Infinix Smart 5 Review, Specs and Price in Nigeria

As beautiful as the Infinix Smart 5 looks on the outside, it is not what you think it might be on the inside. If you’re holding either of the Infinix Hot 8 Pro devices (not the lite version), think twice before you give it up for the smart 5. It is for this reason that I bring the Infinix Smart 5 review straight to you. Keep reading.

Infinix Smart 5 Review, Specs and Price in Nigeria
Infinix Smart 5 all sides display

X657 Infinix Smart 5 Review

For starters, there’s nothing spectacular about this device. Nothing it offers that we haven’t seen before. In fact, it brings along some of those features that can make you want to smash your phone. One phrase I’m fond of using for such devices is “dumbphone”.

At 6.6 inches, the Infinix Smart 5 stands 0.08 taller than the Infinix Hot 8 pro which is 6.52 inches. To be honest, I don’t see any point in that. Especially since they both share the same display features. From the size to the resolution and definitely the quality. The only difference, albeit folly, is found in the pixels density.

From the picture above, it’s pretty obvious that the Infinix smart device sports triple rear cameras and one front-facing camera in a teardrop notch. This feature has been around a while but I don’t think it’s leaving in a hurry.

To the important parts – and where this phone messed up the most. We are treated to a MediaTek Helio A20 chip. Though released last year, the Helio A20 is just a sucker chip coupled with a disappointing Quad-core (1.8GHz) processor.

Infinix smart 5
Infinix smart 5

One would think the Infinix Smart 5 will feature a big RAM to compensate for the weak operation capacity. What happened? More disappointment. Infinix ‘delighted’ us to 2 variants. With one featuring 2GB RAM + 32GB internal storage, while the other brings along the 3GB RAM and 64GB storage combo.

From the chip mentioned above, you shouldn’t expect a premium level camera setup. On the back, there are 3 lenses in total. One 13MP (X657) or 8MP (X657C) lens and two QVGA lens with undisclosed mega pixels. You’ll still get the bokeh effect though.

Being a very recent device, the smart 5 features no other OS than the Android version 10.0 Go edition. This ‘smartphone‘ (yuck) comes in 3 different colours which include Ocean Wave, Quetzal Cyan, and Midnight Black. I didn’t forget the battery capacity. It’s 5,000 mAh.

X657 Infinix Smart 5 Specs

Infinix Smart 5

Network

TechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE
SpeedHSPA 21.1/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps

Launch

Announced2020, August 13
StatusAvailable. Released 2020, August 20

Body

Dimensions165.4 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm
Weight183g
BuildGlass front, plastic back, plastic frame
SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

TypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size6.6 inches, 105.2 cm2 (~83.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~266 ppi density)

Platform

OSAndroid 10.0; Go Edition
ChipsetMediatek MT6761D Helio A20 (12 nm)
CPUQuad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUPowerVR GE8320

Memory

Card SlotmicroSDXC (dedicated slot)
Internal32GB 2GB RAM, 64GB 3GB RAM
 eMMC 5.1

Main Camera

Quad13 MP + QVGA + QVGA (X657 model)
or
8 MP + QVGA (X657C model)
FeaturesTriple-LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video1080@30fps

Selfie Camera

Single8 MP
FeaturesHDR
Video1080p@30fps

Sound

LoudspeakerYes, with loudspeakers
3.5mm jackYes

Comms

WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth4.2, A2DP
GPSYes, with A-GPS
RadioFM radio
USBmicroUSB 2.0

Features

SensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity

Battery

 BatteryLi-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
Charging10W

Misc

ColoursOcean Wave, Quetzal Cyan, Midnight Black
ModelsX657, X657C
PriceNGN45,000 to NGN50,000

X657 Infinix Smart 5 Price in Nigeria

The Infinix Smart 5 is already available in Nigeria and you can get it somewhere between NGN45,000 and NGN50,000. Considering the fact that the Infinix Hot 8 pro costs slightly lesser, I think you shouldn’t bother changing from Hot 8 pro to Smart 5.

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Infinix Smart 5 Alternatives

  1. Infinix Hot 8
  2. Infinix Hot 8 Lite
  3. Infinix Hot 9
  4. Tecno Spark 5
  5. Tecno Spark 5 Air
  6. Infinix Hot 9 Play
  7. Tecno Spark 4

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