Infinix Note 5 and Note 5 Pro Price, Features, Specifications and Review: Beyond Intelligence

INFINIX NOTE 5 FEATURES, SPECIFICATIONS, PRICE AND  REVIEW: BEYOND INTELLIGENCE

Infinix Note 5 is the fifth offering in the note series of the Infinix brand of smartphones. It was announced in June and released in July of 2018 after much media hype and expectations. This year’s version of the Note series comes with Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities and  google Lens. It comes with Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Relaity (VR). But does the Infinix Note 5 live up to the Hype?, let’s quickly find out.

 

INFINIX NOTE 5 KEY FEATURES

  • Oprating System: Android Oreo (8.1) 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 Camera: 12MP camera & LED Flash
  • Front Camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4500 mAh (non-removable)

 

DESIGN AND DISPLAY

The Infinix Note 5 comes with a  6 inches FHD Screen packing a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels with a screen density of 403PPI (pixels per inch). The smartphone follows the recent trend by sporting an 18:9 screen aspect ratio with a 79% screen to body ratio. This means less bezel, more screen and  can only be good news as it means more screen estate for game’s and videos. The navigation buttons on the Note 5 are placed on the screen to reduce the b ezels giving the smartphone a pleasing to the eye look. Colour representation and screen outdoor visibility on the note 5 are good.

The note 5 comes with a plastic body design with curved edges, a smooth and shiny back panel that looks like glass but really just plastic. The 12mp rear camera placed at the top left corner, together with the  flashlight. At the back is a fingerprint scanner positioned on the center with the Infinix logo beneath it. There is also an inscription of Android One on the bottom. The speaker grills, earphone, microphone and the USB ports are located on the bottom of the phone while the volume control  and power buttons flank the sides. The 16mp selfie camera sits in front along with the proximity sensors and LED notification lights but these, except the camera is hidden underneath the top bezel.

 

BATTERY AND CAMERA

The Infinix Note 5 packs a 4500mah non removable camera under the hood With a quick charge feature. The phone is said to last 3 days of usage but as you know too well, that depends on the kind of usage and type of user. Still, it should get you at the least,  a full day’s  usage thanks to the Android one feature which maximizes  battery consumptionNote 5 Battery

The 12mp camera on the back of the phone does quite a decent job. Images are clear in the day  and above normal at night thanks to the LED flash but the 16mp selfie camera steals the show.Image are good without looking washed out and the colours are crisp.

 

SOFTWARE AND PERFORMANCE 

Infinix note 5 runs Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box and is the second Infinix phone to ship with the Android one iteration.Android One phones have the latest AI powered innovations and security protections. They run the unmodified Android operating system as intended by Google. Consequently, there are no bloatware and no custom skin by the manufacturer on the phone. Most apps have to be downloaded from Google Playstore because only few essentials are preinstalled.  The good news is that Android one phones are guaranteed to get a couple of updates as soon as Google ships them so you won’t need to wait to upgrade. infinix note 5

On the inside is 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage space, the Pro version carries a bigger RAM and ROM capacities of 4GB RAM and 64GBROM. 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.

Android One

 

DETAILED SPECIFICATIONS

General Features
Launched  June 2018
Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo (Android One)
 SIM Dual (Nano) SIM
Display
 Type IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen FHD+ (16M Colors)
 Size 6.0 inches (18:9 Aspect Ratio)
 Resolution 2160 x 1080 pixels
Body
 Dimension 158 x 75.8 x 8.4mm
 Colour Blue, Black, Gray
 Weight 173g
Connectivity
 Network GPRS, EDGE, 3G, 4G
 WLAN WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, HOTDPOT
 GPS A-GPS
 USB Yes
 Bluetooth Yes
Storage
 ROM 32GB or 64GB / 64GB (Pro)
 RAM 3GB or 4GB / 4GB (Pro)
 Processor 2.0GHz Helio P23 MT6763T, ARM Mali-G71 MP2 700MHz GPU
 Card Slot Up to 128GB (MicroSD)
 Camera
 Back 12MP with Dual LED Flash /12MP + 5MP (Pro) with Dual Flash
 Front 16MP with LED Flash
 Battery
 Capacity (Non-Removable) 4500 mAh
Others
 Sensors G-sensor, Proximity, E-compass, Gyroscope, Light Fingerprint (Back)
 What’s in the box? Phone, Earphone, USB Cable, User Guide, Adapter
Tools Stylus (Xpen) for Note 5 Pro

 

AVAILABILITY AND PRICING

The Infinix Note 5 can be gotten from most retail stores and online shops nationwide like jumia.com.ng and Konga.com. Prices ranges from N61,000 – 65,000. The note 5 pro would be slightly expensive due to the S pen and other features that would be added to it. The phone is available is three colours

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