Infinix jumps high with the Zero 5G

Published May 20, 2022, 10:16 AM

by Jonathan Castillo

Infinix is making strides forward. Their new Zero 5G smartphone is hitting all the right places if you’re looking for a more affordable smartphone. It doesn’t pretend to be anything more than what it is. It’s a good phone at a pretty good price.

For a rounded up price of 12K, the performance you’re getting is spot on. It’s fast and speedy, apps load fast, and the graphics from games pop up with life and color. Powering it, after all, is a MediaTek Dimensity 900, which improves video and picture processing, and also supports 5G.

The Infinix Zero 5G’s rear camera setup features a 48MP, 13MP, and 2MP. Front camera has 16MP. It’s obvious Infinix has invested most in developing the Zero 5G camera. It is, after all, one of the most important features in this era of content creation. Every smartphone owner is a content creator in some way. And of course, many people do want to show off the places they’ve visited and food they’ve eaten. 

I found the pictures and videos taken with the Zero 5G impressive and sharp. This is a phone I’d be confident to take pictures with for events and gatherings. It’s even something I would consider making online content with, and should be a decent starter for some people who are on a budget.

RAM is set at 8GB, internal storage at 128GB, expandable up to 256GB with a memory card. So nothing to worry about speed and memory in that department. 

The Infinix Zero 5G does contain some amount of software that I personally have no interest in. Such as the Palm Store, Hi Browser, and AHA Games. But I suppose more options can be a good thing and the Palm Store is a way for Infinix to start building their own storefront for apps. 

The 6.78-inch full HD screen features a 120Hz refresh rate, which seems to be the growing standard these days. And that’s a great thing. You may not notice that 120Hz when you first try it out, but trust me, after a while of using it and then you go back to a device with a smaller refresh rate, you’d start noticing the difference. 

Infinix has placed its own XOS 10 on top of the Android. The UI has gestures to help you navigate around the screen. For instance, scrolling upwards from the bottom of the screen would bring out all the opened apps for you to wipe across. The 5000mAh battery is also excellent and backed with a 33W Safe charge. 

The Zero 5G also does look good, to my eyes. It looks sleek, with the camera sensors blending in with the phone’s color. Other phone makers tend to make their camera standout. But with the Infinix they blended the camera along with the Zero 5G’s form. The camera bump is still very noticeable but the color-scheme works. It feels nice on hand too and very comfortable while playing games. 

The Infinix Zero 5G is worth checking out in my book. But as we often say, don’t just take our word for it, go give it a look.