Infinix Note 5 marks it’s debut as the latest Android One smartphone from the Hong Kong manufacturer. The device is expected to make amends for the last year’s Infinix Note 4 and Note 4 Pro that got a good number of critics and mixed feelings from it’s users.
The Note 5 comes in bigger and sharper display size when compared to it’s predecessor, Infinix Note 4. Stylus pen is only included on the Pro version – Infinix Note 5 Pro. The Note 5 Pro (or Note 5 Stylus) hides its x-pen inside the body, something like what we see on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
Infinix Note 5 Key features
- OS: Android 8.1 Oreo with Android One
- SIM Type: Dual SIM (Micro)
- 4G LTE: YES, LTE
- Screen Size : 6.0 FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
- Screen Resolution: 2160 x 1080 pixels (~403 PPI)
- Processor Type: Octa-core 2.0 GHz
- RAM: 3GB
- Internal Storage: 32GB
- External Storage: microSD, up to 128GB
- Back / Rear Camera: 12MP camera & LED Flash
- Front Camera: 16MP
- Battery: 4500 mAh (non-removable)
Infinix Note 5 Features Overview
The Infinix Note 5 has a display size of 6.0 inches with Full HD+ resolution of 2160 pixels by 1080 pixels which now left it’s PPI (pixels per-square inch) at 403 pixels. The 18:9 screen aspect ratio is thrown into the mix to spice things up a little.
Infinix Note 5 features the latest Android 8.1 Oreo with the Android One program that brings the latest AI powered innovations and security protections to the new device. No XOS or XUI this time around, just the basic Android one stock ROM.
The front panel of the device sees a 16 megapixels selfie camera that comes with a LED flash for quality photography. At the back, you’ll find a smaller 12 megapixels camera with a ring flash positioned at the top left corner on the back of the Note 5. Bokeh (Portrait mode) features are offered in the device by the help AI since it doesn’t come with dual back snappers.
Face ID unlock is not available on the pre-sale version of the phone, later versions will probably ship with the Face ID unlock system while the rest gets it via an OTA update.
On the inside will be a 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage space, the Pro version carries a bigger RAM and ROM capacities of 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM. The best part is that they will all have an option to expand the storage with microSD card.
Infinix Note 5 is powered by an Octa-core 2.0 GHz with Helio P23 chipset and Mali G71 MP2 on board. This is a significant upgrade from the older variant (Infinix Note 4 Pro) that came with Mediatek chipset and Octa-core 1.3 GHz processor.
In terms of build quality, the Note 5 is nothing short of impressive and trendy, it is finished with a glossy glass back cover. There are three stylish color options; Milan Black, Berlin Gray and Ice Blue colors.
The Infnix Note 4 from last year had it’s fingerprint reader embedded in a home button at the front panel but that’s not the case with Infinix Note 5, the fingerprint scanner has moved to the back to sit below the camera region.
In the power house of the Note 5 is a 4,500 mAh battery that comes with a quick charge technology that is guaranteed to give you more battery juice is lesser time. The battery is advertised to keep the device up and running for up 3 days. The phone has 4G network option with dual micro SIM capability.
Infinix Note 5 price and availability
Infinix Note 5 will go on sale following it’s June 24th launch in Dubai, it will be available for purchase through various online and offline stores. It is currently available for pre-order via Jumia Kenya Store and at the price of KES 17,939 (Kenyan Shillings) which is about #64,300 naira in Nigeria (175 USD), see purchase links below.
Where to buy the Note 5
Infinix Note 5 Best Alternatives
If you feel the Note 5 is not a nice upgrade of the Note 4 from Infinix, you might want to consider the pro version: Note 5 Stylus or there flagship device; Infinix Zero 5. They also have a good line up of mid-range smartphones which includes the likes of Infinix Hot 5, Infinix Hot 6 Pro with dual camera and Infinix Hot S3.
Infinix Note 5 Detailed Specs
|2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G Network||HSDPA 900 / 2100|
|4G Network||Yes, LTE|
|SIM||Dual Nano SIM (Dual Standby)|
|Status||Launched: June 2018|
|Dimensions||– x x mm
– Weight: g
|Colors||Milan Black, Berlin Gray and Ice Blue colors|
|Type||– FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
– 18:9 Screen aspect ratio
|Size||6.0 inches, 2160 x 1080 pixels, 403 Pixels Per-square Inch|
Memory And OS
|Card slot||MicroSD, up to 128GB|
|OS||Android 8.1 Oreo With Android One|
|Processors||– Quad-core 2.0 GHz CPU
– Helio P23 chipset
– Mali G71 MP2
|Alert types||Vibration, MIDI, MP3 ringtones|
|Audio port||3.5mm jack|
|2G||GPRS – up to 85.6 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps|
|3G||Up to 21.2 mbps downlink; Up to 5.76 mbps uplink|
|WIFI||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi direct|
|Bluetooth||Version 4.2, A2DP|
|Primary||– 12 MP, LED flash
– FEATURES: Autofocus, Continuous shooting, Digital zoom, Exposure compensation, Face detection, Geotagging, HDR, ISO settings, Panorama, Scene mode, Self-timer, Touch focus, White balance settings
|Secondary||16 MP Camera|
|Capacity||4500mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery|
|Stand-by||up to 72 hours|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Rear Fingerprint, Face ID unlock via OTA update and Light sensor|
|Messaging||SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|Miscellaneous||– Quick charge technology
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
|Price level||About 64,300 naira – 17,939 KES – 175 USD|