Okay so check this out guys, I could use Air Gestures where I could wave at my phone to reject a call or do a 2 finger sort of
And it worked like 80% of the time.
I think this feature would be useful if, for instance, your hands are soiled.
Welcome to the unboxing and review of the Infinix S5.
This is Infinix’s 6th installment to their S-Series line up, since 2016, I explained all about the launch in the previous article which you can check out if you
Long story cut short, we’ve got 2 models of the Infinix S5 or the main line up which has a 4GB RAM and 64GB storage version that costs 53,000
Naira, then the 6GB and 12GB Storage version that costs 62,500 which is the top tier version.
The version I have with me is the 4 and 64 configuration.
Then we’ve got the S5 Lite with 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage that goes for 46,500 Naira, and then 3GB and 32 Storage version that goes for 42,500 Naira.
So in all 2 sets of 2 devices each making a total of four devices and of course as I said my review is based on the 4 and 64GB configuration.
I’ll be sharing my thoughts about it based on my experience using it.
I’ll also share the pros and cons, things I liked and things I felt could have been better, as well and as always, I’ll have my timestamps in
the description if you want to skip ahead to different sections of this review to get informed faster and I have a surprise gift for someone, so stick around till
Without further ado, let’s get to it.
The box is pretty identical to the box of the Infinix Hot 8 which I reviewed much earlier.
Anyway, diving right into the unboxing of this device, you get the usual prints around it with free data for some network providers.
What’s new on the box though is the 100 days of broken screen repairs you get.
The first thing you see in the box is the smartphone itself, with the inscriptions right on it.
You get the 6.6-inch Infinity O Display.
32MP HDR Camera, Quad Camera Set up, and a 4,000 mah battery.
Right on that is the sim ejector tool.
Inside the box, we get the user manual, x club member invites, care documentation for that 100-day screen damage repair.
Then we’ve got the transparent case which looks and feels good, holding the phone together making it grippable and then we’ve got the screen protector.
For what’s in the rest of the box, we get the headphones, charging cable, and the regular power adaptor.
That’s all for what’s in the box and now, we’ll get to the device itself.
Taking that wrap off the front of the note 8 shows you that flush 6.6-inch screen and on the back, We’re greeted with the Quetzal Cyan striped polycarbonate material.
Color options for the S5 include Quetzal Cyan which we have here, Midnight Black, and Violet.
It took 1 minute and 15 seconds to boot and set up the Infinix S5 without Face ID or Fingerprint.
This ushers us into XOS 5.5 based on Android 9 with some improvements and features which I’ll share later.
63,000. The front of the S5 houses the 32MP camera in that hole-punch which is the main attraction for the front of the device.
Above it is the ambient light sensor and earpiece tucked away nicely and on the back, we get the quad-camera setup with the same inscription written beside it,
Moving towards the lower regions, we’ve got the S logo and designed by Infinix.
The device doesn’t weight too much even with the case on.
The overall usability and feel in the hand were quite fine in my opinion.
It’s a mesh between unibody on the back and raised on the front so there’s a ridge as you hold on the edge The display on this device is
720 by 1600 with a medium of 270 pixels per inch.
In terms of the quality, I’ll say it’s what I expected, I wasn’t distracted by the hole-punch display.
It’s just that it’s 720p, this is something I wish was better on this device because competitors like Xiaomi already provide FHD display devices with up to 2340 by
1080p one of which I reviewed earlier and it comes at almost the same price as the S5, this is something that could sway potential interest from buyers but yeah,
There’s no visible vignette or screen bleeding but if you angle the phone slightly you would see a small shadow under the camera but it’s not so much of
You can also hide the notch but that creates this weird gigantic forehead which I think defeats the whole point of getting the device in the first place.
The only search of Dark in the settings brings an app.. which we don’t even know what it does.
I also like that there’s a dedicated or should I say prominent section for System navigation in the settings.
Key Navigation buttons which are the default, then there’s Gesture Navigation which is just okay, it kind of mimics the Key navigation with swipes.
Swipe up on the right side to go back, the middle to go home, and the left to multitask and mix navigation which I very much prefer.
A mix of both gesture and key navigation to show the back button and you can even swipe between applications.
