InFocus, the brand famous for launching quality handsets at an affordable price is back again with two smartphones which follow the company’s policy of giving premium experience at a budget price.
The company launched two smartphones, the Turbo 5 Plus and the Snap 4 recently, both the smartphones focus on camera and photography while at the same time offering moderate specifications at an appropriate price tag.
The Snap 4 handset is apparently the first smartphone launched in India to come with four cameras; you get two cameras on the rear and two selfie shooters at the front. The less expensive of the two, the Turbo 5 Plus comes with two cameras on the back as well, and a massive 4850 battery powers the smartphone.
We had the opportunity to get our hands on at the Turbo 5 Plus smartphone for a short while, so, without any further ado let’s start with our review of this latest smartphone from the house of InFocus.
Here are the complete specifications of the Turbo 5 Plus.
|5.5 inch HD IPS
|Resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels with a ppi of 268
|MediaTek 6750 Octa-core 1.5 Ghz
|SD card slot
|Expandable up to 64GB via micro SD card
|Accelerometer,, Proximity sensor, Ambient light Sensor
|4G LTE, 3G WCDMA, 2G GSM, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS- GLONASS
|12 mp F/2.0 + 5MP F/2.2
|0-100% in 2hrs
|1 day on heavy usage
|Rs. 8,999 INR
Display and Design
The Turbo 5 Plus comes with a 5.5 inch HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720; the display has a pixel density of 268 pixels per inch. While on paper this might sound a bit dull, as an HD 5.5-inch display might not seem to be a deal breaker in 2017. But to our surprise, the screen is not at all disappointing, the colors are accurate, there are deep blacks, and the panel is bright enough for outdoor visibility as well. Watching multimedia content on this screen is an absolute please, I watched the Season 3 of Narcos on this device itself, and it didn’t disappoint me at all.
When it comes to design the phone looks a lot similar to the recently released OnePlus 5, there is a fingerprint sensor mounted to the home button, the home button also doubles as a back button as well. The device has a matte finish on the black. You get a 2.5D display which gently rounds at the corners and gives the device an overall premium look.
Processor, RAM, Storage
The device comes powered by an Octa-core MediaTek MT6750 processor clocked at a moderate 1.5 GHz, the device comes with 3GB of RAM, and you get 32GB of internal memory. There is a hybrid SD card slot as well, so if you can let go of the dual sim, you can further expand your storage by up to 64GB.
Now the MediaTek processor part may sound a bit disappointing to some uses courtesy of the rise of the Snapdragon processors, but unless you are into rooting and custom ROMs, you won’t find any significant difference compared to Snapdragon 625 processor.
I am social media junkie and used this extensively for Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook, the device runs through everyday tasks with ease and games like Asphalt 8 run just fine thanks to the Stock like Android UI.
The device comes with a dual camera setup on the back; you get a 12MP f/2.0 aperture primary camera and a 5MP f/2.2 120-degree wide angle camera. Expecting image quality compared with the likes of iPhone 7 Plus and OnePlus 5 will be a crime for this price tag, the device takes good enough shots for its price in broad daylight while the low light experience is not so good. You get dual flash on the back as well.
The front houses a 5MP camera which is enough for video chats and selfies. The device is capable of recording full HD video and videos captured outdoors look good.
The highlight of the phone according to me is its massive 4850 mAh battery; the device will easily last you a full day even if you are a power user like myself, I did not have to immediately look for a charger after a long day of work and still had 15-20% of battery left.
There is no fast charging support, but no one phone at this price comes with fast charging support. Thanks to the amazing battery life you can watch amazing HD multimedia content without worrying about the battery. You will easily be able to get an 8-9hrs+ screen on time depending on your usage and brightness levels.
The device comes with latest Android Nougat 7.0 running out of the box with Smile UX on top of it, which offers stock-like Android experience without some useless bloatware. You can use the on-screen navigation buttons or use the fingerprint scanner/ home button to navigate around the UI. The device runs smoothly throughout the day thanks to the stock like Android UI.
InFocus Turbo 5 Plus has been launched into the price bracket which is mainly dominated by Xiaomi in the country, the device brings the dual camera setup at an affordable price and does not miss out on other necessary features as well.
You get a massive 4850 mAh battery which will easily last you for even one and a half day of usage, the device breezes smoothly through the day to day tasks and performs good enough during more power consuming tasks such as playing HD games.
So if you are in the market looking for a smartphone with a dual camera and an amazing battery but doesn’t want to shell out more money, the Turbo 5 Plus is the ideal choice.