Infinix S5 

price₹ 8,999 onwards

launchOct, 2019

27.2

excellence score

75.7

value for money score

Not available at any of our listed stores

2-Minute Review

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Design

  • 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
  • One-handed usage is not very easy - reaching the top edge of the display is quite hard

Display

  • 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
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor - so you will need to adjust brightness manually

Software

  • 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

Performance

  • 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

Camera

  • 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
  • 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

Battery

  • Good battery life with a 4000mAh battery - will give you about 1.5 days of usage on moderate use

Verdict

  • 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

Expert Reviews

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  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 »

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Infinix S5 Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 9.0 PieLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.6 inches
Screen Resolution720x1600 pixels (~ 266 pixels per inch)
Display TypeIPS LCD
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Display Features
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2 GHz, Octa Core, MediaTek Helio P22Ranked #64 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUPowerVR GE8320
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
Battery Standby744 hrs
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
Dimensions
Weight178 gmMedium
Thickness7.9 mmMedium
Width76.0 mmOk for one-handed use
Camera
Primary Camera16MP + 5MP + 2MP + Low Light Sensor
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (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
Secondary Camera32MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 1.6um Pixel Size
  • Screen Flash
  • AR Animoji
  • AI Portrait
  • AI 3D Face Beauty
  • Wide Selfie
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
VoWiFi/WiFi-CallingYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes

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