Infinix Mobility, Makers of Infinix phones, on Wednesday, Nov. 6 launched its latest flagship phones, Infinix S5 and Infinix S5 Lite in Lagos, Nigeria.
The Infinix S5 phone is an upgrade of the Infinix S4 which was launched just about five months ago.
After weeks of teasing the fans on social media, Infinix Mobility finally launched the Infinix S5 phones on Wednesday in a glamorous event attended by phone enthusiasts and celebrities at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos.
We will do a review detailing the specs, features and price of the device.
Infinix S5: Design and display
The design of this smartphone is quite comparable to the previously launched Infinix S4. However, instead of the waterdrop notch, the new smartphone gets a more trendy punch-hole camera. It also features a big 6.6-inch HD+ display.
The display features a thin bezel on the right, left and top sides. But the bottom bezel is rather thick. The back of the phone is made up of reflective polycarbonate, and it comes with what the company calls ‘Crystal Feather’ pattern design. It comes in two colours – Quetzal Cyan and Violet.
Also, the back of the device sports a quad-camera setup along with an LED flash. There is also a physical fingerprint sensor placed towards the centre. On the right side of the phone is where you have a volume rocker and power button, while on the left hand side you can find the triple card slots (two SIMs and a micro SD card). A micro-USB port for charging, 3.5mm audio jack, and mic are spotted at the bottom.
The 6.6-inch display in the front has an HD+ (1600×720 pixels) resolution, and 20:9 aspect ratio. The punch-hole design allows the device to offer a screen-to-body ratio of 90.5 percent.
The Infinix S5 comes with a MediaTek Helio P22 SoC under the hood. Featuring alongside the chipset is 4GB of RAM, and 64GB expandable storage. The performance of this phone is generally good and multi-tasking is easily achievable.
Software and Battery
The Infinix S5 runs Android 9 Pie-based XOS 5.5. It comes with a host of preinstalled apps and games, however, many of them are uninstallable. Also, some user-centric features like bike mode, one-hand support, game mode, do-not disturb, eye-care and book reading to name a few are found in the phone
The phone packs a 4,000mAh battery, powerful enough to offer a full-day worth of battery life on moderate usage. Bundled is a 10W charger, it takes over two hours to fully charge the battery.
For phone security, there is a fingerprint sensor at the back. You can also find option for a built-in face unlock feature. Both are quite accurate and dependable.
The Infinix S5 boasts a quad-camera setup at the back. This is made up of a 16-megapixel sensor, a 5-megapixel wide lens, a Super macro lens, and a depth sensor. Also added is a quad-LED flash on the rear. It offers support for features like Custom Bokeh, AI HDR, AI Beauty, and Panorama modes. The front sports a 32-megapixel AI selfie sensor with f/2.0 aperture. The front camera supports AI Portrait, AI 3D Face Beauty, WideSelfie modes as well as AR-enabled Animoji features.
Availability and Price
The Infinix S5 and S5 Lite will be made available in Nigeria later this month. To pre-order, walk into any of Infinix accredited retail stores and pay NGN 5,000 (pre-order fee). You get a HD Bluetooth headset free! This runs from 6th to 12th November. Here are the official prices for the new Infinix S5 and the S5 lite: S5(128GB+6GB) N62500 S5(64GB+6GB) N53000 S5 lite(64GB+4GB) N46500 S5 lite (32GB+3GB) N42500.
|NETWORK||Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Status||Available. Released 2019, October|
|BODY||Dimensions||164 x 76 x 7.9 mm (6.46 x 2.99 x 0.31 in)|
|Weight||178 g (6.28 oz)|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|DISPLAY||Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.6 inches, 102.1 cm2 (~81.9% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~270 ppi density)|
|PLATFORM||OS||Android 9.0 (Pie)|
|Chipset||Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53|
|MEMORY||Card slot||microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)|
|Internal||64GB 4GB RAM|
|MAIN CAMERA||Triple||16 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF
5 MP, 14mm (ultrawide)
2 MP, depth sensor
|Features||Quad-LED flash, panorama, HDR|
|SELFIE CAMERA||Single||32 MP|
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS|
|USB||microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|BATTERY||Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery|
|MISC||Colors||Quetzal Cyan, Violet|