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InFocus M518 (2014) review

Android OS v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926
Adreno 305
1 GB / 4 GB
5 inch (720 x 1280 px)
8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus

InFocus announced the launch of the M518 smartphone in 2014. The manufacturer is offering the InFocus M518 phone with 5 inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 chipset, 1 GB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage.

The InFocus M518 series was launched with Android OS v4.4.2 (KitKat) pre-installed, but it is upgradable to newer versions of OS as they become available. This phone features a high resolution 720 x 1280 px IPS display. The size of screen is 5 inch.This display is a solid choice for M518 smartphone. This smartphone has a single camera on the back (8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus). The single camera setup can be sufficient for many smartphone users, depending on their photography needs and preferences. The front camera of M518 gives you the freedom to capture moments with yourself or your friends and family easily.

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InFocus M518 specifications

BrandInFocus
NameM518
ModelM518
Release date2014

Body

Weight4.8 oz
Dimensions5.53 x 2.79 x 0.34 inch
Colorsblack, blue, white
SIM typeMicro SIM

The weight of InFocus M518 is about 4.8 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this InFocus smartphone are average (5.53 x 2.79 x 0.34 inch). Smaller smartphones are more compact and easier to carry around, but they may have smaller displays that can be harder to read and interact with. A micro SIM is a smaller (15 x 12 x 0.76 mm) version of the standard SIM card used in mobile devices. The micro SIM card provides the same functionality as the standard SIM card, allowing the user to connect to a cellular network and use mobile data, voice, and messaging services.

System

OS versionAndroid OS v4.4.2 (KitKat)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926
CPUQuad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
GPUAdreno 305

The InFocus M518 comes with Android OS v4.4.2 (KitKat) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS. Android is based on the Linux kernel and includes a user interface, middleware, and a range of pre-installed applications. The M518 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 CPU. This mid-range, quad-core CPU is capable of delivering fast and efficient performance for a wide range of tasks. The M518 utilizes Adreno 305 GPU. A GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a specialized chip that is primarily designed to handle and accelerate the processing of graphics and visual data. It is responsible for rendering images, videos, and animations on a smartphone screen. Adreno GPUs are designed to work in conjunction with Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors. The latest Adreno GPUs support advanced graphics features such as high dynamic range (HDR) rendering, virtual reality, and augmented reality applications.

Display

Display typeIPS
Screen size5 inch
Resolution720 x 1280 px
Multitouch supportyes

The 5 inch phone comes with IPS display. The IPS display provides enhanced features, such as optimal viewing angles, color accuracy, invariable color reproduction and better power consumption. The 5 inch display make this smartphone pocket-friendly. The size of the screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. A larger screen typically requires more power to illuminate, which can impact battery life. The display of InFocus M518 is multitouch capable. Multitouch technology enables the device's touchscreen to detect and interpret multiple touch points on the screen simultaneously.

Memory

RAM1 GB
Internal storage4 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

1 GB of RAM is not typically considered to be enough for a smartphone. Most smartphones today come with at least 3 GB or 4 GB of RAM, and some high-end devices have even more. The amount of RAM needed for optimal performance depends on factors such as the operating system, the apps and services you use, and how you use your device. 32 GB of internal storage is generally considered to be the minimum amount of storage you would want in a smartphone. The M518 has only 4 GB of internal storage. The internal storage of the M518 (4 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card. MicroSD cards are popular because they're small, lightweight, and easy to use.

Camera

Main camera8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus
FlashLED
Selfie camera2 MP

The M518 offers only a single-camera setup. The single camera can still be sufficient for many smartphone users, depending on their photography needs and preferences. The main camera of the M518 is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus. M518 is equipped with a basic camera setup, and it does not have any advanced features. Basic camera setups are designed to fulfill the needs of users who prioritize affordability and basic photography requirements.

Connectivity

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCyes
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

The InFocus M518 supports 4G/LTE networks. 4G networks are widely used around the world and have become the standard for mobile networks in many countries. The InFocus M518 supports the latest Wi-Fi standards. Wi-Fi is now a ubiquitous technology that is widely used in homes, businesses, public spaces, and other environments around the world. The M518 supports the latest Bluetooth standards, which offers faster data transfer speeds, better range, and improved reliability compared to previous versions of Bluetooth.

The M518 has a GPS receiver. GPS allows smartphones to determine their precise location and provide accurate navigation and mapping services. This includes turn-by-turn directions, real-time traffic updates, points of interest, and alternative routes. The M518 has a built-in NFC chip, which allows it to support various NFC applications and services such as contactless payments, data transfer, and access control.

The M518 phone has built-in FM radio. During emergencies or natural disasters when cellular networks may be congested or disrupted, FM radio can provide a reliable source of information and emergency alerts. The M518 has a microUSB port. MicroUSB is a type of USB connector that was commonly used on older smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. The M518 smartphone has a 3.5 mm headphone jack. A 3.5 mm headphone jack is a small round port, that allows you to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

Battery

TypeLi-Ion 2500 mAh, non-removable

The Li-Ion 2500 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery which offers high energy, is lightweight and does not require periodic full discharge. The battery of M518 isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

Features

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, gyroscope, light, magnetometer, proximity
SpecialsCorning Gorilla Glass 3

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The InFocus M518 smartphone has an accelerometer. The presence of an accelerometer in smartphones enables a range of interactive and intuitive functionalities that enhance the user experience and enable innovative applications. This InFocus phones come with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear.

The M518 phone comes with a compass sensor. A compass sensor is a device that provides accurate directions in relation to the earth's North and South magnetic poles. The ambient light sensor detects the level of ambient light in the surrounding environment. The main purpose of a light sensor in a smartphone is to automatically adjust the brightness of the device's display. Corning Gorilla Glass is a type of chemically strengthened super-glass.

The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the InFocus M518, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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