Video: Infinix S5 Hands-on Review – It Only Gets Better

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Earlier in November 2019, Infinix launched the Infinix S5 in Nigeria along side the S5 Lite to much acclaim. The device came as a successor to the Infinix S4. One of the main features of the device is its quad-camera setup on the rear. It also sports a punch-hole display like the Tecno Camon 12 Pro.

When compared to other smartphones, we noticed that the Infinix S5 had the upper hand in some aspects but did not do so well in others. We compared it with the Infinix S4 and the Infinix Hot 8 here. This video review brings you a closer look at the Infinix S5 – its design and what you get under the hood.

Before we get on with the unboxing of the device, let us do a quick rundown of its key specifications.

Infinix S5 Key features

  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie) With XOS v5.5
  • SIM Type: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • 4G LTE: YES, LTE
  • Screen Size : 6.6 HD+ Inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Screen Resolution: 720 x 1600 pixels (~ppi density)
  • Processor Type: Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 , MediaTek Helio P22 chipset
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Internal Storage: 64GB or 128GB
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 256GB
  • Back / Rear Camera: 16MP main sensor, 5MP ultrawide, 2MP depth, and a 0.8 low-light sensor with LED Flash
  • Front Camera: 32 MP with LED flash
  • Battery: 4000 mAh (non-removable)

Infinix S5 Unboxing

The Infinix S5 comes in a basic green rectangular box with a bold picture of the device in front.

Opening the box, the first thing you see is the smartphone itself. The screen is covered with a sticker bearing the name of the phone and some of its features. We see four squares stating the 6.6″ size of the display,  the 32MP HDR+ camera, the quad-camera setup, and the 4,000mAh battery.

Right under the smartphone is the warranty card. Then, we see another box on which sits the SIM ejector. Inside the box are the user manual, an X-Club membership invite, Care+ documentation, a transparent case, and a screen protector.

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Further into the box, we get the headphones, charging cable, and the charging adaptor.

Taking the wrap off the front, you get access to the beautiful 6.6″ screen with the punch hole. Peeling off the back wrap, you can feel the Quetzel Cyan polycarbonate material.

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The top of the device is free of ports and buttons. On the right side, we have the volume rocker and the power button. The left side houses the SIM and microSD slot.

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Flipping over to the bottom of the device, we have the speaker grill, the USB 2.0 transfer and charging port, the microphone, and the 3.5mm headphone jack.

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The Infinix S5 houses its 32MP selfie camera in the punch hole on the front of the device. Above that is the ambient light sensor.

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On the rear of the Infinix S5 sits a quad-camera setup in a vertical arrangement. Right beside this arrangement is the LED flash for taking photos in low-light conditions. Beside the camera setup toward the middle of the rear is a fingerprint sensor with the text “Infinix” under it. Towards the bottom, we see the “S” logo and an inscription with the text “Designed by Infinix”.

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Final Impression

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Overall, the Infinix S5 is quite an impressive device. Not only is it aesthetically beautiful, it comes with features that will keep you glued. Photo lovers will definitely be impressed with the quad-camera setup.

The physical design is amazing, and the features are nice. You can use air gestures to reject or answer a call. This feature will come in handy especially when your hands are soiled or dirty. This is impressive, coming from Infinix.

If you angle the phone slightly, you may see a slight shadow under the camera. However, this is not something that you should really be bothered about. You can also hide the notch, but this creates a kind of big “bezel” at the top of the device.

The Infinix S5 was launched in Nigeria in early November. It is available in both offline and online stores. You can get the 6GB+64GB version at a price of N53,000. The 6GB+128GB version, on the other hand, goes for N62,500.

You can get it on Jumia at great price;

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Special thanks to our favorite Tech YouTuber; Fisayo Fosudo.

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Henry Chukwu

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