The Infocus Turbo 5 is the latest budget-smartphone launched by the US-based company in India. The smartphone plays it big by employing a monstrous battery under its sleek design, coupled with a fingerprint sensor and an HD display.

But, how sensible it is to spend your money on this budget smartphone? Let’s find out

The Turbo 5 is available in two variants – one with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage, and the other with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage – both priced differently. And, we spent an ample amount of time with the former figuring how it performs on various fronts. Let’s try and answer all Infocus Turbo 5 related questions. 

Pros

  • 4G VoLTE Support
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Great Battery Performance

Cons

  • Hybrid Sim Slot
  • Only for basic users

Infocus Turbo 5 Specifications

Model Infocus Turbo 5
Display 5.2-Inch, HD IPS LCD, 2.5D Curved Glass
Processor 1.25GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor, Mali T720 MP1 GPU
RAM 2GB/3GB
Internal Storage 16GB/ 32GB, expandable to 128GB
Software Android 7.0 Nougat
Primary Camera 13MP, LED Flash
Secondary Camera 5MP
Battery 5,000mAh
Others 4G VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
Price Rs. 6,999/Rs. 7,999

InFocus Turbo 5 Look and Feel

Question: How is the InFocus Turbo 5 look and design?

Answer: The InFocus Turbo 5 imitates most other affordable phones, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing for its price. The phone has got curved edges 2.5D glass and apes the standard metal unibody finish on the rear. It’s entirely made of plastic, though.

The Turbo 5 has got a sleek design (in spite of the massive battery), which makes it comfortable for single-hand usage. The phone comes in Mocha Gold color with fingerprint sensor placed at the back of the phone.

On the top edges of the phone, we have a 3.5mm jack and a USB port placed on the bottom edge of the phone. The power and volume rocker buttons are placed on the right edge of the phone.

Question: How is the InFocus Turbo 5 build quality?

Answer: The phone is entirely made of plastic, and we did encounter some flexes and creaks on the rear, but it the phone still feels solid and durable. You will anyway need to protect with a good quality case.

Question: Does the InFocus Turbo 5 comes with back cover and tempered glass?

Answer: No, there is no tempered glass or back cover inside the retail box.

Question: Does InFocus Turbo 5 have capacitive navigation buttons below the display?

Answer: Yes, the Turbo 5 comes with capacitive navigation buttons, placed at the bottom of the screen, but they aren’t backlit.

Question: How is the InFocus Turbo 5 display?

Answer: The Turbo 5 smartphone sports a 5.2-inch HD IPS LCD display with a resolution of 720 by 1280 pixels. The display quality on the phone is at par with the best available options in this budget. It is good in terms of brightness – we managed to use the phone at ease even in broad daylight – and it has also got good viewing angles and vibrant colors.

Question: Does the InFocus Turbo 5 have the option for automatic brightness?

Answer: Yes, the InFocus Turbo 5 comes with adaptive brightness settings, which you can turn off/on, according to your needs.

Question: Does the InFocus Turbo 5 display has Gorilla glass protection?

Answer: No

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InFocus Turbo 5 Performance and Storage

Question: How much internal storage space is free on InFocus Turbo 5?

Answer: Turbo 5 has 16GB inbuilt storage, out of which 9.70GB is accessible by users.

Question: How much RAM is on the InFocus Turbo 5?

Answer:  2GB of RAM, out of which around 1GB is free at first boot. (There is a 3GB RAM option too)

Question: Does InFocus Turbo 5 has separate microSD card slot?

Answer: No, the Turbo 5 doesn’t have a dedicated slot for microSD, but you can still expand the memory using the hybrid microSD slot.

Question: Does InFocus Turbo 5 support USB OTG?

Answer: Yes

Question: Does InFocus Turbo 5 have a fingerprint sensor?

Answer: Yes, the Turbo 5 comes with an intuitive fingerprint scanner which can be used for other functions, too.

