Infocus is slowly leaving its mark in India and the US brand has only become stronger. With the launch of Snap 4, they look to further solidify their presence in Indian smartphone market where under ₹15,000 handsets sell like hot cakes. Also, the smartphone is being manufactured by Foxconn which is popular for manufacturing iPhone as well.
We are reviewing Infocus Snap 4 and let’s take a look at their spec sheet first.
Specification of Snap 4
- 5.2″ HD 720p on-Cell Display
- Android 7 Nougat
- 13MP + 8MP rear camera and 8MP+8MP front camera
- Octa Core 1.5GHz MTK6750N SoC
- 4GB LPDDR3 RAM
- 64GB ROM (User Available 52.6GB)
- Dual SIM Hybrid Slot
- 4G VoLTE
- WiFi, GPS, WiFi Direct and USB OTG Support
- 3000mAh battery
- Dimension : 147.6 x 72.7 x 7.99 mm
Display and Design
Infocus Snap 4 comes in a standard retail package with smartphone sitting on top, a micro usb cable, sim ejection toolkit, a charging adapter, great sounding earphones and user manual.
Snap 4 truly charms with its metal unibody. It is light yet sturdy, with a premium feel thanks to the soft matte aluminum body which aspires confidence. The chamfered edges reflect light and provide character to Snap 4. While the textured Lock and Volume Keys provide a different tactile feedback which shows attention to details.
The loudspeaker grill is located on the bottom and 3.5mm headphone jack is present on top and a mic each rest on top and bottom. On the back, top left corner a dual camera setup with a powerful led flash and a fingerprint sensor where generally index finger rest is located.
On the front is 5.2-inch HD display with 2.5D curved glass and the display is on-cell IPS panel which helps in reducing thickness. The color reproduction, as well as the touch, are best in the price range. On viewing from angles the colors remain accurate and sunlight visibility was above average with marginal glares. Auto brightness works like charm and screen is really bright.
User Interface, Calls and Connectivity
Well, Infocus Snap 4 runs on Android 7.0 with Smile UX. The launcher has no App drawer and follows iOS style layout. The multitasking menu is different as well with a card style horizontal slider or you can make it smaller thumbnail sized tiles using the expand button on the bottom left.
In order to utilize split-screen feature just open the app of your choice and hold the recent key and it will enable the split screen mode for supported apps. Rest of the apps and interface is quite similar to what is found in stock Android 7.0.
Snap 4 supports dual sim and has 4G VoLTE support as well. The HD voice calls made on Jio network were crisp and the earpiece delivered distortion free crisp audio and the person on other end was able to hear us properly even in traffic noise.
The internet speed via 4G was good and signal never interrupted thanks to dual antenna band which makes sure no matter how you hold Snap 4 it still can deliver great signals. WiFi signal reception was also great with no trouble whatsoever. Chrome is the default browser which is great and runs smoothly.
Snap 4 has a default keyboard named Xploree Keyboard which renders ads on top which can be quite annoying but can be easily fixed by changing the input method to Google Keyboard, however, Infocus shouldn’t have included apps with ads as the default app.
Camera and Video
Infocus Snap 4 unique selling point is its camera as the Dual Camera setup on both back and front looks to provide something trending at a budget.
The rear camera setup consists of a 13-megapixel sensor and an 8-megapixel sensor. Both the camera manages to capture sharp and crisp images in the day with accurate colors but the quality falls sharply in moderate or low light conditions as with every other smartphone. Overall it snaps great pictures from the rear sensor.
In case of the front camera, we were stunned by the performance of the selfie camera was above expectation with sharp and vivid selfies both in wide angle and normal angle 8-megapixel sensor. Also, the live bokeh mode works well unlike other smartphones in same price bracket.
Video quality is great in the day as well but for dark scenes, the noise in the video is present which is synonymous within this segment.
There are also a variety of other camera options like Panorama and Time Lapse and the stitching of panorama pictures was great.
Battery, Performance and Conclusion
Infocus Snap 4 has a Mediatek MTK6750N SoC and 4GB RAM which makes sure there are no performance issues whatsoever and the software manages to deliver the lag-free experience. One can multitask and expect Snap 4 to run like a horse. Also, it ran casual games like a pro and for a multimedia user, the performance is more than sufficient.
The battery also lasted for a whole day with moderately heavy usage and the screen on time hovered around 4-5 hours depending on the task done. The fingerprint sensor is also fast and accurate as it hardly missed recognizing my finger. Also, it can light up the torch with a long tap on fingerprint sensor which can come in handy.
Overall Infocus Snap 4 delivers in all aspects and the best part of all is price and value for money. The closest competitor with similar features is Vivo V5s which costs ₹17,990 and has a lesser number of camera sensors and the design is also not on par with Infocus Snap 4. Don’t forget to grab one as it launches on September 24 and will be Amazon India exclusive.
For detailed specification visit Infocus Snap 4 Product Page.