"The InFocus EPIC 1 packs in the world's first tri-cluster chip in the form of MediaTek Helio X20"
US-based InFocus is known to offer features that are trending in its affordably-priced smartphones. The latest offering from the company packs in a deca-core processor making it the second smartphone in India to do so. The only other smartphone that packs the same processor is the ZOPO Speed 8 (first impressions), but is a slightly pricey affair at Rs 29,999. In comparison, the newly-launched InFocus EPIC 1 has been priced at Rs 12,999, which does make it a tempting proposal. We played with the new phone from InFocus and here are our first impressions of the device.
The manufacturers have been on a spree to test our writing prowess by making every other device look the same. The EPIC 1 reminds us of the Honor 5X with its slightly curved back panel which sports a brushed metal finish. The device, like most smartphones these days, has been crafted out of metal and offers standard button and port placement.
There's a fingerprint reader on the back, right below the primary camera module. Due to the slim edges and the slight curve of the back, the EPIC 1 offers great grip. Despite the smooth finish on the back, the phone does not feel slippery in the hands. One-handed use, for the most part, was easy. However, one thing we did not like was the thick bottom bezel. Since the phone uses software navigation keys, the space on the bottom is completely wasted.
Coming to the cameras, the InFocus EPIC 1 sports a 16MP primary camera with hybrid phase detection autofocus, and aided by a dual-tone LED flash. On the front, the device gets an 8MP shooter with f/1.8 aperture and a wide 80.2 degrees field of view.
The EPIC 1 is fuelled by 3,000mAh battery, which should help you use the smartphone easily for a day. The phone offers a customisable Power Saver mode, wherein you can choose as to what services you'd like to stop in order to extend the battery life, should you run into a crisis.
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