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Over the past few weeks, I have travelled to the coastal edges of Kenya, thanks to the Tech Tamasha festival and throughout my trip to Mombasa then to Kisumu, I have chosen to go with the Infinix Note 5 as my companion.

A lot can be said about the device, for instance, it has amazing battery life thanks to its 4500mAh battery that delivers close to seven hours screen-on-time on heavy usage as well as mountain peak software experience thanks to the device being part of the Android One program.

A quick rundown of the Infinix Note 5 specifications include:

  • 6.0-inch Full HD Display in an 18:9 aspect ratio
  • MediaTek Helio P23 Processor
  • 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage
  • 12MP main camera and a 16MP selfie shooter

On this piece, we shall focus solely on the camera performance of the Infinix Note 5. Summarized as “quietly brilliant” – I hope HTC doesn’t sue me – the camera on this device surprised everyone with each shot. Yes it does struggle a bit with low-light but if you take the time to tinker around with manual mode, you can get amazing photos such as this:

Infinix Note 5 Image Sample

Like I mentioned before, in broad daylight, you cannot go wrong with the Infinix Note 5, there’s even a decent amount of background blurr applied without the need of shooting in portrait mode. In summary, the the Infinix Note 5 definitely deserves the Made for Instagram tag:

This is just a summary of what to expect of the camera on the Infinix Note 5. Kindly watch the video below for the full showcase of what the device can do, remember to subscribe:

In Kenya, the Infinix Note 5 launched a few weeks after the Hot S3 was paraded to the public and it’s not a doubt that the more superior experience we’ve gotten on the Note 5 will cannibalize the sales of the S3 but like they say, it’s better to take yourself down than for the competition to do it.

Our in-depth review of the Infinix Note 5 is coming here.

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