Infinix Zero 5 Review

Earlier this week, Infinix Mobility hosted an event in Dubai where it launched the successor to its 2016 flagship smartphones, the Zero 4 and Zero 4 Pro smartphones. The Infinix Zero 5 becomes the brand’s first smartphone to sport a dual rear camera setup. Succeeding the Infinix Zero 4 comes with big expectations; does the Infinix Zero 5 deliver?

Infinix Zero 5 Specifications, Review and Highlights

Infinix Zero 5 Review

Display

The Zero 5 sports a 5.98-inch FHD display on its 2.5D curved screen offering a display resolution of 1080 by 1920 pixels. There are bezels around the 5.98-inch screen which is duly protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Under direct sunlight, the screen remains visible, and its image production is sharp and enhanced thanks to its 403ppi pixel density.

Design

Infinix Zero 5

A premium eye-catching metal design is framed around the Infinix Zero 5, and the device is available in Champagne Gold, Sandstone Black and Bourdeaux Red colours. At the top of the rear sits a horizontal strip that houses its dual cameras and flash, and a fingerprint scanner sits farther below it.

The smartphone weighs 197g, and at that figure, it won’t be pretty comfortable sitting in your pocket. The right panel has its power button and volume keys, and the bottom panel houses the speaker grill, USB Type-C port and 3.5mm headphone jack.

Storage & Processor

Under the hood, an Octa-core Helio P25 processor powers all the numerous functions of the device with Mali-T880 GPU taking charge of graphical operations. The chipset runs on a massive 6GB of RAM, ensuring a lag-free, hassle-free experience for Users. The Zero 5 carries 64GB of internal storage which is expandable using a microSD.

Camera

The smartphone debuts a dual rear camera setup that comprises a 12MP wide-angle lens camera with a 13MP telephoto lens and Dual LED Flash for quality images in low-light conditions. The rear cameras cater for all your photographic needs with features such as; 2x optical zoom, portrait mode and pre-installed beauty modes. The other end sports a 16MP Autofocus selfie camera with LED Flash and an included bokeh effect.

Battery & Connectivity

The Zero 5 is backed by a massive 4350mAh built-in powerhouse with xCharge 18W fast charging support. Connectivity options include; Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, GPS+ A-GPS, USB Type-C, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, 4G VoLTE, dedicated MicroSD slot.

Software

The smartphone runs on Infinix’s custom XOS 3.0 out of the box based on Android’s Nougat 7.0 Operating System.

Infinix Zero 5 Full Phone Specifications

Infinix Zero 5 Colour Options

General

Device Brand Infinix
Model Zero 5
Announced November 14, 2017
Released November 2017
Status Coming

Network

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G Network WCDMA 2100 MHz (900/1700/1900/2100 MHz for LATAM)
4G Network LTE, VoLTE
SIM Type Micro SIM(Dual Standby).
SIM Count Dual SIM

Data

2G GPRS Up to 85.6 kbps; EDGE up to 236.8 kbps
3G Up to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 11.5 Mbps(HSUPA)
4G LTE Cat6 300 Mbps/50 Mbps
Speed HSPA 42.2/11.5 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300 Mbps/50 Mbps
Web Browser Yes, HTML5

Design

Type Smartphone
Dimensions 166.38*82.38*7.95 mm
Weight 197g
Build Metal Unibody Design.
Colors Bourdeaux Red, Champagne Gold, Sandstone Black

Display

Display Type IPS multi-touch Touchscreen
Size 5.98 inches
Resolution FHD (1920 * 1080) pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density 403ppi
Touch Screen Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Protection
Features Multi-touch, 2.5D Curved Glass
Secondary Display No

Camera

12MP+13MP camera
Dual LED Flash, Autofocus, 12MP; wide-angle lens, Sony IMX386 sensor, 1.25 μm pixel size, f/2.0 aperture – 13MP; telephoto lens, Samsung S5K3M3 sensor, 1.0μm pixel size, f/2.6 aperture
1080p HD Video
Panorama, phase detection, 2x optical zoom, Touch to focus, face detection, Digital zoom, HDR
  • Rear camera: Yes, Dual LED flash
  • Front camera: Yes
16MP
f/2.0 aperture, Samsung S5K3P8 sensor

Software

Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)
XOS 3.0
No
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes

Hardware

MediaTek Helio P25 16nm processor
Number of Processor Cores Octa-Core
CPU Speed 2.6GHz
GPU Mali-T880 GPU
6GB
Internal Storage 64GB internal memory
expandable memory with microSD
Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient light, Compass, fingerprint sensor(rear mounted)

Connectivity

Bluetooth 4.2
Infrared No
Wi-Fi WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n(2.4GHz/5GHz), Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type USB Type-C
USB On-the-Go (OTG) Yes
GPS Yes, A-GPS
NFC No
Yes

Battery

Battery Type Li-Ion
Capacity 4350mAh
Placement Non-Removable
Standby
Talk Time

Messaging

SMS Yes (threaded view)
MMS Yes
Email Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IM Yes

Media

Yes, WMA, MP3, WAV, MIDI
Yes, WMV, MP4
n/a
Yes
Vibration, Ringtones
MP3, WAV, AMR
Yes
Yes, 3.5mm Jack

Other Features

MP4/H.264 player
MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
Photo/video editor
Document viewer

Availability and Price of Infinix Zero 5 in India & China

The Infinix Zero 5 will be available exclusively on Flipkart starting 12 noon, November 22nd at Rs. 17,999. It’s expected to cost around N135,000 when it becomes available in Nigeria.

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