Infocus M330 released in India for Rs 9,999


Infocus M330

Foxconn’s Infocus brand has listed their M330 5.5-inch Android phone in India today for just Rs 9,999.

Infects kicked off their launch in India back in March with the low-cost Infocus M2, today the M330 joins that first device with slightly higher specs but keeps a good price.

The M330 boasts a 5.5-inch 720p display, similar to the screen found on the Xiaomi Redmi Note, but boasts a front 8 mega-pixel camera and rear 13 mega-pixel shooter.

Infects have chosen to give the phone a Gorilla Glass 2 panel for a little piece of mind, and opted for a Mediatek octacore processor plus 2GB RAM. There is also 16GB internal memory with space for a Micro SD card.

The M330 also packs a large 3100mAh battery and runs Android 4.4 Kitkat at the moment with Lollipop hoped for the future.

Overall not a bad looking device as long as you don’t require 4G LTE support.

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30 Comments

  1. yoselife
    April 4, 2015

    Andi, you could have said, 160$ for a phone with mtk6592, 2gb, gorilla glass 2, 3100 battery- that in my opinion is a rip off – too bad for the people of India.

    • April 5, 2015

      Agree

    • kzm
      April 5, 2015

      $160 is quite good for MT6592 phone with 2GB of RAM and covered with GG2

  2. vijay sud
    April 4, 2015

    Too late..InFocus..why a MTK6592 phone in 2015 April for INR 9999…When better phones like YuYureka available for 8999 INR..surely leftovers from China…where no body will touch this spec. With barge pole .BTW..what is Infects ?

  3. Angry Mobile Nerd
    April 4, 2015

    (By reading the first two comments) I love how spoiled and unappreciative that particular market is. They’re always playing the victim card, too, like they’re out to get the world’s sympathy. Boo f’ing hoo, no sympathy here.

    • ARUN SUBRAMANIAN
      April 5, 2015

      Hi Angry Mobile Nerd…No we are not “unappreciative” of the good pricing and nobody is playing a victim card ,but question is why dole out the old processors to us when new 64 bit(6732/52) are the best selling in market in all major phones,i am sure people will pay even upto 12,000 INR for good midsize phone but why should Indians be deprived of same technological goods that rest of world enjoys?Also note that Mobile is changed in India at frequency of 1.5-2 years(if not more),so it makes sense to buy a latest mobile.By your same logic,if Pentium 2 processors are sold to us at throwaway prices,we should buy that instead of demanding for latest 5th gen processors.People slog their lives,they have a right to enjoy and perhaps demand of good stuff in life(We are not disucssing BMW or that crazy expensive cars here!)

      • Angry Mobile Nerd
        April 5, 2015

        I’m talking about how you guys always tend to think companies “take Indians for fools” which isn’t always the case. It’s not ridiculously over-priced and phones like a lot of products are not a one-size-fits-all so different phones may appeal to different people regardless of specs.

        It may not be the best “value for money”, or “VFM” as so many of you like to put it, but it’s not a rip-off, either. If it’s such a terrible deal than nobody will buy it and Infocus will have to change their strategy/pricing or pull out of the market, right? That’s the wonderful thing about choice. like the Pentium 2, you don’t *have* to buy it. It’s not like you don’t have any 64-bit phones to buy there.

        • ARUN SUBRAMANIAN
          April 5, 2015

          Surely its not a rip off and agree with you on consumer choice,nobody is forced anything.But i again stick to my point that why older generation processors are given when better ones are available,surely they cost more,add that price and then sell,maybe there is a market for that also.Coming to point of taking Indians for fool,tell me will you or your country men/women will buy it if they know of latest processor?Nothing wrong is being alert consumer as long as you don’t put non-justified stress on manufacturer(i am working professional and do understand being on receiving end)..Lot of scientific changes have happened because people have justly demanded and Everybody looks for VFM but guess some Indians do it more.

        • King
          April 5, 2015

          I think most gizchina readers come here … coz they are looking for VFM phones, including you, just that you don’t admit it or are ignorant about it (its in your subconscious). All Chinese gadgets are VFMs, take it or leave it. Else we would be talking Apple or Samsung.

