Infinix recently gained popularity with excellent mid-range models such as Infinix Note 11 Pro and Zero X Pro Transsion Holding. The Chinese manufacturer, along with subsidiaries Tecno and Itel, has gained significant market share in Africa and South Asia. and intends to expand its business all over the world.
After the Zero X Pro, which we think is worth it. Now let’s take a look at the Zero 5G, Infinix’s first 5G phone. In addition to NR support, the Infinix Zero 5G features a 6.78-inch 120Hz LCD, a large 5000mAh battery, and an attractive “single curve” design.
Infinix Zero 5G specs at a glance:
- Body: 168.7×76.5×8.8mm, 200g; Glass front, plastic frame, plastic back.
- Display: 6.78″ IPS LCD, 120Hz, 500 nits (peak), 1080x2460px resolution, 20.5:9 aspect ratio, 388ppi.
- Chipset: MediaTek MT6877 Dimensity 900 5G (6 nm): Octa-core (2×2.4 GHz Cortex-A78 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55); Mali-G68 MC4.
- Memory: 128GB 8GB RAM; UFS 3.1; microSDXC (dedicated slot).
- OS/Software: Android 11, XOS 10.
- Rear camera: Wide (main): 48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm, 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF; Telephoto: 13 MP, f/2.5, 50mm, 1/3.1″, 1.12µm, PDAF, 2x optical zoom; Depth: 2 MP.
- Front camera: 16 MP, f/2.0, (wide), 1/2.76″, 1.12µm.
- Video capture: Rear camera: [email protected], [email protected]/60fps; Front camera: [email protected]
- Battery: 5000mAh; Fast Charging 33W.
- Misc: Fingerprint reader (side-mounted); FM radio; 3.5mm jack.
The Infinix lineup has been a bit confusing lately, but the acronym is this: It’s easier to understand that “Zero” is more of a flagship family. Even with the company’s 5G phones, the Zero 5G is still low-end in this family, slightly better than the Zero X Neo, but not as complete as the Vanilla Infinix Zero X and Zero X Pro, except for the chipset. In fact, even the less premium Infinix Note 11 Pro outperforms the Zero 5G with more stereo speakers. with a higher resolution screen and main camera
But performance and connectivity are probably the two most important aspects of a smartphone today, so the Infinix Zero 5G can help. The MediaTek Dimensity 900 is a very important step forward for the company that has been stuck with the MediaTek G chip in the past. Infinix is also paired with ultra-fast UFS 3.1 storage and LPDDR5X RAM to make the most of its potential.
Infinix is generous with accessories. This is not a common occurrence in today’s smartphone market. The Zero 5G box is quite thick and sturdy. It comes in two pieces and has a thick and secure cardboard phone holder. The rest of the accessories are in plastic packaging, which is not environmentally friendly at all. Small excuses, of course, but these things can spread quickly. And we want Infinix to rethink this and prefer cardboard boxes.
The box includes a 33W charger with 5V at 2A or 10W at 3.3A, as well as a relatively short but durable USB Type-A-C cable. You want to keep it or just swap out another 5A cable to fit the Infinix 33W charging socket.
You also get a good quality transparent TPU case with good grip. There is a shelf to protect the camera island as well. Last but not least, Infinix has paired a pair of wired headphones with a built-in microphone. nothing special But overall it’s a plus.
The Infinix Zero 5G has an interesting design. Especially around the camera compartment, it reminds you of the Oppo Find X3 as soon as it curves and tilts the rear of the camera unit, and while the Infinix mimics Oppo’s premium design quite nicely, it’s also a pretty good design. But it can’t compare to the build quality of the Find X3 because it’s made of plastic.
Overall, the Zero 5G uses a shorter two-piece design, with a unibody on the back and a display on the front. The sides are smooth and the wheels are so smooth that the Zero 5G is incredibly slippery. It is recommended to use only the pen case.
Plus, the extra shiny surface that Infinix has is a fingerprint magnet. Feels greasy and dirty when applied.
When it comes to ergonomics, the Zero 5G camera dome is so large and oddly shaped that it shakes on flat surfaces. So while the rounded design, the Infinix does a good job in terms of looks. It’s not about ergonomics.
Either way, we like the color. These include Cosmic Black, Skylight Orange and Horizon Blue, inspired by “Bright Galaxy”, “Bright and Powerful Sun” and “Magic Sky” The back of Skylight Orange has a texture that can solve the dirt and grease in our devices. We haven’t seen him yet. so can’t tell.
The Zero 5G, on the other hand, is relatively light at 199g, partly due to the abundance of materials available. Its 8.77mm thickness is still acceptable when you consider the 5000 mAh battery.
Build quality and materials
The Infinix Zero 5G is a budget device and, as such its body is plastic. Infinix calls it a “composite material that mimics the look and feel of glass creating an elegant device that feels premium to the touch”, but that’s just plastic with extra words.
We do agree that the material itself does a good job at imitating glass, though. We would have personally preferred a matte finish that does not gather as many prints and grease, but we are inclined to agree that the Infinix Zero 5G has a premium look and appears quite elegant from afar. In-hand, however, its mid-range standing is immediately obvious.