Infinix Note 5 Pro is an extended edition of the standard Note 5. The smartphone is to Note 5, what Note 4 pro is to the standard Note 4. The smart device is better in a good number of aspects. Unlike Note 5 which features a 12 MP rear camera, this smart device comes with an epic 16 MP camera on its rear. The smartphone was released the same day as the Note 5, and has also been selling at a good rate.
Infinix Note 5 Pro Review
Earlier this month, Infinix Note 5 pro was released, alongside Note 5. The release of this smartphone was expected as it was announced about three months earlier. The release of this smartphone makes it the most iconic phone in Infinix’s Note series. The smartphone is currently available for sales in some online stores such as Kong and Jumia. It is also possible to get a build of the phone, at physical stores, across in the country.
Infinix Note 5 pro is a 4G LTE smartphone, as expected. It would have been very bad if the manufacturer of this smartphone refused to equip it with the support for 4G networks. Aside from supporting networks belonging to the fourth generation, this smartphone also supports networks belong to the second and third generation. The smart device has been confirmed to work with 4G networks of all mobile network operators in the country.
The aspect of the display is one of the aspects where the standard Note 5 and Note 5 Pro bear similarities. Note 5 comes with a 6.00 inches (15.24 cm) display, which is the same for Note 5 pro. In addition to featuring a 6.00 inches (15.24 cm) display, the display of this smartphone has a very cool resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels. Putting in other words, Note 5 pro comes with a total of 2,322,800 pixels.
In addition to being similar in the aspect of the display, Note 5 and its extended edition version also feature the same chipset. The chipset that champions these two smartphones is the MediaTek Helio P23 chipset. The reader is very likely to know this chipset, and for those who do not, this chipset is one of the nice MediaTek chipsets available in the market. The chipset is furthermore made up of two set of four cores.
Just like every other mobile chipset, the high-speed cores and the standard cores of Note 5 pro, operate with the help of a random access memory. This random access memory in question has a capacity of 4 GB. For people who are familiar with the standard Note 5, this phone is 1 GB larger. While a 3 GB RAM is okay for even high-end smartphone users, a 4 GB RAM brings additional guarantee for seamless operations.
One of the things that makes people excited in 2018, is Android One. As it is known, being an Android One smartphone brings a lot to a smartphone. While being an Android One smartphone is a very cool thing, not all 2018 smartphones belong to the family. However, the epic Infinix Note 5 pro is an Android One smartphone. In addition, the smart device runs the Oreo version of the Android operating system.
Currently, high-end smartphones released in 2018, are expected with come an internal memory not lower than 32 GB, in capacity. With a storage as large as this, users of the smart device will have room to store a lot of things, even without a micro SD card. Rather than having a 32 GB flash storage, Note 5 pro comes with a 64 GB flash storage.
Infinix Note 5 pro comes with two cameras, not three cameras, just like some speculated. As smartphones are generally known for, a camera sits in the front as a selfie camera, while another sits on the rear side of the phone. The rear camera of this smartphone is a 16 MP camera, unlike the rear camera of Note 5 which is a 12 MP camera. Note 5 Pro features the same selfie camera as its inferior — a well-enhanced 16 MP camera.
Apart from being better than Note 5, in the aspect of hardware, this smartphone is also better in the aspect of the battery. Even though the battery of both phones look alike, the one featured by Note 5 pro, has a capacity of 4500 mAh. Only a very few Android smartphones, come with a battery as powerful as this. With a 4500 mAh battery, a user will have to worry less about charging the phone very often.
Key Specs and Features
- Display: 6.00 inches (15.24 cm); high-definition (HD) in-plane switching (IPS) LCD; 1080 x 2160 pixels
- Storage: 64 GB, expandable up to 128 GB
- RAM: 4 GB SD-RAM
- OS: Android 8.1 (Oreo)
- Cameras: 16 MP front camera; 16 MP rear camera
- Battery: 4500 mAh
- Chipset: MediaTek Helio P23; octa-core; 2.00 GHz
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes
As it has been discussed in the review of this smartphone, Note 5 pro comes with nice hardware. In addition to featuring nice hardware, the smart device also comes with a remarkable battery.
However, Infinix Note 5 pro is not only nice in terms of hardware and battery, the smartphone also comes with a nice appearance. Ths smartphone has a design similar to that of Note 4 pro. Painting a bigger picture, Note 4, Note 4 pro, Note 5 and Note 5 pro all share a resemblance in appearance.
Just like Note 4 and Note 4 pro which come in blue-grey, builds of Infinix Note 5 pro are also available in blue-grey. Blue-grey is not the only colour in which this smartphone comes in, the smartphone also comes in black. However, the smart phone is not available in other colours apart from these.
While the liquid crystal display of the smartphone is protected by glass, the phone weighs about 174 grams. Furthermore, this smartphone measures 158.00 x 75.00 x 8.40 mm. Clearly, this smartphone is not slim, but this does not mean it is ugly. As the phone was designed by a good and experienced set of designers, the thickness of the smartphone was made to blend with the beauty of this smart device.
The operating system Infinix Note 5 pro runs, is one of the most interesting things about this smart phone. Years ago, operating systems used to be one of the most irrelevant things about smart phones. However, technology has evolved so much that the operating system of smart phones are one of the most interesting things about them.