          • April 5, 2015

            Agrees

          • Angry Mobile Nerd
            April 5, 2015

            While I currently don’t own a Chinese phone, I come here because I find them interesting (and because I’ve been in China for almost 10 years now so I was actually following them before I found this website).

            I would consider buying a mainstream brand Chinese phone (Meizu, Huawei, maybe Xiaomi if they bring their brand image up) but I would never buy any of these no-name Chinese brand phones anytime soon like Elephone, Jiayu, THL, etc…

            • SmestarZ
              April 5, 2015

              Xiaomi, Meizu, Huawei and OPPO have a good brand image. In fact Huawei even develops it own chips and now Xiaomi has joined them with Leadcore.
              It is all to do with perceptions, Chinese phones are no longer that cheap looking and give value for money, but then as you said there are some imitators who imitate these Chinese brands

              Many years ago, Xiaomi was seen as an imitator, but once they set higher goals for themselves they achieve more. so its all a matter of aims and aspects

            • King
              April 6, 2015

              Agree with you. I do not know how much does a Samsung with similar specs as Mi3/4 sell for in China, but if Xiaomi is pipping it there, then it is offering more meat for lesser dollars. And that’s VFM IMHO.

              Elephone, Jiayu…. I will let that pass. THL also owns the Alcatel brand name (I guess, correct me if am wrong) and I have used Alcatel in the past (before the smartphones arrived). They were good then.

        • SmestarZ
          April 5, 2015

          If you want to see a rip off then you go to Snapdeal and Amazon India and see how the Oppo Ni the phone which was their Flagship phone in 2013 with Snapdragon 600 processor being still offered at Rs 30,000 when phones with Snapdragon 800 and 801 are being sold at almost 30% less prices than this… This my friend is a rip off.
          But also it is upto us if we use our wallet to buy such high priced phones.

          OPPO knows that this phone had a great following, and they hope to snare a few before the N3 comes to India,
          Wonder what N3 would be priced 50000 + ?

      • April 5, 2015

        Agreed

  4. Dan Akro
    April 5, 2015

    Is it a Sony camera or a crappy 13mp camera that is on all other 5.5″ Chinese devices? Being called “In Focus” makes me assume the camera is good, but 13mp and no clarification makes me think it wont be.

    • Steve B
      April 5, 2015

      Infocus are US/Taiwanese and made by Foxconn who also make the Iphone for Apple. Not sure what exact chip, but it’s a 13mp Sony Exmor R, I wouldn’t expect falsehoods or substituted parts from them. (The M530 has an f1.8 and OIS equipped Sony sensor so the one I’d go for if available)

  5. Muhammad Yasir
    April 5, 2015

    Man , we need these in Pakistan! WHEN WILL THESE GUYS COME TO PAKISTAN ?!
    the dirty monoploly of the big 3-5 companies needs to be kicked RIGHT IN THE NUTS!
    come on infocus , xiaomi , elephone , jiayu and all the other EXCITING COMPANIES!
    COME ON! COME PENETRATE THE PAKISTANI MARKET!
    there are like 20 MILLION people here and EVERYONE HERE (literally) USE mobiles , YOU WILL absolutely have a great time selling here!

    Please take a peek across the border , guys.. PRETTY PLEEEASE ?!

    • GBM Forever
      April 5, 2015

      They are least bothered to enter into countries like p@k!st@n.

      • Muhammad Yasir
        April 5, 2015

        yeah well goodluck selling in other countries… :/ , where there are cheaper competitors …

        • Muneeb Ali
          April 6, 2015

          I agree with you Yasir, these companies would make a killing in the mid range and low range sections. They need to create some awareness among the general populace who still consider chinese companies as substandard, i know of people myself who are surprised when i show them my jiayu s3, iocean rock and iuni u3. they were very surprised over the build quality of iuni u3. In short, there is a very large market for these 2nd tier companies such as jiayu, elephone etc….even xiaomi, one plus, meizu will make a killing as well.

