, so they kind of pop out instantly unlike stock Android which offers lighter tones.

Over All Specification:
  • GENERAL
Release dateJuly 2015
Form factorTouchscreen
Dimensions (mm)147.40 x 73.20 x 7.56
Weight (g)155.00
Battery capacity (mAh)2450
Removable batteryNo
SAR valueNA
  • DISPLAY
Screen size (inches)5.20
TouchscreenYes
Resolution1080×1920 pixels
  • HARDWARE
Processor1.3GHz  octa-core
Processor makeMediaTek MT6753
RAM2GB
Internal storage16GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage typemicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)128
  • CAMERA
Rear camera13-megapixel
FlashYes
Front camera5-megapixel
  • CONNECTIVITY
Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 b/ g/ n
GPSNo
BluetoothYes
NFCNo
InfraredNo
Wi-Fi DirectNo
MHL OutNo
HDMINo
Headphones3.5mm
FMNo
SIM TypeRegular
GSM/ CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)No

The InFocus M808 is a gorgeous phone. It is undoubtedly very good looking. It is a little slippery, but we can live with that. At the same time, it has a fantastic display with good viewing angles. Moving on, performance is decent, but heating issues often take the better of it.

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2 comments

  1. Is there a pic of that mob…
    The post is good but should a pic of that phone..

  2. Is there a pic of that mob…
    The post is good but there should be a pic of that phone..

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