Couple of hours ago, a giant who is not just one of the largest but also one of the top selling smartphone manufacturer in africa through its social media pages announced the much awaited infinix note 5 stylus.
This is the Pro version of the note 5 launched in Dubai, UAE and made available almost immediately in July 2018.
See, the tremendous growth in the area of science, engineering and technology has made our lives better, smarter, easier and less expensive.
One of the ways these advancements has change our world is by making things smaller and the revolution of smartphone is one of its products known to the entire universe.
Infinix mobile has done a great job in bringing latest, trending and relevant technology to our world at a much cheaper price. They are doing in africa what xiaomi is doing in India.
Is stylus pen an old technology? Yes it is. But that’s not the point. If you have ever been in an engineering or science class, then you know that new technology are based on old technology, designs, laws and theories and there are always room for improvement.
Before this manufacturer announced the infinix note 4 pro with stylus pen last year (2017), the only phone in the world (which i personally know of) with such technology is the Samsung galaxy note series which is too expensive for most people in this part of the world.
So the point is, infinix exposed numerous Africans to an amazing technology for an extremely low price. Making it easier for middle class Africans experience great innovations.
Infinix Note 5 Stylus
In a nutshell, this version is similar to the original version in processing power but much have changed aesthetically.
Viewing from the rear, note 5 stylus is very similar to the note 4 pro except for the placement of the LED flash and the relocation of the fingerprint scanner from the front to the rear.
Design & Display
This stylus edition of the note 5 is a case of spotless beauty. Because in regards to look, the device is ravishing and creatively carved.
The screen is a vibrant and colorful 6.0-inch IPS LCD display accompanied by Full HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels for precision) screen resolution, 500 nits screen brightness, 18:9 aspect ratio full display and 2.5D glass to boost its stunning look and user’s experience.
Bezels on both sides are pretty thin and while the top bezel hosts the selfie camera, earpiece, flash light and notification light, the chin (bottom bezel) is merely there for ornamental purpose.
Just like it is with the note 5, this version also has nothing at the top while the bottom is jam packed. At the left side on the bottom are the 3.5mm headphone jack and microphone while on the right are the speaker grill and the stylus pen (slot). The USB port is placed at the mid bottom.
The sides housed the power and volume buttons on the right and the sim + micro sd card slot on the left.
Moving on to the aluminium rear, the back camera and fingerprint scanner are vertically arranged on top of each other with the LED flashlight moved from the right (as seen on note 4 pro) to the left of the camera on the 5 stylus.
Under this vertical arrangement is Infinix imprinted and at the middle down are other trademarks.
It is also impossible not to notice the antenna lines across the top and bottom rear which extends partly to the sides just as seen on its predecessor.
Hardware, Software & Memory
Just like i said earlier, its uses the same processing power as the original note 5 with the exception of the memory.
Instead of the 3GB, 32GB and 4GB, 64GB storage configuration on the original version, the stylus uses 4GB RAM and 32GB, 64GB internal storage.
This configuration couple with 2.0GHz Octa Core Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T processor and Mali G71 GPU, this device is very fast, responsive and gaming on it is fluid with no hiccups.
Until the manufacturer launch the successor to zero 5, this smartphone becomes my best infinix phone (you don’t have to agree with me on this).
One last thing, It runs on Pure Android 8.1 Oreo. Just like the original version, the note 5 pro is also part of the android one project which means its users will be on the front seat for security patches and latest OS upgrade via OTA.
Battery, Camera & Connectivity
Infinix claims it can last up to 2 days of fair usage with a charge. That is not hard to believe because the ordinary note 5 uses a battery capacity that is 500 mAh higher and it can go a bit more than 2 days with just a single charge.
Hey! the 4000 mAh battery crammed into it might not be able to go 2 days as the manufacturer has said but it will be closer to that considering the smart power consumption feature put in place. So battery wise, you have got no problem with stylus note 5.
With Infinix X-Charge, you can easily recharge the battery from 0 – 100% in less than 90 minutes.
Infinix note 5 stylus uses a 12MP AI powered back camera with dual LED flash, f/2.0 aperture & 1.25um pixels featuring beauty, portrait, professional and auto scenes detection modes.
The selfie camera on the other hand is a f/2.0 aperture low light 16MP AI selfie camera with soft flashlight, wide angle & 5p lens element and Bokeh effect.
See if you are going to be using this device for mobile photography, infinix has got you covered.
Connectivity wise, it supports 4G LTE including GLO band 28, dual nano sim card, Bluetooth, GPS and WiFi.
Things have changed since the note 4 pro. One noticeable thing is the fact that the S-Pen is now housed inside the phone itself as against the pouch or smart cover in its predecessor.
The device launch tag #TheInteligentCreator is coined from the capacity of the 4096-level pressure sensitivity Pen.
It only takes 10 seconds to fully charge it and can be used for 1 hr:30 minutes before it runs down. The good thing is, it can be charged by the device (stylus note 5).
You can use it for capturing your screen, writing memos, painting, viewing files, drawing, Anti-lost reminder etc.
How Much is Infinix Note 5 Stylus in Nigeria
No price range has been announced yet but considering the note 4 pro with S-pen still cost about 77,500 on slot and jumia, you should expect the note 5 pro to be around 80,000 Naira.
I believe infinix will update us on price within 24 – 48 hours. So stay tuned.
In the mean time, you can pre-order it for 3,000 Naira between now and September 15th.
June 2019 Price Update:
4GB + 32GB: 69,500 Naira in Slot.ng and 71,000 – 73,000 Naira on Jumia Nigeria.
6GB + 64GB: 82,000 NGN in Slot and 81,000 – 82,000 on Jumia.
Design and Display
|Dimension||158 x 75 x 8.4 mm|
|Screen Size||6.0-inch IPS LCD, 2.5D Curve Glass|
|Screen Resolution||1080 x 2160 pixels (Full HD+)|
|Pixel Density||403 PPI|
|Sim Type||Dual Sim, Nano|
Operating System and Processor
|Android Version||Android 8.1 Oreo (AndroidOne)|
|Processor Type||Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T|
|Processor Speed||2.0GHz Octa-Core|
|Rear Camera||12MP camera, dual Led Flash, 1.25um, f/2.0 aperture, AI powered|
|Features||Portrait mode, Beauty, Professional and Auto Scenes Detection mode|
|Video Recording||[email protected]|
|Front Camera||16MP with dual soft flash, f/2.0 aperture|
|Internal Storage Memory||32GB, 64GB|
|SD Card||Yes, support up to 128GB|
|Types||Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Light, Fingerprint, Gyroscope|
|USB||Micro USB, OTG Support|
|Wifi||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi direct, hotspot|
|Audio/Music Support||MP3, EAAC, WMA, WAV|
|Video Support||MPEG4, MP4, H.263, H.264|
|Available in||Black, Red, Silver|
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