The reason for this is that the capabilities of smart phones have grown massively, and a good number of these capabilities are dependent on the OS run by a smart phone. Expatiating, a phone that comes with a high-end OS will have more OS capabilities than a phone with an inferior OS.
The operating system Note 5 pro runs is different from that of Note 5, Note 4 pro and Note 4. It runs Android 8.1 Oreo, while Note 5, Note 4 pro and Note 4 run 8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat and 7.0 Nougat, respectively.
The hype about this smart phone’s OS is not because it runs a different OS, it is because it runs an unmodified build of Android 8.0 Oreo. Putting in words more understood by the Android world, the smart phone is an Android One smart phone. Android One are highly desired because these smart phones automatically come with highly desired features.
One of the biggest problems with Android smart phones is their OS. When a smart phone is released, a buyer who buys them months after they were released, soon end up with an outdated phone.
Putting in other words, a newer version of Android gets released, and the user of the smart phone will be left with an older version of Android. Android One smart phones are immune to this problem. These smart phones are immune to this problem because they are unmodified. In other words, Android One smart phones can always get OS update and upgrade directly from Google, instead of depending on the manufacturers. With this, it is certain that a user of this smart phone can become an Android 9.0 Pie user. It does not stop there, a user of the smart phone can also become an Android 10 user, when Android 10 becomes available.
Note 5 pro is championed by a chipset which takes full advantage of its computing resources. It will be very bad if a smart phone like this features epic hardware and refuses to take full advantage of them. The chipset that champions this smart phone, is the MediaTek Helio P23 chipset. This chipset is sometimes called MediaTek MT6763T. It is not often called that, but “MediaTek MT6763T” is also one of its name.
Helio P23 is not as sophisticated as Helio P25 and Helio P30. It however belongs to the octa-core family, just like Helio P25 and Helio P30. As octa-core chipsets are known for, there are the high-speed cores, as well as the standard cores. The high-speed cores of this chipset can operate at a speed of 2.00 GHz. As for the standard cores of this smart phone, their operating speed can be as high as 1.30 GHz.
Just like mobile phones of recent years, Infinix Note 5 pro’s graphics processing tasks are not handled by its processors. The reason for this is that graphics processing tasks have become so complex that they are not best handled by general-purpose processors.
For the graphics processing tasks of Note 5 pro to be handled efficiently, a special processor will be needed. As a result, Infinix Note 5 pro operates with a Mali G71 MP2 graphics processing. Although, this processor is special, it however does not operate at speed as high as those of the general-purpose processors in Helio P3.
It will be impossible for a computing system to operate without a memory. In other words, Note 5 pro comes with a memory which is highly optimized for random access. This random access memory has a capacity of 4 GB which is no doubt very okay for any Android user. With a RAM as large as this, a user of this smart phone will have no issues running apps, even memory-intensive games.
Infinix Note 5 Pro comes with a 64 GB flash storage, as its internal memory. A phone with a 64 GB storage is no doubt a nice phone, in 2018. Even though the current storage standard for a high-end smartphone is 32 GB, this smart device still comes with a 64 GB internal memory. Note 5 pro’s storage space can be expanded up to 128 GB, with the help of a micro SD card.
Infinix Note 5 Pro Full Specs and Features
- Announcement Status: Announced
- Announcement: June 2018
- Release Status: Released
- Release: September 2018
- 2G: Yes, GSM (850/900/1800/1900)
- 3G: Yes, HSDPA (850/900/1700/1900/2100)
- 4G: Yes, LTE
- Count: Dual SIM
- Type: Nano SIM
- Dimension: 158.00 x 75.00 x 8.40 mm
- Weight: 173 grams
- Thickness: 8.40 mm
- Colours: Black, Blue Grey
- Case Type: N/A
- Size: 6.00 inches (15.24 cm)
- Type: full high-definition (FHD) in-plane switching (IPS) LCD
- Resolution: 1080 x 2160 pixels
- Pixel Density: 403 pixels per inch (ppi)
- Size: 4 GB
- Type: SD-RAM
- Manufacturer: MediaTek
- Model: Helio P23 (MT6763T)
- Cores: 8 cores (octa-core)
- Speed: 2.00 GHz
- Type: Android (Android One)
- Version: 8.1 (Oreo)
- Edition: N/A
- Size: 64 GB
- Expansion Support: Yes
- Expansion Limit: 128 GB
- Total: 2 cameras
- Front Camera: 16 MP
- Rear Camera: 16 MP
- Front LED Flash: Yes
- Rear LED Flash: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes
- Position: Rear
- GPU: Mali G71 MP2
- Speed: N/A
- Wi-Fi (Mobile Hotspot)
- Proximity Sensor
- Light Sensor
- Type: Li-Ion
- Capacity: 4500 mAh
- Rapid-charge system: Yes
Infinix Note 5 Pro Price in Nigeria
Infinix Note 5 Pro price in Nigeria ranges from 90,000 Naira to 100,000 Naira and is available on Jumia, Konga, Slot and other e-commerce stores. It can also be purchased in Infinix authorized retail stores nationwide.