/InFocus Turbo 5+: An affordable duet

InFocus Turbo 5+: An affordable duet

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Foxconn-based smartphone maker InFocus, adding onto its list of smartphones, has launched the successor to the Turbo 5 smartphone, dubbed the Turbo 5+ in India. The smartphone is a new member of the budget segment, with its highlights being divided into two; first, the dual camera setup seen at the back and second is the huge battery which powers the device. So, the smartphone is all set for a litmus test, and here are the results:

Design

So I got the Matte Black Turbo 5+ for review, and the device is pretty much appealing at the first sight. However, there is nothing so out-of-the box about the design for us, and the device is heavy (mainly due to the huge battery it houses). The device has been easy to use; however, the weight always bothered me during the usage. Talking about the aesthetics, the smartphone at the back features dual cameras, placed horizontally at the top left corner, with dual LED flash placed next to it. Going downwards, we can find the ‘InFocus’ logo in the middle, and a single antenna band at the bottom end. At the front, are the regular front camera and the mixture of the usual sensors, with the physical home button at the bottom which also acts as a fingerprint scanner for the device. At the bottom end, are placed the speaker grille and a USB port, while the top end is home to a 3.5mm audio jack. At the left-hand side is the dedicated SIM card holder, while on the right there is a combination of volume rocker and a power on and off button.

 

So, my score for the design department is 8/10; the device feels good on the hands, but I so wished it wasn’t obese.

Cameras

When we talk about dual cameras, our very first thought is the Bokeh effect created as well as an awesome performance delivery. So starting with the primary cameras, the smartphone has twins at the back, each rated at 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel, with autofocus and dual LED flash. I tested the camera in almost all possible conditions, and I wasn’t really impressed with the result I got. The smartphone processed the output way too much, making it appear much like a painting. The Bokeh created wasn’t so impressive either. The Bokeh actually encircled the subject of the image instead of blurring out the background.

The front camera is a 5-megapixel one, and again, the resultant picture was just average. The front camera did not over saturate the picture, but the pictures turned out to be grainy. Among the performance by both the camera sensors, the shutter speed of the device was average too.

So, in my opinion, the cameras could have been slightly better, they being the main highlight of the Turbo 5+.

Display     

                

The screen of the Turbo 5+ spans 5.5-inch and the display panel is natured to be In-Cell IPS, with a covering of 2.5D curved glass on top. During my usage period, the display hasn’t really been a substance of irritation. The colours produced have been rich, and the screen was subject to adequate brightness. The viewing angles have been fine too, however, the display is slightly reflective. The smartphone also offers the MiraVision feature which allows users to optimize the display picture quality, which is an added advantage. There is also the Adaptive Brightness feature which when turned on, adjusts the brightness of the display in accordance with the surrounding conditions. Overall, the display of the smartphone is above average.

Other Details and Performance

Among the aforementioned specifications, the infocus smartphone is powered by a MediaTek MT6750 processor, and gets its multi-tasking capabilities from 3GB of RAM. The device is equipped with 32GB of internal storage, which comes with the option to expand up to 64GB with the use of a microSD card. The smartphone, performed quite fine during its burn test. The day-to-day tasks which includes social media surfing, window shopping (which turns into shopping), clicking pictures, playing around with the boredom busters (games), and much more, got done with ease. However, the appeared to be problematic at times with it being unresponsive. The audio quality too, was fine enough. Additionally, there is a fingerprint scanner, embedded in the home button, and has been snappy throughout, however, has been inconsistent too.

Coming to the battery, the infocus smartphone has a battery capacity of 4,850mAh, which this time has been toned down as compared to its predecessor which possessed a 5,000mAh battery. The battery fueled itself in almost an hour, and worked out through a day and at times even more. The smartphone runs Android 7.0 Nougat which has been smooth throughout, barring the use of bloatware in the smartphone.

Conclusion

The InFocus Turbo 5+, with a price tag of Rs 8,999 has been pitched as a total daily driver by the company, with added features the tech world is growing crazy about. However, the smartphone is still not there yet. Left alone all the cons, we have pros too; there is a huge battery and at a competitive price, the device can be considered as a daily driver. The Turbo 5+, with all its might, stands against the likes of the Xiaomi Redmi 4, with better cameras, and Yu Yureka Black with a better processor.

The world of technology has now become Vanshika’s close acquaintance, where she started out to explore and write about innovative gadgets and smartphones, soon to become a mobile pundit. She likes to explore new gadgets and meet new people and is intrigued by the things happening around her. An extrovert in nature, she doesn’t keep things to herself. She holds a diploma in Journalism from YWCA, Delhi.

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