InFocus Turbo 5: Killer Budget end Smartphone?
Budget end smartphone is currently the most happening segment in the smartphone industry in India with all the major manufacturers trying to grab share in the market. The smartphone market in India is growing very rapidly and the majority of the users prefer the budget end devices for use. Recently, A new player has entered the Indian smartphone market and is expected to intensify the rivalry in the Industry.
InFocus, a US-based company has launched their Budget end smartphone Turbo 5 in India. The phone is being manufactured by Foxconn which is world’s largest electronics contract manufacturing company. Turbo 5 looks to be a very promising handset in the budget segment which is expected to give a tough competition to some of the other devices in the budget range.
The device will go on sale from 4th July and will be exclusively available on the Amazon portal. Turbo 5 comes in two variant, Base variant comes with 2GB Ram and has been priced at Rs 6,999/- while the premium variant comes with 3GB Ram sporting a price tag of Rs 7,999/-. Currently, two color variant is available i.e, Mocha Gold and Pure Gold.
Let’s take a closer look at the device:
Build and Display: The phone comes with an aluminum body with 5.2 inch IPS LCD display. The ergonomic design makes single hand use possible with this device and the metal build lends a premium feel to it.
The 720p display also looks crisp for the screen size with decent viewing angles which is covered with 2.5D curved glass.
The phone will be fairly comfortable to use despite having the massive 5,000 mah battery as it weighs just 164 gms. The fingerprint scanner has been provided at the back.
Hardware Specifications: Turbo 5 is powered by the Mediatek MT6737 chipset along with Quad Core A53 processor clocked @ 1.25 Ghz which is decent for the budget end smartphone. It has been backed by 2/3GB of Ram.
The internal storage provided on the phone is 16 GB and SD Card support up to 32 GB is also available.
The Mali T720 MP1 GPU expected to perform reasonably well while gaming.
Turbo 5 comes with massive 5000 mah battery which is expected to last for 2 days under normal use. The 720p display will also help in conserving the battery life.
Given the price point of the phone, the specs provided looks decent and normal users should not have any major issues with the performance.
Software and Features: Turbo 5 comes with the latest Android OS 7.0 (Nougat) pre-installed with the custom User Interface on top. The device comes with all the basic sensors along with the fingerprint scanner placed at the back. The fingerprint scanner is claimed to be very fast and responsive.
Camera: Device comes with 13 mp rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and 5 mp front camera. The camera is expected to do well in normal lighting conditions while the performance may be average in low light and artificial light conditions. Most of the Budget end phones come with an average camera so one does not much scope to complain regarding the same.
Connectivity: The phone supports dual nano sim along with 4G Volte support. Wifi, GPS and Bluetooth support is also available on this device.
Overall Verdict: The phone seems to be value for money device as it offers decent specs for the price. It is the latest smartphone below the Rs 8,000/- price and has the potential to be the best smartphone under the price range. InFocus seems to have made a grand entry with the launch of this device. However, the actual performance will determine the fate of this handset.
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