We begin another interesting week with a mid-range smartphone comparison, and today, we have the Infinix S5 vs Redmi Note 8 match-up. Both mid-range devices launched in 2019 around the same time period and this match-up is sure to be an interesting one.


The Redmi Note 8 was launched in September of 2019 and offers three storage variants, although it is the highest storage option (6GB+128GB) we will be considering today. The S5, on the other hand, was launched in November of 2019 and has the 6GB/128GB variant under the microscope today.

We’ll be taking a closer look at the specs on both smartphones in a side-by-side manner.


Infinix S5 vs Redmi Note 8 Comparison Table

Come with me and let’s take a deeper look at the specs both smartphones have on show for us.

Infinix S5 Redmi Note 8
2G, 3G, 4G 2G, 3G, 4G
6.6 inches, 1600 × 720 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio, IPS LCD display 6.3 inches, 2340 × 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 aspect ratio IPS LCD display
Android 9 Pie + XOS 5.5 Android 9 Pie + MIUI 10
Quad-core MediaTek MT6762 Helio P22, 2.0GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, 2.2GHz
32MP selfie camera 13MP selfie camera
16MP + 5MP + 2MP + 0.8MP quad rear cameras with LED flash 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP quad rear cameras with LED flash
128GB internal storage + dedicated microSD card slot up to 128GB 64/128GB internal storage + dedicated microSD card slot up to 256GB
4,000mAh battery with 10W fast charge 4,000mAh battery with 18W Fast Charging
₦62,500 ₦50,000/₦60,000 /₦70,000

Infinix S5 vs Redmi Note 8: Where the S5 Has the Edge

The S5 comes with a larger display than its rival, making it a solid pick for mobile gamers or users who enjoy catching their favourite movies or sports event on the go.

It is slightly cheaper than its rival and boasts four rear cameras with decent-looking specs, while a 32MP shooter takes care of selfies and video calls.

The S5 has a decent battery that keeps this device powered through the day and also offers different storage options with a 4GB and 6GB RAM variant.

Infinix S5 vs Redmi Note 8

Infinix S5 vs Redmi Note 8: Where the Note 8 Has the Edge

The Note 8 offers three different storage options at affordable prices, with the variant under observation today costing ₦70,000. It is also lighter than the S5 and offers a sleeker, more compact design than its rival.

It has a processor with faster speeds than its rival, and offers the same Android OS as its rival. In the photography department, it offers quad cameras (much like the S5) with better-looking specs than its rival. However, these figures do not really tell all there is to know about camera comparisons and so it may not be entirely correct to believe this device offers a better photography experience.

The Note 8 has a decent 4,000mAh battery that charges at 18W and it also offers more external storage than its rival.

Redmi Note 8

Infinix S5 vs Redmi Note 8: Who Comes Out Tops In This Battle?

Both devices have great processors, support 4G technology, boast good camera specs and offer durable batteries. The Note 8 is a solid option and should be your pick if you are looking for a device that offers decent specs at an affordable cost. It has a smaller display but boasts decent cameras and a faster chipset.


The S5 shares quite a number of characteristics with its rival on the day, as they both have the same RAM, onboard storage and similar camera configurations. The S5 is a slightly cheaper option and is ideal for buyers who do not want to overspend.

At the end of the day, the final purchase decision rests with you to choose the smartphone that will suit your needs and budget perfectly.


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