Infinix Zero 5 Review: Is this the flagship we've been waiting for?

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.

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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 BrandInfinix
ModelZero 5
AnnouncedNovember 14, 2017
ReleasedNovember 2017
StatusComing
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Network

2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G NetworkWCDMA 2100 MHz (900/1700/1900/2100 MHz for LATAM)
4G NetworkLTE, VoLTE
SIM TypeMicro SIM(Dual Standby).
SIM CountDual SIM

Data

2GGPRS Up to 85.6 kbps; EDGE up to 236.8 kbps
3GUp to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 11.5 Mbps(HSUPA)
4GLTE Cat6 300 Mbps/50 Mbps
SpeedHSPA 42.2/11.5 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300 Mbps/50 Mbps
Web BrowserYes, HTML5

Design

TypeSmartphone
Dimensions166.38*82.38*7.95 mm
Weight197g
BuildMetal Unibody Design.
ColorsBourdeaux Red, Champagne Gold, Sandstone Black

Display

Display TypeIPS multi-touch Touchscreen
Size5.98 inches
ResolutionFHD (1920 * 1080) pixels
Colors16M colors
Pixel Density403ppi
Touch ScreenYes
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3 Protection
FeaturesMulti-touch, 2.5D Curved Glass
Secondary DisplayNo

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
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Software

Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)
XOS 3.0
No
SkypeYes
WhatsappYes
FacebookYes
YoutubeYes

Hardware

MediaTek Helio P25 16nm processor
Number of Processor CoresOcta-Core
CPU Speed2.6GHz
GPUMali-T880 GPU
6GB
Internal Storage64GB internal memory
expandable memory with microSD
Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient light, Compass, fingerprint sensor(rear mounted)

Connectivity

Bluetooth 4.2
InfraredNo
Wi-FiWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n(2.4GHz/5GHz), Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi HotspotYes
USB TypeUSB Type-C
USB On-the-Go (OTG)Yes
GPSYes, A-GPS
NFCNo
Yes

Battery

Battery TypeLi-Ion
Capacity4350mAh
PlacementNon-Removable
Standby-
Talk Time-

Messaging

SMSYes (threaded view)
MMSYes
EmailYes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IMYes

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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