InFocus Turbo 5 Price in India is starting at Rs.6990. The InFocus Turbo 5 mobile is powered by 1.3GHz quad-core processor and it comes with 2GB of RAM. The phone packs 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the InFocus Turbo 5 packs a 13-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies, 5000mah large battery and more. You can buy online from Flipkart.com.
So, as you can see from the review, the Turbo 5 is a decent offering at this price which tries to impress all section of the audience, but sadly the overall performance, longer charging time and strictly average cameras are a letdown. If good battery backup is your primary requirements, then the InFocus Turbo 5 is a perfect choice considering it's one of a kind 5000mAh battery capacity in this price range, but that said, average cameras, poor gaming performance, plastic build are drawbacks. There are much better alternatives in the market like the Xiaomi’s Redmi 4, Motorola Moto E4 Plus and the Redmi Note 4 series Lenovo K6 Power, and the Moto G5 that can outperform the InFocus Turbo 5.
In a market like India where Chinese brands like Xiaomi, Lenovo, Huawei are dominating, InFocus is an American brand that has its origin from the state of Oregon which was founded in 1986 claims to be a breath of fresh air. The company entered the smartphone market globally in 2013 and, in 2015 it debuted in India with the launch of M2 which was a budget offering, and since then the company in regular intervals kept launching smartphones in various price segments. The latest launch from InFocus is the Turbo 5 which comes with an aim to provide terrific battery life with its 5000mAh battery. Today, we will be taking a closer look at the InFocus Turbo 5 and see if the company has got it right this time.
InFocus Turbo 5 specifications: The InFocus Turbo 5 sports a 5.2-inches HD (1280 x 720 pixels) On-cell IPS 2.5D curved glass display and is powered by the MediaTek MT6737 SoC clocked at 1.25GHz Quad-core 64-bit Processor with Mali T720 MP1 GPU. It packs 3GB RAM and 32GB storage and another variant with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage that is expandable up to 32GB. The device runs on Android 7.0 Nougat right out of the box.
In the camera department, there is a 13-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED Flash, f/2.2 aperture, and a 5-megapixel front camera with a f/2.2 aperture for selfies and video calls. It also comes with a Fingerprint sensor for extra security. Connectivity features include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS. A 5000mAh battery is on board for all battery requirements.
The move from plastic build to metal unibody design isn’t something that happened overnight. It took Chinese brands like Xiaomi, Lenovo, Huawei, Vivo, Oppo to make the Indian companies like Micromax, Intex, Lava move to the metal unibody designs to cope up with the competition. Claiming to be a brand that stands out from the Chinese pack, InFocus despite observing the change in trend, sadly hasn’t adopted the same with the Turbo 5. The device comes with a plastic body that resembles like metal in the first look, but it is made of faux metal which isn’t the best we’ve seen. When competing smartphones like the Redmi 4, Lenovo K6 Power, Moto E4 feature the metal unibody designs, it's only disheartening to see InFocus repeat the same design elements that we have been seeing over the years now. However, up front, the narrow bezels on the either sides of the display give a more screen-to-body ratio for you to enjoy the content comfortably. But that won’t last long either, once you turn on the screen, the thin black border running across the display takes away the whole point of narrow bezels.
Moving along, above the display, you find the tiny LED notification light, 5-megapixel front camera, the usual set of sensors, earpiece. Down below the screen, you have the three-touch type capacitive buttons, sadly which isn't backlit but offer haptic feedback. On the right, you have the volume rockers along with the power on/off button and on the left, there is a hybrid dual SIM slot. Up top, just the 3.5mm audio jack and at the bottom, it has the micro USB port for charging and data sync and a secondary microphone. Flipping the device to the rear, you find the 13-megapixel shooter, LED flash, Fingerprint sensor below the rear camera, InFocus branding, and speaker grills at the bottom. The 5000mAH battery is built-in. Overall, the design and hardware of the InFocus Turbo 5 are quite decent for the price, but if Metal unibody design is what you wish for, better opt Moto E4 Plus, Redmi 4, Lenovo K6 Power as we mentioned above.
The InFocus Turbo 5 sports a 5.2-inches HD IPS on-cell 2.5D curved glass display with a pixel density of 320 PPI. The display panel is supplied by Kingdisplay offers good viewing angles and vibrant color output. The brightness levels too are in-check, the sunlight legibility was good too, as we were able to access the display under direct sunlight with brightness cranked up to the maximum. The device comes with 62% screen-to-body ratio, but the black border that is running around the display looks awkward and might become annoying while watching movies or videos. The company didn’t mention if the device has any display protection either, but to be on the safe side we-advice you to install a tempered glass. Overall, the display is quick good ticking all the necessary points, but we just wish the black border running around corners didn’t exist.