Okay so check this out guys, I could use Air Gestures where I could do a hand sign at my phone to reject a call or do a
2 finger sort of peace sign to answer calls and even puts it on the loudspeaker.
I think this feature would be useful if, for instance, your hands are soiled.
For accuracy, it has to be far away but around the camera’s line of sight.
You can save WhatsApp stories of specific people on WhatsApp for more than 24 hours which, maybe it’s a close relative who you often enjoy their stories.
In the social turbo app, you can even choose to save these files from up to 15 Days to forever and there’s a toggle to automatically save WhatsApp status
It also has a beauty filter for WhatsApp video calls, so you look prettier I don’t know.. why you would do that but hey!
To access these features for Whatsapp simply hit XOS Labs in the settings and you should see a Social Turbo setting.
In terms of day to day use,
I didn’t notice any deviation from the norm as much, however, if you’re consuming a lot of media, music, videos, etc, infinix provides some headphones in the box.
As far as sound quality from playback, you’ve got a single speaker right down there.
In terms of Microphone quality and speaker quality and here’s how it sounds: It did lack some bass in the music playback but it was fairly loud with a
bit of crunch to it, in terms of the microphone quality though, it did sound quite clear and better than some devices within this price range that I’ve tested.
As far as the specifications go, the Infinix S5 comes with an Helio P22 Octa-core processor and from the previous video I made, a lot of people weren’t too
In my experience using this device, however, I didn’t get any noticeable lag or drawback but a true test to know if this processor isn’t compatible would be a
Especially since it’s quite priced competitively with smartphones shipping with Snapdragon 665s.
maximum version with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage so basically when it is maxed out you can get up to 348GB of storage.
I’ll leave a link to where you can check for the specifications and read more about the specs in the description below.
About their availability, on the 12th of November pre-orders would end for the S5s.
Gameplay in my experience was okay, PUBG’s graphics were a default low because it’s, of course, a 720p display there was no lag in the graphics as well since
I did experience a little warmness in the hand during gameplay but that quickly went away.
As far as battery life on the S5s, In my usage, the 4,000 maH did last for quite the time, ALTHOUGH heavy use did drain the battery a lot
due to over-testing, at the end of the day, I usually had about 20 – 30% remaining after using it for calls, social media, browsing, and more basic uses.
It took 30 minutes to get from 0 – 19% and another 30 minutes to get to 39%, so basically, that’s 0 to 39 or approximately 40% in 1 hour.
In total, it took 3 hours to get to 100% from 0%.
Also about unlocking methods, you get face unlock which is pretty fast and lets you choose how it behaves after its application and fingerprint which just works fine, nothing
When it comes to the camera of the Infinix S5, Infinix is more in the game of numbers or quantity if you will.
Just like other competitors, we get a quad AI Camera on the back with a hole punch 32MP Camera The specs on those quad cameras, from the top to
the bottom is 1, a 2MP depth sensor, 2, 16MP f1.8 wide lens.
The last lens doesn’t hide anything when it’s covered but on stage, Infinix claims that the fourth lens should be a VGA Low light camera that Infinix called AI Camera Lens.
I’m guessing so since even when it’s covered, it doesn’t affect the scene detection feature.
The camera app is pretty much the standard app, no pro mode however, you get this nice animation you switch to the front camera.
It’s also got Google Lens which can be useful in some scenarios as well.
Portrait mode shots of my hand came out quite well because the edges were defined and in fact, there’s such high detail.
Something like a face which is usually what is snapped more in portrait mode wouldn’t come out well as they are usually soft or washed out in a
way and the edges are super cut making it look artificial.
Wide-angle shots vs 1x shots were quite different, it looked a little faded on the wide-angle while the 1x lens was just normal in the colors with slight saturation.
It also did struggle with exposure and focus sometimes but a tripod and a 3rd party app could help.
do let me know what your thoughts are about the Infinix S5, In terms of my verdict, I’d say that the S5’s hole punch
the design brings about a nicely designed smartphone, however, it isn’t the best in terms of camera quality which may sway a lot of people, for almost 63,000 Naira, I could
commend Infinix for adding a 128GB storage device to their line up but processing power is something that means a lot to customers and this may not be at