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Meet the Infinix S5 Pro - FHD+ all-screen screen, 6GB RAM, 128GB storage, and 40MP pop-up selfie cam under PHP 8K

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The Infinix S5 Pro is a new budget-friendly smartphone under PHP 8K. We have been using it for a couple of weeks now and here's is our quick review.
How good is the Infinix S5 Pro?
How good is the Infinix S5 Pro?

Meet the Infinix S5 Pro

What's in the box?

From the box, you can immediately see a theme for the unit that we got. We got the Forest Green variant. Inside the box, you get the unit, a clear case, a micro USB cord, a pair of wired earbuds, the charging brick, SIM eject tool, and some paperwork.
Infinix S5 Pro back
Infinix S5 Pro back
Bottom side
Bottom side
Left side
Left side
Right side

For the build and design, the Infinix S5 Pro feels and looks pretty premium for the price. It has a glossy, glass-like back with a pretty green gradient. You can also find the triple-camera system and rear-mounted fingerprint sensor at the back as well. It feels pretty solid with thickness and heft that is perfect for my hand.

On the right side, you find the power and volume button. The left side houses the SIM card tray while the bottom side houses the 3.5mm audio port, micro USB port, and speaker grill. Up top, you find the pop-up selfie camera.
Infinix S5 Pro display
Infinix S5 Pro display

The Infinix S5 Pro has a 6.53-inch IPS screen with 2220 x 1080 FHD+ resolution and 378 ppi pixel density. One thing to note is that it doesn't have a notch or cutout. Yes, this is a true fullscreen experience since it has a pop-up selfie camera for less than PHP 8K.
It is great for daily work, media consumption, and gaming
It is great for daily work, media consumption, and gaming

Watching YouTube videos and Netflix is a great experience. Colors are close to accurate with good contrast and brightness. The contrast is not AMOLED levels but good enough for an immersive experience. It only has a 60Hz refresh rate but for the price, it's more than enough.

All-screen experience with pop-up cam for less

Playing games is also a great experience since you get more screen real estate. We all get used to any notch or punch-hole cutout we encounter but having nothing to hamper the experience is something, in my opinion, most people take for granted.
It has DTS sound for simulated surround sound
It has DTS sound for simulated surround sound

For audio, the speaker gets pretty loud but the quality takes a hit beyond 75 percent volume. It is worth noting that it has DTS sound support for a simulated surround sound experience. This is a great addition to enhance immersion in movies, but turn it off for games and music.

The Infinix S5 Pro drove our JBL Quantum 600 decently and overall we enjoyed the audio experience.

Cameras

The 48MP triple camera setup
The 48MP triple camera setup

The Infinix S5 Pro has a triple-camera setup with 48MP f/1.79 + 2MP depth + VGA low light sensor + dual-tone LED flash. Camera modes include Short Video mode, Video, AI Cam, Beauty mode, Bokeh mode, AR Shot, Panorama, and 48MP UHD mode. There's also an option for HDR mode as well.

The camera app performs well. It has a snappy UI and everything you need is just a tap or swipe away. The normal Photo mode that is found on other devices is completely replaced by the AI cam mode though.

Photos taken using the rear cameras came out great. The dynamic range is good, the color is fairly accurate, and the images came out sharp as well. The autofocus works well, especially in well-lit environments.

At low light and night photography, the images are OK but a lot of the details is lost. Looking at the pictures as a whole, they're decent but once you zoom in for details you can see that texts are not readable and blurred.

Rear Camera Samples

Daylight shot 1
Daylight shot 1
Daylight shot 2
Daylight shot 2
Indoors with ample lighting
Indoors with ample lighting
Close-up indoors in low light
Close-up indoors in low light
Night Shot 2
Night Shot 2
The pop-up 40MP camera
The pop-up 40MP camera

For selfies, it has a 40MP sensor. It is worth noting that this is a pop-up camera. It is still cool to see this feature in a device under PHP 10K. It also has a 40MP mode and HDR available. The images we took came out sharp and with great colors when there's ample lighting. In low light situations, it struggled a bit though. But, for the price, it exceeds expectations still.

