The Infinix Smart 5 is one of the Infinix devices that is currently trending in the market and guess what i get the full gist for you from its price in Nigeria to specifications.
The phone was announced a few weeks ago, and we’ve been able to have a feel of what the product is all about.
So if you can’t wait till the product becomes available in the market, you have come to the right place.
I’d be providing you with every important information we were able to gather from our short experience with the phone.
And I hope this review proves helpful, in helping you determine whether to consider the product or not.
It is also important to state that Smart 5 is different from the Infinix S5. So don’t make the mistake of thinking I’m talking about the same product.
While this article is truly meant to review the smartphone, to give a better understanding of what the phone has to offer, I’d first present a summary of the product’s specs and features.
Following the presentation of this specs and features summary, I’d provide a brief discussion about the price of the phone.
Afterwards, I’d then delve into the actual review of the device. Under the review of the device, I’d talk about things ranging from the design of the phone to the computing hardware, etc.
Infinix Smart 5 Price in Nigeria
The cost of the Smart 5 from Infinix right now in Nigeria is 43,000 Naira. Head to Jumia right now to get one for yourself.
Specs & Features
- 165.4 mm x 73.4 mm x 8.8 mm [6.51 inches x 2.89 inches x 0.35 inches]
- Black, Blue, Green
- MediaTek Helio A25 [Octa-core processor; 1.50 – 1.80 GHz; 10 nm process]
- 4 x 1.50 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4 x 1.80 GHz Cortex-A53
- IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU
- 2 / 3 GB RAM
- IPS capacitive touchscreen [Over 16M colours support]
- 6.60 inches [Approximately 86.6-percent screen-to-body ratio]
- 720 x 1,600 pixels [~ 266 ppi density]; 20:9 aspect ratio
- Android 10 OS
- 32 / 64 GB internal storage space [eMMC 5.1]
- Storage expansion support
- 13 MP rear camera
- HDR and panorama
- LED flash
- 8 MP front camera
- HDR and panorama
- Fingerprint [Rear-mounted]
- Proximity sensor
- Gravity sensor
- Light sensor
- Non-removable Li-Po 5,000 mAh battery
- Dual SIM [Nano-SIM]
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- USB 2.0 [Type-C]
- USB On-The-Go
- Mobile hotspot
- Wi-Fi Direct
From the perspective of design, Infinix products are well-known to be quite okay. We wouldn’t consider them among the best, but at the same time, we can’t consider them disappointing.
And this trend is a thing the Smart 5 follows. In other words, the Smart 5 is a quite cool phone, although its design isn’t as impressive as some of the best designs we have out there.
Being more elaborate, the phone is a bit longer than most phones in its category, but the wideness is that of a typical mid-range phone.
As for the front of the device, a glass is used to protect the display, and this is a thing I’m sure people would appreciate. But while the front of the device is protected with a glass, the rear side features a plastic.
The plastic is a regular plastic, not a premium one, but I can’t consider Infinix to have disappointed with this.
As for the colours of the phone, the smartphone is available in three colours. The colours in question are black, blue and green. And I don’t think anyone would have an issue finding one or more of these colours desirable.
The Smart 5 is a product targeted at mid-range smartphone users, so the device comes with the kind of hardware you’d expect from a mid-range phone.
Being elaborate, the chipset of the device is the MediaTek Helio A25. This chipset is an item we’ve spotted in a good number of other Infinix products; in other words, the chipset is quite dependable.
However, when it comes to extremely heavy games, the MediaTek Helio A25 wouldn’t perform excellently; but this shouldn’t come as a surprise, considering the price of the phone.
For those who would like further words on the processor of the MediaTek Helio A25, the chipset houses an octa-core processor.
All cores of the processor are Cortex A53 cores, but four of them are rated at 1.50 GHz, while the other four are rated at 1.80 GHz.
As for the graphics processing of the phone, the hardware responsible for its graphics processing is known as the IMG PowerVR GE8320.
And from our experience with the phone, this graphics processor performs quite impressively, at what it was designed for.
When trying to get a build of Smart 5, there are a number of things you’d have to decide on, and the amount of RAM you want, is one of those things.
Some builds of the Smart 5 come with 2 GB RAM, while some come with 3 GB RAM. I’d ordinarily recommend people to opt-in for a 3 GB RAM build. However, if you can’t afford a 3 GB RAM build, you can opt-in for a build of the phone having 2 GB of RAM.
The display of the Smart 5 is the kind you’d expect from a typical Infinix product. The display of the phone is an IPS display measuring 6.60 inches.
While a display of just 5.70 inches is okay for a mid-range phone, this device rather comes with something as large as 6.60 inches, a thing many Nigerians would appreciate.
As for the resolution of the display, the device has a resolution of 720 x 1,600 pixels. And this resolution leaves the display with about 267 pixels per inch.
A pixel density of about 267 PPI is not very impressive, but I don’t expect you to expect something better, since this is the typical kind of pixel density Infinix devices come with.
While having a feel of the phone, we were also able to take it outside, under a bright sun. And by just increasing the display’s brightness a little, I could use the phone with great ease. So brightness is also not a thing you have to worry about.
While most aspects of this phone shouldn’t disappoint most people, the aspect of operating system might be a bit disappointing for some.
The Smart 5 is a product powered by the Android 10 operating system. But unlike most other products in its category, this phone runs the Go edition of the Android 10 OS.
It is also important stating that the OS of the device is not the standard Android 10 Go, the OS powering the phone is rather a custom version of the Android 10 Go.
But this shouldn’t come as a surprise, as Infinix devices hardly run stock Android 10 operating systems.
Earlier on, I stated that when trying to buy a build of the Smart 5, you’d have to decide on how much RAM you want.
Well, while that is true, you should understand that how much RAM you choose would also determine how much internal storage your device would have.
If you opt-in for a 2 GB RAM build, then 32 GB of storage space is what you’d be getting.
However, if you consider a 3 GB RAM, 64 GB of internal storage is what you should expect.
For those who wonder how much storage would ordinarily be okay, 64 GB of internal storage is what I’d ordinarily recommend.
However, if a 32 GB storage build is what you can afford, this wouldn’t be a problem. I’m only recommending a 64 GB build for the sake of convenience.
And even when you need more storage space, all you have to do, is to get a micro SD card.
While the Smart 5 seems to have three lenses on its rear side, only one of them seems to be really useful. And this useful lens is a 13 MP camera.
The lens further turns out to be quite okay, with the pictures I was able to take with it. But when it came to taking wide-viewing-angle pictures, macro pictures, etc, there’s nothing to write home about.
So when buying the phone, understand that only one of the three lenses seems to matter.
As for the front of the phone, an 8 MP camera lens is featured. This 8 MP camera was also used to take a few pictures.
And from the pictures it took, I doubt you’d be disappointed. I’m not saying this front camera is as good as the best mid-range front cameras we have out there, but if you’ve always been an Infinix user, you shouldn’t be disappointed.
If you’re the kind of who has always been a fan of Tecno and Infinix, you’d be most likely impressed with infinix smart 5 considering its specs and price in Nigeria.
However, if you’re the kind who has always been using brands like Nokia, Xiaomi, etc, you might find this product a bit disappointing.