InFocus Turbo 5 Plus Review


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InFocus launched Turbo 5 Plus, bigger version of the Turbo 5 in India last month. Priced at Rs. 8,999, it packs a massive 4,850mAh battery and dual rear camera setup. Let’s check out if the phone is worth it in this review.

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Box Contents

  • InFocus Turbo 5 Plus
  • Earphones with microphone
  • 2-pin charger (5V-2A)
  • Micro USB cable
  • SIM ejector tool
  • User manual and warranty information

Display and Design

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The Turbo 5 Plus sports a 5.5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD 2.5D curved glass display. It has  good viewing angles, offers vibrant color output and the sunlight visibility is also good. The display offers a decent multimedia watching experience. Above the screen there is a tiny notification LED next to the 5-megapixel front camera along with the usual set of proximity and ambient light sensor. The earpiece is present next to the sensors.

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There are three on-screen touch buttons and a physical home button that is baked with a fingerprint sensor.

Right side of the phone houses the volume rockers and power button while left side has the Hybrid SIM card slot with a primary nano SIM slot along with the secondary nano SIM or a microSD card slot in a single tray. The 3.5mm audio headphone jack is present on the top while loudspeaker grill and micro USB port are present at the bottom.

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There is a 13MP rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, f/2.0 aperture, secondary 5MP camera with f/2.2 aperture. The back of the phone is very slippery and a case is must to handle the phone daily, especially to avoid dropping the phone.

Camera

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The camera performance of the phone is average. Daylight and macro photos looked washed out and did not bring out enough color. The low light photos were good and came out clear. It takes more time to autofocus on an object before taking a photo. The bokeh effect for portraits is not the best either. The 5MP front camera comes with a customised beautification mode as well as the bokeh effect. However, the selfies are average. (Click on the photos to check them out full resolution).

The camera UI is simple and you have panorama mode, background blur and normal mode up front. There are several filters that you can select before clicking a photo.

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Software, UI and Apps

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The phone runs Android 7.0 (Nougat) OS which is almost stock and has August security update. Apart from the usual set of utility apps and Google apps, it comes with Xploree Keyboard, Amazon India, Prime Video and Safebox. You don’t have an option to remove these apps.

Fingerprint Sensor

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The fingerprint is not the fastest but it does the job. Also it doesn’t detect if your fingers are wet. You can add up to 5 fingerprints.

Music Player and FM Radio

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The phone has its own Music player but you can choose to use Google Play Music. The FM Radio has usual UI, has auto scanning and recording.

Connectivity, Calling and Messaging

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It has the usual set of connectivity features such as Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS. It has 4G connectivity with support a lot of bands and also has Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) support for Reliance Jio. Both the SIMs support 4G, but you can enable 4G only in one SIM at a time. You can set preferred SIM for voice call, text and data.

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The dialer app UI is stock Android but the default keyboard is Xploree, which is not the best, especially if you are a Gboard user. Since this is a dual SIM phone, you get option to select either SIMs when calling or sending text message. There are no call drops and the earpiece volume is good.

Performance and Benchmarks

The phone is powered by Octa-Core MediaTek MT6750 (4 x 1.5GHz A53 + 4 x 1.0GHz A53) processor with Mali T860 GPU. It has 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 64GB. The performance of the phone is decent and lag free most of the time.

InFocus Turbo 5 Plus 3D Mark Ice Storm Unlimited

It scored 9404 points in 3D Mark Ice Storm Unlimited benchmark.

InFocus Turbo 5 Plus Basemark OS II

It scored just 844 points in Basemark OS II benchmark.

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It scored 40533 points in AnTuTu benchmark.

Battery Life

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The phone has a massive 4,850mAh battery that will last easily for a day and half with normal to high usage.

InFocus Turbo 5 Plus FoneArena One Charge Rating

It achieved a One Charge Rating of 16 hours and 38 minutes. It took about 3 hours to charge the phone fully since it doesn’t have fast charging. We will bring you the complete set of battery life test results soon.

Conclusion

At a price of Rs. 8999 InFocus Turbo 5 Plus joins other phone with massive batteries but it fails to impress mainly due to average dual cameras. The 4,850 battery is good but it does not support fast charging. Also it does not sport a Full HD display. The phone is available exclusively on Amazon.in. To summarize, here are the pros and cons of the smartphone.

Pros

  • Good build quality
  • Good battery life

Cons

  • Average camera
  • Back of the phone is too slippery
  • No fast charging
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Author: Sneha Bokil

Sneha Bokil is a tech enthusiast and is currently using OnePlus 3T but she still treasures her Nokia N70 (M). You can follow her on Twitter @snehabokil and on Google+