Infinix S5 Pro review

GSMArena team, 09 Mar 2020.

Introduction

The Infinix S5 Pro is yet another affordable smartphone aimed at the oversaturated Indian market. It has a lot to show off starting with a large notch-less display and a triple-camera. It is also GSMArena's first Infinix smartphone review, so cue the drum roll, here comes the S5 Pro!

Infinix S5 Pro review

The S5 Pro is the company's most powerful smartphone to date, though you need to adjust your expectations as it's an INR 9,999 phone after all (the equivalent of US$135). The new S5 model employs the Helio P35 chip, up from Helio P22 in previous models, but its strengths lie elsewhere.

The Inifnix S5 Pro impresses not only with dazzling looks but with a large 6.53" IPS LCD screen of 1080p resolution that has no cutouts whatsoever. The 16MP selfie camera is hidden on a mechanical pop-up piece and thus no pixel had to be sacrificed for them selfies.

Infinix S5 Pro review

The S5 Pro also brags with a high-end triple camera on the back. It's not what you'd expect though - there is a 48MP primary behind f/1.8 lens, a 2MP depth sensor for portraits, and a QVGA teeny-tiny eye assisting in low-light somehow.

Finally, the S5 Pro had enough space to pack a 4,000 mAh battery under the hood, which should last for a couple of days. And we do appreciate the latest Android 10 version.

Infinix S5 Pro specs

  • Body: Front glass, plastic back and frame, 206g.
  • Display: 6.53" IPS LCD, 1,080 x 2,340px, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 394ppi.
  • Rear camera: Primary - 48MP, f/1.8; PDAF; Depth sensor - 2MP. Video recording up to 1080p@30fps.
  • Front camera: Motorized pop-up with 16MP, f/2.0; fixed focus lens.
  • OS/Software: Android 10, XOS 6.0.
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio P35: octa-core CPU (4x 2.3GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.8GHz Cortex-A53); PowerVR GE8320 GPU.
  • Memory: 4GB of RAM; 64GB storage; microSD card slot (dedicated).
  • Battery: 4,000mAh, 10W charging
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM; Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0; microUSB, 3.5mm jack.
  • Misc: Fingerprint reader (rear-mounted)

Well, the S5 Pro is no flagship, that's for sure, but for a $135 phone it does offer a lot. So, without further ado, let's pop that box wide open.

Unboxing the Infinix S5 Pro

The Infinix S5 Pro retail bundle contains a 10W charger and a microUSB cable. You will also find a transparent soft case and a SIM ejection pin.

Infinix S5 Pro review

There is also a thin screen protector underneath a bunch of leaflets and all these accessories. It's not a glass one and doesn't impress with quality, but it's still a thing many users will appreciate having in the box.

Reader comments

  • sadaqat

Realme 5

  • OJ11

Nice phone but I think maybe something could be added Like the battery capacity

  • Kolex

This is total rubbish how can they produce such phone with just 4,000 capacity infinix should try and improve their phone standard and work on how to release a better update instead of Google security patches everytime