Infinix Zero 5
Hello, Guys! Today I’m going to take a look at Infinix Zero 5 Review. This is the latest offering phone in the sub 20,000rs or $270 price segment and Infinix claims this to be the flagship device of the company. And this is the Infinix Zero 5 which has been launched in India for a Price of 17,999. So, this comes with the 6GB of RAM, Helio P25 processor, 6-inch display and 4350 mAh battery. So, it’s power-packed device at this price segment but is it really great value for money and how does it fare with the competition? Let’s find out-
Design & Build: –
Design wise, the Infinix Zero 5 is a good looking device out there. You can see the camera unit is kind of different and has similarities with the Huawei P9 and we have a dual camera setup 12 and a 13-megapixel camera. We have a fingerprint scanner located below it the Infinix logo and curved a tapered edge just give it as a good feel altogether.
The sides house the power and volume keys, the SIM Card tray and the top portion does not open for slots. The bottom side houses the USB Type-C port, a 3.5mm Headphone jack and also the speaker grille. On the left side, we have the micro SD card expansion slot so only a few devices offer dedicated SD card and Infinix Zero 5 is one of them.
So, overall in terms of the build quality, it is a solid well-built phone excellent build quality for this price segment and it definitely feels solid enhance. But at the same time, this device is a 6-inch phablet so using the device with one hand is not possible even if you have large hands this is not a device to handle with one hand and the weight of the device is slightly on the higher side.
The fingerprint scanner is located on the rear panel and it does a good job altogether in unlocking the device. You can also use the fingerprint scanner for other tasks like locking apps than browsing photos and a lot of features are included.
As I said before the device comes with a 5.98-inch Full HD resolution display and the display quality is pretty good. The display is crisp, vibrant, colourful and offers a pretty good viewing angles as well. There is no colour variation when you tilt the display. It is supported by a 2.5D glass and there is Corning Gorilla Glass 3 support on the display. So, that makes the display one of the best available in this price segment.
It has a Dual Camera system on this device, we have a primary 12-megapixel regular camera and a 13-megapixel telephoto lens which is capable of 2x zoom, there is an LED flash as well on the front panel. We have a 16-megapixel camera again with an LED flash.
The camera quality is taken in daylight conditions was quite good and acceptable levels but it was a time so it was kind of inconsistent. But overall, you would say it is definitely above average performance in daylight conditions and also the close-up images did work out quite well and the colour quality was pretty good for a phone in this price range. So, overall you won’t be disappointed with the daylight captures and does a good job altogether.
Coming to the low-light abilities that’s where the phone struggles a bit with the noise creeping in when the light diminishes and when in artificial light conditions. When the light conditions are pretty low you will see a lot of noise creeping in. so, that’s the camera performance and all of the important aspects of this device is the Portrait mode.
It does a really good job with the portrait photos and you have taken some really good portrait images with almost accurate results. It’s not 100% accurate but it does a really good job with the portrait images.
So, another area where this device excels is Selfie camera it’s one of the really good selfie cameras out there. It produces bokeh mode with one camera but it’s not very accurate but still, the Selfie experience is definitely one of the best we have seen in this price segment.
Performance & Memory: –
The Infinix Zero 5 is powered by MediaTek Helio P25 which clocked at Octa-Core up to the 2.6GHz processor with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage which is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card. Helio P25 is a mid-range chipset and there seem this chipset in quite a few devices launched in India and it’s not a real power-packed hardware but it does come with 6GB RAM so it has effortless or multitasking abilities. And we didn’t see any sort of lags in day-to-day experience and the benchmark score is also quite good for a phone in this price segment.
Now, when it comes to gaming that’s where the device was not really top class and you would see some minor hiccups and there in terms of gaming on a 6-inch display is definitely a great experience but unfortunately, the device does not have great overall gaming abilities.
Infinix is a pretty new company in India and they have this custom UI called XOS so this device also comes with XOS. And we have Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. It does come with some additional options, you will see it’s a custom UI the notifications and the quick toggles are also kind of different and customizable as well. In the gestures and smart motion, you get some additional options like tap to wake, double tap to wake then three fingers screenshot. There is one-handed UI then screen recording is included then app lock is available.
X ID is another application which is quite handy, there is the multi-app support that means you can run two instances of the same app. So, all these features are power packed in the XOS. So, overall the software feels quite good it’s a refreshing UI but unfortunately, there is no Android Oreo available as of now company is promising one a major upgrade for this device so Oreo will be available pretty soon.
The Infinix Zero 5 comes with a 4350 milliamp-hours battery and the battery performance is really good. We could get almost 7 and half hours of screen time with this massive 4350 mAh battery. It also has to power a massive 6-inch display so considering that aspect we would say the battery life is really good. The phone also supports fast charging out of the box so that’s another good thing about this device.
Finally, the Infinix Zero 5 is a good smartphone in this price segment. It has a really good design and builds quality, good display, customizable software good day-to-day performance and great portrait photography as well as great selfie experience along with terrific battery life.
Now, the downsides of the device include a slightly heavy device to use with one hand then the gaming experience was not that great, the rear camera abilities in daylight conditions and low-light performance were kind of average or slightly above average, not a really class-leading performer.
You would say it does pack a lot of punch and it’s a good all-around package if especially for people who want large screen displays, this is one of those devices to choose because the Mi Max 2 is another device which is priced almost same. But Mi Max 2 does not have a good camera which is not as good as the Infinix Zero 5.
|Indian Buyers||Buy Now||Price|
|Infinix Zero 5||Rs 17,999|
|Infinix Zero 5||Coming Soon||$ NA|
|Technology||GSM / WCDMA / LTE|
|SIM||Dual Micro SIM|
|BODY||Dimensions||166.38 x 82.38 x 7.95mm|
|DISPLAY||Type||Full HD IPS 1080 x 1920p (368 PPI)|
|Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|CAMERA||Rear||Dual 12-MP + 13-MP, PDAF, LED Flash Light, Optical Zoom|
|Front||16-MP, LED Flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama|
|PROCESSOR||OS||Android 7.0 Nougat + XOS|
|Chip||MediaTek MT6757 Helio P25|
|CPU||Octa-Core Up to 2.6GHz Cortex-A53|
|GPU||ARM Mali-T880 MP2 900MHz|
|MEMORY||Internal||64GB, 6GB RAM|
|External||Up to 128GB (microSD)|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint, Proximity, Gyro, Compass, Gravity, Light|
|CONNECTIVITY||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, WiFi Direct, Hotspot|
|Others||Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, NFC & Radio|
|SOUND||Speaker||Loudspeaker & 3.5mm headphone jack|
|Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|BATTERY||Li-Ion 4350 mAh|
- Infinix Zero 53.4