Is the Infinix Smart 5 a Perfect Budget Smartphone?

For just Rs. 7,199 you get an incredible range of specs

The Infinix Smart 5 has launched this month and from what I can gather from its specifications is that it seems to be a perfect candidate for those who prefer a no-nonsense smartphone at a budget price. What I really like about the Infinix Smart 5 is the 6,000 mAh battery and a huge 6.82-inch display screen which is perfect if you’re someone who uses their phone for accessing various multimedia or for playing mobile games.

What makes it even better is the fact that it comes with a MediaTek Helio G25 processor which renders graphics very smoothly. The MediaTek Helio G25 chipset comes with four ARM Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 2.0GHz, four Cortex-A53 cores at 1.5GHz, and an IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU. You will enjoy faster performance and will not have to face any interruptions while accessing multiple applications, browsing the web, or playing intense graphics games. For the price you pay, I think this is a steal.

The Infinix Smart 5 comes in one variant, that is the 2GB with 32GB storage + 256GB expandable. Right now it’s priced at Rs. 7,199 and it might go up later. You can purchase this smartphone in four colours, namely: Black, Blue, Green, Purple. This smartphone has a rear camera with 13MP and a selfie camera with 8MP. As far as the cameras are concerned, they give good clear images that are good enough as per the price of the smartphone. The cameras have other features like Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus. Moreover, the front camera comes with different features like portrait and wide selfie modes.

The 6.82-inch display has an HD+ IPS LCD panel with a waterdrop-style notch. The dimensions of Infinix Smart 5 measure 165.4 mm x 73.4 mm x 8.8 mm (height x width x thickness) and it weighs approximately 183 grams. This is a lightweight phone that offers a slip-free grip.

As I said, you get a hefty 6,000 mAh battery with 10W fast charging which is ideal for playing games or scrolling through Instagram Reels on your phone for long hours. Hence, you need not frequently charge your phone or worry about battery drainage in the middle of a call, playing a game, watching a movie, or doing other things. Other things include a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, Bluetooth, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, and a 3.5mm audio jack. This smartphone will run on Android 10 Go with a customized XOS 7.

This low-budget smartphone fulfills almost all the basic requirements of a smartphone and is reliable as well. The Infinix Smart 5 joins the list of small but growing Android Go phones. It is available in the 2GB variant with 32GB of internal storage which is expandable to 256GB via micro SD card.

Overall, the Infinix Smart 5 is a smart buy that is affordable for those who have a low budget.



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Shaurya Sharma

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