In this article you will read about everything you need to know about Infinix S5. Infinix S5 in Kenya’s release date was October 2019 by its company which also gave phones such as Infinix S4, Infinix Smart 3 Plus, Infinix Hot 8 and so on.
You can also find out more about these other models still on our website. Only navigate to Infinix tab at the header section and voila, you are home. Also these are but samples of affordable smartphones in Kenya costing below 15,000/=. Now Infinix S5, what has Infinix prepared for us of you? Let us now find out.
It would take away from this display if I merely called it an Infinity Display. For we have heard that name many times now. But even for Infinix, making this distinction seemed necessary because what they have done here. It requires special attention since it isn’t a thing you easily see on any smartphone in this category. Also, this is a bold and revolutionary move by the company. What is it, Infinity-O Display?
Facing you, each time you pick up Infinix S5 will be a 6.6 inches display panel that has a hole punch wherein the selfie camera lies. The same is located on the phone’s top right corner. This is what the letter O, in Infinity-O portrays.
Can you see it? This hole punch we have seem on other smartphones as well like with Samsung Galaxy A Series of 2019 and on TECNO Camon 12 series, but never before had we seen it on an Infinix smartphone. For this reason I said, Infinix finally took the bold step and to my understanding, this is promise of better things to come.
Now the Quetzal bird is not a popular breed of bird in Kenya. Apart from hens, I am not even sure I know of any bird breeds in this country. I am not mentioning this lightly. Infinix S5 has thing going on with the design and color aspect that has something to do with drawing inspiration from the above mentioned bird. I mean the Quetzal bird, not hens. A simple Google search will grant you an educational profit on this bird.
Infinix says Infinix S5 is “Inspired by the elegant Quetzal bird, which is famous for striking colors and long brilliant tail feathers. Feel the ultimate beauty of gorgeous gradient colors in space and light, to catch unique metallic luster in feather pattern.” These three striking color options are quetzal cyan, violet and nebula purple. To see this phone have a 7.9 mm thickness and still manage to pack a 4000mAh battery capacity is a plus on the build side.
I will make two observations here. The first is that because of Infinity-O display, Infinix saw it wise to have a brilliant in-display selfie camera. It is a 32 MP AI shooting lens and it takes really detailed selfie images. Hands down for it. The features it also comes with will impress all you who love talking selfie photos, and who doesn’t? There is this one which allows you to customize your own beauty style with 3D face beauty. Then HDR+ for the selfie camera is simply a back-light portrait master that produces portraits with distinct and accurate facial sharpness.
The second observation is this. I find no sensible reason as to why Infinix S5 should have four camera lenses on the back. It is just too much and for apparently no actual reason. What I mean is, why not rather have three or two lenses at most and make then super impressive. But as it is, the main camera which is a 16MP lens is only but good at its work.
I would say average but that would not be an honest report. See its nice okay, and we appreciate it and all but, it is just too much. At least to me it is. Nevertheless seeing a 5MP ultra wide lens and a 2 MP depth sensor on board offers some consolation since the two you cannot do without these nowadays.
For platform performance of Infinix S5 I must let you know that XOS 5.5’s customized new features based on Android™ 9 Pie are just a joy. Seriously, Infinix have unleashed an A-game with this even I was surprised how great and functional it is. Else Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm), Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 and PowerVR GE8320 are your average chipset, CPU and GPU respectively.
See, it is also with the non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery you will enjoy freedom with up to 3 days of battery life. But heavy users should expect less hours than these, even they know this. But howbeit, three days it remains.
Key features of Infinix S5
|Body||Dimensions: 164 x 76 x 7.9 mmWeight: 178 g
Build: Plastic Body
Colour: Champagne Gold, Midnight Black, Aqua Blue
|Display||Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colorsSize: 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
GPU: PowerVR GE8320
|Memory||RAM: 4 GB Storage: 64 GB
micro SD up to 256GB (dedicated slot)
|Main Camera||Quad Camera: 16 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF
5 MP, 14mm (ultra wide)
2 MP, depth sensorAI lensFeatures: LED flash, Dual-LED flash, HDR, panoramaVideo: 1080p@30fps
|Selfie Camera||Single Camera: 32MP|
|Network||Technology: GSM / HSPA / LTE Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Comm||GPRS: Yes WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS
USB: micro USB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
|Battery||Capacity: Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery|
|Sound||Loudspeaker: Yes3.5mm Jack: Yes|
|Misc||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
Infinix S5 pros
- Infinity-O Display
- Super impressive selfie camera
- Long lasting battery life
- Naturally connecting design
- 64GB + 4GB RAM
Infinix S5 cons
- Average Main camera
- Low display resolution
Is Infinix S5 a smartphone we can recommend? Yes it is. And this notwithstanding its flaws which are bearable. Again, Infinix S5 is available in colors quetzal cyan, violet and nebula purple – order yours with us today.
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