It is powered by the MediaTek MT6737 SoC clocked at 1.3GHz Quad-Core processor with Mali T720 MP1 GPU. As the device comes in two different models, one with 2GB RAM and the other with 3GB RAM, the difference in general performance is visible during our testing. For regular day-to-day use and casual multitasking, the device barely had any lagging or slowing down issues, but once you start running several apps in the background, the device considerably slows down and takes few seconds to respond. But for, light users who would pick the Turbo 5 just for its impeccable battery life, the device functions quite smooth. Simple tasks like taking calls, sending text messages, checking social media updates and media consumption were never an issue even on continuous use. However, the performance varies from 2GB RAM model to 3GB RAM, as the 3GB RAM variant feels a bit smooth in day-to-day tasks with butter smooth transitions while switching between apps and general U.I navigations. But, the 2GB RAM model, as mentioned above, feels sluggish in responding. The device comes with a Fingerprint sensor which is accurate and fast in recognizing fingers.
Moving to Gaming, after failing to reach our expectations with performance, we limited the gaming test to moderate games like Subway Surfers, Temple Run 2, Riptide GP 2 and more. All these games are pretty outdated now, yet we did notice sluggish graphics and frequent frame drops, at a certain point it looked like the device is struggling to render graphics even for casual games which is not something you would want after spending Rs. 8000 on a smartphone. Overall, the device performance looks like a hit or miss with performance varying depending on how you use the device. If at all you wish to purchase the InFocus Turbo 5, we suggest you go with the 3GB RAM model as the overall performance feels quite decent with an extra gig of RAM.
The InFocus Turbo 5 packs a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front camera for selfies and video calls. Talking about the camera performance, in favoring conditions, the Turbo 5 clicks decent images with well saturated, and natural pictures and the quality of the pictures too look good. The wide-angle lens captures more details with vibrant color reproduction that can suffice the needs of a casual user. However, the rear camera has serious issues with the focusing. As you move closer to the object, it quickly loses focus and retakes a fair amount of time to fix the focus. Thanks to tons of additional add-ons, the camera app is relatively slow, and it results in slow shutter speed and focusing while shooting. It comes with LED Flash that helps in dark lighting conditions to capture usable images without overpowering the brightness.
There is a 5-megapixel Front camera with an aperture of f/2.2. The front camera can click decent selfies indoors and outdoors, but the image quality captured outdoors with natural lighting turn out good rather than the pictures that are clicked indoors which look grainy and noisy at times. Overall, the camera performance is strictly just average with poor focusing issues and noisy images during low-light and artificial conditions. Nothing an OTA can’t fix, but will the company push an OTA update addressing the issues is the real question.
The device comes with a 3.5mm audio jack, and the loudspeaker grills are present on the rear side. The speaker output is quite low, and on top, the output gets muffled when placed on a flat surface or while holding the device in landscape mode which is yet another disadvantage of the phone. The InFocus Turbo 5 isn’t the best smartphone regarding loudspeaker performance at least. The company didn’t include earphones within the box, so you will have to spare a few more bucks to purchase a decent pair of earphones for good audio experience.
In the video department, the device had no issues playing Full HD 1080p videos and supported most formats too. Using a third-party video player comes in handy for smooth playback. As we mentioned above, spend a few bucks and get a good pair of earphones for better audio/video watching experience. Overall, the experience with audio and video is mixed, thanks to the weak loudspeaker output which takes away the whole experience.
The device packs a massive 5000mAh battery having the edge over the other smartphones like the Redmi 4, Moto E4, Lenovo K6 power placed in the same price segment. With moderate to casual use, the device lasted two days straight for us on a single charge without needing to charge again, and with moderate to heavy usage, we could push the battery to a little over a day. And by heavy use, we mean continuous media consumption for more than two hours, gaming, checking social media updates, browsing the internet, taking calls with 4G turned on all the time, with this kind of usage the battery lasted over a day which is something incredible. It also comes with Reverse charge support using which you can charge other smartphones as well. However, on the con side, the company didn’t include any fast charge support. As a result, the device takes more than 3 and half-hours’ time to charge from 5% to 100% which is quite a long time considering today’s fast charging capabilities. Overall, if you can survive the longer charging time, the battery life on the InFocus Turbo 5 is simply amazing.
The Turbo 5 runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with U.I close to stock Android. The Icon pack too looks very close to stock Android, but you can change them anytime if you wish to with a third-party launcher and icon pack from Play store. The company didn’t mention anything regarding the software updates in future, but for now, the device is running the latest Android OS. Moving along, apart from Google apps, it comes with apps like Xplore Keyboard, MakeMyTrip, Saavn, Amazon, Go2Pay and Dailyhunt apps and Temple Paradise Dash game and there is no way you can uninstall them without rooting the device which in turn might void your device warranty, so you are stuck with these bloatware apps even if you don’t use them.
Out of the 3GB RAM, 2.86GB is usable and out of which 1.7GB is available to end user when just default apps are running in the background. While the 2GB RAM variant comes with 1.86GB usable RAM of which 900BM is available when the device is idle. For the most part, the available RAM is enough to run any application or casual game, but the Multitasking capabilities are restricted to a limited number of apps though. Switching between apps was never a problem nor was there any lag while opening and closing of the app. The U.I transitions are smooth and navigating through the interface is also lag free. Overall, for a device that costs Rs. 8,000, the InFocus Turbo 5 comes with the latest O.S and near stock interface is bliss for most users and the available free RAM is capable for all your multitasking needs given that you don’t run too many apps which might slow down the handset.
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