Here’s why the Infinix S5 Pro ticks most boxes for a budget smartphone

Highlights
  • Infinix S5 Pro’s MediaTek Helio P35 SoC ensures performance and gaming experiences are smooth and uninterrupted
  • It is among the most affordable smartphones with a pop-up selfie camera for an all-screen display experience
  • The smartphone’s AI-enabled camera ensure beautiful low-light images and portrait shots

Budget smartphones are getting better every year. A fine example of this is the newly-launched Infinix S5 Pro, which is a very compelling option around Rs 10,000, if you ask us. The handset offers a solid set of features at this price tag, including a 6.5-inch full-view display with slim bezels that’s devoid of notches. Then there’s the 12nm MediaTek Helio P35 chipset, which helps deliver smooth performance and brings in some useful AI capabilities too. So if you are looking for an affordable smartphone, here’s why you should check out the Infinix S5 Pro.

Impressive AI-enabled cameras

The S5 Pro is the most affordable smartphone to offer a pop-up selfie camera. That’s not all, at the rear, it sports a triple camera setup. The camera setup at the back includes a 48-megapixel primary shooter, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a third one specifically meant for low-light photography. The smartphone uses the AI enhancements provided by the P35 chipset to deliver good low-light photos, and great-looking portraits too. The P35 chipset also comes with the 3D Body Shaping feature, which finetunes the selfies captured by the 16-megapixel front sensor. Then there’s auto scene detection, which is courtesy of the AI processing unit of the MediaTek Helio P35.

Along with these enhancements, the MediaTek SoC also enables features such as AR Animoji, and AI HDR mode in photos. While recording videos with the phone, the SoC uses its Electronic Image Stabilisation and the Rolling Shutter Compensation technology to get rid of any jello effects. Furthermore, AI is also used for Face Unlock, and in the Smart Photo album to categorise the photos automatically.

Stunning display

The display is definitely one of the highlights of this smartphone. As mentioned above, a notch-less display on a smartphone priced around Rs 10,000 makes it a great deal. The phone houses a 6.5-inch IPS LCD display that offers FHD+ resolution. The screen produces 480 nits of brightness, has 1500:1 contrast ratio, and 83 percent NTSC Color Gamut… all of which means that you get an immersive experience while watching movies, or reading ebooks and everything in between.

A capable performer

MediaTek’s Helio P35 chipset includes an octa-core CPU with the brand’s proprietary CorePilot tech that balances performance and efficiency quite well. In terms of the configuration, the processor’s Cortex-A53 cores are clocked at 2.3GHz. The CPU is complemented by the IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU to provide smooth gaming.

All-round connectivity

The P35 SoC also enables plenty of connectivity features on the Infinix S5 Pro. For example, the phone supports 4G LTE WorldMode modem thanks to the chipset, which means that 4G LTE connectivity will work on both SIM cards. It offers Cat-7 speeds and the improved TAS 2.0 Smart Antenna technology assures strong signal quality. The smartphone also features Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11ac for improved network connectivity and throughput. Other features such as GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, and Galileo are also present.

Long-lasting battery

In the battery department, Infinix has included a 4,000mAh pack that should be good for a day. Thanks to the efficient processor, even if you push the phone to its limits in terms of usage, it shouldn’t leave you stranded and out of battery in the middle of the day.

To sum it up…

To conclude, the Infinix S5 Pro offers a solid set of handy features. Most of these, such as the impressive triple-camera array with its AI enhancements, the connectivity improvements, smooth performance, and long battery life, are driven by the MediaTek Helio P35. Now you know when we mean when we say that the S5 Pro should be part of your shortlist if you’re looking for an all-rounder for a budget of around Rs 10,000.