Selfie Camera Samples

Daylight selfie
Daylight selfie
Indoors selfie with studio lights
Indoors selfie with studio lights
Low light selfie 1
Low light selfie 1
No lights, selfie with screen flash
No lights, selfie with screen flash

The rest of the features

Geekbench and AnTuTu results
Geekbench and AnTuTu results

The Infinix S5 Pro features the 12nm 2.0GHz Helio P32 octa-core processor, PowerVR GE8320 GPU, 6GB LPDDR4X RAM, and 128GB expandable storage. It also has a 4,000mAh battery.

For the benchmarks, Infinix S5 Pro scored 113,951 points on AnTuTu, 182 points for single-core, and 1,039 for multi-core for Geekbench. For the price, it provides decent scores, but there are new-gen chips such as Qualcomm's Snapdragon 460 and MediatTek's Helio G70 to G85 that perform better than this.

Good for daily tasks, but it'll struggle with demanding games

Fortunately, daily tasks such as web browsing, social media, YouTube, Netflix, and Spotify performed smoothly. Even with numerous background apps, we did not experience hiccups in terms of multitasking.
COD: Mobile and Wild Rift graphics settings
COD: Mobile and Wild Rift graphics settings

In terms of gaming, we experienced some slowdown when loading up Wild Rift (pertaining to the 3D animations while loading) as it drops a lot of frames. I maxed out the settings in terms of graphics, which is at Low, including character inking and 60fps mode. It ran up to 60fps but during big team fights with a lot of special VFX and particles, it does stutter for a solid second leading to my untimely death in-game. It also gets very hot when playing in 60fps mode.

In Call of Duty: Mobile, it does not even give you any other option other than Low graphics preset at Medium Frame Rate. The game is playable but you'll notice the difference in framerate especially for an FPS game. 

In terms of battery life, I managed to squeeze out 7-8 hours of battery life with 75 percent brightness, WiFi + mobile data, and location on. My usage included normal comms via text, calls, messenger, e-mail, web browsing, multimedia, and some gaming. It charges from 10 percent to 100 percent in 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Overall, I am satisfied with the performance the Infinix S5 Pro was able to provide given the price. However, there are room for improvements such as in thermal management and some kind of quick charge technology.

To round up the Infinix S5 Pro's features, it has WiFi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, OTG, FM Radio, A-GPS, GLONASS, and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. It also runs Android 10 out of the box with XOS 6.0 on top.

Infinix S5 Pro Specs

Display: 6.53-inch 2.5D curved IPS screen w/ FHD+ 2220 x 1080 resolution at 378 ppi
CPU: 2.0GHz 12nm Helio P35 octa-core processor
GPU: PowerVR GE8320
RAM: 6GB LPDDR4X
ROM: 128GB expandable via microSD card slot up to 256GB (dedicated)
Back Camera: 48MP f/1.79 + 2MP depth + VGA low light sensor + dual-tone LED flash
Selfie Camera: 40MP
Battery: 4,000mAh
OS: Android 10.0 w/ XOS 6.0
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, OTG, FM Radio, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, dual SIM
Sensors: Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Others: Fingerprint sensor, Colors: Sea Blue, Forest Green, Violet
Dimensions: 162.5 x 76.88 x 8.95 mm
Weight: 179 g
Price: PHP 7,490

Quick thoughts

For PHP 7,490, the Infinix S5 Pro is a budget phone sporting a neat looking design. The device is also one of the few with a true all-screen large FHD+ screen, 48MP triple camera system, and 40MP selfie camera for the price.

The Helio P35 SoC with PowerVR GE8320 GPU is not the speediest chip for the price, but it is decent for running most of the apps decently. It provides a good enough experience in daily work, browsing, and multimedia. Multitasking is also snappy since it has 6GB LPDDR4X RAM and you can store plenty of files on its 128GB storage.

This can also provide an enjoyable gaming experience if you are willing to sacrifice some of the visuals.

Overall, it is a solid device for the price.

What do you guys think?
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