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.
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.
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
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Speed||HSPA 21.1/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps|
|Announced||2020, August 13|
|Status||Available. Released 2020, August 20|
|Dimensions||165.4 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm|
|Build||Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.6 inches, 105.2 cm2 (~83.2% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~266 ppi density)|
|OS||Android 10.0; Go Edition|
|Chipset||Mediatek MT6761D Helio A20 (12 nm)|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53|
|Card Slot||microSDXC (dedicated slot)|
|Internal||32GB 2GB RAM, 64GB 3GB RAM|
|Quad||13 MP + QVGA + QVGA (X657 model)|
8 MP + QVGA (X657C model)
|Features||Triple-LED flash, panorama, HDR|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with loudspeakers|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity|
|Battery||Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable|
|Colours||Ocean Wave, Quetzal Cyan, Midnight Black|
|Price||NGN45,000 to NGN50,000|
Infinix X657 Smart 5 Price in Nigeria
The Infinix Smart 5 is already available in Nigeria and you can get it somewhere between NGN40,000 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 FAQs
How many models does Infinix Smart 5 have?
The Infinix smart 5 smartphone has two models: Infinix X657 and Infinix X657c, where the X657 is the superior device.
Is Infinix Smart 5 4G?
Yes. Both the X657 and X657c are 4g enabled.
Does Infinix Smart 5 have portrait?
From the notification bar, you can switch between portrait mode and auto-rotate mode. You can also use the camera to take portrait photos. And above is a portrait of the Smart 5 device.
Does Infinix Smart 5 support fast charging?
Yes. Both Smart 5 devices support the fast charging technology at 10W.
Does Infinix Smart 5 have face unlock?
Yes. Both the X657 and the X657c feature an 8MP facial camera each. And they support face unlock, fingerprint unlock, and other traditional phone lock modes.
Does Infinix Smart 5 have front flash?
Yes. The Smart 5 X657 and X657c both feature a soft dual-LED above the display area, The front flash lets you take clear pictures in dark environments.
How many GB is Infinix Smart 5?
- 32 GB internal memory and 2 GB RAM
- 64 GB internal memory and 3 GB RAM
The 64 GB models are more expensive than the 32 GB models.
How many cameras does Infinix Smart 5 have?
The X657 has four cameras in total: 3 at the back and one at the front. While the X657c has 3 cameras in total: 2 at the back and one at the front.
Is Infinix Smart 5 waterproof?
No. The Infinix smart 5 smartphones are not waterproof. If you drop them in water, they will drown.
Can I update my Smart 5 to 4G?
You don’t need to update your smart 5 to 4G. Both models are 4G compatible. Simply get a 4G sim from any of the network providers and enjoy fast internet connection.
How much is Infinix Smart 5 in Nigeria now?
- Infinix X657c 32 GB: #42,500
- Infinix X657c 64 GB: #45,500
- Infinix X657 32 GB: #44,500
- Infinix X657 64 GB: #47,500