INFINX S5 LITE vs INFINIX S5: What’s the difference?

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2021-03-29
Abraham Miller

Infinix took the wraps off the Infinix S5 series back in 2019, comprising the Infinix S5, Infinix S5 Lite, and the more expensive Infinix S5 Pro with a pop-up selfie camera. Other than the pop-up selfie camera on the Infinix S5 Pro, the entire Infinix S5 series looks identical.

So, if you doubt the better pick for you between the Infinix S5 and the S5 Lite, let's help you find out in this article.

 infinix s5 and infinix s5 lite

Infinix S5 Lite vs Infinix S5: SPECIFICATIONS 

Specifications

Infinix S5

 Infinix S5 Lite

Display

· 6.6" HD+ IPS LCD Infinity-O display

· 720*1600pixels

· 6.6" HD+ IPS LCD Infinity-O Display

· 720*1600 pixels

Chipset

MediaTek Helio P22

MediaTek Helio P22

RAM & Storage Options

· 4GB+64GB

· 6GB+128GB

· Expandable up to 128GB

· 4GB+64GB

· 32GB 3GB RAM

· Expandable up to 128GB

Rear Cameras

· 16MP main

· 5MP wide-angle/macro

· 2MP depth sensor

· AI Lens

Quad Rear flash

Video: 1080p@30fps

· 16MP main

· 2MP depth sensor

· AI lens

Quad Rear Flash

Video: 1080p@30fps

Front Camera

· 32MP selfie camera

Video: 1080p@30fps

· 16MP selfie camera

Battery

· 4,000mAh

· 10W charging

· 4,000mAh

· 6W charging

 

Connectivity

Dual 4G LTE, WI-FI, Bluetooth,OTG

Dual 4G LTE, WI-FI, Bluetooth, OTG

Other Features

G-Sensor, E-Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Light Sensor Fingerprint & Face Unlock

G-Sensor, E-Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Light Sensor Fingerprint & Face Unlock

 

Design and Display

Both Infinix S5 and S5 lite take the same design language. As expected in their price range, you get a polycarbonate build with an aesthetic-looking gradient design. When you look at the rear, you see the same camera module featuring a quad setup on the S5, and a triple setup on the S5 Lite, on the other hand. Next to it is a quad-rear flash for better night shots. Also, on the rear cover, you'll see a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, serving as a secondary security method. You get Face Unlock onboard as well.  

You'll also notice the similarities when you turn to the side of both phones. A mono speaker grille, micro-USB port, microphone, and headphones jack sit on the bottom frame. The right side frame houses the power and volume buttons, while there's a dual SIM card and microSD card tray is on the left side frame.

 Up from the front, the entire Infinix S5 series finally ditched the dated Waterdrop notch found on its predecessor: Infinix S4, for an Infinity-O display. You'll find a 6.6" IPS display on the S5 and S5 Lite. The selfie camera sits inside the Infinity-O cutout, providing you with an immersive viewing experience on both devices. In terms of display and build quality, you can go for any of these devices, as there are no significant differences.  

Performance & Storage

Both devices don't only feature a similar design language but share similar performance to some extent. They are both powered by the 12nm MediaTek Helio P22 processor, which also powered most Infinix phones released in 2019. In terms of storage options, both Infinix S5 and S5 Lite starts with a base variant of 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. But the Infinix S5 takes it up a bit, providing up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. So if you're more of a power user, the extra +2G of RAM and +64GB of storage on the higher Infinix S5 variant will serve you well.

Software

To be sincere, you're not missing out on many features if you go with the Infinix S5 Lite to save some bucks for yourself. Both devices come with XOS 5.5 based on Android 9 Pie out of the box. Just in case you're not aware, you get relatively the same software experience on both devices. Features like Game Mode, Smart Panel, Social Turbo, Gesture Call Picker, Smart Data Switcher, AI Gallery, XOS Lab, and more keep the software experience futuristic and more user-friendly.

For example, the Gesture Call Picker feature allows you to answer/reject incoming calls by performing some gestures with your fingers above the screen. So, in case you're in your workshop with dirty hands, for instance, your hands won't be the reason for missing important calls. XOS 5.5 on the Infinix S5 and S5 Lite also improved the Face Unlock security system. It now uses AI to detect when your eyes are closed and won't unlock your phone in those situations.

Camera

This is where the significant differences between the two devices started showing up. The Infinix S5 focuses more on providing a better selfie camera, as it features a 32MP in-display AI selfie camera. With that, you get high-quality shots with rich details and colours that are truer to life.

On the rear of the S5, you'll find a quad-camera setup containing a 16MP wide camera for taking wide shots, a 5MP camera for taking wide-angle and macro shots, a 2MP depth camera for perfect Bokeh and edge detection, and an AI lens.

The Infinix S5 Lite, as a cost-saving measure, stepped down the selfie camera megapixels and ditched the wide-angle/macro camera on the rear. It features a 16MP in-display AI camera on the front and a 16MP AI triple rear-camera setup. Also, both devices feature a quad-rear flash to enhance low-light shots. They also offer the same camera interface with similar camera functions, safe for the absence of the wide-angle/macro shot on the S5 Lite.

Battery

The Infinix S5 and Infinix S5 Lite come with a gigantic 4,000mAh battery. Just like other Infinix devices featuring the same battery capacity, both devices offer exceptional battery life. You can go about using them for the entire day and beyond without running to recharge the battery. However, none of the devices offers a fast-charging capability. But the Infinix S5 takes the lead here with its 10W charging capability, while the Infinix S5 Lite is just 6W. Since they both offer great batteries, you could charge them overnight and use them all day without worrying about batteries that take forever to recharge.

What's the better pick for you?

When comparing two devices from the same series, the higher version seems to get the crown, and that's true for the Infinix S5. You get a better camera system, a slight increase in charging speed, and more storage option if you want it.

If you don't want to spend much, the Infinix S5 Lite is a better buy for you. Just manage the 16MP selfie camera instead of the 32MP camera on the S5. Manage a triple camera setup if you don't fancy the 5MP wide-angle/macro camera on the S5. Besides that, everything else looks identical on the two devices. It all comes down to personal preferences, though.