Handset maker Infinix launched the Infinix Note 5 Stylus smartphone in the Indian market in November last year. Infinix Note 5 Stylus has MediaTek Helio P23 processor, stock Android and crisp display. The price of Infinix Note 5 Stylus in India is Rs 15,999, at this price it is rarely seen that the company should also provide stylus support with the phone. Will the Infinix Note 5 stylus live up to your expectations and is it a profitable buy or not? Let us know about it in detail.

Design of Infinix Note 5 Stylus

The Infinix Note 5 Stylus has a metal unibody which gives it a premium look. The Infinix Note 5 Stylus has a 5.93-inch Full HD + display, but the notch has not found a place in the phone. There is a selfie flash along with the earpiece and the front camera at the top of the phone. You will find on-screen buttons for navigation. At the back of the phone, there will be a single rear camera setup with dual-LED flash and a fingerprint sensor for security. The sensor can be used easily if the phone is held correctly in the hand.

The back panel of Infinix Note 5 Stylus is flat but due to the curved edge on the side of the phone, the phone can be easily held in hand. At the bottom of the phone, 3.5mm headphone jack, Micro-USB port, speaker grille and stylus will be found. To take out the stylus, it has to be pressed. Like the stylus found in the Samsung Galaxy Note series, a button has also been given on it. The hand is easily accessible to the power button, but you may need to stretch the hand a little for the volume button. The SIM tray has got a place on the left side of the phone and you will get an 18W charger in the retail box.

Specifications of Infinix Note 5 Stylus

Octa-core MediaTek Helio P23 processor has been used in Infinix Note 5 Stylus smartphone. The highest clock speed is 2 GHz. Infinix Note 5 Stylus will get 64 GB of storage to save photos, videos and other things along with 4 GB RAM. It is possible to expand the storage up to 128 GB with the help of microSD card.

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The phone has two nano-SIM slots and the handset comes with dual 4G and VoLTE support. Connectivity includes Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, USB-OTG and GPS support. To bring life to the phone, a battery of 4000 mAh has been given. Recall that 4500 mAh battery was given in Infinix Note 5.

Let us know that the Note 5 Stylus is part of Google’s Android One program. The review handset we have runs on Android 8.1 Oreo and November 2018 security patch. Due to being part of Android One, the phone will also get Android Pie update, but at the moment the company has not veiled how long the update can be released.

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Infinix Note 5 Stylus performance, battery life and cameras

The Infinix Note 5 Stylus smartphone did not slow down while multitasking and navigation between menus. The fingerprint sensor given for security in the phone also works fast. Instead of providing its own Face Unlock software, the company has given Google Smart Unlock support. The stylus is what makes this device different from the Infinix Note 5.

The stylus proved to be very useful for taking notes and sketching. The thing to note here is that if you keep the stylus out of the phone for a long time, you will get a pop-up reminder. The company has given XPen app in the phone. The app can be opened easily with the help of the button present on the stylus. For the information of you people, let us tell you that the photo can be clicked with the help of the button on the stylus present in Samsung Galaxy Note 9, but this feature is not given in the stylus given in Infinix Note 5.

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Now let’s talk about the benchmark score. The Note 5 Stylus has scored 84,828 in the Antutu benchmark and 4,475 in PCMark Work 2.0. The smartphone has scored 832 and 3,509 respectively in Geekbench’s single and multi-core tests. Nokia 6.1 Plus, Motorola One Power (review) and Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 (reviewNote 5 stylus scored less than ) .

The phone supported us for 13 hours and 37 minutes in our HD video loop test. Recall that, Infinix Note 5 gave a backup of 9 hours and 40 minutes. With the help of the 18-watt charger that comes with the phone, the phone’s battery gets charged from zero to 42 percent in half an hour. PUBG Mobile can be played on medium graphics settings. The phone slowed down during gaming, due to which the medium setting had to be set to low. After playing for an hour or more, the battery gets reduced to 18 percent and the phone starts heating up a bit.

Note 5 Stylus has a 12-megapixel single rear camera setup and a 16-megapixel front camera with selfie flash. In the camera app, users will get features like Panorama, Night, Time Lapse, Professional, Beauty and Portrait Mode. Google Lens is also integrated into the camera app. The quality of pictures taken with Note 5 stylus is average. The phone focuses slowly in daylight. Slow focus can frustrate you when taking macro shots. With the help of Portrait mode, good depth effect comes in the picture. Camera performance in low-light is not very good and grains are visible after clicking the picture. Both the primary and selfie cameras are capable of recording video at 1080 pixels, but you will not get video stabilization support in the phone.

our decision

As part of the Android One program, the Infinix Note 5 Stylus is guaranteed to receive regular software and security updates. The phone’s vivid display is quite good and its stylus also proved to be very useful. In the phone, you will get a stylus like the Samsung Galaxy Note series. But if you are not fond of using stylus, then in the budget of up to Rs 15,000, you will get Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2, Realme U1 (review) Best smartphone options will be found.

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