Infinix S5 is the latest Infinix Mobility release, But that’s not the greatest takeaway, the Smartphone is the first to feature a punch-hole display housing the front-facing selfie camera in the brand’s S-Class series.
After being launched a few weeks back, Infinix Mobile Uganda didn’t take long to announce the Infinix S5 availability dates than it opened its shops with brand new device kits available for purchase at a price tagged to the mid-range dynamics
Well, we received an Infinix S5 review unit and before we review the device, our first impressions have nut sounds inking cracks of the new features tagged to this Infinix S4 successor
Infinix S5 first Impressions
First, the Infinix S5 is yet another close to phablet design Smartphone with a full view 6.6 Inch Screen clocked with less bezels. This means, the Infinix S5 is not that different from the current smartphones craze ruled by full-screen releases
As the Punch hole notch delivers a much wider viewing ratio since it encroaches on the notification pane. It’s By the same fashion that the front camera housed under the notch sits at an all-angle selfies position
Alternatively, a quad rear cameras setup teases new quality standards on the S5 since its the first S-series release to pack 4 Cameras to the back and a separated quad-LED Flash.
On the other hand, the inbuilt battery trend is a standard that seems to drive almost every new midrange and high-end smartphone with an allocated SIMCards pane allowing swift card changes
However, Android 9.0 Pie is a miss on the Infinix S5 since the operating system is slowly paving way for Android 10 and has been featured on almost every 2019 midrange release
Being a Q3 2019 release, an upgradable version of the Operating system would have spiced up the device’s full-screen standard with 2020 apps upgrade support. Nonetheless, here is a piece of the device’s specifications sheet
Infinix S5 Quick specifications
OS Version: Android™ 9 Pie
Processor: MediaTek Helio P22
Display: 6.6-inch HD+ Infinity-O
Selfie camera: 16 MP In-Display
Rear camera: 16MP+2MP+AI Lens
Memory: 3GB RAM+32G ROM & 4GB RAM+64G ROM
Colors: Sparkling Design in Quetzal Cyan, Midnight Black and Violet
Price and Where to Buy
Retailing at 650,000/= in major Infinix dealer shops, the Infinix S5 comes with a Lite version which retails at UGX 460,000 with variations in the specifications sheet.
Just like any other Infinix Smartphone, you can get yourself a genuine copy of the device or gift it to a festive season catcher by swapping to any Infinix branded shops and online on Jumia, UgaKart, Jiji or Kikuubo Online
Nevertheless, with such a fullscreen display and quad rear cameras standard ( 3 for the LITE version ), we shall sniff what this latest S-class release has to offer in our review article and how it differs from its LITE version