American based company, InFocus used to launch entry-level smartphones in India back in 2015 and 2016. Once in a while, the brand launches a mid-range device. Recently, the brand announced two smartphones- InFocus Snap 4 and Turbo 5 Plus. While the Snap 4 features four cameras, the Turbo 5 Plus has three cameras.
The Turbo 5 Plus comes as a successor to the Turbo 5, which was launched just a two months ago. When compared to its predecessor, the Turbo 5 Plus brings an upgrade to the camera and a downgrade to the battery. The Turbo 5 featured a 5000mAh battery, whereas the Turbo 5 Plus has a smaller 4850mAh battery.
Specifications wise, the Turbo 5 Plus comes with a 5.5-inch HD display with a 2.5D curved glass layered on top. It boots Android 7.0 Nougat and has connectivity options such as 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and micro USB port.
Internally, the phone is powered by a MediaTek MT6750 chipset, coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The device has a front-mounted fingerprint scanner integrated into its display.
The highlight of the InFocus Turbo 5 Plus is the dual rear camera setup. The device comes with a 13MP primary sensor and a 5MP secondary sensor which captures wide-angle shots. There’s a dedicated Portrait mode as well to capture images with the background blurred. The Turbo 5 Plus has a 5MP front-facing camera too.
The device weighs 174grams, which is largely due to the massive battery of 4850mAh battery. The specifications offered by InFocus are insane for the asking price.
Coming back to the real-life experience, the Turbo 5 Plus features complete metal body, and feels heavy in hands, even though it weighs 174grams. The volume rockers and power button are located on the right side, while the hybrid SIM card tray is present on the left. At the top, we have the 3.5mm headphone jack, and at the bottom, the micro USB port, speaker grilles rests.
Display wise, the Turbo 5 Plus offers a 5.5-inch HD display, not a Full HD display, which is a letdown, but you should not expect more for the asking price. Viewing angles are decent, not the best, and the display is a fingerprint magnet, which affects the viewing experience.
Performance wise, the phone is powered by the MediaTek MT6750 SoC, which is an entry-level chipset that is paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. The device boots Android 7.0 Nougat. In my brief time with the smartphone, the device performed well- not the intensive ones though, I tested only basic tasks.
As said earlier, the highlight of the Turbo 5 Plus is its cameras. The phone comes with a dual camera setup of 13MP and 5MP at the back. Being a dual camera smartphone, the Turbo 5 Plus has a Portrait mode, and the secondary 5MP sensor captures wide-angle shots, which is a rare dual camera setup seen in smartphones under Rs. 10,000. The camera app’s interface is pretty standard, but it’s a dated interface in 2017. The device offers a 5MP front-facing camera with several modes to tweak the experience.
Battery life is something which needs to be tested because it has a 4850mAh battery. Initial impressions are the battery can easily last for two days with moderate usage because it consumed just 1% during the entire device setup process, and even updated 20 applications right after the first boot.
Overall, the InFocus Turbo 5 Plus offers a dual camera setup under Rs. 10,000, which is a good thing to see. The massive battery is another primary aspect of the smartphone. However, the mediocre chipset puts the device in question when compared to other smartphones such as Xiaomi Redmi 4, Yu Yureka Black which are powered by Snapdragon chipsets. We will be bringing out the complete review of the Turbo 5 Plus in coming days. Stay tuned for that.
Chakri is a go-to guy for your next smartphone recommendation. Back in his engineering days, he used to play with smartphones by installing custom ROMs and that passion got him into the tech industry. He still goes nuts about a smartphone knocking his door for review. Currently managing everything at Telecom Talk, Chakri is trying to master PUBG Mobile in his free time.