Infinix Note 5 got a flagship launch event at Armani Hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirate.
Note 5 become the first mid-range phone from infinix mobile to be launched in Dubai.
The Transsion Holding subsidiary partnered with Google to launch the device on the Android One Project.
What that means is, its users will get three (3) Android OS upgrade, constant security patches and awesome features that comes with it like Google Lens.
However, if you are a die hard fan of XOS (Infinix custom UI), sorry but you won’t be getting that on the infinix Note 5. What you get is the pure android experience like what you see on the Google Pixel phones.
Many smartphone manufacturers like Nokia and Xiaomi have also partnered with Google to launch Android One smartphones in the past.
So without further ado, let’s get to the business of the day.
Infinix Note 5 X604 ~ Unboxing.
Below are the content of the box that the infinix phone came in. You will be first greeted by the phone itself.
- The all new shining infinix Note 5.
- Google Assistance Hand Out.
- Sim Card Tray Ejector.
- User Manual.
- Warranty Card.
- Tampered Glass (Screen protector).
- Silicon Case.
- micro-USB Cable.
- Charging Adapter.
Now what does the note 5 from infinix have under the hood for us. Let’s take a look at it together.
Infinix Note 5 Specs & Review.
This device doesn’t come with anything new like some kind of tech breakthrough. Its specs are something we have seen on some couple of phones from other manufacturers.
Just that it is coming from infinix and at an affordable price and readily available (both online and offline).
However, it is sure a worthy upgrade to its predecessor has it feature latest design, little bit better display, upgraded camera, more powerful processor and latest Android OS.
Design & Display.
infinix Note 5 from infinix like it predecessor features a shinning plastic back with 2.5D glass finishing at the front.
Unlike the infinix Note 4 (Pro) with 16:9 aspect ratio, the note 5 features the trending 18:9 infinity display incorporating more screen into smaller body and replacing the navigation buttons with onscreen buttons.
There is nothing at top and left side of the device. The bottom on the other hand housed the 3.5mm headphone jack, speaker, micro-USB port and microphone.
At the right hand side are the power button, volume button and sim and sd card tray slot.
Above the display are the selfie camera, flash light, notification light and earpiece.
Turning to the back of the device, you will immediately notice the relocation of the rear camera to the top left corner while the fingerprint scanner retains its traditional position.
You will also notice the usual AndroidOne imprint at the bottom.
Display wise, infinix note 5 is a 6.0-inch IPS LCD smartphone with Full HD screen resolutions (1080 x 2160 pixels to be precise) with 403 PPI pixel density and brightness of 500 nits.
Aesthetically, the device sports a 2.5D glass on top its screen radiating beauty on its display.
Operating System, Processor & Memory.
Like i said earlier, the device was launched on Android One project. You can educate yourself about androidone.
Note 5 infinix runs on pure Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box and been an AndroidOne device, it will get Android P immediately it is available.
XOS UI fans might be disappointed with this at first but with time you will understand the pleasure of using pure Android OS.
Xiaomi Mi A1, Nokia 8 Sirocco and Nokia 7 Plus users can relate.
infinix Note 5 is powered by an Octa Core Mediatek Helio P23 processor with clock speed at 2.0 GHz. The processing power is supported by Mali-G71 GPU and 3GB/4GB RAM.
It comes in two (2) variants with difference in memory configuration. There is a variant with 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage and another with 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM.
There is a dedicated sdcard space that can support up to 128GB.
You will experience nothing short of fast and smooth multi-tasking performance on this device.
Battery, Camera & Connectivity.
Infinix Note 5 is packed with an AI managed 4500 mAh battery capacity that infinix said can last you up to 3 days of fair usage.
According to the manufacturer, the battery can last up to 1300 hrs on standby, 152 hrs while playing music, 38 hrs of talk time, 16 hrs of watching video, 12 hrs of browsing and 10 hrs if used for gaming.
It also support X-Charge which can give the battery a full day of usage in just 30 minutes. This isn’t a surprise at all as the note 4 and its pro version charges from 0% – 100% in less than an hour.
On the camera department, infinix note 5 boast of 16MP AI selfie camera with dual flash soft light, Bokeh effect, f/2.0 aperture, wide angle and 5p lens element. All these to ensure crisp low light selfie.
Also Read: Infinix Hot S3.
The rear camera is a 12MP AI camera with dual LED flash, 1.25um pixels and f/2.0 aperture featuring AI based portrait, beauty, professional and ASD (auto scenes detection) modes.
Note 4 has one of the best camera integration on any infinix device. Guess what? The note 5 is even more better not just on paper but also in reality.
Infinix Note X604 supports 4g LTE (including Glo band) on both sim, OTG, Wi-Fi (hotspot and direct), dual nano sim, sd card support up to 128GB, Bluetooth and GPS.
Infinix Note 5 Price in Nigeria.
The price wasn’t announced at the launch event but i expect infinix mobile to announce how much it will cost in each countries currencies within the next 48 hours. I will update you on this.
July 13 2018 Update: You can now get the 3GB, 32GB variant for 61,000 – 62,000 Naira on Jumia and Slot Nigeria.
Infinix Note 5 Full Specs.
- Dimension: 158 x 75 mm.
- Screen size: 6.0-inch IPS LCD with curved 2.5D Curve Glass.
- Protection: None specified.
- Screen Resolution: 1080 x 2160 pixels (FHD).
- Pixel Density: 403 PPI.
- Body: Plastic with Glass finishing.
- 2G: Yes.
- 3G: Yes.
- 4G: Yes.
- SIM Type: Dual Nano SIM.
Operating System & Processor.
- Android version: Android 8.1 Oreo (AndroidOne).
- Processor Type: Mediatek Helio P23.
- Processor Speed: 2.0GHz Octa-Core.
- Graphics Processor: Mali-G71.
- Rear Camera: 12MP AI camera with dual Led Flash, 1.25um, f/2.0 aperture.
- Video Recording: 1080p@30fps.
- Front Camera: 16MP with dual soft flash, f/2.0 aperture.
- RAM: 3GB/4GB.
- Internal Storage Memory: 32GB/64GB.
- SD card Slot: Yes, support up to 128GB.
- 4500 mAh Li-Ion.
- Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Light, Fingerprint, Gyroscope.
- Bluetooth: 4.2.
- USB: micro-USB, OTG support.
- GPS: A-GPS.
- Wi-Fi: WI Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi direct, hotspot.
- Audio/Music Support: MP3, EAAC, WMA, WAV.
- Loudspeaker: Yes.
- Video Support: MMV, MP4, H.263, H.264.
- FM Radio: Yes.
- Berlin Gray, Milan Black, Ice Blue.
There you have it on infinix note 5. Do let me know what you think using the comment box. Kindly share this article using the social sharing buttons below.