Question: How is the day-to-day or general performance? How is gaming performance of InFocus Turbo 5?

Answer: Under the hood, the InFocus Turbo 5 comes pre-installed with Quad-Core MediaTek MT6737 processor, clocked at 1.25GHz and integrated with Mali T720 MP1 GPU. The chipset is paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage.

The performance isn’t the strong forte of the handset but the chipset can still handle basic usage efficiently. We did observe some lag in the interface with day-to-day usage. So, essentially it’s meant for very basic users.

Question: Does InFocus Turbo 5 have heating issues?

Answer: Luckily, we didn’t encounter any heating issues with the InFocus Turbo 5. This is a plus point with the phone as we often see a budget smartphone heating up with continuous usage.

InFocus Turbo 5 Benchmark Scores

Benchmark standards Score
Antutu 28951
Geekbench single core 567
Geekbench Multi core 1536
Quadrant 17866

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InFocus Turbo 5 Camera

Question: How is the InFocus Turbo 5 camera quality?

Answer: Detailing the specs first, the Turbo 5 features a 13MP sensor at the back camera, with an LED flash, and a 5MP sensor at the front. Once again considering the price tag of the phone, the camera performs considerably well.

Both cameras will get you quality images in daylight – though they will lack in sharpness. The front camera comes loaded with screen flash, which will allow you to click quality selfies even in low light.

Question: Can the InFocus Turbo 5 shoot 4K videos?

Answer: No, it can’t.

Question: Can you record slow-motion videos on InFocus Turbo 5?

Answer: No, you cannot.

Software

Question: How is the software on the InFocus Turbo 5?

Answer: The InFocus Turbo 5 runs on the Android 7.0 Nougat software, out of the box. The software is well optimised and comes with a fair share of preloaded apps.

The default launcher has App drawer (but you have the option to remove it as well). The software isn’t exactly loaded with customization options, but all the basics are covered.

Miscellaneous

Question: What kind of SIM cards does InFocus Turbo 5 support?

Answer: The Turbo 5 has got a hybrid SIM tray, which means you can either use two Nano SIM cards or one Nano SIM and one MicroSD card slot.

Question: Does InFocus Turbo 5 support FM radio?

Answer: Yes.

Question: Does InFocus Turbo 5 have IR blaster?

Answer: No, it doesn’t have an IR blaster.

Question: Is InFocus Turbo 5 Water resistant?

Answer: No, the Turbo 5 does not feature IP67/68 certification.

Question: How is the call quality on InFocus Turbo 5?

Answer: Call quality is good in our area. We haven’t faced any call quality issues so far.

Question: Does InFocus Turbo 5 support Reliance Jio SIM cards/ 4G VoLTE? 

Answer: Yes, it supports Jio sim cards, VoLTE on both SIM slots.

Question: Does Infocus Turbo 5 support Call recording and Video calling?

Answer: There is an option to record calls built-in the dialer. Native video calling isn’t supported.

Question: How is the Battery backup on InFocus Turbo 5?

Answer: What amazes us about Turbo 5 is that underneath its slim design it packs a 5000 mAh battery. The battery performance somewhat matches to company’s claim that the battery will last for up to two days.

The Turbo 5 also has a reverse charging facility, which means that you can use the share the battery with other smartphones just like a regular power bank.

Question: Does InFocus Turbo 5 support fast charging? Is fast charger bundled in the box?

Answer: No, the phone doesn’t feature any fast charging support.

Question: What are the sensors present on InFocus Turbo 5?

Answer: Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope.

Question: How loud is the loudspeaker on InFocus Turbo 5?

Answer: The InFocus Turbo 5 has got modest speakers.

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InFocus Turbo 5 Review

The Infocus Turbo 5 is a phone meant for basic users looking for an affordable 4G VoLTE phone with a long lasting battery. The phone looks good and has a vibrant display. The chipset isn’t heavy duty and thus we’d recommend you to spend the extra 1000 bucks for the high-end variant to get durable performance in the long run.

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