Infocus, which was quiet for quite some time, has in a way relaunched their brand in India. At their launch event today, Infocus showcased their future plans for India and stated that it wants to aggressively promote their products in the online and offline markets. They have started ambitious plan with the launch of the Infocus Turbo 5, which will go on sale starting July 4 exclusively on Amazon.in.
Display: 5.2-inch 720p display
Processor: MediaTek MT6737
Camera: 13MP rear, 5MP front
OS: Android 7.0 Nougat
Expandable storage: up to 32GB via a microSD card
Connectivity: 4G VoLTE connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS, and FM radio.
Price: Rs 6,999 for 2GB/16GB and Rs 7,999 for 3GB/32GB
The most obvious smartphone that the Infocus Turbo 5 will go up against is the Moto C Plus, which boasts of similar specifications. While Moto has the advantage of brand value, Infocus offers an extra 1000mAh battery capacity and at the launch, the company said that they update the phone to Android O update when it becomes available.
Coming to the build of the Infocus Turbo 5, the smartphone has a metal build, something we have seen on Xiaomi’s smartphones, but the device doesn't have a removable back like the Moto C Plus. On the front, you have the standard 5.2-inch 720p display. The choice of a 720p display is acceptable especially if you take into account the difference it will make to the battery life. Below the display, you have the capacitive back, home and recent apps buttons. Overall the build quality of the device feels good on first impressions and the 5.2-inch form factor makes it easy for single handed use.
For the most part, the UI feels like stock Android with a light skin overlaying it. Coming to the camera, it's tough to judge the picture quality from a launch event, but the camera app felt slightly slow. There was a noticeable pause between me hitting the shutter button and the image being captured by the rear camera. I faced something similar with the Moto C Plus, so this could be because of the SoC at play.
Overall on first impressions, it easy to miss the Infocus Turbo 5 smartphone in the crowd of smartphones available at the same price point. The phone will face stiff competition from established devices such as the Moto C Plus, Micromax Evok Power, Xolo Era 2X, Coolpad Note 5 Lite, Lenovo Vibe K5, and of course the Redmi 4. Can 5000mAh battery be a good enough distinguishing feature? You'll have to wait for our full review to find out.
Sameer Mitha lives for gaming and technology is his muse. When he isn’t busy playing with gadgets or video games he delves into the world of fantasy novels.