In the summer of 2020, an appetizing budget device appeared on the market. It is an Infinix Smart 5, under whose body lies a large battery. The smartphone ranks among its direct competitors, relying on an interesting choice of features and modern features. Let's see what they are.
Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed Infinix Smart 5 specs or watch the video below the article.
- Release date: 2020, August 13
- Colors: Ocean Wave, Quetzal Cyan, Midnight Black
- Dimensions: 165.4 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm.
- Weight: 183 g.
- Screen: 6.6" inc, 720 x 1600, IPS LCD
- Camera : Triple, 13MP
- Chipset: Mediatek MT6761D Helio A20 (12 nm)
- CPU: Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
- Memory: 32GB 2GB RAM, 64GB 3GB RAM
- Battery: 5000, Non-removable Li-Po
- Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
- Operating system: Android 10 (Go edition)
- Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity
Visually, the Infinix Smart 5 is larger than most smartphones in this price range. The reason is that it has a large HD+ display, surrounded by wide frames on all sides. At the top of the display we see a selfie camera and an LED flash positioned between the display and the frame. This solution is quite familiar to us from other Infinix models.
One of the first things that impresses about the Infinix Smart 5 is its weight. It ranks it among the heaviest models in the budget class. Largely due to the battery capacity - 6000 mAh. You will feel the thickness of the smartphone with its first grip.
You will find the fingerprint scanner on the back panel, a little higher than usual. On the left are traditionally the slots for SIM cards and memory card, and on the right - the buttons for adjusting the volume and power.
Infinix Smart 5 is available in several colors - green, purple, black and blue. The back of the smartphone enjoys its shine, but is a magnet for fingerprints.
The display of the Infinix Smart 5 is an IPS LCD with a diagonal of 6.6 inches and a resolution of 720x1600 pixels (266 pixels per inch). The ratio of its sides is 20:9. Thanks to the well-thought-out design, the display occupies over 83% of the front surface of the device. This is an excellent indicator for this class of phones. The display allows you to interact pleasantly with different types of content. Its size is suitable for long-term viewing of videos and videos on the Internet.
Infinix Smart 5 leaves a good impression with its performance. It will satisfy anyone who uses their smartphone mainly for watching videos and communicating via messengers. The device is based on an 8-core MediaTek Helio G25 processor, which we know from another model on the market - Xiaomi Redmi 9A. In addition, the user receives 2 or 3 GB of RAM and 32 or 64 GB of storage, which can be expanded using a microSD memory card up to 256 GB. The graphics processor is a PowerVR GE8320.
Infinix Smart 5 works with Android 10 operating system and XOS 7 user interface. The connection options are Bluetooth 5, VoWiFi and Dual 4G VoLTE. Characteristic of Infinix smartphones is the presence of the Palm Store. This is an alternative solution to the famous Play Store.
The fingerprint scanner, which, as we mentioned, is on the back of the device, impresses with its precision and speed. If you haven't used this feature before, it's time to give it a try.
The Infinix Smart 5 boasts a triple rear camera. It consists of a basic 13-megapixel module and two QVGA sensors. It has an 8-megapixel camera with dual LED flash on the front. The main camera has a triple LED flash.
The camera application is quite simple and easy to use. The manufacturer has provided AI technology for scene recognition. Daylight photos are obtained with medium quality. There is a special mode for creating portrait photos, and if you are a fan of the bokeh effect, it is available in Infinix Smart 5. However, there is no night mode, which means that you will not be able to take quality night photos with this phone. The lack of stabilization is an additional factor that reduces the photo capabilities of the smartphone.
The battery of Infinix Smart 5 has a capacity of 5000 mAh. It is irreplaceable and Li-Po. Despite the large screen of the smartphone, its other technical characteristics help to reduce the charge slowly. You can count on the Infinix Smart 5 for at least a day and a half - two battery life. With more economical use - even more. A 10W charger is included in the set.
Infinix Smart 5 is a typical representative of budget phones in 2020. It has a large display and a battery with an impressive capacity. You will play most games on it without any problems. The fact that you don't need to recharge it often is definitely a strong asset in his sleeve. A definite disadvantage of the model are its photo capabilities. Infinix has compromised with the cameras. At the same time, choosing this device, you get a compact device with a large enough screen on which to watch videos, play and read text information.
Infinix Smart 5 video review
Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Infinix Smart 5 and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by Infinix.