Infinix Zero 5G Review: The Zero 5G is the first Infinix smartphone to feature 5G network connectivity. But aside from the 5G network, there are lots of other reasons to buy the device. However, there is one reason why you might want to skip buying the Zero 5G.
So, how good is the Infinix Zero 5G and is it a good buy? What are the good sides and what is that one reason why you might want to skip buying the phone? This review of Infinix Zero 5G will help you with your decision.
Note: The video review of this smartphone at the end of this article. You can watch it below after reading this article.
Infinix Zero 5G Review
Display, Design and Build
The display size of the Infinix Zero 5G is 6.8-inches. It comes with an IPS LCD panel, has FHD+ resolution, and has support for a 120Hz refresh rate. The display might not be as colorful as AMOLED but it’s big enough to play games and watch movies.
The build material is plastic back, plastic frame, and glass front. The fingerprint scanner is placed on the power button and the speaker, charging port, and 3.5mm jack port is at the bottom.
The design of the phone is pretty sleek with the camera bump well built to the plastic back. Upfront it has a center punch hole that houses the selfie camera. Overall, the design, display, and build of the Zero 5G are solid. Not the best and premium materials but holding it feels very premium.
Infinix Zero 5G comes with a total of four cameras. It has a 48MP main camera, a 13MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 16MP selfie camera. Both the back and front cameras can shoot video in 4K resolution.
The photo and video quality of the Zero 5G are not the best but it’s also not the worst you’ve seen in a smartphone. For one thing, the 48MP takes a really good camera that is well colored. The portrait mode is even better and it has a very good wide range when taking photos.
The Infinix Zero 5G also comes with night mode photography which you’ll find relatively useful for night photos. Photos from the 16MP selfie camera are good but struggle when it comes to portrait shots. Maybe the lack of edge detection in the front camera is what a software update can fix.
Perhaps the only disappointment with the cameras is the lack of stabilization. But the overall performance of the camera for the price you’re paying is not bad.
Chipset and Performance
The chipset inside the Infinix Zero 5G is the MediaTek Dimensity 900 5G. This chipset is very impressive as it features a really good CPU and GPU for a device in the mid-range segment. Its CPU speed is clocked at 2.4 GHz and has a peak download speed of 2.77 Gbps.
The Dimensity 900 5G chip has support for UFS 3.1 fast storage tech and LPDDR5 RAM. So, when it comes to performance, the chipset inside the Zero 5G offers so much for speed. Adding the 120Hz smooth refresh rate to the fast processing chipset gives you an incredible user experience.
RAM and Storage
Infinix Zero 5G features 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The storage technology is UFS 3.1 while the RAM is LPDDR5 which is really fast technology. It has space for storage expansion via a microSD card.
The Infinix Zero 5G is powered by a 5,000mAh battery with 33W fast charge support. There is no wireless charge but the battery can take you two days depending on usage. You can also quickly juice up the battery when it goes low.
Infinix Zero 5G boots XOS 8 based on Android 11 out of the box. So far Infinix has not promised any major software update for the device. This means the phone will probably run Android 11 all through. This is the only problem we have with this device.
You can download Apps and Games from the Google Play Store. Also, you have access to use the Google Mobile Services (GMS).
Infinix Zero 5G Price
The price of the Infinix Zero 5G is about $280 (N169, 000) and it comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Price may vary depending on the retailer and location of purchase.
Infinix Zero 5G Review: Conclusion
The Infinix Zero 5G is a very good phone to buy there is no doubt about that. It has a really good performing chipset, good camera, nice battery, good display but has no major software update plan. The lack of a major software update plan might make buying the phone somewhat difficult.
Why some won’t like to buy the Infinix Zero 5G
- Has no official water and dust resistance rating
- No good software update plan
- Price is a little higher than the competition
Why you should buy the Infinix Zero 5G
- Good battery life and fast charge technology
- Latest RAM and storage technology
- Good performing chipset with support for 5G connectivity
- Decent cameras that can shoot videos in 4K resolution
- Display is big and offer 120Hz refresh rate
- Has good design and build quality is very good too
Where to buy Infinix Zero 5G
You can buy Infinix Zero 5G from your local retailer or visit any of the retailers below
- 3C Hub
- Slot NG
- Finet Communication