The Infinix S5 was one of the best phones from Infinix Mobility, the company behind the Inifnix brand, released in the month of October 2019. It was the fifth in the long line of the S series of devices after the Inifnix S1, S2, S3, and S4. As an Infinix fan, this is surely one of the devices you were excited about. The brand was heavy on promoting the device with slick videography, photography, and media releases. Upon its release, however, it was a little not as expected. It came in colors of Quetzal Cyan, and Violet, a modern design, and a triple camera setup that was gaining ground at the time as most smartphone manufacturers were making devices with a 4 camera set up.
It is now 2021 and in light of the new devices both Infinix and other brands like Tecno, Apple and Samsung have released, does the Inifnix S5 stand strong? We will be looking at the various features of the device, its specifications, and some of the reasons to buy and not to buy it.
Infinix S5 Specifications
The Infinix S5 was spec packed for a 2019 phone within its budget range. Inifnix has consistently tried to make really good devices for ridiculously low prices, and with the S5, these are the specifications they were able to pack into the device.
|OS||XOS 5.5, Android 9.0 (Pie)|
|Network Technology||2G/3G/4G LTE|
|Chipset||Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm)|
32 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide) with 1080p video quality.
Rear Camera; Triple Camera Setup
16 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF5 MP, 14mm (ultrawide)2 MP, (depth)
|Battery||Li-Po 4000 mAh, non-removable|
|Storage||64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM|
|Memory||64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM|
|MicroSD||Yes, microSDXC (dedicated slot)|
|Radio||Yes, FM radio|
|Sensors and Features||Fingerprint (mounted at the back), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Colors||Quetzal Cyan, Violet|
|Price||GH¢842 (Varies from vendor to vendor, Buy on Tonaton.com)|
Infinix S5 Price in Ghana
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Infinix S5 Review
Display & Design
The S5 was one of the best devices of 2019 when it comes to the price range for budget smartphones in the market. The S5 was launched at a time when a lot of new design and display features were being introduced into high-end brands and devices like Samsung and Apple. In a bid to provide some of these features and design elements to users on the budget range, Infinix made an S5 with a hole-punch display otherwise known as an infinity-O display which Samsung pioneered in their devices. It also has a large 6.6-inch IPS LCD display panel with an aspect ratio of 20:9 and an HD+ resolution.
It gives users a very premium experience with very bright and highly saturated colors. These are good stuff that users will appreciate very well. However, the device lacks an automatic ambient light sensor so you will have to manually decrease or increase the light depending on the lightning in your location. It could easily get frustrating especially when you step into the darkness and cannot even see your device to change the light settings. Otherwise, the S5 has some really great display and design features.
Performance and Battery Life
The S5 packs 4/6GB RAM depending on which version you purchase. This works with 64/128GB of space also depending on the respective version. It runs on the Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 chip and the Android 9 software package also called Android Pie. However, you would find that the S5 uses the Inifnix skin of android as XOS Version 5.5. The device runs smoothly for regular use and performs well in the battery department. A combination of speed and longer battery life means one can use this device for some pretty basic gaming especially with its large size which otherwise could be annoying when you have small hands. It has a weight of 178g and is quite slim at just 7.9mm.
One of the most sought-after aspects of modern-day smartphones is their cameras. What does the Inifnix S5 offer in the camera department? In terms of specifications, the device has both front and back cameras with the front being a single camera set up while the back has a triple camera set up. The main camera at the back is a 16-megapixel wide camera, the ultrawide camera has 5 megapixels and the depth camera has 2 megapixels. The selfie camera or front camera has 32 megapixels with wide shooting options at 26 megapixels. Some cool camera features included in the software include Bokeh Mode, AI Scene Detection, Hybrid Focus, and an AI 3D face beauty feature.
When it comes to performance, you should know that specifications do not always tell the entire story. But for a phone of its price range, we would say the device offers a lot and the images are quite great, of course, they would also look very clean and crisp on IG (If that’s what you wanted to know).
Features of The Infinix S5
- Xcharge; Charging technology for faster charging
- AI power loss reduction: Extended battery life
- Camera Features; Bokeh Mode, AI Scene Detection, Hybrid Focus, AI 3D face beauty
- AR stickers and emojis
- Infinity-O Display
Should You Buy the Infinix S5
The Inifnix S5 is perhaps one of the cheapest smartphones you can find within its specifications range. It may be sold as a budget phone, but the company has really worked hard to get as many flagship features and specifications into the device including a 6GB RAM, 4000mAh battery, AI features, and battery-saving functions. The design looks great and it comes in interesting colors. With its hole-punch display, the device is one of the few to have the design. Despite all of the addons they have tried to add, we cannot say it is the very best. It does well in some departments. But when you compare it to other devices within its budget and spec range like the Redmi Note 8 and the Realme 5, you can probably get better quality and value for your money. But if you are a die-hard Infinix fan, knock yourself out.
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