Before going deeper into the Infinix Smart X5010 review, let’s quickly do a recap of the pros & cons of the Infinix Smart mobile phone:
|· Dual speakers With remarkable sound quality|
· Nice design
· Good battery
· Available in multiple colors
|· Poor back & front cameras|
· Low RAM
· No 4G LTE
· No fast charge
· In The Box
· Infinix Smart X5010
What is in the Infinix Smart X5010 box?
Below are items we found in the box along with the phone:
- 1 USB cable
- 1 pair of earphones
- 1 charger head
- User manual & documentation
Infinix Smart X5010 Key Features
|Model||Infinix Smart X5010|
|Display||4.995-inch (appx. 5-inch), HD IPS|
|Processor||1.3 GHz quad-core (MediaTek MT6580)|
|Internal Storage||16GB (exp&able)|
|Software||Android 7.0 Nougat based XOS|
|Rear Camera||8MP, LED flash, 1080p Videos|
|Front Camera||2MP, LED Flash|
|Features||WiFi, Bluetooth, micro USB, 3.5mm Audio Jack|
The Infinix “Smart” being a new line of another Infinix series appears to be different. The major selling point of the Infinix Smart X5010 is the frontal dual grand speakers positioned on the rear of the device. The Dirac Stereo Widening tech optimizes sounds produced by the Infinix Smart by correcting & analyzing sound patterns to give the best audio output possible; both during music or video play. This, someway, puts the Infinix Smart in the same category as the music-based Tecno Boom J8.
Infinix Mobility guarantees a surround stereo system by Dirac that makes one enjoy quality & amazing sounds form the device. Note that Infinix Smart X5010 comes with a Dual Speaker at the front.
This startling stereo system from Infinix really removes the need for earphones or headsets to play music or watch movies. That explains why it came with a simple ear piece. Crisp sound production is a sureness on the Infinix Smart. The joy of every movie lover, right?
Similarly, the location & positioning of the dual speakers is a remarkable design innovation. A speaker is directly above the display screen, and the other speaker is directly beneath the display. The speakers’ positioning will guarantee a balance in the output of audio produced.
The Physical Appearance
Truthfully, Infinix really just seem to always get it right when it comes to the designs of their devices – the beauty, slimness, the uniqueness & all that. Although the Infinix Smart X5010 shares some level of resemblances with the design of the Infinix Hot Note X551 (particularly the rear view), little modifications on the rear distinguishes them.
The plastic back cover has a good-looking brushed metal finish. The cover can be detached but mind you, it’s just for you to insert or remove the micro-SIM cards or the SD card. The battery isn’t removable. The device is however gifted with well curved edges that makes the device fit in well in my hand & it makes me have that wonderful feeling of holding one iPhone device.
The rear of the Infinix Smart is simple & smooth and houses the primary camera, LED flashlight, the Infinix logo at one-third of the phone length, & the “smart” inscription at the bottom of the device. Simple enough, right? I guess this can also be ascribed to the lack of a fingerprint scanner. Because if this device had a fingerprint scanner, it’d certainly be located at the rear & definitely take a portion of the available free space.
At the left side of the phone, there is nothing, while the volume rocker buttons & the power button are well positioned at the right side of the device.
To further add to the good looks of the Infinix Smart smartphone, Infinix Mobility chose to produce the device in about 5 different colours for buyers to select from; Champagne Gold, Sandstone Black, Bordeaux Red, Mysterious Blue & Apple Green.
The design of the Infinix Smart X5010 scores an 8 out of a 10.
The Infinix Smart X5010 has a 4.99-inch display, which is just about 5.0-inch display. This display quality is of High Definition (HD) & has a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. Given that the device has a fair screen size with a display resolution that measures 720 x 1280p provides the device a crisp & vivid display.
But, for a phone that’s a bit entertainment (music & movies) oriented, I’d expect the screen to be a little bit bigger by some inch (say 5.5-inch) together with an increased resolution. Nonetheless, considering that the Infinix Smart X5010 is a budget device, one would ignore the size of the screen.
The Processor, OS & Storage
The “Smart” smartphone is powered by a Quad-Core MediaTek MT6580 processor. The processor is an old-fashioned processor & one can’t help but to wonder why Infinix would go for this processor choice in this age and time. Though the processor has a decent speed; clocks up to 1.3GHz, the processor in itself is old & might not perform as good as high-end devices with better processors. I’m beginning to think it’s a thing with OEMs to use the MTK6580 on their phones. The Oukitel U22 (a budget smartphone) likewise has the same processor as the Infinix Smart X5010. Still, with the processor clock speed at just 1.3GHz, you need not expect too much.
The graphic processing unit is powered by a Mali-400 MP graphics chipset.
There is 1GB of RAM to handle multitasking & temporary storage of app data. For me, 2GB of RAM wouldn’t hurt, unless Infinix plans to release a 2GB RAM version of the phone later in the future. To keep your music, movies, & other data, a 16GB ROM is on board, & just in case you run out of space, a micro SD card can be used to expand the storage up to 32GB.
The SIM & microSD card slots are positioned inside the phone. To change the SIM or insert a microSD card into the device, you’ll need to take out the glossy, plastic back cover with care.
To top off all the goodness of the Infinix Smart, the phone comes out of the box with the latest version of Android OS; Nougat v7.0. Guess this will compensate for the old processor on the phone. With the Android Nougat & XOS combo, efficient battery & storage utilization is a sureness, coupled with improved user interface. The user interface may be customized, but there’re still some touch of Google’s Material Design on it.
The phone performed pretty well too when benchmarked with AnTuTu.
The primary camera at the rear of the phone sports a 8MP shooter. It’s clear that huge camera pixel doesn’t always translate to great pics – the device is capable of taking nice & bright pics, but the bad side is the image can lose quality when you zoom it to an extent. It’d have been cool if this smartphone boasts at least 13MP camera because this is 2018 & not 2012.
However, the camera is not that bad as it can snap pics & shoot videos of up to 3264×2448-pixel & it spots features such as auto-focus, face detection, & HDR camera.
On the front, the secondary 2MP camera is up for taking selfies. You also need not worry about lightning when you want to take a selfie with friends at a late night gathering, the soft LED flash has got you covered.
At the powerhouse of the Infinix Smart, the phone packs a monster 3,060mAh non-removable battery. Seeing this battery capacity on a cheap smartphone is exciting. There is more power to handle movies, music, games & more.
This phone lacks fast charge tech, so it could take a little long to charge from 0 to a hundred percent. But, once full, the battery can keep the phone up & running for up to two days if you follow the regular battery saving tips namely closing unused apps, turning off 3G when not needed & other things.
The Infinix Smart X5010 is an likable phone that houses a long lasting battery, curvy edges & is quite cheap. But, looking at the technical specs & performance, there’re only few things that should have come with the Infinix Smart X5010 & these include a better camera, 2GB RAM instead of the 1GB (unless there’ll be an Infinix Smart Pro), fast charging because of its battery size & 4G support (though some locations are still expecting this fast internet tech). It seems people would’ve preferred better technical specs at a little higher price.
For me, the Infinix Smart X5010 is really worth the buy.
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