Almost every mobile brand in India is trying to capture the budget market with phones ranging from 10 thousand to 15 thousand. InFocus has launched a new phone – InFocus Turbo 5 Plus – for this category but it is priced super competitively, the phone is priced at Rs. 8,999. So today we are going to take a closer look at the newly launched InFocus Turbo 5 Plus and see if it is worth your money.
Built & Design
The phone comes with a full metal body with a single plastic piece at the bottom of the phone for the antennas. On the back side, we get the dual cameras, dual-tone flash and in the middle, you get the InFocus branding. The back side looks clean and subtle.
On the front, at the top you get your basic stuff, Earpiece, Single Camera, proximity sensor, just below it is the 5.5″ HD display and below that is the multi-function fingerprint scanner which acts as a back button when once pressed and as a multitasking button when pressed twice. The display gets 2.5D curved glass at the edges which makes it look and feel as a much higher priced phone.
On the top of the phone, you get the earphone jack while at the bottom you get a speaker, micro-USB port, and microphone.
Overall, the design is nothing new but is good looking and for the price of the phone. And let me add this, the phone feels very sturdy and amazingly light.
The phone comes with a 720p display, I would have liked a 1080p panel but that would take more money as well as more juice out of that humungous battery. The 720p panel is of good quality with decent colours. The sunlight visibility of the phone is also high so if you have a field job and would be using your phone in direct sunlight, then it won’t be a problem.
The Turbo 5 Plus comes with a dual camera at the back for the portrait mode. The camera is of okay quality. The pictures felt a little grainy and somewhat oversaturated. The portrait mode doesn’t work the way I want but still, it does the work. The camera is something which can be fixed easily by a software update but at the time of writing this article, it is not like the high-end smartphones. Below you can find the image samples, Decide for yourself.
The handset comes with MT6750 octa-core processor which performs well. Most of the games can be played on the phone and there were hardly any games which lagged a bit here and there. The phone comes with 3GB RAM and for a phone priced 8,999 INR, it’s a pretty good deal.
The phone can easily handle daily tasks and doesn’t hang or lags while doing basic stuff on the phone. Often budget phones get slow with time but in my experience, this is not the case with InFocus Turbo 5 Plus due to its almost stock UI so you can expect the same performance for even like 3 to 4 years down the line.
I ran the Antutu benchmarks and this was the score – 40531
The Turbo 5 Plus has a 4850 lithium-ion battery but holding the phone, it feels super light. The phone can easily last for 2-3 days. Even with heavy use, I was able to use the phone for full 2 days which is uncommon in phones these days.
The UI in the handset is simple and very user-friendly. There isn’t any App drawer but except that, the phone is mostly stock. This also ads a reason for its great battery life.
The InFocus Turbo 5 Plus is a great phone excelling in almost every sector. The phone will fit you good if you are a gamer, want good battery backup or just want a phone which will last years before getting slow.
This review was sponsored however it is by no means biased, all the views are original of the writer.