InFocus added a new member to its growing budget smartphone family -- M370 -- on Monday to take advantage of the popularity of feature-heavy low-priced handsets in India. Priced at Rs 5,999, InFocus M370 competes with prominent players like Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 and YU Yunique.
If you are impressed by the new InFocus smartphone and planning to buy it, we recommend you to go through this comparison of InFocus M370 with the likes of Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 and YU Yunique. Here, we put up the specifications of all three smartphones side by side to help you decide which handset offers better value.
The newly launched InFocus M370 sports a 5-inch HD display with 1280 x 720 pixel resolution. The comparing handsets, Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 and YU Yunique also sport similar resolution. Canvas Xpress 2 features a 5-inch HD display with 1280 x 720 pixels and 294ppi, while YU Yunique sports a 4.7-inch HD screen with 1280 x 720 pixels and 312ppi.
In comparison, the pixels in YU Yunique are quite compact, which may make the images appear crisper but the HD screen in all three phones make it hard to differentiate.
Camera is one of the vital features while purchasing a smartphone. The InFocus smartphone sports an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with auto-focus and LED flash, which is same as YU Yunique's snapper. The aperture size in M370 is unknown, but the Yunique smartphone has a low f/2.0 aperture to let in more light. In comparison, Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 gets an upgraded 13-megapixel rear snapper with dual LED flash and auto focus.
All three phones have a 2-megapixel front facing camera as a common player. But Canvas Xpress 2 is likely to produce better images.
Under the hood
It is worth debating which smartphone is faster. InFocus M370 is powered by a 1.1 GHz Quadcore Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. On the other hand, YU Yunique gets a 64-bit 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, while Canvas Xpress 2 rules the show with its 1.4GHz MediaTek (MTK6592M) octa-core CPU.
All three smartphones have 1GB RAM and 8GB expandable storage in common. But if you like to add more extra storage, InFocus M370 supports up to 64GB on the microSD card slot while the other two handsets are limited to 32GB.
It is worth noting that all three phones have dual SIM slots. Canvas Xpress 2 supports 3G while Yunique and M370 smartphones go up to 4G bandwidths. On the software front, Yunique runs stock Android 5.1 Lollipop, same as M370, but Canvas Xpress 2 has Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box.
It is important to have a battery that lasts in a smartphone. By comparison, Canvas Xpress 2 features the biggest 2,500mAh battery, followed by InFocus M370's 2,230mAh unit and finally a 2,000mAh battery in Yunique.
Real time usage of the smartphones will reveal the exact picture of the battery life. Currently, we are reviewing YU Yunique and the final copy will be out within this week.
Price and availability
InFocus revealed that M370 will be available through a Snapdeal-exclusive flash sale on 9 October for Rs 5,999. Registration for the sale closes on 8 October. The flash sale concept applies on YU Yunique smartphone, which is available exclusively on Snapdeal. The next sale for the YU smartphone is on 6 October at 12 noon. Registration for the sale closes at 10 am on Tuesday. YU Yunique, unlike its competitors in this comparison, is priced at just Rs 4,999.
Micromax Canvas Xpress 2, which is priced at Rs 5,999, is available without flash sales on Flipkart.