          • Muhammad Yasir
            April 6, 2015

            EXACTLY… i’ll love to see Samsung/Apple/Sony shudder when they see these bad boys enter the Pakistani market !
            Im also surprised people just ridicule once they hear the phone is “from China” . They certainly don’t know that the age of “club” mobile is LONG GONE , when we’d get exploding phones from our beloved neighbours :’D ! its a long way to go to convince the populace…
            They’ve learned their trade and are now doing the BEST they can to match up and EVEN BEAT their EU/US competitors !
            Ofcourse , some cloning obsession is STILL visible in the chinese markets BUT they’ll overcome it with time and definitely have a blast in countries badly strangled by expensive and overpriced brands!

            Thanks for believing in me 🙂

            P.S : RATHER coincidentally , i was just browsing through chinese phones on the web and my sis joked about how i would suffer once i got hold of one of these “chinese” phones. like i said LOONG WAY to go!

            • Muneeb Ali
              April 6, 2015

              Heh, i still remember shifting from HTC to the chinese brands…..have never looked back since. Sure, there are software issues here and there but the newer phones are solving those as well. For me, i dont mind flashing and rooting. And even for the average guy, the usual software is good enough.

              But youre right the samsung, apple, sony monopoly needs to be broken. And i really REALLY want to see people who are samsung fans shift to these phones….especially the ones who make fun of them right now!!! :P……i have a colleague who never buys anything but samsung, my jiayu s3 beat the crap out of his s5 :P….in performance, if only the camera was good enough….sigh!.

              Also once these guys come to pakistan, i just hope qmobile goes out of business….they keep putting out overpriced, underspecced crap.

            • Muhammad Yasir
              April 6, 2015

              i hate Qmobile… Gionee should shove them aside and move in themselves!

              P.S : is the Jiayu camera THAT bad ?

            • Muneeb Ali
              April 7, 2015

              No not really……. But when u look at it in comparison to iuni u3 or s5…u can see the difference…….. But otherwise it’s usable for the average guy…… Im not a big camera guy so it’s OK for me

            • Muhammad Yasir
              April 7, 2015

              but i am a camera guy 😀

              anyways , did u check the link i mentioned?

          • Muhammad Yasir
            April 6, 2015

            Hey , i met this guy , named king , in the other thread. He’s indian and a v.nice guy. He was talking about revolutionising the way smartphone markets work around here in pak. you MIGHT wanna give it a look and see if yer interested !

            See my comments in :

            https://www.gizchina.com/2015/04/03/mid-range-lenovo-vibe-shot-gets-global-4g-lte/

  6. SmestarZ
    April 5, 2015

    The price is good, but as someone said there is Micromax Yureka there,
    Yureka does not really have excellent reviews (some are good and some are average) further the availability of Yureka is less and its difficult to get hands on one.
    Firstly what people would want to know how they plan to offer service? If this is a new company, service is going to be very important.

    I think based on the specs and prices, they are trying to price it similar to Xiaomi Note, as you might remember, Xiaomi Note 3G had similar specs but due to court injunction, it was not allowed further sales, and people preferred the Mediatek Xiaomi note 3G to the Snapdragon 400 Xiaomi Note 4G, so it makes sense if they are trying to take the market that was available due to withdrawal of xiaomi Note 3G. They need to price in this segment competitively at say roughly Rs 8000 to 8499, beyond this price range there is always the option of Yureka.

  7. Steven Fox
    April 6, 2015

    InFocus phones are great, even their really cheap devices like the M2 pack quite the punch and the camera is great. It`s a shame that it costs a bit too much.

  8. SmestarZ
    April 7, 2015

    http://www.ebay.in/itm/MICROMAX-YUREKA-YU-CYANOGEN-MOD-OS-2GB-RAM-13MP-BRAND-NEW-SEALED-PACK-/291423376384
    This is one reason why Micromax is not really reaching the right customers
    A guy on ebay has sold 10 phones at price between 10999 to now offering at 15000 !!
    Where as the phone cost is just 9000. so who actually earns the profit??
    And people call it a scam when there are talks of ways to actually buy the phone in quantity prior to sale, and this seems to be the proof of it

    so i feel this phone has a chance