InFocus Turbo 5 delivers on the promises that InFocus made, its mainly for users that need a bigger battery and enjoy a ton of media content on their devices. However, its mediocre SoC compromises overall performance. It’s still better than many other in its segment but if you’re looking for an overall performer consider the Redmi.
Big battery phone is the norm these days, every other device being launched in the Indian market boasts excellent battery life. Latest entrant in the market is InFocus, an American company that is quite popular in the Visual peripherals in the US market. With the Turbo 5, InFocus has used the Tried and Tested approach of putting a big battery in a not so big form factor device other than using fancy software optimizations. Let’s dive in deep to see if the Turbo 5 is all about that 5000mAh battery or it there more to it?
Build and Design
InFocus opted to go with a Plastic which is common at this price point, with faux metal finish making the device look a little upbeat. The use of 2.5D glass on top of that 5.2 inch display instead of a regular one helps the device to stand out. What we didn’t like it the phone creaks when you pick it up or hold it a bit tightly, suggesting that InFocus skimmed on some panels to bind the frame.
At the back are the camera and fingerprint sensor, while the speaker grill is located at the bottom of the rear panel. The volume rocker and power buttons are located on the right edge of the device, and the SIM tray is on the left. The top has the 3.5mm headphone jack, while the bottom has the micro USB port and microphone.
Display and Software
Turbo 5 sports a 5.2-inch 720p display with decent viewing angles and good colour reproduction. Though the colours are more towards the cooler end but they can be tweaked to fit your needs. Outdoor visibility is decent but you might run into issues under direct sunlight.
The upside is that this device runs on the latest Android version i.e. “Nougat”. Tough InFocus has layered a custom skin on the top, but it still manages to look and feel like stock Android. The only gripe is the company filled up a lot of bloatware that cannot be uninstalled. This includes Saavn, Make My Trip, Amazon Shopping and Xploree Keyboard, which might annoy people out there.
InFocus Turbo 5 is powered by the MediaTek MT6735 octa-core SoC, clocked at 1.25GHz. Thanks to the mediocre MediaTek chip inside, this device is quite slow with noticeable lag at times. Gaming is below average, you simple can’t enjoy graphics intensive games without skipped frame or the low frame rate in the first place. We ran into some heating issues with some light gaming after about some 20 odd minutes, though the device keeps cool under normal usage.
Here are some of the Benchmarks that we ran on this device.
Turbo 5 comes with a 13MP primary camera and a 5MP secondary camera. The rear camera performs well under good light, day shots tend to come out good but a little soft sometimes. This can be due to some post processing. As with most of the smartphones in this price segment camera performance is at its weakest point in low light situations, camera takes ages to lock focus.
Here are some camera samples.
InFocus Turbo 5 sports a large 5000mAh battery, which a lot bigger than what’s found in the devices in this price bracket. The phone lasted around 17 hours in our battery tests. We got around 7 hours of Screen ON Time with this device which is very impressive.
This device is capable of reverse charge as well but we don’t see any use for this. Due to the lack of any sort of fast charging available on the Turbo 5, this phone took more than 3 hours to get charged from 5% to 100%. Consider the massive battery size we feel InFocus should have enabled MediaTek’s Turbo charge.
Overall for any light to medium user this device should easily last a day and a half which is excellent.