The Infinix S5 is the latest camera-centric smartphone from the company to launch in Kenya. The phone is available in the country starting from Ksh 15,900 on Jumia.
With the launch of this phone in the country, let us unbox it and I will share my first impressions. The Infinix S4 is the successor to the S4 that we reviewed a few months ago. It is actually interesting to see Infinix launch two devices in the S series within the same year and just 6 months apart.
With the Infinix S5, I was curious to see what is new and if it was worth launching this phone considering the fact that the S4 isn’t that old.
Before we get to the unboxing, these are some of the key specifications of this phone.
Display: 6.6-inch IPS LCD display with 1600 x 720 pixels resolution
Processor: Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
GPU: PowerVR GE8320
RAM: 3/4/6 GB
Storage: 32/64/128GB internal storage, expandable via microSD card up to 182GB
Cameras: Quad: 16MP + 5MP + 2MP + QVGA rear camera, (Triple for S5 Lite) 32 MP front-facing camera
SIM: dual SIM
Battery: 4000mAh battery
Android: Android 9 Pie; XOS 5.5
In the Box
This is what you should get in the box when you buy the Infinix S5.
- The Infinix S5
- Screen protector
- Transparent back cover
- SIM ejector tool
- Wall adapter for charging
- USB Cable
- User Manual and warranty information
Taking out the Infinix S5 from the box for the first time, you will see a phone with a familiar design. It may look like any other smartphone out there but that is not entirely the case.
For my review, I got the blue version that Infinix is calling Quetzal Cyan that looks really good. At the back is also where we get the Quad (4) camera setup with quad LED flash. The camera looks good and is promising but I will talk more in the camera review that will be up in a few days. For the cameras, we are getting a 16MP + 5MP + 2MP + QVGA sensors.
The fingerprint scanner is also at the back and as expected, it is snappy and accurate. Nothing else is at the back except the Infinix and ‘S’ branding.
The phone also feels very light and thin. The smooth edges make it comfortable to hold and carry around. The size of the phone might be a bit too big if you have never used a smartphone with a big display before but you will get used to it after a couple of days.
The power and volume buttons are on the right and even though they are not textured, they are easy to identify even when you are not looking at the phone. The SIM tray is on the right and through it you can have two SIM cards and a MicroSD card. The speaker grille, Micro USB port and headphone jack are at the bottom.
For the display, we are getting a 6.6 inch one with a 720p resolution. The one thing that stands out is the punch hole notch on the top left section of the phone. This is the first smartphone from Infinix with this type of notch that is used to house the 32MP front-facing camera. I will also be testing this camera out in a few days so watch out for that post.
With the punch hole notch, the Infinix S5 has very thin bezels and you get so much screen real estate to play with. Above the display is the earpiece that you will rarely notice is there unless you are actively looking for it.
The display is vibrant and responsive. I will talk more about it in the full review.
For software, the Infinix S5 is powered by the MediTek Helio P22 processor that has been paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage space that can be expanded further using a microSD card.
The Infinix S5 comes with Android 9 Pie out of the box with XOS version 5.5.2. There is no news of this phone getting Android 10 anytime soon. I will update you if and when I have that information. Performance has been good so far and that is exactly what you expect on a new smartphone so more on this will be in the full review.
This is just a first impressions look at the Infinix S5 and not the full review. I am working on the full review that will be up soon. So far, I am impressed with the design and build quality of the S5. The cameras are also pretty good and I am curious to test them out further.
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