Our Opinion

The Vivo V15 is a significantly better phone, but the Infinix S5 Pro is slightly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? Depends on how much you want to spend! But if budget is not a constraint, we recommend the Vivo V15.

Infinix S5 Pro  Vivo V15 
Infinix S5 Pro Vivo V15
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Excellence Score
26.8
33.0
Value for Money Score
68.0
63.5
Price ₹ 11,499 onwards ₹ 17,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Mar, 2020 Mar, 2019
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 10Low 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 6.53 inches 6.53 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2220 pixels (~ 378 pixels per inch) 1080x2340 pixels (~ 395 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Display Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Screen Refresh Rate 60 HzStandard 60 HzStandard
Display Features 2.5D Curved Glass IPS LCD, FullView Display, 2.5D Curved Glass
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.3 GHz 2.1 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name MediaTek Helio P35Ranked #68 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks MediaTek Helio P70Ranked #51 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU PowerVR GE8320 Mali-G72 MP3
RAM 4 GB 6 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
5G
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port microUSB microUSB
Primary Camera 48MP + 2MP + 0.3MP 12MP + 8MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features 48MP: f/1.79 aperture, 2MP: Depth Sensor, 0.3MP: Low Light Sensor, Auto Scene Detection, AR Animoji, Custom Bokeh, AI HDR, AI 3D Face, Body Beauty, Panorama 12MP: F/1.78 Aperture, 5MP: Depth Sensor; F/2.4 Aperture, 8MP: 120-degree Wide Angle Lens; F/2.2 Aperture
Secondary Camera 16MP 32MP
Secondary Camera Features f/2.0 aperture, AI Portrait, AI 3D Face Beauty, Wide Selfie, AR Animoji, Screen Flash F/2.0 Aperture, Pop-up camera, HDR
Internal Memory 64 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 256 GB Yes, 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 8.9 mmMedium 8.54 mmMedium
Weight 194 gmHeavy 189 gmMedium
Width 76.8 mmInconvenient for one-handed use 75.9 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh 4000 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Support Yes, Dual-Engine Fast Charging
Included Fast Charger Yes
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Social Turbo; Wi-Fi Share; Smart Gestures; Hide Apps; Dark Theme; Eye Care; Photo Editor; Multi-window; Bike Mode; Game Mode; Smart Panel; AI Gallery; Battery Lab; Noise Filtration; DTS Surround Sound Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Beautiful, striking design - a style statement with a hint of premium and a paint job envisioned to impress - one of the best looking phones at this price
  • The front looks equally stunning with the all screen design with no notch or anything, thanks to the pop-up selfie camera (for the first time in this price bracket)
  • Fingerprint sensor is decent and there's also face unlock that works well
  • Vibrant, punchy and large 6.53" IPS LCD screen of FullHD+ resolution - the panel has no cutouts, which makes for a more immersive experience when watching movies or playing games
  • Software experience on the S5 Pro is decent, it comes with XOS 6 based on Android 10 - there are a ton of useful settings such as battery saving options, themes, smart panel, social turbo, gestures, and what not
  • Good triple camera for the price - 48MP primary lens, 2MP depth sensor, and a dedicated Low light sensor of 0.3MP
  • The daylight photos turns out pretty good with a decent amount of resolved detail, low noise, and accurate colours, the contrast is very good, as is the dynamic range
  • The low-light photos with the Infinix S5 Pro turn out great for this class, well exposed, with good colour saturation, and the detail is quite enough
  • The portrait photos are also good with proficient subject separation and convincing enough blur
  • Good battery life with the 4000 mAh cell - will easily last a day of use with medium to heavy use
  • Infinix S5 Pro is a beautiful-looking smartphone and if you're in the market for a pop-up selfie camera, nice, large display and good cameras, it makes for a decent choice
  • Eye-catching, attractive design, like a lot of recent Vivo and Oppo phones - the back of the phone is all sorts of interesting, with gradient style colorways - it’s definitely going to turn heads
  • On the front, the phone is all screen - and looks gorgeous - it's an expansive viewing field that is as close to the concept of all-screen devices as we’ve gotten to so far
  • Solid build quality
  • This is not a small phone, and is even slightly bigger than the V15 Pro, but the gently curved edges and back help in making it relatively comfortable to hold - Vivo has also done a really good job with weight distribution, and the phone nestles very easily in the palm of your hand
  • There’s a direct shortcut for Google Assistant on the left side of the phone - double clicking the button activates Google Lens or Vivo’s own Jovi image recognition
  • The positioning of the fingerprint sensor at the back is convenient, and it's impressively quick to unlock
  • The large, uninterrupted 6.53 inch Full HD+ display stands out - the colour output is good and text looks crisp on it - viewing angles are also decent with minimal colour shift when seen from different angles - it's also excellent for media consumption, with no notch to disrupt a clean experience
  • On it's own, FunTouch OS UI is pretty functional, customizable, and smooth
  • Solid performance backed by the octa-core MediaTek Helio P70 SoC (similar to Snapdragon 660) - day-to-day performance is, as expected, butter smooth - and complex games run well too in medium graphics settings - and the 6GB of RAM certainly helps while running multiple apps in the background
  • Decent set of triple rear cameras - consisting of a main 12-megapixel camera, an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera, and a 5-megapixel depth sensor
  • Image quality in daylight is very competent - images generally turn out to be quite detailed, exhibiting punchy colours and commendable surface details
