Chinese smartphone brand Infinix Mobiles recently launched a new handset called the Infinix S5 Lite here in India. It is a toned-down version of the similarly named Infinix S5 that was launched just a few weeks ago in the country. The S5 Lite is priced just under the INR 8,000 mark which essentially puts it in competition against several other popular handsets. Xiaomi, for example, sells the Redmi 8 for around the same price while Samsung offers the Galaxy M10s in the same price segment. Let us check how these three handsets compare when we do a specs comparison. But first, let us quickly check the current pricing of these three phones
Infinix S5 Lite vs Redmi 8 vs Samsung Galaxy M10s: Price in India, Variants
The Infinix S5 Lite comes in a single version that offers 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The phone also offers users the option to expand the storage further using microSD cards. This single version of the phone is sold for INR 7,999 in India.
The Redmi 8, just like the S5 Lite, also comes in a single 4GB RAM + 64GB storage version with a microSD card slot for additional memory. The price is also identical to the S5 Lite with a current MRP of INR 7,999. That being said, there is also a 3GB+32GB version that is listed in the specs page.
As for the Samsung Galaxy M10s, this phone loses out on the storage and RAM front when compared to the two other phones in this comparison. The M10s comes in a single version that gets 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage with a microSD card slot for additional memory. The current price of this version is identical to the other two handsets and the phone retails for INR 7,999 on Samsung’s own website. On Amazon, however, the phone is still listed at INR 8,499 which is expensive for what it has to offer.
Infinix S5 Lite vs Redmi 8 vs Samsung Galaxy M10s: Specifications compared
The Infinix S5 Lite comes powered by the MediaTek Helio P22 SoC which is an entry-level SoC made by MediaTek. It is based on a 12nm manufacturing process and packs in eight Cortex-A53 cores that clock up to 2 GHz. For graphics, the S5 Lite uses the PowerVR GE8320 GPU. The chipset also gets an LTE modem. It also gets a 4,000mAh battery with no support for fast charging. The Infinix S5 Lite is easily the largest handset in this comparison thanks to its large 6.6-inch TFT LCD panel with a resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels. The display on the Infinix also gets a taller aspect ratio of 20:9 and geta a punch hole at the top left for the front-facing camera. This arrangement enhances the overall look of the handset.
As for the Redmi 8, this phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC with eight Cortex-A53 cores divided into two clusters each of them clocked t 1.95GHz and 1.45GHz respectively. The GPU used on the Redmi 8 is the Adreno 505 which clocks at around 650 MHz. The display on the Redmi 8 measures 6.22-inches across and has a resolution of 1520 x 720 pixels. This is a normal IPS LCD display with a waterdrop style notch at the top for the camera.
The Samsung Galaxy M10s uses Samsung’s own entry-level processor called the Exynos 7884B. This SoC is based in a 14nm manufacturing process and integrates twin ARM Cortex-A73 cores clocked at up to 1.56 GHz and six Cortex-A53 cores clocked at up to 1.35 GHz. For graphics, the phone gets the Mali-G71 MP2 GPU. The phone uses a 6.22-inch Super AMOLED panel with a resolution of 720 x 1560 pixels in the 19.5:9 aspect. Arguably, the M10s gets the best display of the three devices being compared here.
Infinix S5 Lite vs Redmi 8 vs Samsung Galaxy M10s: Camera compared
The Infinix S5 Lite boasts of a triple camera setup at the rear with a 16MP primary camera mated to an f/1.8 lens, a secondary 2MP depth sensor, and a third low light sensor. The front-facing camera on the S5 Lite uses a 16 MP sensor mated to an f/2.0 lens. The Redmi 8 uses a 12-megapixel primary camera at the rear and a secondary 2MP depth sensor. At the front, there is an 8MP sensor for selfies and video callings. The Galaxy M10s features a dual-camera setup at the rear with a 13MP primary camera mated to an f/1.9 lens with support for PDAF. The secondary camera uses a 5MP sensor with an ultrawide lens.