Infinix Mobility recently launched their first device with the dot-in-display, the Infinix S5.
The device which was launched on the Ugandan market in late November is the first in the whole infinix family to have the display which they dubbed Infinity-O display.
I received a review unit recently and in this article, I will describe the components to expect in the box and give review its performance.
The Infinix S5 box is quite different from all of the S Series we’ve seen before. There are some quick specifications at the back that will give you a quick insight on what the device can do.
When you open it, you will find the smartphone on top. I got one that was in Cortisol Cyan colour, but it comes in midnight black and a violet as well.
Below the phone is an envelope that houses the warranty card, sim ejector tool, user manual, X-Club booklet and a transparent TPU case and a screen protector.
In the bottom compartment, you have a standard 10 watts charger, a micro-USB cable, and a pair of earphones.
Removing the device, I stripped off the stickers from the front to expose the screen and from the back.
On the front of the phone, we have a 6.6 HD+ IPS display with 20*9 Aspecct ratio. On the top left corner, we have a punch hole that houses a 32MP camera and an earpiece on the top. There is no flash and no notification LED at the front.
On the back of the device, we have a quad camera set up. A 16MP primary camera (main shooter), 5MP ultra wide lens, a 2MP depth sensor and an unknown 4th lens with a quad flash. You also get a finger print sensor and some infinix branding.
On the left, you have a 3in1 tray that houses two 4G LTE nano simcards and a microSD card that can be used to expand your storage space.
On the right, you have a power button and the volume rocker.
The top is flat while on the bottom, you have a speaker, a micro USB port, a microphone, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The Infinix S5’s curvy back and frame are made from a polycarbonate material and the cortisol cyan color is made more beautiful with diagonal lines at the back.
Compared with the S4, you will realise that the S5 has a bigger screen hence more suited for users who prefer to consume their media on phone.
The punch hole camera stands out from the other Infinix phones that we have seen before. Infinix calls it the ‘Infinix-O display.
There is no screen bleeding around the punch hole which makes it pretty awesome and the HD+ has great viewing angles and is easy to type on.
Again on this phone, you can choose to hide the punch hole but it looks very weird. I would advise that you keep it in normal display as this is super cute.
The S5 comes with 64GB of storage and 4GB RAM but there is a 128 GB variant if you are into big storage space although that might come at a slightly higher price.
The S5 runs on Android 9 Pie with an XOS Cheetah version 5.5.2.
With the device comes a bunch of apps some of which can be deleted while others are inbuilt and can’t be deleted.
In its display, you get eye care and you can also easily switch to reading mode.
Infinix S5 comes with a mediatech Hellio P22 Octa Core CPU with a processing speed of 2.0GHz. This is the same CPU type in the previous version, the Infinix S4.
It will run your usual apps smoothly and it will handle a bit of multi-tasking so you don’t get hanging or freezing. It’s pretty good to use.
The finger print sensor has a fairly faster response time and the less secure Face ID feature is even faster at opening the device.
About the battery, the S5 comes with a 4,000mAh battery which when paired with the Hellio P22 chip will last “forever”
I got through a full day of use on social media, using the camera all on mobile internet. The battery lasts even longer when using the phone on WiFi.
It takes a whole 3 hours to charge from zero to 100. Due to its big battery capacity, the Infinix S5 doesn’t support fast charging and nothing will change even if you tried a fast charger on it.
If you have been craving a phablet size budget phone, the Infinix S5 is your choice.
The device is already available in all Infinix branded shops countrywide.