Our Opinion

The Infinix S5 is a slightly better phone than the Infinix S5 Lite, and is also slightly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Infinix S5!

Infinix S5  Infinix S5 Lite 
Infinix S5 Infinix S5 Lite
Buy Now Buy Buy
Excellence Score
27.2
25.4
Value for Money Score
75.7
71.7
Price ₹ 8,999 onwards ₹ 8,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Oct, 2019 Nov, 2019
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 9.0 PieLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 9.0 PieLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.6 inches 6.6 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1600 pixels (~ 266 pixels per inch) 720x1600 pixels (~ 266 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes
Display Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Display Features 2.5D Curved Glass 2.5D Curved Glass
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name MediaTek Helio P22Ranked #64 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks MediaTek Helio P22Ranked #64 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU PowerVR GE8320 PowerVR GE8320
RAM 4 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port microUSB microUSB
Primary Camera 16MP + 5MP + 2MP + Low Light Sensor 16MP + 2MP + Low Light Sensor
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features 16MP: F/1.8 Aperture; PDAF, 5MP: 114-Degree Wide Lens; Super Macro Lens (2.5cm Focus), 2MP: Depth Sensor, Low Light Sensor, Auto Scene Detection, AR Animoji, Custom Bokeh, AI HDR, AI Beauty, Panorama 16MP: F/1.8 Aperture, 2MP: Depth Sensor, Low Light Sensor, PDAF, Auto Scene Detection, AR Animoji, Google Lens, Custom Bokeh, AI HDR, AI Beauty, Panorama
Secondary Camera 32MP 16MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, 1.6um Pixel Size, Screen Flash, AR Animoji, AI Portrait, AI 3D Face Beauty, Wide Selfie F/2.0 Aperture, AR Animoji, AI Portrait, AI 3D Face Beauty, Wide Selfie, Screen Flash
Internal Memory 64 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 256 GB up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 7.9 mmMedium 7.9 mmMedium
Weight 178 gmMedium 178 gmMedium
Width 76.0 mmOk for one-handed use 76.0 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh 4000 mAh
Battery Standby 744 hrs 744 hrs
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Support
Included Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters Audio Playback Time (Speakers): 32 hrs, Audio Playback Time (Headset): 111 hrs, Video Playback Time: 14.7 hrs, Web Surfing: 13.4 hrs, Gaming: 11 hrs, 4G Talk-time: 18.8 hrs Audio Playback Time (Speakers): 32 hrs, Audio Playback Time (Headset): 111 hrs, Video Playback Time: 14.7 hrs, Web Surfing: 13.4 hrs, Gaming: 11 hrs, 4G Talk-time: 18.8 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Noise Filtration Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • The front has a trendy punch-hole camera design (for the first time in this price bracket), giving it an excellent 90.5% screen-to-body ratio
  • The back of the device is made up of reflective polycarbonate, and it sports what the company calls ‘Crystal Feather’ pattern design - it looks striking and stylish - and has a rich hand-feel
  • Reasonably light-weight
  • Both the rear fingerprint sensor, and the face unlock, work well
  • Large 6.6-inch, 20:9 aspect ratio, immersive display - ideally suited to watch videos
  • The display quality is also quite decent for this price bracket - you get good brightness, good sunlight legibility, and vibrant colors
  • Good performance with the MediaTek Helio P22 SoC under the hood (similar to Snapdragon 625) - day-to-day performance is smooth, and so is casual gaming - but heavier titles struggled to run at their ideal graphics settings
  • Decent, versatile quad camera setup at the rear: 16-megapixel primary sensor, a 5-megapixel wide (and Super macro) lens, a depth sensor, and a low light sensor
  • Primary camera clicks decent pictures in daylight conditions - it delivers almost natural-looking results and the HDR mode makes the shots even better
  • The 32-megapixel selfie camera too takes fairly good selfies in good light conditions
  • Good battery life with a 4000mAh battery - will give you about 1.5 days of usage on moderate use
  • Overall, the S5 continues Infinix's track record of good-specs-for-the-money launches, and is a decent option to consider if you are looking for a trendy hole-punch design - although as all-round good phones, the alternatives from Xiaomi and Realme are better options
  • Just like its elder sibling, the Infinix S5, the Lite model has a trendy punch-hole camera design (cheapest phone with punch-hole camera), with an excellent 90.5% screen-to-body ratio
  • Looks good with a plastic body - the glossy back panel has a glittery finish, unlike the ‘Crystal Feather’ pattern on the Infinix S5
  • Reasonably light-weight
