Infinix Note 5 price, Features, Spec, and Review

Infinix mobility announced its latest member of the Note series. On the 24th of June, Infinix Mobility launched the Infinix Note 5 in partnership with Google at the Burj Khalifat building in Dubai.

The Note 5 is an update to last year’s Note 4 smartphone, Note 4 Pro and one of the most anticipated smartphones from Infinix this year. Although Infinix already has released two devices this year, the Infinix Hot S3, Hot S3 Pro,  Hot 6 and Hot 6 Pro with full view display and Snapdragon processors, however, the Note 5 is more than we anticipated, it comes featuring the best of all specifications and a pocket-friendly price.

This year’s Infinix Note is all about the software. The device proudly hails from the Android One program, which means that the software comes directly from Google. The Android enthusiast will be excited by how pure the Android 8.1 Oreo software on the Note 5 is. The software comes in all it’s pixel-like glory, right down to the Google animation when you press the virtual home button.

The phone is however not only about the software though it focuses more on it, Infinix note 5  comes with a bigger and sharper display size when compared to it’s predecessor, Infinix Note 4. The stylus pen is only included on the Pro version – Infinix Note 5 Pro. The Note 5 Pro (or Note 5 Stylus) hides its x-pen inside the body, something like what we see on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

Infinix Note 5 Key features

  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo with Android One
  • SIM Type: Dual SIM (Micro)
  • 4G LTE: YES, LTE
  • Screen Size : 6.0 FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
  • Screen Resolution: 2160 x 1080 pixels (~407 PPI)
  • Processor Type: Octa-core 2.0 GHz
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Internal Storage: 32GB
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 128GB
  • Back / Rear Camera: 12MP camera & LED Flash
  • Front Camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4500 mAh (non-removable)

Infinix Note 5 Features Overview

Infinix Note 5 Design

Different upgrades have reached the Infinix Note series has the year pass by, the series has grown a lot in terms of design, the Note 5 has a glossy plastic back uni-body design with tampered edges for perfect hand handling which easily makes it the most stunning Infinix smartphone yet. The fingerprint scanner is now back to the back as expected, to give way for the trending full screen.

Infinix Note 5 Display

Nicknamed “Beyond Intelligent”, the Infinix Note 5 has a display size of 6.0 inches with Full HD+ resolution of 2160 pixels by 1080 pixels which now left it’s PPI (pixels per-square inch) at 403 pixels. The 18:9 screen aspect ratio is thrown into the mix to spice things up a little. The edge-to-edge screen also makes the device look stunning, both from a design and a technological perspective.

The dimension is reduced but the screen size has been increased compared to its predecessor which leads to a screen-to-body ratio of 85%. It comes with a Glass finish uni-body design with tampered edges for perfect hand handling.

Infinix Note 5 Camera

On the front top of the Infinix Note 5 sits a 16 megapixels selfie camera that comes with a LED flash for quality photography. While at the back, sits a smaller 12 megapixels camera with a ring flash positioned at the top left corner on the back of the Note 5. Bokeh (Portrait mode) features are offered in the device by the help AI since it doesn’t come with dual back snappers.

Face ID unlock is not available on the pre-sale version of the phone, later versions will probably ship with the Face ID unlock system while the rest gets it via an OTA update.

Infinix Note 5 Processor

Infinix Note 5 is powered by an Octa-core 2.0 GHz with Helio P23 chipset and Mali G71 MP2 on board. This is a significant upgrade from the older variant (Infinix Note 4 Pro) that came with Mediatek chipset and Octa-core 1.3 GHz processor. The device comes with  display colour up-to 6 million for better enhancement of users experience.

Infinix Note 5 OS

The Infinix Note 5 features the latest Android 8.1 Oreo with the Android One program that brings the latest AI powered innovations and security protections to the new device. This time around the company cut out the use of XOS/XUS, instead it sticks to the Android Oreo alone to carry out the most pleasant experience.

Infinix Note 5 Storage

The Note 5 comes with a 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage space, the Pro version carries a bigger RAM and ROM capacities of 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM. The ROM however can be expanded to 128GB through the use of micro SD card.

Infinix Note 5 Battery

Note 5 is a  powered by 4,500 mAh battery which can last for 1 day of surfing, streaming gaming and more with the phone. that comes with a quick charge technology. The battery comes with a quick charge technology that is guaranteed to fast charge your phone e within few hour of plugging.

Full Specifications of Infinix Note 5

twork GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
4G Network Yes, LTE
SIM Dual Nano SIM (Dual Standby)
Status Launched: June 2018
BODY
Dimensions – x  x  mm
– Weight:  g
Keyboard Touchscreen
Colors Milan Black, Berlin Gray and Ice Blue colors
Cover Glass
DISPLAY
Type – FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
– 18:9 Screen aspect ratio
Size 6.0 inches, 2160 x 1080 pixels, 403 Pixels Per-square Inch
MEMORY AND OS
Card slot MicroSD, up to 128GB
Internal 32GB
OS Android 8.1 Oreo With Android One
Processors – Quad-core 2.0 GHz CPU
– Helio P23 chipset
– Mali G71 MP2
RAM 3GB RAM
AUDIO
Alert types Vibration, MIDI, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
Audio port 3.5mm jack
CONNECTIVITY
2G GPRS – up to 85.6 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3G Up to 21.2 mbps downlink; Up to 5.76 mbps uplink
4G LTE
WIFI Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi direct
Bluetooth Version 4.2, A2DP
GPS A-GPS
NFC NO
USB Yes, microUSB
CAMERA
Primary – 12 MP, LED flash
– FEATURES: Autofocus, Continuous shooting, Digital zoom, Exposure compensation, Face detection, Geotagging, HDR, ISO settings, Panorama, Scene mode, Self-timer, Touch focus, White balance settings
Video 2160p@30fps
Secondary 16 MP Camera
BATTERY
Capacity 4500mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery
Stand-by up to 72 hours
Talk time N/A
Music play
OTHER FEATURES
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Rear Fingerprint, Face ID unlock via OTA update and Light sensor
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
Miscellaneous – Quick charge technology
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewe
  • Jon Walter

    Review is great.No face ID, I didn’t see that coming… It’s awesome that it’s N61,300 while my Note 4 Pro was N71,500 officially though I got it N73,000. I like the curved screen. No dual flash like the Note 4 Pro. But there is the OS 8.1 and the Google exclusive functions now on the device. Can’t wait to see a review on the Pro version. Again, the review is very insightful. Thanks so much

  • Jon Walter

    Review is great.No face ID, I didn’t see that coming… It’s awesome that it’s N61,300 while my Note 4 Pro was N71,500 officially though I got it N73,000. I like the curved screen. No dual flash like the Note 4 Pro. But there is the OS 8.1 and the Google exclusive functions now on the device. Can’t wait to see a review on the Pro version. Again, the review is very insightful. Thanks so much