Infinix S5 Camera Review: Worth an Upgrade?

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I’ve been using the Infinix S5 for a while, shared my first impressions and I’m currently penning its full review – in the meantime, I had to check out the five cameras and if Infinix brought enough features to its cameras to warrant you spending your money on their latest device. The focus of this article will be on how the five cameras perform.

The Infinix S5 comes with a 32MP front-facing camera and on the back is a Quad-AI setup comprised of a 16MP main camera, 5MP ultrawide, 2MP for depth and a 2MP low-light sensor.

The Selfie Camera

The Infinix S5  packs a 32 MP front-facing punch-hole camera that sits inside the Infinix S5 Infinity-O display on the top left corner – a position that’s similar to the one in its TECNO brother – the TECNO Camon 12 Air.Infinix S5 display



The Quad Rear Camera Setup

The Infinix S5 rocks  4 AI-powered rear cameras that include a 16MP main camera, 5MP ultrawide, 2MP for depth and a 2MP low-light sensor.

Here are some samples in the various modes the Infinix S5 camera comes with:

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Selfies

Portraits

Beauty Mode

Wide Selfie

Infinix S5 wide selfie
Infinix S5 wide selfie

Regular Shots

Bokeh Shots

Food Shots – Because Why Not?

Ultra-wide shots

Low light

Video

The Infinix S5 can shoot up to 1080P at 30fps videos for both selfie and rear cameras and as usual for phones at this price, the Infinix S5 struggles with exposure and finding focus.

Conclusion

The Five cameras on the Infinix S5 are capable in most scenarios apart from low-light ones. Selfies turn out well but the beauty mode over smoothens your face.

Daylight shots are acceptable and some will come out with less vibrancy like the food shots while others will turn out slightly saturated.

Wide-angle shots will be grainy and colours will look faded.

Portraits and bokeh shots are quite average with decent background detection although it will struggle with exposure for some shots.

It is worth noting that the fourth camera which Infinix says is a low-light sensor apparently does nothing as covering it doesn’t change the overall outcome of the photos you’re taking.

Other phones in its price range or for less will offer relatively more versatility in terms of camera performance

The Infinix S5 will have to compete with the TECNO Camon 12 Air(Full review to see photo samples) which shares most features with especially the rear camera setup that also has a 16MP, 5MP and 2MP lens and will take relatively better shots. The Infinix S4(Full Review) that it replaces will do a better job than its successor and if you have it, there’s no need to upgrade unless you want more RAM and storage.

If you’re looking to get a better camera phone for cheap, then the TECNO Camon Air which sells for Ksh 13,499 will bring value for your money. Also, you get the same display with the punch-hole selfie camera.

TECNO Camon 12 Air left, Infinix S5 right
TECNO Camon 12 Air left, Infinix S5 right

Our full review of the Infinix S5 will be out in a few days so stay tuned before you make up your mind.

Pricing and Availability

The 4GB RAM/64GB onboard storage variant costs Ksh 16,499 shillings while the 6GB RAM and 128GB onboard storage costs Ksh 20,999.


The S5 Lite with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage and the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variants will begin selling from Ksh 13,899 and Ksh 13,499 respectively.

For now, the Infinix S5 is available on Xpark, Infinix’s official online store and its branded retail stores.

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