“The Turbo 5 comes with a 5,000mAh battery, one of the most powerful at this price”

The US-based smartphone maker, InFocus, has recently added a brand new smartphone to its budget lineup in India with the launch of Turbo 5. This handset has been priced at Rs 6,999 for the base (2GB) model, while its 3GB variant costs Rs 7,999. The smartphone is exclusive to Amazon India and is available in Pure Gold and Mocha Gold hues. We recently got our hands on the Mocha Gold variant of the InFocus Turbo 5, and here are our first impressions of the device.

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As soon as you pick up the phone, you cannot help but wonder how tiny the handset is, considering the monstrous 5,000mAh battery it packs. The build quality feels premium in the hand despite being crafted from plastic, thanks to the rounded edges on the rear panel and 2.5D curved edge glass on the front.

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At first glance, the handset appears to completely bezel-less on the sides, with broad bezels on top and bottom. However, when the display is turned on, you will notice a black bezel running on all sides, which is par for the course on budget devices. The SIM slot is placed on left edge and volume/power buttons are on the right. The buttons feel pretty solid and offer good tactile feedback. The top and bottom edges are completely devoid of everything except for the 3.5mm audio jack and micro-USB port with mic, respectively.

On the fascia, you will notice the 5MP front camera, ambient light sensor and earpiece on the top, and capacitive touch buttons on the bottom. The 5.2-inch HD IPS display on the front is pretty vibrant and crisp with good visibility. Moving on to the rear panel, there is a 13MP shooter accompanied by an LED flash, fingerprint scanner, InFocus branding and speaker grille. The metal finish on the rear panel adds to the look of the device. Our initial test shots with both cameras of this handset looked decent and did not give much leeway to complain at this price. However, we did experience a little stutter here and there while operating the phone for the limited time we had it for, which could be partly due to the MediaTek’s MT6737 SoC.

Those were the first impressions that the budget handset cast when it is held in the hand for the first time. Now, without delaying any further here is the InFocus Turbo 5 in all its glory for your viewing pleasure.

To recap the remaining specifications of the handset, it comes in two RAM and storage configurations – 2GB / 16GB and 3GB / 32GB and boots Android Nougat out of the box. While the UI is stock, it does have custom icons and menu. On the connectivity front, it offers dual-SIM slots, 4G, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. 

Overall, the InFocus Turbo 5 comes across as a well-balanced package at its starting price of Rs 6,999. In fact, it manages to stand up against the likes of the Xiaomi Redmi 4 (review), which is quite impressive. What do you think of the new phone? Let us know in the comment box below.