The Note 5 is a budget smartphone and features modest hardware. Powering it is an octa-core MediaTek Helio P23 processor clocked at 2GHz. The smartphone has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage which is expandable by up to 128GB using a microSD card in the dedicated slot. It has a 6-inch IPS display with a resolution of 2160x1980 and an 18:9 aspect ratio. Just like other Infinix smartphones, the display is one of the best panels we have seen in this price range.
There is support for Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth, USB-OTG, and GPS. The Note 5 also has a gyroscope, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, and e-compass. This is a dual-SIM device and has two Nano-SIM slots. It has support for 4G as well as VoLTE on both SIMs. The Note 5 has a big 4500mAh battery, this makes it slightly heavy at 175g. There's a 12-megapixel camera at the back and a 16-megapixel selfie shooter at the front, and both have their own flashes to help in low light.
Infinix has adopted Google’s Android One programme, which means that this smartphone runs pure stock Android. Carlcare, a customer support app, and XClub, a forum app from Infinix, are preinstalled. You also get the usual Google apps but not any third-party bloatware. The Note 5 runs on Android 8 Oreo.