  • The Vivo V15 also shines when it comes to macro shots - subjects with rich colour profiles were captured with great detail - shades turn out to be vibrant, gradients are decent, and surface traits such as ridges are also distinguishable when zoomed in
  • Portrait shots turn out well too, with good depth, and the ability to adjust the strength of the blur effect both before and after taking a photo
  • The dedicated wide-angle camera lets you capture wide panoramas, producing interesting frames
  • Very good popup selfie 32MP camera, the same one as the Vivo V15 Pro - it pops out in under half a second - and selfies have an impressive amount of detail, with good colour reproduction and sharpness - edge detection is also fairly accurate, and the studio lighting effects help make shots social-media-ready by letting you add filters and colourful effects - overall, as far as selfie cameras go, this is one of the best, not just in this price range, but on any smartphone
  • Very good battery life with a 4000mAh battery - with moderate use the phone can easily give you up to 1.5 days
  • The battery life is even slightly better than it's elder sibling, the V15 Pro
  • Supports fast charging with Vivo’s “Dual Engine” charging - you get a 40 percent charge in 30 minutes - and a full charge in about 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Overall, the V15 is another good, innovative device from the Vivo camp - you can go for it if you want a good balance between performance and design, and an amazing, true 'full screen' display - if on the other hand you are looking for the best rear camera and performance for your buck - look instead at the Poco F1, or the Redmi Note 7 Pro - and if you are looking for a high quality AMOLED display, look at the Samsung Galaxy A50
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Slightly broader and hence makes one-hand use a bit tiresome
  • The display isn't that bright and could be a problem for outdoor use
  • The interface is heavily skinned and full of bloatware that sends spammy notifications
  • Average performance with the old MediaTek Helio P35 - the phone lags when you do a lot of multitasking like opening multiple Chrome windows, switching in between them and the games smoothly is a no go
  • The 16MP selfie camera is just average - the detail is poor, there is noticeable red tinge and the dynamic range is rather low - the selfie portrait also doesn't work well
  • Video quality is also average, it lacks any stabilisation and the quality is just okay
  • No Fast Charging
  • However, if you consider the performance, it feels like an underdog when compared to the likes of Realme 5, Samsung Galaxy M30 and Redmi Note 8
  • The volume rocker is a little bit too high up, sometimes requiring a little shimmy to reach
  • Coming as the the Vivo V15 Pro does with a glossy back, the usual caveats apply - the phone is slippery, and is nearly impossible to keep the back clean of fingerprints and smudges (having said that, Vivo is throwing a well-designed case in the box, which takes care of these issues)
  • One noticeable omission is the lack of face unlock - even though both the Vivo V15 and the Vivo V15 Pro feature 32-megapixel selfie cameras housed in motorised pop-up modules, but the latter supports face recognition, while the former inexplicably misses out on it
  • The lack of a Super AMOLED panel though is a bit disappointing, especially considering that the Samsung Galaxy A50 and Galaxy A30 both have Super AMOLED panels despite being priced significantly lower
  • The Vivo V15's display also could have been better in terms of sunlight legibility
  • The lack of Widewine L1 certification means that the phone can’t stream HD videos on Netflix or Amazon (they will stream at 540p resolution)
  • It is still pretty much a clone of iOS though - and that might not be everyone's cup of tea
  • It also packs a bunch of bloatware (mostly un-installable, thankfully)
  • It's also somewhat buggy at places - for instance the aggressive battery management means that it sometimes force closes apps unexpectedly
  • Having said that, there are a number of better performing phones in this and lower price brackets (including the Poco F1 with a flagship Snapdragon 845 powering it), so the V15 is not winning any performance wars
  • Average video recording quality - the Vivo V15 can't shoot 4K or full-HD 60fps video, and lacks stabilization - the sound recording quality is average as well
  • The night performance of the rear camera setup is pretty average too - night shots exhibit grainy textures and have a considerable amount of noise - in comparison, the significantly cheaper Redmi Note 7 Pro does a much better job at retaining details and bringing out colours
  • Uses the old microUSB standard, instead of the modern USB-C
Expert Reviews
  1. No other maker can offer you a notch-less screen that cheap and this may tip the scales towards the Infinix S5 Pro no matter what
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. The notch-less full-HD+ display and pop-up selfie camera are impressive for a phone in this price bracket
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The new Infinix smartphone offers quite a bit of value for money
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. Budget device hidden inside a flagship design
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. Infinix S5 Pro is a beautiful-looking smartphone that will attract a lot of users... but the performance isn't that good
    themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. If you want a fancy pop-up camera, go for the Infinix S5 Pro
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  7. in.mashable.com hands-on Read Review »
  1. Has a few things going for it, but it goes up against numerous competitors that offer more bang for the buck
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. If you want a stylish device that can capture the best selfies in the market then this is the device to choose..but it does come with its own weaknesses
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  3. A stylish phone with a lot of goodness inside it...But, if you're a power user, there are better options at this price point
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
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