Infinix is completed in sub-Rs. 10,000 segment with a smart series of smartphones in India. These models are inexpensive and usually packed in decent hardware for the price, so when Infinix announced its Smart 5 smartphone, it was priced at just Rs. 7,199, I was curious to see what it packs. Surprisingly, even at this competitive price, the new Infinix Smart 5 packs in a massive 6.82-inch display and a large 6,000mAh battery. Here is my first look at the new Infinix Smart 5.
While the price of the Smart 5 is budget-friendly, it is not looking big in this segment and it helps the Smart 5 stand out. You get an HD + resolution on the Smart 5, which is not ideal given the panel size. The Smart 5 also has fairly thick bezels, but given the price of the smartphone, there is no reason to complain.
The large display has a 20.5: 9 aspect ratio which makes the phone long and narrow. I found it difficult to get to the top of the display using a Smart 5 single-hand. Infinix has curved rear panel along the edges which makes this phone comfortable to hold and hold.
You get a plastic body, and Infinix offers the Smart 5 in four color options: Aegean Blue, Obsidian Black, Morandi Green and 7 ° Purple. I have an Aegean Blue unit. The rear panel is shiny, making it a fingerprint magnet, and I found myself wiping the back of the smartphone quite frequently. The back panel has a flowing pattern that strikes the light at an angle.
There is a dual-camera setup in the back corner, but it is designed like a triple camera setup. The camera module sits almost flush with the back panel and does not cause the smartphone to rock when placed on the table. There is a 13-megapixel primary camera and depth sensor. The Smart 5 has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner but I think its position is a little more than ideal, so it needs a bit of stretch to reach it. Smart 5 is quick to unlock.
Another highlight of the Infinix Smart 5 is the large 6,000mAh battery. While this should help with battery life on smartphones, it makes the phone heavier at 207g. The weight is noticeable whenever you are using it. The box has a 10W charger and the phone has a micro-USB port at the bottom for charging. It has a 3.5 mm headphone jack and a primary microphone at the bottom, while the top is bare. The Smart 5 has slots for two nano SIMs and a dedicated microSD card slot for storage expansion.
This smartphone is powered by a MediaTek Helio G25 octa-core processor clocked at 2GHz. You also get 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, and there are no variants. Infinix has priced the phone at Rs. 7,199 which makes it accessible to many people on a strict budget.
In terms of software, it runs XOS 7 on top of Android 10, and was a November Android security patch, but I received an update for the December security patch soon after unboxing it. The phone has some pre-installed bloatware, but I have not yet seen any spam notifications during my brief time with it.
So, have the corners been cut anywhere given the price and headlining features of the Infinix? I’ll put the Smart 5 through all our tests to find out. Stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for a full review.