  • Both the rear fingerprint sensor, and the face unlock, work well
  • Large 6.6-inch, 20:9 aspect ratio, immersive display - ideally suited to watch videos
  • The display quality is also quite decent for this price bracket - you get good brightness, good sunlight legibility, and vibrant colors
  • Good performance with the MediaTek Helio P22 SoC under the hood (similar to Snapdragon 625) - day-to-day performance is smooth, and so is casual gaming - but heavier titles struggled to run at their ideal graphics settings
  • Decent, triple camera setup at the rear: 16-megapixel primary sensor, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a low light sensor
  • Primary camera clicks decent pictures in daylight conditions - it delivers almost natural-looking results and the HDR mode makes the shots even better
  • The 16-megapixel front camera produces usable selfies as long as you avoid using the Beauty mode
  • Good battery life with a 4000mAh battery - will give you about 1.5 days of usage on moderate use
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • One-handed usage is not very easy - reaching the top edge of the display is quite hard
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor - so you will need to adjust brightness manually
  • While Infinix's custom XOS UI is relatively easy to get around, it does pack a ton of bloatware - some of it can be uninstalled, but there's Palm Store and AHA Games, neither of which can be uninstalled - and they send spammy notifications, that can't be disabled
  • Macro mode and wide-angle shots offer interesting framing options, but the overall image quality is ordinary
  • Low light performance is average
  • Portraits shots aren't that great, subject detection and background blur could have been better (competing phones like the Redmi 8 are much better)
  • Overall, while the 'quad camera' claim is catchy, but in terms of real-world performance the camera setup is only ok for the price bracket
  • One-handed usage is not very easy - reaching the top edge of the display is quite hard
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor - so you will need to adjust brightness manually
  • While Infinix's custom XOS UI is relatively easy to get around, it does pack a ton of bloatware - some of it can be uninstalled - but there's Palm Store and AHA Games, neither of which can be uninstalled - and they send spammy notifications, that can't be disabled
  • Portraits shots aren't that great - subject detection and background blur could have been better (competing phones like the Redmi 8 are much better)
  • Low light performance is average
  • The supplied 6W charger is on the slower side (compared to the 10W with Infinix S5 and other competitors) - takes over 4 hours to charge the phone completely
  • The Infinix S5 Lite is a decent smartphone, but doesn't stand high among the competitors - for the same price, Redmi 8 offers better camera, larger battery and fast charging - and if you can spend a little more, then Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 8 and the Realme 5 are solid options
Expert Reviews
  1. For its price, the smartphone offers a lot that will keep buyers happy
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  2. A weak challenger to Realme and Redmi devices in the same price segment
    business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Best camera, display under 9K
    deccanchronicle.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. A good pick in this price range...especially good for watching movies
    financialexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  1. If you fancy a smartphone with a hole-punch display, you'd be better off waiting for something else
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. The Infinix S5 Lite is a decent smartphone, but the performance seekers should look elsewhere
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  3. The Infinix S5 Lite comes with an interesting design language and the punch-hole design is a cherry on top
    themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. deccanchronicle.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. in.mashable.com hands-on Read Review »
User Reviews
  1. Flipkart4.3 1,878+ reviews »
  1. Flipkart4.3 2,205+ reviews »
Official Website Official Website » Official Website »
Unofficial specs? N/A N/A
Individual Review 2
  • Individual Review 2
Individual Review

Infinix S5 Unboxing- Punch Hole Camera, Quad Rear Camera...

Techniqued

Top Pick

Individual Review

Infinix S5 Lite Unboxing, Triple Rear Camera, Punch Hole...

Techniqued

Top Pick

Hands-On Review

Infinix S5 Unboxing- Punch Hole Camera, Quad Rear Camera...

Techniqued

Hands-On Review

Infinix S5 Lite Unboxing, Triple Rear Camera, Punch Hole...

Techniqued

Did you find phonecurry useful in your phone search? Drop us a testimonial, or Tell us how we can improve