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InFocus Turbo 5 Plus: High on battery, low on camera (Tech Review)


After the launch of the ‘Turbo 5’ in June, US-based technology company InFocus has now introduced ‘Turbo 5 Plus’ that comes with a massive 4,850mAh battery and is priced in the sub-Rs 10,000 category.

At Rs 8,999, the device competes with Panasonic’s ‘P55 Max’ that offers a 5,000mAh battery.


Let’s see what works for the device.

As the dual camera set-up at the rear is currently in vogue in the smartphone industry, ‘Turbo 5 Plus’ also flaunts 13MP+5MP sensors at the back, with f/2.0 and f/2.2 aperture, respectively.

The device also supports auto focus and features dual-LED flashlight and digital zoom. The cameras have wide-angle lenses of 120 degrees.

The device is also equipped with 5MP front shooter with f/2.4 aperture along with digital zoom.

A thorough use of the device revealed that the battery can last for more than 24 hours on normal usage.

Encased in a metallic cover, the device sports a 5.5-inch HD display with 2.5D curved display (resolution of 720 pixels by 1280 pixels).

With a smooth and glossy back cover, the device won’t slip from your hands.

‘Turbo 5 Plus’ is powered by octa-core MediaTek MT6750 SoC coupled with 3GB of RAM and runs on Android Nougat. When it comes to storage, the device has 32GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded up to 64GB via a microSD card.

If you are using only few apps on the device at a time, it will work fine. But too much load may result in the device becoming a bit sluggish.

On the positive side, the touch of the smartphone device works perfectly fine and it doesn’t heat up at all.

The volume and power keys are placed at the right edge. A micro-USB charger port is placed at the bottom edge while a jack is placed on the top edge. The phone has two speakers fitted on the bottom edge but only the one on the right is functional while the other is a dummy (just a design element).

The front fingerprint sensor is responsive, making the accessibility to apps easy for the users.

On the connectivity front, the device comes with 4G VoLTE support and regular options like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB OTG, microUSB and GPS. The device also comes with dual-SIM.

What doesn’t work.

The images captured from the device were of average quality in both low and bright light conditions. It wasn’t as sharp as compared to other smartphones in the sub-Rs 10,000 category.

Recharging the battery took longer than expected.

Conclusion: ‘Turbo 5 Plus’ is just another smartphone in the sub-Rs 10,000 category. It may attract people who want longer battery back-up but would disappoint camera lovers.

(Vivek Singh Chauhan can be contacted at vivek.c@ians.in)

–IANS

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